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Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 09:50

As traditional at the start of the new year, many are taking the opportunity to propose some predictions for how 2017 might unfold. What opportunities and challenges lie ahead, and what skills and super powers will be needed to tackle these demons and treasures?

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 13:18

The second EDISON Champions Conference is coming soon. The two-day event will take place over the 15-16 March 2017 in central Madrid. 

Monday, 22 August, 2016 - 14:48

Building the data science profession: workshop at DI4R 2016

On Friday 30th September at the first Digital Infrastructure for Research (DI4R) conference in Krakow, Poland, EDISON will be hosting a 90min workshop. The event will feature a sequence of short presentations and discussions which will provide insight into the themes, ideas and opportunities offered by the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF). Do join us!

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:00, Krakow

Further details on the event can be found on the conference website

Monday, 22 August, 2016 - 13:32

If you are at the RDA 8th Plenary in Denver Colorado, do join a BoF meeting that will discuss approaches to analyzing and comparing data science related accreditation and certification schemes and related practices for data science and data management professions in different countries around the world.

Sunday, 21 August, 2016 - 21:38

The next EDISON Champions Conference will be held in Madrid in March 2017. Further details will appear shortly. 

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 - 11:20

The new Skills Agenda for Europe launches a number of actions to ensure that the right training, the right skills and the right support is available to people in the European Union.

Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 - 09:50

A new Master's degree in Data Science, sponsored by Engineering and organized by the Department of Engineering at University of Perugia is to be launched on June 9 during the University's Career Day 2016.

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 - 19:21

This 2-day event brings together around 40 of the leading providers of teaching and training for Data Science in Europe in order to capture best practice, identify challenges and opportunities ahead, and better understand the roles of the pioneers at the vanguard, and how EDISON can help them become Champions.

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 09:46

EDISON hosted a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday 9 Feb to explore the opportunities for collaboration and coordination of training and education activities amongst the various projects that fall under the area of e-Infrastructures across Eurorpe. Whilst we didn't manage to get everybody in the room for the event, we did have a good spread of interests covered. This led to some very rewarding and interesting discussions and ideas. A full report will be available soon as we pull together the notes and actions, as well as the slides from contributors including those that weren't used.

Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 10:45

The EDISON project team met in Brussels this week to drive forward their mission to build the profession of Data Scientist. With the growth of the digital economy and the increased need for data science professionals across all areas of the digital economy, not just research infrastructures, there is a pressing need for EDISON's coordinating role in helping Universities, training establishments, and also the research infrastructures themsleves, to satisfy this growing demand.

Monday, 11 January, 2016 - 15:36

Data Infrastructure Competences and Skills Framework: a European and Global Challenge

This by invitation workshop is being organized by the EDISON initiative.

Location: European Commission building, Avenue de Beaulieu 33, 1160 Brussels, room BU33 0/54, Brussels (note that attendees will have to have supplied security information in advance of the meeting.)

Attendees: 40 (maximum) 

Date: 9th February, 2016 

Time: 10:00-17:00

The workshop will allow EDISON to take stock of the main initiatives and projects in the digital infrastructure ecosystem and map their contributions to the definition of an ambitious European framework for developing skills and competences. 

More concretely the workshop will:

  1. Raise awareness of the importance and value of the Data Scientist profession especially in the context of European research data infrastructure
  2. Involve multiple stakeholders (including projects) in discussions about the competences and skills required for Data Infrastructures taking the proposed EDISON Data Science Competence Framework as a starting point. 
  3. Establish a coordination framework between data infrastructures and related projects, as well as key industry partners with respect to the Data Scientist profession.
Monday, 11 January, 2016 - 14:48

The EDISON project will be presenting the work of the intitiative at this conference:

Set in the heart of the gorgeous New Forest, this high-level event on Data Science organised by the University of Southampton aims to look at the Prospects for Data Science, understood as the interface between Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science providing new methods for handling, analysing and extracting knowledge from data, including Big Data.

[There is a registration fee of £50 for the 3 days, which includes the conference dinner on Wednesday 13. Day tickets are not available. Follow link below for further details]

 

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