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Glasgow Talks .... Resilience
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Glasgow Talks .... Resilience


29 Glasgow


From: Friday 16 September 2016 08:00 To: Friday 16 September 2016 10:00

Each week we are seeing more and more cities around the globe having to demonstrate their resilience by responding and reacting to political change, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and economic/social upheaval, while also facing acute stresses, such as poverty, crime and violence, or failing/ageing infrastructure.

However, as consumers our consumption of essential services grows by the day.

So what happens when there is a break in the chain?

The success of any city is built upon the systems and organisations that deliver services, and while it is not possible to fully  predict where disruptions will come from next, they can plan, learn and ensure they generate additional benefits through investment (i.e. economic growth, improved living conditions). We are working with Scottish Power, Scottish Water and Scottish Canals to bring a panel of business leaders together from a variety of backgrounds and experience to share their thoughts and plans on this topic and present at Glasgow Talks … Resilience.

Our speakers include:

Guy Jefferson: Director of Distribution – Scottish Power

Guy joined SP Energy Networks in 1991 after graduating with a BEng Hons from the University of Aberdeen and went on to complete an MSC in Industry Management and Technology at Strathclyde University.

Guy was appointed as the Director for SP Distribution in January of 2015, with overall responsibility for delivery of Connections, Fault Restoration, Asset Modernisation and Maintenance.  Read More.

Simon Parsons, Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning – Scottish Water

Having joined Scottish Water in April 2012 as Chief Scientist, Simon is now Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning, leading teams in regulation, water and waste water services, strategic review, science and innovation. His overall responsibility is to ensure customer needs and expectations are built into our strategies and plans for the future, ensuring we continue to deliver the very best service for all. Read More.

Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals
Steve joined British Waterways in 2006 as Director Scotland. Formerly, he was Director of Regeneration for Newcastle City Council and, prior to that, held a Directorship at Falkirk Council. Steve is regarded as a ‘regeneration specialist’ and is a director of a range of joint venture property companies looking after Scottish Canals' interests.

Glasgow Talks - supported by Clydesdale Bank and University of Glasgow Business School - is Glasgow Chamber's monthly series of business seminars featuring influential guest speakers drawn from the business and political elite.


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