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.

  • This meetup is part of Fintech Scotland Fortnight - www.fintechscotland.com

    This Meetup will be in Glasgow - Location TBC

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

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    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 Ins...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    7pm “The need for Awesome Data Quality” - Jan Saevanee

    Abstract
    Do you hate inconsistent excel worksheets? Have you heard the saying rubbish in rubbish out? We want to share our story on these issues and search for a solution with you.

    Due to unclear requirements, unformatted and inconsistent data structure the Business Intelligence team had a setback while creating data visualization reports. The team spent a lot of time in the ETL process. Which meant that we created less valuable reports. The value was lost because we did not understand the vision and the story behind the need for such visualizations. Our proposal is to create a data pipeline and qualification process.”

    Jan is part of Business Intelligence team at Aberdeen City Council. The BI team is responsible for creating data visualisation to help decision makers make a better decisions based on evidence. Jan will present the topic alongside Real and Maksim, internship students from university of A...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Details to follow.

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

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    Photo by H Gauster on Unsplash.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Details to follow.

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

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    Photo by Filios Sazeides on Unsplash.