Masters of Data Podcast

Masters of Data Podcast

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We bring the human to data through conversations with the people using data to revolutionize and improve our world


Cloud Success is about more than Technology (Guest: Mike Kavis)
May 25 • 37 min
Over his decades of experience, Mike Kavis from Deloitte, has seen a lot of successful, and successful cloud implementations. One clear lesson - technology is easy, but people are hard. Mike discusses how innovation has to be more than just implementing…
Digital Twins and Real-time Analytics (Guest: Simon Crosby)
May 11 • 32 min
The rate of data growth and complexity is only accelerating. How do you decide what data is important? What data do you store for later? Simon Crosby, CTO at Swim.ai, discusses how real-time streaming analytics provides a better way to think about massive…
Graph Data and Why It Matters (Guests: Denise Gosnell and Matthias Broecheler)
Apr 27 • 31 min
Graph theory is all about relationships, and relationships are key to understand so many critical areas - like understanding the spread of a pandemic. Denise Gosnell and Matthias Broecheler from DataStax talk about what graph data is, why it matters, and…
Understanding Cyber Risk in a Pandemic (Guest: Bill Mew)
Apr 13 • 38 min
Bill Mew returns to Masters of Data to talk about evaluating cyber risk in a time of crisis like today. Bill dispels three myths that keep companies form taking decisive action and protect their data, employees, and customers. He also explains how cyber…
Saving Lives with 3D Printing (Guest: Jeremy Proffitt)
Apr 6 • 21 min
Jeremy Proffit and his compatriots in Charlotte, NC are thinking out of the box in order to meet the overwhelming need for face protection in this crisis. Jeremy, a long time 3D printing enthusiast, started printing face shields in his house and has…
Competing in the Age of AI (Guest: Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani)
Mar 9 • 45 min
One of the most controversial and discussed topics today is Artificial Intelligence - or AI, and the implications of it. Is AI good or bad. Are we being replaced? Is AI exacerbating discrimination? Our guest today are taking a much more practical view -…
Making the World a Safer Place (Guest: Stacy Stephens)
Feb 24 • 42 min
Stacy Stephens and his co-founder created Knightscope with the lofty mission of making the United States of America a safer place. They are working towards this goal with robots - Robots that are running autonomously - every day, all day - and have…
How to Build a Data Science Team (Guest: Jorge Lozano)
Feb 10 • 34 min
One of our recurring themes on this podcast is the application of data in the real world and how data science is adapting to the needs of the businesses it serves. This episode is a perfect example of that. Jorge Lozano leads the data science team at…
The Data of Releasing Software (Guest: Rob Zuber)
Jan 20 • 35 min
If software is truly eating the world, then software release management determines how quickly it can chew. For better or worse, just writing code isn’t enough. Software Engineering teams have to manage large, complex codebases with lots of dependencies -…
Making Solar Investment Easy (Guest: Dave Riess)
Dec 16, 2019 • 33 min
Green tech. Solar Energy. What do you think when you here those words? Probably putting on your roof, right? Or maybe your local electricity provider. Wunder Capital is coming at it from a different direction. They are filling the gap to help finance…
The changing culture of IT (Guest: Nancy Gohring)
Nov 4, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, we talk with Nancy Gohring - a senior analyst at 451 Research. I have known Nancy for a few years, and I am always impressed with her perspective on the culture of IT Operations and the impact of the massive changes in the last few years…
Getting to Know Developers (Guest: Stephen O’Grady)
Oct 21, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, we talk with Stephen O’Grady, co-founder and principal analyst at Redmonk. RedMonk is an industry analyst firm focused on software developers and helps companies understand and work with developers. In fact, Stephen wrote an amazing book…
Diversity in Security (Guest: Ian Murphy)
Oct 7, 2019 • 25 min
Ian has been a journalist, editor, and analyst for over 30 years and is currently an editor at Enterprise Times. He and I talked about his very interesting background, the need for diversity on security teams, and his passion for working with veterans.
