How Data is Changing Policy Making

ScotlandIS Event

How Data is Changing Policy Making

  • DATE:
    Tue 21 Mar 2017 18:00
  • TIME:
    18:00 - 20:00
  • VENUE:
    Fairfax Somerville Room, Scottish Parliament

Tue 21 Mar 2017 18:00 - 20:00


To coincide with
DataFest17, and in cooperation with ScotlandIS, Jamie Greene MSP is sponsoring a discussion for MSPs and selected guests on how data is changing policy making.


There are many unprecedented business and research opportunities arising from the exceptional volumes of data produced in the last three years alone. From health breakthroughs, to improved security and law enforcement, to fighting poverty
data and technological innovation are playing an increasingly important role in virtually every aspect of our lives.


So how can policy makers use new fields like big data, open data and data science to improve their decisions and better serve the Scottish people? How can we be certain that the information we base our decisions on comes from reliable and unbiased datasets? How is data already changing governance in Scotland and what kind of challenges and opportunities will we face in the next 4 years? 


This event is invite only however if you are interested in attending please contact Svea Miesch

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