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.

  • Building an effective analytics team / Uplift Modelling: Spend Less & Sell More

    Presentation 1 - Building an effective analytics team - Elizabeth Hollinger - Head of Analytics & BI at Aggreko

    The adoption of analytics has accelerated over the last decade, and most organisations have created or developed an analytics function to drive insight from data. However, organisations often face challenges in being able to deliver true business value through their analytics team, and it can be difficult to obtain the right blend of skills to make sure the team is set up for success. In this talk, I’ll share my experience of working in analytics functions in both consulting and in industry and will share thoughts on what creates an effective analytics team, considering the important skills and capabilities that can drive success and add true value to an organisation.

    Elizabeth is the Head of Analytics and BI for Aggreko, and lea...

  • Note - we've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019.

    6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    Talk 1 "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help" - Dr Peter Winstanley of Scottish Government, and co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group

    Talk 2 The Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow (details to be finalised)


    Talk 1: "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help"

    The W3C Data Enchange Working Group is re-designing the vocabulary for publishing data catalogues on the web [DCAT] and creating recommendations on profiles and on content negotiation by application profile. This talk describes the work of the group and the challenges and opportunities that exist for the group and those with an interest in the area of data exchange using internet technology.

    Bio: Peter is the co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group, a contribu...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    Talk 1 "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI" - Marta Portugal, Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila.

    Talk 2 Tbc


    Talk 1: "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI"

    As AI & ML extend beyond the confines of the tech office, there is a need to better understand its many applications. This talk aims to debunk some of the myths about AI & ML surrounding expense, accessibility and redundancy and demonstrate how to extract value in commercial AI. Through an exploration of ‘Automation of Inspection Activities’, this talk will detail commercial AI in practice and discuss how to leverage AI fast, accurately and actionably.

    Bio: Marta Portugal is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila. She has experience working in Telecommunications, Insurance and Banking Industry and Oil and Gas Technology. She has most recently been working on image recognition and anomaly detection in the Oil &a...