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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

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Data Talent returns to kickstart careers in data science

Scotland’s biggest data and AI recruitment event returns in-person to Glasgow next month. Tim Campbell MBE, Jamie Hepburn MSP and Manira Ahmad, Public Health Scotland will deliver keynotes. Data Talent, Scotland’s biggest data science and AI talent showcase, is once again opening its doors for people looking to kick start their careers in the data

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Data science helps to drive energy storage optimisation

Lochaber-based Energy Mutual has created an online asset management software system to support the owner/operators of small to medium scale renewable energy projects such as hydro, solar PV, wind and biomass. In addition to helping monitor and maintain asset performance, in 2021 Energy Mutual began work on a framework that will help a range of

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Public Health Scotland’s data and intelligence response on COVID-19

Guest blog written by Graham McGowan, Principal Information Analyst at Covid Data & Analytics Service. As a Public Health Scotland (PHS) information analyst, I’ve had a front row seat to the data and intelligence response from our organisation to keep the public, leaders in government and the health service informed on the latest progress of

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Becoming a Statistician at The Scottish Government

This session – recorded in January 2022 – is to give you a taster of what it’s like to work as a statistician in the Scottish Government, and to give you hints and tips on how to complete the application form and prepare for the assessment centre. While the rounds of recruitment mentioned in the

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Find Your Dream Job at Data Talent – 15th March 2022

DataFest is returning for 2022 and – after what feels like an eternity – we’re absolutely delighted to be hosting Data Talent live and in person again! We’ll be at The Hilton in Glasgow on the 15th of March to bring you Scotland’s largest data and AI careers and networking event. Whether you’re a student,

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Introduction to Data for Business Leaders

Start the year off right by joining our Introduction to Data for Business Leaders online learning course

The current run of The Data Lab’s online course introducing decision-makers to data will be ending on 31 March 2022. Introduction to Data for Business Leaders – FutureLearn Data opportunities are not industry or sector-specific. Our four-week leadership course goes beyond the hype of data by focusing on the practicalities of achieving business outcomes. Since

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Brian Hills takes up Interim CEO role at The Data Lab

Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, The Data Lab, has a new Interim CEO at the helm. Brian Hills will be responsible for leading the 50+ strong team, driving the growth of AI and data science skills across the academic and business community in Scotland. In addition, Heather Thomson, Head of Skills has joined

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