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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 ...
 
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In part 2 of our interview with Steve Nouri, he spoke about AI specializations and share his thoughts about AI innovation in developing countries. He says that AI is quickly evolving and we’re going to see a lot of specialized people working in the AI field in bigger organizations. Also in this episode, we discuss personal branding and its importan…
 
We are joined by Steve Nouri, Head of Data Science & AI at Australian Computer Society and member of Forbes Technology Council. With 450k+ followers on LinkedIn, Felipe calls him “LinkedIn’s King of AI”. Steve’s background is in software engineering but he got interested in data over 14 years ago. He went on to get a masters degree in Data Analytic…
 
Organisations are in constant need of innovation to fulfill their end consumer’s needs. That’s why several companies have started innovation areas to help update and grow their main business. Today we are focusing on starting a Machine Learning and AI initiative within these innovation areas to grow the value they are providing, scale their results…
 
In this episode, Felipe speaks about what is going on with artificial intelligence in the retail space. Visual search and recommendations are currently trending in retail. Companies are offering the ability for consumers to search based on a picture. For instance, consumers can take a picture of a pair of shoes and find that product online, similar…
 
Christoph Molnar is a data scientist and Ph.D. candidate in interpretable machine learning. He is interested in making the decisions from algorithms more understandable for humans. Christoph is passionate about using statistics and machine learning on data to make humans and machines smarter. In this episode, Christoph explains how he decided to st…
 
Steve Monaghan is the Chief Digital Officer at Riyad Bank. He has a series of investments in banking and insurance using AI and new technologies in order to improve efficiency. He started out as a commercial pilot working 22 hours a day, running the aviation company during the day and flying at night. His first contact with data came when he starte…
 
Stuart Long is the CTO Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In his role, he identifies different product portfolios and pulls together solutions for different customer sets, such as public health, education, finance, retail, mining, and determines how to develop the solutions from HP’s product portfolio across all the different stacks. In this episode, Stua…
 
Organisations work hard on creating and building data science capabilities and models that will provide a real positive impact for their users. However, the feedback we’ve had from the Data Futurology audience shows there is a struggle to get ROI from their AI. So what do you do when your models and AI efforts are not living up to their promises? T…
 
If you are trying to choose what skills you should build as part of your career, no single answer fits everyone. It depends on your strengths and ambitions. Your strengths are the things you are naturally good at. If you're not sure what your strengths are, then think about the things that people come and ask you about. When someone asks you how yo…
 
In part 2 of our interview with Abhi Seth, he tells us that part of his role is to really drive scale for analytics across the ten businesses within TE. We learn how the adoption of analytics is enabled throughout the organization and a big component of that is driving, understanding and building capability within the Centre of Excellence (COE). He…
 
Abhi Seth started his journey as an industrial engineer which he describes as his passion, and then found his way into research. His PhD is in mechanical engineering, and human-computer interactions, which he says was kind of a double major PhD. Abhi started working with virtual reality applications for mechanical engineering and says back then it …
 
In part two of the Ultimate Uplevel for Business-focused Data Professionals, with Lillian Pierson, we learn about her data action strategy plan. She created a data evaluation use case workbox with 31 use cases broken down by industry and function and tells us that if you are innovative then it's actually everything you could possibly need. You don'…
 
We are joined by Lillian Pierson, a very well-known figure in the data space. She started her own business as a data consultant around 2013 and eventually started helping others become better data leaders and entrepreneurs. Currently, she has helped train and educate over a million data professionals! Lillian is not only a great data business mento…
 
In part 2 of this episode, Nitish shares his thoughts on how to ensure that the data scientists expertise are well utilized. He says their key metric last year for the entire team was to hit exactly one number - 100 active users for their data platform with only 50 data scientists! He also says organizations should focus on enabling self service ac…
 
When Global Head of Engineering, Nitish Mathew looks back at his journey over the last four years with Afterpay, he describes it as a phenomenal ride and a tremendous learning journey. They have had to reinvent themselves three times in a very real way, getting rid of their first and second platform and building with the view of not assuming that t…
 
In Part two of this episode, Nonna talks about the role culture plays in a data-driven organization and the importance of role accountability and the support of leadership. One of the things that Nonna strongly subscribes to is the RMIT vision to support their students in every possible way including a new initiative called the Data Innovation Hub …
 
Born in Moscow Russia, Nonna got her first degree in Engineering but after emigrating to Australia, soon realised there were few engineering jobs around. Nonna says she had no choice but to do more study and decided on a master’s degree in project management from RMIT. Nonna has spent the last two years at RMIT building a data and governance strate…
 
