Data Futurology - Leadership And Strategy in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science show

Data Futurology - Leadership And Strategy in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science

Summary: Artificial intelligence is a tremendously beneficial technology that's advancing at an incredibly rapid pace. As more and more organisations adopt and implement AI we find that the main challenges are not in the technology itself but in the human side, ie: the approaches, chosen problems and what's called 'the last mile', etc. That's why Data Futurology focuses on the leadership side of AI and how to get the most value from it. Join me, Felipe Flores, a Data Science executive with almost 20 years of experience in the space. Every week I speak with top industry leaders from around the world

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 #126 Data-Driven Approaches From Politics to Aerospace with Adam Bonnifield – VP Artificial Intelligence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2465

In episode 2 of our “Bitesize Insights for Data Driven Leaders” Series, Adam Bonnifield is a VP of Artificial Intelligence at Airbus. He is a former Chief Product Officer (Census) at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Co-Founder of Spinnakr and Giv.to. Adam lives and breathes online engagement - he ran digital strategy for political campaigns since he was in college, breaking Congressional fundraising records. After graduating from Cambridge University, he was awarded the Tsuzuki Fellowship to direct online youth outreach in Japan. Enjoy Adam Bonnifield in our Bitesize Insights for Data Driven Leaders” Series! Quotes: “Don’t talk so much when you’re the boss. Just stop talking so much about stuff.” “You have a sort of natural optimism because you have the experience of building something from nothing. And realizing that anything can be done, especially in data technology. At the same time, you’re a child when it comes to navigating corporate politics. “I was the kid that went to the Aerospace Museum every week. I am in love with aircraft. When you work with a company with a specialized product, you’re surrounded by people with a patriotic feeling for what they do.” “It was a special time because it wasn't really known what you could do with data.” “If you're working in data science, I would look for companies with complex supply problems." “We need a new paradigm of data storytelling and data visualisation built for regular people.” Read the full episode summary here: Episode #126 Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #125 Transitioning From Academia to Business – The Skills Gap with David Hardoon – Senior Adviser for Data and Artificial Intelligence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3282

David is the Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence at UnionBank Philippines. Concurrently David is an external advisor to Singapore's Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) and to Singapore's Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Data Science). David loves the idea of programming logic. We have the ability to use information as mechanisms to assist us on a day-to-day basis. So, David was inspired to explore the possibilities of data. After high school, David considered artificial intelligence or astrophysics. However, he ended up finding a place that has a combined degree of computer science and artificial intelligence. In fact, he was the second student to complete the degree. Stay tuned as David gives his perspective on data governance – it's a mechanism that allows us to identify what we should and shouldn't do. In addition, David reveals his views on AI governance, and David explains how he balances all of his work. Quotes: “I was called a geek many, many times in my life, so I’m going to own it now.” “The objective is: how do you take these very complex ideas, and explain them in very pragmatic, very relatable terms.” “I personally have a bit of an aversion to the term [data scientist], for two reasons: every scientist uses data, and it’s just too generic.” “We need to also equally realise when data isn’t relevant, … a process is what’s required.” Read the full episode summary here: Episode #125 Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #124 The Data Science Team: Skills Needed, Purpose and How to Structure with Dan Costanza – Chief Data Scientist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1812

