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How to hold onto your best data talent

As we come to the end of “the silly season” that July and August represent and normal service begins to resume in data teams throughout every shape and size of organisation, here, at MBN Towers, we’re bracing ourselves for the annual rush to market that a great number of data teams will take part in to ensure that the best talent are secured and in position for the beginning of next year.

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  • Data Science beyond packages and libraries

    Recap Summary

    We were delighted to be back in the MBN office in Glasgow for our most recent Data Science Community event, delivered in partnership with The Data Lab and Optima Partners.

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  • What’s in a title? A Data Science conundrum

    Having recruited in the Data Science field for over 7 years, there is a something that’s been bugging me from the start of my career which continues to bug me today.

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  • Boss 'n' Data Podcast Transitioning between academia and industry

    Welcome to the MBN Solutions Boss ‘n’ Data podcast show

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  • Data Projects – securing the win

    One of the hottest debates in the data space right now is the “success factor” discussion. 

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  • Moving Machine Learning from POC to Product

    Recap Summary

    We were delighted to be back meeting people again face to face in Edinburgh for our most recent Data Science Community event, delivered in partnership with The Data Lab and hosted by the University of Edinburgh at the impressive Bayes Centre.
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  • AI Right? Exploring Data Engineering with ML

    AI Right? Episode 9 – Exploring Data Engineering with ML

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  • Natural Language Processing and Graph Analytics

    Recap Summary

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  • The Future of Reward

    The events of the last two years have drawn the data industry’s attention towards reward in a way that arguably few other sectors have experienced in recent times. 

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  • In search of a diverse data sector

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been both a focus and a topic of fierce debate amongst data practitioners and talent experts for a number of years now. 

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  • Building a Self-Serving Data Platform - Modernising Data Engineering

    Recap Summary

    HubSpot Video
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  • AI Right? Large Language Models

    AI Right? Episode 8 – Large Language Models

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  • The Importance of Purpose in Work

    Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

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  • Diversity in the Workplace

    Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

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  • The Impact of Globalisation of Talent

    Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

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  • The Changing Shape of Reward Packages

    Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

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  • Embracing Globalisation and winning the 'War for Talent'

    Introduction

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  • Natural Language Processing and Graph Analytics

    As we step back into a Covid restriction-free world, MBN is delighted in announcing, in partnership with Logically, our first London Data Science event. This event will be focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Graph Analytics, a key part of Logically’s AI expertise, and an area of interest for many businesses and scientists today.

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  • What does a real purpose driven company look like?

    This is perhaps one of the most vexing questions faced by businesses post-pandemic.  The issue here is the high degree of subjectivity that may be applied in the interpretation of what a business thinks makes it purpose-driven and what their stakeholders believe would make it purpose-driven.

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  • AI Right? Supporting Humanitarian issues through Data & Tech

    AI Right? Episode 7 – Supporting Humanitarian issues through Data & Tech

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  • UK Data Salary Survey 2022

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  • AI Right?: Pathways into Machine Learning

    • AI Right? Episode 6 – Pathways into Machine Learning

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  • Data Talent Scotland

    I was delighted to host a panel at Data Talent Scotland earlier this month. It was exciting to be back at a face-to-face event, mixing with some of the biggest employers in the data industry as well as meeting and chatting with the next generation of data talent.

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  • Is your Company’s Mission Clear, Open and Focused?

    Introduction

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    Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science with Christina Boididou (BBC)

    In our new blog series, Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science, we asked industry leaders from across the UK what they expect to see from data science in 2022.

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  • Data Scientists Make Their Predictions for 2022

    2022 is fast approaching and the data science industry is showing no signs of slowing down, despite a year of rapid changing across the way people work, their compensation, benefits and a continually heating market that will face skills shortages well into 2022.

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  • Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science with Davide Anastasia (Audigent)

    In our new blog series, Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science we asked industry leaders from across the UK what they expect to see from data science in 2022.

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  • Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science with Gavin Allan

     

    In our new blog series, The Future of Data Science from Industry Leaders, we asked industry leaders from across the UK what they expect to see from the industry in 2022.

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  • A connected world

    Industry Leaders on the Future of Data Science with Martin Thorn (abrdn)

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  • An Apple Magic Keyboard sits on a desk

    Data Skills Workforce Development

    Around six years ago, I started collaborating with folks at The Data Lab (TDL). One of the many things we did together is the now well-established MSc Placement Programme. At the time I started working on it, it wasn’t a thing. Universities had always done placements, sure – but something as large and complex as what we had planned – nope, that was new. That was big and scary and different!

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  • A laptop on a desk with two note books. One is orange, one is blue.

    Forget the Top Dogs, Talk to the Humans

    So, that was Lockdown. The drift back to ‘normal’ has begun. Offices are re-opening, up and down the country, and shops and entertainment, too.

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  • A white page with 'branding and marketing' written on it in black ink

    The UK Data Market - Does your Tech Team have a brand?

    I work with businesses of every size and any sector, from the biggest names in telecoms, finance, and retail, to AI start-ups and data consultancies with 10 employees.

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  • a woman sits at her laptop, in front of a window over looking a city. Potted plants are on the desk.

    Reducing Barriers for Women in Tech with Strathclyde University

    Earlier in the month, I collaborated with Strathclyde Women+ in Tech to delivering a session on getting started in STEM and showcasing data literacy.

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