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21 & 22 March 2019
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh


A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on data driven innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.

 
 
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Data Leaders and Practitioners

Learn from the experience of those who have succeeded (and failed) with data through sessions on how to lead successful programmes to communicating with data, compelling examples of transformation to future trends and much more.  The Data Summit will equip you with the knowledge and network to support your data journey.

 

CREATED TO BRING LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS TOGETHER

The Data Summit has been created to bring together data leaders and practitioners across industry, the public sector and academia. We strongly believe bringing these communities together to collaborate is a key ingredient towards data driven innovation.

Speaker Themes


Mass Media Marketing

Social media was supposed to connect the world, however many sociologists may argue there's never been a bigger disconnect in humanity. By utilising global data sets marketing companies have been able to manipulate the masses to incredible results. On the flip side, the world just might be more connected. We can look to examples of natural disasters and the ability to check in as safe on Facebook, or the opportunity for individuals who share similar interests to band together via these networks to achieve a common goal.

Data in Action

The practical side of data can sometimes be the most difficult part for some companies. We hear from international leaders on how they utilise their data in the day-to-day of their company and how you can come up with effective strategies based on the data sets available to you.

Ethics and Public Engagement

The most talked about thing in data science. Last year we saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal break right in the middle of DataFest. This year we follow up on the theme from our launch, which featured Cathy O Neil, and look to the practicalities of ethics. How can companies and individuals ensure ethical frameworks are set and followed. We look to those already leading the way for example.

Creativity

Divergent thinking and creativity will always remain at the core of tech developments. Without the creative minds who envision the future of products and services for us, life would've remained in the stone ages. The constructive utilisation of data should be considered an art in itself. Hear from a wide range of creatives who put data to use outside the black box.

Future of Work and Skills

How are the latest developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science effecting, affecting and altering the workforce? In this session we look to the changing face of employment, what it will mean for both employers and employees, and whether or not the robots really will take over and leave us all jobless.

 
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Data Summit 19 Speakers

 
Cassie Kozyrkov Chief Decision Scientist Google

Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist
Google

Rob McCargow Director of AI PwC

Rob McCargow
Director of AI
PwC

Oliver Smith Strategy Director and  Health Moonshot  Telefónica Innovation Alpha

Oliver Smith
Strategy Director and
Health Moonshot
Telefónica Innovation Alpha

Alan Stevenson Digital Projects Manager Volunteer Scotland

Alan Stevenson
Digital Projects Manager
Volunteer Scotland

Tim Williams Co-Founder & CEO My Clinical Outcomes

Tim Williams
Co-Founder & CEO
My Clinical Outcomes

Dr. Sue Black Technology Evangelist, Digital Skills Expert & Entrepreneur

Dr. Sue Black
Technology Evangelist, Digital Skills Expert & Entrepreneur

Stephanie Hare Researcher and Broadcaster

Stephanie Hare
Researcher and Broadcaster

Joanna Bryson Associate Professor in the Department of Computing University of Bath

Joanna Bryson
Associate Professor in the Department of Computing University of Bath

Anne Bruinvels Founder Px Healthcare

Anne Bruinvels
Founder
Px Healthcare

Kepa Mendibil Senior Lecturer University of Stirling

Kepa Mendibil
Senior Lecturer
University of Stirling

Christopher Wylie Whistleblower, Dir of Research H&M

Christopher Wylie
Whistleblower, Dir of Research
H&M

Daniel Susskind Economist

Daniel Susskind
Economist

Tabitha Goldstaub Co-Founder CognitionX CogX Festival Director

Tabitha Goldstaub
Co-Founder
CognitionX
CogX Festival Director

Maggie Philbin Broadcaster & CEO Teen Tech

Maggie Philbin
Broadcaster & CEO
Teen Tech

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE Space Scientist & Science Communicator

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
Space Scientist & Science Communicator

Sally Eaves Official Member Forbes Technology Council

Sally Eaves
Official Member
Forbes Technology Council

Dr Gregor Smith Deputy Chief Medical Officer  Scotland

Dr Gregor Smith
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Scotland

Melissa Terras Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage University of Edinburgh

Melissa Terras
Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage
University of Edinburgh

Liberty Vittert Associate Editor Harvard Data Science Review

Liberty Vittert
Associate Editor
Harvard Data Science Review

John Mertic Director of Program Management Linux Foundation

John Mertic
Director of Program Management
Linux Foundation

Ken Sutherland President Canon Medical Research Europe

Ken Sutherland
President
Canon Medical Research Europe

Jarmo Eskelinen Executive Director Data Driven Innovation Programme

Jarmo Eskelinen
Executive Director
Data Driven Innovation Programme

 
 
 
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