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ScotlandIS chief to launch new ‘digital nation’ strategy

Jane Morrison-Ross

Jane Morrison-Ross: tribute

Scotland’s new digital leader will today outline plans for a new strategy to work with stakeholders across every sector of the economy to turn Scotland into a digital nation.

A new programme will be launched in January to collaborate with industry including micro, SME and enterprise level organisations and work across the public sector.

Jane Morrison-Ross, who succeeds Polly Purvis as CEO of ScotlandIS, will say the strategy aims to “ensure that we have a truly transformational approach, enabling, empowering, promoting and growing Scotland’s reputation, status and economy as the Digital Nation,”

Addressing today’s ScotScot Conference in Edinburgh, she will pay tribute to her predecessor’s work in the sector, in particular her contribution to setting up TheDataLab, the dotScot Registry and CodeClan.

“I am lucky.  Polly Purvis, the outgoing CEO of ScotlandIS, has created an excellent launchpad for our ambition both for Scotland and ScotlandIS,” Ms Morrison-Ross will say.

“This is a legacy that will continue to evolve, ensure the changing skills needs of our members and industry will continue to be met.

“Building on the solid foundations laid by Dr Polly Purvis OBE, I intend for ScotlandIS to become the organisation that creates one window to the digital and technology economy in Scotland. We will be the channel to international markets for our members and a catalyst for innovation and excellence.

“We will do this by focusing on the international opportunities for our members, by working to create a ‘brand’ for Scotland as the country to look at for expertise and solutions in digital technologies.”

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Interview with Jane Morrison-Ross

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