Spirited conversations that bring world-leading experts together from a variety of backgrounds to discuss issues of critical interest where data science, artificial intelligence and the real world collide. Sponsored by The Alan Turing Institute, the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and Newcastle Data.


About the event

Join us in-person in Newcastle at the award-winning Catalyst Building theatre, or virtually from the comfort of your own home, for a series of five Data Debates starting in April and running throughout 2022. The Debates are aimed at the general public and engage with complex questions with real-world relevance, including decision-making, artificial intelligence, the workforce of the future, health, data, and fairness.

Catch up on the previous series of Data Debates, a collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute and the British Library.


From optimising Formula 1 car performance, to understanding scoring in football and basketball, to predicting outcomes of games, data and data science are everywhere in modern sports.

Our final Northern Data Debate offers a tournament of ideas from across the field of the data science of sport. Come join us for our final Northern Data Debate to see some points scored, winning ideas crowned, and sport data innovation championed.

Sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute, the National Innovation Centre for Data and Newcastle Data.

Our compere for the evening will be Herb Kim, CEO Thinking Digital.

Full panel to be confirmed. However, the confirmed speakers include...

Dr Paul Catterson, Newcastle United Football Club Doctor and Head of Sport Science

17:00 - Drinks reception 

18:00 - Panel debate 

19:30 - End



The Catalyst
Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne

54.973242844577, -1.624419936952