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Making Smarter Beer with Deschutes Brewery and Microsoft Azure AI
Apr 16 • 32 min
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…
A glimpse into Microsoft’s Data and AI strategy
Apr 9 • 21 min
Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett ( and Kyle ( sit down with John “JG” ( (,…
Validating Data Scientists with QuantHub
Apr 2
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…
Making On-Call “Suck Less” with Splunk & VictorOps
Mar 26 • 26 min
Recorded at the Splunk’s Sales Kick-off in Las Vegas, Cory Minton ( and Brett Roberts ( sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus,…
Elevate: A Women in Data Science Panel
Mar 19 • 55 min
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…
Data science for everyone with DataGig’s data scientist market place
Mar 12 • 24 min
Recorded at the Data Science Salon ( in Austin, Cory Minton ( and Brett Roberts ( sit down with Eunice…
NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!
Mar 5 • 35 min
NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!
AI under your desk
Feb 26 • 31 min
Recorded at the Data Science Salon ( in Austin, Cory Minton ( and Brett Roberts ( sit down with David…
Data engineering simplified with Infoworks’ agile and automated platform
Feb 19 • 62 min
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…
Afraid of AI?
Feb 12 • 13 min
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…
Technology and Security with CISO, Mike Watson
Jan 29 • 55 min
Thomas Henson ( ) and Erin K. Banks ( ) spoke with Mike Watson (, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His agency ( Virginia…
The Life of AI with Paul Brook
Jan 22 • 44 min
Cory Minton ( and Brett Roberts ( sit down with their friend from across the pond Paul Brook ( to…
Data Science Salon: A Place to Share, Grow, and Learn
Jan 15 • 37 min
Brett Roberts ( and Erin K. Banks ( ) met with Anna Anisin (, CEO and Jeremy Mason (, Head of Marketing…
Beard Season with Jimmy Niggles
Dec 11, 2018 • 43 min
Jimmy Niggles (, the founder of Beard Season (, is selling his beard for $1,000,000. In the season 3 finale, Cory ( and Kyle…
Immuta Platform with CTO, Steve Touw
Dec 4, 2018 • 39 min
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…
Data Wrangling Made Simple with Trifacta
Nov 27, 2018 • 32 min
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
Nov 20, 2018 • 42 min
- 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
Nov 13, 2018 • 18 min
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
Nov 6, 2018 • 41 min
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
Oct 30, 2018 • 42 min
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…
Splunk for Industrial IoT with Seema Haji
Oct 23, 2018 • 17 min
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
Oct 16, 2018 • 16 min
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
Oct 9, 2018 • 42 min
Starting season 3 off, Cory ( and Rob ( as they discuss Splunk’s newest announcements with podcast alum Jon Rooney (, Vice President Product Marketing…
AI Applied with Vikram Mahidhar
Oct 2, 2018 • 40 min
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,
Understanding SFDC’s Einstein role in AI
Sep 25, 2018 • 36 min 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
Sep 18, 2018 • 25 min
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,
AI and Management come Together in the Classroom at Queen’s University
Sep 11, 2018 • 34 min
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
Sep 4, 2018 • 50 min
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 …
Living the Beard Life with Taylor Welden
Aug 28, 2018 • 59 min
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,
BlueData brings Big Data expertise to Kubernetes
Aug 21, 2018 • 63 min
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,
Palmaz Vineyards: Innovating Wine Through Data
Aug 14, 2018 • 55 min
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 …
Smartware: IoT Food Storage from Ovie
Aug 7, 2018 • 54 min
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
Jul 31, 2018 • 53 min
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.
