BBC Data Day - November 12th 2014 (Full details below)

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BBC Academy Fusion Data Day - #bbcdataday

Join the BBC Academy for BBC Data Day, an up to the minute tour of current and important developments in data journalism in particular and data strategy, tactics and policy in general from the BBC and beyond.

(Please Note - BBC Data Day is a BBC staff only event)

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10:00 - 11:00: Data Journalism: The State of the Art - BBC and Beyond
What is the state of the art, science and craft of data journalism inside the BBC and beyond. Hear from Phil Fearnley on how data is at the heart of myBBC's plans for the future of the BBC, from Kenneth Cukier fresh from TED on why 'Big Data is better data' and Robin Pembrooke on how crucial analytics are to the BBC’s approach to data journalism.
> Phil Fearnley, Director Homepage and myBBC - BBC
> Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor - The Economist
> Robin Pembrooke, Head of News Products - BBC Future Media

11:00 - 12:00: Reports from the Data Journalism Frontline
Hear from the people at the data journalism frontline responsible for changing the hearts and minds of traditional journalism. What are the current insights from the world of data journalism innovation and where are the emerging themes and expectations for the data driven journalists of the future?
> Liliana Bounegru, Data Journalism Lead - European Journalism Centre
> Jonathan Stoneman, Data Specialist and Training Consultant - Stonepeople Media
> Paul Bradshaw, Online Journalist, Blogger - Birmingham and City University

12:00 - 13:00: Data and Climate Change - Changing the Debate
The reality of climate change and the international response to the challenge of tackling it has been shaped by data. How has data been evidenced and manipulated on different sides of the debate, what is the likely impact of the accidental and deliberate misinterpretation of data, and how can data be used strategcally and tactically as a weapon in the climate change war?
> Matthew Owen, Director - Cool Earth
> Dr Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer in Geography - The Open University - The End of the Truth War

13:00 - 14:00: LUNCH

14:00 - 15:00: Data, Privacy and Surveillance - Lessons for the BBC
> Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman and Co-Founder - The Open Data Institute
Sir Nigel’s work together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee helped to transform access to Public Sector Information with the creation of the acclaimed site. Sir Nigel will reflect on how the BBC can support a more open approach to the access of publicly funded data and its role as guardians and trusted guides to a wary public.

15:00 - 16:00: Data, Health and Science
Data is shaping understanding of the our health, our planet and the universe in ways that were unimagined a few year ago. Discover how data is helping to unlock our futures, keep us safe, drive business and the challenge of collecting and storing massive data.
> Lee Hannis, Big Data Business Development - Science and Technologies Research Council
> Tim Hubbard, Professor of Bioinformatics & Head of Department - King’s College
> Tobit Emmens, Head of Research Management and Innovation - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

16:00 - 16:45: Data Journalism and the View from the BBC
An up to the minute survey of the BBC’s work now, and some hints at what’s coming down the track in the future.
> Matt Shearer, Head of News Labs - BBC
> John Walton, Senior Broadcast Journalist - BBC

16:45 - 17:10: Final Thoughts - Data Ruined My Life
Harry Robbins brings together some final thoughts on the thoughtful, provocative and personal impact of data on our lives, the power of data for good, and what happens when data turns bad.
> Harry Robbins, Founder - Outlandish