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Upcoming Data Science Events

The Data Lab is preparing for its launch event on 30th October 2014. This new innovation centre enables Scottish industry to capitalise on the rapidly growing data science market.

We unite world-class researchers and data scientists with industry and public sector organisations to generate economic, social and scientific value.

Ahead of our official launch, we have been invited to present at two upcoming events in Aberdeen and Glasgow. We thought you might be interested in attending some of them.

These are externally organised events, further details can be found below:


Launch Event – Smart Data Technologies Centre
9th September 2014 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Robert Gordon University has established an industry-driven centre for innovation in big data analytics which will provide a collaborative hub between academia, the IT sector and the oil and gas sector where purpose-driven research in data analytics technologies will be transformed into demand-led innovative applications.

The launch will take place between 5.45pm to 7pm in the Riverside East building on the Garthdee campus. A light buffet supper will be provided. To book your place, please email Barbara Jones (b.a.jones@rgu.ac.uk) or call 01224 262034.


Open for Business: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
25th September 2014 at the University of Glasgow

Discover how Glasgow’s computing scientists and student start-ups are utilising social media streams to detect world events in real time, navigate smart cities, revolutionise event management, and connect alumni across the world.

The event will take place between 1pm – 6pm on 25th September in the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.

To register please visit: https://openforbusiness-socialmediaanalytics.eventbrite.com

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