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MBN Solutions “Data Science Boot Camp” winners are...
The first place joint winners are Colin Spence, Project Lead at Material DNA and
Rocio Martinez, Analytical Consultant at Aquila Insight. The second prize goes to
Beata Mielcarek, IT Program Manager and Associate Data Scientist at CISCO.

MBN Sponsorship allows Rocio and Colin to attend the three-week full programme, and Beata will take part in the Machine Learning module. Participants will use the skills they learn to have a positive impact on their projects and organisations, and through it, contribute towards bringing benefits to Scotland’s economy.

Colin Spence mentions in his video: “When I heard about The Data Lab Boot Camp, I was really excited. It appears to be an accelerator programme that I could handle, that will give me the necessary understanding I need. Our goals at Material DNA is to create a globally scalable data platform that creates jobs and revenue for Scotland. Participation in the Boot Camp will be a significant contributor towards meeting this goal.”

Rocio Martinez said: “Ever since I started working, I noticed the need of learning new skills, specially now, in an evolving world that is demanding us to be the best we can be. I understand the need and power of analytics. I think the course aligns perfectly with me and who I am.”

After announcing the winners, Michael Young, CEO of MBN Solutions said: “We were pleasantly surprised with the content and passion in videos from all participants. It shows the appetite there is for this kind of short-term training opportunities, and for people in the industry to upskill and grow in the area of data science. This is the time for Scotland to invest in talent, and we at MBN Solutions are thrilled to be a part of it.”

Well Done again Colin, Rocio and Beata!
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ScotlandIS Announces New Board Members Announced – Congratulations to…
Russell Dalgleish!

Well Done to our very own Director/Board Advisor, Russell for becoming the new board member of ScotlandIS for Small to Medium sized companies in Scotland.

Russell is a scottish serial entrepreneur, investor and supporter of Scottish business.
Although his home is Linlithgow, his career has been spent working from London and internationally in Technology, Engineering, Professional Services, Finance, Energy and Creative sectors. As founder of Exolta Capital Partners he leads a team of senior professionals who work to develop and implement growth strategies for SME businesses.

His core areas of focus is on Leadership, Value Creation and Strategic thinking. He is a regular speaker at events on Entrepreneurship and Leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi.

ScotlandIS is our trade body which represents the interests of those working in the IT and Digital sectors here in Scotland. As someone who has worked in this sector his whole career, Russell has much to offer!

The elections generated a considerable level of interest among members with 19 nominees representing different sections of the membership and fierce competition for the four vacant places.

Congratulations Russell!

Check out Russell’s bid for ScotlandIS here!
Promotions at MBN
‘Building the Perfect Data Scientist’ & ‘Data Storytelling’
– Aquila Insight.
It was great to see everyone who attended Glasgow’s second Meetup at the Tontine Building.

Thanks to Eleni Kotzampasaki and Jonathan Forbes; from Aquila Insight, who presented topics on “Why beautiful data is good data” and “how to build the perfect data scientist.”

Eleni Kotzampasaki, Analytics Lead, opened the evening with a fascinating
presentation around “Data Storytelling”.
In her presentation, Eleni discussed the variety of techniques she uses to “bring data to life” including her personal philosophy regarding the use of narratives and themes within analytical visualisations. I think it’s fair to say it’s the first time we’ve had Ancient Greek Myths and Legends included in a Meet-Up discussion!

Following Eleni, Jonathan Forbes took to the stage.
In his role as Chief Architect of Engineering and Analytics with Aquila Insight, Jonathan has a very clear idea of the skills, technologies and approaches that he believes form the perfect balance between Data Science and Engineering. In a humorous, interactive presentation Jonathan talked about “Building the Perfect Data Scientist – An Engineer’s Humble View” – with some excellent examples of classic Scientist/Engineering partnerships from technology and beyond.

Thanks to both speakers and we hope those who attended or watched the live stream enjoyed the night.

Information on Septembers MeetUp in Glasgow can be found here!

Join here!
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MBN Academy - Test Time!
MBN Academy is a key component in the MBN sphere of operations. The focus on education, training, career advice and guidance are designed to support MBN’s engagement with all ‘interested parties’ from corporate entities looking to make their first hire in this sector through to university students and onto experienced and lateral hires.

The model allows our Consultants the opportunity to continually stay in touch with the latest trends and emerging Technologies. 
As part of this, consultants are tested regularly. This month they sat a written Technology test. Answers were great and scores were close, however, well done to John Tempany who came first!
Keep Up with MBN Events!

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. 

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. 
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Lauren Marshall
MBN Jobs (UK & Europe)

In a field saturated by many lookalike recruitment consultancies, MBN is a truly different business. Priding ourselves on values of deep, real subject matter knowledge, a passionate approach to developing our own consultants and a strategy placing our clients at the heart of our business, MBN are a true market defining ‘People Solutions’ business.

MBN specialises in people solutions, recruitment and search business for the Insight & Analytics, Blockchain, Information & Technology and Digital & Marketing Sectors.

With offices in London and Glasgow but a reach to all parts of the world, MBN can support complex search requirements globally through out partner network.

Haddon Mcpherson
MBN Recruitment

Over the last few weeks Michael Young; CEO, Robin Huggins; Head of Business Development and Peter Docherty; Head of people solutions have all been meeting and interviewing a large amount of people – mostly recent graduates – to select an intake for the MBN Academy’s Graduate Recruiter program.

We’ve advertised ourselves and used the services of some excellent specialist recruitment firms to allow us the best possible view of the available raw talent on the market in Glasgow at the moment.

We look forward to meeting our successful candidates in September!

Why is Data becoming established in the C-Suite?
Written by Michael Young
August 2016
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Lead Data Scientist
£120k + bonus + benefits
Central London
Job Spotlight: Senior Data Scientist, London
Insight & Analytics
Information Technology
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