DataTech21 will take place as half day events
in our 3 themed weeks in May, September & October.
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Data Tech

There will be 3 half day online Data Tech events during the 3 themed weeks Our Future, Our People and Our Planet, focusing on those themes. 

Bringing technical communities together

Data Tech is an event for data professionals: if you are a data scientist, an analyst, a recent graduate in data or an experienced IT professional, Data Tech is for you.

Previous Data Tech events were highly focused on very technical data science and academic content, but this year we intend to broaden our content to reach out to the whole spectrum of data professionals. 

With keynote speakers, parallel sessions with audience questions, and cutting edge discourse, there will be plenty to take in. With Data Tech, we want to explore our role as data professionals in building our future, helping our people, and saving our planet.

Our Planet - 5th October

We’re delighted that writer, broadcaster and author of Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past ItGemma Milne will be hosting Data Tech this year.

We’ll also have keynotes from Michael Groves, Founder and CEO of Topolytics – and from Public Health Scotland.

As well as a tech challenge and innovative company showcases, there will also be a panel discussion featuring Joanna Walker (Royal London), FiveTran, and David Charles (University of Strathclyde).

We will also be showcasing the work of Space Intelligence and hearing from its Chief Technology Officer Ed Mitchard. 

Keynote: Michael Groves – Topolytics

Michael is a geographer with a PhD in remote sensing, with international experience in environmental management, sustainable forestry and ESG reporting.  He is the founder of Topolytics, a data analytics company that uses mapping and machine learning to make the world’s waste visible, verifiable and valuable.  Topolytics is acknowledged by IDC, Cleantech Group and SAP as a leading AI and analytics player in the $2Bn ‘waste tech’ sector.  Topolytics’ WasteMap® data platform is at the centre of the UK Government’s prototype system to digitally capture and analyse all movements of waste across the UK.  

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Debbie Bard speaking at Data Tech
Debbie Bard expert in machine learning at scale and data-intensive computing for experimental science speaking at Data Tech 2019

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5th October Schedule

13:00 – welcome from Gemma Milne

13:10 – keynote from Michael Groves

13:35 – keynote from Public Health Scotland

14:00 – Q&As with keynote speakers

14:15 – break

14:25 – tech challenge: Data and Renewable Energy

14:50 – company showcases

15:00 – “In conversation with” panel on data and sustainability outside the green sector

15:25 – end

Jared Lander, Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics (a data science consultancy based in New York City) and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Columbia University, addresses DataTech19.

Find out more about Data Tech

Our first Data Tech in 2019 had a fantastic lineup of tech speakers.

And DataTech20 was going to be brilliant with more than 30 data science leaders, innovators and researchers confirmed as speakers.

And were looking forward to #womenintech helping make DataTech20 a success

Applications from the data community were welcomed: be a part of DataTech20