Doctors need data too (Guest: Dave Albert)
Sep 23, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, we talk to Dave Albert, CTO, and Co-Founder of Medit and the host of the CTO and Cofounder Talk podcast. We talk to Dave about the system he’s building at Medit for combing the immense amounts of data medical professionals need to consume…
Free the Data (Guest: Clark Richey)
Aug 26, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, we talk to Clark Richey, Chief Technology Officer at FactGem. Clark has spent his career working with data, and he co-founded FactGem to help companies get more out of their data. Clark is passionate about freeing data from its…
Data and Venture Capital (Guest: Jeremy Kaufmann)
Aug 12, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, we talk to Jeremy Kaufmann, Principal at Scale Venture Partners. Scale Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests primarily in technology companies that are starting to bring in revenue, and they focus on companies doing…
Data is a Lifestyle, not a Project (Guest: Michael Herskovitz)
Jul 29, 2019 • 31 min
Our guest on this episode comes from an industry that has always been a pioneer in data and making good of data. Michael Herskovitz is an SVP and Co-Head of Global Operations and Technology at AllianceBernstein. AllianceBernstein is a global asset…
Fender rocks the data (Guest: Josh Couch)
Jul 15, 2019 • 29 min
“In this episode, we get to hear from one of the most iconic and influential brands in the world - Fender - or more formally known as Fender Musical Instrument Corporation. Fender was founded in 1946 by the Leo Fender and is best known for the Telecaster…
Moving from Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Wisdom (Guest: Yoon Lee) (REPLAY)
Jul 1, 2019 • 35 min
Our guest is at the intersection of innovation and creation at one of the most important technology companies in the world. Yoon Lee is the Senior Vice President and Division Head, Content and Services, Product Innovation at Samsung Electronics America.…
How iRobot uses Data Science to Innovate (Guest: Angela Bassa)
Jun 24, 2019 • 34 min
Our guest on this episode, Angela Bassa, hails from one of the most innovative robotics companies on the planet, the aptly named iRobot - the creators of the iconic Roomba vacuum robot. Angela is the Director of Data Science at iRobot and talks to us…
Security Experts Panel - Second Edition
Jun 10, 2019 • 51 min
We are excited to bring to you our second security experts panel discussion for 2019! We brought together a high-powered set of individuals that know security inside and out. As always, we have George Gerchow, the Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic. And…
Podcast Powered Projects (Guest: Matt Ballantine)
May 27, 2019 • 33 min
Our guest on this episode is a repeat guest, and that’s a very good thing. Matt Ballantine is a multi-talented technologist who spends his days helping companies build and execute digital strategy with his company Stamp, and also hosts his own podcast -…
Machines that tell stories with Data (Guest: Amy Heineike)
May 6, 2019 • 29 min
One of the most interesting areas of innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence is Natural Language Processing or NLP. It is basically about teaching machines to both understand human language, and then reproduce convincingly human…
Finding the Mythical Centrist (Guest: Charles Wheelan - Author of “Naked Economics” and “The Centrist Manifesto”)
Apr 29, 2019 • 37 min
New York Times Best-Selling Author Charles Wheelan describes his journey from economics writer to his search for the political middle in the United States.Charles is the author of Centrist Manifesto, which helped launch Unite America in 2013. He is a…
A Data Science Super Hero Fighting the Creepy Algorithms (Guest: Cathy O’Neil) (REPLAY)
Apr 22, 2019 • 41 min
More and more of our world today is being evaluated, analyzed, and driven by algorithms. You need look no further than your car insurance, your kids’ educations, or your mortgage to see the results of algorithms processing and delivering verdicts on you…
Master of Flavor (Guest: Jason Cohen) (REPLAY)
Apr 8, 2019 • 27 min
Who knew that the food and beverage industry was ripe for disruption using the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data? Well, Jason Cohen did. Jason Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems - a startup focused on…
How Stitch Fix uses Data to Personalize Fashion (Guest: Brad Klingenberg)
Apr 1, 2019 • 33 min
Our guest this episode is Brad Klingenberg - the VP of Algorithms at Stitch Fix. If you are one of the few people that hasn’t at least heard of Stitch Fix, Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that both recommends additions to their clients’…
Industrial-Grade Machine Learning (Guest: Joshua Bloom)
Mar 25, 2019 • 36 min
Joshua Bloom is vice president of data and analytics at GE Digital, where he serves as the technology and research lead bringing machine learning applications to market within the GE ecosystem. Previously, Joshua was cofounder and CTO of Wise.io (acquired…
Building the Data Science Future (Guest: Sarah Catanzaro)
Mar 18, 2019 • 36 min
