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Data from a human lens. In Data Futurology we speak with Data Science leaders from around the world about: interesting applications of ML/AI, career tips for up and coming data scientists and how the future will be driven by data. Visit https://www.datafuturology.com

Data from a human lens. In Data Futurology we speak with Data Science leaders from around the world about: interesting applications of ML/AI, career tips for up and coming data scientists and how the future will be driven by data. Visit https://www.datafuturology.com
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Data from a human lens. In Data Futurology we speak with Data Science leaders from around the world about: interesting applications of ML/AI, career tips for up and coming data scientists and how the future will be driven by data. Visit https://www.datafuturology.com

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Episodes

#25 Ben Taylor - Chief Al Officer & Cofounder

10/15/2018
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Ben started his career as a chemical engineer. He developed an interest for computer vision early on. He worked for Intel, then at a hedge fund and then became the Chief Data Scientist at HireVue. A couple of years ago he started his own AI startup called Ziff.ai where he's is building a Deep Learning platform for product visionaries and software engineers. We speak about: * How computers amplify us * What it looks like to start your own AI company * How to switch programming languages *...

Duration:01:31:53

#24 Mistakes in Building a DS Capability by Felipe Flores

10/9/2018
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This is a different type of episode! This episode is a presentation I recently did at a large financial services institution. I presented on 5 Mistakes and Lessons Learned in Driving Business Value with Data Science and the Cloud. I talk about: - Using Lean Startup and Design Thinking principles in Data Science - The importance of staying close to your end customer and what that looks like in practice - The difference between machine learning for machines and for humans - What is the purpose...

Duration:00:26:48

#23 Mario Vinasco - Marketing Analytics and Data Science Mgr

10/2/2018
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Mario is an Electrical Engineer from Colombia. He went to Silicon Valley to do his Masters at Stanford University and stayed to build a career in Marketing Analytics. He has incredible experience and has worked at Intuit, Google, HP, Symantec and Facebook. He currently works at Uber as Marketing Analytics and Data Science Manager. We speak about: - Starting in marketing analytics without knowing anything about it - Data dictators and why multiple versions of the truth are necessary - The...

Duration:01:11:39

#22 Kshira Saagar - Head of Analytics and Data Science

9/25/2018
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Kshira has been with the Analytics/Decision Sciences industry for almost a decade now having worked across Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia. He is the Head of Analytics and Data Science at The Iconic. We speak about: -Why he moved from analytics consulting to building data products -What a data driven product should do and how to prioritise your efforts -How to make analytics less intimidating and more accessible -How to take your stakeholders on the data-driven decision making journey...

Duration:00:59:48

#21 Antony Ugoni - Director, Global Matching and Analytics

9/18/2018
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Antony stumbled into his love of predictive modelling at the tender age of 10. He started his professional career in biostatistics and then made the switch to corporate Australia to work as Head of Analytics in banking before joining Seek; where today he is the Director of Global Matching and Analytics. We speak about: - how analytical thinking adds value both in research and in corporates - why you should read an intro to epidemiology textbook - why this is the most exciting time to be in...

Duration:01:11:15

#20 David Greenberg - Senior VP and Head of Data Analytics

9/10/2018
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David studied applied physics and began his career as a consultant. He’s had his own company where he created a video asset management & workflow software in the 90s!. Then worked in the education/not-for-profit sector and then went into the finance sector as VP of BI & Data Analysis. Today, he is the Senior Vice President and Head of Data, Analytics and Research at BankMobile. We discuss: - the insights into large companies from his early days in consulting - why technology provides the...

Duration:01:15:28

#19 Vlad Kazantsev - Head of Data Science

9/5/2018
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Vlad started his career in visual effects & computer graphics. He worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, Dark Knight, Happy Feet. He currently is Head of Data Science at Wooga which makes June’s Journey (Facebook Game of the Year 2017), Pearl’s Perils, Diamond Dash and many more. We speak about: - why it’s important to follow your curiosity and what that looks like how to keep learning and stay current in data science - uses of pytorch, the second deep learning python library after...

Duration:00:58:17

#18 Dr. Ahmed Khamassi - Vice President of Data Science

8/28/2018
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Ahmed started his career at Siemens research, worked in startups, at Google, PayPal, SAS and JPMorgan and has his own machine learning company and now he runs data science at Equinor We speak about: - benefits of simulations in research and data science how he went from “equation-driven” to “data-driven” - the role of simulations in optimisation, decision-making and automation - uses of simulations and deep reinforcement learning models in the energy industry - how data is used 2-5kms...

Duration:00:58:02

#17 Naomi Clarke - Head of Data

8/21/2018
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Naomi Clarke started as a graduate in the oil business, since then she's worked in multiple industries, and now she is Head of Data in the finance sector. Naomi has a strong background on business data arch, business data modelling, data governance. I loved the human-centred perspective that she has taken to her work. We talk about: - the Management Information Systems (MI or MIS) she created in her early days - the importance of business data models for analytics - the difference between a...

