techUK at the Scottish Labour Party Conference

techUK will be attending the Scottish Labour Party Conference on the 16th and 17th of February. Full details of our events can be found below. All events are located in Alsh 1 at the SEC Glasgow, inside the secure zone of Scottish Labour Conference

Scotland, AI and the world. How global partners and Scottish government can drive AI adoption and improve public services – techUK in partnership with CGI 

Friday 16 February 12:30-13:30  

Panel discussion

Lunch provided

Technology will play a key part in how a future Labour Government, at the UK level and in Scotland, seeks to reform public services.

This panel will discuss how technology can best play that role on behalf of Labour in Scotland. We will be joined by representatives from CGI, who have been working with Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government to bring technology into Scotland’s public services in order to improve delivery for people across the country, as well as representatives from across Scotland's tech sector and Holyrood. This panel will look at how global business can collaborate with local councils and the Scottish Government to bring investment and jobs to Scotland through public procurement, which is also an ambition for Labour at the UK level.


  • Matt Robinson, Head of Nations and Regions, techUK (Chair)
  • Michael Marra MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance 
  • Claire Baker MSP, Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee
  • Diane Gutiw, Vice-President, Analytics, AI and Machine Learning – CGI
  • Gillian Docherty, Chief Commercial Officer, University of Strathclyde
  • Alison Orr, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Data Lab


Tech for Good – transforming policing in Scotland - techUK in partnership with Forensic Analytics 

Saturday 17 February 08:30-09:30  


Breakfast provided

Technology has a key role to play in supporting and fulfilling Labour’s ambition to ‘Take back Britain’s streets’ by supporting victims and increasing conviction.

This panel will discuss how technology can best play that role on behalf of Labour in Scotland. We will be joined by representatives from Forensic Analytics, who have been in discussions with Labour nationally about how tech can combat violence against women and girls. The panel will discuss what the most effective technological interventions would be in this field, given the tight budgets expected in the future, and we will have expert insight into how digital adoption can happen and benefit organisations such as Police Scotland. We will also discuss what can be done to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls and Rape and Serious Sexual Offences more generally.

It will also look wider at how justice forms a key case study for how technology can improve public services through changes in working cultures, skills and processes. 


  • Neil Ross, Associate Director - Policy, techUK (chair)
  • Daniel Johnson MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Business and Fair Work
  • Pauline McNeill MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary on Justice 
  • Andrew Fahey, Business Development Director, Forensic Analytics
  • Rebekah Cheung – Lead Project Liaison Officer, White Ribbon Scotland


Any queries can be directed to [email protected] 


techUK – Building Stronger Local Economies 


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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

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