On 27 November 2017, the Edinburgh Living Lab along with the Edinburgh Partnership and the City of Edinburgh Council hosted the Developing Innovation through Data conference.
With presentations from the Council, the University of Edinburgh and experts in engaging citizens with data and creating value from public sector data, the morning session of the conference highlighted how
- The City Deal is shaping Edinburgh’s future through investing in data driven innovation
- Data and information that are already available are being and could be used to support services
- Partners across the Localities can make better use of data as well as identifying problems, ideas, and opportunities.
The afternoon session focused on how to identify and develop data innovation projects across the Localities. Participants explored priority challenges in the Localities based on key themes in the Locality Improvement Plans, discussed how data could bring new insights and approaches to addressing the challenges, and began scoping out potential projects.
In the coming weeks, the conference partners will be assessing which project ideas will be progressed and preparing a plan to develop and deliver these initiatives to provide real solutions to improve services and deliver on Locality Improvement Plan priorities.
|9:00||Registration and coffee|
|9:30||Opening — Councillor McVey|
|University of Edinburgh — Charlie Jeffery|
|9:45||Localities — Nick Croft|
|10:00||Data-driven Innovation and the Bayes Institute — Jon Oberlander|
|Data-driven Innovation and the Edinburgh Futures Institute — Douglas Graham|
|10:35||Engaging citizens with data that belongs to them — Aude Charillon|
|11:05||Edinburgh Living Lab: Data and Innovation in the Public Sector — Ritchie Somerville, James Stewart & Ewan Klein|
|11:30||Improving outcomes for adults in Edinburgh — Edith Wellwood & Phillip Brown|
|11:45||Introduction to Edinburgh Living Lab pilot projects — Sally Kerr & Catherine Magill|
|12:45||Partnership working — Andrew Kerr|
|13:00||Afternoon overview and goals — Cat Magill|
|Problem definition and data discovery|
|15:30||Where do we go from here?|
|15:50||Closing — Nick Croft|