Fiona McKinnon

Fiona McKinnon: Five Key Changes… in Programmatic Advertising

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. Programmatic ad buying has changed the face of online advertising in recent years, but there remains confusion around what it actually is. Here is…

Derek McKay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution and Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech, meet 2017 challenge winners Replicade

Scottish Government CivTech 3.0 accelerator opens up £250k contract opportunities

The third round of a ground-breaking digital accelerator programme which seeks ingenious tech solutions to public sector problems and offers entrepreneurs and start-ups access to potentially life changing opportunities is underway. Part of the Scottish…

Gerard Grech

Scottish tech sector booms on back of talent and skills base

Scotland’s tech sector is booming, according to new data from Tech Nation. The number of jobs in digital tech in Scotland hit 48,448 in 2017, up 8 per cent on 2016’s total. Three Scottish tech…

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Public services across Scotland could be transformed by IoT initiative

CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, welcomes Capita plc’s proposal to roll out Internet of Things (IoT) capability across SWAN, Scotland’s public-sector network infrastructure. The announcement is a major step towards…

Bob MacDonald

Wood unveils new technology fund for nuclear decommissioning

Wood plc has launched a new fund that will invest in technologies for nuclear decommissioning developed by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund is to bring about…

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AutoRek doubles office space in Garment Factory move

AutoRek, a provider of financial, operational and regulatory reporting and control software, has been confirmed as the latest occupier for The Garment Factory, a unique and contemporary office development in Glasgow’s city centre. AutoRek, which also has…

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Demand for data science skills in Scotland continue to rise

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to grow in Scotland, underlining its strength as a global leader in the field. This has been demonstrated by the announcement of the biggest ever intake of Data Lab…

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Scottish legal tech company snaps up international award

Edinburgh based legal tech company SnapDragon has been listed at number 55 on Disrupt 100, an influential list of the companies with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. SnapDragon uses smart software and business’ intellectual…

Praful Desai, Business Development Director at TVSquared

TVSquared Australia Opens as Advertiser Demand for TV Performance Analytics Grows

TVSquared, the TV performance analytics and optimisation company, has opened TVSquared Australia. The Sydney-based offices will provide ground support for Australia’s $3.1 billion TV advertising market, which represents one of TVSquared’s fastest-growing regions. TVSquared makes…

Paul Roberts (CEO) and Mike Evans (CTO)

KA Leisure invest in New Innovation to improve Customer Experience

On the eve of the ActiveUprising Conference, KA Leisure announces that it will be rolling out the MyCustomerLens platform across seven of its North Ayrshire venues. KA Leisure becomes the first Leisure Trust in the…

Private equity house invests £44 million in Global Processing Services

Dunedin, the Edinburgh-based private equity house, has invested in the £44 million funding of Global Processing Services (“GPS”), the global payments processor and tech powerhouse behind the most exciting digital banks, challenger banks, fin-techs and…

Philip Large

Brightsolid appoints new chief information officer

Brightsolid, the Scottish colocation and cloud solutions company, has appointed an interim chief information officer to lead an ongoing transformation of its technology and service delivery offerings. Philip Large, who brings over 20 years of…

Three gens of carbon dating, image credit to SUERC

New carbon dating tech in Scotland a world first

Scotland is now home to the world’s newest carbon dating system, which is twice as fast as existing technologies. Scientists at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) in East Kilbride, one of just four…

Nick Harvey of Smart IT

Odoo ERP consultancy opens Scottish operation

Smart Information Technologies, an independent Odoo enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting firm,  has opened a new office in Edinburgh. The firm, which provides ERP software consultancy, professional and implementation services for public and private sector…

Matthew Elson, CEO of SHE Software

Record growth sees SHE Software end year on a high at nearly £4m turnover

Scottish tech company SHE Software has revealed record annual results for 2017-2018. The East Kilbride-based software developer has maintained its rapid growth over the past 12 months, continuing the 60 per cent per annum growth rate of the past…

Student and staff innovators celebrate success at awards

Inventive products and services pioneered by students, staff and recent graduates have been showcased at the University of Edinburgh’s annual innovation awards.  Winning entries include a process that turns disposable coffee cups into fertiliser, an…

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QueryClick Appoints Key Senior Roles to Drive Growth

The Edinburgh head-quartered digital marketing consultancy, QueryClick, has made a series of strategic senior hires and promotions to bolster its future growth and expansion plans. Based in QueryClick’s London office, Kristi Hoyle joins as Head…

Keith Brown

£2 million fund to improve business digital capabilities

A £2 million Digital Development Loan has been launched to provide companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering as well as…

Sam Subesinghe

Scottish technology companies lead 2018 investment

Scottish technology companies were responsible for the majority of all venture capital raised in Scotland in the first three months of 2018. Figures from KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, which highlights key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing…

Peter Whittle

Traveltek restructures sales management function to aid global expansion

Traveltek Group Ltd has restructured its sales management function as the company looks to embark on its next phase of global expansion. It follows the departure of Global Sales Director, Peter Whittle, who over the past…

Allan McEwan

CityFibre makes key appointment to deliver Aberdeen’s full fibre future

CityFibre has appointed a dedicated development manager for Aberdeen ahead of the transformation of the city’s digital infrastructure – which will see a £40m investment in to the roll out of gold standard full fibre…

Gary Stewart

Wayra UK and University of Edinburgh announce Scotland’s first AI and Blockchain Accelerator

Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced thatWayra UK, Telefonica’s open innovation platform, and the University of Edinburgh are launching an AI and Blockchain Accelerator that will welcome 20 start-ups a year from September. This partnership which will…

Left to right are Craig Donnelly, Neil Logan, Jennifer Adams and Stuart Kerr of Incremental Group (by Stewart Attwood)

Incremental acquires Cheshire-based Gap Consulting

Incremental Group, the digital technology services company and Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner, has acquired Cheshire-based Gap Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner, in a deal that strengthens Incremental’s overall…

Glasgow tech company acquired by semiconductor giant

Glasgow-based Stream Technologies has been bought by chip design company ARM  to provide improved connectivity for internet of things (IoT) devices for an undisclosed sum. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Stream was founded on 2000 and is a…

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iomart secures £80 million funding package to aid growth

After announcing a 9% increase in turnover to £97.7m, iomart Group Plc, the Scottish cloud computing and managed hosting services provider, has announced a substantial increase in its funding facility from Bank of Scotland. Read the…