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11:00—13:00 BST
Thu 18 Jul 2019
Free

Data-Driven Innovation


Data-Driven Innovation

More global data is created in 2 hours in 2019, than in the 5,000 years prior to 2013. So, now we've got it - what do we do with it?

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

In this free event, we'll dig deep in to data - what data is available and how can it be used to create services, products and experiences - with expertise on the use of data as an asset for innovation.

SPEAKER:

MIKE HERD

Following a degree a degree in Applied Physics and Business Studies, and a 15-year career in the energy sector, Mike Herd was the Director of the Sussex Innovation Centre between 1997 and 2019. Under his Directorship, the Centre achieved sustained success both in attracting new technology businesses and the growth of its client companies. The Centre has achieved a high profile and is frequently used as an example of best practice. Mike has been responsible for introducing a wide range of specialist entrepreneurial support, including a focus on new product development and attracting early customers.

Since 2007 Mike has led a new research commercialisation initiative at the University of Sussex together with an investment fund.

Mike was named Sussex Businessman of the Year in November 2000 and given the National Achievement in Business Incubation Award in 2007. Sussex Innovation Centre was runner-up in the 2004 UKBI’s Incubator Exemplar awards.