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  • Kenny Higgins 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Attended an interesting Extreme Weather – Business resilience conference at the impressive Oracle Centre Linlithgow on Wednesday 23rd Jan. Interesting pesentations were given by: Ross Melville Senior Civil Emergencies Adviser – Met Office Scotland & NI, Darren Faulds – Chief Inspector Police Scotland, Eilidh Duffy -Transport Resilience Officer Transport Scotland and Jerry Marshall – Head of Business Resillience RBOS.
    The event brought home the impact that extreme weather can have, especially on the road infrastructure and on rural communitues. Many references were made to the “Beast from the East 2018” and how emergency services struggled to cope with the resulting grid lock on Scottish road networks.
    Several discussions took place on the potential for Smart Village Scotland to help convey warnings of such future conditions as part of the standard offering within the Smart Village Initiative for people and businesses throughout Rural Scotland.

    The Event was sponsored by SEStran Tactran and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre

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Kenny Higgins

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Innovative, and successful senior manager and director. Serving 31 years with British Telecom - first sales exec in wireless communications, head of wireless data having senior management experience within corporate, organisations, public sector and SME businesses. Multiple award winner on sales achievement and application developments. 2004 formed Island Communications as MD - considerable experience in the design of telematics solutions such as; award winning, flood monitoring and early warning system. CraftAlert - marine safety tracking system. Part of European consortium with partners from Estonia, Spain, Denmark and Italy developing an integrated tracking product for people with dementia from concept to working prototype. 2009 headhunted to Hydro-Logic to head up sales and further developed his flood monitoring and early warning system with enhanced software serving local authorities throughout the UK. Designed a postal monitoring system for Royal Mail to help lower RM carbon footprint on reduced / unnecessary journeys. Former member of Scottish Parliament Business Exchange providing support to MSPs and their constituents on matters relating to flood risk and mitigation measures. 2015 -2018 - Vice-chair of LochEarn tourism initiative (LETi) creation of multi award-winning #BLiSStrail initiative. 2018 - present - member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Tourism 2011 to present - "Smart Village" - 7 years experience on tourism & rural development creating "Smart Village Scotland" initiative. 2018 - Invited to join Digital Scotland as a senior consultant to further develop "Smart Village Scotland". For further information please see: https://smartvillage.scot

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