29th February 2024 by Stewart Hamilton
Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer, provides strategic information security direction, assurance, and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work to introduce ScotAccount. ScotAccount is an online service that allows people to sign in to public services in a user-centred and secure way. It makes accessing services easier and…
27th October 2023 by Stewart Hamilton
Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer within Scottish Government, provides strategic information security direction, assurance and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work of the digital identity programme.
11th November 2022 by Helen Davidson
Michaela Omelkova, Data Ethics Advisor for the Data & Intelligence Network, introduces us to the pilot public engagement panel looking at the use of Public Sector data. Reading Time: 4 minutes Using data to monitor rainfall will sound uncontroversial to most people. On the other hand, using data to identify vulnerable individuals at risk of…
7th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
After months of planning, we were delighted to finally be able to bring the Data Science Accelerator cohort of participants and mentors for 2022 together with The Data Lab at our recent launch event in Edinburgh. This year marks the fifth edition of this innovative capability building programme and we are delighted to welcome 16 applicants and volunteer mentors onto the accelerator.
21st July 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Joyce Dalgleish, Business Change Manager, Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative. The Data Science Accelerator is a 12 week development programme that gives public sector analysts the opportunity to build their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator is helping to develop data science capability…
10th May 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
The Data Science Accelerator offers public sector analysts a fantastic opportunity to develop their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator provides protected time to explore your real-life work challenge with the support of a mentor, or to help others as a volunteer mentor.
3rd December 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
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…
22nd February 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government and Interim CEO, Research Data Scotland. Research Data Scotland’s mission is to improve the health, economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Scotland by enabling innovation and research through access to data for research in the public good. It will also aim to attract investment into Scotland by…
15th February 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
Find out what’s changed and what it means for teams delivering public services. We’ve updated the Digital First Service Standard. The updated standard is now called the Digital Scotland Service Standard, with a new, risk-based approach to assessment being developed by the Digital Assurance Office to be confirmed in April. The Digital First Service…
8th December 2020 by Stewart Hamilton
The Digital Directorate’s, Digital Participation team are seeking engagement from the public, organisations and businesses on an open digital dialogue to gather opinions on the collection and use of information online. This work is being done as part of discussions on what it means to be an Ethical Digital Nation. We want to ensure that…