Mark Wilkinson: How can the Scottish economy unlock £13 billion with Data?

Strathclyde University
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 6:15 PM (BST)

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About this event

Mark Wilkinson was recently appointed The Data Lab Head of Business Development to help Scotland become a data nation. The Data Lab was set up by the Scottish Government in 2014 with the aim of unlocking an estimated £13 billion to the Scottish Economy.

Since then, The Data Lab has created over 1,500 network collaborations with private companies, public organisations and data experts and delivered on 104 projects, funded 665 AI/Data related masters in Scotland, estimated to have produced £590m worth of economic impact.

The Data Lab website highlights that Mark's role is to "help us deliver our mission to maximise the value of data for Scotland and lead the world to a data-powered future".

As such, Mark is focussing on Data Innovation, which will be vital to Scotland's strategic goal to become a data nation.

Join us to find about Mark’s personal journey as well as how Start-ups and businesses are utilising data to transform the Scottish economy. 

What you need to know:

Join us: On discord to become involved with the conversion (you will receive a link when you sign up)

Who: Mark Wilkinson, Head of Business Development at The Data Lab

When: Thursday 15th October 2020

Time: 6:15 pm 

Where: Zoom, order FREE ticket and get the link

Else: Bring yourself and think about what you would like to ask Mark for some Q&A at the end




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