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  • Action also names Netflix, Spotify and YouTube The post Apple, Amazon among eight tech firms cited for failure to comply with GDPR appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Jan by Future Scot
  • A ‘groundbreaking’ immersive 3D exhibit focused on one of The Glasgow School of Art’s collection of plaster casts will be unveiled today. It was created by the GSA’s School of Simulation and Visualistion (SimVis) in partnership with the leading Scottish digital media studio isodesign. The exhibit was developed with a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research council as a blueprint for how developments in VR/AR technology can be used to enhance visitor enjoyment and understanding of museum exhibits and attractions through a set of design guidelines. Digital Laocoön, which took around nine months to develop, harnesses virtual and augmented The post Glasgow School of Art unveils ‘groundbreaking’ immersive 3D exhibit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Jan by Future Scot
  • Big increase in young people's interest but global workforce is 89% male The post All female cybersecurity training launched in run-up to UK final in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Jan by Future Scot
  • Start-up has created an ethical video ad platform The post Edinburgh’s Good-Loop chosen as finalist for Vodafone’s first techstarter awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Jan by Future Scot
  • Retrain your staff. Retain your staff. Small and Medium Enterprises in Scotland can now access a whole range of training from CodeClan, thanks to the Scottish government’s Digital Development Loan, which allows businesses to borrow from £5,000 – £50,000, interest free, over a period of up to five years. Our growing programme of short courses, […] The post Five year interest-free government loan offers Scottish businesses new digital skills appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 16th Jan by CodeClan

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  • Imagine being able to see every aspect of a building, construction site or development in detail – in essence, a bird’s-eye visualisation without the need for scaffolding or aircraft – and the time and money it could potentially save. That’s exactly what seasoned drone photographer Thomas Haywood is able to offer his clients. Drone photography and drone mapping have opened up a whole new world to property developers, maintenance and construction firms everywhere. Having been a qualified drone pilot for the past four years now, Thomas is used to adapting to new situations and having to constantly think on his The post ‘Mr Big Picture’; thriving on digital innovation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Jan by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh Napier University spin-out ZoneFox has been chosen by the Scottish Government to provide its employees and devices with protection against cybersecurity threats. US firm Fortinet, which recently acquired ZoneFox, said in a statement: “After conducting a thorough analysis of the different solutions available on the market, the Scottish Government identified ZoneFox as the preferred platform capable of offering an easy tool, both in terms of use and deployment but also to help productivity across the organisation.” It added that ZoneFox’s threat detection and response solution, part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, “provides the Scottish Government with deep visibility by monitoring The post Edinburgh Napier cybersecurity spin-out chosen by Scottish Government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Jan by Future Scot
  • Deals Cutitronics, the East Kilbride firm “focused on enhancing consumer skin care and beauty regimes through intelligent product application”, has received additional, scheduled investment from its minority shareholder, Croda International plc. Croda International, a FTSE 100 quoted business which produces high performance ingredients and technologies for some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands, made its initial investment in Cutitronics in July 2017. Founder and chief executive officer of Cutitronics, Dr David Heath who led the spin-out of the business from the University of Strathclyde in 2014, said: “We have been highly successful in developing our technologies and are now offering white-labelled access to our The post January’s Deals, Appointments & Product Announcements appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 15th Jan by Future Scot
  • Christopher Wylie will open Data Summit on 21 March The post Facebook-Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to keynote at DataFest 19 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Jan by Future Scot
  • Cloud specialist selected to showcase technology to Swiss and Austrian firms The post Renovite flies payments flag on fintech trade mission to Europe appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Jan by Future Scot
  • Scottish Government scheme helps companies improve digital capabilities The post Digital development loan helps property business boost productivity appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Jan by Future Scot
  • Partnership working yields progress The post What is being done to tackle gender imbalance? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Jan by Future Scot
