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

The Data Lab Chair Les Bayne

The Data Lab appoints former Accenture lead as chair

Former Accenture Scotland MD and founder of business growth platform Alba Arete, Les Bayne, named as new chair of The Data Lab. Replaces Mark Hunter whose three-year tenure in the role recently came to an end. Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, The Data Lab, has today announced that Les Bayne will assume the

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Screenshot of zoom event with Gavin Allan talking about data storytelling and visualisation

Data visualisation, bias and data storytelling

During Innovation Week 2021, our MSc students were lucky to have a keynote talk from Gavin Allan, BI & Data Science at Barclays Corporate Banking about data visualisation. He has put together some of the highlights from his talk for you now and we have included a recording of his keynote talk below.  One thing that has

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Hotelfone collaborates with TORCH to transform business-support systems

 … it wasn’t that (Hotelfone) was stuck for ideas, they were overflowing with ideas, to such an extent that they were almost trying to make the system do things that were now beyond its capabilities. – Margery McConnell, TORCH Senior Solutions Architect   Hotelfone are a market leader in delivering bespoke reservation services for Independent

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What’s it like to be incubated by an Innovation Centre?

To celebrate National Co-working Day, Alex Hutchison – the Delivery Director for the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF – has written about her experience of working with The Data Lab The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF is ready to go to school. The time has come for the Data for Children Collaborative with

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