Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp

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.

  • Speaker 1 - Ewan Nicolson - Lead Data Scientist at BBC -

    Ewan is a Lead Data Scientist who recently joined the BBC Voice and AI team in Glasgow. Prior to joining the BBC he's worked in industry with data and computers for the past 15 years. He'll be talking about some of the machine learning and data work that the BBC are doing.

    Speaker 2 - TBC

    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
    7:00 PM – 7:40 PM: Ewan Nicolson - Lead Data Scientist at BBC - + Q&A
    7:40 PM – 8:20 PM: TBC
    8.20 PM - 9.00 PM: Networking and Drink

  • Join us in our new home at the ONE Tech Hub, which is home to the great ONE Codebase, at 6.30 for networking over pizza and beers.

    7pm. Talk One: "Would you share your medical data?" - Euan Blackledge of Sopra Steria

    7:45. Talk Two: "The Aberdeen Air Quality Project: progress to date, and what's next?" - the project team shares their thoughts.

    Talk One:
    "Would you share your medical data?" - Euan Blackledge of Sopra Steria

    As part of an EU funded research grant, Serums -, is attempting to do to medical data what open banking is doing for financial data.

    For its data lake, they are looking at creating a layer of data stored in a Data Vault structure, allowing for changes to be applied throughout the course of the project. The structure of the Data Vault itself will be driven by the extraction of metadata by AI.

    This session will walk through the project's initial plans for this.

    Bio: Euan is a software developer for Sopra Steria. Cur...

  • We are pleased to invite you to our first AI Tech North conference.

    To secure a seat please sign-up on (Please note MEETUP TICKET WILL NOT BE VALID! Meetup ticket will only give access to the AI exhibition)

    AI Tech North Conference 2019 is the first Artificial Intelligence conference in the North of England where AI leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts are coming together! Join us on the 20th of July at the Queens Hotel in Leeds City Centre for 5 Keynote Sessions, 18 Tech Sessions, AI Demos and plenty of networking opportunities.

    A platform for innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to share knowledge and collaborate to make a difference. Ultimately, bringing innovations of tomorrow, today!

    Find out about how Artificial Intelligence and a well thought through AI strategy enhance businesses by increasing sales, improving customer experience, automating work processes and providing predictive analysis.

    Learn more about Mac...

  • Swirrl and Scottish Government Talk DATA....

    The Scottish Government is making our rich public sector data open for social and economic good. In, we have an open data portal that can be used for free, by anyone and without restriction. It contains a wealth of information that describes our country and how it is changing.

    For data experts, this includes API access as standard, to our 5* linked open data. This data infrastructure is used by Official Statistics producers from public bodies across Scotland to disseminate the information that they create. We have committed, in the Open Government Action Plan, to increase the amount of public sector data published as open data, and to make this information easier to find, understand and reuse.

    Outline for the talk:

    • What the site is
    • What's in there
    • What the opportunities are for analysts to use it
    • Example applications

    Speakers Bio's -

    Bill Roberts -

    Bill Rober...

  • This is a joint Scotland Data Science & Technology and Scottish Blockchain Meetup

    Title: Towards Anonymization for Learning, Transactions and Credentials Within Distributed Trust Infrastructures

    Speakers: Will Abramson, Liam Bell, Bill Buchanan, Adam Hall: Blockpass ID Lab.

    Date: 27th August 2019 @ 6pm


    GDPR defines an increased focused on encryption and pseudo-anonymization. But many recent data breaches have shown that organisations often have poor practice when it comes to the anonymisation of personally identifiable information. And so, in future systems, we need to focus on the anonymisation the lowest layers of our data gathering, and then identify methods of revealing the information. But how are we going to apply machine learning into infrastructure which use encrypted data? And how are we going to identify individuals within anonymised infrastructures? And how are we going to be able to regulate for consent, privacy and governance?

    This Meetup will outline cu...

  • Save the date!

    The first ever Highlands data science meetup will be taking place on the 12th of September, 2019.

    Details of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Come along for some beer and pizza, and meet other like minded individuals interested in data science in your local community. This event is open to people with all levels of data science knowledge.

    This will mark the start of our quarterly meetup in the Highlands, and we want to hear from you about how we should shape it. If you have any suggestions for topics, speakers, demos, or discussions please get in touch and let us know.