· DataFest

DataFest17 is a festival of data innovation run by The Data Lab, with events hosted across Scotland from 20th to 24th March 2017. Scotland is a melting pot of data innovation and the festival will further catalyse activity across the country and showcase Scotland’s leading role in data on the international stage.


We are at the beginning of the data revolution: data innovation is disrupting all areas of our lives from business to public services and beyond. The theme for the festival is #DataChangesEverything and the programme will explore data innovation including successes, challenges and the future.


The festival has five elements:

1. Data Summit (23rd & 24th March 2017, Edinburgh)

A two day international conference presenting compelling stories of how #DataChangesEverything with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration. Speakers confirmed include:

Limited number of early bird tickets are available here!

2. Data Talent Scotland (22nd March 2017, Edinburgh)

A one day event bringing together over 500 attendees linking data talent from universities with Scottish industry and public sector organisations.

3. Executive Dinner (22nd March 2017, Edinburgh)

A dinner for senior leaders considering expanding, or creating, a business presence within Scotland. (Attendance by invitation only).

4. Fringe events (w/c 20th March 2017, Scotland wide)

Events around Scotland exploring/hacking/debating data innovation. Events could include meetups, hackathons, debates, public engagement.

Open call is now closed. Schedule will be published late January.

5. Training (w/c 20th March 2017, Edinburgh and other locations)

A programme of training events from practical data science to leadership.

Full schedule will be published late January.

Join us!

A limited number of early bird tickets are available now for the Data Summit and Data Talent Scotland. (Tickets for events are sold separately).

Sponsorship opportunities are available for specific events with significant discounts for those sponsoring the overall Festival. Download the Festival sponsorship brochure here or contact DataFest@TheDataLab.com

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