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 (3)

Highlands Data Meet-up with Ken Sutherland, Canon Medical Research Europ

Link will be made available to those who RSVP. “AI in Medicine: Are Radiologists going to be out of a job?” Ken Sutherland is a Director of the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategic development and operational control of Canon Medical Research Europe. He is a member of Canon Medical Systems Global R&D leadership, and serves as an industry advisor to the Scottish Government on the Life Sciences Industry Leadership Group. He was Chair of the Scottish Lifesciences Association from 2014 to 2018. Ken returned to Edinburgh in August 2007 to join Canon Medical Research Europe as R&D General Manager, having previously held the post of Operations Director for a European multinational running its imaging R&D facility in Cambridge. He studied Electronics and Computer Science at Edinburgh University and has a PhD in image analysis and four years postdoctoral research experience in medical image analysis.

Is your business using your output - Martin Thorn (Head of Data Science)

Is your business using your output - Presentation by Martin Thorn (Head of Data Science) - Standard Life Aberdeen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-thorn This event is part of the Scotland Fintech Festival - https://www.fintechscotland.com/scotland-fintech-festival/

The “Art and Science” of Analytics & Data Science:We should all be like Leonardo

The “Art and Science” of Analytics and Data Science: We should all be like Leonardo Point of the talk: This is drawn primarily from experiences in the domain of customer insight and customer experience. We think of analytics mainly as a hard ‘science’ but there is a growing importance to consider some more intangible sides to analytics: why do customers think the way they do (e.g. behavioural economics), why do stakeholders make decisions the way they do (e.g. influencing senior decision-makers)? • What are some areas where the ‘art of analytics’ is often underplayed? • What are some areas where the ‘science of persuasion’ is often underused? • How can these be melded in interesting ways? • Why do many firms fail to do this? • What could you do about this in your teams / careers? Presenter - Nick Hall - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-hall-3a2a5 For the last 6 years Nick has led the Barclays Analytics Centre of Excellence – a team of 140+ analytics and data science professionals who use analytics to grow the Barclays retail and business banking franchise as well as build data products derived from the bank’s transactional data. He started life as a geek, when it was much less cool: pre-web and practically pre-PC. He spent 6 years at IBM and then 16 years as a strategy consultant building and deploying data capabilities for clients in financial services and the consumer goods sector (mainly beer). His focus was on analysing customer-level behaviour data and blending this with research-based insights – to grow revenues, manage for value, manage risk or optimise capital use. Both his personal and professional interest now is in pursuing his ‘geeky origins’ and helping businesses drive more commercial and strategic value out of their data through the application of data science, AI, human creativity and managing the business decision-making process. This event is part of Scotland Fintech Festival - https://www.fintechscotland.com/scotland-fintech-festival/

Photos (277)

Find us also at