Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp

This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Talk 1 -"Policies for Data Sharing" Prof. Wamberto Vasconcelos, Aberdeen University

    When we download and start using an app often we agree to sharing our data. Rarely have we the time, the inclination or the competence to read the “terms and conditions” and assess the consequences of giving away our data. We present an approach to expressing and reasoning with data sharing policies: by using a machine-processable formalism with associated decision mechanisms, we can establish for instance, if the terms and conditions of an app (or the privacy/cookies provisions of a web site) are compatible with users’ (or organisational) data sharing policies. Typical policies establish, for instance, that the app can access the GPS or the calendar, but not both; another example is within the health domain: the app can monitor my levels of exercise, but it cannot share this information. We will cover i) the information/knowledge necessary for representing policies...

  • Come along and join our new vibrant and growing community of data enthusiasts in the Highlands!

    We meet quarterly in An Lochran and are for anyone interested in data, data science, AI, technical developments or organisational implications of taking a data driven approach. Come along, find out more and join our community.

    Agenda:
    17:00 Refreshments and Networking
    17:45 Steve Blythe, Freelance Consultant, Data Analytics
    18:15 Steph Wright, Director of Health & Wellbeing Engagement and AI Strategy Development Lead, the Data Lab
    19:00 Close

    The Data Lab acts as a catalyst, supporting the community to blaze new trails, solve big problems, and lead on the world stage.

    We do not work in isolation to move data science forward in Scotland, but rather with our network of partners and the wider data science community. We help to make things happen with our community, not just for them, and we encourage collaboration as a driving force for innovation.

    For information on this and all our Inver...

  • Speaker 1
    Olivia Gambelin
    Co-founder & CEO at Ethical Intelligence
    Olivia is an AI Ethicist who works with tech entrepreneurs to understand the importance of ethics in AI development and usage. Olivia believes that artificial intelligence offers unheard of opportunities for innovation in technology but which can only be realized through responsible and ethical practices. Olivia is originally from the Bay Area, where she started her career working in digital marketing for startups. Olivia holds an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, her dissertation concentration on moral responsibility and self-driving cars, a BA in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship from Baylor University, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Tech Scotland Advocates.

    Speaker 2
    TBC

    Agenda
    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
    7:00 PM – 7.30 PM: Olivia Gambelin, Co-founder & CEO at Ethical Intelligence
    7.30 PM - 8.00 PM: TBC
    8.00 PM - 8.45 PM: Networking and Drink

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

    *****************************
    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Glen Noble on Unsplash

  • This will be a joint event with the Project Data Analytics group who are now running their own meet-ups in Aberdeen

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Vlad Hilitanu on Unsplash