Data Futurology - Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence From Industry Leaders

52 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 a g… read more

52 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Danielle Timmins – Chief Data Analytics Officer

May 23rd, 2019

46:26

Danielle Timmins is the Chief Data Analytics Officer for Free Range Creatives. Free Range Creatives is a digital marketing agency that is deeply rooted in data and analytics. They have a different view on agency life …

Peter Elger – Founder and CEO

May 16th, 2019

56:34

Peter Elger is the founder and CEO of fourTheorem; his focus is on delivering business value to his clients through the application of cutting edge …

Prakash Baskar – Founder and President

May 10th, 2019

59:55

Prakash Baskar is the Founder and President of Khyanafi. He helps data leaders to rapidly transition and accelerate the success of data, analytics, and digital initiatives. Previously, Prakash was the Chief Data Officer …

Valeriy Babushkin – Head of Data Science, Kaggle Competition Master (Top 60)

May 4th, 2019

54:30

Valeriy Babushkin is the Head of Data Science at X5 Retail Group where he leads a team of 50+ people (4 departments: Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Computer Vision, R&D) and increases profit in a 25+ billion USD …

Jay Liu - Chief Data Scientist at Digital-Dandelion

April 26th, 2019

43:28

Jay Liu is the Chief Data Scientist at Digital-Dandelion specializing in helping insurance, and medical organizations innovate by integrating the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data …

Marek Rucinski – Deputy Commissioner, Smarter Data Program

April 19th, 2019

38:59

Marek Rucinski is the Deputy Commisioner leading the Smarter Data Program at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Marek has taken part and driven …

Jonny Bentwood – Global Head of Data & Analytics

April 12th, 2019

55:02

Jonny Bentwood is the Global Head of Data & Analytics at Golin. Jonny is an innovative leader with 15+ years of experience in communications - …

Warwick Graco - Senior Director Data Science

April 5th, 2019

1:09:52

Warwick Graco is the Senior Director of Data Science at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He has worked in defence, health, and taxation and has …

Caroline Worboys - Data Expert, Investor, Advisor, COO & Vice Chair

March 29th, 2019

57:41

Caroline Worboys is a data expert, investor, advisor, COO at Outra & Vice Chair at DMA Group. She has been working in the data industry for over …

Kevin Harrison - Chief Data Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer

March 23rd, 2019

45:43

Kevin Harrison is working as Chief Data Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Oakland in California. Prior to this he worked as the first ever Chief Data Officer for the State of Illinois. During …

Michael Tamir - Head of Data Science & Data Science Lecturer

March 16th, 2019

38:55

Mike serves as Head of Data Science at Uber ATG and lecturer for UC Berkeley iSchool Data Science master’s program.  Mike has led several teams of …

David Niemi - VP Measurement and Evaluation

March 5th, 2019

1:06:15

David Niemi is Vice President of Measurement and Evaluation at Kaplan, Inc., where he oversees efforts to improve the quality of measurement across …

Kjersten Moody - Chief Data and Analytics Officer

February 27th, 2019

1:00:18

Kjersten Moody joined State Farm in July 2017 as Vice President and Chief Data & Analytics Officer in Bloomington, Illinois. 

Previously, …

Matt Kuperholz - Partner and Chief Data Scientist

February 22nd, 2019

59:28

In this episode I talk to Matt Kuperholz. Matt currently works for PWC as a Partner in their Analytic Intelligence Area and is their Chief Data …

How to build a world class data science team

February 15th, 2019

25:01

In this episode, I talk about data scientists and ways you can attract the best talent to your team. Instead of telling your employees what they can …

Dr. Kristen Sosulski - Associate Professor of Data Visualization NYU Stern; Director, Learning Science Lab; Author of Data Visualization Made Simple and Consultant

February 12th, 2019

46:40

In this episode I talk to Kristen Sosulski who is the Data Visualization Professor at NYU Stern School of Business. She has just written the book …

Kickstarting 2019 With A Look Back at 2018 (Part 2): Episodes 19 to 34

February 5th, 2019

1:09:24

A lot of listeners have asked what have been my takeaways from the 30+ discussions with the guests on this podcast so far. To launch 2019 I’ve done a look back at all episodes from 2018. This is part 2 where I discuss …

Kickstarting 2019 With A Look Back at 2018 (Part 1): Episodes 1 to 18

February 2nd, 2019

1:06:27

A lot of listeners have asked what have been my takeaway points from the 30+ discussions with the guests on this podcast so far. To launch 2019 I’ve done a look back at all episodes from 2018. This is part 1 where I …

#34 Sally Grove - General Manager of Insights

December 20th, 2018

1:03:47

Sally is the General Manager of Insights at the Australian Motoring Services. She previously spent 10 years working in banking and today she shares her story.

We speak about:
* Fraud analytics in big banks
* End to end …

#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 about:

#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:

- his …

#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 is,

#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, data …

#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 science,

#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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