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News and updates from the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession.


Build your Delivery Management Skills

Develop your delivery management skills with the Scottish Digital Academy.

Sign up now for our Delivery Manager Practitioners course to understand more about agile project management techniques to collaborate within digital product development teams, to facilitate the best ways to deliver results on-time and within budget.

Our two-day course launches on May 11th and is open to all professionals within the public or third sector with experience in project delivery. Find out more here:

Creating a Tech Nation

Work is underway to help transform Scotland into one of Europe’s leading economies to start or grow a technology business.

Find out more about the steps that are being taken here: Building a tech nation - (

Tech Talent Charter: Inclusion in Tech Festival 2022

Discussing the steps that the Scottish Government’s Digital Profession are taking to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, Roz Britton (Talent and Capability Lead) joined the panel at this year’s Inclusion in Tech Festival.

Listen back to her session: This Works: D&I Invisible Lenses and learn more about the work that we are doing to support neurodiverse colleagues.

2022 Inclusion in Festival Video Recordings (


New centre to tackle cyber threats

Scotland’s ability to prevent and respond to the growing cyber threat will be increased with the creation of a new Scottish Cyber Co-ordination Centre (SC3).

The £1.5 million central coordination function will strengthen Scotland’s resilience to withstand the highest level of cyber threat. 

The Scottish Government’s Covid Recovery Strategy commits to establishing a recognised, authoritative and collaborative function to combat the accelerating threat of cyber attack. This has led to the creation of the SC3, which will pool expertise to: share intelligence; provide early warning of cyber threat and attacks; manage incidents and lead recovery. Recruitment for a head of the centre is already underway, with SC3 set to be formally launched later this year.

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Preparing pupils for careers in tech

Every primary and secondary school across Scotland will receive support to refresh computing science for pupils.

Backed by up to £1.3 million from the Scottish Government, secondary schools can bid for grants of up to £3,000 to purchase additional computing science equipment, devices, software or teaching resources.

Every school will also receive two class sets pocket-sized computers that introduce pupils to how software and hardware work together.

Preparing pupils for careers in tech - (


Empowering Women to become our future digital leaders

Empowering Women is a unique leadership programme sponsored by Scottish Government. It aims to support women to develop their skills and become the digital leaders of the future.  

Sam Cox, Digital Policy Officer within Scottish Government tells us about her experiences as one of the newest cohort of students on the course.

Digital Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme - Digital (

How I started a new cyber-security career

Gurjeet Shetra is a new Cyber Security Compliance and Assurance Manager within Scottish Government. She tells our partners at the Ada Lovelace Festival about why she chose to specialise in cyber security and the importance of encouraging more women into the field.

Taking The First Steps On My Cyber Career Journey – Gender balance in Computing Science (

Building digital skills across Scotland’s public sector

The Scottish Digital Academy has ambitious plans in place to build the nation’s digital skills.

Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Digital Academy sets out his vision for how this will be achieved through new course offers and a focus on digital leadership.

Developing a digital leadership pathway | FutureScot

The vital role of digital in reducing climate change - reflections from COP26

The Scottish Government’s Digital Policy team reflect on the importance of digital in achieving net zero by 2045.

The team hosted an engaging round table during COP26 attended by delegates from a range of public and private sector organisations. Participants emphasised the need for continued collaboration on tackling climate change and ensuring that a diverse range of voices are heard as we continue working towards our net zero ambitions.

Digital Reflections on our Digital and Climate Change COP 26 roundtable - Digital (

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