Digital Scotland attracts big names for key conference

Technology giants such as Google will attend Digital Scotland conference. Picture: PA

Technology giants such as Google will attend Digital Scotland conference. Picture: PA

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Scotland’s “digital ambitions” are to be highlighted at a major conference next week in Glasgow attended by scores of key industry players.

Senior figures from global corporations including Dell, Google, Microsoft and Vodafone will jet in to address delegates at Think Digital Scotland 2012.

The event has been organised by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce to help foster Scotland’s digital economy.

Talks will cover topics such as the nation’s IT security, “cloud computing” for businesses, Scotland’s IT infrastructure and social media.

A number of SMEs, including eCom, Morphsuits and twintangibles, will be staging seminars and workshops at Tuesday’s event, for which The Scotsman is a media supporter.

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “Scotland’s digital economy is an integral component of the country’s economic makeup, helping attract investment and facilitate job creation.

“Welcoming so many high-level representatives from Scotland’s digital industries is a great privilege for Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and further illustrates our commitment to encourage growth in the sector.”

Alex Neil MSP, the cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, is due to deliver a keynote address at the conference in the city’s Lighthouse gallery.

He said: “Scotland’s digital ambitions are critically important to make the Scottish economy competitive for the 21st century.”

l See The Scotsman on Monday for an interview with Gregor Lawson, one of the brains behind Morphsuits.

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