Below you will find some of the best articles from each month that have been written about The Data Lab and our work within Scotland’s data science community.
Press articles from 2021
Analytics Insight: Artificial Intelligence in Olympics introduces a new phase of sporting
Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF: Collaborative team supports UNICEF in creation of Children’s Climate Risk Index
Scotland’s AI Strategy: The Good, The Bad and What the EU AI Regulations Mean for Scotland
The Scotsman: Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI appoints former Accenture boss as chairman
Les Bayne, previously managing director of Accenture’s Scottish operations, replaces Mark Hunter after his three years in the role of chairman. Bayne recently founded Alba Arete, an organisation focused on helping Scottish businesses grow, and the country to reach its full potential.
Global Touch : IT Wondrous Women series – interview with our CEO Gillian Docherty
Slaves to the Algo: Algorithms in core values, EdTech and whisky tint
How might we prepare globally to prevent subsequent pandemics? Needless to say, major upgrades in the data infrastructure in most countries are a requirement; and ‘data’ underpins many of the other recommendations too.
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
The Scotsman: The Big Interview: Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab
UK Tech News: UK’s largest data festival secures new speakers
Access & mobility prof: Smart meter trial aims to revolutionise independent living for people with disabilities
DIGIT: Glasgow Tech Firm Wins Funding for New AI Digital Hiring Platform
BBC news: AI technology used to track asbestos cancer tumours
The Scotsman: Results from trial using smart technology to monitor care home residents over safety concerns to be released
FutureScot: Building Scotland’s reputation on the world stage for data and AI
World Development Report: Data for Better Lives
The Scotsman: The Big Interview: Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab
Our CEO is described as one of the most influential data professionals in the UK & is now chair of the new AI Alliance. Everything she does is to help position Scotland as a guiding light on a global stage where data powers scientific progress, economic prosperity & social good. Read the Big Interview to learn more.
The National: DataFest21 seeks to highlight Scotland’s leading role in AI
Scottish Business News: The UK’s biggest data and artificial intelligence festival set to return on 25 March
DIGIT Q&A: Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab – discussing her path into tech, International Women’s Day and Scotland’s female tech role models
Slaves to the Algo podcast: Innovation for Impact: Powering the Scottish Economy with Data & AI
In recognition of #IWD2021 earlier this week, Digit produced some fantastic articles & interviews with some of Scotland’s Women Tech Leaders, including our CEO Gillian Docherty. Catch the interviews here
SDI: Scotland and UNICEF: A data-driven approach to improve outcomes for children
IBioIC: A year of innovation exploration for net-zero in Scotland – Report distils the themes, messages, and highlights of our Countdown to COP 26 event
Computer Weekly: Scotland launches digital strategy
The Herald: Calls to teach coding at primary schools
Global Govt Forum: Scotland launches AI strategy with a focus on ethics and inclusion
Holyrood Magazine: New funding schemes launched to help small businesses make better use of data
The Scotsman: New funding schemes will help Scottish SMEs embrace data and AI
FutureScot: New £1m data fund to help businesses harness tech
DIGIT: Despite Pandemic, TORCH Brings Flexibility Through Smarter Data Use
Scotland’s AI Strategy: Reports published so far
Re.Work White Paper: The challenges, successes, progression & failures of processing in AI
DIGIT: DIGIT Deal Roundup Column | January 2021
Uni of Strathclyde: Interview with Emma Wright, one of our students, doing an MSc Data Science for Politics & Policymaking at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
SCDI: Mind the Gap: How Data, Digital and Technology Can Help Scotland Recover from COVID-19, Transform Health & Social Care and Boost Our Economy
A healthy society is essential for a healthy economy. Access to real-world health & social care data has informed and enhanced decision-making and policymaking throughout the crisis to save lives and livelihoods.
COVID-19 has tested Scotland like perhaps never before. We need to learn the lessons of the pandemic to build a healthy society and a healthy economy. Our new report, Mind the Gap, sets out how.
