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Data Chats Podcast
Pragmatic Institute‘s data podcast, where we cover emerging and relevant topics in data science, data analytics, data engineering and pretty much all things data.
Nov 17, 2023
Bridging the Gap Between Data Science and Business
"There's a gap between the technical side and the business side. You need to bridge that gap with a common understanding of what's predicted, how well, and what's done about it." – Eric Siegel In this insightful Data Chats episode, we explore the critical intersection of business and machine learning with Eric Siegel, a renowned expert in the field. Eric’s insights offer a roadmap for organizations seeking to leverage the power of AI to drive their business forward. Eric Siegel is the founder of Machine Learning Week, former Columbia professor, and bestselling author of his new release, “The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment.” He has a talent for bridging the gap between complex data science concepts and the practical application of machine learning in the business world. Check out Eric’s new release, “The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment” here. With his remarkable insights, Eric Siegel sits down with host, Chris Richardson, as he guides us through the exciting yet challenging landscape of AI's role in business. They discuss: * Aligning with Business Objectives: Success comes from defining clear goals and understanding how AI can contribute to achieving them. * Measuring Deployment Success: Companies must define meaningful metrics that reflect the project's impact on the business. * Human Involvement: While AI and ML hold great potential, there’s still a need for human involvement to validate AI-generated results and maintain quality control. * New Roles and Responsibilities: As AI's role in business continues to evolve, new job titles and roles, such as machine learning business liaisons, are emerging. Want to learn more from Eric? Tune in to his previous interview with us here. Drive Business Growth Through Data Science As you reflect on the importance of seamless collaboration between business development and data science, take the first step toward ensuring your organization thrives in the era of data-driven decision-making with The Pragmatic Institute Data Maturity Assessment. The assessment is designed for organizations looking to measure and grow their level of data maturity, helping them identify pillars for improvement and best practices to make the most out of the data at hand. It's not just a tool; it's your gateway to unlocking your business's potential through data-driven strategies. Take the Assessment
Nov 3, 2023
Mastering the Art of Data Visualization with Nadieh Bremer
“Data visualization is about adding a visual channel to make the data more memorable and comprehensible. We remember things in images and stories; we are not number creatures." – Nadieh Bremer In this episode of Data Chats, host Chris Richardson and data visualization expert Nadieh Bremer explore the world of data visualization and unravel its intricacies, offering practical tips and insights into the fusion of art and data science. Nadieh Bremer is a data visualization designer and artist, working to captivate and engage an audience with the insights that the data reveals, to convince them of the lessons hidden within the numbers, and to take readers along on a journey told through the lens of data. During this episode with Chris and Nadieh, you will: * Learn the art of maintaining brand consistency while crafting data visuals * Understand the importance of providing detailed explanations for data variables * Delve into the challenge of quantifying return on investment (ROI) for data visualization * Explore the evolving role of AI in data visualization and its potential impact * Gain insights into tailoring data visuals for different audiences * Discover the shift from interactivity to purposeful interaction in data visualization Learn more about Nadieh here. Uncover Hidden Opportunities in Data with our eBook Data plays a crucial role in enabling organizations to build models and harness the power of data to uncover actionable insights that drive business success. However, it’s important for data professionals to analyze the data at hand with the goal of providing actionable insights and concrete next steps for stakeholders. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, download our eBook, Analyze: Unlock Actionable Insights for Business Growth. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to simplify your findings into a business strategy that can be easily interpreted and put into action. Download Now
Oct 20, 2023
Turning Chaos Into Clarity: The Underrated Value of Data Cleaning
“I'm the garbage lady of the data world. It's a job no one wants to do, but if it isn't done, society would fall apart if we didn't have our rubbish cleared,” - Susan Walsh In this episode, host Chris Richardson, sits down with the data cleaning expert, Susan Walsh, to explore the overlooked realm of data cleaning. Susan shares her rich experiences and the fulfilling aspects of creating order from data chaos, emphasizing its pivotal role in delivering accurate analysis. They Discuss: * How clean data drives profitability, improves efficiency, and enables smarter business decisions * Why budgeting for data cleaning is crucial and how to factor it into project timelines * An interesting take on how redefining traditional roles within a team could unearth hidden data-cleaning talents * How can dirty data adversely affect AI and machine learning outcomes, and why human intervention in data cleaning remains indispensable? What’s Your Organization’s Data Maturity? Our Data Maturity Scale and Assessment is a powerful tool for organizations that want to measure—and grow—their level of data maturity. Take the Assessment
