01 July 2020

Venue: Online

Time: 12:45 to 13:30

Join Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) and guests to discuss the vital role of data and data innovation in the recovery from Covid-19. Experts from the public and private sector join university researchers looking at specific aspects of how data can help us shape a brighter future. Key issues for the discussion include:

What has Covid demonstrated about the strength (or otherwise) of data recording, storage, analysis - and how data is put to practical use?

How effectively have public bodies in Edinburgh and South East Scotland cooperated on data sharing during the crisis?

What examples of data innovation have come to the fore as a result of Covid-19?

How important is making decisions based on live data?

Does the need for speed mean we sometimes lose sight of ethics and rights?


David Lee (Chair)

John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General

Paul Lawrence, Director of Place, City of Edinburgh Council

Processor Andrea Wilson, UoE researcher, leading on Data-driven now-casting & fore-casting of health-care resource requirements associated with Covid-19 [Edinburgh/SE Scotland]

Dr Alessandro Rosiello, UoE researcher, leading the project: Impact of Covid-19 on High-Growth Businesses in Edinburgh City Region and Beyond

Details on how to join the webinar will be sent out prior to the event.