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CityChain 17
MBN Takes ScotChain16 to the City of London with CityChain17.
Following on from the tremendous success of Scotland’s first major Blockchain event last September, MBN took the concept on the road to the heart of London for a ground-breaking all-day event.  The event focused on answering the C Suite’s unanswered questions relating to one of the most important technologies of this century so far – Blockchain.

Blockchain has quickly become the must know technology for fast moving and disruptive businesses.  Offering efficiencies and transformational opportunities to businesses across all industry sectors, Blockchain has found itself at the centre of a tremendous quantum of hype.  MBN set out to deal with this in September last year with a hugely successful event held in Edinburgh called ScotChain16.  ScotChain16 focused on Scotland as a centre of excellence for businesses and thought leaders able to cut through the Blockchain hype and to help others understand the realities available when embracing such distributed ledger technology.

Hot on the heels of the ScotChain16 success and with many participants of the event pressing for more, IBM hosted MBN at their central London office to put on a similar event to help in excess of 150 executives to understand more about the benefits of Blockchain.

See the full article here.
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MBN Machine Learning Prague give away!
The winner is…


MBN Solutions and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group are always delighted to get the opportunity to support and collaborate with other companies. We are very excited to announce we are sponsoring Machine Learning Prague being held this month!

As part of this sponsorship we ran a competition within our Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group, giving away one FREE ticket to attend this great conference.

Thank you to all who entered the competition.

Congratulations to our lucky winner Tom Cusack.

Thanks to Tom who has informed us that he plans to keep us updated via Twitter during his time at the conference. We look forward to hearing all about it!
The conference has sold out 10 days in advance which means, unfortunately, the registration is now closed.

We hope Tom has a great time attending Machine Learning Prague.

Interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics
and Technology trends?
Come along to our meetups!

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MBN were proud to support The Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing’s Creative Data Academy!

We were delighted to announce MBN Academy’s involvement with The Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing’s Creative Data Academy programme in April of this year.

As part of our #mbnskills initiative, Robin Huggins presented and facilitated a series of Workshops to participating students covering areas such as CV Writing, Interview Research & Preparation and Social Media and Networking skills.

MBN Solutions were delighted to partner with The IDM to increase employability skills amongst the UK’s student population.

Read here what Rob had to say about his experience of the day! 

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MBN were delighted to support Scotland Datathon 2017

Take a look at each session here!

Datathon highlights
Panel Session 1 – What is Open Banking?
Panel Session 2 – How will the everyday man and woman benefit from Open Banking?
Panel Session 3 – What does Open Banking mean for business?
Winning Team

MBN had a great time supporting and attending Scotland Datathon 2017.
Data is the essence of fintech.

Brought together the brightest minds from data science and financial services at the Deloitte Greenhouse in Edinburgh.
Teams were former with non-technical individuals, competing to solve a challenge, in a high octane environment.
This was open to anyone and a large variety of skills was used throughout the event including data analysis, visualisation techniques, presentation skills and product development.
We heard from the innovators who are driving the fintech movement, how they are using data, and what Open Banking will mean for the future.
We also heard 5 minute pitches from the teams competing in the datathon.
Huge congratulations to the winning team – Pemenang.

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Scottish Blockchain Meetup – Building a Trans-National Health Service + CityChain17 Round Up

Thanks to everyone who came to the Scottish Blockchain Meetup last night – “Building a Trans-National Health Service + CityChain17 Round Up.”

Special thanks to our speaker James Littlejohn, Founder of
Slides Available 


James’ talk presented how a collaboration of decentralized technologies, storage, smart contracts and computation can shift the current health paradigm from disease management towards one focused on prevention, repair and eventually rejuvenation.

We also reviewed video content by Gideon Greenspan who presented “What is the difference between a Blockchain and a database?” at London event CityChain17 hosted by MBN Solutions.

Another great turnout and we hope everyone enjoyed the presentations.

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2017 Challenges for Children with Cancer.


Thanks to everyone who attended Scotland Data Science and Technology’s meetup at the tontine building in Glasgow last night.

Special thanks to our three speakers, Rob McLeod; Head of Digital and Customer Experience at Comet Global Consulting, Alistair Ewing; Senior Consultant at Comet Global Consulting and Nema Dean; Lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Glasgow.

Alistair and Rob presented Omni-Channel Banking and Data Personalisation through discussing factors such as again population, moving from buying to renting, generation gaps and more.

Nema spoke about MSc in Data Analytics online distance learning opportunities at Glasgow University, sharing course timelines, what it entails and other maters programmes available at Glasgow University.

Thanks for all those who attended and we hope to see everyone at next month’s meetup in the data lab, Edinburgh. 

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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 on our website, but it is the compilation of such commentary that allows us to share our unique insight. MBN decided in 2012 to launch a series of regular events where we 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, Data Science & Analytics and Digital Initiatives.

Have a look here
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Looking for a new job?

We have fantastic roles across the Data Science, Analytics and Technology Positions.

Register your C.V. at


Visit our follow our new twitter page for the latest vacancies!

Roles across:
Scotland, Rest of UK, Europe (Belgium, Germany, Holland, Malta, Spain, Portugal)  and Beyond (New York, Hong Kong)



MBN Academy showcase Data Science: Employability Skills Workshop at DTS17

Written by Robin Huggins
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Head of DevOps

Up to £80,000 plus bonus & extensive benefits
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