Digital transformation and creating better places for people, Glasgow

12 October, 2017 | 17:30 - 19:30

Venue address:

Technology & Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RD
United Kingdom
ICE’s State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation report
ICE’s State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation report

About this event

Peter McColl, Head of Policy for Scotland at NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) and Kelly Forbes, ICE Scotland Policy Manager are two of three speakers who will explore the role of digital transformation in the creation of better places for people.

As people, infrastructure and cities become more connected and interdependent, opportunities arise to create better user outcomes over the lifetime of our physical assets. However, with technology rapidly changing, new security challenges, and changing public expectations, balancing the risks and opportunities becomes more challenging.

Furthermore, skills and knowledge requirements are changing for everyone involved in the commissioning, design, maintenance and operation of our built environment. Getting these issues right now can help to realise better outcomes for clients, operators, and the ultimate customer – the infrastructure user.

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm for 6.15pm start. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the session, and there will be a live video webcast of the event.

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Peter McColl

Peter leads NESTA's (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) policy and research work in Scotland. He has particular interests in intergenerational politics, higher education, health, citizens' income and participatory democracy. NESTA's 2016 CITIE: The Scotland Analysis assessed the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in the seven Scottish Cities.

Kelly Forbes

Kelly is Policy Manager for ICE Scotland, and author of ICE's 2017 State of the Nation report on Digital Transformation. Prior to working with ICE, Kelly was Assistant Clerk to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment of the Scottish Parliament.