Data Summit 17 #DataFest17

Published on: 26th January 2017

23 - 24 March 2017


The Assembly Rooms
54 George Street

Focusing on #DataChangesEverything, the two day Data Summit will explore leading examples of successes and challenges of transformation using data, with a forward look to how this will develop across industry and social sectors in the future.

Day 1 focuses on “proof”: Current applications, experience and challenges in delivering value from data

Sub themes through the day will include:

  • Transformation: Examples of organisational transformation using data.
  • Under the hood: Practitioners sharing experience and best practice.
  • Counterpoints: Exploring (small data, voting data, ethics etc).Speakers include:
    Nuria Oliver (MIT Labs/Telefonica), Aquila Insight, IBM, Jason Leitch (NHS Scotland), Hannah Fry (UCL) and Alex Bellos.

Day 2 focuses on “Hypothesis”: The future of data

Sub themes through the day will include:

  • Futures: Discussion on the future of data from machine learning to GDPR.
  • Health: Examples of new innovation in the health and social space.
  • Innovation: Pitches from leading data startups in Scotland.
  • Skills: Focus on skills requirements for the future.Speakers include:
    Stewart Whiting (Snap40), Alan Nelson (CMS Legal), Tim Harford(Radio4) and Marc Priestly (F1).

For more information and to buy tickets click here.

In addition to this event Data Fest 17 are running a range of shorter Fringe Events all over Scotland, find out more by clicking here.

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