March 16, 2020 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us on 16th March to discuss the current social and economic benefits of digital and how to make the most of emerging smart solutions for your town or city district. Featuring speakers from: Capita IT, Scottish Power Energy Networks, BT Scotland, Destination Digital, and Tartan Jigsaw / The Place Team.

This event will be useful to those from across sectors who have a role in supporting or managing Scotland’s towns and city districts. The session will explore how to better connect people with their place through digital platforms and technologies, such as: the potential for added-value for the local economy, smart data solutions through the Internet of Things, and smart energy efficiency that supports the climate emergency. Please see agenda below for detail on speakers and topics.  

This session provides the opportunity to:

  • Get an up-to-date overview of the national context.
  • Hear and learn from expert case study presenters.
  • Seek out solutions and discuss ideas for your town.
  • Exchange news and ideas with Scotland’s community of town practitioners



Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members.

Non-members can book their ticket below.

STP members can RSVP for free here.

Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!



13:30​   Coffee / Tea (top up as you need to!)

14:00    Welcome & Introduction
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)


14:05    Smarter Places: The Internet of Things

Adam Newton, Business Development Manager and Jack Anderson, Head of Digital and Innovation, Capita

The Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) will provide better and more accurate data on factors including water levels, air quality, footfall analysis and provide additional analytics for future health and social care services.

14:20   Smart Energy: Energy Efficient Towns of the Future

Andrew Sweeney, Distribution System Operations (DSO) Team, Scottish Power Energy Networks

14.35   Smarter and Better Connected: What 5G Means for Enabling Places in Scotland

Alan Lees, Enterprise Director and Chair of BT in Scotland, BT

14:50   Q&A 


15:05    Digitally Connected Towns

Cupar Digital Improvement District: Simon Baldwin, Destination Digital (video)

15:25    Smart Tourism

Destination Optimisation Tool: Ros Halley and Cameron Singleton, The Place Team

15:45    Q & A and discussion

16:30    Close

March 16, 2020 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Robertson’s Trust, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB
Get a ticket
£60.00 STP Workshop Ticket
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