In this episode we speak to Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician at the Scottish Government, about the role of statisticians in the modern world; from informing policy makers to documenting our ever-changing world. Click here for more information on the Scottish Government’s statistics vacancies: https://careershub-scottishgovernment.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCategory=8748 Get your Data Talent tickets here: https://datafest.global/tickets
Our host Dr Joanna McKenzie talks to Gea Mikic of Icebreaker One about how they are creating a web of net-zero data – connecting financial, engineering and environmental data to help inform net-zero decisions.
Satellite Technology and Scotland‘s Biodiversity: a collaboration between Space Intelligence and NatureScot
Our host Dr Joanna McKenzie is joined by Professor Ed Mitchard – Co-founder and CTO of Space Intelligence – and Emma Mitchell of NatureScot to discuss the companies’ collaborative project exploring Scotland’s biodiversity. Check out Space Intelligence’s land cover map of Scotland: https://www.space-intelligence.com/scotland-landcover/
Our host Joanna McKenzie is joined by Jethro Browell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow Statistic Department. Jethro has worked extensively with the energy industry to develop forecasting models and in this podcast he talks through the process, challenges and opportunities found in such modelling.
Joanna McKenzie – Principle Data Scientist at The Data Lab – talks to Ellen Friedman about their journeys through the world of data and what being a data scientist means today. Ellen Friedman, Principal Technologist for HPE Ezmeral at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is an international speaker, author and scientist, with a doctorate in biochemistry from
CEO of The Data Lab Gillian Docherty chats to Sana Khareghani, Head of The Office of Artificial Intelligence, and Tabitha Goldstaub, Chair of the UK Artificial Intelligence Council.
CEO of The Data Lab Gillian Docherty and Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Scottish Government, discuss the AI Strategy for Scotland and the importance of people getting involved in the process of creating a strategy for artificial intelligence in Scotland.
This episode requires a brief introduction. As Brian will mention in the intro it was recorded pre-COVID-19 and some of the issues discussed have had changes to them to match the current needs. Roger Halliday started as Chief Statistician of the Scottish Government in November 2011. Before that, he worked in the Department of Health
The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions. We have decided to run a series of episodes