Join us to hear and debate three brief digital issues, led by the following speakers:
Douglas White, RSA Fellow and Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust.
Discuss: “Digital Participation – Barriers and Opportunities”.
Andy Lippok, Scottish Government Digital Transformation Service.
Neal Rafferty, Digital Economy Manager, Scottish Government.
Discuss: “The Government Digital Programme”.
The event aims to explore how Fellows may actively assist and promote uptake and participation across Scotland and how they might promote improved cyber resilience both at home and at work. Fellows in the public sector may have interest in active engagement with SWAN. This event follows on from the event with CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) at the spring 2015 MCICH Network Festival of Ideas.
This event is free and refreshments will be provided. Please book your place at the top of this page.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF
To reach the Saltire Society proceed to the very rear of either of the two closes opposite the Story Telling Centre
About the speakers
RSA Fellow Douglas White joined the Carnegie UK Trust in 2011 as a senior policy officer and has more than a decade of experience in public policy and research. He leads the Trust's work across a range of issues, including digital access and inclusion, news media, affordable credit and quality of public space. Previously he held senior positions at Consumer Focus Scotland and Blake Stevenson Ltd. He is a member of various expert groups and panels, working with organisations including the Cabinet Office, the BBC and the Scottish Government. His work has led directly to positive change in many policy areas. Douglas has an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a graduate of the ACEVO Emerging Leaders Programme, and a ProjectScotland mentor.
Andy Lippok helps people and organisations make life and work meaningful, through the practices of self-management, wholeness, evolutionary purpose, and the art of participatory leadership and democracy, with the result that people and organisations become rich, vibrant, and meaningful. He says "This helps them all on the path to being brilliant". At present Andy is working on a contract in the Scottish Government's Digital Transformation Service, which supports public sector organisations to transform their services by placing the user at the centre of everything they do, and enabling digital accessibility wherever possible.
Neal Rafferty, Scottish Government Digital Economy Team
Neal is the head of the Scottish Government’s Digital Economy Team. Part of the Digital Directorate, this team works with a range of partners on delivering the goal of a world class digital economy in Scotland – encouraging businesses to embrace and adopt digital technologies and platforms, and helping to address the digital skills shortages and challenges facing Scotland’s economy. The team provides advice and support to ministers on these issues, and works with colleagues across the Digital Directorate responsible for the other elements of Scotland’s digital strategy – mobile and broadband infrastructure, participation initiatives and reform of public services.