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  • Almost a third of graduates entering digital sector come from non-computing backgrounds The post Employers should ‘keep an open mind’ when recruiting digital talent appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 22nd May by Future Scot
  • But it is 'struggling with skills gap and Brexit could exacerbate that' The post Scotland fastest growing region for digital outside London appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 19th May by Future Scot
  • StreetChange allows people affected by homelessness to raise money using an online profile The post Edinburgh-based tech company transforming the lives of the homeless appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 19th May by Future Scot
  • Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems June 6th 10:30 to 4:00 University of Edinburgh Business School Location: David Hume Tower Room 4.18 George Square, Edinburgh  EH8 9JS     The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School is hosting a Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems that will focus on the emerging field of entrepreneurial ecosystems and high-growth startup regions.    The workshop will feature talks by two international experts on entrepreneurial ecosystems: Dr. Yas Motoyama of the University of Kansas and Professor Erik Stam of the Utrecht University School of Economics.    The workshop will bring together scholars and policymakers from fields such as business, economics, geography to discuss how regions can support high-growth venture creation and entrepreneurship-led economic development.    Attendance is free and lunch is provided    Agenda:    10:30 - 11:00 Arrival & coffee 11:00 - 11:10 Opening  11:10 - 12.10 First session: Dr. Y...
    Posted Fri 19th May by Ben Spigel
  • Brian Hills, Head of Data at Edinburgh’s The Data Lab won ‘Best in Class’ in the Data Science, Analytics and Quality category at yesterday’s Data 50 Awards in London. The Data 50 Awards is a UK initiative for celebrating data leadership and excellence, compiled by Information Age. The list is updated annually to recognise the top individuals and companies creating business value and innovation from data. Over 300 nominations were received for the 2017 top 50 list and were then further whittled down to a list of 10 ‘Best in Class’ winners that were announced during an awards ceremony yesterday at The post Win for DataLab at UK Data 50 awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 19th May by Future Scot

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  • Tim Cook spoke about device during visit to Glasgow University The post Apple is testing a non-invasive glucose monitor to potentially include in next Watch appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 19th May by Future Scot
  • Introducing Charts, a list for what people are 'really reading and buying' The post When is a bestseller not necessarily a bestseller? When it’s on a ‘bestseller’ list, according to Amazon appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th May by Future Scot
  • Aims to 'strengthen the UK’s position as one of the world’s leading digital economies' The post Conservative manifesto pledges ‘prosperity and security in a digital age’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th May by Future Scot
  • Mobile phone apps took centre stage at company's annual developer conference The post Google Assistant takes on Siri, on the iPhone appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th May by Future Scot
  • Support for using tech to organise lessons, improve learning and increase pupil engagement The post Microsoft’s student teacher programme is a ‘paradigm shift’ for profession appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th May by Future Scot
  • But decision to clear the deal will not be reversed The post EU regulators fine Facebook £94m over WhatsApp purchase appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th May by Future Scot
  • Dramatic increases in computer use are causing health problems among Scottish youths, warns a report from the World Health organisation. Experts speculate that the increase in screen time is leading to a lack of exercise and is thus fuelling the childhood obesity epidemic. Scottish teens are some of the top computer users in Europe, with 79.9 per cent of girls and 83.6 per cent of boys between 11 and 15 spending over two hours on a computer, tablet or phone on weekdays. The figures are higher than England (74.6 and 76.5 per cent respectively) and higher than Wales for girls (76.4) The post Increasing computer use could lead to health problems for Scottish teens appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 17th May by Future Scot
  • The global legal profession is facing a period of unprecedented change with technology set to have the greatest impact on law firms over the next five years, according to a report published today by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP. BDO’s Law Firm Leadership Survey polled the managing partners and senior partners of 50 leading law firms, revealing that more than 80% of participants pointed to technology as the factor most likely to have the greatest impact on their firm. Within every geographic group, law firm leaders were twice as likely to select technology as any other single factor, and 94% The post Legal profession facing unprecedented technological change says report appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 17th May by Future Scot
  • This month we have a talk from Seb Rose
