MBN Chairman Paul Forrest featured as one of the 100 most influential people in Big Data

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MBN are proud to announce that their Chairman, Paul Forrest, was named in the DataIQ Big Data 100.  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 dunnhumby, the Information Commissioner’s Office, British Airways, BBC, Channel 4 and Aimia.  

The list was unveiled at the Kensington Roof Gardens 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: “we are delighted that Paul has been recognised in the list.  It is a reflection of the quality of his work, thought leadership and contribution to the Big Data Industry and we are proud to have him serve as our Chairman helping us to maintain our position as a leading Big Data People Solutions provider”

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 startups 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 Forrest said: “Big Data, Insight and Analytics are pivotal to modern life, commerce and government.  To be included in the DataIQ Big Data 100 is a real honour and I’m proud to be able to represent MBN’s interest in the Industry as a leading provider of recruitment and I am thrilled that our commitment to the sector through our thought leadership and insight events resonate with industry leaders”

About the DataIQ Big Data 100:

DataIQ has created the definitive list of power players – the people they believe possess the most influence, profile, experience and knowledge to drive the vibrant data-driven marketing industry.

They are the people who, with the explosion of data sources in recent years, know how to get to the data that counts – to move along that continuum of best practice data capture, to intelligence and finally, to profitable actions.

About MBN Solutions:

MBN are a full service Recruitment and People Solutions business.  As a business, MBN are positioned as being a challenger brand to larger competitors and a market leader in the area of Data Insight, Analytics and Econometrics.

The last three years have seen tremendous change and growth for MBN and the plan is to ensure that this business as usual is maintained during a period of high quality, low risk and profitable growth.

MBN continues to lead the field in this important sector by developing thought leadership and perspectives that count with their clients.  MBN will continue this theme by running a series of events and publishing further articles throughout 2015 and beyond.


Michael Young, Chief Executive Officer

Hannah Dockery, Marketing  Business Partner