Data4Good - DSF Meetup with TIBCO

Data Science Festival - London
Data Science Festival - London
Public group
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UPDATE Jan 18th:

Tickets have now been sent out for this event. Please check your inbox and make sure to bring your QR ticket with you. You will need your ticket on your phone or printed for entry to this event. See you there.

Join Data Science Festival – London in partnership with TIBCO in January for an evening of talks by Data Science experts on Data4Good projects.

Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Event with TIBCO on January 22nd 2020, the ballot will be drawn on January the 17th 2020. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed a Universe ticket for the event.

If you get an allocated Universe ticket, please bring a copy of your paper ticket or your ticket on your phone to the event to check in with your QR code. Tickets are non-transferable.


Please click here to apply for a ticket:


6:00-6:30: Doors open, food and drinks

6:30-6:40: Welcome and introductions: Heleen Snelting, TIBCO

6:40-7:05: Slick, data-driven web-based tools to tackle Scotland’s agricultural pollution: Jonathan Bowes, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

7:05-7:30: Out of Africa: Data science for good: Anni Toner (Russell), The Data-Shack

7:30-7:40: Short break

7:40-8:05: Using data, analytics and technology to prevent concussion in impact sports: Richard Benson, Keytree

8:05-8:30: Ethical Digital: A Learning Journey: Caitlin McDonald, Leading Edge Forum

8:30-9:00: Networking, refreshments

9:00: Close

Heleen Snelting - Director Data Science EMEA at TIBCO Software.

Jonathan Bowes - Slick, data-driven web-based tools to tackle Scotland’s agricultural pollution

Summary: Agricultural diffuse pollution in water courses is Scotland’s most common pollution pressure. This talk will discuss how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) engineered an end-to-end paperless farm compliance inspection system to accelerate decision-making, reach compliance and reduce the impact on the environment without leaving field staff to battle with complex data.

Anni Toner(Russell) - Out of Africa: Data science for good

Summary: As data science is making its presence known in Africa, this talk will focus around how it is used in non-profit applications together with data science in large industry in order to alleviate some of the worst priority crime situations affecting wildlife and the beautiful people of Africa. Topics will cover rhino poaching, social causes as well as white collar crime.

Richard Benson - Using data, analytics and technology to prevent concussion in impact sports

Summary: This talk will discuss PROTECHT mouthguards, a head impact management and monitoring system used to understand and prevent concussion in impact sports. Built using data, PROTECHT is a world-first in professional sport and demonstrates the innovative use of technology in a non-traditional field to create meaningful outcomes.

Caitlin McDonald - Ethical Digital: A Learning Journey

Summary: We’re not fighting a battle on tech ethics: we’re fighting a battle on ethics, period. Ethics is a hot-button of discussion for the tech industry right now, including rapidly developing fields around artificial intelligence, machine learning and automated decision systems. This talk will focus on why this is important and discuss the key risks on the battlefield for tech ethics.

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