DDI conference 2020: Doing Data Together – Ethical collaboration through Covid-19 and beyond

Virtual conference, Friday 6 November 2020, 10am-4pm GMT

Register for free: scotsmandataconference.co.uk


The University of Edinburgh will hold its third Data-Driven Innovation conference (held jointly with the Scotsman newspaper) on Friday 6 November 2020.

Join experts from inside the University, and beyond, to hear about the enormous challenges – and real opportunities – in our increasingly data-rich world.

Covid-19 is the first pandemic where the response has been truly data-driven, with real-time information at the heart of life-or-death decisions throughout the crisis.

How did Government, health services and other public bodies collaborate – often at great speed – to inform those decisions? What lessons have we learned to help us emerge from the pandemic and ensure we share and analyse data more effectively in future?

We’ll be addressing these and many other questions with an excellent programme of speakers, including:

  • Professor Shannon Vallor, Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Alexander Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor Devi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Timandra Harkness, writer, broadcaster and comedian
  • Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government

The University’s Data-Driven Innovation initiative is a key deliverable of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, and comprises a network of innovation hubs that bring researchers together with businesses, charities, and the public sector, at the crossroads of data science, research, and real-world challenges – where exciting innovations can take place.

Register for free: scotsmandataconference.co.uk


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