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
    Olivia Gambelin
    Co-founder & CEO at Ethical Intelligence
    Olivia is an AI Ethicist who works with tech entrepreneurs to understand the importance of ethics in AI development and usage. Olivia believes that artificial intelligence offers unheard of opportunities for innovation in technology but which can only be realized through responsible and ethical practices. Olivia is originally from the Bay Area, where she started her career working in digital marketing for startups. Olivia holds an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, her dissertation concentration on moral responsibility and self-driving cars, a BA in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship from Baylor University, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Tech Scotland Advocates.

    Speaker 2
    Angus Addlesee, Machine Learning Engineer and Researcher studying a PhD in Artificial Intelligence

    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
    7:00 PM – 7.30 PM: Olivia Gambelin, Co-founder & CEO at Ethical Intelligence
    7.30 PM -...

  • Tonight we have a special event which we are co-hosting with ScotlandIS's Data Cluster.

    As always we will have pizza, beer and networking from 6.30pm, then we have three speakers:

    Speaker 1 Katy Guthrie - "A brief intro to ScotlandIS Data Cluster. "

    Katy is Head of Data at ScotlandIS. She runs ScotlandISData which is designed to assist companies supplying data driven products or services within Scotland. By understanding and mapping out the industry, Katy aims to identify and address the needs of the data tech sector, foster collaboration, and both demonstrate and grow the depth and breadth of capability within Scotland. Prior to leading ScotlandISData, Katy worked in a variety of data and analytics roles within Financial Services.

    Speaker 2 - Chris Ayres. "OPEX - supplying data science services to the Oil & Gas industry"

    Chris is Chief Operating Officer for OPEX Group, a leading provider of data science and predictive analysis services for the oil and gas industry. A chartered en...

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

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    Speaker 2 -

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

    Photo by Glen Noble on Unsplash

  • This meet-up is on the SECOND Tuesday of March to bring it under the umbrella of Data Fest Fringe programme.

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 - tbc

    Speaker 2 -tbc

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

    Photo by Joshua Fuller on Unsplash

  • Come along and join our new vibrant and growing community of data enthusiasts in the Highlands!

    We meet quarterly in An Lochran and are for anyone interested in data, data science, AI, technical developments or organisational implications of taking a data driven approach. Come along, find out more and join our community.

    We will kick off at 5pm for food and drinks.
    Speakers will be confirmed soon.

    The Data Lab acts as a catalyst, supporting the community to blaze new trails, solve big problems, and lead on the world stage.

    We do not work in isolation to move data science forward in Scotland, but rather with our network of partners and the wider data science community. We help to make things happen with our community, not just for them, and we encourage collaboration as a driving force for innovation.

    Sponsored by HIE and The Data Lab

    For information on this and all our Inverness events contact

  • This will be a joint event with the Project Data Analytics group who are now running their own meet-ups in Aberdeen

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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

    Photo by Vlad Hilitanu on Unsplash