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International Data Science Awards

Project Information

Client: Data Science Foundation
Project Type: Marketing and Communications
Project Url: datascience.foundation/awards

Project Brief

The brief was to take full control of the creation, implementation, launch, promotion and management of an international data and AI award series. The awards were to be global and of high prestige, so it was important to attract a highly qualified and independent panel of judges, and to ensure that everything about the awards had an international focus.
Key elements within the brief were as follows:
  • To create and launch an international series of awards for the data and AI sector
  • To develop the identity and branding for the awards
  • To create a sustainable format to enable the awards to continue as an annual event
  • To create a judging panel of international experts
  • To develop an online system to accept entries, automate the admin process and allow judges to login to review shortlists
  • To launch and promote the awards to entrants
  • To manage the announcement of winners
  • To handle admin, media enquiries and to provide support on social media
Highlights
The International Data Science Awards were launched in London, at the AI & Big Data Expo, at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in March 2019 with the Winners announced at the AI & Big Data Expo in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley in California in November. There was an international panel of 29 judges from 10 different countries including the VP of Data Science for PayPal.
About the Awards
The Data Science Foundation, International Data Science Awards recognise best practice, innovation and excellence in data science, artificial intelligence and related disciplines.
Judging Panel
Judges was drawn from across the globe and included 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, Educator from Australia.
Launch
The International Data Science Awards were launched at the AI & Big Data Expo held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London
Announcement of the Winners
The winners of the inaugural International Data Science Awards have been announced at the AI & Big Data Expo North America held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, San Francisco.
2020 and Beyond
The inaugural 2019 event proved to be both successful and sustainable. The infrastructure and contacts are now in place to enable the awards to continue well into the future. The most important aspect of the brief was to ensure that the awards were ‘international’ was delivered with key events taking place on different continents; Europe and North America, with many international entries, winners from as far apart as China, India, UK and the USA and a truly global panel of judges. The 2020 awards have already attracted an expert panel of over 40 judges from over 19 different countries and will follow a similar format to 2019
Client Testimonial
“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.” Data Science Foundation