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ScotSoft Reveals Keynote Speakers Ahead of 2024 Event

The Scottish tech event returns to the EICC on Thursday 26th September to showcase the best of tech, as well as the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards.

Scottish tech conference ScotSoft has announced its first batch of speakers, including two of its keynotes by way of futurist Joe Little and ethical hacker, Tom Johnson.

The other speakers – among many others – include head of incident response and threat intelligence at Quorum Cyber, James Allman-Talbot; professor of machine learning & computer vision at Robert Gordon University, Eyad Elyan; and Sheryl Newman & Gemma Jones, CEO of Appetite for Business and director of enterprise sustainability at PwC, respectively.

Keynote speaker professor Joe Little is currently an honorary professor at the University of Stirling and senior advisor to the chief futurist at Deloitte.

He has 37 years of industry experience at BP, BAE (Space and Comms) and beyond. His primary focus in the last decade and half has been researching emerging technology, educating executives and business leaders on their likely impact and disruption.

He is a certified futurist with the Institute For The Future, accepted into the Association of Professional Futurists in 2020, and recently helped author a report on the Future of Space for Deloitte NExT Futures team.

The conference, which has been running for over almost 25 years, showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector. The event is run by ScotlandIS, the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

In addition, the conference will host the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner, which will be held in person. Nominees are drawn from recent graduates of computer science (and related undergraduate degrees) and the winners decided by a panel of experts, who have over 100 years combined industry experience.

ScotlandIS CEO Karen Meechan said: “ScotSoft is a pivotal event for the Scottish tech community, bringing together some of the brightest minds and most innovative companies from across the country and internationally.

“This year’s conference promises to delve into cutting-edge developments and provide invaluable insights into our evolving tech landscape, particularly with the ongoing questions around integration of AI and increasing threat of cyber attacks.

“The Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards are a highlight for us, as they showcase the incredible talent emerging from our universities. These young graduates are the future of our industry, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements and support their growth.

Delegates can book their place at ScotSoft here.

Source: DIGIT

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