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DataFest18 is a festival of data innovation run by The DataLab, with events hosted across Scotland from 19th to 23rd March 2018.

 
 
 
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Now in its second year, DataFest will showcase Scotland's leading role in data on the international stage, while offering an unprecedented networking platform where you can interact with local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts.

 

 
 

#DataChangesEverything

 

WE ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DATA REVOLUTION

Data innovation is disrupting all areas of our lives, from personal health to smart transport, from shopping to energy efficiency, from business to public services and beyond. The theme for the festival will focus on how #DataChangesEverything, and this year the programme will have a special focus on collaboration. 

 
 

Delegate Views

 
  • DataFest17 was an absolute triumph. Congratulations to The Data Lab team for pulling off one of the most impressive ‘inaugural’ events I have attended in a long time. The speakers, the participation, the venue were really all second to none.
    — Roderick Crawford, Director Public Sector, SAS
  • It was the best event of its kind that I’ve been to for quite some time…really impressed! We made some great contacts and really enjoyed all of the sessions. Thanks again and a pat on the back to you all.
    — Steven Kendrick, SICSA Executive Officer
  • IQX's DataFest experience was great. Datafest not only exposed IQX to a number of talented individuals, it also was cost effective when comparing to current recruitment costs. We're happy to announce that we have now hired our first data scientist thanks to the DataFest.
    — Luke Harte, iqx
  • I thought DataFest was excellent and I learnt a lot from the talks and interactions. Overall it provided me with significant insight into the ways in which the data-enabled economy is evolving and growing in Scotland and beyond. I met a good number of interesting people at the event and this has already led to new productive interactions.
    — Steve Brewer, University of Southhampton
 
 
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