Professor to outline The New Enlightenment in Scotland – Leadership in The Information Age


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Prof Bill Buchanan will outline: The New Enlightenment in Scotland – Leadership in The Information Age and Computer Security, at a SIAF event in Glasgow on 27 August 2014.

The outline abstract is:

Scotland, as a nation, has been built on enterprise and innovation, and, at one time, led the world in terms of enlightenment for its scientific and cultural approach. This presentation outlines the current growth of confidence in Scotland as a place for enterprise, with a special focus on the Information Age and Computer Security. Overall it proposes that, whichever way the referendum goes, that all the key stakeholders have a role in continuing the current success, and make Scotland a World-leader with this new Age. The presentation will be non-political, and outline both the strengths and weaknesses for innovation and enterprise, whichever way the vote goes.


Scotland has a unique opportunity as a place which can attract the best talent from around the world, and make an impact on a world stage. This includes key strengths within industry sectors, such as for finance, education, energy and health care, and has a unique opportunity to further develop key partnerships between academia, the public sector, and industry. The current approach also promotes Scottish SMEs, as these are the key to the future, and the presentation will thus define how this could be continued and enhanced, again, in a way which will show both sides of the vote. In conclusion it outline how partnerships between the public and private sector, and with academia, will see Scotland build a secure infrastructure, and which will promote innovation and enterprise, with a key objective of building companies which can lead the world. Throughout, the presentation will outline the strengths and weaknesses of this approach, based on the outcome of the referendum.

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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.