Data Talks with Ashutosh Nandeshwar show

Data Talks with Ashutosh Nandeshwar

Summary: A show about how data and technology are shaping our world every day with your host Ashutosh Nandeshwar, PhD. Most popular topics: data, machine learning, AI, start up, success, career, advice, storytelling. Learn more about the host at

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 What's Common Among Existentialism, Philanthropy and AI? Nathan Fay describes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:27

Nathan Fay is a associate vice president of prospect development at City of Hope, one of the nations top National Cancer Institutes. Nathan is working on a couple of books called "Precision Prospect Development" and "Precision Philanthropy: Using AI to Solve World's Greatest Challenges" with Nathan Chappell. We cover: How the search for "truth" led Nathan from philosophy to philanthropy Why we must share success stories of data and how to champion for insights

 Mark Peterson, former analytics chief at USAID, describes technology for development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:30

Mark Peterson, ex-Division Chief, Data and Analytics at US Global Development Lab, USAID, founded a team to create new ways to generate, share, and analyze data to more effectively meet the challenges of poverty, hunger, and disease. Currently, he is researching ways to further development at Orange Silicon Valley. In this talk, he shares: How cell phone data can provide clues about the spread of diseases How information asymmetry can create inequity

 AI, philanthropy, agriculture, and meaning of life by David Lawson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:30

David Lawson sure knows about big data, AI, and philanthropy. He built various successful data companies and is the author of the book:  Big Good - Philanthropy in the Age of Big Data & Cognitive Computing. The best part of the conversation was when David said, "We aren't gifted with the meaning of life; however, we are gifted with a meaningful life."

 It's really not about analytics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:44

Rodger Devine knows about change. He used to be in the backroom writing client-server management tools and keeping the servers up. Now, he leads leadership annual giving program as well as data analytics and advancement operations at one of the largest colleges at USC. 

 Jon Boeckenstedt, higher ed data wizard and WaPo contributor, describes ops of a major data-driven university | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:11

Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing, shares how DePaul university uses data to keep a competitive edge in enrolling quality students, yet providing opportunities to who need the most. You will also learn, hidden under the spoken words, about Jon's guiding principles of his own success as well as the people he deeply cares about. What an amazing person!

 Regan Holt, CEO of Uprising Tech, shares her vision of fundraising CRMs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:28

If Regan Holt, CEO of Uprising Tech, has her way, she will make the user interfaces of CRMs almost invisible to the user. She says that the user experience should dictate how CRMs are designed. She knows a few things about this. She worked as an advancement services professional for many years at Northwestern. Then started her company to create a Google-like interface for fundraising professionals to search for prospective donors by interests.

 Elissa Fink, CMO of Tableau, shares how data can help marketing and sales both | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:55

Elissa Fink, the chief marketing officer of Tableau, gives her frank opinion on data helps us everybody. It helps us separate facts from opinions. It helps us build empathy. It helps us work better with our co-workers. She describes her journey to Tableau and shares the secrets of successful data-driven sales operations.

 Jeffrey Martin from EAB shares his insights on trends in philanthropy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:51

Jeff Martin, a senior consultant at EAB, shares his insights from his comprehensive research on fundraiser productivity. 

 Visual communications expert Nolan Haimes on storytelling and slide design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:05

Nolan Haimes, principal of Nolan Haimes Creative, shares his thoughts on good storytelling and slide design. And, he definitely knows something about those areas: he is only of the 12 Microsoft Powerpoint MVP's in the US and he has created high-end presentations and keynote addresses for Fortune 500 CEOs.  You can learn about him at and listen to his podcast at

 Chris Sorenson shares the secrets to success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:00

Chris Sorenson, the man behind a very successful conference for fundraising folks who deal with data and systems, and also the founder of a rapid fast reporting tool called Michelangelo, doesn't hold back in this talk. With his typical contagious enthusiasm, he gives advice on entrepreneurship, success, an

 How higher ed institutions can win the attention battle by Nick Zeckets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:28

Nick Zeckets, CEO of Quadwrangle, tells about his experience learning about millennial insights, creating a AI higher-ed start-up, and bursting news bubble

 How AI will change the fundraising industry describes Adam Martel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:23

In this episode, you will learn about data and AI's impact in fundraising from our guest Adam Martel, CEO and founder of AI-drive fundraising company Gravyty.


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