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

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Scottish Tourism Toolkit: Technology support with Visit Scotland

Last week, Visit Scotland launched the newest edition of the Scottish Tourism Toolkit. Created by a small group of experienced tourism professionals, the project aims to support and inspire visitor attractions and experiences across Scotland, helping them to react and implement solutions to the new virtual world post-Covid. The Data Lab – Championing Scotland’s tourist

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We all need data skills to prepare for the jobs of the future

Blog by Anna Scott, the Project Delivery Manager at The Data Lab for the DDI Skills Gateway (Data Skills for Work) When I joined The Data Lab last November to set up the Data Skills for Work (DSW) programme, I had no idea how timely the development of an upskilling and reskilling programme like this

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CI Innovation Showcase

Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase 2020

Celebrating innovation across the creative industries in Edinburgh and beyond. Creative Informatics is holding its first CI Innovation Showcase online, on Wednesday the 17th of June. This free, all day event will feature special guest speakers and performances, celebrating the achievements of the creative individuals and organisations that have been supported through the Creative Informatics

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Data is key to supporting the energy sector through transition

Cameron Gordon, our Business Development Executive in Aberdeen, believes that it’s vital that data is seen as a valuable tool to increasing efficiency and guiding decision-making. The sudden requirement to work from home and therefore access data remotely has thrown many companies headfirst into digitalisation, whether they felt ready for it or not. What was

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How can a charity quantify the impact it is having?

Read our latest Case Study: Coming full Circle – how data can help charities measure success Circle is a charity working with families to provide tailored support designed to help children deal with social injustice, poverty and health inequalities. It provides one-to-one support sessions to families affected by drugs and alcohol, imprisonment and other social issues,

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We are hiring

We are hiring a Head of Business Development

Head of Business Development job – a high profile leadership role This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in major decisions that will create an anticipated economic impact of £590m throughout Scotland. With investment in over 95 collaborative data science projects, an expansive skills portfolio and a rapidly growing national and international community catalysed

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