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Helping people at the margins – the digital way 

Eilidh McLaughlin joined the Scottish Government’s digital directorate last month after working in a senior information security and governance role for the NHS as it developed various digital tools in…

Brighter future for screens as new technology seeks to reduce rare earth metal use 
Aberdeen researchers given green light to develop novel carbon capture technology 
GovTech
Helping people at the margins – the digital way 

Eilidh McLaughlin joined the Scottish Government’s digital directorate last month after working in a senior information security and governance role for the NHS as it developed various digital tools in…

Brighter future for screens as new technology seeks to reduce rare earth metal use 
Aberdeen researchers given green light to develop novel carbon capture technology 

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Cyber
Ex-cop appointed to lead incident response at Scotland’s cyber agency for business 

A former police officer has been appointed as incident response and threat intelligence manager at Scotland’s cybersecurity agency for business. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) appointed ex-cyber investigator Mike…

Scots firms at risk over use of cybersecurity products aimed at household consumers 
Glasgow computing project takes quantum leap with £3m boost 
Cyber
Don’t ‘bombard’ victims of cybercrime, says Jude McCorry 

The boss of Scotland’s national cybersecurity resilience centre has revealed she received 150 messages on LinkedIn from organisations keen to help a mental health charity which was hit by a…

Getting on the front foot 
Cyber
Ex-cop appointed to lead incident response at Scotland’s cyber agency for business 

A former police officer has been appointed as incident response and threat intelligence manager at Scotland’s cybersecurity agency for business. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) appointed ex-cyber investigator Mike…

Scots firms at risk over use of cybersecurity products aimed at household consumers 
Glasgow computing project takes quantum leap with £3m boost 
Cyber
Don’t ‘bombard’ victims of cybercrime, says Jude McCorry 

The boss of Scotland’s national cybersecurity resilience centre has revealed she received 150 messages on LinkedIn from organisations keen to help a mental health charity which was hit by a…

Getting on the front foot 

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Please mind the gap… or healthcare may fall 

Imagine sharing a lengthy train journey with others. From beginning to end, imagine how often you might hear ‘mind the gap’ messages about embarking and disembarking safely. Picture how navigating…

Women Lead: My journey from Dragons’ Den to Silicon Valley 

Following her appearance on Dragons’ Den, Sheila Hogan, serial entrepreneur, founder and chief executive of digital legacy vault, Biscuit Tin, shares her experience of her time in the Den and…

Look anywhere – the future is ‘aged tech’. But Scotland needs to be more adventurous 

Scottish Care, as the representative body of independent social care providers of care home, care at home and housing support services, has been working over several years with colleagues in…

Women Lead: Engineer turned entrepreneur 

We are always fascinated by other people’s stories. It’s how we connect, grow and learn from each other. Until very recently I always felt like I didn’t have a story to tell. Who…

‘Women – together we will change the dynamic in tech’ 

I was inspired to start a career in technology when personal computers were in their infancy and the internet decades away. My childhood dream of becoming a scientist was shaped by…

It’s time to change the future of tech apprenticeships – and we need your help 

In his latest exclusive column for Futurescot, Ross Tuffee, chair of the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Digital Economy Skills Group, calls on tech employers to get involved in shaping the…

What AI difference a year makes 

Amazingly, it’s been one year since the publication of Scotland’s AI Strategy. And what a year it has been. Demanding but rewarding, with good progress made and great foundations laid…

International Women’s Day: It’s time to harness power of women in technology 

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I hope to be part of a future where barriers that prevent women from competing on a level playing field in the work environment…

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Business & Economy
Construction begins on BT’s ‘state-of-the-art’ Dundee office 

Construction has officially begun on BT’s brand new multimillion pound office in Dundee. Finance secretary Kate Forbes visited the site yesterday to mark the occasion. She was welcomed by Rob…

London tech firm opens hub in Edinburgh following £2m cash injection 
Edinburgh University spin-out bags £1m investment to ‘revolutionise’ microbiology 
Business & Economy
Scotland’s gaming sector risks being ‘left behind’ as global market booms 

Scotland’s long-standing video games sector risks being “left behind” in a market dominated by large international developers, according to a think tank led by Gordon Brown. A new paper by…

Women Lead: My journey from Dragons’ Den to Silicon Valley 
Annual Digital Tech Awards put focus on tackling ‘societal challenges’ 
Business & Economy
Construction begins on BT’s ‘state-of-the-art’ Dundee office 

Construction has officially begun on BT’s brand new multimillion pound office in Dundee. Finance secretary Kate Forbes visited the site yesterday to mark the occasion. She was welcomed by Rob…

London tech firm opens hub in Edinburgh following £2m cash injection 
Edinburgh University spin-out bags £1m investment to ‘revolutionise’ microbiology 
Business & Economy
Scotland’s gaming sector risks being ‘left behind’ as global market booms 

Scotland’s long-standing video games sector risks being “left behind” in a market dominated by large international developers, according to a think tank led by Gordon Brown. A new paper by…

Women Lead: My journey from Dragons’ Den to Silicon Valley 
Annual Digital Tech Awards put focus on tackling ‘societal challenges’ 
Fintech
Fintech Scotland partners with retirement savings firm to drive innovation in financial wellbeing 

FinTech Scotland is helping a UK long term savings and retirement business to launch a programme aimed at harnessing the latest financial technology innovations to support its customers. In collaboration…

New partnership will help Scottish fintech firms embrace innovation 
Scottish fintech firm saves clients 75,000 hours with new software 
Business & Economy
Global fintech expert appointed CEO of Edinburgh financial data organisation 

An Edinburgh-based data organisation which aims to “open finance for good” has named a global banking and technology expert as its new chief executive. Smart Data Foundry has brought its…

FinTech Scotland joins forces with banking giant Lloyds 
New fintech roadmap aims to create 20,000 jobs over next decade 
Fintech
Fintech Scotland partners with retirement savings firm to drive innovation in financial wellbeing 

FinTech Scotland is helping a UK long term savings and retirement business to launch a programme aimed at harnessing the latest financial technology innovations to support its customers. In collaboration…

New partnership will help Scottish fintech firms embrace innovation 
Scottish fintech firm saves clients 75,000 hours with new software 
Business & Economy
Global fintech expert appointed CEO of Edinburgh financial data organisation 

An Edinburgh-based data organisation which aims to “open finance for good” has named a global banking and technology expert as its new chief executive. Smart Data Foundry has brought its…

FinTech Scotland joins forces with banking giant Lloyds 
New fintech roadmap aims to create 20,000 jobs over next decade