October 11th 2017 - October 18th 2017 | 11th - Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh | 18th - Uni. of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow


Co-headline Sponsors


Public sector organizations are experiencing fundamental changes to the way they work, interact with their customers, and approach business processes in this era of digital existence. OpenText Suite 16 and Cloud 16 present complete, integrated digital information platforms to help public sector companies with their digital transformation. Better engagement, productivity, and innovations require the ability to derive conclusions and predictions from your data. Suite 16 and Cloud 16 enable data-driven business processes that allow you to discover and prioritize opportunities, rapidly test solutions, evaluate results, approve and implement outcomes with solutions that cut across internal boundaries and silos. Analytics and reporting, connected workspaces, and new user-interfaces are embedded across OpenText solutions.




NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our dedication to the principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Customers around the world choose us for our “go beyond” approach and broad portfolio of solutions for server-to-storage virtualisation, business applications, data protection, and more. Our solutions provide nonstop availability of critical business data and simplify business processes so companies can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before.

Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.co.uk



Xerox has a strong track record of helping public sector organisations streamline the way they work. Our suite of services and capabilities can help you realise significant cost-savings and process efficiencies.  GDPR presents an opportunity to improve citizen services by implementing a holistic data strategy. Removing paper and moving to digital processes means that your data will be easier to find, store and manage, and help with GDPR compliance. Join Xerox’s workshop on print and document management to discuss transformation strategies that will help optimise outcomes for your organisation and the people you serve.


Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner has responsibility for promoting and enforcing the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), as well as the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) which apply to reserved matters in Scotland. The Information Commissioner will also take on the regulation of the forthcoming GDPR.

The Commissioner is independent of government and upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The Commissioner does this by providing guidance to individuals and organisations, solving problems where she can, and taking appropriate action where the law is broken. The Information Commissioner’s Office has its head office located in Wilmslow, just outside Manchester, but has three satellite offices in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff to engage with local stakeholders through the provision of advice and guidance and the operation of a local helpline. 


Seric Systems

With over 15 years of experience in delivering bespoke technology systems, Seric are an award winning and leading trusted advisor in IT infrastructure, Security & Data Management.  Seric are experienced in the successful delivery and adoption of new technology in organisations of all sizes.  Seric can be relied upon to consistently deliver credible quality projects, a fact to which our top tier partner status with multiple vendors stands testament. We are proud to be working with an impressive list of global organisations and provide a broad range of solutions to a wide variety of sectors.


Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern is a leading Scottish law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Lothian.

We provide a complete range of specialist legal services and deliver the advice our clients need to take them to where they want to be. Our specialist Data Protection Team has genuine expertise and in-depth knowledge of Data Protection and the GDPR.


BTO Solicitors LLP

BTO is a large independent, innovative and well respected Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Over the last decade we have enjoyed steady growth acting for the public and private sectors and individuals.

We are one of the few firms in Scotland with a team of specialists offering a full range of services to education establishments, funding institutions, local authorities and quasi-public bodies.

Our Data Protection Defence Team is the only team of lawyers in the UK who have experience of successfully challenging a fine imposed by the ICO for a breach of the DPA. Therefore, our lawyers speak with authority on how best to handle a data breach, how best to handle the ICO and how best to handle all forms of personal data.  This team also provides compliance advice and training in relation to all aspects of data protection including the GDPR and how to avoid coming into contact with the ICO. In Scotland, BTO’s team is unique and at the forefront of providing DPA advice.

BTO provides a first class legal service and many of our teams are top-ranked by independent legal directories.  Clients describe BTO as pragmatic, client-focused and providing value for money.




From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.

Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:

  • Network security
  • Data center security (physical and virtual)
  • Cloud security
  • Secure (wired and wireless) access
  • Infrastructure (switching and routing) security
  • Content security
  • Endpoint security
  • Application Security

NCC Group

NCC Group is a leading global information assurance firm, providing freedom from doubt that all critical material is available, protected, and operating as it should be at all times. Information assurance is delivered through escrow and verification, security testing, audit and compliance, software testing and web performance services.

NCC Group’s security testing, audit and compliance division assures the protection of your information against malicious attacks and data loss, and the compliance of your processes with legal requirements.

With the UK’s largest penetration testing team and top-level accreditations from bodies ranging from the government’s CESG CHECK scheme to the PCI Security Standards Council, we are the trusted advisor to over 15000 clients worldwide.

NCC Group’s additional services include web performance & software testing, escrow & verification. Our services assure the quality of your software, the integrity of your infrastructure, the performance of your website and the long-term availability of business critical software and applications.


Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is the global leader in storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organisations around the world, and with more than 1,400 facilities in 46 countries, we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most to our customers. Our solutions portfolio includes records management, document scanning, data management and secure IT asset disposal, helping organisations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and make better use of their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artefacts. 



ZoneFox is a world-class security platform that effectively combats the growing issue of insider threats to organizations across multiple sectors. Through ground-breaking and sophisticated UEBA and machine learning technology it provides rapid, actionable insights around user behaviour and data flow, both on and off the network.

ZoneFox strengthens security posture and enables security teams to see where business-critical data is going, who is accessing it and importantly who is doing things with it they shouldn’t be – either accidentally or maliciously – quickly, easily and without impacting on endpoints or user privacy.

Based in Edinburgh, ZoneFox is headed up by Dr Jamie Graves, a former PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University. In November, it launched a new machine based learning solution, called ZoneFox Augmented Intelligence (AI). The product, which is the most advanced of its kind to be developed in the UK, has been created over the course of six years and is targeted at a wide range of business sectors.



Serving clients since 1999, OASIS is one of the largest & most diverse professional record & information management companies in Europe. With operations in 30 locations across six countries, they manage the vital information of over 5,000 clients & promise to take the utmost, uncompromised care of their information. With a complete suite of RIM solutions, they provide all businesses with a single source partner for their information management needs. From file storage to digital access, data protection to secure destruction – supported with superior service, a user-friendly platform & a commitment to delivering outstanding value.



SBL (Software Box Ltd) is a value added software and hardware reseller and Information Assurance specialist, with an in-house professional service practice enabling the delivery of a comprehensive and innovative range of IT Solutions.  As a Cyber Security specialist, SBL has over 30 years’ experience helping some of the most sensitive areas of government to secure its valuable assets, and is widely recognised as a leader in information assurance.  In addition to our software, hardware, training and professional services solutions, our innovations in Cloud Services support the Government Cloud Strategy to transform the public sector ICT estate into one that is agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.