19 March 2018

DataFest18 - Improving lives with data in the public sector

Price: FREE

WATCH LIVE ONLINE: In order to watch this session live online, please register at https://watchdatafest.eventbrite.co.uk

Event Description:

Data can improve our lives! Huge amounts of data are made freely available by government and other organisations across Scotland. Find out what is available, what the plans are for the future and hear examples of how it is being used to improve our health and how it is used to assess the implications of changes to Scotland’s population.

Presentations :

  • Using open data to find and communicate evidence, with statistics.gov.scot – Scottish Government
  • How Scotland’s population is changing and the implications of this – National Records of Scotland
  • The benefits of health and care data to your area – NHS: Information Services Division
  • An Open Data Portal for the Highlands - Highland Council

Interactive session:

  • Between the presentations, there will be an interactive session. A number of stalls will be set up, demonstrating data published by different parts of the government in Scotland and some other organisations. There will be an opportunity to speak to presenters, see what is available, ask questions, and discuss ideas or problems you are having.

A lunch buffet will be available from 12:00 and speakers will be available on stalls.

At 12:30, Gillian Docherty CEO of the Datalab will make a short speech and officially launch the DataFest18 Highlands and Islands Fringe, a week-long series of events.

At 13:00 delegates will be invited into the seminar ready for formal presentations to begin.

The UK’s first week-long festival of Data Innovation comes back to Scotland from the 19 to 23 March 2018. This is a DataFest2018 Fringe event, part of a week-long series hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This event will take place at #hellodigital within An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus. Accessible car parking is available to the rear of An Lòchran. Signposting delineates parking for staff and visitors to each key partner in the building. Should this be full, please use the 100-space overspill car park located at the entrance to the Campus, some 400m from An Lòchran.





19 March 2018 12:30 - 16:00


#hellodigital, An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus - Inverness