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Smarter Innovation to drive growth: a business support event

Feb 19 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The aim of the event is to help participants understand where to go for funding to support innovation; know who to approach for support in accessing funding; meet and network with other businesses and organisations; connect with potential collaborators and research partners; understand what is required in writing a successful grant application; and learn about the opportunities that digital technologies may unlock for your business.

From Zero to Hero: Machine Learning Workshop Series Part 6 - KNN

Feb 20 2019 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
External Events

This week we're going to talk about K-nearest neighbors as part of the Zero to Hero Machine Learning series. A Jupyter notebook will be shared ahead of the event.

We introduce a new concept: From Zero to Hero, a Machine Learning Workshop Series.

The intent is to take the audience from the basics of Machine Learning up to Deep Neural Networks and advanced concepts such as GANs and Autoencoders in about 10 bi-weekly sessions (with breaks to accommodate students and professionals).

The series is self-contained and we do *not* expect any prior knowledge in the field and very limited knowledge in programming languages or frameworks. We will always explain all mathematical and programmatical concepts and used frameworks.

Programming will be done in Python through Jupyter notebooks. We will upload a link to a guide on how to install this on your machine over the weekend.

It is of advantage if you bring your own laptop as there will be small exercises throughout the workshop.

Women & Gaming

Feb 20 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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We're excited to announce our first Edinburgh Women in Technology Meetup for 2019: Women & Gaming

After reviewing the suggestions from our last event, there were quite a few requests for industry spotlights & networking opportunities and so we have brought these together with a 'gaming' theme.

Please note: this is very much not just for women in gaming, the talks have been designed to give you a flavour of the different areas / roles within the industry, whilst also giving some insight on the relatable challenges of working in an even more male dominated environment than other technology jobs.

Agenda:

6:30pm Doors open - sign in, pizza & drinks

7:00pm Networking Bingo

7:30pm - 8:30pm Industry Insights

-7:30pm: Zoë Sams, Tools Programmer at Rockstar North + Board Member of IGDA Scotland

-7:50pm: Natalie Clayton, Games Journalist for PC Games Insider + Indie Game Developer

8:10pm: Final Speaker TBC

8:30pm Drinks & Chat


Digital Health Product Forge

Feb 21 2019 to Feb 24 2019
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Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

You will be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staff. This year we're pleased to welcome the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood and the realistic medicine team to the event.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Feb 21 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

Laptop must have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wiki and a web browser such as Chrome.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Practice makes perfect! Putting a spotlight data-driven work placements

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future placements designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow’s data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics, professionals and practitioners who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements.

Edinburgh Q-Step Conference 2019

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future work-based learning programmes designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow's data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics and non-academics who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements. A provisional list of speakers includes Q-Step (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester), Edinburgh Futures Institute, The Data Lab, Scotcen, MBN and the Nuffield Foundation.

Full programme to be announced.

Let's Talk Data #7

Feb 23 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
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The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tools and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Let's Talk Data #7 - R Markdown hands-on session

Feb 23 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
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Digital Commercial Approaches

Feb 25 2019 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
External Events

Scottish Government Digital and Procurement are carrying out a project examining how they procure digital services and manage those relationships to achieve a successful outcome.

As part of this project we would like to hear your thoughts and experiences on topics such as:

-Do you bid for work with them?

-How can they engage with you to understand things such as innovation in the sector?

-How can they share their plans for the future?

-How can they develop their commercial approaches to foster partnership and collaboration?

This event is open to companies who are experienced in working with the public sector, have no experience and everything in between.

The information and views gathered in these workshops will be used to shape this work going forward and will be anonymised.

Places are limited for this event so dependent on number of registrants, we may hold the same session twice so no need to attend both (unless you really enjoyed it the first time!) and will be approximately 2 hours.

Edinburgh UX monthly meetup

Feb 25 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

Digital Transformation 2019

Feb 26 2019
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Digital Transformation 2019 will explore the process of organisational change and illustrate how organisations are embracing digital transformation to improve their operations. The conference is geared towards senior technologists and digital leaders, providing an insightful peer-led environment and a crucial forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and high-level networking.

Understanding the insider threat, from a lawyer's perspective

Feb 26 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join Neeraj Thomas, Senior Associate and Colin Hulme, Partner of Burness Paull LLP to discover more about how the insider threat is one that organisations often fail to fully protect themselves from and discuss ways in which you can mitigate the impact should it become your reality.

You'll learn more about the legal avenues for recourse, prevention steps that should be taken to ensure you are covered in the event of a breach and hear stories war stories of cases past where mistakes of others will be under the microscope.

FTW Meetup - Let's use tech for good!

Feb 26 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This month we'll be joining another Tech4Good group led by Steve Lloyd to see how we can collaborate together! A rough agenda as follows:

-Intros, networking

-We'll talk a bit about the reason and vision behind this group

-Speakers from nonprofits, invited by Steve, will talk through what their organisation's mission is and how we can enable them to meet their goals.

Women who Code Edinburgh

Feb 26 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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*Location tbc*

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Registration, food, networking.

7:00-7:20 Welcome & chat about WWCode

7:20-8:20 Core Program

8:20-8:30 Wrap up

Video killed the radio star... Tech Marketers Meetup

Feb 27 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Luke Yerbury, MD of Brand Calibre will give us a masterclass on digital content creation and make the case for the utilisation of video storytelling over any other method at the next in our series of Tech Marketers Meetups.

You will develop a better understanding of how to plan and shape your digital content creation in order to make it more tailored and appropriate for your target market. We will cover all shorts of content but there'll be a bit of a nod towards video content naturally!



Exploiting the data-driven revolution : EPCC event

Feb 27 2019 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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The event will explain why data driven innovation is important for industry. We will also showcase how companies are already using data technologies to enhance commercial performance.

