Earlier in the year I shared our plans for 2019 as we move to being a combined cluster management organisation and membership body, with a strong focus on cyber and data.
There is another element to our evolution; this is the year I plan to retire.
We have a fabulous membership full of interesting, innovative and growing technology businesses who build and deliver high quality goods and services. We also have a great team at ScotlandIS, dedicated and knowledgeable. So I think now is a great time to hand on to someone who can bring fresh passion to the organisation with the belief that technology can be a real force for good, who can help develop the potential of the digital technologies industry as a major force in the new economy and lead the team during the next phase of development.
Collectively the board and the management team have real ambition to build ScotlandIS and I believe we’re very well placed for the new phase of growth. I will remain in post until a new CEO has been appointed to ensure a smooth and orderly transition. However, I’m planning by the autumn to ‘hang up my boots’ and take that long break I’ve been promising myself!
Please be assured that the team will continue to be here to work with you and your colleagues. As we build the team, we’re also strengthening it by promoting Karen Meechan to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Karenand I have worked together for over ten years and she knows our members and the business inside out. She’s been the person who has made the organisation work day-to-day, growing the membership and creating the Digital Technology Awards – and she led ScotlandIS while I was setting up CodeClan.
If you have any questions on any of the above please do get in touch, otherwise I look forward to catching up with you at one of our events in the near future.