Google, Microsoft and Barclays to talk digital in Scotland

Google, Microsoft and Barclays to talk digital in Scotland

Experts from blue chip firms will meet over 150 small and medium sized businesses at the Discover Digital 2016 conference in Glasgow next month.

‘Discover Digital 2016 - How technology is changing small business today’ will be held at the University of Strathclyde’s new Technology and Innovation Centre.

It focuses on how digital technologies can improve productivity and performance across different business functions and will discuss how technology is changing companies, markets, sectors and customers. 

Cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities Keith Brown MSP will open the event. He said: “Digital technology is changing the way individuals and business operate.

"The speed of this development offers opportunities for our ambitious and innovative SME sector to lead the world in fostering digital confidence, capability and resilience.

“Supported by over £13m of Scottish Government funding, our Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership seeks to improve SMEs digital proficiency and enable our business base to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital revolution.”

Ian Blewett, head of digital economy at Scottish Enterprise said: “We are delighted to support the Discover Digital 2016 event as it provides a fantastic opportunity for Scottish SMEs to engage with global heavyweights in the world of digital technology and offers a platform to showcase a number of new initiatives that we and our partners are implementing to support businesses in their digital journey.”

A series of interactive workshops will also feature at the Discover Digital conference providing delegates with the opportunity to meet the experts and to exchange experience and advice with likeminded businesses.  One to one sessions will provide advice on the practical steps companies can take to help strengthen their digital capability.

The DigitalBoost workshop programme will run across the country until the end of March 2017.