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Overseas Trips 2019

We are delighted to present this year’s overseas Data Journeys. To apply for the grant for each trip, please complete the following online application form.

1. OTC – 5-9th May Houston (5 spaces) 

OTC 2019 (Offshore Technology Conference) will be held in Houston’s NRG Park from 4th of May to 9th of May 2019, organised by the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), is the offshore oil and gas industry’s foremost event for the development of hydrocarbon resources in the areas of drilling, environmental protection, exploration, production development, innovation and technology.

The Offshore Technology Conference’s daily technical programme of presentations and the innovative breakfast and lunch sessions provide a dynamic forum for discussing the technical challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry.

More info here

2. CogX – 10-12th June London

CogX 2019 is a three days immersion in the realistic but optimistic look at the challenges ahead and demonstration of the tremendous opportunity that AI and emerging tech provide for supporting a better world.

We are working with CogX to promote Scottish Data Science organisations at the event, and we are looking for you to tell all the fantastic stories of what is going on in Scotland.

The conference will explore a huge range of topics from the rise of Digital Being, affective computing and how other emerging technologies such as DNA gene editing, autonomous transportation, blockchain, IoT, VR and AR are reshaping the way we move, learn and work. And will feature dedicated Science, Ethics, Culture, Government, Economy, Finance, Future of Work, Health and Research Zones.

More info here

3. O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference 9-12th September San Jose (10 spaces)

This is where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation. The AI Conference is a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies focusing on practical business applications. It offers inspirational keynotes, compelling use cases, proven best practices, tear-downs of successful AI projects (or dissections of failures), high-level executive briefings, and rock-solid technical skills.

The AI Conference attracts the brightest minds in AI: algorithm and perception engineers, research and machine learning scientists, data scientists and data engineers, program and product managers, innovation officers and business leaders who come together to share ideas and to explore the most essential -and intriguing- topics in applied AI.

More info here

4. Singapore FinTech Festival – 11-15th November (5 spaces)

Singapore FinTech Festival is a five day festival that welcomes international participants with the vast majority being C-suite, Heads-of-Departments, key decision makers, key influencers and decision makers. The festival will be graced by giants of the FinTech world, with luminaries such as Christine Lagarde and Narendra Modi to name a few.

More info here

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