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  • Data presented to the Scottish Police Authority shows stark rise in the number of crimes marked 'cyber' The post Cybercrime rises by 215% according to report filed by Police Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • Stephanie Robinson will take employment rights advice app - HR Solver - to start-up showcase in US The post App entrepreneur heads for home of tech in Silicon Valley appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • How digital health and care company Servelec is embracing collaboration with partners and user-centred design The post Building services around the citizen appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • From patient deterioration to managing long-term conditions, Sensyne Health is working with the NHS on pioneering AI The post Artificial Intelligence is heralding a new dawn in the way we diagnose, treat and manage disease appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • Nominations now open for Digital Champions Programme 2020 Since its inception in 2013, more than 270 public service leaders have participated in the Scottish Government’s Digital Champions Programme. The programme has been designed to give leaders the knowledge, skills and confidence to champion digital within their organisations and encourage innovative use of digital tools and... The post Digital Champions Programme 2020 – Scottish Digital Academy appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 5th Dec by Scottish Government

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  • Bank of Scotland's Business Digital Index (BDI) reveals security index for Scotland has risen by 18 points The post Scottish businesses invest in cyber but digital skills holding them back, survey finds appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 4th Dec by Future Scot
  • Just days into my role as a new content designer I faced a baptism of fire – my first content crit. This meant the whole content design team – 10 of us – gathered to give frank feedback on my first content piece. No pressure! I rise from the flames to share what I learned:... The post 5 things I learned from my first content crit appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 4th Dec by Scottish Government
  • Outsourcing giant Capita finds appetite among citizens for IoT and smart technologies in public services The post Local authorities should embrace ‘wider range’ of technologies, survey shows appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 3rd Dec by Future Scot
  • The Data Lab unveils host of new contributors to its annual data & AI festival in March 2020 The post ‘Professor Risk’ among new speakers added to DataFest lineup appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 3rd Dec by Future Scot
  •     I recently spent a year on secondment to Scottish Parliament working, as part of its web and online project, on content for its new website.   I’m glad I did it and if you’re thinking about a secondment, go for it.   As well as learning more about how the Parliament works, my... The post Reflections on content design, Agile and Waterscrumban appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Tue 3rd Dec by Scottish Government
  • AAI EmployAbility broadens scope after starting out to address low pay among interns The post Recruitment firm promotes diversity and inclusion message appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 2nd Dec by Future Scot
  • Digital Identity Scotland – Attribute Strategy The post Digital Identity Scotland – Attribute Strategy Discussion appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 2nd Dec by Scottish Government
  • Starting young, investing in skills and working with industry – measures to stimulate the tech economy in Scotland The post Ensuring learners in Scotland experience an education ‘enriched’ by digital technology appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 2nd Dec by Future Scot
  • The HR tool, launched in Edinburgh last year through CivTech, has won the backing of Techstart Ventures The post Staff engagement platform Trickle secures almost £1m in seed funding appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 2nd Dec by Future Scot
  • Luke Jeavons, Head of UK Design Team at Sopra Steria, says the company is putting service design at the core of its offer The post Tech firm Sopra Steria builds its service design offer for government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Sharein founder Jude Cook described as the 'very best in Scottish tech' The post Former corporate high flyer scoops CEO of the Year at tech startup awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Stirling Council worked with Broadway Partners to deliver superfast broadband to remote community The post Fixed wireless and TV ‘whitespace’ technology helps connect 100 rural homes appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Glasgow businesses most likely in the UK to worry about the safe storage of data after Brexit The post Data privacy and security ‘top concern’ for business continuity in post-Brexit world appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Colin Cook, Director Digital, unveils ambitious new Scottish government plans at Cyber Security 2019 in Glasgow The post Exclusive: Scottish Government to create new ‘digital commercial service’ to enable better access to tech market appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 28th Nov by Future Scot
  • How a small team of UX designers and researchers within Scottish Government is in big demand The post Service Design – and why everyone’s talking about it appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 27th Nov by Future Scot
  • The Nesta in Scotland fund aims to support artificial intelligence technologies focused on improving social outcomes The post New £100,000 fund launched to support ‘AI for good’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 27th Nov by Future Scot
  • In September 2019 I joined the Scottish Digital Academy from 25 year career in NHS Scotland yet coming to SG is less of a new start and more like a home from home. Way back in 2006, I’d spent a couple of years working closely with the SG as an NHS communications manager on new... The post New start? Feels like home already – Scottish Digital Academy appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 27th Nov by Scottish Government
  • Shannon Vallor arrives in Scotland from Silicon Valley in February – and she’s keen to bust some myths around AI The post Artificial intelligence – and why we’re a very long way from building Skynet appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 26th Nov by Future Scot
  • How three start-ups are seeking to create value from Scotland’s property and mapping data The post The world at their fingertips appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 25th Nov by Future Scot
  • Scottish Government's CivTech programme has released details of latest cohort The post Climate change and dementia among 10 new ‘tech for good’ projects hosted by CivTech accelerator appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 25th Nov by Future Scot
  • The tech trade body wants to see greater government focus on digital as we head towards General Election The post TechUK calls for named ministerial digital transformation champion in each UK government department as part of ‘manifesto launch’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • Schools and coding clubs will be able to put forward up to five pupils to attend the event next year The post Astronaut Tim Peake to take part in STEM event for schoolchildren as part of DataFest20 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • The platform is an in-house attempt to build a unified digital health and care service for Scotland The post First design images of the new National Digital Platform showcased at digital health and care conference appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • 1. Data is changing the world.   The way we navigate the world now is hugely influenced by data. It’s never been so important to companies across the world – and Scotland. Edinburgh aims to be the data capital of Europe in the next few years – there will be lots of exciting opportunities opening […] The post 10 reasons why you should future-proof your career by studying Data Analysis at CodeClan appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 21st Nov by CodeClan
  • Jeane Freeman urges health and care providers to implement good practice rather than talking about it The post We need to increase the pace and scale of transformation in health and care, says Cabinet Secretary appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 21st Nov by Future Scot
  • SnapDragon Monitoring crowns year of growth with appointment of Paul Chung The post Online counterfeit goods specialist recruits new head of brand protection appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • Device developed in collaboration with Hitachi will provide additional layer of security against fraud The post Barclays launches enhanced ‘finger vein’ scanner for business banking customers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • Digital Office 2.0 Business Plans includes call for 'federated' services between councils and health boards The post New digital blueprint calls for greater collaboration across Scottish local government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • At CTC we work with ONE Codebase to deliver Young City Coders classes. These are after school activities to encourage young people to get into coding by trying Scratch, Python and other languages in a Coder Dojo like environment. Inoapps generously gave us some funding to cover costs and donated old laptops (as did the … Continue reading We help kids in regeneration areas. What’s one of them?
