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What Does a Statistician Do? With Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician at The Scottish Government

What Does a Statistician Do? With Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician at The Scottish Government

January 27, 2022

In this episode we speak to Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician at the Scottish Government, about the role of statisticians in the modern world; from informing policy makers to documenting our ever-changing world. 

Click here for more information on the Scottish Government's statistics vacancies: https://careershub-scottishgovernment.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCategory=8748 

Get your Data Talent tickets here: https://datafest.global/tickets

Climate Change, Net Zero and Data: Gea Mikic, Icebreaker One

Climate Change, Net Zero and Data: Gea Mikic, Icebreaker One

January 18, 2022

Our host Dr Joanna McKenzie talks to Gea Mikic of Icebreaker One about how they are creating a web of net-zero data – connecting financial, engineering and environmental data to help inform net-zero decisions.

Satellite Technology and Scotland‘s Biodiversity: a collaboration between Space Intelligence and NatureScot

Satellite Technology and Scotland‘s Biodiversity: a collaboration between Space Intelligence and NatureScot

November 16, 2021

Our host Dr Joanna McKenzie is joined by Professor Ed Mitchard - Co-founder and CTO of Space Intelligence - and Emma Mitchell of NatureScot to discuss the companies' collaborative project exploring Scotland's biodiversity.

Check out Space Intelligence's land cover map of Scotland: https://www.space-intelligence.com/scotland-landcover/ 

Machine Learning in Action: Energy Forecasting with Jethro Browell

Machine Learning in Action: Energy Forecasting with Jethro Browell

November 8, 2021

Our host Joanna McKenzie is joined by Jethro Browell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow Statistic Department. Jethro has worked extensively with the energy industry to develop forecasting models and in this podcast he talks through the process, challenges and opportunities found in such modelling. 

Joanna McKenzie and Ellen Friedman in Conversation

Joanna McKenzie and Ellen Friedman in Conversation

July 21, 2021

Joanna McKenzie - Principle Data Scientist at The Data Lab - talks to Ellen Friedman about their journeys through the world of data and what being a data scientist means today.

 

Ellen Friedman, Principal Technologist for HPE Ezmeral at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is an international speaker, author and scientist, with a doctorate in biochemistry from Rice University. She currently focuses on large-scale data analytics and AI/machine learning. Ellen was a committer for the Apache Drill and Apache Mahout open source software projects and co-author of multiple books published by O’Reilly Media, including AI & Analytics at Scale, AI & Analytics in Production, Machine Learning Logistics, A New Look at Anomaly Detection and Innovations in Recommendation.

All things AI: Gillian Docherty in conversation with Sana Khareghani and Tabitha Goldstaub

All things AI: Gillian Docherty in conversation with Sana Khareghani and Tabitha Goldstaub

March 19, 2021

CEO of The Data Lab Gillian Docherty chats to Sana Khareghani, Head of The Office of Artificial Intelligence, and Tabitha Goldstaub, Chair of the UK Artificial Intelligence Council.

Kate Forbes and Gillian Docherty Discuss The AI Strategy for Scotland

Kate Forbes and Gillian Docherty Discuss The AI Strategy for Scotland

November 12, 2020

CEO of The Data Lab Gillian Docherty and Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Scottish Government, discuss the AI Strategy for Scotland and the importance of people getting involved in the process of creating a strategy for artificial intelligence in Scotland.

Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician of Scottish Government and Interim CEO of Research Data Scotland

Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician of Scottish Government and Interim CEO of Research Data Scotland

August 19, 2020

This episode requires a brief introduction. As Brian will mention in the intro it was recorded pre-COVID-19 and some of the issues discussed have had changes to them to match the current needs. 

Roger Halliday started as Chief Statistician in November 2011. Before that, he worked in the Department of Health in England as a policy analyst managing evidence for decision making across NHS issues.

He qualified with a degree in statistics in 1993 from St. Andrews University and joined the Department of Social Security (as was) as an assistant statistician. He worked for spells at the Department of Health in England and in a number of statistical and policy making roles at the Scottish Government before leaving in 2005. His areas of expertise are around children, learning, skills and the economy, as well as in health. 

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 4/4 - Canon Medical Research Europe

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 4/4 - Canon Medical Research Europe

July 7, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

This episodes guests, and final guests of this series, are members of the the Canon Medical Research Europe team. 

Canon Medical Research Europe is a leading medical software research and development centre of excellence, generating breakthrough technologies and valuable intellectual property for Canon Medical Systems. Based in the diverse city of Edinburgh we employ over 100 people working as Software Engineers, Scientists, Clinical Specialists, Testers and Business Support and are part of a global corporation headquartered in Japan. We develop next generation medical imaging software to integrate with Canon Medical scanners and other diagnostic healthcare solutions which are installed in hospitals and healthcare centres across the globe.

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 3/4 - PX Healthcare

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 3/4 - PX Healthcare

May 22, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

This episodes guest is Anne Bruinvels, Founder of PX Healthcare. PX Healthcare were one of 3 companies involved in the Cancer Innovation Challenge. The other two will be featured in the following two episodes. 

Their mission is to revolutionize the use of the patient's voice to improve both patient experience and clinical outcomes in cancer. Px has developed a digital health platform that combines Patient-Experience with Advanced Data-Analytics to improve clinical outcomes in oncology.

 
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