Oct 6, 2023
Navigating Ethical AutoML, Agile Data Science, and AI Job Frontiers with Favio Vazquez
“When you stop seeing numbers, and you start seeing people in your data sheets, everything changes.” - Favio Vazquez In this episode, our host, Chris Richardson, interviews Favio Vazquez, Senior Data Scientist at H20.ai. This conversation dives deep into all things autoML and AI, from what companies are doing now to what data professionals can do to prepare for the future. Favio provides his strategies for screening for bias and competing in a job market where AI is changing how we work. They discuss: * What to expect in the transition from data science in academia to data science in business * What it means to practice data science in an Agile environment * Why AI and autoML won’t replace data professionals any time soon * How to approach ethics in machine learning * New roles for data professionals Business-Driven Data Analysis As discussed in this podcast, transitioning to a business environment requires a different lens to interpret and analyze data. A business-driven approach to data analysis enhances decision-making and aligns data projects with organizational objectives. Our course, Business-Driven Data Analysis, will train you to learn what a stakeholder truly wants, refine the project based on available data, produce results and provide strategic insights. Learn More
Sep 22, 2023
Data, Design, and Accessibility with Amy Cesal
“I think including alt text that goes beyond just what the thing is, but why you're including it and what is interesting about it to really help people understand” - Amy Cesal In this episode of Data Chats, hosted by Chris Richardson, we dive deep into the realm of data and design with Amy Cesal, a co-founder and board member of the Data Visualization Society and a product evangelist at EverViz. Amy, a three-time Information is Beautiful award winner, has significantly contributed to the field of data visualization, pioneering the use of innovative style guides and continuously creating unusual and impactful data visualizations. In this episode, Chris and Amy discuss: * Why dual encoding helps with accessibility * Alt text strategies * How to gain buy-in for style guides * Balancing simplicity with unique and memorable ways to present information * Places to find data visualization inspiration Ready to Learn More About Data Visualization?Effective data visualization comes down to knowing your audience. Business-Driven Data Analysis enables data practitioners to refine their projects based on available data, produce results, and effectively communicate strategic insights to diverse stakeholders. Learn More
Sep 12, 2023
Data Visualization Strategies & Best Practices with Jonathan Schwabish
“When we're thinking about data and data visualization, design is more functional, or at least it should be more functional as opposed to ornamental.” In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson sits down with Jonathan Schwabish, a renowned expert in the field of data visualization, for a comprehensive look into the world of transforming data into actionable insights. Jonathan Schwabish is an author, researcher, and the voice behind policyviz.com, where he dives deep into the nuances of effective data presentation and visualization. During this episode, they discuss: * The art of creating titles for charts and graphs * Why your goal should be clarity over quantity * The role of the audience in data visualization * How interactive data and scrolly-telling has evolved * Why and how to incorporate accessibility into data viz * An ethical approach to data visualization Learn More About Data Visualization Ready to transform your approach to data analysis and become a strategic contributor in your organization? Don't miss out on Pragmatic Institute’s Business-Driven Data Analysis masterclass. You'll learn how to define, prepare, analyze, and present complex data to a variety of stakeholders, ensuring that your data projects not only look good but drive actionable insights. >> Learn More
Aug 4, 2023
Cracking the Code on Airline Loyalty Programs
"Airline loyalty innovation died in 1960.” - Mark Ross-Smith In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson sits down with Mark Ross-Smith, an award-winning leader in the airline loyalty industry, for an insider’s perspective on how airlines use data analytics to optimize their loyalty programs. Mark Ross-Smith is CEO and co-founder of statusmatch.com and the editor of traveldatadaily.com >> read the Cathay Pacific Churn Analysis Case Study. Mark shares how airlines drive revenue through elite status flyers and co-branded credit cards. He explains the metrics airlines track to increase share of wallet and prevent churn. He also advises how airlines could innovate loyalty programs with data to build emotional connections and make flying more personalized and joyful for customers. In this wide-ranging discussion, Mark covers: * The business model behind the profitability of airline loyalty programs * The disproportionate value of top-tier elites and credit cardholders * How customer data reveals motivations and future behaviors * Why loyalty innovation has stagnated and advice to spur progress * How better use of data ultimately benefits customers’ lives Data Science for Business Leaders With data advancing at warp speed, the last thing you want is to be left in the dust by the competition. So get on board with our Data Science for Business Leaders course. You’ll learn how to partner with data teams to turn findings into informed decisions. Learn more and enroll today
