As part of our ongoing commitment to leading strategic thinking in the areas of Blockchain, Big Data, Data Science and Digital Transformation, MBN Solutions are pleased to announce the results of the 2017 ‘Blockchain Survey’. With more than 200 UK respondents from a global constituency comprising C suite business leaders, academics and Blockchain practitioners, this
At MBN, we’re more than just another recruitment business. We are a full service People Solutions business specialising in finding and securing the very best staff and talent for our clients. This requires us to have an in depth knowledge and appreciation for the sectors and skill areas in which we operate.
Our thought leadership can be seen elsewhere on this website, but it is the compilation of such commentary that allows us to share our unique insight. After running a series of such articles with a tremendous social media response, we decided in 2012 to launch a series of regular events where we would invite industry leaders, clients and interested parties to share an evening of networking, presentations and general insight into the areas of our subject matter expertise, namely, Technology, Blockchain, Data Science & Analytics and Digital Initiatives.
Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS (https://www.linkedin.com/in/billatnapier) -Data, Health and Well-being: Security, Sharing and Analytics This Meetup will outline how data can drive improved health care and well-being, and
Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS (https://www.linkedin.com/in/billatnapier) -Data, Health and Well-being: Security, Sharing and Analytics
This Meetup will outline how data can drive improved health care and well-being, and outline a range of research projects which use data as a key driver for improved care. This includes data capture of well-being information within the home, and how this can be used to detect citizens at risk. The event will also outline new architectures and methodologies for the sharing of health and social care data across the agencies involved within the care of the citizen. Along with this, though, there are increased requirements to integrate security into data capture, storage, analysis and reporting. The security and resilience issue will be heightened with forthcoming GDPR and NIS regulations, and where organisations need to look at new methods in protecting their data infrastructure.
Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy (http://thecyberacademy.org). Overall he has published over 250 academy papers and 27 textbooks, and has a number of patents. His main research focus is around information sharing, such as using Trust and Governance Policies, threat analysis, cryptography, Blockchain, e-Health, and triage within digital forensics. This has led to several World-wide patents, and in three highly successful spin-out companies: Zonefox (zonefox.com); Symphonic Software (www.symphonicsoft.com/); and Cyan Forensics (cyanforensics.com). Bill regularly appears on TV and radio related to computer security, and has given evidence to both the UK and Scottish Parliament. He has been named as one of the Top 100 people for Technology in Scotland for every year since 2012, and was also included in the FutureScot “Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World”. Recently his work on Secret Shares received “Innovation of the Year” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, for a research project which involves splitting data into secret shares, and can then be distributed across a public Cloud-based infrastructure. He was included in the JISC Top 50 Higher Education Social Media Influencers in 2015. Full agenda and 2nd speaker to be added asap.
Location – Edinburgh Napier, Merchiston Campus
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Napier, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, Edinburgh
Now in its third year, Data Talent Scotland brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers from across the country. The event is an opportunity to network, discuss
Now in its third year, Data Talent Scotland brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers from across the country. The event is an opportunity to network, discuss and learn from some of Scotland’s leading data leaders, professionals and researchers.
Your dream job.
The perfect candidate.
Data Talent Scotland is Scotland’s largest data talent showcase. At Data Talent Scotland, students can land their dream job and employers can recruit their ideal candidate. Scotland’s leading data professionals in industry will have the chance to meet and interact with Scotland’s leading academics and researchers to forge new partnerships and collaborations.
WE EXPECT TO HOST:
- 300+ MSc and PhD students studying data science, analytics and engineering
- 25+ company exhibitors looking to hire in Scotland.
- Academics from data (and related) courses from 11 Scottish universities
- 20+ world class speakers & workshop hosts
Data Talent Scotland will focus on developing the skills Scotland’s data talent need to help achieve Scotland’s data-driven future prosperity.
Activities throughout the day will include speakers demonstrating their innovative data science projects, skills workshops, a panel discussion, and plenty of structured and unstructured networking time.
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(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Glasgow
G3 8QT United Kingdom
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