Exploring the magical world of Disney Data Analytics
Jul 24, 2018 • 43 min
Cory and Brett chat with Disney’s very own Becky Kirby and Teddy Benson about the most magical technology conference of the year… Disney Data Analytics Conference. For years, Disney has been a data analytics pioneer using their massive amou…
Putting AI to work with MLOps powered by ParallelM
Jul 17, 2018 • 30 min
Cory Minton and Kyle Prins sit down at the Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, sponsored by DataBricks, to talk with the founders of ParallelM, Sivan Metzger, CEO and Nisha Talagawa, CTO. As a reminder, we are a partner for the Disney Data Analytics Con…
Conversational Artificial Intelligence with SAS
Jul 3, 2018 • 36 min
Recorded at the Spark+AI Summit, we sit down with Ben Tomlinson and Andre Violante from SAS to learn how they giving AI and ML technologies a voice. We discuss the the basic technical process for approaching natural language processing project,
Dataiku with Dr. Ken Stanford
Jun 26, 2018 • 42 min
Recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, Cory Minton & Kyle Prins sit down with Dr. Ken Stanford to learn how Dataiku collaborative data science platform is powering powerful innovation in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for enterp…
Big Data Under Control with Blue Talon
Jun 12, 2018 • 36 min
Cory Minton ( and Kyle Prins ( chat with Pratik Verma ( Founder and Chief Product Officer, and Carey James (, VP of…
A shot of espresso with Scott Kahler from Pivotal
May 30, 2018 • 45 min
In episode 30, Cory Minton and the Big Data Beard gang chat with Scott Kahler, a Data Product Manager at Pivotal who focuses on driving Greenplum innovation and development. Scott and the gang dive into the Greenplum Database Software and explore wha…
Enabling exploratory analytics with SAS & Blue Data
May 22, 2018 • 29 min
Cory Minton sits down with John Lambert from SAS & Matt Maccaux from Dell EMC to understand how these companies are partnering together to enable exploratory analytics to organizations. John talks about some of the technology advancements that SAS ha…
Better Data from Big Data with The Celebrus Platform
May 16, 2018 • 27 min
Cory Minton ( and Thomas Henson ( talk with Luke Vant Land ( from D4T4 Solutions ( to understand how their patented Celebrus…
Extra Extra, Read all about it! Data Analytics is driving growth at the Globe
May 8, 2018 • 51 min
“Ink or pixels, journalism doesn’t change.” The team sits down with Greg Doufas (, CTO of The Globe and Mail, the national Canadian newspaper and a 170 year old media company, to explore how data analytics…
Tim Hortons, Justin Bieber, and The Flames: How Analytics is Fueling Calgary
Apr 24, 2018 • 51 min
What does Tim Hortons, Justin Bieberand the Calgary Flames have in common? Brett Roberts and Erin K. Banks explored just this with Deniece Kennedy, Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Special Projects and Ziad Mehio,
Fighting Cancer with Machine Learning
Apr 10, 2018 • 34 min
Wrapping up Strata Data San Jose conference by talking about driving human progress with data and analytics. Cory & Rob sit down with Wei Lin and Mauro Damo, two data scientists from Dell EMC who have been working on fighting bladder cancer using machi…
Changing the Processing Paradigm with Pravega and Apache Flink
Mar 27, 2018 • 37 min
Live from Strata Data San Jose, the team dives into the world of batch and stream processing with guests Fabian from Data Artisans and Flavio from Dell EMC. Our guests detail an open source streaming data stack consisting of Pravega (stream storage) an…
A Glimpse Under the Hood of Cloudera with Amr Awadallah
Mar 14, 2018 • 28 min
Live from Strata Data San Jose, the team sits down with CTO and Founder of Cloudera, Amr Awadallah. Amr dives into some of the cool Cloudera announcements from the conferences ranging from cloud to machine learning.
Why Tasting Whiskey is Like Data Analytics
Mar 7, 2018 • 47 min
Anthony Dina, Director of Data Analytics Solutions at Dell EMC, recently release a blog describing the ways in which tasting whiskey is like data analytics. Clearly this required a deeper conversation, and perhaps a bit of sampling. Show Notes:…
Big Data Makes Skiing More Awesome: Squaw Alpine Resort Talks with Big Data Beard
Feb 27, 2018 • 35 min
In Episode 21 of the Big Data Beard podcast, the team ditched the desks, grabbed our skis and jackets and headed out to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows to ski and learn about how big data is impacting the ski industry.
Software Composable Infrastructure with DriveScale
Feb 22, 2018 • 42 min
Cory Minton & Thomas Henson discuss software as infrsturcture with Tom Lyons and SK Vinod from DriveScale. Tom Lyon is Co-founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. Tom had a hand in the creation of iconic products and technologies like UCS,
Architectural Tenets of Deep Learning with Keith Manthey
Feb 13, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode, Cory Minton, Brett Roberts & Kyle Prins chat machine learning and deep learning with Keith Manthey. Keith is the Global CTO, Unstructured Data Solutions at Dell EMC. We’ll about the differences in machine learning and deep learning,…
A Look at the Modern Data Architecture with Hortonworks CTO Scott Gnau
Jan 31, 2018 • 54 min
Cory Minton and Brett Roberts talk with Scott Gnau, CTO of Hortonworks and they learn why Hadoop is absolutely not dead. Scott shares his top trends in Big Data that shaped 2017, what a modern data architecture means in 2018,
Hindsight and Insights with Speaking In Tech
Jan 24, 2018 • 54 min
The Speaking in Tech team join Cory Minton, Kyle Prins & Rob Hout to kick off the year by giving their 2018 technology predictions. Nothing is off limits as the team discusses what 2018 has in store for AI, Machine Learning, Cloud, Containers and more.…
Everyone is a Unicorn with Data Robot
Jan 16, 2018 • 51 min
Cory Minton, Kyle Prins,Thomas Henson talk with Dr. Greg Michaelson, VP at Data Robot about all things machine learning. Machine learning was one of the top trends in 2017 and 2018 looks to be no different but with the shortage of data scientists org…
Hadoop Community Updates with Alan Gates from Hortonworks
Dec 19, 2017 • 52 min
Special guest Alan Gates from Hortonworks helps us explore where the Hadoop community is headed in 2018 and what’s new with Apache Hive. We also take time to dive into Alan’s background at working with Hadoop, Hive, and Pig in the early days at Yahoo.…
Data… Are We Using It Ethically and Are We Securing It Appropriately?
