The Data Lab is an innovation center that delivers social and economic benefit to Scotland by bringing industry, the public sector, and academia together to exploit new opportunities from data. Brian Hills shares insights and lessons learned during the center’s first 18 months, presents example case studies from a range of industries, and outlines the data science techniques used to drive value in those domains. Brian organizes his talk into three topics, for each, sharing successes and challenges and describing plans to scale activity using both local and international partnerships and for future sustainability.
These topics include:
Brian Hills is the head of data at The Data Lab, where he is responsible for developing and leading the strategy to create a national hub for data science in Scotland. Brian has 18 years of industry experience in engineering and analytics across a number of roles and domains including telecoms, IT, and ecommerce. Before The Data Lab, he was most recently with Skyscanner, where he launched and scaled the analytics team.
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