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  • Would your area of work benefit from access to real-time, dynamic data?
  • Could your collaborations and partnerships be strengthened by data sharing
  • Do you have concerns about data sharing, sensitivity and security?
  • Do you have questions about data sharing, but have been too afraid to ask?


If you answered YES to any of these, then please join us at Media City UK (Rooms 3.10/3.11) on Thursday 20th July 2017 as we demonstrate a new and cutting-edge data visualisation tool - the ‘Living Platform’.

Led by the University of Salford’s SoBE and THINKlab teams, in collaboration with Mirrorworld Technologies, the Living Platform has been co-created with users to enable real-time data sharing, visualisation and analysis as the basis for more effective strategy and scenario planning and to support more collaborative ways of working, whilst retaining user ownership of data and ensuring the strictest data security and protection.

Findings from a HEIF-funded pilot programme of activity in partnership with Salford City Council will be presented at the event. The pilot programme has focussed on Media City UK, and specifically on skills provision and local skills and employment opportunities.

Attendees will also be able find out more about the tool, to ask practical and technical questions, and to try the tool themselves at a ‘Bring your own Data’ workshop.

The event is open to all. We expect it to be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders, but particularly to planning colleagues, to local and GM strategy and policy makers, to academic, research and front-line colleagues working in data management and governance, IT, digital and innovation, in economic development, regeneration and in the social sciences, and (given the focus of the pilot programme) colleagues working in skills, education and employment.

Event Schedule:

10am – 12.30pm Pilot Programme and Demonstration of the Tool, plus Q&A

12.30 – 1.30pm Buffet Lunch & Networking

1.30 – 3pm ‘Bring Your Own Data’ Workshop & Discussion

3pm Close

Colleagues are welcome to join us for the whole day, or for the morning or afternoon sessions only. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be joining us for lunch.

Note: BYOData Workshop (Bring Your Own Data)

The afternoon workshop has been designed to give a real-time demonstration of the potentialities of the Living Platform.

Participants are invited to submit data sets for visualisation on the platform (by prior arrangement). If this is of interest to you, please contact Claudia Trillo to discuss on c.trillo2@salford.ac.uk, by 15th July 2017.

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