BlockChain Insider PodCast ’Twas the night before Christmas’… well almost; after a terrific year with MBN’s strongest ever financial performance, Chair, Paul Forrest took time out to be interviewed by Simon Taylor of 11FS for the ‘Blockchain Insider’. Discussing MBN’s take on the fast growing and important Blockchain domain in the UK and beyond, Forrest
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 elsewhere on this website, but it is the compilation of such commentary that allows us to share our unique insight. After running a series of such articles with a tremendous social media response, we decided in 2012 to launch a series of regular events where we would 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, Blockchain, Data Science & Analytics and Digital Initiatives.
Bricks to clicks: A data and analytics journey in Retail Alistair Adam, Head of Analytical Services, Optima Connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistair-adam-76053a Alistair has 20 years experience
Bricks to clicks: A data and analytics journey in Retail
Alistair Adam, Head of Analytical Services, Optima Connect – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistair-adam-76053a
Alistair has 20 years experience within Analytics, including 10 years at RBS where he led the current account, credit card and store card analytical teams. Alistair also led the analytics team at Webhelp UK, a customer contact management company. His first role in analytics was with Quadstone, an Edinburgh based software company where he worked as an analytics consultant. Particular areas of focus have included developing analytical solutions for targeted marketing, customer retention, employee analytics and customer experience initiatives. Alistair has worked at Optima Connect since June 2016 and heads up the Analytics area of the business, working on projects for clients in the Retail, Financial Services and Airline sectors.
Simon Reason, Senior Technical Consultant, Optima Connect – https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-reason-5a557940
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in database marketing. As a former technical director of helpIT Systems (a major deduplication software provider), he has excellent knowledge in data cleanse, matching and building single customer views. For the last 7 years Simon has worked for Optima Connect as technical lead developing a major high street fashion retailer’s marketing customer database.
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mbn Solutions and The Data Lab
Sharon Moore, Industry Technical Leader for Travel & Transportation, IBM Blockchain is not just about ticketing in T&T Sharon
Sharon Moore, Industry Technical Leader for Travel & Transportation, IBM
Blockchain is not just about ticketing in T&T
Sharon is tasked with innovating with, and leading the design of technical solutions for IBM’s clients in the travel and transportation industry. She also provides leadership to the technical community and works to increase IBM’s relevance to and eminence in this marketplace. Sharon’s qualifications for this role are built on several years of experience of consulting with IBM’s clients in digital engagement solutions and systems underpinned with intelligence, and also working as lead architect on several integration programmes within IBM’s services divisions.
Sharon is a board member of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems. She was recently presented with the ‘Inspirational Women in Leadership”‘award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards. Sharon has been included in a PWC article in The Scotsman as a top 10 Digital Disruptor in Scotland, and listed in Computer Weekly’s Top 50 Women of Influence 2017 and Business Cloud’s 100 Women in Technology.
Andrew Darley, BlockChain Leader, Cloud Europe, IBM
Blockchain in 2018: moving from Hype to Reality
Andrew Darley is the leader for IBM Blockchain in Europe. He has been active in Blockchain projects since 2015 and is involved with clients in many different Industries as they move to production implementations in 2018. Previously Andrew headed up Platform as a Service in the Cloud for IBM Europe working with clients at the beginning of the Cloud revolution. In many ways there are similarities between the rapid growth in Blockchain technology today and Cloud 5 years ago. Both are revolutionising the market, enabling new business processes and enabling companies to be more innovative and agile. Andrew was included in the 2017 Tyto survey of the top 500 Influencers in the UK tech sector at number 30.
6.00pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
6.30pm: Presentations / Q&A
7.30pm: Networking and Drinks
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City of Glasgow College
City Campus, 190 Cathedral Street
Now in its third year, 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
Now in its third year, 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.
Your dream job.
The perfect candidate.
