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Digital Innovations in Planning

Having recently moved into the our swanky new offices in the Inovo Building on George Street, we decided to welcome guests to our new home by hosting an afternoon seminar ‘Digital Innovations in Planning’ and evening  reception.

Guest Speakers Perspectives

The afternoon event on was a forum style structure and format designed to engage planners and professionals with leaders in digital innovation. Digital Innovation in Planning as a topic is undergoing change drivers from many directions.

We were delighted to host guest speakers to talk about their own digital perspectives from The Scottish Government and The Crown Estate.


Ian Marchant, after stepping down from SSE has invested his time in helping Scotland become a more digital economy through the rise of disruptive technology. Ian was our host for the afternoon and provided the opening and closing remarks.

Mike Neilson, as Director of Digital at the Scottish Government set the agenda for change at a national policy level and articulated how today’s drivers directly affect the processes and influence inevitable change through equivalency.  To understand how offshore and onshore planning collaboration comes together for local and national infrastructure projects.

Dorothy Shepherd from The Crown Estate spoke on digital collaboration and efficiency with the new renewable offshore consents and how they interact with onshore planning.

Finally, our very own Crispin Hoult presented a new vision of visualisation for local authorities that demonstrates how mobile working can save time and improves consultations, based on our experiences in managing other projects including the ePlanning initiative.

You can view the presentations by our guest speakers here:

I would like to thank everyone who attended our afternoon event, it was fantastic to see so many industry leaders in the same room – and allowing us the chance to present a new insight into our industry and how ‘Digital Changes Everything’.

Evening Reception

Our evening reception was an incredible success, and on behalf of our team; thank you to those you dropped by to help us celebrate the new home of Linknode. It was great to have the opportunity to meet so many of you face to face and it was fantastic to receive such support from friends, colleagues, customers and partners.