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
    Angus Neilson - Technical Architect at Wood Mackenzie

    Working for the last year + on the new data platform for Wood Mackenzie with a focus on data ingestion framework and processing using Kafka, Python, Java and AWS Serverless. Keen interest in Data Engineering.

    The Metamorphosis of Data at Wood Mackenzie

    Wood Mackenzie have been on a journey of transformation from a highly influential but traditional Data Analyst business to becoming a leading technology company providing insights at scale to customers and partners in the global energy sector. From ingestion and processing to delivery to their Wood Mackenzie Lens® platform ( Angus will be focusing on the data platform which is being built at Wood Mackenzie and the journey that they have been through using a range of different technology. He will be talking about how the technology that they are using and how it is essentiall...

  • November's data meet-up.

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm

    Talk 1 (19:00) - Jens Rasmussen - "Fish and Chips: The data journey of fish from the ocean to our plates."

    Talk 2 (19:45) - Dr Eyad Elyan, RGU - "Learning from Imbalanced Datasets: Challenges and Opportunities with Real World Examples and Applications"

    Talk 1 - Jens Rasmussen.
    Jens works as data manager in Marine Scotland – a government directorate tasked with looking after Scottish Seas. Arriving in Scotland 20 years ago, he initially worked as a research scientist in marine ecology. 10 years ago, he formally took on the job as data manager, and have since worked on opening up data and information about the Scottish Seas, improving the way in which data are stored, organised and published. He also collaborates with colleagues across the UK and Internationally through membership of various executive, advisory and expert groups on marine data management. But he also still dives into code,...

  • Register all your details here for the full day event - - The panel members and time will be updated ASAP

    Expert Panel Discussion on the challenges facing Data-led organisations and Practitioners in an age where ethics and privacy concerns must be balanced against the increasingly sophisticated tools and technologies available for Insight.

    Panelist 1 - Jedidiah Francis - CEO Labs -

    Founder and CEO of (pronounced Jedi), a Startup Studio. Previously founded and led the Machine Learning team at designing and building personalisation products.

    He works at the intersection of business strategy, product design, machine learning and AI. 10+ years of experience in research, leading technical teams and building scalable machine learning software.

    Panelist 2 - TBC

    Panelist 3 - TBC

    Panelist 4 - TBC

  • Our final data meet-up of 2019.

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Talk 1 (19:00) - tbc

    Talk 2 (19:45) - tbc


    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

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