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.
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.
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.