DataFest 19, the UK’s first two-week festival of Data Innovation in Scotland which kicks-off 100 days from today [Monday 3rd December], has confirmed the latest keynote speakers for its DataSummit and DataTech events. Dr Sue Black, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for DataSummit, the two-day international conference taking place in Edinburgh from 21st March.
We are pleased to announce our second confirmed keynote speaker for DataTech19: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel (Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke University, and Data Scientist + Professional Educator at RStudio). Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computation, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education.
We are pleased to announce our first confirmed keynote speaker for DataTech19: Jared Lander, Chief Data Scientist ofLander Analytics (a data science consultancy based in New York City) and Adjunct Professor of Statistics atColumbia University.
It's been 2 weeks since Data Summit, and we would like to thank everyone who came to any of the events for being part of Scotland's largest tech event. We would like to take this chance to share some updates and fun stuff with you
Did you know that television weather presenting sits at the end of a long line of data handling? STV's #DataWarrior Sean Batty talks about how different datasets are used to help with weather forecasting.
Last Tuesday morning we hosted a DataFest fringe event looking at data challenges and opportunities in the Fintech sector. This is our second year of supporting Data Lab’s DataFest week – which saw several events taking place last week to celebrate Scotland’s data driven innovation and creativity.
OK so that is a bit of a tabloid heading and like most tabloid headings it is somewhat misleading and designed deliberately to grab your attention. I am not talking about the somewhat controversial practice of fracking for oil and gas but I do like to use it as a metaphor to describe what I see happening in the field of data science and the application of that in business.
We are delighted to be supporting DataFest 2018 again this year. Use and management of data is a topic which touches every one of our clients. With Data Summit just around the corner, now is a great time to consider the ways in which data innovation has affected our lives and businesses over the last year. From wearable tech to drive sports performance improvement, to data driven offshore project innovations, to the data sharing implications of open banking, we’ve had the privilege to be involved in some fascinating work with some truly inspirational clients.
Securing a job immediately after university is a difficult prospect. You are entering the jobs market along with everyone else in your course, and in courses from around the country. This can make it difficult to stand out so it is always wise to try get one step ahead at every opportunity that presents itself.
As individuals we already understand the value of data and the benefits it can bring us. We all use data – it runs through every part of our lives. We consume, create and re-use it every day. In recent years, we have adapted to using online data – through the web, mobile apps and digital media.
DataFest18 is all about collaboration. Our Fringe Event Programme taking place 16 to 23 March 2018 has a diverse range of activities for different industries, disciplines, public sector, academia through to engaging the general public and encouraging our emerging youth talent into STEM.
Despite what one might think from looking outside at the snow over the last week, we are firmly in March, the month that plays host to DataFest. With less than two weeks to go it seemed like the perfect time to share with you the agendas for both Data Talent Scotland and also Data Summit.
Data is everwhere. Data is the new oil. Data Scientist is the hottest job in tech. It’s not how much data you’ve got, it’s what you do with it… In a world where data plays an increasingly important role, meet Scotland’s Data Warriors.
The market chatter around Big Data and AI has increased rapidly in the last few years to the point that it features almost daily in mainstream media. A quick look at some of the numbers banded about and it’s easy to see why (although not always easy to prove their veracity).
We have some very exciting new additions to share with you and add to the already stellar lineup of international data leaders and influencers that will be speaking across both Data Summit and Data Talent Scotland. The newest additions to DataFest are arguably some of the most talked about individuals from the data science world for many different reasons.
Students live and thrive in a community: the student body and its associations form a relatively tight-knit group that provides—or should provide—support and encouragement on an ongoing basis. For those away from home for the first time, this community can be a life-saver, a sounding board for ideas and a space to help each other learn.
With one foot firmly in the door of 2018 we have our focus locked onto the remaining 6 weeks of preparation before DataFest18. However it is important for us to continually acknowledge those companies and people who make DataFest possible.
As part of DataFest18 we have decided to create an all encompassing app which will be able to answer any and all of your DataFest related queries from the palm of your hand. We'd like to give you a better insight into the app for easy and intuitive use during all DataFest related events and activities.
Earlier in December we announced a competition offering 5 exhibition spaces at Data Talent Scotland for startup companies looking to recruit data professionals. Today, after much deliberations, we are delighted to announce these winners.
It is an axiom of journalism that it speaks truth to power. Increasingly, that truth is being identified in data, through data journalism as well as citizen activism. By assembling the evidence around an issue, it becomes possible to demonstrate if harm is being done.
Data Talent Scotland 2018 will, once again, provide the business community in Scotland with a collider event designed to bring together both the best Thought Leadership on the subject of Data Talent with some practical, pragmatic information for those involved at practitioner level.
DataFest18 will empower and support data pioneers across all industries - recognising that the power of data can be realised by anyone that sees its potential – not just those traditionally perceived as data specialists.