Keynotes and Seminars

Speakers, Locations & Themes.

Digit Expo 2021

Running Order

Main Stage - Keynote

09:45

WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland

09:50

OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, The Scottish Government

10:00

BONKERS BEANS AND MAGIC NUMBERS: INNOVATION IN A CHANGING WORLD

Holly Cummins, Innovation Lead, IBM

11:00

THE EOSC: BUILDING A COMMUNITY HPC TO ADVANCE OPEN SCIENCE

Ian Bird, Senior Scientist, LAPP-CNRS

12:00

THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE: FROM VIDEO GAMES TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Andrew Richards, CEO Codeplay

13:00

TRANSFORMING THE BBC WITH RESPONSIBLE AI & ML

James Fletcher, Responsible AI/ML Lead, BBC

14:00

REALISING CLOUD VALUE & BUSINESS IMPACT

Lucy Thornton, Head of UKI Solutions & Technology Development, Google

15:00

COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION PANEL

Lou Smith, Chair Innovate Finance (Panel Chair)

Jude McCorry, CEO, Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Chaloner Chute, CTO, DHI

Dr Stephen Milne, Director of Strategic Projects, CENSIS

Karen Meechan, CEO, ScotlandIS

Mark Wilkinson, Director of Business Development, The Data Lab

Stage 2 - Lammermuir 1

10:00

KEEPING TABS ON A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING THREAT LANDSCAPE

Don Smith, Senior Director, CTU-CIC, Secureworks

11:00

HOW TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND LASTING CHANGE

Dave McHugh, VP Technology Strategy & Architecture, Wood Mackenzie

12:00

TRANSFORMATION AND OBSERVABILITY: MANAGING THE ENTERPRISE IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS

Marnie McCormack, MD: Software Engineering, JP Morgan

13.00

DATA & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIES FOR 2022

Chris Butcher, Business Analyst, TimeXtender & CloudCover IT

14.00

HOW TO GROW AND SCALE A DATA TEAM: PANEL DISCUSSION

Warwick Beresford-Jones, Chief Strategy Officer, Forth Point

Elizabeth Hollinger, Director of Insights, Aggreko

Mark Hunter, Director of Analytics, Wise

Robin Huggins, Director of Academy & Client Services, MBN Solutions

Vicky Byrom, Director of Product Data, Modulr

Stage 3 - Lammermuir 2

10:00

ILAND & OCEANSCAN - ONE COMPANY'S JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD

Sam Woodcock, Senior Director – Cloud Strategy, Iland

11:00

MEMORIAL FOR THE HUMBLE PASSWORD

Jordan Schroeder, Managing CISO, Barrier Networks

12:00

MANAGING BUSINESS OUTCOMES IN CYBER SECURITY

Steve Mulhearn, Director Enhanced Technologies UKI & DACH, Fortinet

13:00

DATA MESH OR DATA MESS? NAVIGATING THE HYPE VERSUS REALITY

Neil Carden, Chief Operating Officer, Forth Point

Andy Mott MBA, EMEA Head of Partner Solutions Architecture and Data Mesh Lead, Starburst

14:00

CONTINUOUS DATA PROTECTION - HOW A FOCUS ON RECOVERY CHANGES THE OUTCOME OF RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

Andy Fernandez, Senior Manager, Zerto – A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

15:00

INCIDENT RESPONSE: DEEP DIVE AND FORENSICS (HOSTED BY CSC)

Mark Cunningham-Dickie, Cyber Incident Response Lead, Quorum Cyber

15.30

INCIDENT RESPONSE: DEEP DIVE & REAL INCIDENT WALKTHROUGH - PANEL DISCUSSION (HOSTED BY CSC)

Federico Charosky, CEO, Quorum Cyber

David Stubley, CEO, 7 Elements

David Brown, CIRT Consultant, NCC Group

Mark Mitchell, Security Engineering Team Leader, Check Point

DS Craig Potter, Cybercrime Operations, Police Scotland

Stage 4 - Menteith Room

10:00

LENTILS, LAPTOPS & LOANS: BUILDING A BANK FOR ONE OF THE UK'S BIGGEST RETAILERS

Greg Watson, CTO/CIO, Sainsbury’s Bank

11:00

NEURODIVERSITY IN TECH: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Emma Walker, Regional Manager – Scotland, auticon

Maria Hamilton, International Training Programme Lead, auticon

12:00

IMPROVING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN SCOTLAND'S TECH SECTOR (PANEL)

Margaret Totten, MD, Akari & Board Trustee, SWiT

Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning, Phoenix Group & Chair, DMA Scotland

Dr Poonam Malik, Board Member, Scottish Enterprise & Head of Investments, University of Strathclyde

Tynah Matembe, Founder, MoneyMatiX

Iqbal Singh Bedi, Director, Intelligens Consulting (Panel Chair)

13:00

GLOBAL AMBITIONS: GIVING CLIMATE TECH COMPANIES A PLATFORM FOR GROWTH

Alexander Holt, Head of Emerging Opportunities & Partnerships, The Scottish Government

Mie Weile, Program Director, Technical University of Denmark

Christine Hebert, Co-Founder, Blue Lobster

 

14:00

SCALE COMPUTING SIMPLICITY ENGINEERED

Gary Lynch, Regional Manager, Scale Computing

15:00

MULTI-LAYERED CYBER RESILIENCE FOR THE CLOUD GENERATION

Andy Greig, Senior Engineer, Druva

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