Data Futurology

Data Futurology

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Data Futurology is data from a human lens. In Data Futurology, experienced Data Science Leaders from around the world tell us their stories, challenges and the lessons learned throughout their career. We also ask them: - What makes a great data scientist? What skills are required? - How to become a great data science leader? - How should I grow and get the most out of my team? - What is a good data strategy? and how do I best implement it? - What are interesting applications of ML/AI that I should be considering in my industry? To find out more visit www.datafuturology.com
#32 Carole Wai Hai - Head of Data Science & Analytics
Dec 4 • 60 min
Carole had an unusual path into data science. She’s worked as a content project manager, in strategic planning and in sales before getting into data through Business Intelligence at Fyber where she eventually became their Head of Analytics. Today she is…
#31 Scott Wilson - Founder & CEO
Nov 28 • 64 min
Scott started his career pushing trolleys at Woolworths. In his career he rose to management levels in retail with Woolworths, consumer goods with Kraft Foods, Fonterra SPC and PZ Cussons, then in media with 21st Century Fox. He then became the CEO of…
#30 Aaron Black - Chief Data Officer
Nov 21 • 60 min
Aaron started his career working in accounting and building management information systems (MIS). He had his own company, worked in multiple industries and then got into biology and genomics. Today he is the Chief Data Officer at the Inova Translational…
#29 Dr. Klaus Ifflander - Chief Analytics Officer
Nov 12 • 61 min
Klaus started his career doing internships at Yahoo! and the port of Hamburg. He worked as a consultant and completed a PhD in Quantitative Marketing. Today he is the Chief Analytics Officer at YAS.life We speak about: * The importance of getting applied…
#28 Jennifer Prendki - VP of Machine Learning & Data Strategist
Nov 5 • 68 min
Jennifer started her career as a particle physicist before becoming a data scientist. After gaining experience in many fields including high frequency algorithmic trading & advertising, she was Atlassian’s first Chief Data Scientist. Today she is the VP…
#27 Dr. Mark Nasila - Chief Analytics Officer
Oct 29 • 54 min
Mark used to be a statistics lecturer at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. He then joined First National Bank as a quantitative analyst where he climbed through the ranks to Head of Advanced Analytics and beyond. Today he is the Chief Analytics…
#26 Sam Robertson - Head of Research & Innovation
Oct 22 • 55 min
Sam’s background is in sports & exercise science. He has an accomplished career in sport analytics. Today, he is the Head of Research and Innovation at the Western Bulldogs and an Associate Professor at Victoria University. We speak about: * Using ML to…
#25 Ben Taylor - Chief Al Officer & Cofounder
Oct 15 • 91 min
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…
#24 Mistakes in Building a DS Capability by Felipe Flores
Oct 9 • 26 min
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…
#23 Mario Vinasco - Marketing Analytics and Data Science Mgr
Oct 2 • 71 min
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…
#22 Kshira Saagar - Head of Analytics and Data Science
Sep 25 • 59 min
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…
#21 Antony Ugoni - Director, Global Matching and Analytics
Sep 18 • 71 min
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…
#20 David Greenberg - Senior VP and Head of Data Analytics
Sep 10 • 75 min
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…
#19 Vlad Kazantsev - Head of Data Science
Sep 5 • 58 min
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…
#18 Dr. Ahmed Khamassi - Vice President of Data Science
Aug 28 • 58 min
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…
#17 Naomi Clarke - Head of Data
Aug 21 • 74 min
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…
#16 Apollo Gerolymbos - Head of Data Analytics
Aug 14 • 72 min
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 -…
#15 Tony Laing - General Manager Analytics & Data Services
Aug 7 • 81 min
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…
#14 Dr Gabriel Maeztu -Medical Doctor & Chief Data Scientist
Aug 1 • 75 min
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 &…
#13 Ernesto Bernado - Chief Product & Marketing Officer
Jul 25 • 59 min
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…
#12 Alessandro Pregnolato - Director of Analytics
Jul 17 • 92 min
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…
#11 Takaharu Tsuda -Practice Director & Head of Data Science
Jul 10 • 61 min
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…
#10 Jonathan Hart - Head of Data Science & Analytics
Jul 4 • 72 min
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…
#9 Matt McDevitt - Director of Data Engineering
Jun 26 • 63 min
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…
#8 Agile Data Science by Felipe Flores
Jun 20 • 52 min
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…
#7 Sandra Hogan - Group Head of Customer Analytics
Jun 12 • 59 min
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…
#6 Dr Mark Blakey - Ex-Managing Director
Jun 7 • 102 min
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…
#5 Dr Anthony Rea - Chief Data Officer
May 28 • 58 min
In this episode we speak to Dr Anthony Rea, Chief Data Officer at The Bureau of Meteorology of Australia. We talk about what happens to over 30 petabytes of weather data in one of Australia’s largest super computer, how to combine data governance and…
#4 Dr Sam Kharazmi - Head of Data Science
May 22 • 88 min
In this episode we speak to Dr Sam Kharazmi, Head of Data Science at RedBubble. We talk about how to focus on product & users with your data science efforts, how data science can add value to company growth at different stages of the company’s journey,…
#3 Dr Jacek Kowalski - Chief Data Scientist
May 15 • 93 min
In this episode we speak to Dr Jacek Kowalski, Chief Data Scientist at Australian Unity. We talk about pragmatic and realistic data science, data science for startups and corporates, leadership in analytics, what it takes to get analytics projects through…
#2 Ben Pattison - Head of Customer Data Science
May 15 • 87 min
In this episode we speak to Ben Pattison, Head of Customer Data Science at Medibank. We talk about getting buy-in from stakeholders, how to develop data scientists, the relationship with technology and business, how to define strategic priorities for your…
#1 Dr Eugene Dubossarsky - Chief Data Scientist & Principal Trainer
May 15 • 135 min
In this episode we speak to Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Chief Data Scientist at AlphaZetta and Principal Trainer at Presciient.com We talk about data literacy, questions to ask your potential employer, his definition of actionable insights and much more! For…