Press articles from 2020
The Scotsman: Edinburgh tech firm develops tool to help make workplaces Covid safe
FutureScot: Scottish start-up secures extra funding for artificial intelligence Covid-19 biosafety tool
Small selection of interviews from “Data Science in the Games Industry MOOC”
AI Strategy Scotland: public engagement and consultation reports
Edinburgh School of Geosciences: GeoSciences spin-out ENIAN is awarded Innovate UK Smart Grant
The Herald: Online learning project secures research finance from #Covid innovation fund
The University of Edinburgh: Response to the Scottish Tech Ecosystem Review
Scottish Business News: New Scottish Ambassador Programme brings together some of data and AI’s biggest names
DataIQ: Path to Power – Gillian Docherty OBE
Scotland’s Countdown to COP26: watch the presentations
HIE Winter Focus Magazine
RSE Stories: Key is your value set with Brian Hills
SCOTLAND’s innovation centre for data and AI, The Data Lab, has today launched a new Ambassador Programme, designed to bring together some of the world’s brightest names in the data and AI community, and harness their support for Scotland.
From mentoring students to providing career advice and guidance, and presenting at events to showcase The Data Lab, ambassadors are in prime position to help the innovation centre expand its reach both in Scotland and further afield. Ambassadors will drive awareness of The Data Lab through word of mouth, as well as challenging the team with queries and suggestions to help improve its services and impact.
The Herald: Data harvesting will reap climate rewards
MBN Solutions: So you want a job in data?
Scottish Business News: The Data Lab appoints new Head of Business Development
The Herald: Agenda: Why firms should support extra learning post-Covid
Digit: Long-Awaited National Data Strategy Released by UK Government
Gov.uk: National Data Strategy
Glasgow Talks: Mark Logan, author of the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review
University of Edinburgh: DataLoch heralds new data-driven era in healthcare innovation
Energy Voice: Data projects driving investment
Energy Northern Perspective: How digital projects can drive investment and reduce costs
Scottish Govt: Scottish technology ecosystem: review
Digital World: Data & AI And Software Development Resources
The National: How Scots students are helping make business greener
FutureScot: News in Brief – round-up of what’s happening in Scotland’s digital and public technology sectors
For decades, the Clyde and Forth Canal was a place to be avoided, but
after huge investment, it was regenerated and re-opened in 2001.
Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have found that the death rate in neighbouring communities has lowered since the canal was regenerated.
The groundbreaking findings, which are the first of their kind globally, also show that the waterway has helped to reduce the gap between deprived and affluent communities and has had a positive impact on health.
The Press and Journal: World-famous astronaut Tim Peake to speak to Scots schoolkids
Digit: Tim Peake to Host Live Webinar for Scottish School Pupils
BBC News: Mobilising Scotland’s ‘tech army’
Spacewatch.global: Could Scotland lead Europe’s newspace charge?
Energy Saving Trust: Local Homes Portal: Using big data to map Scotland’s green homes potential
Nesta: Scotland after COVID-19
data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
Scottish Business Insider: Driving Value from Data aims to give businesses new digital-savvy edge
Digit: The Data Lab Online Course to Help Managers Use Data Effectively
Tech Nation: Coronavirus diaries update: New Treasury funds are justified and will need to be flexible to deliver greatest impact
The AI Journal: 30 tips from 30 women in tech
Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF: Our Ethical Assessment is Now Live!
Scotland AI Strategy: Consultation extended to 22 May 2020
The Data Lab is set to launch a second run of its online data training courses, aiding businesses across all industries to use data and AI to improve day-to-day operations.
The course, named ‘Driving Value from Data’ is free to all applicants and shows business leaders how data can add value to their organisation whilst gaining the skills to introduce data techniques into their operations, particularly for those setting up data capabilities for the first time.
