Scots lifestyle is ‘magnet’ for young data scientists

GARETH MACKIE 08:55 Wednesday 16 March 2016 A survey of data science students has revealed only 7 per cent were attracted to the £216 billion industry by salary alone. The study, by the national innovation centre Data Lab, coincides with a conference being held in Edinburgh today aimed at showcasing career opportunities in the field of “big data”. Data Talent Scotland, taking place at the Assembly Rooms, will feature speakers from the likes of Deloitte, NHS Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and TSB, as well as fashion start-up Mallzee and health informatics specialist Aridhia. The “collider event”, hosted by Data Lab in partnership with recruitment firm MBN Solutions and youth entrepreneurship organisation WeAreTheFuture, will bring together more than 250 aspiring data scientists with employers and universities. Data Lab’s survey found…


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