MBN Chairman, Paul Forrest, featured as one of the 100 most influential people in Big Data for second year running

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MBN are pleased and proud to announce that their Chairman, Paul Forrest, was named in the DataIQ Big Data 100 for the second year in a row.  Listed as a data enabler, Forrest is identified as one of the most influential people in data and data-driven marketing appearing alongside key industry leaders from the best users of data including The Royal Bank of Scotland, NewsUK, The Cabinet Office, Guardian News & Media, ICO, Unilever, British Gas Energy and The Royal Mail.

The list was unveiled in Central London on 25 February and profiles the one hundred people leading and shaping the Big Data driven business agenda in the UK today.   Production of the annual list is a key activity of DataIQ and includes those who have the most influence, highest profile and ground breaking knowledge in Big Data and is one of the year’s most important industry publications.

Michael Young, MBN’s Chief Executive Officer said: “for the second year running, Paul has been selected as a data enabler in this prestigious list and this reflects the profile of the work that Paul and the MBN team perform in the areas of Big Data, Insight and Analytics and Data Science.  2015 saw us increase the volume of thought leadership events and closer ties to initiatives including the Datalab in Scotland but it is our work with clients that is most recognised through honours such as the Big Data 100.”

Paul Forrest has over 25 years experience in delivering business value through strategy, data and technology.  He has been an advisor to boards ranging from start-ups through to FTSE 100 and global 500 businesses and has developed high performing data driven disruptive strategies.  Paul is the Chairman of MBN Solutions, ACS Consulting and a board advisor to a number of other fast moving businesses in the field of accounting, legal and digital agencies.  Paul is also the Senior Partner of MBN Consilium and a start-up mentor for Virgin.

Forrest said: “Part of the fabric of business for many organisations, Big Data continues to make a difference to those willing to embrace it.  To be included in the DataIQ Big Bata 100 for a second year is a tremendous honour and one I am exceptionally proud of.  MBN represents the leading recruiter in this important space and we continue to support the transformational initiatives of our clients by providing strategy, consultancy solutions and temporary and permanent data scientists, econometricians and insight analysts.”