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Talent4Point0 Edinburgh Launch

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following the huge success of the Glasgow launch for Talent40, we are hosting the launch all over again in Edinburgh!

We’re all about inclusion. Our aim is to support and promote Data & Technology Talent – regardless of gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity, socio-economic or cultural background. We want true meritocracy within organisations – where barriers to entry, promotion and success are removed – and true Talent rises to the top of a richly diverse workforce.

We’re all about connection. We have a focus on helping all individuals progress from the classroom to the boardroom and a network in place to make this happen. We recognise the conscious and subconscious barriers that exist within modern workplaces, and want to collaborate with individuals and organisations who see the world as we do.

We’re all about progression. We aim to help everyone make the most of their prospects to be the best Data & Technology practitioners, able to fulfil the most challenging assignments, projects and roles. Talent 4.0 is a destination for Data & Technology education, thought leadership, leadership development, networking and mentoring opportunities to help everyone be the best they can be.

With a robust network, access to jobs, training, skills and networking, we are a one stop place for inclusion and diversity in Data & Technology, helping to propel individual careers and the overall Talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial workforce.


It is our pleasure to introduce…

Ivan Mckee

Ivan’s career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia. Early in his career, Ivan spent two years with VSO in Bangladesh. He is currently a trustee of the charity CEI, which supports education and health projects in Bangladesh. Ivan has been MSP for Glasgow Provan since May 2016. Brought up in Glasgow, he studied at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Newcastle.

Elizabeth Hollinger

Elizabeth is the head of Analytics and BI for Aggreko, and leads a team of data engineers, data scientists, analysts and developers who use data to drive value across their global business, She has spent the last 12 years working in a variety of industries, helping them use their data to solve business problems, she has a passion for helping people understand the value of data and loves to communicate complex ideas in a simple way to enable effective insight-driven decision making.

Damian Anderson

After overcoming many obstacles, Damien is working towards a future that he would like to see through his PhD studies. His work is focused on the development of new AI techniques in video games which may give us a glimpse into what the future of AI holds.

Rob Huggins

As Director of Academy & Client Services at MBN Solutions, Rob has spent his career at the sharp end of Talent Acquisition practice for the Data & Technology sectors. Working as Delivery Partner for The Data Lab’s MSc. Placement Programme, Rob designed and deployed the highly successful Employability framework that has seen over 200 aspirant Data practitioners placed into Scottish organisations over the last 3 years. In addition to sitting on The University of Glasgow’s School of Maths & Stats Industrial Advisory Board and acting as Talent Lead for DMA Scotland, Rob was recently recognised by Data IQ as one of their most influential Data and Analytics practitioners in UK organisations.


Thursday 23rd January 2019, 6pm – 9pm

Deloitte, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DB

18.00 – 18.30


Networking & Refreshments

18.30 – 18.40


Ivan McKee MSP

Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government

18.40 – 18.50

Intro to Talent4Point0

Elizabeth Hollinger

Head of Analytics and BI, Aggreko

18.50 – 19.35

My Journey

Damian Anderson

PhD Student, University of Strathclyde

19.35 – 20.10

Q&A (Online + Audience Questions)

Talent4Point0 Team

20.10 – 20.15


Rob Huggins

Director of Academy and Client Services, MBN Solutions

20.15 – 21.00

Networking & Refreshments


January 23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DB
Edinburgh, EH1 2DB GB
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