    Posted Wed 31st May by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • Reflections on the EiE conference The post Engage the ‘New’, Invest in the ‘Deep’, Exploit the ‘Global’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 17th May by Future Scot
  • New standards for all Scottish public sector bodies in place by 2018 The post Cyber resilience action plan for Scotland to be ‘accelerated’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
  • We asked our alumni for their tips on switching to digital. Making a career U-turn can be daunting, but many of our students have changed their job (and life) after 16 weeks on our intensive coding course. Here are just some of the reasons they changed career, plus advice for anyone else thinking of doing the same thing. 1.... Read More The post 9 reasons CodeClan students changed career (and why they think you should too) appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 16th May by CodeClan
  • 'Right now there is no clear indication of the first compromise' The post Oddities in WannaCry ransomware puzzle cyber security researchers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
  • Scotland is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant tech hubs on the planet, fuelled by the success of Skyscanner, FanDuel and Freeagent – among other players. This success isn’t just consigned to one region either, with pioneering activities taking place not only in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also in Aberdeen, Dundee and central Scotland. However, much like the rest of the UK, Scotland is also battling a digital skills deficit. If this upward curve in tech innovation is to continue – and in light of Brexit – the Scottish tech sector must ensure that it is equipped with the The post Harnessing experimental learning to secure Scotland’s digital future appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
  • Glasgow-based fintech firm Asura Financial Technologies (AFT) has secured a six-figure investment deal. AFT is the first company to secure a deal with the help of a Glasgow City Council scheme which has been developed to aid small and medium-sized firms rapidly grow. The company develops cost-saving software for stock brokers and wealth managers and has been backed by ESM Investments, a Scottish angel investment group focused on supporting high-growth technology companies. AFT, which is part of Scotland’s fast-growing Fintech sector, was advised on the deal by law firm Harper Macleod after being directed to the firm as part of the council’s new The post Glasgow Fintech firm AFT secures six-figure investment deal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
  • Participants will follow clues from their smartphones The post Caching in on a popular pastime; using GPS to hunt treasure appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th May by Future Scot
  • Health Secretary due to make a Parliamentary statement The post NHS systems ‘returning to normal’ after global attack, says Scottish Government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th May by Future Scot
  • CivTech® 2.0 submission deadline is Thursday 1st June 09:00am The CivTech® 2.0 challenge application portal is now open on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)! You can access the application page in a few ways. 1) Click on a challenge image below and it will take you straight to the application page on PCS. 2) Go to
    Posted Mon 15th May by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Andy Murray, the number one male tennis player in the world, has backed several start-up companies on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The tennis player has invested undisclosed amounts in tech start-up Den and helmet company Morpher, increasing his portfolio on the platform to more than 20 companies. Den, a self-professed smart home system which promises to transform “the way people use light switches and plug sockets around the world” has raised over £1.45m on Seedrs so far. We’re currently raising funds on @Seedrs – so far we’ve secured over £1.45m and will continue to overfund until we reach £2.5m. https://t.co/QzJvgUiaby — Den (@DenAutomation) March 31, The post Andy Murray backs UK start-ups on crowdfunding platform Seedrs appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th May by Future Scot
  • 'Stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is a problem,' says Microsoft president The post ‘It’s like the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th May by Future Scot
  • 'Think twice before clicking on attachments or links,' says Justice Secretary The post Scottish Government announces ‘lessons learned exercise’ in wake of cyber attack appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 14th May by Future Scot
  • In Scotland, patient services continuing to operate says Government The post UK security researcher describes how he stopped global cyber-attack by spending £8 on a domain name appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 13th May by Future Scot
  • 'No evidence that patient data has been compromised' The post 12 Scottish health boards attacked by ransomware; mostly GPs and dentists affected appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 13th May by Future Scot
  • Engineers have add detection and protection against malicious software The post Microsoft responds to attack on NHS as Scotland boards affected grows appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 12th May by Future Scot
  • 'We are taking immediate steps to minimise the impact' - Shona Robison The post Six health boards across Scotland among those hit by UK-wide cyber attack appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 12th May by Future Scot
