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CmdR ScotSoft2020

Digital is no longer an option.

We need to reboot and recover, and to do that digital is critical. It’s a catalyst for economic growth and is supporting the transformation of businesses across the globe.

CmdR ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland and has been running for more than 20 years. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.

We seek to help technology businesses and professionals focus on future trends, opportunities for growth, look at personal development in leadership skills and strategies and help the digital community in Scotland prosper.

This year was no different.  We brought together a community like minded professionals to learn from the very best within our industry – only instead of connecting in person, we did it in a virtual environment.

This year we had Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation, Rik Ferguson, Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro, Andrew Harmel-Law, Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks, security geek Mark Goodwin (Hardenize)  – you can watch all of our speakers again by clicking on the links in the agenda below.

We ran parallel sessions throughout the day focussing on things your business can do to recover and grow, taking a deep dive into core subjects including cloud, AI, languages and security, and also looking at how technology can help transform non-tech businesses, highlighting some of the best solutions Scotland has to offer.

So if you’re a practitioner, leader or just an interested observer, dive in, the content will be available all year.

Watch Again

click on the links below to view the sessions

Welcome from Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Opening Keynotes

Rik Ferguson, Global VP, Security Research, Trend Micro 

Colin Cook, Digital Director, Scottish Government 

Kate Forbes MSP

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

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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