Doing data right: Through people and partnerships

September 10, 2019 - September 10, 2019
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Doing data right: Through people and partnerships

Price: FREE

Event Location: John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls, 18 , Holyrood Park Rd , Edinburgh , Edinburgh , EH16 5AY

From social inclusion to ethics, from skills to business, the emerging data economy cuts across many issues that matter to society and industry. Our 2019 conference will bring together key players from business, academia, and the public and charity sectors to get to grips with these complex issues.

Caroline Criado Perez, author of best-selling Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, will also deliver a keynote talk and take part in a panel discussion on Women and Data, addressing issues of diversity in jobs and skills.

If you want to find out how businesses are using data to develop and diversify, or how charities are collaborating with researchers to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges, join us at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 10 September.

Our 2019 agenda:

8.30 – Networking over coffee

9.15 – Welcome from the chair
Paul Forrest – Chairman, MBN Solutions

9.20 – Vision for the DDI program
Jarmo Eskelinen– Data-Driven Innovation Programme, University of Edinburgh

Session 1: Adopting and fostering data innovation in industry

9.40 – Using analytics to drive innovation
Elizabeth Hollinger, Agrekko

10.00 – How machine learning can transform the future of retail banking
Speaker 2 expert from Mudano

10.20 – Break for coffee

Session 1 continued…

10.50 – Speaker 3 expert from Accenture

11.10 – Searching for value in the age of data
Firas Khnaisser, Chair, DMA Scotland

11.30 – Panel discussion on session with previous 3 speakers and Ruth Donnelly, The University of Edinburgh & Professor Bruce Whitelaw, The University of Edinburgh

12.15 – Networking Lunch

13.15 – Keynote address
Peter Mathieson, Principal, University of Edinburgh

Session 2 – Woman in data

13.30  – Keynote address
Caroline Criado Perez

13.50 – Panel discussion

  • Caroline Criado Perez 
  • Catherine Stihler, Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Gillian Hogg, Heriot-Watt University
  • Talat Yaqoob, Equate Scotland

Break out session

There will be 4 break out sessions for delegates to attend. There will be the opportunity to attend 2 sessions on:

  • Research highlights
  • Design informatics

Final session – Data for public good: Unicef case study

15.55 – A panel will discuss this case study as well as answer questions from the audience.

16.30 – Closing remarks
Jarmo Eskelinen– Data-Driven Innovation Programme, University of Edinburgh

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