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MBN Big Data Technology Warsaw give away!
The winner is…

MBN and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group are always delighted to get the opportunity to support and collaborate with other companies. To start the year off, we are proud to sponsor Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit 2017.

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 Summit.

Thank you to all who entered the competition.

Congratulations to our lucky winner – Simon Caruana!

Big Data Tech Warsaw is an exciting one-day event with purely technical talks in the field of Big Data analysis, scalability, storage and search. In the agenda you will mostly find practical and technical talks given by practitioners working at top data-driven companies who share their tools, models, successes and failures

To those who are interested in going to this summit. You can receive a 10% discount until Tuesday 31st January.

Promotional codes:
scotlanddst or mbn
**Enter code into Promotional Code section


Sign up here to attend this great event –

We hope Simon has a great time attending Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit!

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DataFest17 is week long festival celebrating and promoting data innovation across Scotland. Organised by The Data Lab innovation centre and supported by our partners at MBN Solutions and We Are The Future, the festival will run from 20th-24th March 2017 and feature a Data Summit, Data Talent Scotland and an open call for events across the country. The theme for the week will be #DataChangesEverything with a focus on how data has, and will, change industry, public sector and our lives. 

How can I get involved?
There are plenty of opportunities to participate across the week from attending to running or sponsoring events.
Data Talent Scotland
Date: 22 March 2017
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Detail: Following the success of the inaugural event this year Data Talent Scotland will feature as part of DataFest. The event will bring together 16 universities, 300 data/tech Masters/PhD students from across Scotland and 50 organisations looking to hire talent. 

Sponsorship/Exhibition: There are a number of sponsorship and exhibition options.  Email for more details.

Data Summit
Dates: 23 & 34 March 2017
Venue: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Detail: A two day international summit focusing on how data has and will “change everything”. Day one will focus on examples of business and social transformation using data as a key ingredient, including successes, challenges and counterpoints to the "Big Data” hype. Day two will focus on futures; the role of data in our future lives, skills required and examples of the next wave of Scottish and international innovators.

Fringe Events
Dates: 20 - 22 March 2017
Venue: Any location in Scotland
Detail: The Fringe will enable industry, public sector and academic communities across Scotland to propose and run their own events as part of DataFest, showcasing the breadth of interest and expertise across the country. Events could include (but not limited to) meetups, hacks, training, public engagement – all innovative ideas are encouraged!
Proposals: Proposals can be submitted via the Datafest website
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Measuring customer lifetime value &
Test-Driven Data Analysis


Great night at the first Scotland Data Science and Technology Meetup of 2017!

Thanks to everyone who attended Scotland Data Science and technology’s first meetup of 2017 at the tontine building in Glasgow last night.
It was great to see a full house once again.

Special thanks to out three speakers Dave Evans; Engineering Team Lead at FreeAgent, Nicholas J. Radcliffe; Chief Executive Officer from Stochastic Solutions Limited and Alan Kerr; Project Manager from Scottish Enterprise.

FreeAgent is the UK’s market-leading online accounting system designed specifically for micro-businesses and freelancers. Dave focused on presenting the method FreeAgent have developed to estimate the residual lifetime value of future subscription payments from new and existing customers.

Nicholas' presentation concentrated on Test-driven data analysis (TDDA) which seeks to take some of the ideas and practices from test-driven development and apply them, with appropriate modifications, to avoid some of the common pitfalls in data analysis. His presentation compared and contrasted mainstream TDD and TDDA, and talked about the challenges and ideas for improving the quality of data analysis using these and related ideas.

Alan from Scottish Enterprise, discussed the different innovation advisory services and grants available from the Innovation & Enterprise Services division of Scottish Enterprise.

We look forward to February’s Meetup!

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Scottish Blockchain Meetup!

Excellent night last night at the Scottish Blockchain Meetup in Edinburgh.

Thanks to our three speakers Alan Keir, Kent Mackenzie and Andrew Kennedy who discussed what their companies are doing in Blockchain and gave great presentations into how different companies are using this technology.

Once again there was a great turn out and we had some great interaction from the audience. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to the next one.

Find out more about our speakers here.

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MBN to find 90 funded MSc. students their placements/Internships for summer 2017.
We have been tasked to work with the 90 students, profiling them all, coaching them on CV writing and interview skills etc. and then to assist them in finding suitable projects.

We will be placing these students for FREE to companies (we will do this work and there will be NO introduction fee for companies to pay)

Data Lab’s MSc 2016/17 intake is more than doubling to 90 places funded across seven Scottish universities – up from the 40 places funded across three universities previously. This extended commitment underlines the growing need to deliver workplace-ready data skills into Scotland’s business and public sector communities.
The programme will ensure the continued availability of some of the very best workplace-ready and most talented technical and data students to both Scottish businesses and the public sector.

See more here!
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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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We are very proud to announce that we have promoted Kristopher McFadyen to Principal Consultant.

Kris focuses on finding the very best candidates for contract and permanent roles in the areas of Big Data, Analytics, Technology and Digital. With an impressive track record and continuous hard work Kris is a great member of our team and we are very proud to have him as part of the company.

Michael Young, CEO of MBN Solutions said “I’m very pleased to announce Kris’s promotions as it recognises his commitment and hard work within MBN and the excellent quality of service he delivers to our clients. I’m sure he will rise to the challenge his new responsibilities his promotion brings”.

Well Done Kris!


MBN Solutions takes a bite out of the ‘Big Apple’

Written by Michael Young
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Head of Business Intelligence

Circa £100,000 + Comprehensive Package
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Insight & Analytics
Information Technology
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