Digital Vision for Scotland

Mapping Scotland’s digital future

It’s time to accelerate Scotland’s digital evolution


Scotland has the vision, talent, capabilities and creativity to be a thriving digital economy

A new era of opportunity for Scotland

As technologies and markets advance and evolve, in Scotland, successful digital enterprises are emerging in all sectors. Of course, there are challenges: still more needs to be done to build digital inclusion, re-shape the workforce, grow digital maturity and ensure cyber security and resilience as the threat landscape evolves. Our Digital Vision for Scotland looks at some of the innovations and collaborations that are helping to realise Scotland’s digital ambitions.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President – Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Big Data & Security, Atos UK

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Digital Vision for Scotland

Mapping Scotland’s digital future

New technologies bring huge potential to enhance people’s lives and transform organisations. Given Scotland’s unique resources and geography, this paper explores key opportunities and challenges for Scottish Government, organisations and citizens in the digital age.

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Key topics – Digital Vision for Scotland

Scotland’s data economy

Why real-time data and analytics are on the critical path for new and established Scottish organisations – and what’s next?

Modernising Scottish public services

Radical change to increase public sector productivity, meet key policy objectives and integrate resources around citizens’ needs.

Questions of leadership

Public and private sector leaders are driving change to build Scotland’s digital enterprises of the future. Where are the key priorities and opportunities?

Digital radar

Emerging technologies to watch and their impacts across Scotland, from artificial intelligence, to prescriptive cyber security, to the Internet of Things.

Related resources


Scotland at the heart

Scotland’s digital revolution: key facts and figures

Press release

Atos sets out vision for Scotland in the digital age

Atos unveils its Digital Vision for Scotland, highlighting the dramatic effects of new technologies and Scotland’s potential in the global economy


We would like to thank the following contributors. If you wish to send feedback, please email us via the details at the bottom of the page.

Adrian Gregory
Chief Executive Officer, Atos UK & Ireland

Gavin Thomson
Senior Vice President – Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Big Data & Security, Atos UK & Ireland

Scott Hain
Client Executive – Scotland, Atos UK&I

Derek Mackay
MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Scottish Government

Fiona Hyslop
MSP Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scottish Government

The Business Services Association

Sara Thiam
Regional Director, Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland

Tom Swanson
Chief Digital Officer, Atos UK&I

Nora Senior
Chair Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board, Scottish Government

Alasdair Anderson
Executive Vice President, Nordea

Stephen McLaughlin
Account Director – Scotland, Atos UK&I

Lorraine McMillan
Chief Executive, East Renfrewshire Council and Chair of the Local Government Transformation Board

Gary Smith
Client Executive, Atos UK&I

Tracy Black
CBI Scotland Director

Jon Mottershead
Client Executive – Home Office and Police Sector, Atos UK&I

Phil Aitchison
Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security, UK&I

Mandy Haeburn-Little
CEO, Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Clay van Doren
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, Atos UK&I

Nacho Moros
Chief Operating Officer, Major Events, Atos

Ailsa Chandler
Business Development Director – NHSScotland, Atos UK&I

Dave Tomsett
Head of Service Improvement, Practitioner Services, NHSScotland

Matt Owen
Director, Caburn Health

Gillian Docherty
CEO, The Data Lab Innovation Centre, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, The Tech Partnership

Albert Seubers
Director Global Strategy IT in Cities, Atos

Polly Purvis OBE
CEO, ScotlandIS

Richard Barton
Partner – Utilities, Atos UK&I

John Cairney
Head of Digital Strategy & Architecture, Scottish Water Digital Directorate

Stephen Ingledew
CEO, FinTech Scotland

John Hall
Head of Portfolio, Atos UK&I

Ola Clark
Customer-Centric Design Analyst, Atos UK&I

Our experts

Kirsty Craig

Client Executive Partner – NHSScotland Account

Scott Hain, Client Executive – Scotland, Atos UK & Ireland, Freephone: 0800 783 3040