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Data. It’s not just about the numbers…

Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the Direct Marketing Association, discusses why the data and marketing industry must elevate the status of data in order to build trust with consumers and...

Inspiration and imagination in data-driven innovation comes to Edinburgh

Technical solutions alone are not enough if we are to address the challenges of the data revolution, writes Dr Drew Hemment Each year, Edinburgh’s Festivals bring people together from...

Our sector experts: Caroline Parkinson, Creative Industries

Data is the thread through this programme supporting ten industries over the next ten years to maximise their potential not just for the sectors themselves but for their customers,...

Our sector experts: Gemma Cassells, Public Sector

I’m passionate about exploring how the region can work collaboratively to solve challenges. The breadth of services provided by the public sector means there is no shortage of opportunities...

Our sector experts: Damien McGarrigle, Financial Services and FinTech

The unique nature of the Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal, through the Data-Driven Innovation programme, presents an amazing opportunity to prepare the region for an increasingly rapid...

Mind the gap: Let’s improve our use of data in teaching

School pupils can learn about data in fun and interactive teaching sessions that will help us tackle Scotland’s skills gap, writes Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning at...

Edinburgh’s data innovation pioneers

The Capital’s reputation for festivals and tourism could help turn the City Region into a hub for data-driven innovation, explains Brendan Miles, Digital Business Director of arts and entertainment...

Welcome to the innovation ecosystem

With a membership that encompasses the software, IT, and telecommunications industries as well as digital agencies, trade body ScotlandIS straddles a crucial space at a pivotal moment. We caught...

Data: Fuelling the fourth industrial revolution

There is a widespread view that data is powering unprecedented change in every aspect of our lives. But what do the consequences of such change look like for Scotland?...

Fintech in pole position for data-driven innovation

While the Bitcoins of this world have been in the media spotlight, the impact of Fintech is more apparent in the way we are using smartphone apps to manage...