The Scottish Tech Army works to mobilise Scotland’s tech talent for good and to aggregate, amplify and augment the tech for good ecosystem in Scotland.
Foundation CEO Marcella Boyle was delighted to join STA’s annual Summit this year, to discuss creating positive change through cross sector collaboration. Marcella has been an Ambassador of the STA for three years, raising awareness of the specialist volunteering tech army to the third sector across Scotland and beyond.
Marcella joined Ilaria Albanese from JP Morgan Chase, Alicia Clyde from Glasgow Caledonian University, and Peter Proud from Forrit, to discuss how the Tech for Good ecosystem spans all sectors, and that within each there are examples of great work being done, although there is a huge amount of untapped potential in collaboration between sectors. The panel talked about how organisations can join forces across sectors to build on work that is already taking place and what they could achieve by doing so.
Marcella said, “The Summit provides an opportunity to listen and engage with supporters, volunteers and STA customers. I know, from the Foundation’s own charity partners, the specialist support and impact the tech army has in solving challenges. I’d encourage third sector organisations to engage directly with the growing number of volunteers: you really can make a difference to people’s lives and communities”.
Find out more about the Scottish Tech Army and the Tech for Good Summit.