  • 'Inspiring, Creative, Smart……and made in Scotland' The post Digital is now part of our DNA appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 11th Jan by Future Scot
  • The number of innovative fintech SMEs based in Scotland has grown by three times – to more than 80 – in the last twelve months, industry organisation FinTech Scotland has revealed. The announcement comes on the first anniversary since the formation of FinTech Scotland, a joint initiative by a number of financial services firms, Edinburgh University and the Scottish Government. The growth in the new fintech enterprises focused on reinventing financial services has been driven by both new start-ups and existing fintech firms moving to Scotland, it said. In addition, the number has also been bolstered by early stage Scottish The post FinTech Scotland’s first anniversary heralds the sector’s growth across Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 11th Jan by Future Scot
  • Demonstrating value by increased organic search and higher website conversions The post How to connect with your best customers through holistic content marketing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Jan by Future Scot
  • How much do you care about the quality of the air you breathe as you walk to work or university, take the kids to school, cycle or jog, or open your bedroom window? How good is the air you are breathing? How do you know? What are the levels of particulates (PM2.5 or PM10) and … Continue reading Aberdeen Air Quality
    Posted Thu 10th Jan by Code The City
  • The smart toys are designed to facilitate new ways of exploring the Internet of Things The post A techy teacher is creating educational smart toys appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Jan by Future Scot
  • Hi everyone, Happy New Year and welcome back! Our first meeting in 2019 will take place on the 16th of January, from 5.30pm, in David Hume Tower, room LG.09 (see the map below for further details). The meeting will focus on tackling Twitter data. As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome! Our first speaker is Dr Elliot Meador, researcher of rural economy and society, at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). He will be sharing details on: Visualising Twitter data using igraph, ggraph and tidytext (presentation here) This talk looks at different approaches to visualising social networks using R. Using data pulled from Twitter, we will explore methods of visualising key trends in the data using a network approach. Specifically, this talk will cover: 1) pulling Twitter data from the API using iterative programing; 2) tidying the data using dplyr and tidytext; 3) creating network graphs in igraph; 4) visualising the graphs using ggr...
    Posted Thu 10th Jan by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • Technology consultancy NTT Data UK has appointed Maggie Morrison as Client Partner, Public Services Scotland. Based in Glasgow, Morrison will “lead the delivery of the company’s consulting and IT services to the Scottish Government and devolved agencies, helping them to meet their transformation goals”. In an announcement today, NTT said that Morrison “joins the firm having served as Vice President, Public Sector Scotland at CGI, where she was instrumental in increasing revenue by 260% and bringing in new business of £500m in total contract value. “She brings 35 years of experience working in IT sales and business operations in companies, The post NTT Data UK appoints Maggie Morrison as client partner for public services in Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Jan by Future Scot
  • Former financial services and Microsoft executives join cloud firm The post Brightsolid appoints new chief executive and chief technology officer appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Jan by Future Scot
  • Company aims to grow headcount by 50% The post Software firm PODFather relocates to new Edinburgh HQ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Jan by Future Scot
  • 'There are so many big questions about the world we want to live in,' says Facebook co-founder The post Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution? ‘Discuss the future of technology’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 8th Jan by Future Scot
  • Apple supplier develops sensor that can sit behind its screen The post The iPhone’s ‘notch’ could get smaller, or disappear altogether appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 7th Jan by Future Scot
  • When Skyscanner saw a big increase in the number of developers contributing to its iOS codebase, it embarked on a rebuild of its private Mac cloud. Here’s what happened. Developing for iOS — not as easy as Apple pie For the past five years I have been an iOS engineer at Skyscanner, involved in shaping the features of our mobile application. Later on I joined the mobile DevOps team. This allowed me to use my mobile experience to improve our iOS platform infrastructure. Many people in the industry feel that developing for iOS could be simplified. This is even more pronounced when it comes to building an iOS CI system which is consistent and scalable. Back when I first joined our DevOps team, Skyscanner used Jenkins CI with on-premise Mac Minis and Mac Pros. These were responsible for running both Android and iOS jobs, and we managed them one by one. If you wanted to increase the number of executors for the jobs, you needed to buy a new Mac. This is because Apple EULA states that you can...
