Business Data Partners (BDP) is sponsoring Data Talent Scotland as part of DataFest 2018. Following this announcement we wanted to cover what DataFest and Data Talent Scotland are, and why we’re taking part in this fantastic event.

What is DataFest & Data Talent?

DataFest is a data innovation festival run by The Data Lab in Scotland from the 19th to 23rd March 2018. DataFest consists of a number of events across Scotland including Data Summit and Data Talent. We are proud silver sponsors’ of the Data Talent event, held at the Glasgow Crowne Plaza on the 20th March. Data Talent brings together data science and engineering students with employers from across the country. Check out their website here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Data Talent Network

Why We’re Sponsoring Data Talent

As silver sponsors of Data Talent we’re obviously big fans of the event, but why? For Business Data Partners, Data Talent presents us with the opportunity to meet data orientated students looking to move into the workforce. Being involved with an event that showcases the data science field is fantastic; these skills are becoming increasingly important and sought after in our industry. Erin Boyle, Recruitment Program Manager, had this to say:

“Business Data Partners has supported DataFest from it’s inception. With the event now in it’s third year, it’s a really exciting time for us to get involved with Data Talent for the second time. This gives us the opportunity to speak to the future data workforce and find out more about what they’re doing now, what they’d like to be doing in the future, and how we can help them get there as part of BDP”

Where Can You Find BDP at Data Talent?

Exhibition stand

On March 20th at Glasgow Crowne Plaza, Business Data Partners will be at stand 37 of Data Talent. You can pop by to meet some of our friendly team: Victoria Keenan, Alex Ripley, Ehab El Badrawi, and Erin Boyle. They’ll be there from 9am to talk all things data and analytics, what BDP do, and the current opportunities to join the BDP team.


At 2pm, Erin and Ehab will be hosting a workshop which you can sign-up for here. Our workshop, The Curious Incident of the Accidental Scientist, covers Ehab’s experience from Engineering Graduate to BDP Junior Consultant. During the workshop Erin will also provide an overview of the BDP Graduate Program and current opportunities at BDP. There will be a Q&A session at the end to ask the team anything and everything about data, life as a consultant, and the industry we work in.

Follow us on social media for more updates in the lead up to the event as well as on the day where we will be posting across Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. If you’d like to speak to any of our team about Data Talent, current opportunities at BDP,  or anything else, please get in touch here.


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