All The Data Lab Events are compulsory to attend. Absence will only be excused if suitable notice is sent in advance explaining non-attendance.
Wednesday October 10th 2018 – Doors open at 10:30am
The Data Lab would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to as you join our MSc programme. We are delighted to fund you through your further study, and hope that our course helps bolster your data science education.
The Launch Event will bring together all 155 of The Data Lab funded students with university course leaders, The Data Lab MSc Team, as well as industry partners. This will be an opportunity to meet your new classmates and find out more about The Data Lab and the MSc programme. A range of inspiring guest speakers from industry, start-ups, academia and public sector will be there to discuss Data Science in Scotland. This provides an early networking opportunity to get your foot in the door with some industry leading organisations and learn what it takes to be the best data scientist you can.
10:30 – 11:00
Registration and Refreshments
11:00 – 11:15
Welcome and Overview of The Data Lab
Brian Hills, Head of Data at the Data Lab
11:15 – 11:30
What is the The Data Lab MSc programme?
Marian Dunbar, Skills Co-ordinator at The Data Lab
11:30 – 11:50
Keynote address: How Data and AI Influence the BBC
Colin Burns, Chief Design Engineer at the BBC
The value of The Data Lab MSc placements
Robin Huggins, Head of Business Development at MBN Solutions12:05 – 12:30
Networking exercise: Meet your coursemates
12:30 – 14.00
Group Photo followed by Lunch
Data Science in the Private Sector
Ali King, Data Engineer at Spiritus
Panel discussion – Stories from MSc Alumni: Where are they now?
Facilitator: (Brian Hills, Head of Data at The Data Lab
and) Thanos Tsiaras, Data Scientist at The Data Lab and The Data Lab MSc 2015-16
The Data Lab Alumni: Cynthia Morel, Anita George, John Bell, Laura Hepburn, Kostas Gavriilidis
15:00 – 15.10
Brian Hills, Head of Data at The Data Lab
15:10 – 16:00
Networking and Drinks
Playfair Library Hall
Wednesday, October 10th 2018
Doors open: 10:30am
Ends: Wednesday, October 10th 2018 at 4:00pm
Bookings close: October 10th 2018