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MBN are delighted to be Networking Partners for
Scotland Datathon 2017

20th - 21st March | Edinburgh |
Saltire Court, 
20 Castle Terrace

Scotland Datathon 2017
www.edinburghfintech.com/ 

This will be Scotland’s first ever Datathon and will be held
over two days in March.


Date: Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st March 2017
Venue: Deloitte Office, Edinburgh Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace,
Edinburgh, EH1 2DB



Data is the essence of fintech.

– DAY ONE –
The brightest minds from data science and financial services will come together at the Deloitte Greenhouse in Edinburgh.

Forming teams together with non-technical individuals, the datathon will compete to solve a challenge, in a high octane environment.

This is open to anyone and a large variety of skills will be used throughout the event including data analysis, visualisation techniques, presentation skills and product development.

 

– DAY TWO –
We will hear from the innovators who are driving the fintech movement, how they are using data, and what Open Banking will mean for the future.

We will also hear 5 minute pitches from the teams competing in the datathon, and a winner will be crowned.

 

Agenda

DAY 1 – Monday 20 March 2017

12:00    Opening Remarks

12:15    Introduction to the DATATHON challenge
Assignment of teams and logistics

13:00    DATATHON COMMENCES!

00:00    Offices close, end of DAY 1

 

DAY 2 – Tuesday 21 March 2017

7:00     Offices open, start of DAY 2

13:00     DATATHON WORK TIME CONCLUDES

13:00     Opening Address

13:10     What is Open Banking?
Bill Roberts (CMA) in discussion with Gavin Littlejohn

13:30     How will the everyday man and woman benefit from Open Banking?
Open sharing of our data, will we be protected?
Steve Tigar (Money Dashboard)
Dave Stubley (7 Elements)

14:15     What does Open Banking mean for business?
We will explore how banks will innovate faster,  and fintech collaboration.
Ed Molyneux (FreeAgent)
Colin Hewitt (Float)

14:45     Coffee and tea break

15:00     Introduction to the judging panel

15:10     DATATHON pitching competition

16:15     What can financial services learn from the fashion industry?
Jedidiah Francis (ASOS Head of Data) discusses the application of DATA in machine learning and customisation

16:45     Presentations of DATATHON winning team

17:00     Wrap up
 

More information can be found here!

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