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Beard Season with Jimmy Niggles

Jimmy Niggles, the founder of Beard Season, is selling his beard for $1,000,000. In the season 3 finale, Cory and Kyle sit down with Jimmy at Cafe Salina in beautiful Bronte Beach Australia. Jimmy shares with us the history of Beard Season, the importance of having your skin checked, and how beards can help save someone's life. We also discuss how Jimmy met Sir Richard Branson and speculate on the future of BeardCoin. The Big Data Beard Team has proudly become ambassadors the The Beard...


Immuta Platform with CTO, Steve Touw

In Episode 54, Erin K. Banks and Brett Roberts met with Steve Touw, CTO of Immuta and he runs the product roadmap for the company which means he talks to customers a lot and he plans out the vision of the company and what they work on. Immuta, is a data management platform that was built to manage access and control of data and to help manage privacy when building machine learning models. They lean towards enabling compliance and ethical data science operations in organizations. We review...


Data Wrangling Made Simple with Trifacta

Join Cory and Brett as they sit down with Joe Hellerstein to explore one of the most challenging and time consuming parts of the data science process. Regardless of if you call it Data Wrangling, Cleansing or Munging anyone who has had to do this knows how difficult it is but how crucial it is for the analytics process. Joe, the CTO and Co-Founder of Trifacta explains why this is so challenging and how Trifacta helps automate and simplify this process. Joe also gives his thoughts on the...


How Bühler is using Data Analytics and IOT to Feed the World

Join Cory and Erin as they sit down with Stuart Bashford, CDO at Bühler Group to discuss how IOT, data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain are impacting food production. Today, we loose or waste 30% of the food we produce as it travels along the supply chain and at this rate, there are growing concerns about being able to feed the planet with healthy and nutritious food in the future. Stuart discussion how Bühler is helping solve this problem and enabling massive improvements...


Machine Learning Projects at Shell with Dan Jeavons

Join Cory and Kyle as they sit down with Dan Jeavons, General Manager of Data Science at Shell. Dan is responsible for a team that builds data centered solutions for multiple areas of Shell. Some projects include geo-steering in wells, predictive maintenance, and computer vision projects. We also touch on how to execute on these projects using edge computing and IoT Hub on Microsoft Azure. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle. Please go check him'll thank us!


RSA CTO discusses Artificial Intelligence and the Security Landscape

In episode 50, Cory Minton and Erin K. Banks talk with Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO of RSA, shares his experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security. He discusses the hype of Artificial Intelligence and what are the important things to keep in mind, situations where the technology should and should not be used, and the use of AI against threat actors as well as threat actors using the technology. It is a great conversation with a technologist that been studying the techniques and just...


A Year in Review with David Fearne: Retrospectives and Predictions

Join Cory and Brett as they sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus David Fearne one year since he was first on the podcast. A year later, David is now the Global Practice Lead for Data Analytics at ArrowECS and he gives the audience an update on some of the exciting projects he has been working on over the past year as well renewed perspectives into the world of analytics. The team also gets his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and his predictions for the future of AI as well as its...


Splunk for Industrial IoT with Seema Haji

Seema Haji, Director of Product Marketing for IoT at Splunk, sits down at .Conf 2018 to discuss the announcemnt of Splunk's first IoT offering, Splunk for Indsustrial IoT. We discuss how Splunk is using the new platform to make data more accessible fo...


A view from the top... Splunk CEO Doug Merritt talks to the Big Data Beard

Join Cory and Brett in the special Big Data Beard episode as they sit down with Doug Merritt, leader of Splunk to get some rare insights from one of the industry's top CEOs. Doug gives his predictions and views on Artificial Intelligence and the tren...


Splunk Next with Jon Rooney

Starting season 3 off, Cory and Rob as they discuss Splunk’s newest announcements with podcast alum Jon Rooney, Vice President Product Marketing for Splunk. In this episode we dig in on Splunk Next and its components. This announcement at Splunk .Conf included the ability to use augmented reality, business process flows, natural language processing, Phantom, federated search, data stream processing, and quite possibly the most applauded announcement “Dark Mode". We dig in to the potential of...


