July 4th, 2017. At the premises of Confindustria Marche Nord, one of the expected events for the Da.Re. project, the Participatory Event dedicated to business representatives, was held.
Our ERASMUS Plus project aims at re-imagine the training process of Data Scientist, involving the private sector and trying to meet the needs of companies: the Participatory Event wanted to represent the second step, made by the Italian partners involved in Da.Re., towards the stakeholder involvement in the initiative (the first was the Confindustria Marketplace).
The event, focusing on the business opportunities that data analysis can open to companies, has been designed to respond to certain features:
- Have participants geographically located in the territory of the Marche Region;
- Have a small number of participants who can be close to the themes of data analysis and their use, so as to stimulate their direct involvement as stakeholder;
- Organize a brief event that could provide practical examples to participants, but also useful stimuli to solicit interaction with project partners.
Through the support of Confindustria, Loccioni and UNICAM, the Italian partners of the project, 30 companies selected to provide a practical feedback to Da.Re’s goals, have been identified. During the 2 hours workshop the participants received information about real case studies in which data were used for the valorization of their business activities, in different areas and in different ways and quantities.
The event provided a short speech dedicated to the dissemination of Da.Re.’s themes, a special storytelling experience based on Talete (identified as the first data scientist in history) and the practical case studies proposed by Vittorio Di Tomaso (H-Farm) and Daniela Isidori (Loccioni).
Storytelling has introduced to the participants the topic of data analysis starting from Talete. His ability to observe reality and to link apparently unrelated information, guaranteed him wealth and success in business. Then, the audience had the opportunity to understand how it is possible to move from data to knowledge, through the story of case studies with different amounts of data and applied to completely different worlds, from automotive to large scale retail trade, through the human health and energy efficiency of smart grids.
Finally, Vittorio Di Tomaso has made available his experience to coordinate the works of the workshop, involving the audience to talk about the future and solicit public interaction.
It was possible to find that an higher quantity of data, means an higher quantity of predictions.
Participants have highlighted a wide variety of situations and levels of expertise on the “Data” topic, in particular the need to devote the project not only to those who present an advanced level of knowledge and awareness on data potentials, but also to those just at the beginning of the pathway.
Through this Participatory Event, we started a relationship that will continue in the coming months, online and face to face.