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Scotland’s Towns Partnership Learning Event: Digital – harnessing technology to empower people and places

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Towns and their town centres are vital for Scotland’s collective wellbeing: our economy, society and environment. In this session we explore how technology empowers town stakeholders to overcome key challenges, improve citizen quality of life and advance their business and communities with innovative digital capabilities. Contributors will share experience, exemplars, and routes to support.


14:00 – 14:05    Welcome and Introduction

Kimberley Guthrie, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership 


14:05 – 14:15 Using Tech for Good

Gala Camacho, Data Scientist, Diagonal Works (lead-in to two project case studies)


14:15 – 14:25 Case Study: Identifying ‘Cold Spots’ to Inform Data Driven Investment in Communities

James Proctor, Community Development Specialist, South of Scotland Enterprise


14:25 – 14:35 Case Study: Supporting the Delivery of 20-Minute Neighbourhoods

Representative TBA, Aberdeenshire Council (invited)


14:35 – 14:45 Q & A


14:45 – 14:55 Connecting Communities – A Mobile Gateway, Boosting Trade and Footfall

Marcus Chidgey, Founder & CEO, Loqiva (lead-in to project case study)


14:55 – 15:05 Case Study: The Love Oban Digital Town Hub – Connecting Business and People

Andrew Spence, CEO, BID4Oban


15:05 – 15:15 Vibrant Town Economies – the Importance of Digital Skills

Representative TBA, Skills Development Scotland


15:15 – 15:25 Q & A


15:25 – 15:30 Closing Remarks



We are pleased to offer this event FREE to STP members
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Non – Member booking fee is £100 + VAT

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