Digital

  • Data Delivery Group 2020 update

    5th February 2020 by

    Blog by Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government. Scotland’s Data Delivery Group aims to steer the work of organisations around Scotland to agree how we work together to best achieve our vision: To use Scotland’s data to its full potential by driving innovation, improving public services and unlocking economic value – saving time, money and...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Working towards a prototype

    4th February 2020 by

    In this blog, Mike Crockart, Delivery Lead for the Digital Identity Scotland (DIS) Programme, provides an update following recent procurements and work which has begun on a prototype… “A reusable digital identity service will require the clear understanding, trust, and engagement of users. Our solution will be founded on user-centric principles reducing the need for...

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  • Launch of 2020 Analytical Exchange programme

    3rd February 2020 by

    Blog by Professor Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician & Data Officer, Scottish Government The Analytical Exchange programme matches analysts working in Scotland with voluntary sector organisations requesting help around data, analysis, statistics and research on very short sharp projects. These can be anywhere between an afternoon to 10 working days. Individuals or small groups of statisticians,...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Looking ahead to 2020

    19th December 2019 by

    In this latest blog we hear an update from Lesley Allen, Strategic Lead, looking back on the past few months and sharing our initial planning as we move into 2020. Welcome to our final edition for 2019 with all the latest updates on the Digital Identity Scotland Programme. Since our last blog in September, there...

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  • Cloud news – Your Cloud Community newsletter

    16th December 2019 by

    Welcome to the first Cloud Community update. We hosted our first Cloud Community event on Thursday, 28 November in Edinburgh. This forms part of the Cloud First Programme of work. The aim of the programme is: To help organisations across the Scottish public sector realise benefits associated with using cloud. Sharing best practice to support...

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  • Happy 1st Birthday DDaT Profession

    9th December 2019 by

    Scottish Government’s Digital Data and Technology Profession (DDaT) is one year old.  Over 650 people across Scottish Government and associated bodies are part of the DDaT profession, one with circa 17,000 people across all UK government bodies. Why does this matter to you? Well, the Digital, Data and Technology Profession builds and manages services that...

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  • Digital Champions Programme 2020 – Scottish Digital Academy

    5th December 2019 by

    Nominations now open for Digital Champions Programme 2020 Since its inception in 2013, more than 270 public service leaders have participated in the Scottish Government’s Digital Champions Programme. The programme has been designed to give leaders the knowledge, skills and confidence to champion digital within their organisations and encourage innovative use of digital tools and...

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  • 5 things I learned from my first content crit

    4th December 2019 by

    Just days into my role as a new content designer I faced a baptism of fire – my first content crit. This meant the whole content design team – 10 of us – gathered to give frank feedback on my first content piece. No pressure! I rise from the flames to share what I learned:...

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  • Reflections on content design, Agile and Waterscrumban

    3rd December 2019 by

    I recently spent a year on secondment to Scottish Parliament working, as part of its web and online project, on content for its new website. I’m glad I did it and if you’re thinking about a secondment, go for it. As well as learning more about how the Parliament works, my time in Holyrood: gave...

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  • New start? Feels like home already – Scottish Digital Academy

    27th November 2019 by

    In September 2019 I joined the Scottish Digital Academy from 25 year career in NHS Scotland yet coming to SG is less of a new start and more like a home from home. Way back in 2006, I’d spent a couple of years working closely with the SG as an NHS communications manager on new...

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