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MBN were proud to sponsor Big

Data Scotland 17


MBN had a brilliant day attending Big Data Scotland 17 for a second year in a row. MBN & MBN Academy members had a great time at the conference in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. It was lovely to meet lots of interesting people from various backgrounds in the Data Community.

Big Data Scotland is the largest annual data analytics conference held in Scotland: it is supported by ScotlandIS and The Data Lab and free for delegates to attend. The conference is geared towards senior technologists and business leaders and aims to provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and cross-pollination.

This year the programme explored the evolution of data analytics; looking at key tools and techniques and how these can be applied to deliver practical insight and value. Presentations covered a wide array of topics from Data Wrangling and Visualisation to AI, Chatbots and Industry 4.0.

Key Topics included:

- Tools and techniques
- Corporate data culture, business processes, digital transformation
- Business intelligence, trends, decision making
- AI, Real-time Analytics, IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics
- Security, regulation, privacy, consent, anonymization
- Data visualisation, interpretation and communication
- CRM and Personalisation

Big Data Scotland video highlights below! 

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2017 Top Performer –

Congratulations Josh


MBN continues to grow from strength to strength!  With a continued run of planned growth and with the commitment of a dedicated, capable and engaged team, MBN has achieved another year of simply stellar performance.

We are proud to announce that through dedication and hard work, Josh Smith is MBN’s top performer of 2017. Josh continues to show commitment and integrity to MBN and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for this by awarding him with an All Expense Paid Luxury Holiday for Josh and his wife.

Michael Young, CEO:
“It gives me great pleasure in announcing Josh as 2017’s Top Performer. Throughout the past year, the dedication and hard work he has shown through managing his expanding team, placing candidates, working with new clients and attaining a record year for MBN has resulted in him achieving this title. We are very proud to have him as part of the company and look forward to his continued performance.”


As a leading global provider of people solutions, MBN is only as good as our people. Every day, we play a vital role in helping client organisations to identify the very best people to help them to create value and grow with confidence.

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New Year, New Promotions

As a key component of the MBN strategy, we continually assess the extent to which our team are ready and able to take on more responsibility and seniority within the business. We are very proud to announce that two consultants have been promoted.

Our first promotion goes to…

Mari Evans


We are very proud to announce that we have promoted Mari to Principal Consultant.

Mari focuses on finding the very best candidates for contract and permanent roles in the areas Software development, IT and Digital.  With an impressive track record and continuous hard work Mari is a great member of our team and we are very proud to have her as part of the company.


Our second promotion goes to…

Christopher Jockelson


Once again, we are very proud to announce that we have promoted Christopher to Executive Consultant.

Chris concentrates in the Analytics, Data and Credit Risk Sectors, recruiting for both contract and permanent positions. Chris’s promotion recognises his commitment and hard work within MBN and the excellent quality of service he delivers to our clients and candidates. We are very proud to have him as part of MBN.


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

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MBN win at the RDLC Awards…


MBN prides itself with being at the forefront of recruitment services for Data Science, Insight and Analytics and related Technology skills. Key to our success and growth in this important sector has been the development of world class thought leadership and creation of events to allow skilled practitioners and business leaders to hear from leading global professionals and to network with like-minded people. Over time, these events have grown in stature and significance.

MBN had a brilliant day attending the RDLC Awards held in London last week and we are thrilled to announce that we won the award for:

Best Events & Community Network of the Year


2018 is already looking like an exciting year for events! This year we will see the return of CityChain, Data Talent Scotland and ScotChain.

As well as formal conferences, we host two meetups every month, specialising in Data Science & Technology and Blockchain. Sign up now for free to be able to attend these meetups and enjoy expanding your knowledge, meeting like-minded people and of course, free beer and pizza.

Sign up now – Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup
Sign up now – Scottish Blockchain Meetup 

Sign up to our Monthly Newsletter to be able to find out all the latest information about our events and get access to special discounts!

Areas of our subject matter expertise:
– Technology
– Blockchain
– Data Science & Analytics
– Digital Initiatives.


MBN are thrilled once again to

support Big Data Technology

Warsaw Summit 2018.


MBN and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup Group are always delighted to get the opportunity to support and collaborate with other companies. For a second year we are proud to sponsor Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit 2018.

Big Data Tech Warsaw Summit 2018 – independent conference with purely technical talks in the field of Big Data analysis, scalability, storage and search.

More than 500 Big Data professionals will join its 4th edition

What to expect?

4 simultaneous sessions – a lot of interesting case studies - 3 workshops –roundtables session



• Elephants in the cloud or how to become cloud ready - Krzysztof Adamski, GetInData

• Time Series Jobs Scheduling at Criteo with Cuttle - Guillaume Bort, Criteo

• Near Real-Time Fraud Detection in Telecommunication Industry - Burak Işıklı,Turkcell

• Deriving Actionable Insights from High Volume Media Streams - Jörn Kottmann, Sandstone; Peter Thygesen, Paqle A/S

• The Factorization Machines algorithm for building recommendation system - Paweł Łagodziński, SAS

• Cloud operations with streaming analytics using Apache NiFi and Apache Flink -Suneel Marthi, Amazon Web Services

• Design Patterns for Calculating User Profiles in Real Time - Igor Mazor,

•'s way to scale ML across the business - Roman Studenikin,

And many more:




• Introduction to Big Data Technologies - Piotr Krewski, GetInData

• Real-Time Stream Processing - Krzysztof Zarzycki, GetInData; Dawid Wysakowicz, GetInData

• Large scale text mining with Apache Spark - Rafał Prońko, YND; Tomasz Żukowski, GetInData


See all speakers here 

Full agenda available here

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Whilst the success of our consultants is rewarded through traditional reward schemes, we also offer our highest performers a strictly target driven reward of a little ‘Rest and Recuperation’.

As a result of exceeding their holiday target six lucky consultants will be jetting off to the city that never sleeps….

 New York! New York!


Congratulations to MariJoshKrisDavidRasiba & Jamie for their fantastic performance and continuous hard work!

Michael Young, CEO of MBN said “This clearly contributes to our ongoing success and displays the drive, ambition, resilience and effort shown by our consultants.”

These consultants are excellent exemplars of the performance of our people and their ability to continue to add value to our MBN clients.

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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 Chairman featured on the 11:FS Blockchain Insider PodCast
(Paul Forrest – 50 minutes in)

Written by Michael Young
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Head of Data Science


Six Figure Package + Comprehensive Benefits

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Insight & Analytics
Information Technology
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If you would like more information on our specialist recruitment services for Technology, Data Science & Analytics, Big Data and Digital Industries, call us today on 0845 070 1130 or email us.

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