Umi: Online tool for cancer patients goes national
FutureScot: Award-winning platform which improves quality of life for cancer patients set for national roll-out
Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF: A Future for the World’s Children
The Herald: Alison McRae: Scotland is leading from the front on data
The Scotsman: Coronavirus: DataFest 20 and VisitScotland Expo cancelled amid Covid-19 health concerns
Aberdeen Business News: Aberdeen data event to open next week
The Courier: Silicon Valley entrepreneur will be key DataFest speaker
DataIQ: DataIQ 100 list announced
Silicon Scotland: Full line-up announced for DataTech20 conference
Deadline News: Full line-up of top industry and academic speakers announced for DataTech20 conference
Insider: Ethics on agenda as full line-up of DataTech20 speakers revealed
FutureScot: Ex-Formula One pit crew member will open data event in Aberdeen
Energy Voice: Aspiring astronaut encourages pupils to get involved in north-east schools challenge to meet Tim Peake
The Press & Journal: Pupils’ chance to meet Peake
Digit: NHS App Shares Data with Clinicians to Improve Cancer Patient Care
Umi: New breast cancer app
Scottish Business News: Innovation Centre launches new business advisory service to accelerate data innovation
Press & Journal: Peake aims to inspire children to study Stem
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce: Glasgow Chamber of Commerce AGM elects Paul Little as President and boosts board
Press articles from 2019
Data-Driven Innovation’s Women in Data: various interviewsThe Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Women in Data campaign showcases the rich landscape of women working with data science, technology, innovation and related roles in Scotland’s booming data science and technology sectors. Some of our inspiring women took part in the Women in Data campaign and were interviewed about their leadership roles at Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data and AI and their views on gender equality in the field.
Data-Driven Innovation’s Women in Data: various interviews
FutureScot: Five data science and AI industry figures join The Data Lab board
Data-Driven Innovation: City Region Deal makes key appointment for data skills targets
Insider: Hannah Fry, Priya Lahkani and Caroline Criado-Perez lined up for DataFest
FutureScot: ‘Professor Risk’ among new speakers added to DataFest lineup
Digit: The Data Lab Confirms More Speakers for DataFest 2020
Insider: Five senior tech and finance figures join Data Lab board
Daily Business Group: Science and AI heavyweights join The Data Lab board
Third Force News: Charity demonstrates impact of data science
Scotland IS: Tim Peake secured for DataFest20 STEM events
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce: Eyecademy: Forget ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ – Where Data Quality is Concerned it’s All About ‘Life Cycle Thinking’
The National Scot: Circle uses The Data Lab to enhance third-sector benchmarking
The Data Lab has been selected by the Scottish Government to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI). The strategy aims to unlock an additional £13 billion in economic output and drive the use of AI to improve citizens wellbeing across Scotland. Development will be “open and transparent” so as to ensure that as many people as possible can contribute, The Data Lab said. Additionally, benefits to individual citizens will form a “core guiding principle” of the strategy.
The Scotsman: Doing Data Right supplement
Oil & Gas Technology: AI project aims to unlock “treasure trove” of big data for oil and gas
The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF has officially launched in Scotland, with a series of projects set to explore how data can be used to improve the lives of children at home and abroad. Three initial projects will examine how data can deliver new ways of tackling childhood obesity, address child poverty and improve child population estimates locally, nationally and globally.
A recent study by the Bank of England estimated in the UK, 15 million jobs could be ‘at risk’ of automation. Gillian Docherty challenges the use of the phrase ‘at risk’ and thinks we should be focusing on the new opportunities being created.
The Herald: The robots are coming…to create jobs and opportunities
The Scotsman: Does the data industry need a code of ethics?
Digit: New Coding Initiative to Benefit Aberdeen Women & School Children
FutureScot: The Data Lab announces move to Aberdeen tech hub
DataIQ: DataIQ100 – Gillian Docherty is one of the most influential people in data
The Scotsman: Edinburgh is placed at the heart of the global data conversation
Aberdeen Business News: The Data Lab opens new Aberdeen base
The Scotsman’s 2019 data supplement – Doing Data Right
Digit: DIGIT Movers and Shakers: July 2019
Aberdeen Business News: Office move and key appointment for The Data Lab in Aberdeen
The Scotsman: MBN hails record data science student placements
ScotlandIS: ScotlandIS Targets Scotland’s Data Growth
Silicon Scotland: New CodeClan data analysis course launches
Business leaders were among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours… Data science leader Gillian Docherty of the Data Lab, received an OBE and there is a knighthood for the MP Brian Donohoe.
Daily Business Group: Tunnock, Crerar and Docherty among Queen’s honours
The Scotsman: Queen’s Birthday Honours: the Scottish list in full
The National: Data Lab urges firms to harness power of AI
The Scotsman: Comment: Industry 4.0 is a chance to grab with both hands
FutureScot: ‘Scotland’s businesses can lead the fourth industrial revolution’
Digit: How Can We Get More Women Into Cyber Careers?
