Data Futurology

33 EpisodesProduced by Felipe Flores

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… read more

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#33 Graeme McDermott - Chief Data Officer

December 12th, 2018

1:03:05
Graeme started in actuarial science and developed a love for algorithms and automation. He worked in data warehousing before moving into data …

#32 Carole Wai Hai - Head of Data Science & Analytics

December 4th, 2018

1:00:59
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 …

#31 Scott Wilson - Founder & CEO

November 28th, 2018

1:04:46
Scott started his career pushing trolleys at Woolworths. In his career he rose to management levels in retail with Woolworths, consumer goods with …

#30 Aaron Black - Chief Data Officer

November 21st, 2018

1:00:34
Aaron started his career working in accounting and building management information systems (MIS). He had his own company, worked in multiple …

#29 Dr. Klaus Ifflander - Chief Analytics Officer

November 12th, 2018

1:01:12
Klaus started his career doing internships at Yahoo! and the port of Hamburg. He worked as a consultant and completed a PhD in Quantitative …

#28 Jennifer Prendki - VP of Machine Learning & Data Strategist

November 5th, 2018

1:08:01
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 …

#27 Dr. Mark Nasila - Chief Analytics Officer

October 29th, 2018

54:22
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 …

#26 Sam Robertson - Head of Research & Innovation

October 23rd, 2018

55:02
Sam's background is in sports & exercise science. He has an accomplished career in sport analytics. Today, he is the Head of Research and …

#25 Ben Taylor - Chief Al Officer & Cofounder

October 15th, 2018

1:31:53
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 …

#24 Mistakes in Building a DS Capability by Felipe Flores

October 9th, 2018

26:48
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 …

#23 Mario Vinasco - Marketing Analytics and Data Science Mgr

October 2nd, 2018

1:11:39
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 …

#22 Kshira Saagar - Head of Analytics and Data Science

September 25th, 2018

59:48
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 …

#21 Antony Ugoni - Director, Global Matching and Analytics

September 18th, 2018

1:11:15
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 …

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

September 10th, 2018

1:15:28
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 …

#19 Vlad Kazantsev - Head of Data Science

September 5th, 2018

58:17
Vlad started his career in visual effects & computer graphics. He worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, Dark Knight, Happy Feet. He …

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

August 28th, 2018

58:02
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 …

#17 Naomi Clarke - Head of Data

August 21st, 2018

1:14:13
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 …

#16 Apollo Gerolymbos - Head of Data Analytics

August 14th, 2018

1:12:27
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 …

#15 Tony Laing - General Manager Analytics & Data Services

August 7th, 2018

1:21:41
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 …

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

August 1st, 2018

1:15:57
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: - …

#13 Ernesto Bernado - Chief Product & Marketing Officer

July 25th, 2018

59:06
In this episode we speak with Ernesto Bernardo, he is the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at iContainers. We talk about: - whether leaders of …

#12 Alessandro Pregnolato - Director of Analytics

July 17th, 2018

1:32:28
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 …

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

July 10th, 2018

1:01:42
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 …

#10 Jonathan Hart - Head of Data Science & Analytics

July 4th, 2018

1:12:42
In this episode we speak with Jonathan Hart, Head of Data Science & Analytics at MullenLowe Profero. We talk about: - his journey working in the …

#9 Matt McDevitt - Director of Data Engineering

June 26th, 2018

1:03:08
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, …

#8 Agile Data Science by Felipe Flores

June 20th, 2018

52:04
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 …

#7 Sandra Hogan - Group Head of Customer Analytics

June 12th, 2018

59:36
In this episode we speak to Sandra Hogan, Group Head of Customer Analytics at Origin Energy. We talk about: - how to successfully apply data …

#6 Dr Mark Blakey - Ex-Managing Director

June 7th, 2018

1:42:33
In this episode we speak to Mark Blakey, Ex-Managing Director at his own technology company Mainstream Consulting. We talk about: - how to combine …

#5 Dr Anthony Rea - Chief Data Officer

May 29th, 2018

58:06
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 …

#4 Dr Sam Kharazmi - Head of Data Science

May 23rd, 2018

1:28:39
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 …

#3 Dr Jacek Kowalski - Chief Data Scientist

May 15th, 2018

1:33:27
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 …

#2 Ben Pattison - Head of Customer Data Science

May 15th, 2018

1:27:56
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 …

#1 Dr Eugene Dubossarsky - Chief Data Scientist & Principal Trainer

May 15th, 2018

2:15:11
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 …
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