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  • QikServe, the multi-channel order and payment specialist, has appointed Gordon Craig as a permanent board member, representing investors Par Equity and Equity Gap. Craig is the co-founder of Craneware, the healthcare market leader in automated value cycle solutions. While at Craneware, he held positions including chief technical officer and president of US operations, guiding Craneware’s product engineering and enabling the company to become the leading SaaS provider in its sector. Today, while continuing to work with Craneware in an advisory capacity, he is also involved in a number of high-growth technology businesses across a range of sectors, including QikServe and The post Craneware co-founder Gordon Craig joins QikServe’s board of directors appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 23rd Aug by Future Scot
  • Approaches to overcoming digital exclusion must be embedded in a broader approach The post What works in tackling digital exclusion? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 23rd Aug by Future Scot
  • Companies will use machine learning, augmented reality and industrial IoT The post Halliburton and Microsoft collaborate to digitally transform oil and gas industry appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 22nd Aug by Future Scot
  • Technology can reduce tracing movement of produce from seven days to 2.2 seconds The post Nestle, Unilever and others partner with IBM on blockchain for food safety appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 22nd Aug by Future Scot
  • Over half of female graduates in the digital technology sector come from non-tech backgrounds such as creative arts, business studies and natural/ social sciences. (Tacking The Technology Gender Gap Together). This event uses a range of case studies from industry, showcasing initiatives designed to help you make that sideways move
    Posted Tue 22nd Aug by Girl Geek Scotland

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  • Thanks to Andrew van Duivenbode who has made an Alexa skill for Open Tech Calendar! He’s blogged about it here – you can have a look at the source code here. It’s great when something like this appears – both because our Open Data was just used for a fun and practical thing everyone can … Continue reading "Hello Alexa!"
    Posted Tue 22nd Aug by Open Tech Calendar
  • Google's latest version of mobile OS named after chocolate biscuit The post Android Oreo … ‘superpowers, coming to device near you’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Future Scot
  • Scottish Developers are actively trying to track and publish interesting developer events around Scotland. I’m continually surprised to see how active our developer community is here, in the “true” North, so hopefully we’ll be publishing a lot more events as we are informed about them. We wish to work with you, our community, to publish
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Scottish Developers
  • Passenger’s face is compared to the digital image recorded in passport The post Edinburgh airport trebles number of facial recognition gates at international arrivals appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Future Scot
  • Sumdog secures £1.4m from Nesta Impact Investments and the Scottish Investment Bank The post Scottish education technology firm sets sights on international growth appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Future Scot
  • And charities are as susceptible to attacks, research finds The post Two in three bosses at biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Future Scot
  • Data Lab supporting research into energy efficiency The post Artificial intelligence building simulation project granted funding appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by Future Scot
  • Glasgow is a world leading tourist destination with a rich history, spectacular events and diverse culture. Glasgow is also home to a strong and vibrant community of world leading technology companies (as showcased by RookieOven).
    Posted Mon 21st Aug by RookieOven
  • The project has very much been ‘digital first’ The post Scottish social enterprise creates first personalised children’s book about dementia appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by Future Scot
  • Securing Scotland’s place as 'epicentre of international problem solving' The post Innovation centre builds on success of inaugural Scottish data festival appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by Future Scot
  • Finds locations, names and other data from 3,000-plus reports The post Google unveils a machine learning app for reporting on hate in America appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by Future Scot
  • School Cloud Systems and Cloud Cover IT named in Best Performing Business categories The post Clyde Gateway duo celebrate success with business award nominations appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by Future Scot
  • Thursday 14th September, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. We’ll be sitting round the big table on the ground floor, right-hand side of the building as you come in. If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking […]
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by WPGlasgow
  • If you're reading this I'll hazard a crazy guess you're involved in tech. So when did you start to learn about it? When you were a child or a teenager? From a website or even...a book? You may just be amazed at how things have changed...
    Posted Fri 18th Aug by RookieOven
  • News of event comes in wake of IT layoff announcement The post RBS is bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Edinburgh with ‘Disrupt 17’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Aug by Future Scot
  • 'Dovetail is an ambitious and innovative company,' says Culture Secretary The post Jobs expansion for Stirling-based computer games firm appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Aug by Future Scot
  • Lettingweb aims to be 'eBay for rental property' The post ‘Proptech’ credentials build for seasoned property sector disruptor appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Aug by Future Scot
  • Well Cow, the Edinburgh-based company focusing on cattle healthcare technology, and Ziconix have completed a trial of a new farm reader as part of a SMART:Scotland feasibility study project.  The company was awarded innovation funding of £96,000 by Scottish Enterprise to progress the technology closer to commercialisation. Well Cow currently offer a bolus sensor which stays inside the rumen of a cow (a part of the cow’s digestive system) and transmits pH/temperature readings to a handheld reader used by a researcher or farmer. This can then be transmitted to the cloud to be analysed and the dietary health of the The post Internet of cows? Edinburgh-based Well Cow trials cattle healthcare tech appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Aug by Future Scot
  • Next month sees the launch of SCALE, a joint effort between CodeBase and PwC to help amazing companies grow even faster. The 10 week programme will identify a cohort of 12 of Scotland’s best scale-ups and help them gain traction, source commercial opportunities and additional funding.  
