The University of Brighton, always possible and special guests have an informal debate on the value of data for organisations in a global emergency.

As every sector and every business is tackling change and adaptation head on – there is more data to draw upon, to play with, to extract from. But there is not a technological, economic or political level playing-field in the UK. Post Brexit, post Covid, post austerity renewal will be built on data – but whose, how and where from?
  • Are businesses paying more attention to the data they collect as the key to recovery?
  • What data is proving useful to businesses in recovery planning- both the data they own and generate and external sources of data?
  • How will smarter use of data insights transform certain sectors?
  • Which sectors are making most effective use of data – and which aren’t?
  • What more could they do?
  • What resources (knowledge/ equipment/ training / support) might help sectors understand how data can work for them?

Guest speakers:

  • Richard Freeman (chair) – always possible
  • Lowena Hull – freelance programmer / Southend Tech
  • Ben Sauer – Redbeard / 3dCrowd
  • Adam Sheldon – Big Egg Films
— This roundtable is for businesses, entrepreneurs and creative enterprises as part of Join our member community now for exclusive and free access to data innovation resources, opportunities and events including Gatwick Airport’s live data stream and cash awards.     DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations supported and authorised access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.