ITU Launches Consortium for Applied Data Science on July 5th


ITU Launches Consortium for Applied Data Science on July 5th
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July 2, 2018

Pakistan takes a leap forward in the development of the Data Science and Artificial Industry, as Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab is launching a Consortium for Applied Data Science on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 4 pm on 3rd Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore.
This Consortium for Applied Data Science will be a key enabler in improving the prosperity of the nation as well as creating a regional hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence advancement. Through this national capacity-building platform, ITU will collaborate with world-class practitioners in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and create innovative solutions through machine learning and artificial intelligence. This consortium will help government and businesses to execute and amplify their goals in sectors, such as health and education and further drive positive change by enhancing labour and process productivity and creating new careers in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
The Alan Turing Institute, the National centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in the United Kingdom (UK) has supported the scoping phase of the Consortium by providing advice from its own start-up phase, and will continue to share advice as the Consortium develops. The UK has benefitted from applying Data Science methods extensively over the decades in health, finance, law and order etc.
Dr. Umar Saif, The Vice Chancellor and other senior leaders from Pakistan will be gracing the historic launch. Tony Bellotti from Imperial College London, Ruth Graham from DFID Punjab, Lea e Seeanson from USAID Punjab and many other academic experts and industry practitioners will share their thoughts about this remarkable initiative taken by ITU.