Highlands and Islands DataFest19 Fringe

From March 11-15, Highlands and Islands Enterprise is hosting a week of Fringe events for the region as part of Scotland-wide DataFest19, developed by The Data Lab Innovation Centre. 

With the support of partners from industry, academia and the public-sector there will be a week-long series of events to showcase the opportunities of data science and artificial intelligence. Events will be informative and provide a platform for networking and inspiration to embrace opportunity.

This year DataFest will focus on collaboration, and on doing #datatogether. Together we’re better. It’s time to perceive data with a community and collaborative focus and see what we can achieve when we work together. Seminars across the week will echo this message. 

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Event information

Monday 11th March

DataFest19 Highlands and Islands Fringe - Executive Launch - 7:30-8:30am

Tuesday 12th March

How Technology is changing the work of Lawyers

A round-table lunch event to discuss the impact specific technologies, including AI and machine-learning, are having on the legal profession and will continue to have on the legal landscape. 

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Wednesday 13th March

Health and Safety Management Systems are changing 

CEED and HIE are hosting this workshop. Come and find out what you need to know about ISO 45001:2018

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Tune into Tourism - Booking Trends - How You Can Boost Your Business

Discover all the latest trends in how and why visitors are booking and how you can harness that information to grow your business. Visitors are increasingly buying experiences, so it's crucial that you are discoverable, and are able to give the customer what they are looking for, when they are looking for it. With all the latest data from Visit Scotland.

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Thursday 14th March

Data Talent in the Highlands

Find out about local programmes helping individuals to develop data analytical skills and how business can develop staff, recruit and get involved.

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External Events

Thursday 14th March - Inverness

Data Protection on Earth and Space (free) - 11:00 - 13:00

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Friday 15th March

Building Ideas With Data - Lego serious play workshop (£99) - 10:30 - 16:00

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Wednesday 20th March - Elgin

Satellite Data Opportunities - 12:00 - 15:00

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Click opposite to see the highlights from last year's DataFest.