Having worked in this space for over three years, it's of no surprise that Edinburgh is pushing forward in it's bid to be the data capital of Europe.
In the latest initiative supporting Edinburgh's push towards becoming that capital, the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal has a real emphasis on data that utilises Edinburgh's (and the wider Scottish) strengths in data-related university courses as well as the local ecosystem forming around Open Banking.
It will be fascinating to continue to see the fast growth in FinTech companies and businesses supported by these new data scientists, as well as other data related roles.
Another reason for Scotland to continue to move towards being a leading Global FinTech ecosystem.
That announcement came ahead of the finalisation of the £1.3 billion Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal, which aims to establish the region as the data capital of Europe. With the University of Edinburgh at its centre, the City Deal’s data-driven innovation (DDI) programme aims to give businesses and people in the region and its surrounding areas maximum advantage in the data revolution. Aligned to this, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University will train 100,000 people in the application of data across the region’s major industry sectors over the next 15 years.