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SCOTLANDIS IS THE MEMBERSHIP AND CLUSTER MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION FOR SCOTLAND’S DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRY.

SCOTLANDIS AT A GLANCE

  • ScotlandIS members employ about 60,000 people
  • 85% of ScotlandIS members are SMEs
  • ScotlandIS represent over 1000 companies through our cluster ecosystem, with more than 300 within our core membership
  • ScotlandIS members contribute about £4.7bn to Scotland’s GVA
  • Around 6,500 people attended ScotlandIS events in 2019/20
  • Scotland’s digital tech sector contributes about £7.5bn to Scotland’s GVA
  • 13,000 digital tech job opportunities are created every year in Scotland, filling all of them would add £1bn to Scotland’s GVA
  • Scotland has 3,900 digital technologies companies
  • Scotland’s digital tech sector grows 1.5 times faster than overall economy
  • We are the 4th strongest export sector in Scotland, exporting more than £3.3bn
  • 100,000 people work in digital technologies roles across the Scottish economy
  • Average annual salary of digital tech workers: £36,900 = 26% higher than average salary of all workers in Scotland

SCOTLANDIS IS AT THE HEART OF SCOTLAND’S DIGITAL ECONOMY, SHAPING, CHANGING AND DRIVING IT FORWARD.

We work with members and partners to support the wider digital transformation of business and society. Digital technologies underpin modern business and is critical to Scotland’s economic success. The digital technologies industry in Scotland employs over 70,000 people, offering a wide range of skills and professional services from niche specialised companies to global players. 

Our membership includes technology businesses across a wide range of sectors covering telecoms, software, IT services, infrastructure specialists and digital media companies, in addition to universities, the public sector, financial services, energy industries and specialist providers.

ScotlandIS works closely with Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland to underline the importance of the digital technologies industry to the Scottish economy.

ScotlandIS has been the driving force behind the development of the ICT and Digital Technologies Skills Investment Plan, published  by SDS and now in the early stage of delivery.  This aims to reinforce and improve all aspects of the skills pipeline, from the schools curriculum to work place skills development.  

In addition the team at ScotlandIS undertake industry specific research such as the annual Scottish Technology Industry Survey, salary data and end market research.   They also lobby policy makers and government on industry issues, for example connectivity and infrastructure improvements, and are viewed as a trusted source of information, providing a strong industry voice.

We provide members with connections up, down and across the industry, relevant market intelligence and acts as a single voice to policy makers.  Ensuring a continuing supply of current and future skills is a major area of focus and ScotlandIS facilitates a range of groups or clusters including cyberdatainfrastructure, software engineering and Mobility as a Service

Natalie Sparks
Digital Economy Specialist

Scottish Enterprise

Richard Grey
Head of Information Security FreeAgent / Moderator

Cyber Scotland Connect

Bill Buchanan
Professor of Cryptography

Napier University

Malcolm Mcphedran
Senior Security Manager

Cap Gemini

Goals

In Cyber Security? Join our Cyber Cluster today

If you are a Cyber Security company with a base in Scotland you can join us today. Simply complete a quick and easy form to join and we’ll be in touch with news about events, opportunities and much more.

Educating for a future in cyber security

The Cyber Cluster works on behalf of the cyber community supporting its growth and innovation. To help set direction and steer the cyber cluster a Cyber Cluster advisory group has been set up.

This group meets quarterly and helps to ensure that the cyber cluster is focussed on the right activities to deliver the most impact to the cyber community.

Jamie Graves
Director

L-Point

Federico Charosky
Chief Executive Officer

Quorum Cyber

David Lanc
CEO

Ionburst

Marisa Metcalf
Partner Account Manager

Cisco

Lorna Edwards
Head of Business Engagement

Abertay University

Natalie Coull
Head of Division of Cyber Security

Abertay University

Jean Carletta
Cyber Resilience Impact Officer

St. Andrews University

Partnerships

ScotlandIS Cyber works with many key partners and is a proud member of the Cyber Scotland Partnership, Global EPIC and part of the UKC3 board.

We work closely with Scottish Government supporting their cyber resilience strategic framework and action plans. We also work closely with Scottish Enterprise to ensure we collectively support and grow the cyber sector in Scotland.

As part of the Cyber Scotland Partnership and outwith this partnerships we would closely with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) as well as many more.

Our key partners

Cyber Clusters

Wider Ecosystem stakeholders

Our team

Our staff team are here to help and support our members. Knowledgeable and dedicated they work to connect members with the talent of the future, to leaders in business, and to policy makers in government. Forging partnerships, realising potential and helping our members build and strengthen their relationships with customers, government, partners and suppliers is all part of what we do.

Our board

Our board is elected by our membership and represents digital companies, small and large, academia and businesses providing specialist services to the digital industry.

Ross Murray
Membership Liaison Officer

David Ferguson
Head of ScotlandIS Data

Speak to one of our team today

To find out more about our membership packages and to tell us more about your business

  01506 472 200

ross.murray@gajiadian.com

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