Data Talent Scotland is Scotland’s largest data talent showcase. At Data Talent Scotland, students can land their dream job and employers can recruit their ideal candidate. Scotland’s leading data professionals in industry will have the chance to meet and interact with Scotland’s leading academics and researchers to forge new partnerships and collaborations.
WE EXPECT TO HOST:
- 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
Data Talent Scotland will focus on developing the skills Scotland’s data talent need to help achieve Scotland’s data-driven future prosperity.
Activities throughout the day will include speakers demonstrating their innovative data science projects, skills workshops, a panel discussion, and plenty of structured and unstructured networking time.
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(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Glasgow
G3 8QT United Kingdom
Prof Bill Buchanan – Building a New World
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus (Room B32, Ground Floor, turn left at main reception) Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS, FIET,CEng, BSc (Hons), Cisco Regional Instructor Title: Building a New World Outline: This presentation will outline how blockchain and cryptography can be used to support the development of a more trusted world. Bill will outline the methods used in building on-line services which focus on the rights of the citizens to control of their own environment. Thi...--Thursday 18 january 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00
Scottish Blockchain Meetup – Dug Campbell, Daniel Masters + Blockchain Pub Quiz!
Venue: Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ December Blockchain Meetup in Edinburgh: Dug Campbell - 2017: The Year that Was Too Big For A 'Summary of the Year' Talk Dug is a writer, consultant, organiser and decentralisation advocate. He founded the Scottish Bitcoin Meetup, ran the first Ethereum meetups in Scotland and established the Scottish Bitcoin Conference in 2014. He's followed the cryptocurrency and blockchain scene for a number of years, blogging regular...--Thursday 7 december 2017 from 17:30 to 19:00
Jo-fai Chow, H2O.ai & Silvian Centiu, CEO of Transiris – SDST
Talk from Jo-fai Chow About Joe - LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jofaichow Twitter: @matlabulous # First Talk: Introduction to Machine Learning with H2O In this talk, Joe will give an overview of our company (H2O.ai) and our open-source machine learning platform (H2O). This will be useful for attendees who are not familiar with H2O. # Second Talk: Automatic Machine Learning with H2O’s AutoML In recent years, the demand for machine learning experts has outpaced the supply, des...--Thursday 30 november 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00
MBN & SBN Present: A Night of Scottish Technology & Whisky
A Night of Scottish Technology & Whisky 29th November 17 Level 39, Canary Wharf 18.00 - 21.00 http://www.techscot.co/ MBN Solutions are proud to partner with the Scottish Business Network to bring three leading Scottish based business founders to the London community. Phil Grady, CEO at Castlight Financial and Peter Ferry, Founder of Wallet Services will share their views and experiences of leading businesses at the forefront of Scotland’s Technology sector. Joining Phil and Peter will be...--Wednesday 29 november 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00
Scottish Blockchain Meetup – Maidsafe & Etherplay
Nick Lambert – Chief Operating Officer, Maidsafe Blockchain Maximalism and Autonomous Data Networks https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-lambert-a760811b/ Nick started his working life in project management roles with IBM and Sanmina SCI, before a change in tack led him into senior marketing positions with a diverse range of companies. Nick is now the Chief Operating Officer of MaidSafe, a Scottish open source technology company focussed on building the world’s first autonomous data and commun...--Thursday 16 november 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00
Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS & Robin Huggins; MBN Solutions – SDST Meetup
Presentation 1 Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS (https://www.linkedin.com/in/billatnapier) -Data, Health and Well-being: Security, Sharing and Analytics This Meetup will outline how data can drive improved health care and well-being, and outline a range of research projects which use data as a key driver for improved care. This includes data capture of well-being information within the home, and how this can be used to detect citizens at risk. The event will also outline new architectures...--Thursday 26 october 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
www.scotchain17.com/ ScotChain16 last year saw Edinburgh host a hugely successful event attended by over 200 leading global Blockchain experts and business leaders debating and challenging the hype, the reality and ultimately, the best use cases. So where are we some twelve months on? The conversation around Blockchain is rapidly changing. We’re only now starting to understand this technology’s real, practical and full potential, and this means that there is still much to discover and explore...--Friday 13 october 2017 from 9:00 to 17:00
SDST – FanDuel & The Data Lab
David Tracy - Internationally Experienced Data Science and Analytics Leader - FanDuel https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-tracy-003415124 Founded and lead the Data Science team at FanDuel Develop, apply and mechanise advanced methods to model concepts such as: customer value; customer next actions; product recommendation; marketing effectiveness; and complex game ecosystem problems. Matthew Higgs - Data Scientist at The Data Lab https://www.linkedin.com/in/theleanacademic Data Scie...--Thursday 28 september 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, ICOs and More!
