Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
September 24th

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SDSC 2019 Recap

About

#SDSC20 will demonstrate how the future of Data Science & GIS revolves around spatial analysis.

The conference will feature a series of keynote presentations and workshops that cover cutting-edge techniques in spatial modeling, machine learning, spatial statistics, geo-processing at scale, and novel uses of spatial data sets.

Images from SDSC2019

Previous editions

Who attended?

2019, 2018 and 2017

SDSC Visitors by job sector

Job Category of Registrants

SDSC Visitors by job category

What to expect?

Agenda

Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll soon be adding new speakers and sessions here.

Take a look back at Spatial Data Science Conference 2019 highlights

Speakers

Aga Kreglewska
Data Scientist

Aga Kreglewska

Aga is a Data Scientist at Deliveroo building capacity within the DS team to analyse spatial data. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and HOT OSM contributor.

Michele Ferretti
Data Scientist

Michele Ferretti

Michele Ferretti is a Data Scientist at Booking.com. He is also finishing a PhD in the Department of Geography at King's College London, focusing on the role of geospatial technologies and "Smart Cities".

Laura Lewis
Data Scientist

Laura Lewis

Laura is a Data scientist with 8 years of experience in data science (including machine learning and deep learning), analysis and research in startups, government and academia.

Javier de la Torre
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Javier de la Torre

Javier founded CARTO with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. Under his leadership, it has grown into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world.

Paul Goodship
Data Scientist

Paul Goodship

Paul is a Data Scientist at Atkins, where he models, analyses and creates built environment data, focusing on unlocking and using spatial data for development opportunities.

Stephanie Sy
Founder & CEO

Stephanie Sy

Stephanie Sy is the founder and CEO of Thinking Machines, a global data science consultancy. The company builds AI and data systems to help organizations make data-driven business decisions.

Fred Shone
Data Scientist

Fred Shone

Fred is a data scientist in Arup’s City Modelling Lab, working on research and application of agent based models. His experience is with engineering, economics and data.

Alex Singleton
Professor of GIS

Alex Singleton

Alex is a Professor of GIS at the University of Liverpool, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in 2010. His research sits at the boundary between the social and computational sciences.

Paula Moraga
Lecturer in Statistics

Paula Moraga

Paula is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath, UK, and the author of the book Geospatial Health Data: Modeling and Visualization with R-INLA and Shiny.

Dr Alistair Edwardes
Lead Data Scientist

Dr Alistair Edwardes

Dr. Alistair Edwardes is a Lead Data Scientist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS),and Deputy Head of Geography in Govt. Science and Engineering Profession.

Daniel Arribas-Bel
Researcher in Geographic Data Science

Daniel Arribas-Bel

Daniel is a senior lecturer in Geographic Data Science at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Liverpool, where he runs the MSc in Geographic Data Science.

Andrew Stringer
Technology Partner Business Data and Insight Management

Andrew Stringer

Andrew is a Tech Partner Business Data and Insight Manager at BT. His focus is on spatial analysis and tools, including big data and cloud solutions as well as more traditional geographic analysis.

Dr Tomas Holderness
CTO

Dr Tomas Holderness

Tomas has a wealth of experience building geospatial applications and working with risk-profile data. Prior to joining Addresscloud Tomas lead the Urban Risk Map project at MIT and holds a PhD in geomatics.

Miguel Álvarez García
Data Scientist

Miguel Álvarez García

Miguel is one of CARTO's data scientist with more than 9 years of experience in desiging, implementing and delivering optimization and machine learning solutions to enable data driven decision making in organizations.

Nombuyiselo Murage
Research and Development Lead

Nombuyiselo Murage

Nombuyiselo is a spatial data scientist, and she is the Research and Partnerships Lead at Women in GIS Kenya, which is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi.

Dr Chigozie Edson Utazi
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Chigozie Edson Utazi

Dr Chigozie has a PhD in spatiotemporal statistics from Lancaster University. He is interested in developing novel methodology in this area & applying them to solve health and development problems.

Ivelize Rocha Bernardo
Research Data Scientist

Ivelize Rocha Bernardo

Ivelize has a PhD in Data Integration and Semantic Recognition, she discovers and investigates state-of-the-art techniques for drawing insights from geospatial and transport data.

Martin Black
Data Scientist

Martin Black

Martin Black has a PhD in geography and more than 4 years of industry experience as a Data Scientist working with large scale geospatial datasets.

Want to speak at #SDSC20?

Want to present at SDSC Europe? Please, send us your proposal before February 26th and we will evaluate it.

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to put your organization at the forefront of the Spatial Data Science space, building your brand and connecting with more than 400 Data Scientists and Developers from a wide range of industries.

Venue

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,
Kensington,
London,
SW7 2AR.

Venue SDSC Europe image 1 Venue SDSC Europe image 2

After party venue

Ognisko,
55 Exhibition Road,
London,
SW7 2PN.

SDSC Europe afterparty venue 1
SDSC Europe afterparty venue 2

Workshops

Get hands on with spatial modeling workshops

Whether you're more interested in Python or R, we'll be holding interactive sessions on September 23rd so that you can learn from industry specialists.

Last year's workshops

  • Edzer

    'An Introduction to Spatial Data Science with R', with Edzer Pebesma

  • Andy

    'Using CARTOframes in your Spatial Data Science Workflows', with Andy Eschbacher

  • Brendan

    'Datashader for Spatial Data Science', by Brendan Collins

Register

Sign up

Tickets include access to our workshops and the main conference. In 2019, we sold out of tickets, so make sure you order yours soon to avoid disappointment.

We also have 30 tickets available through our diversity program.

Conference + Workshops

Ticket

  • Workshops*

    September 23rd • inc. food & drink

  • Main conference

    September 24th • inc. very “spatial” after party and welcome pack

* All tickets include access to sign-up for our pre-conference workshops, but participants must register for these sessions separately as there are only a limited number of places available. Once you make your order, you will receive instructions on how to do so.

Diversity program

Having a diverse group present at #SDSC20 is a priority for us, and for that reason we are setting aside 30 tickets to ensure we attract attendees from groups who are typically underrepresented at Data Science or GIS events. This includes but is not limited to: women, underrepresented backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTQ.

Diversity

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To apply for a ticket, please email us at diversity@spatial-data-science-conference.com sharing your motivations to attend the event and what makes you eligible for a diversity ticket.

Highlights from 2019