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

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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Nesta's new 10 year strategy. We'd love to hear from you if you think we could work together - Adam Lang, head of Nesta Scotland

Data driven innovation and Nesta’s new 10 year strategy

Adam Lang, Head of Nesta in Scotland, spoke to The Data Lab recently about the new 10 year strategy that they have recently launched. We were so inspired by his talk that we asked him to share their new mission objectives with you as well – perhaps you’ll think of a way you could work

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New Data Science Podcast, AI Right?, from MBN

There’s a new data science podcast out, launched by MBN Solutions, a data science and technology recruitment company that we work with for our MSc programme.    The new monthly podcast, AI Right?, will explore industry news and what it means for data scientists. MBN’s Associate Director, Kris McFadyen will be hosting and will be

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