Improving Digital Inclusion in Rural Areas - Digital Leaders Scotland salon

Tuesday 24 May 2016
11:00 - 13:00, Aberdeen


 May's Digital Leaders Scotland Salon discusses the digital divide that has grown between technological 'haves' and 'have nots', such as communities based in rural areas which suffer from poor broadband connection speeds compared with those in urban areas.

We have the lineup of brilliant speakers that will present their research and work insights in the area of digital inclusion and share their ideas of how these challenges can be addressed.

Sally Dyson, Head of Digital Participation, SCVO, will speak about day-to-day challenges of achieveing the digital inclusion goal, including developing basic digital skills and using the internet, and helping organisations in the third sector to understand the benefits of technology.

Dr. Leanne Townsend, Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen, will explore the disadvantages suffered by those in rural areas and share research which is exploring the possibilities presented when connectivity is improved.

Dr. Katharine S. Willis, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Plymouth University, will present the Digital Neighbourhoods research project which investigates the impact of superfast broadband access on rural communities and looks at the links between social, spatial and digital inclusion.

Sopra Steria is proud to support both Digital Leaders Scotland and Digital Leaders Northern Ireland, helping to organise and host their digital salons.

Discover more about Sopra Steria's work to improve digital inclusion


Laura Appleton