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Last Tuesday morning we hosted a DataFest fringe event looking at data challenges and opportunities in the Fintech sector. This is our second year of supporting Data Lab’s DataFest week – which saw several events taking place last week to celebrate Scotland’s data driven innovation and creativity.
OK so that is a bit of a tabloid heading and like most tabloid headings it is somewhat misleading and designed deliberately to grab your attention. I am not talking about the somewhat controversial practice of fracking for oil and gas but I do like to use it as a metaphor to describe what I see happening in the field of data science and the application of that in business.
We are delighted to be supporting DataFest 2018 again this year. Use and management of data is a topic which touches every one of our clients. With Data Summit just around the corner, now is a great time to consider the ways in which data innovation has affected our lives and businesses over the last year. From wearable tech to drive sports performance improvement, to data driven offshore project innovations, to the data sharing implications of open banking, we’ve had the privilege to be involved in some fascinating work with some truly inspirational clients.
Securing a job immediately after university is a difficult prospect. You are entering the jobs market along with everyone else in your course, and in courses from around the country. This can make it difficult to stand out so it is always wise to try get one step ahead at every opportunity that presents itself.
As individuals we already understand the value of data and the benefits it can bring us. We all use data – it runs through every part of our lives. We consume, create and re-use it every day. In recent years, we have adapted to using online data – through the web, mobile apps and digital media.
DataFest18 is all about collaboration. Our Fringe Event Programme taking place 16 to 23 March 2018 has a diverse range of activities for different industries, disciplines, public sector, academia through to engaging the general public and encouraging our emerging youth talent into STEM.
Despite what one might think from looking outside at the snow over the last week, we are firmly in March, the month that plays host to DataFest. With less than two weeks to go it seemed like the perfect time to share with you the agendas for both Data Talent Scotland and also Data Summit.