07 Nov 2017



December 7


05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Event Category:

Business events

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovatedigital-tickets-39555128454

STEP Digital December

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/step-digital-december-5861697657


Join our panel of experts and other like-minded professionals for INNOVATEDIGITAL. We will discuss the latest trends and opportunities in digital collaboration and big data, including: 

 The Public Data Gold Rush: Our Journey to Become the General Store

 Community: put your audience at the heart of crowdfunding

– Small Cities and Data Innovation

Hosted by Codebase Stirling, and in partnership with STEP Scotland and Stirling Council, INNOVATEDIGITAL is the latest in VisitScotland’s series of public talks that explore the incredible innovation taking place across the country.

INNOVATETHENATION brings together experts and innovators for an informal evening of learning and discovery. Join us as we explore and discuss the latest trends, insights and innovations in digital collaboration.

Order of Events:

17.30-17.40 – Registration, refreshments & pizza

17.45-18.15 – Speakers and Q&A

18.15-18.45 – Break: networking, refreshments, pizza & demos!

18.45-18.55 – Speakers and Q&A

19.15-19.30 – Networking, refreshments & close

Look who’s talking:

Dr Matthew Davis, Director – Wittin @wittincouk

Born into the wilds of mid-western America, Matthew has lived his life creating. The kind of kid that bought a tarp, some PVC pipe and a skate board; fashioned himself a windsurfing set-up and then saw an opportunity in a local tornado. “Sorry Mom.”

Undergraduate in Art and Design, Doctorate in Scottish History, Career in Databases: Matthew came late to the realisation that if he’s going to use his diverse skill set he’d have to employ himself. From this Wittin was founded looking at and hopefully solving the largest data problems.

Currently Wittin is working on an issue for Stirling Council offering insight into their own data by open sourcing everything the council holds (anonymized accordingly) then forming a dialogue between the council and citizen scientists to understand and make improvements that have actual measureable impact to local government.

Kaye Christie, Director – Paved with Gold @pavedwgold

Founded in London in 2014 by Kaye Symington and Richard Ling, Paved With Gold specialises in product launches and growing online communities. Putting your audience at the heart of everything we do, we build compelling content around your product and strike up creative partnerships that make sure it’s seen in all the right places. From end-to-end Kickstarter campaigns to bespoke digital marketing and PR services, we work with passionate founders (like you) across design and tech to turn products into businesses and businesses into community-centric brands. 

Dr Greg Singh – Communications, Media and Culture Lecturer – University of Stirling

Greg Singh is Associate Professor in Media and Communications at the University of Stirling, and is Programme Director for Digital Media. Along with Eddy Borges Rey, Greg is Co-Director of the RSE Life in Data Research Network, a two-year project which aims to investigate the connections between data literacy, open data, education policy, and creative data innovation in Scotland. Greg has published widely on a number of topics relating to popular screen cultures and is the author of two research monographs published with Routledge Mental Health: Film After Jung (2009) and Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema (2014). He is currently working on a book length study dedicated to Web 2.0 and ethics, as well as a short-form monograph on the Netflix series, Black Mirror, both due to be published next year.

TBC – One more to come! Stay Tuned! 

If you would like more information or have any queries regarding this event, please contact Patrick Lamont

Please make VisitScotland aware at the earliest opportunity of any mobility requirements.