Jul 21, 2023
Unlocking the Power of Data with Creativity and Visualization Techniques
“I'm interested in stretching what you can do with data and coming up with ideas of representing it that people haven't thought of before. I think there's a whole spectrum of possibilities here.” – Miriam Quick Miriam Quick, an accomplished journalist, author, and musician renowned for her innovative approach to data communication, underscores the importance of visualizations and unconventional methods in data journalism. Her work explores beyond the conventional to make data more engaging, breaking the stereotype that data is dull or mundane. In her conversation with host Chris Richardson, Miriam reflects on her unique journey into the data world, combining her passion and strengths with her expertise in computer science to craft a distinctive narrative. She delves into the art of making data accessible and engaging, especially for a broader audience, emphasizing the value of a beginner's mindset when exploring interesting aspects within datasets. So how do you take a creative leap with data? * Develop narratives mindful of the presentation format (infographic, dashboard, animation), audience, and tone * Use spreadsheets as a starting point to structure information and create visual formats * Engage with interactive elements like charts and games to tell a compelling data story * Focus on accuracy and value judgments, regardless of the project's creative or conventional nature * Draw inspiration from various sources like Information is Beautiful Awards Showcase and unconventional chart types from repositories like Xenographics Miriam also discusses her book, "I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe," a love letter to book design shared through fascinating data measurements. This conversation ultimately aims to inspire listeners to rethink how they visualize data, striving for creativity and impact in their presentations to overcome the prevalence of poorly designed ones. Do not miss this riveting conversation—hit play now to uncover insights that will reshape your perspective on data visualization. Want to dive deeper into this topic? Check out the resources below for insights on how to use data visualizations to communicate critical insights. * Article | Maximizing the Impact of Your Data with Compelling Data Visualizations * Article | How to Avoid Bad Data Visualizations * Article | Data Visualization Best Practices * Podcast | Tell Your Data Story * Podcast | Put Down the Pie Chart and Other Data Visualization Strategies * Podcast | Data Visualization and How to Stop Your Charts From Lying Learn to Deliver Better Data Insights I Business-Driven Data Analysis This course is designed to help you translate a business problem into data analysis that provides actionable insights. Transform how you present insights and advance from a tactical role to being a strategic contributor for your organization. ✔ Translate business needs into achievable data projects ✔ Learn a proven and repeatable approach to data analysis ✔ Identify the fastest path to actionable insights ✔ Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders Learn More
Jul 10, 2023
Throwback: Data Science in Action: Insights from a Leading Textbook Author and Case Studies
“We also wanted to use the textbook to talk about important social issues [like] why do men make more than women? And so, one case study is about understanding the gender gap in the US and why is there a 15, 20% difference in earnings.” - Gábor Békés In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Gábor Békés, author of Data Analysis: For Business, Economics, and Policy. Békés is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Central European University. He is also a senior research fellow at the KRTK Institute of Economics in Hungary. They discuss: * Detailed process of data analysis * The most important methods, tools, and skills for future data analysts * Real life case-studies included in the book * Implications of data analysis on public policy * Humility required for the data interpretation process Take Your Data Skills to the Next Level with Business-Driven Data Analysis This course teaches a proven, repeatable approach that you can leverage across data projects and toolsets to deliver timely data analysis with actionable insights. Learn More
Jun 23, 2023
How to Build a Stand-Out Tech Resume with Risesmart