    Posted Wed 16th Aug by CodeBase
  • Edinburgh-based software technology provider Cloudgine has created a sci-fi VR demo to show the quality of its cloud-powered gaming engine. The game is called They Came From Space and is described on the website as “an online multiplayer action game where players take on the immersive role of an unscrupulous alien Overseer in VR, or as their top-gun wingmen for those wanting a traditional gaming experience.” President and co-founder of Cloudgine is Dave Jones, the original developer of Grand Theft Auto when he formed the games developer DMA Design, which is now known as Rockstar North. They Came From Space has The post Edinburgh-based Cloudgine creates VR sci-fi demo to show off cloud gaming engine appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Aug by Future Scot
  • Rapidly changing technology has impacted how we take in information, analyse it and use it to make decisions. The post #DigitalSociety2017: Challenges and opportunities of rapidly changing technology appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Aug by Future Scot
  • Following hot on the heels of our article the other day about .Net Conf 2017, Microsoft have just made the official announcement of the release of both .Net Core 2.0 here and .Net Standard 2.0 here. This is potentially a watershed moment in the evolution of .Net Core as the high performance, cross-platform  .Net runtime for web, windows
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Scottish Developers
  • Money Dashboard – an online and mobile budgeting app that helps you to get the most from your money – is closing in on their £1 million crowdfunding target, securing investment from over 1000 members of the public. The company plans to raise £1,000,000 as it prepares to become a household name and expand its range of features. To date, the campaign has raised over £850,000 and will be live for another 2 weeks. £500,000 in three days The campaign raised £500,000 in 3 days in a private launch to its consumers, and is now available to the wider public. Following The post Money Dashboard closes in on £1,000,000 crowdfunding target appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
  • Stepping into the shoes of your customer is the key to developing a successful product, argues UX professional, Wojtek Kutyla. Have you ever tried finding an app to suit your needs? The digital market is an incredibly saturated one, with Google estimating there are approximately 2.2 million apps on the Play Store, and 2 million... Read More The post How to better understand your audience during product design appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by CodeClan
  • Brand new technology incubator hub Codebase Stirling officially opened its doors last week. Housed in the former Municipal Buildings, the flagship technology hub will host it’s formal launch reception on September 5. Kickstarting the city’s new Digital District, CodeBase Stirling is the heart of the growing technology ecosystem. The hub will gather and support the tech community providing scaleup education, office and coworking spaces, mentoring and events programme. Capacity for 50 start-ups This is the country’s second CodeBase hub, following the hugely successful Edinburgh base, which is home to over 90 start-ups employing more than 600 people. CodeBase Stirling has the capacity The post Official Launch for Stirling’s New Digital Hub Announced appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
  • EventScotland is piloting local learning networks as part of the EventIt regional roadshows, which kick off on Thursday, August 24 in the Borders. The national agency says it wants to “make it easier” to engage with events professionals around the country and will trial the approach at three of the upcoming Eventit regional events, taking place at: Abbotsford House, Melrose – Scottish Borders – Thursday, August 24 Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness – Highlands and Islands – Thursday, September 7 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Aberdeenshire – Wednesday, October 18 Led by Torquil MacLeod, Development Manager – Events Industry, the sessions, from 3 till 5pm, are designed The post Drones on the menu as EventScotland partners with EventIt for local learning networks appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
  • Delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport, as part of the Scottish Government’s 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy, the Social Innovation Competition will offer three £5000 prizes along with tailored business support to the most exciting, innovative ideas tackling social issues. The Social Innovation Competition – which opened for applications 9 August – celebrates and supports individuals and start up companies in Scotland that are using their creativity and imagination to solve pressing social issues, focusing on culture, heritage and tourism seeing as Scotland is celebrating the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Making a difference to the community The winners, including one The post Firstport launches search for Scotland’s social innovators appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
  • Coming at one of the most significant periods in the evolution of the .Net Framework, .Net Conf is a free 3-day event with a series of presentations meant to inspire developers for their next project. The sessions are live so attendees have the opportunity to ask questions live. The event offers presentations on .NET Core
    Posted Fri 11th Aug by Scottish Developers
