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Learning Journey to New York December 2016

After the success of last year’s visit to New York, The Data Lab in collaboration with Scottish Development International (SDI) are delighted to support a limited number of places to attend the Big Data Analytics for Banking Summit and the Chief Data Officer Summit in New York this December. Passes for both conferences will be supplied by The Data Lab.

The Big Data & Analytics Summits bring together analytics executives and data scientists working all over the world, offering unique insight into the innovations that are driving success in these industries. The event showcases a variety of executive presenters working on machine learning, data visualisation, cyber security and in finance around Investment Analytics, FCC & Compliance, Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Marketing Analytics and Credit Risk Modelling. The Data Lab will also have a stand at the conference where delegates are free to promote their organisations and meet with delegates also.

The Data Lab is offering 8 fully-paid passes for the event, and SDI is complementing the offer with travel & accommodation support in the form of a flat-rate grant up to a maximum of £600 “ based on support levels for USA (East Coast) and a maximum of 5 nights in-market.

We would expect attendees to be present in New York from Monday 5th to Friday 9th of December, to attend the conferences and additional meetings and networking events. We will be arranging meetings either side of the conference with the likes of Dataminr, The Data Incubator, and events with Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and NY Tech Meet ups.

Companies should note that places are limited to one person from each organisation, and these will be allocated based on the relevance for both the applying organisation, and their representative. This Learning Journey is targeted at senior leaders at CTO level or equivalent. Applications will be assessed with regard to their fit with the objectives of the Learning Journey and their ability to derive benefits / insights for Scotland from their participation. Participating companies will also need to commit to a post-event testimonial and survey regarding outcomes delivered.

All that is required at this stage to confirm your interest is to complete the enclosed application form and e-mail it to, with the subject “NY Data Summit Application” by Monday 31st of October. You will hear from The Data Lab during the first week of November if you are successful for this trip.

If you would like to discuss the planned trip before applying please email

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