This episode is from our recent webinar >> watch the webinar Looking to spruce up your resume and stand out in the data field? We understand that there are some major changes happening in the tech industry and those changes can be daunting. In light of the recent layoffs happening in our industry, we wanted to help all our fellow tech comrades get hired and put their best foot forward. In this skills-driven episode, RiseSmart will review the key competencies you’ll want to have before you apply and how to make them pop on a resume. RiseSmart will teach you how written branding materials open doors and help individuals: * Get market-ready faster * Generate more interview invitations * Establish a competitive advantage * Project an image as a good fit for target companies * Shorten job searches • Produce better job offers * Receive higher starting salaries
Jun 9, 2023
Navigating the Emergence of Generative AI and Data Trends with Natalia Shuliak
“Generative AI is a real thing, and it's going to become a must for companies to have some AI within their product.” – Natalia Shuliak, COO at DoubleCloud In this episode of Data Chats, we're joined by Natalia Shuliak, the innovative COO of DoubleCloud, whose visionary work during Microsoft's transition to Azure and Databricks' pre-IPO phase has propelled her to the cutting edge of the data industry. Our host, Chris Richardson, leads an insightful conversation exploring the transformative potential of generative AI in today's business landscape. In her discussion with Chris Richardson, Natalia offers an exploration of her career journey and reflects on how groundbreaking technologies have transformed businesses over time – just as AI is revolutionizing the current business environment. However, in a world where AI access is commonplace, can it truly deliver a competitive edge? What does it take to use data effectively to drive a significant business impact? Natalia and Chr…
May 19, 2023
Tell Your Data Story with Insights from a Data Viz Expert
"Good design is good communication. You can have great data, but if it's not presented effectively, no one's going to pay attention." - Christopher Laubenthal, Data Design Manager at DeBruce Foundation In this episode of the Data Chats, Eddie Gordon interviews Christopher Laubenthal, Data Design Manager at DeBruce Foundation, who shares strategies for effectively communicating complex data through design. He emphasizes the importance of framing data with narratives, breaking down key areas of understanding and using clear language to reflect deeper insights gained from research. Christopher also stresses the importance of incorporating user feedback and testing to improve the effectiveness of visualizations. They dive deep into tested strategies, including: * Using a hierarchical design to order information based on importance * Using narratives to frame data and engage the audience * Avoiding data literacy gaps by making data more accessible * Framing findings with compel…
May 5, 2023
Help Customers Engage With Your Brand With Data-Driven Personas
“Tell customers to be honest and give them the freedom to tell you the good, the bad and the ugly, because you will learn so much.” – Zack Wenthe Zack Wenthe, customer data platform evangelist and senior technical product marketing manager at Treasure Data, recommends organizations start to leverage data to create a better emotional connection with customers. Consumer behavior has changed post-pandemic and brands now have to keep up by creating an emotional connection with their customers beyond just traditional advertising. In this conversation with Chris Richardson, Zack explains that a true understanding of customers requires breaking down silos between teams and operating more efficiently, as well as creating meaningful profiles of customers that are deeply grounded in data. This means understanding how consumers interact with the brand, how customers make decisions emotionally and leveraging data to create meaningful decisions. So how can companies use data to create a mo…
Apr 21, 2023
Getting Exec Buy-In on Data Analytics
This episode is from our latest Data Chat webinar >> watch the webinar Unleashing the power of data analytics helps organizations maximize efficiency, uncover actionable insights, and drive business value. However, getting executives on board comes with its own set of challenges. So, how do you sell data analytics to the c-suite to become a more data-driven organization and leverage the power of data strategically? Join us as Pragmatic Institute’s data instructors, Marilyn Coleman and Dr. Susan Gracia, discuss strategies and initiatives that will help you get and keep executive buy-in. Data and business expert Marilyn Coleman shares: * Hesitations from executives on sponsoring data * Common obstacles on getting executive buy-in * How to overcome challenges on selling data analytics to the c-suite * How to leverage data with an optimized and repeatable approach Expand Your Knowledge | Data Science for Business Leaders Generating value from the data involves creating innov…
Apr 7, 2023
Using The Right Strategy to Transform Raw Data Into Business Gold
“Don't just assume that having advanced technology in place guarantees a solid data strategy. It can help you optimize and it can help you become efficient, but it cannot dictate your strategy.” - Meenal Iyer Host Chris Richardson is joined by Meenal Iyer, VP of Data at Momentive.ai (formerly SurveyMonkey), to discuss data science for business leaders and the evolution of data over the past two decades. They delve into the significance of data democratization and fostering a robust data culture within organizations. The conversation addresses challenges such as governance and security while emphasizing opportunities for organizations to gain competitive advantages through faster access to insights and innovations derived from their data. Key points covered in the discussion include: • Designing a user-friendly data platform • Anonymizing and tokenizing data for secure user access • Charting a roadmap and vision for a data strategy • Identifying strategic priorities and e…
