International Data Science Award winners to be announced at the AI & Big Data Expo

The winners of the inaugural International Data Science Awards - supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations' AI Panel - will be revealed at the prestigious AI & Big Data Expo in Silicon Valley. 

The awards - judged by an esteemed panel of international experts - recognise excellence and innovation in data science, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics. The event will take place at San Francisco's Santa Clara Convention Center in November this year. 

Verity Weedon, Head of Conference for the AI & Big Data Expo World Series said:

“We are pleased to host the announcement of the winners at our Santa Clara event on 13 – 14 November. The global reach of these awards complements our international event programme and it’s great to be involved in something that is recognising innovation and excellence in the AI Industry” 

Chris Tomlinson, Director and Founder of the Data Science Foundation commented:

“The International Data Science Awards are a way to recognise the amazing things our members are doing with data, advanced analytics and AI. Profiling excellence in this way will help the participants win new business and will help in the development of new technologies.”

Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, MCIPR, Global Director of Communications, ABRSM (consulting), CIPR Artificial Intelligence Deputy Chair
We’re excited to support the inaugural International Data Science Awards. Public relations and communications is increasingly reliant on data and it’s vital that we recognise and celebrate best practice. We’ve members in more than 85 countries around the world - I’d encourage any of them working with data, advanced analytics or AI to consider entering.
Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, MCIPR, Global Director of Communications, ABRSM (consulting), CIPR Artificial Intelligence Deputy Chair

Judges have been drawn from across the globe and include industry leaders, authors, academics and educators from 10 countries, USA, China, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, Spain, UK, Holland, Zambia. These include experts such as; Kerry Sheehan, Chart.PR, Vice Chair of the #AIinPR panel and CIPR Council member, Dr. Wang VP of Data Science at PayPal, California, Dr Frank Soboczenski Computer Scientist at King's College London & NASA SpaceApps Lead and Dr Michael Baron Data Scientist, Author and Educator from Australia. The judges and the organisations they are connected to are not eligible to enter the awards.

Entries are invited from individuals, universities and both non-profit and commercial organisations. Entries must be submitted online. Entrants must be a member of the Data Science Foundation to enter the awards. Membership is free of charge and provides a connection to the data science community along with a host of free membership, communications and publishing services.

An administration fee of £75 is charged per individual awards category entered. An administration fee of £125 is charged per organisational award category entered. A reduced entry fee of £45 is offered to registered charities and students. Multiple categories can be entered, but separate entry forms must be completed for each entry. Further concessions are available on request.

Notes to editors

About the Data Science Foundation
The Data Science Foundation is a professional body representing the interests of people working in the data science, AI and advanced analytics sector. The foundation encourages the socially and environmentally responsible use of data and artificial intelligence in all spheres towards better society. This is reflected in our Code of Conduct which all members must agree to before membership is granted.

Membership consists of data scientists, organisations that use data science in business operations, suppliers of data and analytics services as well as universities offering data science courses and their students. The Data Science Foundation is creating an active community of data scientists and provides online systems to collaborate and share research and best practice.

The foundation is a source of data science and artificial intelligence knowledge and expertise; a communications and publishing platform for data scientists, a source of information for the public and a resource for organisations wanting to make better use of their data. We have built a community of people with similar interests, allowing them to communicate and to share knowledge and ideas. We promote the benefits of using data science, provide support to businesses new to data driven decision making and offer data science consultancy services. More

About the #AIinPR Panel
The CIPR's Artificial Intelligence (#AIinPR) Panel was founded in February 2018 to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on public relations and the wider business community. The Panel has established an international reputation as a centre of excellence for promoting knowledge and understanding of AI. The Panel's flagship research project in 2018 Humans Still Needed predicted the impact of artificial intelligence on PR and its findings have been presented at events across the world.