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STP Workshop: Smarter, Digitally Connected Towns

Following the postponed event in March, we’re bringing you the reshaped Smarter, Digitally Connected Towns Workshop as a Surgery Session online.

Especially now, people and businesses are turning to digital to navigate and survive the pandemic. Join us on 12 May when we’ll bring you smart place solutions to support people and business in the here and now; and ensure keeping it local is the new norm as we move into recovery. Featuring Miconex – local currencies and payment-linked loyalty programmes; Hungrrr – e-commerce solutions for the food and retail sector and Springboard – the importance of data. We’ll also hear from our strategic partners, on the future of towns and the need to rethink and restructure. Partners, Capita IT – smart data solutions; Scottish Power Energy Networks – smart energy efficiency; and BT Scotland – maximising the power of 5G locally.

Take part! Get help for the challenges of the here and now; and get the ideas you need to be future-ready.

AGENDA* Subject to Change

10:00 Welcome & Introduction
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)

Part 1: The Here and Now: Resilience to Recovery

10:10 Local Currencies and Payment-Linked Loyalty Programmes for Towns and Cities

Colin Munro, Managing Director Miconex

Miconex work with towns and cities across the UK and have pioneered the use of both local currencies and payment-linked loyalty solutions.

10:15 E-commerce Solutions for the Food and Retail Sectors
Hungrrr collaborators, Mike Callachan, Managing Director, MTC Media and Daniel Rosie, Managing Director DLR Media.

Hungrrr offers a world-class web and app-based quick turnaround e-commerce solution the food and hospitaility sectors and Snappy Shopper for retail which allow the potential creation of town or BID virtual marketplace.

10:20 The Importance of Data: Delivering Intelligence and Insights
Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director, Springboard

10:25 Q&A

Part 2: The Future: Restructuring

10:35 Smarter Places: The Internet of Things (Topic TBC)
Adam Newton, Business Development Manager and Jack Anderson, Head of Digital and Innovation, Capita

10:40 Smart Energy: Energy Efficient Towns of the Future
Andrew Sweeney, Scottish Power Energy Networks

10:45 Smarter and Better Connected: What 5G Means for Enabling Places in Scotland
Alan Lees, Enterprise Director and Chair of BT in Scotland, BT

10:50 Q&A

11:00 Final thoughts and close


To support networking and help you get the most out of our event, we will provide those coming with a list of the names and organisational affiliation of those attending.

Furthermore, we typically take photographs of proceedings in order to highlight or showcase Scotland’s Town’s activities.

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