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Our sector experts: Doug Mackay, Veterans, Service Personnel and Families

The people who volunteer to serve the nation come from a broad range of backgrounds across society. They are shaped by service life, which can include uncertainty, discomfort and...

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...

Our sector experts: Joshua Ryan-Saha, Tourism and Festivals

To be a tourist is to choose the unknown over the familiar. The tourist steps outside their workaday life and embraces something totally different. This process of de-familiarising might...

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...