In Part 2 of getting to know Felipe Flores, Felipe answers questions on what types of environments and challenges keep him energised, where he sees the data science industry heading in the next few years, and how job seekers can de-risk decision making for their potential employers. Felipe talks about: Using data to improve Data Futurology The gap …
 
In part one of this special episode, Felipe reflects on the path his career has taken from his first start-up company to how he started Data Futurology and to his latest role in Healthcare. In this open and honest conversation, he reveals the mistakes he made along the way and the lessons he learned from those failures. Successful people do have st…
 
Pieter Vorster is the GM CSR & Chief Data Analytics Officer at Commonwealth Bank, one of the largest companies in Australia. He is an internationally recognized leader in the data analytics space with over 20 years of experience in industries like retail, wealth, corporate and investment banking, financial services, insurance, etc. In this episode,…
 
The digital transformation of the retail industry has been going on for years. It has increased speed, efficiency, and accuracy across every branch of retail business, thanks in large part to advanced data and predictive analytics systems that are helping companies make data-driven business decisions. None of those insights would be possible withou…
 
As few as 15% of data scientists today are women. And that lack of diversity is a serious issue. AI algorithms are susceptible to bias, so building them requires a team that includes a wide range of views and experiences. What’s preventing more women from joining the field? In this week’s podcast episode, Felipe will be speaking with Fiona Milne, H…
 
In this week’s episode, Felipe will be speaking with Simon Herbert, NSW Customer Service Department’s Chief Data Officer. Simon has worked for the NSW Data Analytics Centre for over three years. He has been instrumental in the transformation of the DAC to an agile culture. He and his team have built an advanced analytics service in the commercial c…
 
Today we have Apple’s Senior Data Scientist, Farhan Baluch as we deep dive into Data Analytics. Farhan has over 10 years of combined academic and industrial experience in machine learning. He likes to combine strategy with tactics and enjoy operating both at the micro and macro levels of data science efforts. As a neuroscientist, he worked on data …
 
We are joined by José Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte, Mexico's second largest financial group and also the most profitable one pre-pandemic. José had a long tenure at Mexico’s Central Bank, where he worked at the research department. Around 7 years ago, he joined Banorte and established the Analytics Business Unit. His…
 
Today we are joined by Doug Laney, Data & Analytics Innovation Fellow at West Monroe and Author of "Infonomics". Nearly two decades ago, Mr. Laney originated the field of Infonomics, developing methods to quantify information's economic value and apply asset management practices to information assets. He authored the book "Infonomics: Monetizing, M…
 
We have Kevin Buckley, Founder and CEO of Torrey Pines Law Group, PC in San Diego, USA. He joins us for an insightful chat on Life Sciences and AI. He created Torrey Pines Law Group when he returned home to San Diego in 2013. Throughout his career, he has successfully represented pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, spe…
 
We have Calvin Ng, Head of Equality and Linking at Equifax and Patrick Choy, Senior Consultant at Talent Insights Group. Today we are focusing on teams. Everything from hiring, how to structure them, retention and more useful tips. Patrick shared some tips for data scientists who want to differentiate themselves when going through recruitment proce…
 
Doug Farell is the Senior Web Engineer at Shutterfly and Author of The Well-Grounded Python Developer, he joined us as our first live webinar guest back in January. Doug has more than 20 years of software development experience in several industries and disciplines. Having been in the industry for many years, Doug fully embraces the concept that "c…
 
We are joined by Alexey Grigorev for an episode that will be very useful for anyone wanting to identify the skills needed to get into the data science world. Alexey works as a lead data scientist at OLX Group, where he deals with content moderation and image models. He is an experienced software engineer with 10 years of experience. In the last 6 y…
 
We have Matthew Dixon, Assistant Professor of Applied Math at the Illinois Institute of Technology and author of the textbook, Machine Learning in Finance: From Theory to Practice. He has also written several journal papers on algorithms and models for machine learning, blockchain based technologies with applications in fintech. Quotes: "Do you wan…
 
Merve Hickok, Founder of AIEthicist.org, joins us today to share her knowledge on AI Ethics. She is an independent consultant, lecturer and speaker on AI ethics and bias and its implications on individuals & society. She creates awareness, builds capacity and advocates for ethical and responsible AI while also collaborating with several national an…
 
We are joined by Michelle Perugini, she is the co-founder and CEO of Presagen and Life Whisperer. In 2017, she had the opportunity to combine her passion for healthcare and technology and started Presagen, an amazing company that's doing things that actually change people's lives. Presagen is both a platform and product company. They have a really …
 
In this episode we talk to Tyler Folkman, Head of Artificial Intelligence at Branded Entertainment Network. Tyler joined Branded Entertainment Network almost two years ago and ever since has been working on how to leverage AI and data in the world of entertainment, specifically product placement. Their work is similar to that of a recommendation al…
 
