What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Explainable AI in Credit Scoring

ONE Tech Hub

Explainable AI in Credit Scoring

Credit scoring and the wider credit risk assessment within financial institutions and banks is on the brink of next big leap namely implementing end-to-end fully automated machine learning profiling and credit scoring process. EU GDPR and later UK GDPR introduced so called “right to explanation” which prescribes that any negative decision which have legal or similar effect on customers should have an option to be explained by a human if asked. The problem industry faces that these highly accurate machine learning models are not interpretable in the ordinary way. This talk would shed some light on inner working of one of this black-boxes called XGBoost.

Speaker Max Bass - FinTech enthusiast and generalist who worked for a number of years in the banking industry.
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This is a hybrid event, and we welcome in-person attendees to join us from 6pm for pizza, drinks, and networking. Online attendees can join from 6.15pm, with presentations starting at 6.30pm.

If you wish to attend online, please book a place AND email [masked] to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Please note our policy for reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
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The Aberdeen Meet-ups are hosted by Code The City and are supported by The Data Lab, Scotland IS and Opportunity North East.

Photo - an upscaled version using AI Image Upscaler of Dollar Savings Bank, CC BY-SA 3.0 US , via Wikimedia Commons

Scaling with technology and data teams in financial services and FinTech

Join us as our panel of industry experts discuss approaches to scaling with technology and data teams in financial services.

Please register here - Scaling with technology and data teams in financial services and FinTech Tickets, Tue 13 Dec 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

Data and technology have had an extraordinary impact on financial services over recent years, from banking, credit and payments, to insurance, personal finance and even regulation.

But challenges still exist. Progress at scale requires a complex mix of talent and technology, and the right conditions for growth can be difficult for businesses to achieve.

Join us as our panel of industry experts discuss approaches to scaling with technology and data teams in financial services.

Our panelists will discuss:

-How to build data and technology teams around strategic business priorities

-Leveraging technology and data solutions to meet your customers financial needs

-Key considerations and challenges when scaling your team

-How to scale and manage regulatory change

At the end of the panel discussion we will be opening up for audience Q&A followed by some early Christmas festivities, celebrating together and networking with peers over drinks, pizzas and nibbles.

Confirmed Speakers

Marilena Karanika, Head of Data Innovation, Experian
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marilena-karanika

Marilena Karanika is the Head of Data Innovation at Experian, providing data and analytics support across different product domains such as affordability, credit risk and insurance. She has been voted Innovator of the Year 2021 in the Women in Credit Awards.

Robert Betts, Executive Director, JP Morgan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertwbetts

Robert is a non-typical thinker. He is an Open Source and inclusive workplace advocate. A dotcom veteran with many years of experience across Finance, Banking, Investment Management and Fintech startups. Currently an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase, Asset and Wealth Management and serving as the Regional lead for Managed Accounts, Client Data and Client Service Technology.

Vicky Byrom, Chief Data & Analytics Office Officer, Zumo
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicky-byrom-00270582

Vicky has over 20 years experience delivering analytics projects across both private and public sectors, enabling companies to effectively use their data to make better decisions. She currently is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for the crypto wallet app Zumo, and has previously headed up the data functions within FinTech scale up Modulr.

Keith Harrison, Head of Software Development , Nude
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithdharrison

Keith has over 20 years of commercial experience in software development and has helped many companies in financial services and other sectors to develop software products.

Keith is currently working as Head of Development for Nude, a fintech startup helping people save for their first home.

Gordon Jackson, Head of Personalisation Products, Natwest
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gordon-jackson-6a884533

Gordon is Head of Personalisation Products at Natwest. He is an established leader of customer experience and digital transformation through data, analytics and marketing platforms. I

Event Chair
Robin Huggins, Director of Client Services, MB Solutions
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinhuggins

As Director of Client Services for MBN Solutions, Rob has spent over two decades at the sharp end of Talent Acquisition practice for the Data sector.

Rob also now hosts a data leadership focussed podcast called Boss’n’Data and has been recognised by Data IQ as one of their 100 most influential Data and Analytics practitioners in UK organisations for two years running.

Agenda;

6pm: Arrival and networking with drinks and pizza

6:30pm: Panel discussion

7:30pm: Audience Q&A

7:45pm: Networking with drinks

8:30pm Close

Abandon Jupyter and embrace Quarto to effectively communicate data science.

This session will be our first mash-up of the Aberdeen Data Meetup and the Aberdeen Python User Group. It will feature a single speaker and then the opportunity for those who want to stay on to do some Python coding. Bring a laptop if you can and join in!

"Abandon Jupyter and embrace Quarto to effectively communicate data science." - Arturo Regalado

In this talk Arturo will introduce you to Quarto, an open-source library and technical publishing system. Quarto allows you to create compelling reports, web pages, blog posts, books and more using plain text markdown while integrating your Python code.

Join us to discover a workflow that overcomes the limitations of Jupyter Notebooks when communicating results of data analysis.

About the presenter:
Arturo is an energy economist and data analyst with over six years of experience in processing and interpreting data to give actionable insights for decision makers in different industries. He has work for market advisory firms in the oil and gas industry and oversaw open data initiatives for the Anticorruption System in Mexico.

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This is a hybrid event, and we welcome in-person attendees to join us from 6pm for pizza, drinks, and networking. Online attendees can join from 6.15pm, with presentations starting at 6.30pm.

If you wish to attend online, please book a place AND email [masked] to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Please note our policy for reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
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The Aberdeen Meet-ups are hosted by Code The City and are supported by The Data Lab, Scotland IS and Opportunity North East.

Photo by Pinar Kucuk on Unsplash

North East Data Meetup, February 2023

ONE Tech Hub

TBA
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This is a hybrid event, and we welcome in-person attendees to join us from 6pm for pizza, drinks, and networking. Online attendees can join from 6.15pm, with presentations starting at 6.30pm.

If you wish to attend online, please book a place AND email [masked] to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Please note our policy for reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
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The Aberdeen Meet-ups are hosted by Code The City and are supported by The Data Lab, Scotland IS and Opportunity North East.

Photo - an upscaled version using AI Image Upscaler of Dollar Savings Bank, CC BY-SA 3.0 US , via Wikimedia Commons

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