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Blockchain is a hot topic, fast gaining column inches as an enabler of business and customer transformation alike. Blockchain represents tremendous business opportunities, but how do you cut through the hype?


ScotChain16 brings together Blockchain thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe for hype-free exploration of ideas, use cases, challenges, and concerns - for businesses, technologists, students, and academics - with tremendous opportunities to marshal the best of Scotland’s tech talent.

This event is FREE!
Tickets are going fast!
Register here

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Glasgow’s Second Scotland Data Science and Technology Meetup!

It was great to see everyone who attended September’s Meetup in Glasgow. We had a busy night of presentations with four excellent speakers. Thanks to Steve Mattey, Steven Faull, Ariel M’ndange-Pfupfu and Steven Coates.

Steve Mattey, a veteran of the Data Science and Analytics sector in London, brought us his “Good, Bad and Ugly” of working with clients to deliver a Data focussed service. He spoke of the work he has done with companies such as O2, Channel 4, Virgin and Volkswagen and provided valuable real life experiences for the audience to learn from. Steve’s focus was on making data and analytics memorable, impactful and personal for the audience, something his presentation certainly was for our attendees!

Steven Faull of Aggreko then took to the stage to discuss the use of data science within Aggreko’s software development teams. With a worldwide workforce providing complex engineering services to a wide variety of clients, Aggreko are a huge Scottish success story. Steven spoke of his top tips for ensuring success in IoT related data projects, his methodologies for implementation of ideas and new projects and the system design that underpins the operation that he runs.

Arial, a Data Scientist in residence at The Data Incubator, in Washington DC spoke about the importance of thoughtful data science and data education, briefly mentioning he delivers corporate training to increase data literacy and communications inside organisations. His presentation focused on looking at data and figuring out what is meaningful, particularly when exploring human behaviour and decision making.

Finally, Steve Coates of Brainnwave took to the stage with a first for our meet-up group. Explaining the work that Brainnwave Technology do (which has been shrouded in secrecy to date as they are still in stealth mode!) he invited the audience to participate in alpha testing of their product. With our meet up group being enthusiastic technologists, an opportunity to participate in hands-on work of this type is eagerly snapped up! We thank Steve for his invitation to take part in this stage of his company’s journey.

Have a look here at our Meetup’s coming up!

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Scotlands’ Data Lab Appoints MBN Solutions
to help Place Technology & Data Science’s Best of the Best!

MBN will be profiling all 90 MsC Students and matching them to client projects - 
We will be placing the students for FREE-
There will be NO introduction fee.


Scotland is a global centre of excellence for the very best in Technology and Data Science. Recognising this, the 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.

To facilitate this, the Data Lab have partnered with MBN Solutions, one of Europe’s leading Data Science and Big Data recruiters, to help place the MSc graduates into organisations seeking to make the most of the talent on offer.

“We are proud to have been appointed to this prestigious contract. Scotland has some of the most talented and skilled data practitioners in the world and this programme will ensure they are available, first and foremost, to Scottish businesses” said MBN Solutions CEO, Michael Young. He continued “working in partnership with the Data Lab allows us to help find the most appropriate and effective placements for these rising stars in environments where their skills can make a real difference”.

MSc Programme Industry Placements below.
More info on courses here

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MBN attending and supporting Startup Summit!
Described as one of the UK's most exciting Startup event for entrepreneurs. The Startup Summit brings together world leading entrepreneurs from across the globe, to share ideas, inspiration and advise you on how to start and grow your business.

This year the Startup Summit celebrates its 5th year
 and expects over 1,000 entrepreneurs to attend. MBN are proud to be supporting this event once again and look forward to seeing everyone on the 
14th November, The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. 

Don't miss out on this great event!
Get your tickets 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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What is Data Talent Scotland?

Data Talent Scotland is an annual collider event that brings together postgraduate data science students, data enthusiasts, universities and businesses from across Scotland. The event connects new data talent and education with industry, providing businesses with fantastic opportunities to access the best of Scotland’s data talent and education.


Why Attend?

Data Talent Scotland brings together students, data enthusiasts, universities and employers from across the country; acting as a catalyst for employment and skills development whilst growing links between industry, universities and data talent. At Data Talent Scotland students can land their dream job and employers can recruit their ideal candidate.

More Information here


How Do You Find Data’s Next Masters of the Universe?

Written by Robin Huggins
October 2016
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