Highlights of our second #DataImpact event: 2016

The UK Data Service hosted a panel session and networking event on 13 October 2016 at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. A panel comprising some of Scotland’s leading data innovators explored data re-use in policy and research, sharing their experiences of demonstrating data enhanced impact. Here are the highlights of #DataImpact2016.


Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, opens the event and introduces the UK Data Service


Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician at the Scottish Government, on improving the delivery of public services and people’s lives through better use of data

Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner, on the impact of data as a result of Freedom of Information within public authorities

Gillian Docherty, Chief Executive Officer of the Data Lab, talks about the importance of developing data skills training

Deputy Director of Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow, on the Glasgow City Deal

Bill Roberts, founder of Swirrl, on the importance of skilled data analysts and high quality data

Vonu Thakuriah, Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, talking about using to data to make cities sustainable and socially just



Q&A from the audience

<h2 id=”7f18e1″>After the event</h2>

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