    Posted Mon 7th Jan by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Investment comes as Bó gears up for launch, taking on digital challengers such as Monzo. The post RBS’s new digital bank invests in Loot appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 7th Jan by Future Scot
  • Radar-based sensor can sense subtle motion of the hand The post With a click of the fingers, researchers foresee a new user interface appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 4th Jan by Future Scot
  • 2018 has been a really busy year for us. Here are all the things that we delivered. Open Data Camp We hosted UK Open Data Camp’s first ever visit North of the border in November. Over a hundred people travelled to Aberdeen for two days of unconferencing where there were 44 sessions run on a … Continue reading 2018 – A year in review
    Posted Fri 21st Dec by Code The City
  • 'Machine learning and AI fundamentally changing way people interact with technology' The post Strathclyde University graduate named Apple senior vice-president appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Dec by Future Scot
  • 2018 was always going to be a big year at CodeClan and it’s proved to be just that. As we take a look back on the past year, we can’t help feeling inspired by the achievements of our students and partners, and more than a little chuffed to have been a part of their journeys. […] The post Our 2018 stats are here and we couldn’t be more thrilled appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 19th Dec by CodeClan
  • Paul Winstanley has held senior positions at hi-tech organisations in the US and UK The post New chief executive announced at innovation centre CENSIS appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 18th Dec by Future Scot
  • The investment, which is subject to FCA approval, will be used to 'accelerate customer acquisition' The post Scottish Equity Partners in £29m funding of TotallyMoney appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 18th Dec by Future Scot
  • Scotland’s leading cryptographer Bill Buchanan on why blockchain is the answer to cybercrime and the hegemony of the tech giants The post ‘We really have to stop living in this untrusted world’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Dec by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre director explains the strategy he hopes will help 'Archer' join the US and China in the world’s top 20 The post The Exascale: a billion billion reasons why the global supercomputing ‘arms race’ is heating up appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Dec by Future Scot
  • In our school the notion of a traditional ‘education’ is being challenged The post Learning without lessons appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 16th Dec by Future Scot
  • An event in February will explore the future of digital for local government in Scotland The post The art of the possible appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • When you are as old as the Web it affords a certain perspective on technology The post Born to be digital appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Digital may be disrupting jobs but the key skills required are enduring The post Celebrating human characteristics appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Digital transformation of business and the public sector will remain key drivers of the economy The post It’s time to embrace Brexit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • The Registers of Scotland is leading the digital transformation of property transactions The post Making ownership one click away appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Government-backed tax schemes can help young companies attract and retain talent The post Creating a team spirit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Former CTO at Skyscanner is developing a digital platform for the NHS The post The online search for better health appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • In order to stand out in the digital age, innovation and forward thinking are vital for businesses The post 10 Scottish businesses embracing digital innovation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • An NHS project is transforming the way we work to get things done The post Meeting in four dimensions appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • A digital forensics and ethical hacking course proves a big hit with pupils The post Young people set their sights on career in cybersecurity appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh facility will lead new product development The post Accenture launches global application security hub appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Identifying, enhancing and designing solutions which will deliver practical benefits The post Driving innovation in Scotland’s law sector appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • Special number plates could denote privileged access for vehicles to bus lanes The post Switching on to green cars appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • SP Energy Networks is helping consumers become 'prosumers' The post Creating an ‘Airbnb for electricity’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • A pill-sized camera combined with artificial intelligence could provide a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis The post Smile please, Dr AI will see you now appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot
  • The Data-Driven Innovation initiative has supported a number of collaborations with regional partners. The post Flourishing in the data driven economy appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 15th Dec by Future Scot