Sara Catanzaro is a principal at Amplify Partners, a Venture Capital firm that specializes in early-stage companies innovating with Machine Learning and AI. Sarah helps guide founders and innovators because of her incredible expertise built over years…
Artificial Intelligence for Sports (Guest: Austin Basye)
Mar 11, 2019 • 31 min
A data scientist trained in the world of particle physics, Austin is a Senior Data Scientist at Hudl - a really cool company that provides video review and performance analysis tools for sports teams and athletes. In this episode we talk about why physics…
Designing Software for Humans (Guest: Amber Case)
Mar 4, 2019 • 36 min
Amber Case is another personification of that intersection of the human and technology. Amber Case is an American a user-experience designer, author, and public speaker. She has combined a deep understanding of anthropology and human behavior with a focus…
The Origin Story (Interview with Ben Newton on the WB40 Podcast)
Feb 25, 2019 • 22 min
A few months I had the honor and pleasure to be interviewed on the British podcast - WB40, but one of my favorite people - Matt Ballantine. Matt and I talked about why we started the Masters of Data podcast and how it has evolved. So, I think you will…
Bringing the Human to Data (REPLAY) (Guest: Christian Madsbjerg)
Feb 18, 2019 • 41 min
We thought we would replay one of the most important episodes of last year - the episode with Christian Madsbjerg, the author of “Sensemaking”. Christian’s point of view has become the basis of so much of what we do on this podcast.We don’t often read…
The Big Security Topics of 2019 (Security Experts Panel: George Gerchow, Davi Ottenheimer, Tricia Howard)
Feb 11, 2019 • 57 min
Government Shutdowns, Bug Bountires, and Ethics - what do these have in common? Our first live panel of security experts in 2019. We recorded this live in January 2019 and are now providing the audio for your listening pleasure on the Masters of Data…
Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data (Guest: Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger)
Feb 4, 2019 • 33 min
How does capitalism change in the age of big data and the data superstars like Amazon? To answer that we have a guest that is the author of a book called “Big Data” and who just recently published a book called “Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big…
The New Paradigm of Work (Guest: Robert Christiansen)
Jan 28, 2019 • 39 min
We discuss a tectonic shift going on in the technology industry and how leaders will be successful in this new world. Robert Christiansen is a VP and Cloud Strategist at Cloud Technology Partners, which is part of HPE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Robert…
Data Ethics is the new Data Privacy (Guest: Bill Mew)
Jan 21, 2019 • 33 min
Some clear themes have arisen on the podcast so far - trust, privacy, ethics around data. We have talked to authors, company leaders, big thinkers, influencers. Bill Mew, was a guest in June of 2018 talking to us about data privacy and the European…
Mastering Data for Colorado (Guest: Suma Nallapati)
Jan 14, 2019 • 28 min
Suma Nallapati was appointed Secretary for Technology and Chief Information Officer for Colorado, a state cabinet-level position, by Governor Hickenlooper in 2014. Under her leadership, her team has won both statewide and national awards, while also…
Education and Social Networks (Guest: Alan J. Daly)
Jan 7, 2019 • 36 min
Alan J. Daly is Professor and Chair of Education Studies at the University of California - San Diego. He is also the author of new book - “Social Network Theory and Educational Change”. Dr. Daly has been researching and writing about how social networks -…
BONUS: 2018 Retrospective with Ben Newton
Jan 2, 2019 • 24 min
Haven’t listened to all of the MoD interviews? Or just forgot? That’s ok. Ben Newton walks throughs the year’s interviews to give you a bird’s eye view. Check out last year’s themes: Bringing the human to the technology. The rise of the polymath, Data…
Protecting Data at Pokemon (Guest: John Visneski)
Dec 17, 2018 • 25 min
Ever heard of Pokemon? Of Pikachu? If you not you, you can guarantee your kids have. That is the challenge for John Visenski, Director of Information Security & Data Protection Officer at Pokemon. He not only has to protect the brand of Pokemon, many of…
Innovation at the Intersection (Guest: Linda Holliday
Dec 10, 2018 • 38 min
Our guest today is a perfect example of the kind of combination of humanities and science in a single person. Linda Holliday is the founder and CEO of Citia. Linda grew up in a family of engineers but decided to go her own way and pursue design in…
Establishing Trust with Customers (Guest: Scott Vlaminck)
Dec 3, 2018 • 27 min
Our guest today, Scott Vlaminck, cofounded SmartThings with 6 other guys in the spring of 2012. Their goal was to make your world - your house - smarter. In the fall of 2012 they raised 1.2 million dollars in one of the biggest campaigns on Kickstarter.…
Data and Customer Experience (BONUS Episode)
Nov 26, 2018 • 42 min
In October, Ben was a guest on Ned Bellavance’s podcast - Anexipod. We talked about one of Ben’s favorite subjects - how data is essential to driving better customer experiences.
