Jo Pike

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Jo Pike, CEO, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Description of your role

You are joint event chair and panelist

You are asked to contribute to scene-setting, opening and getting people excited about the possibilities with range of presentations on offer.

Event details

Details Notes
Title Inspiring Digital Transformation within the Environment Sector in Scotland
Venue Zoom online
Date and time (Originally planned for 19th March 2020)

Monday August 31st at 11am to 1pm BST

Chair NatureScot and Scottish Wildlife Trust CEOs, plus panel moderator
Speakers Three speakers, speaking 10 mins each followed by 10 min individual Q & A discussion
Audience CEOs / leaders of environment government agencies, and environment NGOs
Format Zoom online
Wider availability The seminar has been recorded for public viewing and is available at this link

Full details at Seminar with CEOs

Joining instructions

The event formally starts at 11:00am and finishes at 1:00pm, with a comfort break at 11:55am.

Please join the webinar using the dedicated Zoom joining link you received. 10:05 – 11:15 Joint introduction with Jo. 12:25 - 12:50pm Panel session.


Time What Who
11:00 Welcome& webinar etiquette Ruchir Shah, Director of External Affairs, Scottish Wildlife Trust
11:05 Introduction to webinar

Scene setting & possibilities

Francesca Osowska,CEO of NatureScot

Jo Pike, CEO of Scottish Wildlife Trust

11:15 Presentation 1 – Improved Science

How digital has supported better insight for an environment issue.

Dr Murray Collins, Edinburgh University &Space Intelligence, Earth science
11:35 Presentation 2 – Better Engagement

How digital has supported increased engagement with a wider audience

Daisy Narayanan, Sustrans, Sustainable urban environments / citizen science
11:55 Comfort Break

12:05 Presentation 3 – Slicker Operations

AR/VR/Immersive Tech and how that could underpin new and innovative ways of working

Morgan Korchia, Head of Digital Innovation at SopraSteria
12:25 Panel Discussion/online Q&A:

Meeting the challenges of Biodiversity Loss & the Climate Emergency, in the context of the green recovery – where are the opportunities for digital transformation and what should our next steps be?


  • Colin Cook,Director of Digital, Scottish Government
  • Francesca Osowska, CEO NatureScot
  • Jo Pike, CEO Scottish Wildlife Trust
Hosted by David Pirie, Executive Director, SEPA
12:50 Closing Remarks Francesca Osowska

Jo Pike

13:00 End of webinar


The event has registered participants from the following organisations:

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
Forestry & Land Scotland  
John Muir Trust
Sustainable Inshores Fisheries Trust (SIFT)
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Nourish Scotland
Paths for All
Ramblers Scotland
Roslin Institute
Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
RSPB (Scotland)
Scottish Forestry                
Scottish Government
Scottish Seabird Centre
Scottish Government
Sopra Steria
Space Intelligence
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Keep Scotland Beautiful
2050 Climate Group
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations Scotland

Please contact Ruchir Shah at the Scottish Wildlife Trust on the day if required, using the details provided in the email.