    Posted Wed 20th Nov by Code The City
  • Bars and restaurants urged to embrace cyber standards to protect against online risk The post Best Bar None – the licensed trade aims to raise cyber standards in venues across Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 19th Nov by Future Scot
  • AI and automation are spearheading a new wave of sustained global attacks on multiple sectors The post Global services giant Atos launches new cyber resilience paper highlighting ‘significant’ new threats appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 19th Nov by Future Scot
  • Marty the Robot is due for an away fixture at Camp Nou in Barcelona The post Footballers get with the programme thanks to coding community outreach work appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 19th Nov by Future Scot
  • A designer’s perspective Next up is a WordPress Talk about the Elementor Pro page builder featuring Angela Wassell on Tuesday, 26th November 2019 from 18:00 until 20:30 Scottish Youth TheatreThe Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF Elementor Pro is one of the main players in the Page Builder market. If you came […] The post Elementor Pro and me appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Tue 19th Nov by WPGlasgow
  • Skyscanner’s design system, ‘Backpack’, played a crucial role in enabling the company’s recent brand refresh. In this piece, Shaun Donnelly looks at how having a design system helped Skyscanner — and could help other businesses give themselves a makeover Introduction In September 2019, our new brand launched. It was the culmination of over a year of work, touching every part of the company. Our iOS app showing off our new brand.The squad I work in looks after Backpack — Skyscanner’s design system. We were tasked with using Backpack to seamlessly roll out the new brand across all of Skyscanner’s products. Here’s how we did it. Primer We describe Backpack as ‘the codification of Skyscanner’s design language’ — a representation of all the discussions, debates and decisions that make up design at Skyscanner. Backpack is the codification of Skyscanner’s design language. Backpack provides components for three platforms: Android (Kotlin/Java, React Native), iOS (Swift/Objective-C, React Nati...
    Posted Tue 19th Nov by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Cyan Forensics won a high-profile pitch event in front of world leaders at the GovTech Summit The post Edinburgh cyber start-up gets global recognition at Paris govtech conference appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 18th Nov by Future Scot
  • Note: this blog post first appeared on codethecity.co.uk in February 2019 and has been archived here with a redirect from the original URL. Scotland’s provision of open data may be slowly improving, but it is a long way behind the rest of the UK. In my most recent trawl through websites and portals I found … Continue reading Scotland’s Open Data, February 2019. An update.
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Note: This blogpost first appeared on codethecity.co.uk in January 2019 and has been archived here with a redirect from the original URL.  I wrote some recent articles about the state of open data in Scotland. Those highlighted the poor current provision and set out some thoughts on how to improve the situation. This post is about a … Continue reading Boundaries, not barriers
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Note: This blog post originally appeared on codethecity.co.uk in November 2018 and has been archived here with a redirect from the original URL.  The Scottish Government published its draft action plan on 14th November 2018. You can find it here. They are seeking feedback before the 27th November 2018. Here is my feedback which I … Continue reading Response to Scotland’s Draft Action Plan on Open Government
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Note: This blog post was originally published in November 2018 at CodeTheCity.co.uk and was archived here with redirects from the original URL.  Over the first weekend of November 2018, just over 100 people congregated in Aberdeen to attend the UK Open Data Camp. We’d pushed hard to bring it to Scotland, and specifically Aberdeen, for … Continue reading Open Data Scotland – a nudge from OD Camp?
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Note: This post was first published in in June 2018 on the CodeTheCity.co.uk blog and has been archived here with redirects from the URL.  There is an oft-repeated joke in which a tourist, completely lost in the Irish countryside, asks an old fellow who is leaning on a gate at the edge of a field, … Continue reading Scottish Open Data – how do we get there?
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Note: this blog post was first published on 10th June 2018 at CodeTheCity.co.uk has has been archived here with redirects from the original URL.  In this, the first of two posts, I look back over eight years of open data in Scotland, showing where ambition and intent mostly didn’t deliver as we hoped. In the … Continue reading The Many False Dawns of Scottish Open Data (2010 to 2018)
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Code The City
  • Urkund's technology is helping education providers prevent and detect plagiarism The post The double-edged sword of digitalisation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Future Scot
  • The technology would have to be "rigorously assessed" before deployment by police in Scotland The post Live facial recognition will be a ‘priority area’ for Scottish Biometrics Commissioner, says Justice Secretary appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 15th Nov by Future Scot
  • The LawTech Bridge initiative is in partnership with Barclays Ventures The post CodeBase launches new programme to connect tech startups to legal sector appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 14th Nov by Future Scot
  • ZIVA the multi-terrain vehicle saves 92% on the cost of human security guards The post Robotic security vehicle developed by Edinburgh-based tech firm appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 14th Nov by Future Scot