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DataFest21 Launch Date Announced

The UK’s biggest data and artificial intelligence festival, with keynote speakers Dr Leyla Acaroglu and Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter.

The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, has announced that DataFest21, the UK’s biggest data and artificial intelligence festival, will launch on Thursday 25 March, with a free event featuring talks from industry leading keynote speakers Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and Dr Leyla Acaroglu – hosted by Maggie Philbin, broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech.

With over 600 registered attendees and now in its fifth year, DataFest21 will explore the theme ‘#OurData’, underlining how important our data is to the growth of the economy, social progress and knowledge base, whilst encouraging debate on ethics and deepening understanding of data ownership.

To mark this year’s series of virtual events running from March to November, the launch event will set the scene for DataFest’s three sub-themes, looking at #OurPlanet, covering environment and climate change; #OurPeople, reviewing social elements such as health and wellbeing; and #OurFuture, uncovering the companies and technologies that will shape the decades to come.

Each key topic will be highlighted in a series of discussions and events spanning three weeks, and will be spread out throughout the year, bringing together a variety of different, thought-provoking talks, talent, and tech.

The event will also confirm the final schedule for Data Tech, Data Talks, and Data Talent events through 2021. Rounding off this year’s festival will be DataSummit, which is expected to take place as a hybrid event – combining virtual and physical activities – in November, bringing together industry professionals to discuss and digest inspirational and innovative examples of using data for good.

Date: Thursday 25th March 2021

Time: 10am -12pm 

To register your attendanceClick here – the deadline to register is 12 noon on Wednesday 24th March.

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