Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Edinburgh, the country's capital and second-largest city, was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual, and industrial powerhouses of Europe. It currently has a vibrant Finance and technology economy and is known for it culture e.g. the Edinburgh Festival and book festival. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city,was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. The water surrounding Scotland consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital.

In response to growing recognition of the importance of eHealth development, ScotGov is calling for opinions and feedback on their approach to eHealth.

The Scottish Government is requesting feedback on Digital Health Strategy in Scotland

Spotlight on Data at Company Connecting

Spring has sprung and it's the beginning of an exciting new week here at Company Connecting! We are taking a brief break from our series of topical articles and focusing on data. The reason? We are heading to Datafest 17 in Edinburgh on Wednesday of this week between the 22nd and 24th of March....

Edinburgh IT Companies: The 2017 Infographic Series from Company Connecting

 Edinburgh IT Companies Infographic using CC data to provide real insight into some exciting work going on within Edinburgh's IT & Tech industry

Spotlight on Edinburgh: Big Data For Humans

Continuing our Edinburgh theme with Big Data For Humans, a software as a service software provide geared globally towards retail and travel.

Big Data for Humans was founded by Peter Ellen [ previously founder of Fopp - sold to HMV plc and Maxymiser Inc - sold to Oracle] and Steven Rose [ formerly Maxymiser, Inidcia]. We provide SaaS software that helps retail and travel companies around the world understand who their customers are so they can make more money. Clients include Selfridges,Tesco and AirAsia.

This is the Logo for Big Data for Humans accompanying the CC article.

Spotlight on Edinburgh: An Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin

Edinburgh is home to many fantastic IT / Tech companies, from SkyScanner to ZoneFox. Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin, who's passionate about the city.

Hi there, could you tell us a little about StartEdin got started and what your mission is as a company?

Datafest 2017 is an international summit held across two days, March 23rd and 24th, in Edinburgh Scotland. The focus of the summit is to hear from international experts, innovators and other key players to consider the impact that data has on society at large. The hashtag #DataChangesEverything which the festival was announced under is a clear example of the scope and ambitions of the festival, which is organised by Data Labs.

Datafest log for Data fest 2017 - Company Connecting is Exhibiting on the 23rd and 24th March

Company Connecting at Datafest 2017

DataFest is a two day summit hosted by DataLabs that attracts international experts in data.

Artificial Intelligence and Related Skills Infographic

Using Company Connecting data to create an infographic of AI companies in the UK