Dec 11, 2017 • 45 min
Erin Banks, Brett Roberts, and Rob Hout talk with special guest Carey James, VP of Alliances at BlueTalon about all things data security. Whether it is companies using the data for good or bad, we discuss the ethical implications of data and it’s use in…
A Lesson in Data Monetization from the Dean of Big Data
Dec 4, 2017 • 56 min
Thomas and Cory talk with special guest Bill Schmarzo, the “Dean of Big Data” about the organization challenges and opportunities in monetizing data assets. Bill is the author of Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business and Big Data MBA:…
Banks Shots
Nov 27, 2017 • 50 min
Brett Roberts and Kyle Prins talk with special guest and Big Data Beard member Erin “Big Data” Banks about her passions with data analytics and how data analytics are impacting all aspects of life, from the sports we watch to the food we eat. In this…
Containerizing Big Data with BlueData
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Thomas Henson talk with special guest Anant Chintamaneni about BlueData’s unique approach to making Big Data technologies easier to deploy, manage and orchestrate using containers and some other really cool innovations.
Containerizing Big Data with BlueData
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Thomas Henson talk with special guest Anant Chintamaneni about BlueData’s unique approach to making Big Data technologies easier to deploy, manage and orchestrate using containers and some other really cool innovations. Tune in…
Splunk is a car show…
Nov 13, 2017 • 47 min
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, and Alex Rodriguez talk with special guest Simeon Yep about Splunk .Conf culture, benefits of the Dell EMC partnership, and our collective passion for racing. Tune in to see what insights they found. Show Notes:…
Walk Through Data with Virtual Reality
Nov 6, 2017 • 25 min
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Kyle Prins chat with special guest Andre Putsch about a special project he and his company, Otto, did around visualizing Splunk data in virtual reality. The team then explores virtual reality use cases with Splunk and the art…
How Happy is .Conf?
Oct 30, 2017 • 50 min
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Keith Quebodeaux chat with special guest David Fearne about using fitness trackers to find out how happy people are. From London to .Conf, David has been measuring happiness across the world for years. Listen to stories around…
Using Splunk To Find Love
Oct 23, 2017 • 50 min
Live from the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton and Brett Roberts chat with Splunk’s Kelly Kitagawa and Keegan Dubbs about their quest to find love, but to use Splunk to make the process of modern dating more successful…
Miles Davis’s Electric Period
Oct 16, 2017 • 44 min
Live from the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Kyle Prins chat with Splunk’s Jon Rooney about the history of IT monitoring and how the innovations around IT Service Intelligence using Machine Learn…
The End of Meh-Trics
Oct 11, 2017 • 26 min
From the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Kyle Prins, & Rob Hout chat with Bill Emmett, Splunk’s Director of Solutions Marketing, about the announcements from day one of .Conf 2017, enhancements in Splunk 7.0, the end…
From Budweiser to Big Data
Oct 9, 2017 • 49 min
Cory Minton, Thomas Henson, Kyle Prins and Rob Hout discuss IoT fails, big data certifications, and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than THE Rob Hout. Show notes can be found at…
The Man With The Perfect Splunk Wardrobe
Oct 4, 2017 • 27 min
Cory Minton, Thomas Henson and Kyle Prins discuss Ransomware, Splunk and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Kyle Prins. Show Notes: (
The Hot Seat in the Summer
Sep 25, 2017 • 35 min
Cory Minton, Kyle Prins, and Thomas Henson discuss Big Data tools, Smart Homes, start-ups and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Thomas Henson. Remember, this is our second episode… comments on how…
Who’s Watching Me at the Movies?
Sep 14, 2017 • 41 min
- Thomas Henson, Brett Roberts, and Cory Minton discuss hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Cory Minton. Remember, this is our first episode….comments on how to make this better are welcomed. -