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MBN are proud to support Deloitte Datathon 2018.

19th – 20th March
Saltire Court,
20 Castle Terrace,

Following on from the success of last year’s Datathon, Deloitte are hosting the “Financial Services for Good” Datathon Challenge on 19-20 March in their Edinburgh Office as an official Fringe event of DataFest 2018.


Event Details:
The event will start at midday on Monday 19 March running all day and into Tuesday, where we will have some exciting afternoon presentations. This will culminate in the Datathon Presentations, with a number of prizes and awards given out.

They are looking for both participants for the Datathon as well as those who would like to attend the presentations on Tuesday.


The Challenge:

The challenge will be “Financial Services for Good” – linking the concept of Financial Services information with trends in medical data and other social factors. This will lead towards the building of concepts, solutions and services to help address emerging financial distress or other issues.

This challenge will move the focus of this year’s event beyond the traditional scope of Financial services and will help to explore some of biggest challenges in society.

If you would like to take part in the Datathon Challenge,
please register


The Presentations:
The 24 hours of work from the teams will culminate in the Datathon presentations taking place on Tuesday 20 March around midday. At this session, we will hear in turn from each of the teams, their theory and product development, and how they have tackled the challenge. There will be a number of prizes and awards given out to those with the most effective ideas. During this session, we will also hear from a variety of exciting guest speakers from various backgrounds. Our speakers will be announced shortly, so watch this space.


If you would like to go along to watch the teams’ ideas being presented back to our guest judges
please register

Find out all about the brilliant prizes and more here

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Less than 1 month to go...#DataTalent18


Less than one month to go until Scotland’s largest data talent showcase!

Ticket prices go up THIS Friday! 

Get yours now before it’s too late!


Data Talent Scotland
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.


What to expect:
- 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
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February Meetups

#ScotDST Meetup
Brilliant start to Glasgow’s first SDST Meetup of 2018. Thank you to those who attended, we hope you enjoyed your night. 


Special thanks to our speakers Robert MurrayHead of Asset Intelligence at Scottish Water Kris McCracken; Software Engineer, Kx Systems.

Robert's Topic - The role of analytics in asset management – A Scottish Water story. 
Kris's Topic - Time Series Analytics For Big, Fast Data.

See both presentations

Scottish Blockchain Meetup - Additional Meetup
We had a brilliant night at our additional Blockchain meetup.

Special thanks to our two guest speakers
Aggelos Kiayias; Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy Edinburgh Uni School of Informatics & Chief Scientist;  IOHK & Charles Hoskinson; CEO and Co-Founder of IOHK.

If you missed it, you can see it
here (starts at 8minutes)


#TeamMBN take on Glasgow’s Business Fives


#TeamMBN had a brilliant time playing at the Glasgow Business Fives competition at the start of February.

Well done to Darrel, Kris, Gary, David, Neil, Stephen and Chris who represented MBN.

There was great sportsmanship throughout the games and we are happy to say we got as far as the semi-finals and have qualified for the Professional Services Grand Final which will be held in March.

Overall the tournament raised over £1,900 for charity, with MBN’s donation going towards Radio Clyde Cash for Kids!

MBN had a brilliant day with everyone involved and look forward to the next competition.

Scotland Data Science & Technology Competition...Free ticket giveaway!

MBN Solutions and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group are always delighted to get the opportunity to support and collaborate with other companies. 

To start off this year we were proud to support Machine Learning Prague & Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit 2018

As part of these sponsorship we ran two competitions within our Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group, giving away one FREE ticket to attend each of these great conference.

Our winner of the free ticket to Big Data Technology Warsaw was Robert Hamlet.

Our winner of the free ticket to Machine Learning Prague was Euan Walls.

It was great to see that Robert had a brilliant time last week and we hope Euan has an amazing time at Machine Learning Prague in March. 

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


Changing the game…

Written by Robin Huggins
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Data Engineer (Big Data)


Up to circa £80,000 DOE plus package

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