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A Digital Vision for Scotland Dr Trudy Nicolson Head of Broadband Polic y Scottish Government 27 March 2013. Our vision for 2020. Scotland is a world class digital nation by 2020. www.scotlandsdigitaldialogue.org. Scotland’s Digital Strategy. Digital Connectivity.

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A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

A Digital Vision for Scotland

Dr Trudy Nicolson

Head of Broadband Policy Scottish Government

27 March 2013


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Our vision for 2020

Scotlandis a world class digital nation by 2020

www.scotlandsdigitaldialogue.org


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Scotland’s Digital Strategy

Digital Connectivity

Public Service Delivery

Scotland is well positioned to take full advantage of all the opportunities of the digital age

Digital Participation

Digital Economy


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

The Virtuous Circle


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Connectivity

  • By 2020, a future-proofed infrastructurethat supports any device, anywhere, anytime connectivity

  • A longer term plan with the right mechanisms, partnerships and commercial models in place

  • Delivered in a sustainable way and in partnership with industry


Making a step change by 2015

Making a Step Change by 2015

Making a Step Change by 2015

  • £240 million Government investment

  • At least 85% of premises across Scotland able to connect to NGB

  • A minimum of 75% of premises in each Local Authority able to connect to NGB

  • No premise to have a slower connection than 2Mbps


Delivering local projects

Delivering Local Projects

Delivering Local Projects

  • Demonstrations and pilots of new technology and its practical application

  • Community Broadband Scotland


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Economy

  • leading digital economy where our research base and companies are recognised internationally, are supported and encouraged to grow

  • a workforce which has the skills and confidence to exploit digital technologies

    attractive destination for investment


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Strengths and Opportunities

Strengths and Opportunities

Big data


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Smart Systems

m2m

Smart Communities

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Image courtesy of Telefonica UK


A digital vision for scotland dr trudy nicolson head of broadband polic y scottish government

Demand Stimulation

  • Will increase take up rates

  • Accelerate adoption of web based practises

  • Allow greater delivery and uptake of online public services

  • Create more “internet savvy” businesses and individuals


All of which

All of which

Supports the Virtuous Circle

  • Means faster access for more which increases traffic

  • More traffic = increase in size of the market

  • Creates a Scottish market for Scottish services

  • Allows greater consumption of commercial and public online services


Internet exchange for scotland

Internet Exchange for Scotland

Internet Exchange for Scotland

  • Is a key component of the Scottish Government’s vision for a world class digital nation

  • Can put us on a path to world class now

  • Partnership with industry leading and public sector supporting

  • Feeds the virtuous circle by…………

    …….improving the experience of Scottish users driving take up, usage and subsequent investment in infrastructure, local content distribution and associated development of services and applications.


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