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This year, Data Summit will be a one-day event, taking place on Wednesday 24th November. We hope to bring you a hybrid (part virtual, part live) event, but this will depend on the restrictions in place at the time.
We are making some exciting plans to bring you speakers picked from the biggest names in the data science community. Watch this space for announcements or register to receive future updates.
In previous years, Data Summit has been a 2 day international conference held in Edinburgh, 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 to exploring what we can create and achieve as a nation.
In 2019, we had an amazing line up of inspirational and thought provoking speakers, including the Cambridge-Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the BBC’s ‘Face of Space’ Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Dr Sue Black, Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist at Google, and Liberty Vittert. We were also delighted to welcome the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who spoke of her belief in the importance of data-driven innovation.
Data Summit is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the experience of those who have succeeded (and failed) with data through sessions from how to lead successful programmes to communicating with data, compelling examples of transformation to future trends and much more. Data Summit will equip you with the knowledge and network to support your data journey.
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One of our MSc students, Daniel Sloan (Strathclyde MSc in Fin Tech), writes about his DataSummit19 experience after winning a free ticket to the event:
Why can’t every day be a DataFest day?
The First Minister addressed delegates on the first day of DataSummit19. Read the FutureScot article about her speech:
‘Data-driven innovation has potential to deliver great benefits’ says Nicola Sturgeon
DataSummit19 saw a fantastic lineup of speakers, including Christopher Wylie, Cassie Kozyrkov, Dr Sue Black and Dr Maggie Alderon-Pocock among a myriad of other big names.
The interview with Christopher Wylie was fascinating.