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, ICOs and More! Greig Paul, Research Engineer , University Of Strathclyde Greig is a mobile/cyber security and blockchain specialist. He is a regular speaker at Blockchain events and international conferences. His experience covers a broad range from building early secure smart contracts around blockchain, to security issues of fingerprint authentication, to finding security problems in software used by hundreds of millions of people. Ross Laurie, Consultant...--Thursday 21 september 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00
Data Scientist 2.0: Talent Driven Innovation
www.datascientist2-0.com/ What is Data Scientist 2.0: Talent Driven Innovation? Data Scientist 2.0: Talent Driven Innovation is an event bringing together the Data Science Community (including graduates and academics from 7 Scottish universities and industrial professionals from multiple organisations) to share ideas, experiences and success stories, and to discuss future trends within the field. If you are looking to hear about data opportunities within industry, gain...--Wednesday 13 september 2017 from 9:15 to 17:00
“What a long, strange trip it has been” – Reflections on a data career
Bob Clint (CTO, Spiritus Partners) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-clint-5445ba2 "What a long, strange trip it has been - Reflections on a data career' Bob is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Spiritus Partners, Inc. Spiritus Partners supports patients' well-being and peace of mind in managing chronic disease while enabling caregivers, clinicians and health systems to improve outcomes in a private, secure and reliable manner through mHealth solutions. A seasoned innovator, Bob h...--Thursday 31 august 2017 from 18:30 to 21:03
Building The Future: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs
Building The Future: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy (http://thecyberacademy.org). Overall he has published over 250...10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, EdinburghThursday 24 august 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00
Personalising customer experience @STV
Presentation 1 - Personalising customer experience @STV Event schedule: Andy McLennan - Data Product Owner https://www.linkedin.com/in/andymclennan1 A naturally driven project manager with a passion for data and expertise in promoting a data-driven decision-making approach as a critical component in forming corporate strategy. Mark Mikolajczak - Data Scientist https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmiko Motivated and passionate data professional thats supports organisations in the desig...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 27 july 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Parkcoin – Blockchain use in day to day life & Blockchain in Film
Parkcoin - an illustration of Blockchain use in day to day life Using Blockchain technology for paying parking tickets Philippe Meyer, Managing Director, Avaloq Philippe Meyer has been working in the Capital Markets industry for more than 25 years bridging IT and business and focusing on innovation. He has been managing awarded projects like onemarket certificate platform for Unicredit, high frequency trading and electronic brokerage platforms for Credit Agricole. He has a strong technica...Informatics Forum 10 Crichton Street Edinburgh EH8 9AB, EdinburghWednesday 28 june 2017 from 6:00 to 20:30
Silicon Valley Data Science & Miro Gregorovic – Sopra Steria
Stephen O’Sullivan, VP Engineering at Silicon Valley Data Science - https://www.svds.com/ - Details on presentation to follow asap. We also have Miro Gregorovic – Senior Data Modeller at Sopra Steria Miro is currently working on a Fixed Income data integration for an Edinburgh-based Asset Manager. Besides his ‘day’ job Miro has been active in the Edinburgh FinTech community, namely in 2016 he spotted a great appetite to connect IT and Finance professionals together to galvanize innovation...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghThursday 22 june 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
JP Morgan Innovation Week – ‘Large MeetUp Collider’ – Glasgow