Dan Costanza, Chief Data Scientist at Citi, joins me for the first episode in the new “Bitesize Insights for Data Driven Leaders” Series. Dan opens the show by explaining how he got interested in data. After graduating from college, Dan went into an investment banking role. Eventually, he received an exciting project that got him started down the data path. Dan says as someone who didn’t study computer science in school, it has been a heavy lift trying to get those technical skills up to par. During a code-heavy project, Dan needed to learn how to break up the project and work through it. Also, he learned how to think about sampling data without bias. Then, Dan explains the importance of emotional intelligence for data science. Conscientiousness and emotional intelligence are the things that you can actually interview for. Instead of judging people on their grades, we need to judge people on their ethics, communication skills, and willingness to work in teams. In India, Dan set up a data science team. The talent in India is insane. However, there are cultural differences Dan needed to work through. For instance, he told his team that they needed to speak up when they had ideas. If you create space for people to bring their own thoughts, you’ll hear loads of good suggestions. Before Dan told his team that, they would withhold useful information. Quotes: “When you look at the hiring research again, like there are two real categories and the one is things you don’t interview for, which are the intellectual horsepower things and those are - how smart you are, do you have some specific skills I need. The word that always comes up on the other side is conscientiousness, and that encompasses the stuff we talked about at the beginning, and the emotional intelligence, teamwork parts of it and those are the things you do actually interview for. Which is counterintuitive for a lot of people who work in quanti type roles because you want to ask people really hard questions, to see if they are smart, but the problem is the data doesn’t support that as being predictive of anything when you control for their grades.” “You start by spraying things around, working with a lot of people, just to get the volume in and see who those people are and meet people, and as you work a little bit, you start to understand their own types of workflow.” “More powerful then compliant is having good ethics there on the ground.” Read the full episode summary here: Episode #124 Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #123 Why We Need to Focus on Implementing Data Governance with Michelle Pinheiro – Head of Enterprise Data Governance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3663

Michelle is Head of Enterprise Data Governance at ANZ Bank. In this role, Michelle is responsible for Data Governance strategy across the group, ANZ Data Privacy and Ethics framework, Enterprise Metadata Management, Data Risk and a Centre of Excellence for Data Quality. Michelle has over 25 years of experience in the world of Data and utilizes that knowledge to help foster organized and sustainable large scale analytical environments for commercial success. Michelle has a particular interest in building frameworks for ethical data use by successfully developing ANZ’s principles for Data Ethics. In this episode, Michelle describes the importance of transparency in data ethics. For instance, in the world of insurance, people want to know how their premium is calculated. What information is the company using to calculate the insurance premiums? So, the insurance company needs to explain what information they are putting into the black box. Insurance algorithms for premiums are like the formula for Coca-Cola; no one ever shares it. To combat this, Michelle needed to put herself in the mindset of the customer. Stay tuned as Michelle explains how the customer journey can benefit from data governance. Also, Michelle reveals where she thinks the future of data ethics is going, how data ethics overlaps with data governance, and the ways that consent fits into data ethics. Quotes: “I did a lot of work in redesigning documents and determining what information to disclose and that really comes down to transparency and transparency is a big aspect of data ethics.” “That was a legislation where you actually had to articulate what are the factors, what is the information that you give us that we actually then use to calculate your premium. So it took it from being an enigma to explaining these are the inputs that we put in. And that's got a lot of relevance to today's world with artificial intelligence which is what information are you putting into that black box to then produce the outcomes that are going to impact me. And so I guess that's the genesis of it and that was a really big change in the insurance world because insurance algorithms for premiums are like the formula for Coca-Cola nobody ever shares them anywhere.” “I'm not shy about saying you know data is not part of the IT world, it's part of the business world.” Read the full episode summary here: Episode #123 Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #122 Optimising Conversational AI Dialogue Systems with Dr. Maria Aretoulaki - CEO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4090

DialogCONNECTION was founded in 2008 by our Director and Lead Consultant, Dr. Maria Aretoulaki. Maria has been designing Speech IVRs and Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) since 1996, long before Voice Assistants, but also before telephone self-service was mainstream. She got into Voice through a Post-Doc in Spoken Dialogue Management for Speech recognition applications, after having got a PhD and an MSc in NLP and Machine Learning and a BA (Hons) in Linguistics & English. In this episode, Dr. Maria explains how she started in the data space. When looking through the list of available master's degrees, she found one in machine translation and was utterly fascinated. Dr. Maria learned how to translate Spanish sentences into English sentences using machine translation. There are all sorts of rules and contexts that the machine needs to learn. For instance, because language is complex, it's difficult for a machine to pick out which sentences belong in the summary of an article. Humans can't even all agree on which sentences belong in a summary! Quotes: “[To start your own company] You're never that prepared.” “Usually we were approaching people to do a project, but rarely would "go live" materialise.” “Flexibility, multitasking and resilience are the main lessons.” “How you formulate a question is really important.” “But also you get an insight into things you haven't even thought about.” “Every single connection is valuable” Read the full episode summary here: Episode #122 Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #121 The Strategic Importance of Data Warehousing and Analytical Software With Craig Rowlands – Senior Executive Information Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3618

