Innovating with Immigration

Jamie Kerr, Partner, Burness Paull LLP

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Jamie will be speaking about how we need a more strategic approach to speaking about visas and will speak about how the existing UK visa system can work to make Scotland a more vibrant and attractive tech hub.

Jamie Kerr is specialist immigration law partner and has worked in the field of immigration and nationality law for over a decade.

He has a very broad client base and acts for individuals and businesses from around the world. He deals with all aspects of UK visa law and policy and regularly appears in the courts dealing with complex immigration and visa issues.

Jamie has been Co-Convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Scotland Committee and sat on the Scottish board of the Confederation of British Industry. He currently sits on the Scottish Government’s Strategic Labour Market review group and the Immigration & Asylum Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

He is a regular speaker and commentator on issues around migration and as well as tutoring human rights law at the University of Glasgow, he has lectured on immigration law in the UK, Europe and in the Far East.


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Session 4

Ten Traits that Differentiate the most Trusted Advisors

Getting value from data – productionising data science

Innovating with Immigration.


Austen Mulinder

Dr James McMinn

Jamie Kerr

Tech challenges coming out of Open Banking and the GOFCoE project

50% of AI is easy, we just don’t know which half


Gavin Littlejohn

Alex Bell and Petur Einarsson



Session 5

Overcoming and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations 

Building brand awareness for your tech company 

Start up, scale up


Navigating Venture Capital


Olivia Gambelin, Joseph Crispell

Kathryn Strachan

Peter Proud

Brian Baglow

Paul Neeson and Andrew Noble


Session 6

A Fyne future for graphical development

Launching terrestrial tech into the space marketplace

Tales from the Crypt(o)

Serverless Architecture


Andrew Williams

Dr David Alexander

Matt Summers

Julian Wood



Closing Keynote

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation 


Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards

The YSE Awards recognise the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.

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