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Digital Futures

Digital Futures in Edinburgh 2019

The conference Digital Futures is organised by the Royal Danish Embassy in UK and is focusing on sharing the efficiency benefits of digitalisation. At the conference, we invite central and local government, businesses, politicians, professionals and the general public to take part in talks, seminars and debates about best-practice solutions in the fields of public administration, education and health.

Digital Futures will take place in Edinburgh from 21-22 May 2019. Read more about each of seminars by clicking on their title or picture.

Public sector

Digitising the Public Sector – Efficiency through Technology

Polly Purvis, Chief Executive, ScotlandIS


  • Lars Thuesen, Danish Ambassador to the UK
  • Kate Forbes, The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy
  • Nina Husfeldt Clasen, Danish Agency for Digitisation
  • Per Tejs Knudsen, CEO, cBrain
  • Lars Hintze Andersen, CEO, Dania Software
  • Nicolas Jøns Larsen, COO, Front Desk


Edtech - How to Use Technology to teach Basic Skills

Jim Fanning

Speakers include:

  • West Lothian Council
  • Ruth Grindley, Bookbugs
  • Thomas Norman-Ekegren, CEO, Maneno
  • Jonas Lund, CEO, Wizkids
  • Erik Arendal, University of Aarhus


Digital Health - Better Care for More People


  • Emilie Nielsen, Odense University Hospital, Region of Southern Denmark
  • Margaret Whoriskey, Scottish Government (TBC)


  • Margaret Whoriskey, Scottish Government (TBC)
  • Chris Carlin, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Paul McGinness, Storm ID
  • Jacob Nygaard, Systematic
  • Dan Loach, Sitekit