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Data Driven Decision Engineering… the next Chapter in Data Science


Wednesday 29th August | BAaD, Glasgow
 

Following last year’s focus on the Data Scientist 2.0, and the integral need for soft skills and domain expertise within the next generation of Data Scientists, the overarching theme of this year’s celebration of the conclusion of The Data Lab/MBN MSc. Placement Programme will focus on the value that can be gained, from an organisational perspective, of Data Driven Decisions and the culture that promotes growth, nurturing and long-term sustainability within Data Science and Engineering teams.

With academics and graduates from 11 Universities, industry experts and Data industry participants from companies throughout Scotland, this is a must attend event for anyone interested in the phenomenal successes of Scotland as a go-to destination for Data Science and Engineering talent.

Speakers and agenda announced soon!


MBN are working towards becoming a #PlasticFree workplace
Here at MBN we take our corporate social responsibilities seriously. This is why it is important to us to display high standards of environmental responsibility in all our operations and minimise the environmental impacts associated with our services.

This month, MBN has taken a huge step forward in eliminating the use of plastic utilities within the office.  With an ever-growing office currently standing at over 30 employees, it was an important task for MBN to reduce plastic consumption. This has been achieved through different practices; replacing plastic cutlery with metal cutlery, replacing plastic water cups with reusable bottles and efficiently recycling all plastic waste. Environmental responsibility is an area MBN will continuously work to improve.

Our story was also featured in The Recruiter - you can access it here.


More MBN Promotions in 2018

 

As a leading global provider of people solutions, we are only as good as our people. The key focus of MBN is helping our client organisations through their current and future business challenges. Here at MBN we are extremely proud of our team. The hardest part of building the best team is identifying the perfect mix of talent, skills, attitude and personality. MBN Solutions has a keen eye for identifying these skills, and is proud of its continued success in helping clients recruit truly outstanding people.

Therefore, we are proud to announce two new promotions..

Jamie Watson to Principal Consultant, and David Henderson to Executive Consultant.

Managing Director, Pete Docherty said, “Both Jamie and David deserve the recognition and responsibility of the positions they have achieved within our business. They have both been highly customer focussed and continue to show an exemplary commitment to their roles within the business. I wish them both the best of luck in their future positions and look forward to their continued success”.

Congratulations, guys – very well deserved!

 
MBN are excited to be exhibiting at the Startup Summit 2018


MBN are always delighted to get the opportunity to support and collaborate with other companies and we’re excited for what this event entails.

About the Event: 31st October 2018 | Assembly Rooms | Edinburgh

The StartUp Summit is recognised as one of the UK’s leading events for entrepreneurship as it provides a true immersion into the world of business and beyond. The entrepreneurs will have the chance to engage with experts, build a network and gain valuable tools for long-term success.

Find out more about the event here!

MBN takes on Coast to Coast Challenge 2018
 
This year a team from MBN – Michael Young, Russell Dalgleish, Paul Forrest and Scott Dalgleish – will be taking on a major obstacle course otherwise known as Coast to Coast.

On the 8th of September, the team will be tackling 105 miles across the Scottish Highlands. Last year, they completed this over two days, but this year set themselves the huge challenge of completing it in only one! The challenge takes in some of the most mysterious and wild locations in Scotland. They will run, cycle and kayak past Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Nevis and Glen Coe, to name but a few stunning sights! The Highland terrain and weather breeds tough folk, and if you take on this challenge then you will find out why.

This year, the team have chosen St. Andrew’s Hospice as our charity. If you would like to sponsor, you can do so here. Any donations are much appreciated.

Good luck!

Upcoming Meetups
Tuesday 7th August
'Open Data Manchester & Upgrading Democracy'
Aberdeen
Wednesday 15th August
'Machine Learning Made Beautifully Simple for Everyone'
Glasgow
 
Thursday 16th August
Scottish Blockchain Meetup with Daniel Broby - Topic TBA
Glasgow
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