BIMA says hello to Tech Scotland Advocates

25 Oct 2018

Posted by Anna Doyle

The 24th of October saw the launch of Tech Scotland Advocates, the 4th of its kind in the UK joining Tech London Advocates, Tech Belfast Advocates and Tech North Advocates.

Part of the Global Tech Advocates network, Tech Scotland Advocates will be run by volunteers and championing Scotland’s position as an internationally significant tech hub, aiming to attract more talent and investment. The network is led by Mia Dowman and Garry Bernstein.

Global Tech Advocates was founded by Russ Shaw who joined us at Caledonian University for the launch event. He originally founded Tech London Advocates because “tech had been good” to him throughout his career. He believes in using “the collective power of our voices” for the greater good. There are now 10,000 people in the global network. Russ observed that there is great stuff happening in Scotland but the not enough people know about it.

Much of what was said in the evening resonated with BIMA and our ambitions and strategy for the UK digital community and we look forward to seeing how we can support each other going ahead.

The evening was closed by an inspiring talk from Corinne Hutton of charity Finding your Feet. If there was ever a strong call to action to put tech to use for the greater good – creating super humans – this was it. Find out more here. 

Anna Doyle
Posted by Anna Doyle

A member of the BIMA Team since 2012, Anna‘s time is focused on the day-to-day operations of BIMA, building BIMA communities across regions and disciplines and, best of all, spending time with BIMA members to learn more about their business challenges and aspirations. Based in Glasgow, Anna is also responsible for delivering member services and support for BIMA Scotland. Everyday offers a new insight. Previous experience includes 4 years in the BBC Arabic Service newsroom, heading up a pan-BBC World Service change management programme, and working in a diverse range of industries from financial derivatives trading, petroleum engineering and spring manufacturing.

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