Please note we only have 30 spaces allocated for our group, please only RSVP if you are certain you can attend. JP Morgan Glasgow are organising a 'Large Meetup Collider’ event as part of JP Morgan’s Innovation Week (JP Morgan Global initiative, all offices throughout the world will be involved) . They have invited local tech meet ups to come along and host their own meetup at 18.00 and then all the group get together for one big networking session. This will be a fantastic event for networki...Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo St, GlasgowTuesday 20 june 2017 time 18:00
The Data Lab are planning a data science & blockchain technology meetup event in Aberdeen. Speakers confirmed: Peter Ferry, Wallet Services – Blockchain platform Isabel Ayala, Kippitech – Blockchain and its applications in the supply chain Prof John McCall, Callerum – Optimization in the supply chain Agenda: 12:00 – 12:30: Arrival networking and lunch 12:30 – 13:30: Speakers 13:30 – 14:00: Coffee and networkingSir Ian Wood Building, N118, AberdeenTuesday 13 june 2017 from 12:00 to 14:00
Streamba & Snap40 – SDST Meetup
Andy McMahon (Streamba) & Jason Costello (Snap40) Presentation 1 - Smart logistics and Supply Chains in the 21st Century - Andy McMahon, Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at Streamba - http://www.streamba.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/andymcmahon629 Streamba are a software startup in Glasgow which specialises in smart software solutions for logistics, with a current focus on the onshore and offshore components of the oil and gas energy supply chain. Their technology solutions...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 25 may 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
BitBarista – the Bitcoin Powered Coffee Machine & Build your own BlockChain
May Blockchain MeetUp: BitBarista - The Bitcoin Powered Coffee Machine: Ella Tallyn, Edinburgh University: Ella Tallyn is a UX designer and research associate in the Design Informatics team at Edinburgh University. She has a PhD in Digital Interactive Narrative from the University of West England, and a BA in Fine Art Film and Video from Central St. Martins School of Art. She has worked as a UX designer on both commercial and academic projects, using a range of techniques from rapid usabil...Avaloq, 1 Tanfield, Edinburgh, EH3 5DAThursday 25 may 2017 from 18:30 to 20:30
What can Data Scientists learn from DevOps & Modelling: the good, the bad and… – SDST Meetup
Speaker 1 - Yuri Aleksandrov, Aridhia - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuricomputing Yuri is a data scientist at Aridhia, where he assists healthcare researchers with managing collaborative research, stratified medicine, and biomedical research through the use of biomedical informatics and analytics platform. He holds a degree in Criminology from the University of Abertay Dundee and MSc in Data Engineering from the Dundee University. Yuri is passionate about using data to solve problems in va...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghThursday 27 april 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Building a Trans-National Health Service + CityChain17 Round Up
April Blockchain MeetUp, confirmed so far: James Littlejohn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aboynejames/ Title: Building a trans-national health service Bitcoin has made banking available to many of the so called ‘unbanked’ people of the world. Many billions of people are still without access to health knowledge. This talk will present how a collaboration of decentralized technologies, storage, smart contracts and computation can shift the current health paradigm from disease management...38 Castle Terrace EH3 9DZ, EdinburghThursday 20 april 2017 from 18:30 to 21:30
What is CityChain17? 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? CityChain17 brings together Blockchain and Distributed Ledger thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. The aim? To provide the best and latest informed thinking and hype-free exploration of ideas, use cases, challenges, and concerns. The event i...IBM United Kingdom Limited, 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PZTuesday 4 april 2017 from 9:30 to 16:00
Seizing the opportunity in Financial Services & “Omni-Channel Banking Goes on its Holidays?”
Speaker 1 - Rob McLeod - Comet Global Consulting - Head of Digital and Customer Experience -https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcleodrob/ “I have an opportunity for you…” That’s a phrase I’ve come to reflect on as a firm retort to fellow marketers who drear at the changes experienced in the consumer sphere in recent times. When you look at some of the headlines of data-driven perspectives on consumer finances today you really can’t help but be overcome by “doom and gloom”: Aging population ...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 30 march 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Data Talent Scotland 17
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. www.datatalentscotland.com/ Why Attend? Data Talent Scotland brings together students, data enthusiasts, universities and employers from acro...Edinburgh EH12 5PJWednesday 22 march 2017 from 9:00 to 18:00
Blockchain Enterprise Architecture & A Derivative Smart Contract
Confirmed Speakers: Bob Clint, Co-founder & CTO, Spiritus Partners linkedin.com/in/bob-clint-5445ba2 http://www.spirituspartners.com/ We have managed to secure Bob Clint who is over from New York visiting Scotland. Bob is the CTO and co-founder of Spiritus Partners. Bob has spent more than 30 years conceiving, architecting, engineering, and delivering enterprise information and analytics solutions. His particular expertise is in big data, analytics, and information management solutions....Avaloq, 1 Tanfield, Edinburgh, EH3 5DAThursday 16 march 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Scottish Blockchain Meetup – Blockchain 101 & Shared Experiences from Global Blockchain Events
We have a great line up for this month's meetup! Confirmed Speakers: Greig Paul, Research Engineer , University Of Strathclyde Blockchain 101 Greig is a mobile/cyber security and blockchain specialist. He is a regular speaker at Blockchain events and international conferences. His experience covers a broad range from building early secure smart contracts around blockchain, to security issues of fingerprint authentication, to finding security problems in software used by hundreds of m...38 Castle Terrace EH3 9DZ, EdinburghThursday 23 february 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Truth in Data in foodtech & How data is shaping smart cities – Urban Tide
Presentation 1 - Truth in Data: You are what you eat. How data in foodtech will revolutionize how we view, consume and relate to food" We have guests coming to Scotland, they are a data science / tech startup. Speaker US Based tech startup - (Data Science Lead, Data Journalist and Director) --------------------------------------------------------------- Presentation 2 - How data is shaping smart cities - https://urbantide.com Rapid urbanisation Cities are the powerhouses...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghTuesday 7 february 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00
Measuring Customer Lifetime Value – FreeAgent
Dave Evans (Engineering Team Lead (Analytics) - FreeAgent www.linkedin.com/in/dave-evans-a2a2555b FreeAgent is the UK’s market-leading online accounting system designed specifically for micro-businesses and freelancers. Customers can access the system on a subscription basis either paying directly or through their accountants. In this talk I will present the method we developed to estimate the residual lifetime value of future subscription payments from new and existing customers, together...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 26 january 2017 from 18:30 to 21:30
Scottish Blockchain Meetup – Wallet.Services, Deloitte & Cloudsoft Corporation
Group Member Short Stories - What we are doing in Blockchain We have 3 guest speakers from the group who will each speak for 20 minutes on what they are currently doing in Blockchain. Confirmed Speakers: Stuart Fraser, Managing Director, Wallet.Services https://uk.linkedin.com/in/stuartjfraser Stuart founded and built Cybersecurity company DNS Ltd, before its sale to Dell Corporation. Stuart's experience spans security software, high performance and cloud computing. Kent Mackenzie, ...20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh , EdinburghThursday 19 january 2017 time 18:30
George Samuel Samman – Shared Ledgers and the Age of Consortium
We have managed to confirm George Samuel Samman - https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgesamman to dial in from 8pm. George is a blockchain and cryptocurrency advisor to global financial institutions, startups and law firms. He recently co-authored a seminal report on blockchain architecture with KPMG: https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/pdf/2016/06/kpmg-blockchain-consensus-mechanism.pdf and worked with Brian Kelly Capital Management to re-architect Nautiluscoin into PAR: http://par.io/wh...20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh , EdinburghTuesday 13 december 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Personalisation in E-commerce
Speaker 1 - Jedidiah Francis (Head of Data Science)- https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jedidiahfrancis A quest for personalisation in E-commerce - We are very happy to welcome Jedidiah to Glasgow. He is a world class presenter and an expert in his field. He has built and continues to build an exceptional team to solve tough problems that drive enormous business value. Specialties: Statistical Modelling, Probabilistic modelling, Computational Statistics, Data Analysis, Machine learning algo...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 24 november 2016 from 18:30 to 21:30
What is ScotChain16? 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...175 Glasgow Rd, Edinburgh EH12Friday 11 november 2016 from 12:00 to 19:00
Overlaying data with Human Behaviour – Featuring Royal Bank of Scotland & Craneware
‘Overlaying data with Human Behaviour’ Each time a customers has a touchpoint with an organisation, that organisation has an opportunity to deepen the relationship. Through the use of rich data, ‘dumb’ selling is fast being replaced by focussed value add messaging being positioned in the right place, at the right time, to the right audience. This messaging may not relate only to products, but also to enhanced service. Attributing value to each message can be difficult, however, by und...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghThursday 27 october 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Steve Mattey (Redwood Consulting) and Steven Faull (Aggreko)
Speaker 1: Steve Mattey - Data and Digital Commercialisation Specialist, Redwood Consulting. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY. Data is now permeating businesses like never before. That proliferation means that there are more people specialising in using data within organisations, more companies selling data-related services and more types of data to be assessed and utilised commercially. The knock on from that is that there becomes a wide spectrum in the nature, application and impact ...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 29 september 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Using Big Data Analytics to Transform Customer Experience
Although data and analytics have great value to organisations when applied to many business situations and operational problems, it’s clear that in many transformation projects, the customer experience is the actual driver and the real catalyst for successful outcomes. Knowing the importance of the customer experience overall and the increasing focus on that experience for businesses is often seen as a challenging area to tackle. Getting it right whilst achieving alignment of insight and anal...1 Change Alley, EC3V 3NDMonday 26 september 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00
Data Science: Navigating New Frontiers – Datapalooza Nights Meetup
Data Science is already a well-established, multidisciplinary field addressing major contemporary challenges across many sectors. Even for the most mature data functions, many pitfalls and challenges exist. This event will focus on topical challenges that often derail data driven transformation projects. To reflect the diversity of skills and knowledge required to successfully harness data and deliver step changes in business performance, our event offers an agenda discussing such issues and...10 South Pl, London, EC2M 7EBThursday 22 september 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Improving the Customer Experience Through Data Driven Decisioning
Improving the Customer Experience Through Data Driven Decisioning Standard Life has a long and proud heritage of striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for its customers, and the next step in making this happen will see Standard Life working closely with Comet Global Consulting to leverage data, analytics and technology in order to deliver more personalised customer interactions, creating a foundation for omni-channel marketing to improve the customer experience across all touchpoints...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghThursday 25 august 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
‘Building the Perfect Data Scientist’ & ‘Data Storytelling’ – Aquila Insight
We have an excellent line up from Aquila Insight for our July (Glasgow) event. Aquila Insight is a data analytics company focused on extracting the maximum value from data, translating it into decisions which empower their clients to take better actions -http://www.aquilainsight.com/ The evening will consist of 2 presentations, followed by Q&A. "Data storytelling - why beautiful data is good data" Eleni Kotzampasaki (Analytics Team Leader) -https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eleni-kotzampasa...20 Trongate, Glasgow,Thursday 28 july 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Scotland Data Science and Technology featuring TVSquared Ltd and DMA Scotland
For the June edition of the Scotland Data Science and Technology Meetup we would like to welcome two fantastic speakers for an evening of insight into overcoming challenges in a big data environment and also the General Data Protection Regulation. Speaker 1: Hew Bruce-Gardyne, Co-Founder at TVSquared Ltd - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hew-bruce-gardyne-5944101 "Finding a neat solution to a big data problem is one thing. Keeping that solution working when you have 100s of customers that ...University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, EdinburghThursday 30 june 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00
Data Science Event Berlin
MBN are proud to announce that we will be hosting our first data event outside of the UK in one of the world's leading startup cities, Berlin. This event will take place on Thursday 21st April 2016 in Germany's largest startup campus, Factory. Factory brings best in class technology businesses together with early stage startups and talents by providing an outstanding work environment, quality events and a curated community of founders. Empowering entrepreneurs and innovators is our mission...Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, GermanyThursday 21 april 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00
Data Talent Scotland – Scotland’s Largest Data Talent Showcase
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, univer...Edinburgh EH12 5PJWednesday 16 march 2016 from 9:00 to 16:30
Gaining Insight from Data featuring IBM, Boots & STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council)
Join us for an engaging evening where we will hear how STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council), Boots and IBM gain Insight from their use of Data. At this event we will hear from Boots and how they use data to connect with their customers. In today’s multi-channel environment, each device has a different purpose. No longer do prospects (if they ever did) travel the linear path of the customer journey from information gathering to purchase. They skip back and forth; for example pu...76/78 Upper Ground South Bank - London SE1 9PZThursday 17 september 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00
Standard Life – Discovering the true Customer Journey
Through their use of Insight & Analytics tools, Big Data and a transformational people strategy Standard Life have successfully enhanced customer experience. At this event, you will hear why this remodelling was required, how it was achieved and what benefits companies can expect through application of similar projects. The event will comprise short presentations by Standard Life’s Stephen Ingledew, Managing Director, Customer & Marketing, Mary Harper, Head of Customer and Digital Marketing a...30 Lothian Road - Edinburgh - EH12 2DHWednesday 26 august 2015 from 17:30 to 21:00
Data Science Tips for Success featuring MoneySuperMarket
Data science is a hot topic among business and IT leaders and fulfilling your company’s dreams of capitalising on data science can be a daunting task. Our upcoming thought leadership event will feature Dr Orlando Machado, Chief Data Scientist for MoneySuperMarket, discussing data science tips for success and insights based on his own experiences at the UK’s largest price comparison website. Agenda 17:30 - Registration & Drinks 18:00 - Introduction - Paul Forrest, Chairman - MBN Soluti...Bloomsbury House 74-77 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DAThursday 16 july 2015 from 17:30 to 21:00
Customer Connectivity – Using Data & Analytics to Bring Science to Retail featuring ASOS & EBAY
As consumer behaviour continues to evolve, companies that leverage data and insights to understand demand and drivers will emerge winners. Customers are more demanding than ever before, their time and their loyalty is hard-won, purchases need to be made on the move and retailers who don’t move with the times are paying the price. Agenda 17:30 - Registration & Buffet 18:00 - Introduction - Paul Forrest, Chairman - MBN Solutions 18:10 - The Industry Perspective - Suresh Pillai, Head of Custome...Greater London House Hampstead Road London NW1 7FBThursday 26 february 2015 from 17:30 to 21:00
Business Insight and Big Data Maturity featuring IBM & Aridhia Informatics Ltd
The only certainty about Big Data and its related activities is that it represents much more opportunity than ever previously realised. However, this comes at a cost. MBN’s recent Big Data Survey supports a model for the maturity of people, skills and organisational responses to Big Data. Agenda 17:30 - Registration & Buffet 18:00 - Introduction - Michael Young, MBN 18:10 - The Results of our Survey and the State of Maturity in the Insight & Analytics sector MBN Big Data Survey - Paul Forr...Festival Square 50 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9WJThursday 5 june 2014 from 17:30 to 21:00