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‘Our People’ will focus on the social and wellbeing aspects of our data use.
The overarching theme of #OurData will be explored to spark discussion about how we, as data users and as a community, can use data for good to help solve or ease the world’s problems.
FREE event – Tuesday 7th September, 10am-12pm
With host Maggie Philbin and keynote from Dr Katherine Trebeck, plus screenings of a short film showcasing Storm ID‘s data-driven innovation as well as a panel discussion and Q&A.
Dr Katherine Trebeck is co-founder and Strategic Advocacy Advisor, Wellbeing Economy Alliance and co-founder of WEAll Scotland. She is a political economist with over eight years’ experience with Oxfam GB (including developing the Humankind Index). She sits on a range of advisory boards, including the Democracy Collaborative and CUSP, holds several academic affiliations and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute and a Fellow of the Leaders Institute. Katherine was a member of the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group and Zero Waste Scotland’s Demystifying Decoupling Advisory Group. Katherine instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership and her book The Economics of Arrival (with Jeremy Williams: Policy Press) was published in 2019.
FREE event – Tuesday 7th September, 1pm – 5pm
An event for data & IT professionals, data scientists, analysts & graduates in data. With host Gemma Milne and keynote speakers Ash Garner from Royal London and James Monico from Testing For All.
We’ll be welcoming keynotes from Ash Garner of Royal London and James Monico from Testing For All. Details will be announced soon!
FREE event – Wednesday 8th September, 10.00 – 5.00pm
An event for students and employers, hosted by Maggie Philbin, featuring Daliana Liu of Amazon giving her keynote talk ‘Data Science Career Jumpstart’ and Gwilym Morrison of Royal London delivering his talk ‘Why Diversity Matters In a Data Team’.
Daliana Liu is a senior data scientist at Amazon. She has worked on product analytics, machine learning, and time series. She shares her career tips on Linkedin with over 50,000 followers. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalianaliu/
She also hosts a podcast called ‘the data scientist show’, talking to great data scientists about their career journeys. She also has an exclusive newsletter (www.dalianaliu.com) where she shares more career tips and resources.
Daliana will discuss what the different types of data scientists are, how do you prepare for a career for those types, and what are the interview tips. Besides that, Daliana will show you what working in the industry looks like, and how it is different from school. She has 3 tips to help you become a successful data scientist.
Keynote: Gwilym Morrison – Royal London
Gwilym Morrison is the Head of Analytics and Data Science at Royal London. He’ll be discussing why diversity is an increasingly important topic across many industries and domains. In his talk, Gwilym will explore some of the science behind why diverse teams are better at solving complex problems than homogenous ones. He’ll also look at why this matters a lot for teams that are involved in creating value form data
Keynote: Neil Sinclair – NHS NSS
Neil Sinclair is Head of Data Services in the Digital and Security directorate at NHS National Services Scotland. He currently leads the design and delivery of data and analytical products on the Seer Data Science platform. Being a self-confessed data geek, he believes that having rich integrated data sets, coupled with world class data and analytical architecture, and a skilled data science community provide opportunities to enable the NHS and wider public sector to use advanced analytics to identify and implement interventions and services to avoid or assure specific outcomes for the Scottish population.