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ODI Leeds & ODI HQ Showcase

Last year's event had a fabulous turnout of nearly 100 people throughout the day, popping along to hear about ODI Leeds and the partners and sponsors that make the digital scene in Leeds so vibrant.

9.30am - 10.00amMeet, greet, and coffee
Grab a cuppa and take a seat, make friends, get to know the other attendees.
10.00am - 12.30pm


  1. ODI Leeds update/intro - Paul Connell & say hi to IBM our LDF Week Sponsor (Lorna Mitchell)
  2. OpenDataSoft: message from our event sponsor - Fanny Goldschmidt
  3. Yorkshire Cricket Club sports app - Tanja Lichtensteiger / Leeds Beckett University
  4. Data in The Cloud - Glynn Bird / IBM
  5. Open data projects - Tom Forth / ODI Leeds
  6. Beacons app - James Bennett / WYCA
  7. Innovation with data - Alex Craven / Bloom/Jaywing
  8. It's party time. Excellent. Finding the UK's Garths - Stuart Lowe / ODI Leeds.
12.30pm - 1:45pm


A build-your-own-buffet with a selection of meats, salads, cheeses, and sweets. We always do our best to also cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.

During lunch, various ODI Leeds projects (& those of friends and collaborators) including the IBM Bluemix & IoT Technologies will be demonstrated, such as the Mini Car Counter, TTN Leeds & Bradford, Flood network monitoring, IoT Nation Database, the data advent calendar it goes on & on.

1.45pm - 4.30pm


  1. ODI HQ - Jeni Tennison / ODI CEO.
  2. IoT Nation Database - Paul Connell & Peter Laflin / Data City - (ODI Leeds & Jaywing Intelligence)
  3. Autonomous Vehicles & Transport Data - Chris Barnes / Highways England
  4. Service design & jamming - Matt Edgar / Stick People
  5. LIDA "Space Time & Data" - Alexis Comber - Leeds University.
  6. Data Mill North - Stephen Blackburn / Leeds City Council
  7. The Things Network North - Julian Tait / The Garden.
4.30pm - 5.30pmClose - Drinks and Goodbyes


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors who have helped make the showcase possible. OpenDataSoft - the missing link between data producers and data users - are sponsoring the ODI Leeds Showcase 2017. IBM are sponsoring ODI Leeds for the duration of the Leeds Digital Festival (24-29 April 2017), helping us host and deliver innovative digital and tech events.