Craig Rowlands is the Senior Executive Information Management at Medibank. Craig’s role is to provide thought leadership, aligned with expertise in delivering pragmatic business focus information management solutions whilst leading improvements in the data landscape. Whilst at Medibank, Craig has transitioned Medibank from a legacy data management team to a cloud first data capability based on a DevOps methodology to provide Medibank with the right technology, process and people to achieve its long term aspirational objectives. He has an extensive background in data, commencing in the UK until he moved to Australia in 2011. Whilst in the UK Craig worked for blue chip banking and finance industry leaders such as Barclays, First Direct, GE and Hbos. His first role in Australia was with ANZ as Head of Decision Systems. Craig joined Medibank from Latitude Financial Services (formally GE) where as Head of Data Management he led a large team responsible for data strategy & design, data governance and business intelligence reporting. Quotes: "You reach a crossroad in your career as an analysts where you either stay true to yourself and be a technician or you move into a leadership position role where you bring others along the journey." "There is so much variety in data today. From the data science world to the reporting world to the information management world and all the roles in there. To become a good leader, my view was I needed to know at least a little bit about each area." "[Helping the customer] is the outcome and the power that data can provide." "So, my philosophy has always been I give them 2 or 3 small wins backed up by 1 big one. We keep the momentum going because that way we can keep the seed funding going." Read the full episode summary here: Episode #121  Enjoy the show!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #120 Natural Language Processing with Catherine Havasi – CEO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2531

Catherine Havasi's dream and mission are to give computers the ability to think about the world more like a person and less like a machine. Equally important is putting this innovation into practice in a way that effects real business outcomes and transforms our everyday lives. Catherine has twenty years of experience in directing and doing cutting edge research, operationalizing it, and using it to drive real results. In this episode, Catherine explains how she started in the data world. Read this full episode summary on our website: #120 Natural Language Processing with Catherine Havasi – CEO Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #119 Finding Success in Data-Driven Entrepreneurship with Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – President | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2882

Dr. AnnMaria has a proven track record in founding successful businesses. 7 Generation Games is her fourth company and a spin-off of her consulting firm, The Julia Group. She was previously the president of R&R Consulting and Vice President of Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc. and is also currently CEO of the Julia Group. Both the Julia Group and Spirit Lake Consulting went on to generate over $1 million in contracts. She has authored grants that have received tens of millions of dollars in funding, including more than $30 million for Native American programs. Read this full episode summary on our website: #119 Finding Success in Data-Driven Entrepreneurship with Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – President Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #118 Smart Tech Meets a Smart Dr’s Passion to Solve Blindness with Andrew Bastawrous – Co-Founder & CEO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2451

#1 in our new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Series, Andrew is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) and Associate Professor in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has worked and researched in over twenty countries, including two years living in Kenya, where he led a significant eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek. In this episode, Andrew reveals his own story and how he found out about his poor vision. When Andrew got glasses, his life completely changed. Read this full episode summary on our website: Smart Tech Meets a Smart Dr’s Passion to Solve Blindness with Andrew Bastawrous  – Co-Founder & CEO Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #117 Driving commercial opportunities at F1 with Max Métral – Senior Analytics Manager | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2736

Max Métral is a self-motivated professional with a successful track record in data science and analytics cross-functional roles for worldwide organizations. In this episode, Max dives deep into his background and how he found his interest in data. Read this full episode summary on our website: #117 Driving commercial opportunities with Max Métral  – Senior Analytics Manager Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #116 Navigating The COVID-19 Landscape: Changes For Data Scientists in the Job Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2916

