EIT Digital: Digital Tech Networking Event

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. We invite you to a Digital Tech focused event in Edinburgh on Thursday, 21st November, 13.00 until 18.00.

The half-day event is focussed on 5G and Future Wireless Communications and provides an opportunity to learn about co-funding opportunities for applied research with EIT Digital's Doctoral Schools and collaborative innovation projects through EIT Digital's €80M annual call.

EIT Digital in Scotland is funded by our partners Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Funding Council. We are also supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, FinTech Scotland, Edinburgh Innovations and University of Edinburgh.

Core digital technologies are the basis of our economy’s and society’s deep digital transformation. EIT Digital invents our digital future with novel communication, computing and cybersecurity technologies, especially software. These technologies are not only a necessity to serve vertical segments: they are also driving a massive number of students, addressing the shortage of specialists in digital, and offering major innovations and opportunities for GDP growth. Europe needs to stay in the lead in the areas where it is currently strong (networking, 5G, IoT), play a leadership role in digital’s next platform revolution (artificial intelligence) and establish broad trust in digital (cybersecurity, privacy).


12.45 – 13.30 Lunch and Networking

13.30 – 13.45 EIT Digital Overview

Martin Beaton, Edinburgh Satellite Manager, EIT Digital

13.45 – 14.15 Keynote

Derek Graham, Programme Director, Scottish Futures Trust

14.15 – 14.55 Panel “Scotland as a Leading 5G Digital Nation: Opportunities and Challenges”

14.55 – 15.25 Keynote "5G Serving Vertical Use Cases"

Ahmed Zoha, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

Dr Qammer Abbasi, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

15.25 – 15.50 Break

15.50 – 16.25 Panel “Future Wireless Technologies & Security: What are the Threats and Capabilities”

16.25 – 16.50 Keynote: "The Convergence of 5G and AI"

16.50 – 17.30 Panel “Current Research & Near Future Applications of 5G in Scotland”

17.30 – 18.00 Networking

Panel members are:

Graeme Gordon, CEO, IFB

Sarah Eynon, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Derek Graham, Programme Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Ahmed Zoha, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

Mark Dames, Head of Policy, BT Regions & Head of Public Affairs, BT Scotland

Prof John Thompson, Institute for Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh

Cade Wells, Business Development Manager, CENSIS

Kevin Power, Software Systems Architect, CENSIS

Greig Paul, Lead Mobile Networks & Security Engineer, University of Strathclyde

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About EIT Digital

EIT Digital aims at global impact through European innovation fuelled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology. EIT Digital strengthens Europe’s position in the digital world by delivering breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeding entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life. EIT Digital helps business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.

The University of Edinburgh 47 Potterrow Room 5.10