Data Talent Scotland 2017 – Another great success!

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How do you improve upon an inaugural event that brought together around 150 postgraduate data science students, 200 data enthusiasts, 11 universities and 50 businesses from across Scotland?

What is it that they say? You go big or you go home…….?

Well, we went very much BIGGER this year.

You take those figures above and you add to them – in some cases you double them.

You add the likes of Sainsbury’s Bank, The Scottish Government, Unicef, SAS, National Health Service, Aquila Insight and Deloitte to the mix, sprinkle in a little bit of Formula One insight and you open the doors of Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Then, you let the magic happen.

And the magic did happen. From breakfast time until evening, a non-stop stream of visitors, speakers, guests, students, enthusiasts and practitioners walked around the company and university stands, attended workshops and lectures, watched presentations, networked with each other and generally had a fantastic time talking, debating and asking questions around “Data Talent”.

MBN Solutions in partnership with the Data Lab and FutureX were incredibly proud to organise, present and participate in this year’s event – following the huge success of last year’s show.

We occupy a unique position within the ecosystem in which Data Talent Scotland exists. From an organisational perspective, we have spent the decade of our company’s existence at the sharp end of “Data Talent” – recruiting for some the most well-known and innovative brands in the Data space today. We still operate as Talent Acquisition specialists for an enviable portfolio of businesses looking to establish or augment their Data capability but we have also strengthened our own service portfolio with the addition of Data Consultancy offerings, formal Event and Meet-Up group management and our deep experience working with Universities and Academics to help them transition students into industry effectively under our #MBNSkills banner. Data Talent Scotland affords us a unique opportunity to deploy our organisational strength in each of the specialities listed above.

From our Marketing and Consultancy staff spending the day in discussions with Data Talent at our company stand, to our CEO’s sterling efforts in organisation behind the scenes, from our Chairman’s masterly hosting of an afternoon panel session to our Head of Business Development’s full-house Employability Workshop – we were very pleased to be fully involved with this year’s event.

Massive thanks to the amazing procession of speakers and guests who took to the stage, spent time presenting workshops, and interacted with the students and early career visitors. The time they gave up to tell us their stories and to help light the way for the Data Talent of tomorrow augers well for the future.

MBN Solutions remain committed to collaborative events of this nature, believing that the best way to ensure the successful continuation of the work done in this year and lasts’ Data Talent Scotland event is to start thinking (already!) about next year’s possibilities. We hope to see you there.