  • Consumer Reports said it was removing its "recommended" designation The post Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability, tending to freeze and shutdown appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • Could social media analytics offer a means of getting help faster to people in need? The post Instagram photographs can reveal signs of depression, raising ethical concerns appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • Will be ready and made open source next year, said company The post Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • Shelter Scotland, have created an online tool that helps people in crisis find the help they need quickly, in an effort to solve the UK’s biggest growing problem. Homelessness in the UK is on a sharp increase. In England, homelessness has risen 54% since 2010 and CRISIS have recently reported that by 2041 more than half a million people will be living without a home. In Scotland 34,100 homeless applications were made 2016 – 2017 and 660 people sleep rough in any one given night. Shelter Scotland’s online tool will allow people who are at immediate risk of homelessness find The post Scottish charities using digital technology to tackle homelessness appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • The forging of ever-closer ties between Edinburgh and China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ continued this week with the visit of a high-profile delegation of business and civic leaders from Shenzhen. More than 30 delegates from the city, located in the south of China, took part in a joint Shenzhen-Edinburgh business summit at the rooftop garden of The Glasshouse Hotel on Monday. The event was a showcase for some of Shenzhen’s leading tech and creative industries companies, which have been the focus of a four-year long ‘creative exchange’ between the two cities. It was an opportunity for a new memorandum of understanding to The post Innovation partnership signed as Edinburgh and Shenzhen forge ever closer links appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • Two of Royal Deeside’s most famous inhabitants will take up new roles this week as tour guides in two villages with the launch of a new, free app. The Discover Deeside app, which has been funded by Aberdeenshire Council, takes users on interactive historical journeys around the villages of Ballater and Lumphanan with Queen Victoria and Macbeth, King of Scotland as guides. The free app uses augmented reality technology to give users the chance to discover more about the area’s royal links and was launched this week to coincide with Ballater’s Victoria Week. Royal links to Deeside Deeside’s links with The post Royals become tour guides in new Discover Deeside app appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • Along with Tencent and Foxconn, investment puts firm's value at almost $1bn The post Amazon invests in Android OS creator’s new mobile phone appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Aug by Future Scot
  • Works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals The post Mass market hopes for battery-free mobile phone technology appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Aug by Future Scot
  • SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland The post Celebrating 10 years of showcasing Scotland’s informatics and computing science research expertise appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Aug by Future Scot
  • Scottish HealthTech startup StoriiCare is opening a Silicon Valley office after impressing US venture capitalists on a recent trip to California. Winner of the 2016 WeAreTheFuture Silicon Valley pitching competition, StoriiCare founder and CEO Cameron Graham travelled to California in April where he had the opportunity to pitch in person to Sequoia Capital Chairman, Sir Michael Moritz and a number of other leading venture capitalists. ‘Facebook for care’ Glasgow-based StoriiCare develops software for care staff to record their care activity and for families to connect to their loved ones. Founded in 2014 by Cameron Graham, StoriiCare is looking to set a new gold standard The post Scottish health startup StoriiCare opens Silicon Valley office appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Aug by Future Scot
  • Scottish health board in pilot to support heart patients The post Clydebank’s Golden Jubilee National Hospital goes live with patient portal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 9th Aug by Future Scot
  • The £3m centre contains state-of-the-art production and prototyping technology The post Construction ‘innovation factory’ to be launched at industry event appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 8th Aug by Future Scot
  • Opening in 2018, V&A Dundee will be the first museum in Scotland dedicated to design The post Waterfront regeneration ‘truly transformational’ says UK Culture Secretary on visit to V&A Dundee appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 8th Aug by Future Scot
  • Music collaboration and VR babies at FuturePlay Festival. The post FutureScot goes to FuturePlay appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 8th Aug by Future Scot
  • Part of plans to make the UK's essential networks and infrastructure "safe, secure and resilient" The post New fines for essential service operators with poor cyber security appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 8th Aug by Future Scot
  • It was a privilege to meet the Happy Engineers team last night. Thank you for making this happen! Thursday 17th August, 6:00 pm at CitizenM’s, Glasgow The Automattic Happy Engineers are having a team meeting in Glasgow and would love to meet the local WordPress community and answer all your questions about setting up your […]
    Posted Mon 7th Aug by WPGlasgow
  • 'Mark Millar is as close as you can get to a modern-day Stan Lee' The post Netflix buys comic book publishing firm run by Scottish writer appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 7th Aug by Future Scot