Our Planet

Our Planet - w/c 4th October

‘Our Planet’ will cover environmental and climate change themes and how our data can help to shape the future of the planet.

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.

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Data Talks

FREE event – Tuesday 5th October, 10am-12pm
With host Maggie Philbin and keynote from Ann Daniels, plus screenings of a short film showcasing Space Intelligence‘s data-driven innovation as well a a panel discussion and Q&A.

Host: Maggie Philbin
Maggie Philbin has worked in radio and television for 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes from Tomorrow’s World to Bang Goes The Theory. A popular keynote speaker and award host, she works consistently to improve diversity in contemporary industry, emphasising social and ethnic diversity are as important as gender. In June 2016 she was voted most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly and also named 2016 Digital Leader of the Year.
 
Keynote: Ann Daniels

Ann Daniels is a record-breaking polar explorer. A former bank employee, with little experience of outdoor pursuits, she worked to be selected from over 200 female applicants to undertake her first assault on the North Pole 20 years ago. Since then she has become one of Britain’s leading woman explorers with a wealth of lessons, insights and experiences in leadership, teamwork and self-belief.

After her first trip to the North Pole, Ann then went on to trek to the South Pole, and later became the first woman ever to join all female teams in ski-ing to both Poles. They suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and were hit by three storms so severe they were unable to erect their tent – but they still achieved their goal.

Ann has worked with both NASA and European Space Agency scientists in missions to analyse how the Polar regions are changing. She has completed more than 10 expeditions and spent over 400 days on the ice, endured temperatures of -50C and sledge-hauled over 2,000 miles. She illustrates the importance of strong leadership, teamwork and persistence – how to encourage the right attitude, set targets, manage changing circumstances and overcome the odds.

Gemma Milne - host at Data Tech

Data Tech

FREE event – Tuesday 5th October, 1pm – 5pm
An event for data & IT professionals, data scientists, analysts & graduates in data. With host Gemma Milne and keynote speakers TBA.

Host: Gemma Milne
Gemma writes about science, tech and the broad cultural issues surrounding their advancements. Her book ‘Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It’ is on the role hype plays in dictating and derailing crucial progress in science and tech (and how to empower yourself against it). Gemma is a PhD researcher at UCL focusing on the ethics and responsibility of corporate futurism. Gemma also co-hosts the Radical Science podcast, which discusses the role science plays in society with a variety of guests across disciplines, and she is a deep tech advisor – for governments, investors and other organisations working in those spaces.
 
Keynote: TBA

Details will be announced soon!

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