The virtual launch of Scotland’s AI Strategy.


Host: Nick Kwek, Technology Journalist & Filmmaker, BBC Click

11.30-11.45 Welcome and Introduction

11.45-12.00 Strategy Launch Keynote – Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

12.00-12.30 AI in Scotland Today 

  • Chair: Gillian Docherty OBE, (CEO, The Data Lab)
  • Dr Murray Collins (Co-Founder, Space Intelligence), AI for Good: Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland
  • Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance
  • Doreen Grove (Head of Open Government, Scottish Government), Ethics and the Data & Intelligence Framework
  • Dr Gerald Lip (Consultant Radiologist, NHS Grampian) and Dr Ken Sutherland (President, Canon Medical Research Europe), AI in Healthcare
  • Andrew Richards (Founder and CEO, Codeplay)

12.30-12.50 Delivering on the Strategy – Albert King, Chief Data Officer, Scottish Government

12.50-13.20 AI Beyond Scotland

  • Chair: Prof David Lane (Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics)
  • Søren Frederik Bregenov, Senior Consultant at KL – Local Government Denmark
  • Sana Khareghani, Head of HMG Office for AI
  • Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow to the World Economic Forum and Special Digital Adviser, Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, Hikina Whakatutuki
  • Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance
  • Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of Gov Lab

13.20-13.30 Closing Remarks – Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance

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