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Making Smarter Beer with Deschutes Brewery and Microsoft Azure AI

Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett and Kyle sit down with Kyle Kotaich and Jeremiah Beisner of Deschutes Brewery. Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 and is the tenth largest craft brewery in the US. We'll find out how Deschutes uses data collected from the fermentation process to brew better beer as well as increase utilization from their machine learning models with Microsoft Azure AI and Cognitive Services. We'll also chat about their open source project, Brewery Pi,...


A glimpse into Microsoft's Data and AI strategy

Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett and Kyle sit down with John "JG” Chirapurath, General Manager for Azure Data & Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft. JG talks about how Microsoft is helping their customers successfully ingest, manage and analyze their data as well as provide a path towards AI. JG and the team go into Microsoft's portfolio of offerings to help customers turn insights into actions that move the needle for the business. Brett and Kyle were amazed with all...


Validating Data Scientists with QuantHub

Data Scientists are in high demand and with such awesome money being thrown their way, everyone claims to be one these days. So how do you know you're hiring someone that actually has the data science skills needed on your team? Well that's where this week's guests from QuantHub save the day! Join your host, Cory Minton, as he talks with Matt Cowell, CEO, and Nathan Black, Cheif Data Scientist, in Birmingham about how the QuantHub platforms saves time in technical vetting of data science...

Making On-Call "Suck Less" with Splunk & VictorOps

Recorded at the Splunk’s Sales Kick-off in Las Vegas, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus, Bill Emmett and first time guest Dylan Klausing to dive into one of Splunk recent acquisitions, VictorOps. Last year, Splunk acquired VictorOps, an incident management platform that is purpose built to help teams “Make On-Call Suck Less”. Bill and Dylan provide an insight into how VictorOps is a powerful extension to the powerful and popular Splunk platform. While...


Elevate: A Women in Data Science Panel

In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, we partnered with the team from Data Science Salon to bring you a women in data science panel. Panelists for this episode include Maureen Johnson, a data ethicist at Data for Democracy, Eunice Chendjou founder and CEO of DataGig (we recorded a podcast episodewith her), Hillary Green Lerman, a Sr. Curriculum Lead at DataCamp and moderated by Randi Ludwig, a data scientist at Dell EMC. Randi and the panelists explore some of the extremely...


Data science for everyone with DataGig's data scientist market place

Recorded at the Data Science Salon in Austin, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with Eunice Chendjou, CEO and founder of DataGig, a startup that aims to help organizations of all sizes gain access to data scientists for help in building out their data analytics and AI use cases. DataGig was founded to help address two critical gaps: organizations needing access to data scientists for some projects but can’t afford to hire in-house and newly minted data scientists unable to find...


NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!

NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!


AI under your desk

Recorded at the Data Science Salon in Austin, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with David Patschke, Director of AI Strategy for Dell Technologies Precision Workstations organization to hear about what Dell is doing to enable customers to be successful with AI. Reflecting on his previous experiences as a data scientist, David talks about the need for resource intensive machines to limit system constraints to give more time back to the data scientist. Cory, Brett and David explore some...


Data engineering simplified with Infoworks' agile and automated platform

Data engineering and data ops are some of the most challenging and resource intensive parts of the data science process. Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with Infoworks CTO and co-founder, Amar Arsikere and VP of Product, Ramesh Menon to hear about how their agile Data Engineering Platform helps automate data workflows allowing organizations to accelerate the number of use cases they can get into production while using fewer resources. The team explores the challenges organizations are...


Afraid of AI?

Should we really fear AI? What's really happening with Artificial Intelligence today? Why are enterprises struggling to adopt AI in meaningful ways? In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, we share many previously unheard conversations with five of podcast guests about their view of AI today and find out if the fear we hear so often about AI is well founded. Our guests for this show include: Don't be afraid of AI. Be prepared. There's no better way to prepare for AI...


Technology and Security with CISO, Mike Watson

Thomas Henson and Erin K. Banks spoke with Mike Watson, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His agency ( Virginia Information Technology Agency ) has a two fold mission in Virginia, they do centralized technology providing infrastructure services for 67 lines of businesses including hospitals, museums, businesses, and public safety. They are also responsible for setting governance rules for how the Commonwealth is supposed to operate in a secure...


The Life of AI with Paul Brook

Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with their friend from across the pond Paul Brook to talk about the book he wrote titled “Life of AI: AI today, tomorrow, and in the future and what this may mean for human kind. Paul talks about what inspired him to write a book (spoiler it was at a bar) about Artificial Intelligence and what went into creating it. Paul and the team then explore different aspects of Artificial intelligence from bias, regulation, hardware and discuss how AI will evolve...


Data Science Salon: A Place to Share, Grow, and Learn

Brett Roberts and Erin K. Banks met with Anna Anisin, CEO and Jeremy Mason, Head of Marketing Operations of FormulatedBy, talking about the Data Science Salon conference. Although these conferences are focused on the data and sessions, they make sure there is time for networking, a great reception, and the best coffee in town. There are four Data Science Salon conferences in 2019. The verticals they focus on are media & entertainment and finance & technology and some of the themes at the...


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 k...


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 tra...


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,


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,


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...