The Scotsman Data Conference 2020 is being hosted just about on Friday, November 6 – and its line-up provides a dynamic agenda and an moral tackle information in a post-Covid period to anybody working with, or who needs to embrace, information in enterprise.
Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, Data-Driven Innovation, Baillie Gifford, the Data and Marketing Association and Accenture, this yr’s occasion has quickly tailored to the altering panorama within the UK and past in 2020.
And it’s in opposition to the data-rich backdrop of the pandemic – and the way info has formed the federal government responses and the general public’s data of the Covid journey – that this yr’s information convention is ready.
Chaired by David Lee, individuals on the digital occasion can take pleasure in a packed day of top of the range audio system and clever debate, diving into the core of information use, evolving alternatives and moral approaches.
Introducing the day is Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Peter Mathieson, who will talk about the ability of partnership.
The keynote audio system all through the day embrace Leith MSP Ben Macpherson, Scottish Government Minister for Public Finance, who will communicate on the important function of information collaboration throughout a disaster, and Timandra Harkness, writer of Big Data: Does Size Matter? Before answering a full of life Q & A, she is going to handle whether or not Big Data equals Big Brother.
Covid 19 – probably the most information pushed pandemic in historical past
Next up a vital panel of consultants will debate information, Covid-19 and public providers. Heading the invoice is Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director on the Scottish Government, with Kenneth Meechan, Head of Information and Data Protection Officer Glasgow City Council, Gemma Cassells, DDI, lead for the general public sector, Gillian Docherty, CEO, the Data Lab and Rowan Conway, Head of UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Mission Oriented Innovation Network.
Data, after all, helps us predict and plan the longer term, however learns tremendously from the previous. Enjoy the dialogue of Data in Public Health Crises previous and current as a panel moderated by Jonathan Seckl, Moncrieff Arnott Professor of Molecular Medicine and Senior Vice-Principal, University of Edinburgh debate the problems, and discover what has affect the best way we react within the 21st century.
Input will come from Devi Sridhar, Professor and Chair of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh, Linda Bauld, Chair of Public Health, The Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh and Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh.
The afternoon line-up is equally tantalising; instantly after lunch Sandy Pentland from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology – described as “one of the seven most powerful data scientists in the world” – will handle group information – and how one can reclaim your individual.
In a piece headed Data and People visitor audio system will look past the analytics. Firas Khnaisser, Chair, DMA Scotland says sufficient about information, let’s discuss individuals. Data expertise and the broader tech expertise panorama would be the focus for Katy Guthrie, Head of Data, ScotlandIS.
Firas and Katy will then be joined by Darren Seymour-Russell, Head of Data Science, Mudano (a part of Accenture Applied Intelligence) for a Q & A to discover the fascinating topic additional.
Covid-19 shone a highlight on the frailties of the care sector, however can a brand new £20m partnership challenge in Edinburgh – with information at its coronary heart – make a distinction? Discussing information’s function within the revolution to return can be John Godfrey, Legal & General, Ian Underwood, University of Edinburgh, Susan Shenkin,University of Edinburgh and Lynne Baillie, Director, Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies Research Group, Heriot-Watt University.
Just how a lot will information innovation form the UK Government’s industrial technique for many years to return? Will it assist ‘level up’ the areas from a Westminster-centric world?
Tackling monetary exclusion
The siting of the Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence in Edinburgh is massive information for the town – however what does open finance actually imply, can it minimize by means of to creating an affect at a societal degree and what function does information need to play?
Gavin Starks, founder at IcebreakerOne.org & Dgen.web, Gbenga Ibikunle, University of Edinburgh, Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland and Zachery Anderson, Royal Bank of Scotland will talk about the alternatives and challenges of open finance.
Wrapping up the day #DataConf20 will return to the ethics are the center of information, with Shannon Vallor, Baillie Gifford char within the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence asking “are we doing data right?”. Shannon’s analysis explores the philosophy and ethics of rising science and applied sciences. Her present analysis challenge focuses on the affect of rising applied sciences, notably these involving automation and synthetic intelligence, on the ethical and mental habits, expertise and virtues of human beings: our character.
Her session will discover the fusion of know-how and ethics, melding to create a future value wanting.
The Data Conference 2020 is totally free to attend, however you should register your house. Click here to order your slot.