Digital

  • Tools and tips from a digital dad

    30th March 2020 by

    Blog post by Jono Ellis, Lead Performance Analyst for the Digital Directorate…and a dad. I agreed to write a little blog post sharing some of the tools and ideas I am using whilst working from home before I was working from home AND also working as a part-time teacher for my daughter. Since everyone seems...

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  • Payments Programme – Beta Partner Wanted!

    21st February 2020 by

    UPDATE 24/03/20 *Please note in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have opted to hold the event online, with a change of date. As such, attendance will NO LONGER be limited to 2 individuals per organisation* The project is now looking to procure a partner to deliver the next (Beta) phase of the project and is...

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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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why I thought Agile was a fad and why it’s not – Scottish Digital Academy

    30th September 2019 by

    Have you ever wondered what is Agile? And whether or not it’s a fad or if it’s here to stay? Find out what our guest writers Jen and Hilary had to say about their experience prior to attending one of our courses as well as what they had to say after. Jen Mcleod, Scottish Government...

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  • Accessibility and public sector websites

    23rd September 2019 by

    Kevin White, Head of Accessibility with the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Designer, explains what the legislation means if you’re a public body and what you can do to meet the requirements. What is accessibility? Accessibility describes a quality of a thing, whether a website, building or cooker. An accessible product or service is...

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  • Opportunity to work with SPPA, Scottish Public Pensions Agency

    27th August 2019 by

    The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) administers pensions on behalf of the Scottish Government for Teachers, the Police and Firefighters as well as for employees of the National Health Service in Scotland. The agency are looking to transform to improve the way they provide this vital service to the public sector. To make sure we...

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