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  • Kenny Higgins 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Invitation received from European Network for Rural Development to attend the seventh meeting of the Smart Village Thematic Group will take place on the 6 March 2019 in Rue de la Loi, 38, 2nd Floor, Brussels, Belgium (venue to be confirmed).

    This meeting will focus on how to design effective packages of support in the future CAP Plans as well as how to build synergy with other funds and policies.

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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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