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Climbing the learning curve

The West has a lot to learn from other parts of the world in responding to pandemics – and attitudes to data and government play a big part, says...

Hardwiring ethics into a future worth wanting

How can we fuse technology and ethics to create the kind of future we want? Professor Shannon Vallor, Director of the Centre for Technomoral Futures in Edinburgh, talks to...

Data and democracy

Writer and broadcaster Jamie Bartlett speaks to us about how data is set to play a bigger role than ever in targeting voters in the 2020 US presidential campaign...

Mobilising public data in the Covid-19 fight

Albert King was appointed Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Scotland during the early stages of the Covid-19 crisis. We caught up with Albert to find out how he feels...

Time to take back control of our data

MIT’s Alex Pentland speaks to us about the importance of ‘neighbourhood data’ in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges – and why we need data unions Listen to...

Guest Blog: Anna Scott

In this blog Anna Scott, Project Delivery Manager – Data Skills for Work (DDI Skills Gateway) discusses how we don’t all need to be data scientists, but we do...

Academic Profile: Professor John Frank

John Frank is Chair of Public Health Research and Policy at the University of Edinburgh and leads a project within the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF aiming to...

Academic profile: Fumi Kitagawa

            Fumi Kitagawa, lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School, talks to the Data-Driven Innovation initiative about her work...

Academic profile: Sarah Galey-Horn

Sarah Galey-Horn is a Train@Ed Post Doctoral Fellow in the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education, whose specialist area of research is family social capital and network...

Guest blog: Douglas Ross MP

Our guest blog comes from Douglas Ross, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland , who explains the vital role data science plays in designing better products and services.  The world...

Guest blog: Ruth Donnelly, Assistant Director, Careers Service

Most people take it for granted that students at the University of Edinburgh are highly intelligent, focused and capable. What may be less appreciated, is the fact that many...

Getting a Story from your Data

Caroline Parkinson reports from Data-Driven Innovation’s recent event, Getting a Story from your Data   On 28 November, the Data-Driven Innovation programme held its second creative industries skills event....

Space meets creative mash-up

Caroline Parkinson reports from Data-Driven Innovation’s recent event, the Art of the Possible: Bright Sustainable Future.   On 12 November, the Data-Driven Innovation programme held its first creative industries...

Guest blog: Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director

AI and innovation – futureproofing the Scottish economy Putting politics to one side, if you ask anyone what they want for the future of Scotland, they’ll come up with...

Poppy Gerrard-Abbott describes the journey of the DDI ‘Women in Data’ campaign

I arrived at Data-Driven Innovation in January 2019 to lead on the Women in Data project. With a small team, we got to work with a rough spec and...