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

Our “How to get Started” guide for Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance is a popular application of predictive analytics that can help businesses in several industries achieve high asset utilisation and savings in operational costs. Predictive Maintenance (PdM) directly monitors the condition and performance of assets during normal operation to reduce the likelihood of failures. It seeks to predict when maintenance is required; maximising the lifespan of an

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Power to the people: how data can empower citizens to lead healthier lives

Announcing the new Healthier Lives Data Fund – a new funding and support opportunity developed in partnership between the Scottish Government and Nesta. The last decade has seen an exponential growth in the amount of data generated, collected and analysed to provide insights in all aspects of industry, and healthcare is no exception. Health data

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Mission Christmas – making a difference at Christmas

Help us make Christmas Day different! If you donate just one new and unwrapped gift, you can help make a difference for a child on Christmas Day. Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty. It’s a heart-breaking thought, but there are thousands of children living right

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DataTech19: New keynote announcement and deadline extension for proposals

We are delighted to announce our complete list of keynote speakers for the upcomingDataTech19 conference (organised by The Data Lab as part of DataFest), which now includes Debbie Bard, expert in machine learning at scale and data-intensive computing for experimental science, from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center(NERSC). With this update, we would like to take the opportunity

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It’s that time of year again – Digital Tech 2019

Back for their 9th year, the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them. The Digital Tech Awards always attract fierce competition from all corners of our industry and provide an amazing opportunity to showcase your

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Introducing Jared Lander, Keynote Speaker at DataTech19

Join us for DataTech19, Scotland’s first technical data science conference as part of DataFest The Data Lab is delighted to introduce a new event to the DataFest family: DataTech (14 March 2019, Edinburgh). This technical, one-day data science conference will cater to a diverse audience including analysts, developers, engineers and scientists from the public sector,

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