The Northern Ireland Science Festival brings together the “very best scientists from Northern Ireland and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold”.
It is the ideal opportunity for individuals, organisations and institutions to engage with each other and to learn and share ideas. The team at Analytics Engines have been very pleased to support and participate in the festival again this year.
Meeting the Challenges of an Ageing Society
On Monday 17th February, QUB Professor (and Analytics Engines co-founder) Roger Woods took part in a panel discussion on “Meeting the Challenges of an Ageing Society” (Photo credit: @NISCIFEST).
Roger was joined by Lorraine Acheson of Innovate UK, Suzanne Martin of Ulster University and Dr Stephen McComb from the Knowledge Transfer Network. The discussion considered the demands of the ageing UK population and its impacts on business, technology and research.
What can Big Data do for Northern Ireland?
On Wednesday 19th February, Analytics Engines Chief Technology Officer Alastair McKinley featured as chairperson for a discussion that asked, “What can Big Data do for Northern Ireland?”
Joined by Patricia O’Hagan (CEO at Core Systems), Adrian Johnston (Director of Operations at Digital Catapult Northern Ireland), Professor Máire O’Neill (Professor of Information Security at Queen’s University Belfast), and Sir John McCanny (Emeritus Regius Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast), the panel discussed the effect, applications and opportunities that Big Data presents to both the public and private sector in Northern Ireland.
Turing Talk 2020
On Thursday 20th February, members of the Analytics Engines team exhibited at the Assembly Buildings Belfast as part of the Turing Lecture 2020.
During the talk, Professor Mark Girolami, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge discussed Digital Twins, showcasing how the technology was used to test the world’s first 3D printed stainless steel bridge and for wind tunnel stress testing of a Boeing Aircraft.
Congratulations to all the team at the NI Science Festival for delivering another fantastic series of events over the past two weeks.