Keynotes and Seminars

Speakers, Locations & Themes.


DIGIT Expo 2018

Running Order

Keynote Stage: Stream 1 - Lammermuir Room


09:40 Welcome to DIGIT Expo

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland

09:45 Ministerial Address

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, The Scottish Government

10:00 Enterprise IT Enters its Third Phase

Craig Fenton, Director of Strategy & Operations, Google

11:00 GDPR Challenges in a Data Breach World

Ian Thornton-Trump, Head of Cyber Security, AmTrust International

12:00 Leadership, Team-building and Culture

Jessie Link, Head of Engineering, Twitter UK

13:00 Transforming the Enterprise

Jacqueline Guichelaar, Former Group CIO, Thomson Reuters

14:00 Storytelling Technology: Innovative Use of Digital Platforms for Communication

Candace Kuss, Director of Social Media, H+K Strategies

15:00 From Automation to Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics 

Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor of Robotics, University of Edinburgh

16:00 Decision-Making in Uncertain Environments: Learnings from Formula 1 and Beyond

Karl Surmacz, Principal Data Scientist, McLaren Applied Technologies


Stream 2 - Lowther Room


10.30 Putting IBM Watson on the International Space Station.

Matthias Biniok, Project Lead & Architect - Project CIMON, IBM Watson

11.30 Under the Hood of the Internet

Charlie Boisseau, CTO, Commsworld

12.30 Panel: Connecting Scotland's Cyber Community - Hosted by Cyber Scotland Connect

Stu Hirst, Head of Cloud Engineering Securityphotobox

Harry McLaren, Managing ConsultantECS

Chelsea Jarvie, Security & Information Risk Manager - Social Security DirectorateThe Scottish Government

Jamie O'Hare, President, ENUSEC

Jamie Graves, CEO, ZoneFox

Maggie De Jager, Information Security Specialist, easyJet

13.30 Panel: Improving the Delivery of Organisational Value from Data - Hosted by the Scottish Data Science & Technology Meet-Up

Paul Forrest, ChairmanMBN Solutions

Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab

Dave Oliver, Head of PBB MIThe Royal Bank of Scotland

Martin Thorn, Sr Manager: Decisioning, Analytics & AICYBG

Sorcha Lorimer, FounderSympatico

Nuala Kennedy, Chief Data and Insight OfficerPeople's Postcode Lottery

14.30 Beyond Backup and Recovery, a move to IT resilience.

Nick Williams, Sr Engineer, Zerto

15.30 A New Era of Cyber-Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks.

Bea Gully, Director & Team Lead, Darktrace

Stream 3 - Menteith Room

Dr Hannah Rudman, Strategic Transformation Director, Wallet Services (Chair)

10.30am IoT & 5G, The Future of Connectivity

Craig Samuel, Senior VP (Americas), JT Global

11.30 Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Object Storage for File Storage

Neil McCrindle, Regional Manager, Nasuni

12.30 Consumerisation of Enterprise IT

Steven Menzies, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

13.30 Cyber Security 2020

Adrian Louth, Enhanced Technology Specialist, Fortinet

14.30 Citadel Digital Security: Don’t let your business be the next PR disaster

Steven Laidler, Lead Technical Consultant, Celerity


Stream 4 - Moffat Room


10:30 Bringing Innovation and Technology into Government

Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech, The Scottish Government

11.30 Data for Good: Insight & Empowerment

Elizabeth Fairley, COO & Co-Founder, Talking Medicines

12.30 Is "Cloud First" Cloud Cuckoo Land?

Vicky Glynn, Product Manager, brightsolid

13:30 RPA - Scaling up to Intelligent Automation

Rory Gray,