In this episode, we hear a panel discussion from Stuart Garland- Director of Blink Recruitment and Data Futurology Director & Podcast Host, Felipe Flores. With the current pandemic drastically affecting the Australian Data Science market, it can feel scary and unknown to people who are looking for a new role or career change within the industry. Read this full episode summary on our website: Navigating The COVID-19 Landscape: Changes For Data Scientists in the Job Market Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #115 AI Ethics with Stephanie Kelley – PhD Candidate in AI Ethics at Queen's University, IEEE Ethically Aligned Design for Finance Working Committee Member | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2421

At Queen's University, Stephanie Kelley is a Ph.D. Candidate in Management Analytics at the Smith School of Business. Her research focuses on the ethics of analytics and artificial intelligence in financial services. She uses methods from management analytics and organisational behaviour to understand the causes and prevention methods for AI ethics challenges. Stay tuned as Stephanie discusses measuring ethics, how countries are taking a stance on AI ethics, and why AI ethics are a competitive advantage. Read this full episode summary on our website: AI Ethics with Stephanie Kelley – PhD Candidate in AI Ethics at Queen's University, IEEE Ethically Aligned Design for Finance Working Committee Member Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #114 Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms with Rishal Hurbans – Solutions Architect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2329

Rishal is a solutions architect at Entelect. Rishal founded Prolific Idea in 2015, where innovation is cultivated through research and technology. Prolific Idea has since launched a collaborative productivity platform, Hivemind, and is currently building a straight-through document processing platform, Viszen.tech. In this episode, Rishal dives deep into his story and explains how he got involved in the tech industry. Read this full episode summary on our website: #114 Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms with Rishal Hurbans  – Solutions Architect Thank you to our sponsor: Fyrebox - Make Your Own Quiz! And as always, we appreciate your Reviews, Follows, Likes, Shares and Ratings. Thank you so much for listening. Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #113 Practices of the Python Pro with Dane Hillard – Author and Lead Web Application Developer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2072

Dane Hillard is a software engineer and web developer interested in education, biotechnology, and open source. Today, he shares about the exciting world of web development and how he started. Dane speaks about the future of web development. Read this full episode summary on our website:  >>> #113 Practices of the Python Pro with Dane Hillard – Author and Lead Web Application Developer Thank you to our sponsor: Fyrebox - Make Your Own Quiz! And as always, we appreciate your Reviews, Follows, Likes, Shares and Ratings. Thank you so much for listening. Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

 #112 How To Ensure Success In Your Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 508

Have you ever gone to a meeting to show the outputs of your project, and it goes terribly wrong? When a meeting goes sour, your project gets delayed, or you have to completely restart. If you are meeting with all your stakeholders at once, that is not the real meeting. Instead,  Felipe says to have one-on-one sessions with each of the stakeholders well before the group meeting. This will take more time, but everyone will get dedicated attention. If you do this well before the group meeting, then you will have time to adjust your work. Overall, this will help your stakeholders be more bonded to your project and eventually turn the odds in your favor. Another way to ensure success in your work is by having regular working sessions with your stakeholders. They are working sessions, so you need to be vulnerable and show what you are up to. Make sure the stakeholders know that their input and concerns have gone into your work. This will help develop strong relationships with your stakeholders, and your work will have more impact. Plus, if and when something goes wrong, your stakeholders will be on your side and will likely help you solve it. Enjoy the show! We speak about: [01:30] Why you should have one-on-one meetings with your stakeholders [02:50] Create ongoing and regular update meetings with your stakeholders [05:40] How your stakeholders will help you solve problems Quotes: “Take your stakeholder’s feedback and improve the project.” “Give each stakeholder dedicated time.” “The group meeting is not the real meeting.” Thank you to our sponsor: Fyrebox - Make Your Own Quiz! And as always, we appreciate your Reviews, Follows, Likes, Shares and Ratings. Thank you so much for listening. Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datafuturology/message

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