Product Forge and the Cancer Innovation Challenge are running an open cancer "data dive" event at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017.
Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing data focused projects to improve cancer care in the NHS in Scotland.
Participants form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community. In addition to a large collection of NHS open data, participants will also have access to computer generated synthetic data. These are representative of the structure but not the content of the following data sets used by the NHS:
This new data released for the event enables the development of tools and processes that could later, with appropriate NHS data control, be applied in real healthcare settings. The source code used for its generation will also be released, and there will be an opportunity to build on the original work on the synthetic data sets.
Whether you already have an idea that you would like to prototype or you would just like to make new connections, we invite you to come along and meet talented people with a shared interest in innovation in cancer care.
Use this opportunity to develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals, meet potential employers or even kick-start your own company while working on an important subject that affects many lives.
All our participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue, and the top ranking teams can access support to develop their concept beyond the event, including further access to NHS experts and data.
The Cancer Innovation Challenge is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and is a collaboration between the Data Lab, the Digital Health & Care Institute and Stratified Medcine Scotland. It is also supported by NHS National Services Scotland, the Usher Institute, the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, The University of Edinburgh, the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit and Stirling University. Discover more about Cancer Innovation Challenge at www.cancerchallengescotland.com
Thanks to our sponsors for supporting the Cancer Data Dive!
Andrew started his career in the NHS in 2004 and joined NSS as an analyst in 2006. After working on a variety of different projects broadly focusing on Health and Wellbeing profiles has recently undertaken the role of Data Scientist. He has a general interest in technology and acts as an Open Data champion for NSS.LinkedIn
As 2013 Saltire Foundation Fellow, I have recently finished an executive and leadership training in Babson College, Boston. This programme helped me develop and comprehend my entrepreneurial and leadership skills, which combine to my strong life science background to develop my interest in drug development and pharmaceutical field.LinkedIn
Ken has 15 years of experience with health and social care data with particular knowledge in A&E data, Health and Social Care, and data on Older People. He has experience in Data Science and has a growing interest in Python and Machine Learning. He was also a mentor at the past Future Health Product Forge.LinkedIn
Ian was a member of the winning team at the Local Transport Product Forge. He has had a variety of experiences in the world of health, cancer care and health research. Amongst other things he has spent time as a funder/grant giver and planner, a trained evaluator in science and innovation and a panel secretary in the Research Assessment Exercise 2001. He is now a People & Organisational Development professional and interested in helping individuals, groups and organisations to grow and flourish together.LinkedIn
Josh currently works for Public Heath England as Technical Architect for National Disease Registration. He has also worked as an Application Developer and has worked at JPMorgan Chase.LinkedIn
Alex joined Information Services Division part of NHS Scotland in 2013 after graduating with a degree in statistics from the University of Glasgow. Focusing in on skills and interests in open data and data innovation, he became one of the organisations open data champions focusing on the use and publishing of data that ISD are delivering. More recently, he has been working within mental health services focusing on improving access of these services on both national level and more locally with NHS Highland.Twitter
Gillian has over 22 years’ experience working in the IT sector. Gillian is responsible for delivering the strategic vision set out by The Data Lab Board, the aim of which is to create over 250 new jobs and to generate more than £100 million to Scotland’s economy. Gillian is also on the Board of Tech Partnership Scotland and is also a Board member of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Gillian has a degree in Computing Science from Glasgow University and is married with a daughterTwitter LinkedIn
Brian has 17 years experience in analytics and software engineering, across domains including Telecoms, IT and Digital. He joins the Data Lab from Skyscanner where he launched and grew the Business Intelligence team. Prior to Skyscanner, Brian held analytics and engineering roles with Sumerian and HP.Twitter LinkedIn
Victoria is an experienced Sales professional who joins the Data Lab from the Utilities industry where she was a Strategic Account Executive, providing Business Development across the UK as well as Account Managing multi-national companies such as large retailers and many public sector customers. Victoria’s primary focus is on skills development for The Data Lab.Twitter LinkedIn
Grahame is the NHS Lothian Innovation Champion and Programme lead for the NHS Scotland Open Innovation Programme - enabling him to draw upon his 29 years of service planning in the NHS and maximising his extensive network of innovation leads across a range of sectors.Twitter LinkedIn
Idong is an eHealth advisor with extensive experience of developing and embedding digital health innovation, solutions and processes. He brings broad knowledge on commercial, IT management, governance and software development experience across Europe and North America having worked as principal consultant, researcher, investigator, team lead and project manager with a range of organisations and sectors.LinkedIn
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity and one with a focus on cancer research and Mary has headed up the charity in Scotland since Oct 2015. She is also the current Chair of the Scottish Cancer Coalition which represents 27 different cancer charities in Scotland and acts to promote dialogue and engagement between policy-makers and charities. Mary moved to this role following 12 years in the NHS in Scotland in research, strategy and latterly a strategic delivery focussed role.Twitter LinkedIn
I'm the founder and managing director of Product Forge - Product Forge run competitive hackathons with a product focus. We nurture talent within Scotland’s digital technologies sector though inclusive open weekends as well as corporate events. The format is simple - pitch an idea, form a team, build a prototype. Our experienced teams make it a unique and engaging experience.Twitter LinkedIn
I started to work for Product Forge in October 2016 as Project Coordinator. I am a French National and graduated from Pierre et Marie Curie - Sorbonne Université with a Master 1 in Molecular Biology and a Master 2 in Health Marketing. This led me to work in the Medical Devices Industry for one year as a Junior Product Manager before moving to Scotland in 2015. I am a passionate individual with strong interests for Literature and the protection of the environment.LinkedIn
I joined Product Forge as Events Coordinator in October 2016. I grew up in San Francisco before moving to Scotland for university where I graduated with a Politics degree from the University of Glasgow in 2015. In my spare time I volunteer with Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, and enjoy playing competitive rugby and football.LinkedIn
Born and raised in Edinburgh. Graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st class degree in Digital Media Global in 2016. Currently working as videographer at Product Forge. I love film and have a passion for storytelling – Always with some kind of personal, creative project on the go outside of my job. With experience in many areas of film production, from editing and sound design to visual effects and virtual reality, I am ready to tackle any videography challenges that come my way.LinkedIn
Cristina’s background is in marketing, designing and event organising within small and international companies. She is responsible for the communications before, during and after the events.LinkedIn