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.

  • Swirrl and Scottish Government Talk DATA....

    The Scottish Government is making our rich public sector data open for social and economic good. In statistics.gov.scot, 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 - www.linkedin.com

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  • Join us for this special event - the launch The Data Lab's Aberdeen Office.

    We'll kick off at 5pm with networking, food and drinks.

    Then we'll have some very special guests and speakers.

    More details to follow.

    [Header Photo by Keith Luke on Unsplash]

  • September's data meet-up is a showcase of projects of students who have just completed their MSc Data Science and AI at Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University.

    More details of each talk and speaker to follow.

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

    Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

  • 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: 4th September 2019 @ 6pm

    Outline:

    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...

  • Save the date!

    The first ever Highlands data science meetup will be taking place on the 19th of September, 2019. With this we will also be celebrating the opening of The Data Lab's Inverness office.

    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.

  • Scotland Fintech Festival - FinTech Scotland - www.fintechscotland.com

    Scotland Fintech Festival will take place in September 2019 between the 9th and the 27th across Scotland.

    The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

    Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup are delighted to have David Tracy – Chief Analytics Officer at Castlight Financial speaking at our event. We will be announcing our second speaker asap.

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

    www.linkedin.com

    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....

  • Scotland Fintech Festival - FinTech Scotland - www.fintechscotland.com

    Scotland Fintech Festival will take place in September 2019 between the 9th and the 27th across Scotland.

    The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

    Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup are delighted to have Doug Gowans - Technical Partner Manager - UiPath presenting.

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    Bringing an automation first mindset to finance. How Robotic Process Automation can bring Artificial Intelligence into the context of established business processes and customer interactions.

    Despite the failures, the promise of digital transformation remains.

    Intelligent automation finally enables banks to deliver on that promise.

    Speaker - Doug Gowans - Technical Partner Manager - UiPath - www.linkedin.com...