Stewart Hamilton

Written 92 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

Secure your place at CivTech Demo Day 6 now!

17th January 2022

CivTech will host its annual ‘Demo Day’ online on Tuesday 8 February, streaming live from the Assembly Rooms in Central Edinburgh. CivTech was launched in 2016 by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, in partnership with the Economy Directorate. It is commonly regarded as the world’s first Government-run accelerator for digital public services and has a…

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Making our first payments using the Payments Service

17th January 2022

Blog by Alasdair Murray, Business Analyst, Cloud And Digital Services Division. On Wednesday 8th December, the SG Payments Service, which is operated by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, successfully processed its first payroll run for Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland). While it’s a cause for celebration, we know that it’s only the tip of…

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Running a data maturity assessment project

20th December 2021

Blog by Sally Kerr, Project Manager, Data Standards team. My name is Sally Kerr and I am a Project Manager in the Digital Directorate’s, Data Standards team. An important part of my role in the team is the development of Data Transformation Framework. Data transformation is the journey towards improvement and increased capability in using…

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From tiny acorns: delivering a new payments service

7th December 2021

Hugh Wallace, Service Owner, Digital Directorate, talks about the build up to a significant milestone for Scottish Government’s payments service. It feels like a timely moment to be writing about Scottish Government’s payments service. It was almost three years ago to the day when a small team – just four of us at the time…

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Reflections on the Women in Tech festival

3rd December 2021

Blog by Sam Cox, Policy Officer, People, Strategy, and Corporate Services Division. Following my attendance at the recent Empowering Women to lead Digital Transformation course, I was offered a place at the Women in Tech festival, run by Scott Logic, which I was delighted to accept. The goals of the festival were for attendees to…

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CivTech 6 – Challenge 12 update

24th November 2021

Hi, my name is Shona Nicol, and I head up a team in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, that covers technical data policy and I’d like to give everyone an update on a CivTech Challenge that I’m sponsoring along with NatureScot and the Data and Intelligence Network. I have spoken about this project in a…

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Reflections on our Digital and Climate Change COP 26 roundtable

17th November 2021

Blog by Sam Cox, Policy Officer, People, Strategy, and Corporate Services Division. In my last blog post, I walked you through the work that we had been doing in the lead-up to our round table at COP26 and why this work is important. The roundtable took place on 2 November in Scotland’s Climate Ambition Zone…

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Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme – Update

17th November 2021

Blog by Sam Cox, Policy Officer, People, Strategy, and Corporate Services Division. At the end of my last blog post about my experience on the Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme,  I had recently completed my first two face-to-face learning sessions, one coaching session, and a variety of collaborative team meetings surrounding our group…

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Finding out what people need to learn about cloud

9th November 2021

Blog by Serena Nusing, senior service designer, and Mark Daniels, senior user researcher, Digital Transformation Division. The Cloud First programme within the Digital Directorate aims to support the Scottish Government and Scottish public sector in their journey to cloud ensuring they’re able to realise the benefits of cloud. In this blog, Serena Nusing, senior service designer,…

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Research on Equality Protected Characteristics

4th November 2021

A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of Scottish Government and our partners. Following on from recent blogs by the Data & Intelligence Network on linking the people & places of Scotland and our Ethics Framework, this blog explains another recent project taking place within the Network. This project seeks to explain how…

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