The Herald: Agenda: We must empower girls to enter cyber world
Energy Voice: Delegates leave OTC with a smile
The First Minister was addressing delegates today in Edinburgh on the first day of Data Summit, the two-day international conference that forms part of the two-week long data innovation festival, DataFest19.
“Data-driven innovation has the potential to deliver great benefits to Scottish businesses and our economy more widely,” said Sturgeon.
Odgers Berndtson: How a top female CEO is leading the change in tech
The Press and Journal: Highlands and islands benefit from Data Lab
ComputerWeekly: How supercomputing is transforming experimental science
FutureScot: Open and financial data challenge back for 2019
The Northern Scot: Event to highlight satellite vision for business
Scottish Daily Record: West Lothian pupils celebrate national science competition success
FutureScot: Industry speakers announced for Scotland’s first ‘DataTech’ event
The National: Speaker lineup revealed for DataTech event in Scotland’s capital
The Scotsman: Fry to speak at DataFest19 event for schoolgirls
Digit: Top Industry Speakers Announced for Inaugural DataTech Event
Insider.co.uk: Senior Google scientist completes line-up of speakers at Data Summit in Edinburgh
Scotsman: Google scientist to speak at Edinburgh Data Summit
FutureScot: Scotland must nurture its blossoming data talent
Insider.co.uk: Hong Kong fintech firm to set up operation in Edinburgh
Data Economy: The Evolving Ethical Challenges In Data And AI
Odgers Berndtson: Maximising data the Scottish way
Ten experts in data science, including the BBC’s ‘face of space’ Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, have been announced as speakers at Data Summit, the two-day international conference that forms part of the data innovation festival, DataFest19, being held in Scotland this March.
Press articles from 2018
Insider.co.uk: Dr Sue Black among DataFest19 new keynote speakers
DailyBusiness: DataFest signs up digital experts for extended event
BQlive.co.uk: Keynote speakers announced for DataFest19
Dataiq.co.uk: DataFest 2019 set to welcome data brave hearts
FutureScot: Born to be digital
NewStatesman: How data science is shaping the modern NHS
Insider.co.uk: First Scottish Tech Startup Awards finalists announced
Insider.co.uk: The Data Lab to expand DataFest19 fringe programme
Daily Business: Data Lab expands in response to growing demand
The Scotsman: Scotland’s drive to harness the true value of data
Scottish Construction Now: University of Edinburgh data science and AI centre given royal seal of approval
Scotland’s data innovation centre, The Data Lab, has secured up to £13.5m funding from Scottish Government to boost its economic impact and create jobs.
The announcement follows the data innovation centre’s success during its first phase of activity, in which it established Scotland as an international data science hub.
The Scotsman: Various articles on data
The Edinburgh Reporter: City region deal to tackle digital skills gap
Volunteer Scotland: Debbie shows the power of #DataScience in the third sector
Daily Business Group: £9m backs Dundee’s InGAME research centre
Robin Huggins, Linkedin: Scotland Salutes Emerging Data Talent
New Statesman: Edinburgh’s city deal bets £791m on technology
University of Edinburgh: Ministers’ visit puts seal on City Region Deal
TowardsDataScience: 5 Lessons from a Data Science Intern at a Tech Unicorn
Scotland is proving its strong position in the growing global data market following a series of events across the country, figures have revealed.
DataFest18, billed as a “celebration of data-driven innovation”, saw 3,000 people take part in 47 events across seven towns and cities in Scotland.
Daily Business: Inspiring women: 20 trailblazing female-led enterprises
Med-Tech Innovation: How digital health could improve cancer care
Insider.co.uk: Data Fest18 hosts Scottish school girls
The Saint: The Driving Force of Data: DataFest2018
Computer Weekly: The Cambridge Analytica case: What’s a data scientist to do?
Building Better Healthcare: New technology could extend cancer survival rate by up to five months
Spice Spotlight: Data is everywhere by Brian Hills
That is why at The Data Lab, we do everything in our power to help Scotland realise the full potential of data. We enable industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Our core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data… read more
Computer Weekly: Data Lab CEO Gillian Docherty on how data can boost Scottish economy
Data Science Rookie: Getting the Most Out of Your Data Science MSc
Data Science Rookie: Looking Back
Electronics360: Subsea Survey System Improved with Deep Learning Tech