Doing Data Better

Thursday 30th September 2021, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Virtual online event

Data is being deployed to tackle some of our greatest global challenges - from preparing for future pandemics to mitigating climate change, and leading the economic recovery from the ravages of Covid-19. 

The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative, part of the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal, is at the heart of these efforts - collecting, analysing and drawing insights from data to create better futures for us all.



Data graphic promoting The Scotsman and Ddi conference Doing Data Right

This data conference is a joint venture between The Scotsman and DDI - bringing together experts from a range of fields. 

It builds ontwo previous events, which focused on ethics (DOING DATA RIGHT) and collaboration (DOING DATA TOGETHER) and examines how we are harnessing that ethical, collaborative approach - and DOING DATA BETTER as a result.



The event is built around four big themes:

  • Data and Climate Change
  • Data and Future Pandemics
  • Data and Tourism and Economic Recovery
  • Data and Social/Financial Inclusion

The event will also feature short video presentations from specific research projects using data to support efforts to build back better after the pandemic.