Consumer Data Research Centre

Leeds Digital Festival 2016

The Leeds Digital Festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms, which will take place throughout the city from Monday 25th to Friday 29th April 2016.  The CDRC will be hosting, speaking and taking part in a number of events over the course of the week.

Monday 25 April

Sustainability Webinar

We’ll be starting the week with a joint event with some of our partners.  Speakers from Asda, Callcredit and Samsung will join Prof William Young for a webinar to discuss ‘How can Big Data help deliver sustainability strategies?’

During the one hour session, the panel will discuss how Big Data is currently utilised to help deliver successful sustainability initiatives within Asda, Callcredit and Samsung.  The panel will also participate in a live Q&A session with the audience.

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The City Talking: Tech in Leeds

On Monday evening we will be attending the premiere of ‘The City Talking: Tech in Leeds’ which features CDRC Director Mark Birkin.  The hour long documentary explores the heritage and current vibe of the Leeds tech scene.


Wednesday 27 April

On Wednesday a number of our researchers will be helping out with the Vision Zero Innovation Lab, which is being held by Student Data Labs at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.

The aim of the Vision Zero Lab is to explore ways to bring the number of fatalities on the road to zero.  Attendees will be learning practical data skills whilst tackling road traffic casualties. Come along and learn practical data science skills whilst working on projects that tackle real life problems.

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Thursday 28 April

CDRC’s William Young will host the second seminar in the LIDA series:  ‘Are we really green? Evidence using big data’

The seminar is open to all and will include an update on the CDRC Ethical and Sustainable Consumption Driver Project, a short presentation on encouraging individual to choose more environmentally friendly products and a feature presentation on Environmental Footprints: Consumption-based approaches to measuring environmental impacts.

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Further information

Visit the Leeds Digital Festival Website or follow @leedsdigifest16 for further information on the events and activities being held.

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