DataFest Aberdeen

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One Tech Hub
Schoolhill
Aberdeen
AB10 1JQ

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To mark the start of DataFest Fringe events in Aberdeen, The Data Lab is holding an event at the ONE Tech Hub to celebrate data and its capabilities across all industries. The morning event will be kicked off by a 30minute talk from our headline speaker Marc Priestly. Mr Priestly will open this event with a keynote presentation, showcasing the central role data has to play in an industry where every millisecond counts. Following a decade as a mechanic on the McLaren F1 pit crew, the Sky Sports pundit will explain the pivotal role that communication, teamwork and pressure play in developing an effective strategy to secure marginal gains. With each car generating 10mb of data per lap, analysts look ever more closely at competitors’ decisions in an effort to optimise their own team performance. The afternoon will consist of multiple Fringe events located throughout the ONE Tech Hub held by the local Data Science community, alongside guests from including these events will go live on our website in the near future so keep an eye out! This event is being supported by Scottish Enterprise, Merkle Aquila and the ONE Tech Hub. The Day's Agenda: **9:00 Coffees and Registration** 9:30 Keynote - Marc Priestly 10:00 ARRIA - Machines Wrote the BBC election Results... 10:15 Wood - 10:30 Merkle Aquilla - Leigh Sinton and Dervla Brennan - Image Recognition **10:45 Break ** 11:00 OPEX Group - Chris Ayres 11:15 ORE Catapult digital Team Leader, Conaill Soraghan 11:30 SIMEC Atlantis - Tim Cornelius 11:45 Panel Session - starting your Data Journey **12:30-1:30 Lunch and Networking** During the afternoon the café area will be opened up to general networking, a drop-in session hosted by Microsoft and Merkle Aquila demonstrating PowerBI including an informal workshop. Alongside this Barclays Eagle Lab will also open their doors for the afternoon demonstrating the capability of their rapid prototyping kit and discussing the many ways Barclays support start-up companies in the Aberdeen ecosystem. Discrete meeting locations will also be available if required. 1:30 - 2:15 Studio 1 - Microsoft & Merkle Aquila - New and Emerging Tech (Synapse and Arc) https://ctzn.tk/merkle2 Studio 2 - Chris Neumann - A Silicon Valley View of Aberdeen https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/datafest/a-silicon-valley-view-of-aberdeen 2:20 - 3:05 Studio 1 - Merkle and Spirit - Embarking on a Data Transformation Journey Together https://ctzn.tk/merkle1 3:10 - 3:55 Studio 1 - Chris Neumann - How to raise Silicon Valley money when you're based in Scotland. https://ctzn.tk/FiresideAberdeen **4:00-6:00 Drinks Reception **

To mark the start of DataFest Fringe events in Aberdeen, The Data Lab is holding an event at the ONE Tech Hub to celebrate data and its capabilities across all industries. The morning event will be kicked off by a 30minute talk from our headline speaker Marc Priestly.
Mr Priestly will open this event with a keynote presentation, showcasing the central role data has to play in an industry where every millisecond counts. Following a decade as a mechanic on the McLaren F1 pit crew, the Sky Sports pundit will explain the pivotal role that communication, teamwork and pressure play in developing an effective strategy to secure marginal gains. With each car generating 10mb of data per lap, analysts look ever more closely at competitors’ decisions in an effort to optimise their own team performance.
The afternoon will consist of multiple Fringe events located throughout the ONE Tech Hub held by the local Data Science community, alongside guests from including these events will go live on our website in the near future so keep an eye out! This event is being supported by Scottish Enterprise, Merkle Aquila and the ONE Tech Hub.

The Day's Agenda:
9:00 Coffees and Registration
9:30 Keynote - Marc Priestly
10:00 ARRIA - Machines Wrote the BBC election Results...
10:15 Wood -
10:30 Merkle Aquilla - Leigh Sinton and Dervla Brennan - Image Recognition
10:45 Break
11:00 OPEX Group - Chris Ayres
11:15 ORE Catapult digital Team Leader, Conaill Soraghan
11:30 SIMEC Atlantis - Tim Cornelius
11:45 Panel Session - starting your Data Journey
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Networking
During the afternoon the café area will be opened up to general networking, a drop-in session hosted by Microsoft and Merkle Aquila demonstrating PowerBI including an informal workshop. Alongside this Barclays Eagle Lab will also open their doors for the afternoon demonstrating the capability of their rapid prototyping kit and discussing the many ways Barclays support start-up companies in the Aberdeen ecosystem. Discrete meeting locations will also be available if required.
1:30 - 2:15
Studio 1 - Microsoft & Merkle Aquila - New and Emerging Tech (Synapse and Arc)
https://ctzn.tk/merkle2
Studio 2 - Chris Neumann - A Silicon Valley View of Aberdeen
https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/datafest/a-silicon-valley-view-of-aberdeen
2:20 - 3:05
Studio 1 - Merkle and Spirit - Embarking on a Data Transformation Journey Together
https://ctzn.tk/merkle1
3:10 - 3:55
Studio 1 - Chris Neumann - How to raise Silicon Valley money when you're based in Scotland.
https://ctzn.tk/FiresideAberdeen
4:00-6:00 Drinks Reception

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