  • The following position is being advertised by The University of Edinburgh and the recruiter has asked us to spread word through the Girl Geek Scotland Network. Hope it is of interest to some of you. Details below and at the link: Hudson Technology Change & Digital Transformation are now working
    Posted Fri 12th May by Girl Geek Scotland
  • New features include player profiles and Hall of Fame revamp The post Digital rebrand for Cricket Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 12th May by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer, a platform that connects those seeking care with those providing it, has raised a Seed round of £500,000 from Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and BGF Ventures. Harry Briggs, partner at BGF Ventures, said: “We’re delighted to announce our first BGF Ventures investment in Scotland, and we’re excited to help Care Sourcer address the urgent and growing challenge of matching care seekers to the right available care quickly and transparently.” Commenting to Tech City News, Care Sourcer CEO Andrew McGinley said he is “very proud” to have secured this investment and said he feels it validates his firm’s potential. Having previously The post £500,000 raised by Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th May by Future Scot
  • Technology is 'pioneering virtualisation of entire world' The post Google pilots new 360-degree camera from Edinburgh firm appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th May by Future Scot
  • Have you ever fancied giving public speaking a shot? I’d love to speak, but couldn’t spin it out to a whole hour or more? I don’t do Powerpoints! Got something you want to get off of your chest? We are going to continue the lightning speak slots at Scottish Testing this year, and are looking … Continue reading "Call for Speakers – Lightning Talks (Glasgow May 31)"
    Posted Thu 11th May by Scottish Testing
  • Nearly 150 students recently completed a postgraduate elective course on eMarketing The post Academic and industry partnership helping close digital skills gap appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th May by Future Scot
  • Scottish firm joins handful of US asset managers backing fast-growing private tech companies The post When Jeff Bezos is in the the UK, who does he visit? Edinburgh’s Ballie Gifford appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • XpoNorth unveils a packed programme for 2017 The post Scotland’s creative industries festival gets down to business appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th May by Future Scot
  • Looking for a new work challenge, Kat swapped a career in journalism and PR for web development after 16 weeks at CodeClan. After my original degree in psychology I trained as a journalist, working in Scotland and then New Zealand for a while. I then moved into public relations and broader communications work, and I’ve... Read More The post Meet our graduates: Kat, from journalist to Junior Website Developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 15th May by CodeClan
  • Join us in Glasgow at the next Scottish Testing Group meeting on May 31st, where the theme is “Automation”. Dan Martland (Edge Testing) will be speaking on: Next Generation Testers In the early days of professional testing, structure and objectivity were seen as paramount – the best testers did what they were asked, how they were … Continue reading "Next Generation Testers – Glasgow, 31 May 2017"
    Posted Wed 10th May by Scottish Testing
  • App allows people to order and receive medication at a time that suits The post Glasgow healthtech start-up raises finance for prescription platform launch appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • Hardware and desktop applications go on show in Tokyo today The post Create your own ‘street view’ with the launch of 360 degree cameras for consumers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • Company has been able to retain margins despite number of competitors The post Apple worth $800bn after shares gain 33% in a year appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • By 2022, smart machines may replace highly trained staff in medicine, law and IT The post Artificial Intelligence could turn some skilled professions ‘into utilities’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • Only available at .com; no details of UK availability yet The post Amazon unveils touchscreen Echo device with video conferencing feature appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • 'Founders can access capital armed with nothing more than a slick website' The post Value of Bitcoin soars to a new high as start-ups seek capital appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • After 10 years, a new direction beckons The post The importance of story arc: XpoNorth’s Amanda Millen interviewed appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • Director Michael Radford discusses his ‘biopic’ of Andrea Bocelli The post ‘I hope they don’t throw me to the lions’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • Two new documentaries partly set in Africa, but that is where the comparison ends The post Filmmaking is alive and well in the Highlands and Islands appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot
  • What makes hit television? Commissioning editors at the BBC share their insights The post We look for something where you go: ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th May by Future Scot