Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp: Scotland Fintech Festival - Castlight Financial & Effini Talk Data Science

Scotland Fintech Festival - FinTech Scotland -

Scotland Fintech Festival will take place in September 2019 between the 9th and the 27th across Scotland.

The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup are delighted to have David Tracy – Chief Analytics Officer at Castlight Financial and Jo Watts Founder of Effini speaking at our event.

Presentation 1 - David Tracy - Chief Analytics Officer - Castlight Financial

David is responsible for ensuring Castlight’s products leverage the latest state-of-the-art data science techniques, and for creating innovative new products to help lending institutions and consumers take advantage of the new opportunities afforded by open banking, by giving them the tools they need to make better financial decisions.

David has built and led data science teams in the UK and internationally, most recently founding and developing the data science team at web-based fantasy sports company FanDuel, where he mechanised advanced methods of data modelling to predict the behaviour of its 6 million registered users. David has also worked widely across the UK and Europe’s insurance sector at Kwik-Fit Insurance, Ageas and Tesco Bank. During his time in the analytics department at Tesco Bank he was responsible for using data science to support the marketing function by building tools to forecast consumer behaviour and develop evidence-based “what-if” scenario modelling.

Presentation 2 - Jo Watts Founder of Effini -

Presentation Details:

Setting up a data team from scratch in a Fintech startup”

- start with your data model
- privacy up front
- data engineers not data scientists to get things moving

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: David Tracy - Chief Analytics Officer - Castlight Financial
7.30 PM – 8.00 PM: Jo Watts Founder of Effin
8.00 - 8.15 PM – Q & A Session
8.15 PM - 9.00 PM: Networking and Drink

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This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.