Master of Flavor (Guest: Jason Cohen)
Nov 19, 2018 • 27 min
Who knew that the food and beverage industry was ripe for disruption using the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data? Well, Jason Cohen did. Jason Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems - a startup focused on…
Analytical Storytelling (Guest: Karthik Krishnamurthy)
Nov 12, 2018 • 31 min
Our guest today, Karthik Krishnamurthy, is the Senior Vice-President of Cognizant Digital Business - AI & Analytics, Interactive and Intelligent Products. In his two-decade career at Cognizant, he has worked across many strategic areas. One of his focus…
Moving from Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Wisdom (Guest: Yoon Lee)
Nov 5, 2018 • 35 min
Our guest is at the intersection of innovation and creation at one of the most important technology companies in the world. Yoon Lee is the Senior Vice President and Division Head, Content and Services, Product Innovation at Samsung Electronics America.…
Fighting Data-Driven Inequality (Guest: Virginia Eubanks)
Oct 29, 2018 • 41 min
Our guest today has been on a long crusade to raise awareness about how our digital tools are continuing and exacerbating the problems we already have around poverty and inequality. Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the…
The Data Driving Political Campaigns (Guest: David Shor)
Oct 22, 2018 • 36 min
Our guest was there in one of the seminal elections in the last decade, working on the 2012 Obama campaign in the legendary “cave” doing political data science. David Shor is now the Head of Political Data Science at Civis Analytics. Civis Analytics was…
Why Curiosity Matters (Guest: Sarah Davanzo)
Oct 15, 2018 • 33 min
You could be forgiven for thinking that curiosity gets pretty short shrift in our culture today. Our guest on this episode, Sarah Davanzo - VP of Consumer and Market Insights and Foresights at L’Oreal is also referred to as the Chief Curiosity Officer.…
Just a Spoonful of Honey (Guest: Terry Young)
Oct 8, 2018 • 31 min
Our guest on this episode started a company with one of the best names ever! Terry Young, the founder and CEO of Sparks and Honey, has created a very different way of approaching cultural trends. Sparks and Honey’s active learning system, Q, brings…
Building Trust from the Ground Up (Guest: Sarah Guo)
Oct 1, 2018 • 17 min
The world of startups moves incredibly fast, and venture capitalists have a very unique vantage point from which they can synthesize a really deep understanding of what innovation is actually going on. That is literally part of their job. Our guest on…
The Most Connected Man on Earth (Guest: Chris Dancy)
Sep 24, 2018 • 32 min
Chris Dancy became the “most connected man on earth” by wrangling the data for over 700 sensors, applications, and services that analyzed his life.
A Data Science Super Hero Fighting the Creepy Algorithms (Guest: Cathy O’Neil)
Sep 17, 2018 • 41 min
More and more of our world today is being evaluated, analyzed, and driven by algorithms. You need look no further than your car insurance, your kids’ educations, or your mortgage to see the results of algorithms processing and delivering verdicts on you…
Confessions of a Converted Climate Skeptic and his Data (Guest: Dr. Richard Muller)
Sep 3, 2018 • 35 min
In the world of science, Physicists have a long and well-deserved reputation for being on the cutting edge of data acquisition, data analytics, and big data in general. Our guest today, Dr. Richard Muller, is a larger-than-life figure in the world of…
How to Measure Ethical Behavior (Guest: Roberto Rigobon)
Aug 27, 2018 • 36 min
Dr. Roberto Rigobon is Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has been teaching and advising students at Sloan for over 20 years, and he has won both the “Teacher of the Year” award and the “Excellence in Teaching” award…
Bringing the Human to Data (Guest: Christian Madsbjerg)
Aug 20, 2018 • 40 min
We don’t often read books that change how we think about the world. Our guest on this episode, Christian Madsbjerg, wrote a book “Sense Making” that did just that. Christian’s consulting firm ReD Associates has, in their own words, led a quiet revolution…
Intro to Data Bias (Guest: Christian Beedgen)
Aug 13, 2018 • 38 min
Christian Beedgen, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Sumo Logic, has had a long history in the world of data and is a fantastic person to have deep conversations about meaty topics with. And that’s good because our topic is meaty! Christian…
Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Analytics (Guest: Alistair Croll)
Aug 6, 2018 • 31 min
Our guest today has had a long and varied career in technology. Alistair Croll is a serial entrepreneur, much sought after speaker, prolific author - including the best selling Lean Analytics - which is a must read, an organizer of conferences like…
Confronting Our Humanity - and Bias - in Artificial Intelligence (Guest: Bill Welser)
Jul 23, 2018 • 34 min
Our guest today has had an amazing journey. He was a Captain in the Air Force, had a decade-long career at the RAND organization - a world-renowned, non-profit research organization, - and now as a partner at ReD Associates. ReD is a strategy consulting…
How People Really Use Data to Make Decisions (Guest: Matt Ballantine)
Jul 10, 2018 • 33 min
Our guest today has had a really long relationship with technology from learning to program on a BBC Micro as a child, to designing the first full-program streaming application at BBC, to Reuters, to Microsoft, and now being his own boss. Matt Ballantine…
Data, Democracy, and Politics (Guest: Carin Robinson)
Jun 25, 2018 • 33 min
Our guest today works in Political Science - a field that might seem like it is miles away from some of our other guests. But the reality is that data, and data analytics, has penetrated every element of our society - even politics. Carin Robinson, an…
The Data Privacy and GDPR View from the U.K. (Guest: Bill Mew)
Jun 18, 2018 • 23 min
So far in our two episodes where we touched on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we talked to two Americans. When I took a trip to Europe, it seemed like the obvious thing was to try to find a European and see how they think about…
DevOps by the Data (Guests: Nicole Forsgren & Jez Humble)
Jun 11, 2018 • 49 min
This episode we talk with two of the co-founders of DevOps Research and Assessment, LLC (DORA) - Nicole Forsgren, CEO and Chief Scientist, and Jez Humble, CTO. Nicole and Jez are two of the key thought leaders in the DevOps movement and have done more…
Deep Dive - Security & DevOps (Guest: David Hafley)
Jun 4, 2018 • 23 min
In this Deep Dive edition, we go under the hood on a topic to get a practitioner point-of-view on Security and DevOps. In the last five years, the DevOps philosophy and culture has risen to transform the way software is developed and maintained, with its…
The New Age of Data Privacy (Guest: George Gerchow)
May 21, 2018 • 20 min
Data Privacy has gone from the sidelines to the front page - the revelations of Russion hackers influencing the US election, Facebook data being used to manipulate our voting patterns, and an endless parade of stories about yet another company being…
A Journey through Time and Security (Guest: Bill Burns)
May 14, 2018 • 38 min
Our guest this episode has had a front-row seat at some of the most game-changing innovators in the Internet Era - Netscape, Netflix, and now Informatica. He has seen the Information Security industry change dramatically since he first cut his proverbial…