Duration:01:14:13

#16 Apollo Gerolymbos - Head of Data Analytics

8/14/2018
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In this episode we speak with Apollo Gerolymbos who is the Head of Data Analytics at the London Fire Brigade. We speak about: - the applications of data science in firefighting - how the London Fire Brigade (LFB) uses data to preempt and minimise fires - the end to end data science process at the LFB - how their data affects laws, policies and citizens’ lives - how Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text analysis is used on the reports of the most serious fires to identify new patterns of...

Duration:01:12:27

#15 Tony Laing - General Manager Analytics & Data Services

8/7/2018
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In this episode we speak with Tony Laing who is the General Manager of Analytics & Data Services at Auto & General. We talk about: - what is the ‘nuts and bolts’ of analytics - what is the data supply chain required in organisations for the delivery of analytics/ML solutions - how to deliver quick wins and strategic projects concurrently - the journey to add significant value in an organisation through analytics - what questions to ask executives to kickstart their data science journey - why...

Duration:01:21:41

#14 Dr Gabriel Maeztu -Medical Doctor & Chief Data Scientist

8/1/2018
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In this episode we speak with Dr Gabriel Maeztu who is the Co-Founder and & Chief Data Scientist at IOMED Medical Solutions. We talk about: - his background, how he went from medicine to data science and how he combines medicine, data science & entrepreneurship - how to start coding when everyone around you tell you you’re crazy - image processing in medicine, using scikit learn to classify patients - how to use data science to validate what you’re taught in medical school - economical...

Duration:01:15:57

#13 Ernesto Bernado - Chief Product & Marketing Officer

7/25/2018
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In this episode we speak with Ernesto Bernardo, he is the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at iContainers. We talk about: - whether leaders of tomorrow should be technical or not - how to create autonomous teams that focus on value (ROI) & pay for themselves - how creating a data science team that deliver value in the business forces you to go from a centralised to a decentralised team - why creating a data-driven culture in your organisation requires good marketing and great people skills...

Duration:00:59:06

#12 Alessandro Pregnolato - Director of Analytics

7/17/2018
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In this episode we speak with Alessandro Pregnolato, he is the Director of Analytics at Typeform.com. We talk about: - his journey to get where he is, - what is the optimal size of a data science team, - how to use data science in SaaS businesses/startups - the 4 pillars of a great data strategy - how to be an expert generalist in the data space and much more! Alessandro is a Business Analytics Leader with a love for Data Science. He has over fifteen years experience within the domain of BI,...

Duration:01:32:28

#11 Takaharu Tsuda -Practice Director & Head of Data Science

7/10/2018
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In this episode we speak with Takaharu Tsuda, Practice Director & Head of Data Science at Think Big Analytics. We talk about: - his journey to get where he is, - how applications of data science in many Japanese industries, - the translation of data science into Japanese and why it's hurt the industry! - the 3 layers of skills required in data science and much more! Show notes: www.datafuturology.com/podcast/11 Tak is based in: Tokyo, Japan

Duration:01:01:42

#10 Jonathan Hart - Head of Data Science & Analytics

7/4/2018
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In this episode we speak with Jonathan Hart, Head of Data Science & Analytics at MullenLowe Profero. We talk about: - his journey working in the US, UK, India and Japan, - how to create great Data Science teams and a great culture, - how to use data science in strategic decision-making - how to work with teams all over the globe and much more! Show notes: www.datafuturology.com/podcast/10 Jonathan is based in: Tokyo, Japan

Duration:01:12:42

#9 Matt McDevitt - Director of Data Engineering

6/26/2018
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In this episode we speak to Matt McDevitt, Director of Data Engineering at Think Big Analytics. We talk about: - his journey working in the US, UK, Europe and Japan as the company grew, - how big data, open source, data engineering and data science work together, - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), data lineage - business value, data products and much more! Matt is one of Think Big’s earliest team members playing many roles to help incubate...

Duration:01:03:08

#8 Agile Data Science by Felipe Flores

6/20/2018
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This is a different type episode! This is a recording of a presentation I did to about 300 data scientists in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the night was Agile Data Science, a passion of mine. In this episode I cover: - the productivity gains an individual and a team can gain using agile methods - how agile is imperfect but very helpful - how I've tweaked agile to fit data science and deliver value with my teams - bust some of the main myths around agile, and much, much more! The show...

Duration:00:52:04

#7 Sandra Hogan - Group Head of Customer Analytics

6/12/2018
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In this episode we speak to Sandra Hogan, Group Head of Customer Analytics at Origin Energy. We talk about: - how to successfully apply data science, - how to gauge your stakeholders ability to consume analytics, - what is analytics for good, the importance of mentorship in data science and much more! Sandra has extensive experience in the Marketing Sciences field, predominantly in re-engineering business processes to maximise customer relationship and customer experience outcomes. She's...

Duration:00:59:36

#6 Dr Mark Blakey - Ex-Managing Director

6/7/2018
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In this episode we speak to Mark Blakey, Ex-Managing Director at his own technology company Mainstream Consulting. We talk about: - how to combine entrepreneurship and data science, - how to create small teams that punch above their weight, - how to scale data-driven products using machine learning and much more! He founded and led Mainstream Consulting, a technology company, for 20 years. During that time he built a blue-chip client base of top tier high street banking customers including...

Duration:01:42:33