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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...

Guest blog: Data-smart boardroom leaders needed for business boom

Professor John Amis explains why the University of Edinburgh Business School’s Non-Executive Director Programme with FWB Park Brown is more vital than ever. “Scotland has a longstanding international reputation...

Working together to count the uncounted

UNICEF’s Mark Hereward explains how the right partnerships and innovation are key to ‘filling gaps’ in childrens data, delivering fresh insights, so that the invisible can be made visible...

Ten years of driving tech investment

This year’s announcement of EIE’s partnership with the Data-Driven Innovation initiative was the latest development for Scotland’s tech investment showcase, which has helped over 430 companies attract around £750m...

Why men need to step up on gender equality in data science

PhD Sociology student, Poppy Gerrard-Abbott reports from the Data-Driven Innovation initiative’s Women in Data Science event: The University of Edinburgh Informatics forum hosted an event by the Centre for...

Driving force

Catherine Stihler, Chief Executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation, explains how open data can help drive innovation The Open Knowledge Foundation wants to see enlightened societies around the world,...

The power of data visualisation

Creative Industries sector lead, Caroline Parkinson explains how data innovation is being combined with leading-edge interactive design to show our cities in a new light In November 2018, the...

Let’s deliver growth through data

Our guest blog comes from Kate Forbes, Scottish Government Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, who explains why Scotland is in a great position to use data to...

Building the knowledge economy

Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, discusses what data-driven innovation’s place in the City Region Deal means for the region’s businesses Data-Driven Innovation seems to be...

Data. It’s not just about the numbers…

Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the Direct Marketing Association, discusses why the marketing industry must elevate the status of data in order to build trust with consumers and attract the...

Inspiration and imagination in data-driven innovation comes to Edinburgh

Technical solutions alone are not enough if we are to address the challenges of the data revolution, writes Dr Drew Hemment Each year, Edinburgh’s Festivals bring people together from...

Mind the gap: Let’s improve our use of data in teaching

School pupils can learn about data in fun and interactive teaching sessions that will help us tackle Scotland’s skills gap, writes Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning at...