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Scotland's City Regions Smart Opportunity: Second Annual Conference

Tue 8th Mar 2016

, Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West

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This conference will discuss how we can most effectively release the potential of technology, infrastructure development and public data to foster competitive, efficient, joined up City Regions capable of competing globally and collaborating nationally.

We will examine how Smart City Regions can promote services and new applications which deal effectively with population growth, resource depletion, the challenge of reduced public spending and the need to improve the quality of services.

The conference will address the opportunities for smart city enablers and smart initiatives to deliver fully integrated smart City Region development. It will examine the power and potential of Scotland's City Regions as magnets for investment and innovation and as core drivers for economic growth, asking the question "What is the route to smart, sustainable, socially just, City Regions and what should successful Scottish City Regions look like?

Conference themes to be discussed will include:

  • Transport and mobility
  • Investment
  • Economic development and growth
  • Digital and data
  • Sustainability
  • People as consumers and enablers
  • Smart services
  • Collaboration and innovation
  • Global competition and opportunity
  • Mayors, Powerhouses and City States - What's happening?


Keith Brown MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Scottish Government


Liz McAreavey Commercial Director, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Diarmaid Lawlor Head of Urbanism, Architecture and Design Scotland

Graeme King Digital Insights Head of Scotland Business Consulting, CGI

Adam Turner Director, PWC

Ritchie Somerville Innovation and Futures Manager - Chief Executive's Office, City of Edinburgh Council

Tony Rose Infrastructure Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Professor Duncan Maclennan Professor of Strategic Urban Management and Finance, University of St Andrews

Donald Anderson Director, PPS Scotland

Stefanie O'Gorman Director of Sustainable Economics, Jacobs

Peter McColl Head of Policy for Scotland, Nesta

Jamie Cooke Head of RSA Scotland

Chris Gledhill Managing Director, PDMS

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