Scotland to welcome UK’s first Data festival

The inaugural DataFest17 will be a celebration of innovation and will showcase Scotland’s data science capabilities, attracting international experts in the field to Scotland. Data experts, including Dr Hannah Fry, UCL and presenter of BBC TV’s The Joy of Data, and Marc Priestley, former McLaren F1 pit stop crew, will lead the DataFest17 line up. Marc Priestley said: “Data has the ability to change everything, to inform critical decisions and impact lives. It’s really exciting and important that we help realise the true potential of data and I’m pleased to be supporting DataFest17 and can’t wait to see what it brings.” The event will take place in Edinburgh and be made up of five elements: the data summit, data talent Scotland, an executive dinner, fringe events and training. Gillian Docherty,…

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