Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

12-13 June 2018

Dave Fitch

Position: Head of Operations, The Data Lab

Dave Fitch is Head of Operations at The Data Lab, coordinating organisation, planning, management, and resource allocation. Dave has over a decade’s experience leading and delivering large, multi-partner/multi-institution research projects across the UK and Europe.

Dave is the management lead for DataFest 18 ( ) , a week- long festival of data held across Scotland in March 2018. Built around a two day Data Summit and a Data Fringe programme, DataFest highlights the strength of Scotland’s data economy and brings together national and international speakers with leading Scottish and UK companies.

Dave is also the Programme Executive for the £1M SFC-funded Cancer Innovation Challenge ( ), bringing together Scotland’s Innovation Centres, health care stakeholders, cancer patients and networks and UK SMEs to develop innovative new ways to use data to deliver better cancer outcomes for patients in Scotland.