February 3rd 2021 - February 4th 2021 | Virtual Conference

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Steve Roud

Associate Director - Architecture & Solutions, NHS National Services for Scotland

Steve Roud is an Associate Director with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) where he delivers digital solutions to enable transformation within NSS and to support similar work across the NHS in Scotland in technical areas including web services, business intelligence and integration.

Before joining NSS Steve worked for 18 years with Angus Council, supporting digital service and business transformation in a variety of roles. Steve is an experienced professional who has a degree in Information Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, he is currently studying towards an MSc in Public Services Leadership.

Kate Forbes MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Scottish Government

As a backbencher, Kate has served on the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution.

As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber.