Chief Operating Officer, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Colan is Chief Operating Officer at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He leads the health & social care sector strategy and implementation for the Data Driven Innovation programme, a major new initiative to increase the provision of data and digital skills in the workforce and use the region’s world-leading expertise in research and data analytics to improve products and services, transforming the City Region into the data capital of Europe.
Prior to this, he was a Lead Digital Consultant to the Scottish Government, developing digital transformation strategy and programmes, specifically in the Health and Justice sectors. He worked with a number of Scottish Government agencies and NHS bodies, including the Scottish Prison Service, NHS24 and National Services Scotland.
He is a non-executive Director of the Centre for the Moving Image, including the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival.