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Data Talent Scotland 2016

Hardly a day goes by without a news article, a column or a blog setting out headlines of the promise of Big Data, Machine Learning and Predictive Insight and Analytics.  For many, the question that springs to mind is ’So what?’  At MBN, we have spent the last few years answering the ’so what’.  Whether by developing deep understanding and undertaking research into the subject, or by working closely with our exceptional community of data candidates, we occupy a Big Data leadership position across the UK and Europe that helps businesses to solve their complex data challenges.

It is with this in mind that we chose to get involved with the planning and execution of Data Talent Scotland 2016.  Scotland is at the forefront of the use of data scientists, econometricians and analysts.  Local businesses have access to some of the most talented people in the industry, but its not just about the local economy.  Scotland has a genuine prospect of becoming a world leading destination for ‘all things data’, machine learning and insight and analytics.  We are extremely excited to be a pivotal catalyst at this event that will bring the best and brightest and most talented people with deep skills and competencies together to help meet the needs of leading Scottish businesses and those multinational companies with a footprint in Scotland.  Transformation is on the agenda, ambition will be rife, ultimately, the real benefits will only be delivered if you, your business and your growth plans are represented and used to help ‘bridge’ with new data talent.

On the day, leading businesses, education and the public sector will be at the most important data event of 2016; bringing together 150 postgraduate data science students and 200 data enthusiasts, 11 universities and 50 businesses from across the country, if you’re not there, be ready to take second place or join a long queue to find such deep expertise and capable people.

The event – launched by Data Lab Scotland, MBN and WeAreTheFuture – will take place on Wednesday, 16th March at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Come and tell us what you think the future of data looks like and how we can help you to make it happen?