The £661m Data Driven Innovation Programme is working to turn Central Scotland into the data capital of Europe, and EPCC will provide the World Class Data Infrastructure (WCDI) that will underpin it.

This event is for industry representatives and key stakeholders who wish to engage with the Data Driven Innovation Programme.

ISCF Transforming Construction: Opportunities in 2019

Feb 28 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join CSIC and partners for this free event to hear from leaders of the various organisations and initiatives including Innovate UK; Network Plus; Core Innovation Hub; Active Building Centre to learn about their plans and to understand what support is available to help your organisation capitalise on these opportunities.

Sourcing the Next Generation of Talent - Aberdeen

Mar 05 2019 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland's up and coming talent pipeline.

From Zero to Hero: ML Workshop Series Part 7 - Decision tree and random forest

Mar 06 2019 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
External Events

This week we're going to talk about Decision tree and random forest as part of the Zero to Hero Machine Learning Workshop Series.

The intent is to take the audience and we do *not* expect any prior knowledge in the field and very limited knowledge in programming languages or frameworks. We will always explain all mathematical and progammatical concepts and used frameworks.

Programming will be done in Python through Jupyter notebooks. We will upload a link to a guide on how to install this on your machine over the weekend.

It is of advantage if you bring your own laptop as there will be small exercises throughout the workshop.

The Future of Edinburgh & South East Scotland

Mar 07 2019
External Events

What is the future for Edinburgh & South East Scotland? That is the seminal question we will be asking as FutureScot returns to the capital for FutureScot's third annual economic development conference focused on Edinburgh & South East Scotland - encompassing Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian councils.

With Brexit fast approaching, there has never been a more pressing time for business, economic and policy leaders to gather together and discuss the challenges and opportunities sorrounding an historic £1.3bn investment pledge, unlocked by the government-backed Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal, to build the knowledge economies of the future.

Join us at the Edinburgh City Chambers as we deploy some of the nation's foremost innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs at this critical time, as they make the case - and outline the future - for a data-driven Edinburgh & South East Scotland. A full report on the conference will be published in FutureScot magazine distributed within the Times on 30 March, 2019.


IOT-EDI (Internet of Things) #41

Mar 12 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
External Events

Details TBC



Aberdeen Data Meetup March 2019

Mar 12 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Data Lab Events

Note- We've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019. Expect something special.

Agenda:

6.30 for pizza and beers.

Talks start at 7pm:

-Talk 1 tbc

-Talk 2 tbc

PyLadies Edinburgh

Mar 12 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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There will be some social time, technical (python) question time, maybe a presentation or two (short) and planning for the forthcoming sessions.

Food Industry Innovation 2019 - FoodTech Showcase

Mar 21 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The event will focus on high growth potential SMEs in the FoodTech space and will consist on the following areas, for people to easily move between and network:

1. FoodTech showcase;

2. Thought leaders speaking on current industry challenges;

3. Business support zone

Let's Talk Data #8 (and books)

Mar 30 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tool and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

AIMday Data for Manufacturing

Apr 02 2019
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This is the first in a series of data-themed AIMday events taking place at the University this year.

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday, is based on workshops where questions submitted by companies around a central theme are discussed with academics from relevant University disciplines.

AiMday Data for Manufacturing is aimed at companies and organisations in the manufacturing sector looking to innovate and harness the power of data.

Each question submitted by a company is tackled by a group of multi-disciplinary academics with the aim of finding pathways to solutions. One question, one hour, a group of academic experts: that is the AIMday format!

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) 2019

Apr 24 2019
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Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) is Scotland's premier technology investor showcase featuring data-driven tech companies seeking funding from seed to series A.

As a standalone event, it features the most innovative data driven tech companies emerging from Scotland, the UK and beyond.

At EIE you will...

-network with fellow investors and entrepreneur

-meet up to 50 pitching companies seeking investment

-hear from industry thought leader through our carefully selected keynotes

-experience the vibrant tech scene and ecosystem that is putting Scotland on the map for technology innovation

AI & Big Data Expo Global 2019

Apr 25 2019 to Apr 26 2019
Supported Events

The AI & Big Data Expo Global, the leading Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition event is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond.

The AI & Big Data Expo will host 4 co-located events, 21 conference tracks, 12,000+ attendees, 500+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sectors as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities. Topics covered include Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI across different verticals.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 4,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, chief data officers, chief data scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.

The 6 dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer, Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

Clean and Sustainable Growth Study Group

Apr 29 2019 10:00 am - May 01 2019 4:00 pm
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This three-day Study Group will bring mathematical science researchers from across the UK to work on a number of industry problems over three intensive workshop days to come up with solutions to industry problems from areas as diverse as agriculture, food production and biotechnology, resource efficiency, water and sustainability.

The importance of data science, artificial intelligence, mathematical and statistical modelling at multi scale are key strengths of the UK research base, and can be transformational when applied to industrial problems.

#DigitalTech2019

May 09 2019 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

AI & Big Data Expo Europe

Jun 19 2019 to Jun 20 2019
Supported Events

The AI & Big Data Expo Europe is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond.

The expo will host 4 co-located events, 4 AI & Big Data conference tracks, 10,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 350+ exhibitors.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sector as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities. Topics covered include Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI across different verticals.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 2,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, chief data officers, chief data scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.

The 6 dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer, Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

#ScotSoft2019

Oct 03 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

AI & Big Data Expo North America

Nov 13 2019 to Nov 14 2019
Supported Events

The AI & Big Data Expo North America will showcase the next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, providing an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data to drive your business forward in 2018 and beyond.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sectors as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities.

Visitors at the show will include IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, Chief Data Officers, Chief Data Scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups, innovators, tech providers, and VCs.

The dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

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