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ScotSoft Reveals Four Speakers Ahead of 2021 Event

Michael Behr


ScotSoft 2021
The Scottish tech event will showcase the latest achievements and trends in the Scottish tech industry.

Scottish tech conference ScotSoft has announced four of its keynote speakers, which include NASA Space Shuttle astronaut and professor of aerospace engineering Professor Bonnie Dunbar, ahead of the October 7th event.

The other speakers include Associate at Hanya Partners Ali Law; author, trainer, Microsoft MVP and community leader Lars Klint and world-renowned Social Engineer Jenny Radcliffe – also known as ‘The People Hacker’.

Professor Dunbar’s service at NASA includes five spaceflights on the Space Shuttle, and seven years in various management roles as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

In addition, she is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineers and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the AIAA, ACerS, and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

The conference, which has been running for over 20 years, showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector. The event is run by ScotlandIS, the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

ScotSoft, which will run virtually, aims to help technology businesses and professionals focus on future trends, identify opportunities for growth, look at personal development in leadership skills and strategies and help the digital community in Scotland prosper.

The event will cover subjects including the 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.

In addition, the conference will host the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner, which will be held in person. Nominees are drawn from recent graduates of computer science (and related undergraduate degrees) and the winners decided by our panel of experts, who have over 100 years combined industry experience.


Interim Chief Executive of ScotlandIS Karen Meechan said: “This year’s line-up of keynote speakers is truly inspirational. At a time when many of us have been focussing on the here and now, this year’s ScotSoft event presents an opportunity for the sector to lift its head and look to the future.

“From astronauts to world-class hackers and great storytellers, we are delighted to announce some of this year’s keynote line-up.

“I am also delighted that this year’s Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards will be held in person, bringing the best young minds together and a welcome opportunity for many in Scotland’s digital tech world to meet in person.”

Delegates can book their place at ScotSoft here.

Michael Behr

Senior Staff Writer

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