The Data Lab is calling on companies at the cutting-edge of Scotland’s technology sector to share their success stories at Datafest21.
Now in its fifth year, Datafest is Britain’s largest data and artificial intelligence festival. The event series will explore the theme ‘#OurData’, highlighting how important data is to economic growth and social progress.
Datafest also aims to expand attendees’ knowledge base and deepening understanding on data ownership while encouraging healthy debate on ethics and data.
Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab, said: “As a crucial platform to showcase Scotland as the global leader in data innovation, we have been working hard for the past ten months to ensure DataFest21 can carry on as a series of virtual events throughout the year.
“We are committed to providing an engaging and fascinating platform, bringing together individuals from industry, academia, and the public sector to share their knowledge, collaborate, and innovate.”
The deadline for entries is Friday 22nd of January, The Data Lab revealed.
To mark this year’s virtual events, Datafest21 is looking to support and recognise Scottish organisations by sharing stories that represent the innovation, diversity and ambition of Scotland’s data expertise, as well as the role #OurData plays in that innovation.
The Data Lab’s panel of experts will select three inspiring stories and transform them into short films which will be debuted at DataTalks – a new element of the DataFest event due to launch in spring, created to showcase Scotland’s innovative spirit and support the organisations leading the way.
It will also highlight the variety of career opportunities data science offers to an audience of passionate, like-minded people working in and around the data science field, both locally and internationally.
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The Data Lab is encouraging businesses of all sizes, and from a variety of backgrounds, to get involved. Organisations looking to submit their inspirational stories can fill in the application form via DataFest’s website, with entries for the renowned festival set to close on Friday 22 January.
Docherty added: “We believe #OurData can contribute towards the greater good, to inspire and encourage collaboration across networks.
“This year, we want to celebrate the very best of Scottish innovation, from all walks of life, and we are really looking forward to reviewing the array of inspiring applications for this fantastic opportunity to be part of DataFest21.”
For more information and to submit your data innovation story, visit: https://www.datafest.global/