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october, 2020

29oct10:00 am12:30 pmInnovating with Open Data - Removing Barriers to Knowledge

Event Details

We all know the importance of having the right information at the right time and in the right format. But with ever expanding sources of data, it can be a real challenge to integrate multiple data sets and use these to gain meaningful insights.

Where do you start?

This free virtual event is intended for anyone who has an interest in data-driven innovation and how that can positively impact learning, teaching and digital transformation.

Our presentations will share some technical insights and research opportunities. This will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the academic community, public sector, technology and commercial community. Currently confirmed are:

  • Albert King, Chief Data Officer, Scottish Government
  • Jake Ansell, Deputy Director of Research and Professor of Risk Management, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Charlotte Sadd, Strategy and Innovation – Personal Banking, NatWest
  • Katy Guthrie, Head of Data, ScotlandIS

The focus will be on meaningful innovation at an economic and social level. From the economy to health, and from research to practical applications, we’ll also be looking ahead to future solutions and collaborations.

Register now to secure your place!

The event is hosted by the University of Edinburgh Business School and Wallscope.

It builds on previous workshops, facilitated by Wallscope, the Business School, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government and others, exploring the uses and benefits of open data in a range of scenarios.


09.45-10.00: Introductions

10.00-10.20: Session 1

10.20-10.40: Breakout discussion 1

10.40-11.00: Session 2

11.00-11.20: Breakout discussion 2

11.20-12.00: Panel discussion

12.00-12.30: Networking

Session 1

EUBS PhD researcher Antonia Gieschen will present her work (done in collaboration with Wallscope) on analysing the impact of Covid-19 on prescription drugs consumption in Scotland.

Session 2

Wallscope’s Lead Engineer Antero Duarte will talk about the power of Machine Learning and how that can eliminate barriers to knowledge, remove silos and create opportunities for businesses and organisations to better innovate and collaborate.

Session 3

Panel discussion: An open discussion about innovation and the importance of data in organisations. We will also explore themes around the use of AI and how that can help organisations innovate. How can we best work with open data to improve outcomes across Scotland? How can we unlock access to information, and enable collaboration across organisational and technological boundaries?

Feedback from our previous events:

‘Really interesting and varied – a different experience.’

‘Insightful and jammed with ideas’

‘I can get to know what’s happening in the real world, see the problems and how you could solve them and use the data’ – student attendee


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm




WallscopeAt Wallscope we believe that knowledge should be accessible to all. Our aim is to empower organisations to navigate and link ever-increasing volumes of information, and to present this in an understandable and engaging way.

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