Nexus to explore our trust in data at latest Bettakultcha event in Leeds

Nexus is once again teaming up with Bettakultcha to bring its latest debate event to Leeds. ‘Data – can we trust the way it’s used?’ will explore society’s burning questions around the use of data and consider the opportunities and risks that public insight can bring.

Compered by Bettakultcha co-founder Ivor Tymchak and hosted by Nexus Director, Dr Martin Stow, the event will take place at 12:00 – 13:30 on Tuesday 9th July at Dakota Hotel Leeds.

Speakers, including Tom Forth (Head of Data at The Data City and ODI Leeds), Trevor Hardcastle (Chief Data Scientist at Vet AI), Eleanor Snare (Consultant and Coach), Graham Spearing (Product Lead for Data Services Alliance at NHS Digital), and Graeme Tiffany (Community Philosopher) will present their views on the topic using Bettakultcha’s short and snappy presentation format – 5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide. Speakers and guests will then have the opportunity to network over lunch.

Commenting on the latest event, Dr Martin Stow said: “Data is something that can harness great power but as with anything that provides such potential to impact society, it comes with concerns. Our next Bettakultcha event will look at the often-controversial topic, considering how data can be used for good, what happens when it’s used for bad, and how much trust we should have in those handling our personal data.”