THE newly-appointed chief executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) has said tackling climate change and embracing digital technology are key to boosting Scotland’s productivity and economy. Sara Thiam, who is currently Scotland director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, added focusing on people having the correct skills will also be crucial in ensuring Scotland’s economic future. Thiam said: “In common with other countries around the world Scotland faces unprecedented environmental, demographic, mobility, educational and technological challenges. “Ensuring our people have the right skills and knowledge, embracing digital technology and tackling climate change hold the key to driving a much-needed surge in productivity and sustainable economic prosperity. “With change comes opportunity and I’m passionate about Scotland’s ability to innovate. Directing our talent for innovation to delivering improved economic, social and environmental outcomes will help us compete internationally.
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