We have Carlos Avello, Marketing Science Lead at Amazon (Director of Marketing Analytics at eBay at the time of recording) joining us for an insightful chat on Causal Inference and how it can help businesses understand causes and impacts for better decision making. Even before ecommerce started, Carlos was already working within an extremely data-d…
 
We are joined by Aurelie Jacquet, Chair of Standards Australia, an independent not-for-profit organisation that specializes in the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia. Aurelie is an expert in governance, data ethics, privacy and responsible use of technology. She starts by sharing with us how her journey in th…
 
We’re starting 2021 with Silvio Giorgio, GM Data Science & Strategy at Australia Post. He is an energetic senior leader appointed by the Group CFO to disrupt finance from within. Silvio establishes and leads Data Science for Australia Post applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive modelling, robotics and much more to improve pe…
 
In our last episode, we have Alan Ho, Head of Global Partner Marketing at Tibco Software. We look back on the challenges brought by this year and, as it comes to an end, we reflect on what we need to do differently moving forward and what areas offer hope to those who wish to participate more actively in the data economy. As a part of today’s discu…
 
We are joined by Disha Goenka Das, Director of Marketing at Twitter APAC to discuss the modern CMO's job. Disha has had a great career in marketing and has experience in several areas like sales, operations, product management and product marketing. She describes herself as endlessly curious and always wanting to explore the world. Creating marketi…
 
Kate Carruthers, Chief Data & Insights Officer at the University of New South Wales joins us for an episode that discusses the results of a survey shared by She Loves Data across their community regarding women's expectations about their careers, given the challenges of the past year. To start us off, Kate shares how her change-ready attitude has a…
 
We are joined by Celine Le Cotonnec, Chief Data & Innovation Officer at Bank of Singapore and Shameek Kundu, Chief Data Officer at Standard Chartered Bank. They share with us their perspective on what the function and goal of the Chief Data Officer is. From Shameek’s experience, the function of the Chief Data Officer role varies by industry, maturi…
 
In this episode we have Figen Ulgen, Head of Data & Analytics at Woolworths NZ and Angela Kim, Head of Analytics & AI at Teachers Health joining us for a conversation around soft skills and their relevance in the world of data. Figen gives soft skills the same importance as technical skills, given that both of them are necessary for individuals to …
 
On our 7th episode we are joined by two very talented women, Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director & Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data/AI Technology at DBS Bank and Terisa Roberts, Director and Global Lead: Risk Modelling and Decisioning at SAS. Siew Choo shares with us DBS’s mindset around innovation. For them, the use of technology does not …
 
In this episode we have Vidyarth Eluppai Srivatsan, Director of Marketing Technology at The Coca-Cola Company and Pavel Bulowski, Chief Marketing Officer at Meiro and Co-Founder of She Loves Data. Vidyarth describes the Director of Marketing Technology position as a bridge between the roles of Chief Data Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief I…
 
With AI determining many system-led decisions, from who gets a job, a loan or business opportunity, the need to ensure diversity and inclusivity in the creation of algorithmic rules becomes more important. In our fifth episode, we have Glenda Crisp, Chief Data Officer at National Australia Bank. She started her career in tech as a programmer in a b…
 
In this episode, we have Virginia Wheway Vice President of Data & Analytics at Koala and Jan Sheppard, Chief Data Officer at the Tertiary Education Commission in New Zealand. Diversity is a broad area, and it includes gender, age, ethnicity, etc. Fostering diversity in an organization starts with the recruiting and hiring process.To make sure you h…
 
When lockdowns started, people around the world, especially women, found themselves juggling with their personal and professional lives. In this episode we have Kathryn Gulifa, Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Worksafe Victoria, and Stuti Sharma, Director of Data Science at Visa who share with us the challenges they faced while trying to cope with…
 
Anu Madgavkar is a partner at McKinsey Global Institute and she’s done important research on Covid-19’s effect on gender inequality and the future of women at work. Anu talks about the diversity dividend and the compelling statistics supporting it. A study from +1000 companies around the world, found that organizations in the top quartile in terms …
 
Data Futurology podcast host, Felipe Flores interviews She Loves Data co-founders Jana Marlé-Zizková and Pavel Bulowski, who share how they found a philanthropic niche in data literacy while pushing for more diverse and inclusive workforces. What started as a data workshop for a roomful of friends and friends of friends, has grown into a 21k+ commu…
 
Dr. Alex Antic is the Head of Data Science at the Software Innovation Institute. He has 17+ years of experience across different industries including Federal and State government, Insurance, Asset Management, Banking (Investment and Retail), Consulting and Academia. Alex has recently been recognised as one of the Top 10 Analytics Leaders in Austral…
 
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