Conference Agenda

An engaging full day conference designed to encourage networking, spirited debate and information sharing.

Introduction 

10.00am
David Lee, Conference Host

Welcome: Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh

Keynote 

10.10am
Doing Data Better to protect our privacy
Jamie Bartlett, Author The People Vs Tech

PANEL Session

10.40am
Doing Data Better to Tackle Climate Change
Sandy Tudhope, University of Edinburgh Lead on Climate Responsibility and Sustainability
Murray Collins, Co-founder and CEO of Space Intelligence Ltd
Susan Krumdieck, Co-Founder and Director, Islands Centre for Net Zero, Heriot-Watt University
Luke Howard, Projects Officer, Plan Vivo Foundation

Morning Break

11.25am

Panel session

11.40am
One Health: Doing Data Better to prevent future pandemics
Moderated by Bruce Whitelaw, University of Edinburgh
Surveillance: Virus and patient genetics 
Sam Lycett and Kenny Baillie
Food security: Genetics and zoonosis 
Ross Houston and Christine Tait-Burkard
Antimicrobial Resistance: Animal and human 
Ross Fitzgerald and David Dockrell
Public policy: Epidemiology
Lisa Boden

AnNOUNCEMENT

12.30pm
Launch of Research Data Scotland
Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, The Scottish Government

Analysis

12.45pm
Reflection on the morning's discussions
Jarmo Eskelinen, Executive Director, DDI initiative

Lunch

12.50pm

keynote

1.40pm
Why understanding risk is key to doing data better
Allison Schrager, Award-winning journalist and author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Panel session

2.20pm
Doing Data Better for financial and social inclusion
Nicola Anderson, Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland
Tina Harrison, University of Edinburgh Business School
Tynah Mtembe, Money Matix

break

3.00pm

Panel Session

3.15pm
Doing Data Better - to Rebuild the Economy
Josh Ryan-Saha, Director, TravelTech
Liz McAreavey, CEO, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Kath Bassett, The University of Edinburgh
Mark Byrne, Accenture

analysis

4.00pm
Reflections on afternoon sessions
Jarmo Eskelinen Q&A with host David Lee
Please note that all timings and speakers are subject to change.
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