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.
Chief Executive Officer
Role: Karen is a passionate supporter of the Scottish digital tech industry and has been for over 17 years. As Chief Executive Officer of ScotlandIS, the membership body for the industry, she is inspired daily by innovative solutions that are created by the sector that change the way we all live. One of the greatest parts of her job is watching these companies take something from little more than an idea on paper, to a hugely successful business.
Role: Our members told us that access to skills was one of the industry’s biggest
issues, so we set up the e-Placement Scotland programme – a joint venture
employability partnership between ScotlandIS and Edinburgh Napier
University, funded by the Scottish Funding Council. The programme
is employer lead and completely flexible to your business, placements can
be from 3 to 12 months both full and part time. It is a completely free
service to advertise your role and match your candidate. We are here to
simplify your experience of setting up flexible Technology
focussed placements for students from universities and colleges across
Scotland. Placement students will have been studying a variety of
computing, software engineering and other IT-related courses and learning
about up-to-the minute IT developments. Our aim is to match students with
relevant work placements to meet industry demands. Through this valuable
work experience, students will increase their employability skills and gain a
greater understanding of workplace challenges. For employers, this
innovative approach could significantly aid with longer term growth and
Role: I am a Consultant that specialises in Management Accountancy. I hold a full AAT qualification and is a full member of the AAT. I love to read and attend music concerts in my spare time. I love to dance and sing, though singing is usually very off-key…
Role: I’m the first point of contact for your ScotlandIS membership.
If you would like to have a chat about your benefits, add a news story to our website or just want to find out more, feel free to give me a call!
Role: Responsible for the event co-ordination and promotion of Cyber Scotland Week 2023 – an annual week-long series of events dedicated to educating and raising awareness of the importance of cyber security to organisations and the community. Fiona is also responsible for running our Scotland Women in Cyber group events, bringing together women working in cyber security in Scotland to share challenges, opportunities and areas for collaboration.
Role: I am responsible for the production and delivery of events across the various areas of the organisation. I work with the ScotlandIS team to deliver events that aim to meet the priorities of our members and cluster groups.
Among other events, I have the pleasure of producing our Digital Tech Awards to celebrate the amazing work being done in the sector and our annual Scotsoft Conference.
Role: Joanne manages the day-to-day marketing activities, working to ensure all marketing efforts align with the ScotlandIS mission and strategy. Among her responsibilities, Joanne runs the regular marketing comms, creates marketing campaigns, manages social channels, promotes the work of members to a wider audience, and supports management and promotion of events. Joanne is enthusiastic about showcasing the innovations and opportunities of Scotland’s digital tech sector, and how it can transform the way we live.
Role: Beverly runs our series of ITMS Community events; events for IT managed service providers taking place across Scotland, aimed at emphasising the importance of embedding cyber security resilience in their organisations and how they can work with cyber security companies to better serve their clients. Bev is also working with an advisory group of ITMS providers to create an ITMS Charter, defining a set of standards and values to be expected of ITMS providers in Scotland and allow for quality-assured service.
Head of ScotlandIS Data and Cyber Development Lead
Role: Within ScotlandIS I wear two different yet complimentary hats working across both the Cyber and Data clusters. Within the Cyber cluster I am the Cyber Development Lead, involved in the delivery of cyber related projects to enhance the community within the cluster.
As manager of the Data cluster, I develop the data ecosystem through community engagement, raising the cluster profile, knowledge sharing events and networking. In addition, the cluster provides market intelligence and assists by highlighting opportunities for skills development, recruitment and funding.