AI Applied with Vikram Mahidhar

Vikram Mahidhar, Genpact's Artificial Intelligence Lead, sits down with Cory and Brett to provide his perspectives and insights into this blazing hot area of technology. Vikram provides the team with his views on the current state of AI, its challenges and opportunities and what Genpact is doing to help driving AI and Digital Transformation. Mixing the technical and practical, Vikram paints a picture of where AI is today and provides real world examples of how organizations and industries...

Understanding SFDC's Einstein role in AI

More is not just the classic CRM company that you all know and love. With SFDC’s AI powered Einstein Analytics platform, you can now go beyond business intelligence. Cory and Brett sit down with Sean Alpert,

The Future of AI at Azure Data with Rohan Kumar

Cloud computing gets a lot of attention when we have any conversation about AI and Big Data. To learn more about the current state of AI in the Cloud, Cory Minton caught up with Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure Data, Rohan Kumar for a discussion around the reasons public cloud providers are working to enable new services, why data is so critical to any AI endeavor and understand the real impacts that his team is delivering around the world. Full show notes can be found at -...

AI and Management come Together in the Classroom at Queen's University

Brett Roberts and Cory Minton sit down with Dr. Stephen Thomas, professor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University to explore AI in the world of academia. Stephen discusses the recently announced Queen’s University new management bu...

PowerAdvocate : Energy Intelligence Platform

Erin K. Banks and Cory Minton spoke with Rob Antczak, Chief Technology Officer of PowerAdvocate, A Verisk Analytics business. Their SaaS platform is called "Energy Intelligence Platform" and is six products focused on bringing suppliers together and a mechanism to understand where the dollars are going. The platform provides insight to Electric Utility and Oil and Gas customers. They have 85% of the North American market in electric utilities and oil and gas. The platform is to improve and...

Living the Beard Life with Taylor Welden

In honor of World Beard Day taking place on September 1st and to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Big Data Beard Podcast, we thought we would do something a little special. Cory and Brett waxed up their beards and sat down Taylor Welden, VP of Austin Facial Hair Club and reigning U.S. National Beard Champion to talk about the other part of the Big Data Beard Podcast… the beard. Cory and Brett dive into the world of facial hair competitions and learn about what truly goes on during...

BlueData brings Big Data expertise to Kubernetes

The team sits down with Tom Phelan, Chief Architect, and Joel Baxter, Senior Engineer, both with BlueData, a container-based software platform for Big Data Analytics. While BlueData has been on the podcast before, we wanted to have a technical discussion about their recent announcement regarding Bluek8s. First we dig into the tech behind BlueData and the options it can bring to a data engineer/data scientist, the problems it can solve, and why containers. While kubernetes is great for...


Palmaz Vineyards: Innovating Wine Through Data

We met with Christian Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards and President and CEO of Vactronix Scientific, a material science company based in Silicon Valley. Palmaz Vineyards has been able to pull together wine and data together to not make better wine but how can big data make the process less prone to error, more sustainable to quality and to allow the wine makers to focus on what is most important, making the best wine possible... to enhance the human element which makes wine beautiful,...

Smartware: IoT Food Storage from Ovie

Ovie, a Chicago based tech startup, has combined hardware, software, and machine learning to create a smart food storage system that will eliminate waste and change the way people eat, save, and shop for food. Founders Ty, Dave,

SAS Chief Data Scientist Get's Real with The Beards

Anytime you talk big data these days, you are bound to hear machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence brought up and often by folks who really don't understand the difference. That's ok; that's the fun with buzzwords. On this episode, Cory Minton and Thomas Henson talk to someone who knows the differences and knew them before they were trending on google. Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist at SAS, is a globally recognized presenter, teacher, practitioner and innovator in...