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Data Science for Media Summit - The Alan Turing Institute & University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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The University of Edinburgh is hosting a one-day summit exploring data science opportunities within the Media sector.  The event will connect researchers in data science with users and industry professionals and will feature keynote talks, breakout sessions and demos.


The Summit is jointly organised by the University of Edinburgh and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK National Institute in Data Science which comprises Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick.


Who should attend?  Broadcasting and News Organisations, Data Journalists, Library and Information Professionals, Creative Agencies, Technology Providers


What themes will be covered?  Everything from technical challenges in machine learning, natural language processing, information extraction, computer vision through to challenges around personalisation, ethics, privacy and security



10:00 am Registration with refreshments
10:30 am Introductions
10:50 am New York Times Labs - Keynote from Mike Dewar, Data Scientist
11:20 am

Data Journalism Panel Session

  • Jacqui Maher, Interactive Journalist, BBC News Labs
  • Evan Hensleigh,  Visual Data Journalist, The Economist
  • Rachel Schutt, Chief Data Scientist, Newscorp
  • Crina Boros, Data Journalist, Greenpeace
  • Frank O’Donnell (Moderator), Managing Editor of The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday
12:20 pm Lunch Break with Demo Sessions
1:50 pm Ericsson, Broadcast & Media Services - Keynote from Steve Plunkett, CTO
2:20 pm

Audience Engagement Panel Session

  • Paul Gilooly – Director of Emerging Products, MTG
  • Steve Plunkett -  CTO, Broadcast & Media Services, Ericsson
  • Pedro Cosa – Data Insights and Analytics Lead, Channel 4
  • Hew Bruce-Gardyne - Chief Technology Officer, TV Squared
  • Jon Oberlander (Moderator), University of Edinburgh
3:20 pm Networking Break with Demo Sessions
3:50 pm BBC - Keynote from Michael Satterthwaite, Senior Product Manager
4:20 pm

Unlocking Value from Media Panel Session

  • Michael Satterthwaite – Senior Product Manager, BBC
  • Adam Farqhuar – Head of Digital Scholarship, British Library
  • Gary Kazantsev R&D Machine Learning Group, Bloomberg
  • Richard Callison – brightsolid
  • Moderator: Simon King, University of Edinburgh
5:20 pm Closing Remarks
5:30 pm Drinks and Networking Reception
Do you have questions about Data Science for Media Summit - The Alan Turing Institute & University of Edinburgh? Contact The University of Edinburgh

When & Where

Informatics Forum
School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh
EH8 9AB Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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