Second EDISON Champions Conference

Puerta de Toledo Campus Madrid
Type of event: 

The two-day event took place over the 15-16 March 2017 in central Madrid. The meeting was held in Madrid at the University - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

The purpose of the meeting was to present and develop the activities of the education and training pioneers (EDISON Champions) who are utilising the the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) to develop and run new courses for Data Science.

#EDISONMadrid

Report and resources

Here are the presentations, reports and photos from the Madrid Champions Conference. A full report will forllow in due course. The videos were taken from the live webcast footage.

Presentations (in the process of being added) and videos:

Welcome and opening words: video

  • Jose Manuel Torralba: General Director of Universities and Research. Community of Madrid
  • Eva Mendez: Deputy Vice-President for Strategy and Digital Education. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Keynote: video

  • Steve Brewer (EDISON) - Introduction - slides
  • Steven Miller (IBM) - Where are the data professionals? - slides

Session 1 – Data Science course design: video

  • João Aguiar Castro (Universidade do Porto) - slides
  • Ingo Frommholz/Marc Conrad (University of Bedfordshire)

EDISON Project overview – Yuri Demchenko: video

Session 2 - Data Science course implementation: challenges and opportunities: Session2

  • Asunción Gómez Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

  • Marc Salomon - Chair of the Amsterdam Business School
  • Cedric Mesnage (Solent University, Southampton) - spoke without slides

Overview to EDISON work on profiles and roles – Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam): video - slides

Session 3 - Recruitment and Marketing: video

  • Debbie Hughes (Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF))
  • Jeannette Ekstrøm/Lorna Elizabeth Wildgaard (Library, Technical University of Denmark)
  • Professor Dimitar Trajanov (Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje) - slides

Recap on day 1 - Steve Brewer: video

Keynote update: Steven Miller (IBM) - 3-slides

Keynote: video

  • A journey towards data science in libraries: Luis Martinez-Uribe (Data Scientist at Fundación Juan March, Madrid) - slides
  • Introduction: Eva Mendez: Deputy Vice-President for Strategy and Digital Education. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Session 4 – Professional pathways: certification and accreditation: video

  • Ivo Grigorov (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Lineke van Bruggen (Dutch Accreditation Agency) - slides
  • Joshua Ryan-Saha (DataLab, Edinburgh) - slides

Breakouts reporting and final remarks

Reports

Storify chronology of Tweets for #EDISONMadrid during the event

The following material was from the event itself

Event vision

The two-day event will take place over the 15-16 March 2017 in central Madrid. In addition to presenting success stories of the intial use cases of the implimentaion of the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF), workshop attendees will have the opportunity to be briefed on how they too can be helped to accelerate the process of developing industry-aligned education and training courses at their own institutions and organisations. Furthermore experts from the EDISON team will be present and keen to gather feedback for the next release of the EDSF.

The meeting will be held at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The purpose of the meeting is to present and develop the activities of the education and training pioneers (EDISON Champions) who are utilising the the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) to develop and run new courses for Data Science.

 

Webstreaming

The whole event can be followed online at the following address:
https://arcamm.uc3m.es/arcamm_3/liveEvents/show/45#

 

Objectives

The objective of the conference is to capture and share best practice in designing and implementing fit-for-purpose education and training for Data Science professionals.

In order to achieve this we have broken down the process into four discrete phases:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Design 
  3. Implementation
  4. Professional pathways 

These four topics will be addressed in four separate sessions. Each session will be initiated with a short talk from a practitioner with real-world experience in tackling the challenge. The session will then allow others to share their experiences and ideas in order to capture key challenges and best practice.

 

Programme

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Day 1 - 15 March 2017

09:00 - 09:30 - Registration

09:30 - 10:00 - Welcome:

  • Jose Manuel Torralba: General Director of Universities and Research. Community of Madrid
  • Eva Mendez: Deputy Vice-President for Strategy and Digital Education. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

10:00 - 11:00 - Keynote:

  • Steven Miller (IBM) - where are the data professionals?
  • Introduction: Steve Brewer (EDISON)

11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 - Session 1 – Data Science course design

  1. João Aguiar Castro (Universidade do Porto)
  2. Ingo Frommholz/Marc Conrad (University of Bedfordshire)

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 - EDISON Project overview – Yuri Demchenko

14:00 - 15:00 - Session 2 - Data Science course implementation: challenges and opportunities

  1. Asunción Gómez Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  2. Marc Salomon - Chair of the Amsterdam Business School
  3. Cedric Mesnage (Solent University, Southampton)

15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 - Overview to EDISON work on profiles and roles – Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam)
Plenary discussion – profession roles and profiles

16:00 - 17:15 - Session 3 - Recruitment and Marketing

  1. Debbie Hughes (Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF))
  2. Jeannette Ekstrøm/Lorna Elizabeth Wildgaard (Library, Technical University of Denmark)
  3. Professor Dimitar Trajanov (Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje)

17:15 - 18:00 - Wrap up and summary of the day

Informal tapas reception and networking opportunity

 

Day 2 - 16 March 2017

09:00 - 09:30 - Recap on Day 1 – Steve Brewer

09:30 - 10:15 – Keynote:

  • A journey towards data science in libraries: Luis Martinez-Uribe (Data Scientist at Fundación Juan March, Madrid)
  • Introduction: Eva Mendez: Deputy Vice-President for Strategy and Digital Education. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

10:15 - 11:30 - Session 4 – Professional pathways: certification and accreditation

  1. Ivo Grigorov (Technical University of Denmark)
  2. Lineke van Bruggen (Dutch Accreditation Agency)
  3. Joshua Ryan-Saha (DataLab, Edinburgh)

11:30 - 12:00 - Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 - Breakout groups: 4 groups will further investigate the four session topics

13:00 - 13:30 - Breakout groups report back

13:30 - 14:00 - Wrap up and agreed actions going forward

Networking opportunity. 
Lunch on your own (See recommended options of restaurants and tapas-bar in the area)

 

Hotel suggestions

Further from conference:

Social media

Hashtag for Madrid Champions Conference and other ongoing discussions

  • Use this for all tweets: #EDISONMadrid

Strategic goals for Twitter (and LinkedIn) messages:

  • Raise profile of EDISON project: - @EdisonEU when tweeting
  • Raise profile of champions of data science and data librarians - #DataChampions

Trigger specific discussions around:

Session 1 - course design

#data-syllabus - in use, e.g. for “looking at course content as data"

Session 2 - implementation

#data-teaching - in use, esp for discussion around implementation issues

Session 3 - marketing

#data-courses - in use and possibly best for us for discussion around marketing

Session 4 - Professional pathways: certification and accreditation

#data-professions (#data-profession is also in use, so be aware)

Also use the following when relevant:

  • #data-scientist

  • #datascience

  • #data-librarian

  • #data-curator

  • #data-steward

  • #data-expert

 

BUT for all of these there are 4 variations: singular/plural and with and without hyphen.

So don’t worry, but be aware.

 

Organisation

  • Steve Brewer (Edison Project)
  • Eva Méndez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid-UC3M)

Please credit the EDISON project if this material proves useful to your work. And let us know!

Event date: 
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 14:00
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