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DMA Partners with The Scotsman on 'Doing Data Right' Supplement


Today’s Scotsman features a supplement out on ‘doing data right’, which discusses the multitude of initiatives in Scotland that show innovative data use with an emphasis on ethics.

Both DMA Scotland Chair, Firas Khnaisser, and DMA Managing Director, Rachel Aldighieri feature in the paper along with DMA members MBN Solutions and Accenture; as well as partners with whom the DMA is working closely, such as Edinburgh University, DDI and the Bayes Centre. Read the full supplement here.

The DMA is sponsoring The Scotsman’s Doing Data Right Conference on 10 September, featuring talks by Firas Khnaisser and a keynote by author and activist, Caroline Criado-Perez OBE, which is free to attend. Sign up here.

Doing Data Right Conference Agenda:

9.15 Welcome from the chair. Paul Forrest – chair, MBN Solutions

9.20 Vision for the DDI programme. Jarmo Eskelinen– Data-Driven Innovation Programme, University of Edinburgh Session 1: Adopting and fostering data innovation in industry

9.40 Using analytics to drive innovation. Elizabeth Hollinger, Agrekko

10.00 How machine learning can transform the future of retail banking. Ed Broussard, CEO, Mudano

10.50 Data: Then, Now, and in the Future. Mark Byrne, Accenture Scotland Applied Intelligence lead

11.10 Searching for value in the age of data. Firas Khnaisser, chair, DMA Scotland

11.30 Panel discussion on session with previous three speakers and Ruth Donnelly and Professor Bruce Whitelaw of the University of Edinburgh

13.15 Keynote address. Peter Mathieson, principal, University of Edinburgh Session 2: Woman in data

13.20 Keynote address. Caroline Criado-Perez

13.40 Panel discussion. Introduction from Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh; Caroline Criado Perez; Catherine Stihler, Open Knowledge Foundation; Gillian Hogg, Heriot-Watt University; Talat Yaqoob, Equate Scotland There will be four break-out sessions, with delegates able to pick two from these areas: research highlights; design informatics; final session – Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef

15.55 Panel discussion. Stefaan Verhulst, co-founder GovLab, NYU and chair of the Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef; Lesley McAra, director, Edinburgh Futures Institute; Lucinda Rivers, head of Unicef Scotland; Mahmood Adil, clinical & public health lead, NHS NSS; Roger Halliday, chief statistician, Scottish Government.

16.40 Closing remarks. Jarmo Eskelinen– Data-Driven Innovation Programme, University of Edinburgh.

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