THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2018

The annual festival of ideas and innovation, brought to you by ScotlandIS

ScotSoft2018

Thursday 27th September 2018

EICC, Edinburgh

JUST A FEW WORDS

About the event

ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. 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. 

Running for more than 20 years the event includes a full day Developer Conference, a half day Forum and a chance to meet the next generation of talent at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner in the evening. 

Where

EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

When

Thursday 27th September 2018

Over 1300 delegates enjoy a packed day with speakers drawn from all corners of the world, this year including Eric McAfee, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist based in Silicon Valley and Dave McCann, VP of AWS Marketplace. 

So why not join your peers across the community to explore, share and be inspired by great speakers and contributors. Use the event to conceptualise, share knowledge and collaborate in new ways.

HAVE A LOOK AT THE

Full Day

A unique thought leadership event, the Forum offers a packed programme for visionaries, business leaders and managers; highly rated by delegates, this is the must-attend technology event of the year.

300+ attendees, predominantly a mixture of CEO’s/Managing Directors of Scottish companies and IT Directors/Senior Managers from blue-chip organisations in financial services, energy and the public sector.

This year we are delighted to welcome Eric McAfee, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who has founded companies in renewable energy, oil & gas, telecom, networking and software. Eric is the Chairman of McAfee Capital in Cupertino, California; a managing director at Cagan McAfee Capital Partners; and has invested in more than twenty companies through Berg McAfee Companies.

We’re also hugely excited to welcome Dave McCann, VP AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog & Migration Services, Amazon Web Services.  Dave is now in his 4th year of leading the rapidly growing AWS teams that are simplifying and transforming how commercial and open source off the shelf software is packaged, migrated, delivered ,consumed and asset managed by enterprises and small businesses around the world so they can innovate faster.

More speakers will be announced soon, keep checking back!

Once again, we will bring you a packed day full of relevant themes, this year including cyber, the power of analytics, blockchain, testing and more.

Our previous speakers have included Scott Hanselman, Principle Program Manager, Open Source at Microsoft, Troy Hunt, Scott Helme, Elton Stoneman, Docker,  Rupert Whitehead from Google and tones more – and we promise this year’s line up will be just as exciting.

So why not join your peers across the community to hear some fantastic speakers,  make new connections and bounce ideas around to find new and innovative solutions to any issues you’re having?

The full conference programme will be released shortly.

The Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards are given for the best undergraduate software projects drawn from across all students studying computer science and software engineering in Scotland.

Criteria

Each university nominates the top software engineering project submitted by its final year undergraduates for the awards, so these young people are seriously good! The projects are judged against a number of criteria including:

  • Level of Innovation
  • Level of Knowledge
  • Previous Research
  • Commercial/Social relevance
  • Quality of Engineering
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Quality of presentation
  • Technical Difficulty

WHO ARE

ScotlandIS?

ScotlandIS underpin a thriving community which brings together the ambition, talent and expertise across our industry to grow the digital economy.

Members offer a broad range of products, services and skills to users in industry, commerce and the public sector. Many members are internationally recognised and active in world export markets.

We believe Scotland’s dynamic digital technologies industry can excel, building a truly world class digital nation, delivering a healthier and wealthier nation, reshaping our society, creating highly skilled and fulfilling jobs, harnessing technology and innovation to disrupt current business models, driving efficiencies and productivity gains across the economy.

Find out more about ScotlandIS, our members and how to join by visiting www.scotlandis.com

Venue

EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Situated at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, the EICC is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences and events. Their purpose-built centre offers the very best facilities and technology; and the experienced team always help to ensure ScotSoft’s success.

Get your tickets now!

Last year our tickets sold fast so don’t miss out.

Members tickets start from just £40 + VAT for the Forum, £125 + VAT for the Developer Conference and only £160 + VAT for the YSE Awards Dinner.

Non Member pricing starts from £100 + VAT for the Forum, £175 + VAT for the Developer Conference and just £220 + VAT for our YSE Dinner.

So what are you waiting for?

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF

Our great sponsors

YSE Awards Dinner Sponsor
Forum Sponsor - SOLD
Developer Conference - Available
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YSE Video
Be IT
Complimentary Gift
YSE Prize
KAL
YSE Brouchure
IFB
Mineral Water
YSE Prize
Leidos
Lanyards and YSE Prize
Cathcart Associates
Dinner Menu
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Lunch Sponsor - AVAILABLE
CW Jobs
Champagne Reception
ePlacement Award
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After Dinner Speaker - AVAILABLE
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SOLD: Breakfast
YSE Prize

Corporate Tables