Tech 4 Good: Inspirational Ted Talks
Digital Society 2017 is just around the corner and we are excited to be joined by a stellar line up of speakers to discuss how we can tackle some of Scotland’s biggest social issues.
To get you motivated, interested and inspired I have found 4 Ted Talks to get you thinking about how we can create a digital society.
Is there such thing as ‘trickle down techonomics’? Does virtual reality have a place in politics? How can data be used to tackle the worlds biggest problems? And what does the future really look like?
The world is going through a digital revolution, but there is a growing gap between those who can access technology and those who cannot. Does everyone benefit from technological advancement and what are the unintended consequences of developing technology?
Ready to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Chris Milk demonstrates how virtual reality can improve human connectivity and create a world of empathy by sharing the realities of peoples lives with politicians and decision makers who can make a difference.
Maybe we can live in a world where data is not used to incorrectly predict the next president? Big Data drives profit, tracks our shopping habits, music taste and how many steps we take a day. But Prukalpa Sankar wants data to solve real time world problems.
Our keynote speaker Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab, paints a picture of what the world will look like in 2037 through the eyes of her five year old daughter. And it doesn’t sound half bad. Get ready to be the healthiest, most organised version of yourself. Spoiler alert there are holograms, personal trainers, house robots and we are way beyond driverless cars.
The pandemic has taught me how to share more – and I feel a better leader for it
As a young professional starting out in the tech sector 30 years ago, I thrived on the fast pace,constant change and demanding workload. I lived in London, Singapore and Australia…
We need to shout about our successes. Liz Fletcher on celebrating women in biotech
Throughout my career in biotechnology and life sciences, I have seen many women leading ground-breaking research studies in their fields of expertise. Yet, and I include myself in this, we…
Getting the best out of patient data is key to unlocking future health benefits in Scotland
It is important that clinicians’ voices are heard in the consultation around Scotland’s new health and care data strategy, which closes this week (12 August). Busy GPs like myself are the trusted…
How motherhood helped me be a better leader
Consider this an open letter to anyone I have worked with before I became a mother and before I fully understood how being a parent is actually a prized asset…
‘We cannot achieve our goals without entrepreneurs’ – Kate Forbes on vision for new ‘tech scaler’ network
From the very start of my ministerial career, I have had responsibility for the Scottish tech sector – and I can still say what I have said from the start,…
Finding a role in cyber was ‘tough’ for Cheryl Torano. Now she’s determined to help other women join an under-represented industry
When I decided to upskill to change careers at the age of 30 and dive into the digital world, I knew I would be starting out at the bottom of…
Why innovation and marketing are the perfect partners to make changes that matter￼
With the rapid evolution of traditional marketing and the appearance of digital marketing, technology and innovation has become part of any marketer’s life without the need of working for a…
Transitioning to a four-day week – CEO’s vow to strike a healthier balance in the workplace
I came to Scotland nearly 20 years ago from Ireland, with no contacts but a lot of determination. While Ireland will always be my home, Scotland has given me amazing…