Mar 17, 2023
Data Science Bootcamp Cost & Financing 101
This episode is from our recent webinar >> watch the webinar Are you worried about making a career transition in the forecasted recession? Concerned about ending up in a field where layoffs could happen at any time? Data isn't going away, in fact, it's growing... so there's never been a better time to get into data science and data engineering for job security! We know that affordability is a major concern for everyone, but fear not, at The Data Incubator, we care about what you care about. In this data science bootcamp financing 101 webinar, you'll learn the details of each option we offer and how they're built to suit every individual's needs. You'll learn: * What an ISA is and whether it's right for you * The difference between a contingent payment plan and a tuition installment plan * What sort of flexible loan options we offer * How to get your employer to pay for you to attend * What scholarships we have available * And how you can stand out above the rest and ge…
Mar 3, 2023
Lost in Translation: Overcoming Communication Barriers Between Data and Business Teams
“Data helps businesses understand their customers more, sell to them more and give them more relevant communications when they want to talk to them. It allows them to develop that relationship and to become that customer’s first choice.” - Natasha Joslin Sometimes, it feels like data teams are talking a different language than their counterparts. No matter how robust the data, insights often seem to fall onto deaf ears. In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson talks with Natasha Joslin, co-founder of Mojo, a data agency that helps businesses use their data to impact growth. They discuss how businesses need to bridge the gap between data teams, tech teams and business teams in order to get value from their data. Here are a few points they cover: * Have a common language when discussing customer metrics or product definitions so that insight can be gained more easily. * Leveraging data can mean different things depending on the context, such as custome…
Feb 17, 2023
Data Visualizations Could Be the Difference Between Your Data Insights Getting Heard or Ignored
“What really helps is if you just have one main goal for the [data] project. Know who your audience is and what your success criteria is. That's really going to put you head and shoulders ahead of everybody else, and it's going to make the project so painless. And then I can just dive into the insights and be showing you a lot of cool ideas.” -Alli Torban In the world of data analysis, the ability to effectively communicate your insights to stakeholders can be the difference between your ideas being heard or being ignored. Fortunately, there's a powerful tool that can help: data visualizations.In this episode of Data Chats, host Chris Richardson delves into this topic with data viz designer and podcast host Alli Torban. As the founder of her own data design studio in Washington, D.C., Alli is a recognized expert in the field of data visualizations. She has shared her insights on stages big and small, and has been recognized with the Impactful Community Leader award from t…
Feb 3, 2023
Bridging the Great Divide Between Data Teams and Business Leaders with Jeremy Adamson
“They want to understand what's happening. They want a very clear connection between the model that you're doing and the business outcome. They want to know that you've considered all of the operational risks with what you're doing, that you understand the business, that you understand their motivations and their pain points. All of that stuff is much more important to stakeholders than if you used TensorFlow or a neural net.”-Jeremy Adamson In this episode of Data Chats, we have a Q&A with Jeremy Adamson, author of Minding the Machines. Jeremy Adamson is a leader in AI and analytics strategy across industries. He has worked with major organizations to establish leadership positions in data science and to unlock real business value using advanced analytics. During this episode, Jeremy and Chris discuss: * Positioning your analytics unit within your organization * Integrating analytics insights into business conversations in a meaningful way * Challenges busin…
Jan 20, 2023
Data Science Ethics: What it Means and Why it Matters
This session features The Data Incubator instructor Ana Hocevar, who discusses what data ethics means and why it matters. Nowadays, data is used to deliver insights and drive business decisions, but while that can improve revenue, reduce costs, create new opportunities, identify new ideas, improve customer experience and more, using data comes with responsibilities and ethical challenges. In this webinar, Ana will discuss: * What moral obligations data ethics encompasses, and why every analyst and data scientist should care * Principles of data ethics together with best practices * How data ethics relates to the use of machine-learning algorithms
Dec 16, 2022
Organizational Changes to Improve Machine Learning Success at Your Company
“Even if you don't drink one bit of the A.I. Kool-Aid and you're a senior expert practitioner in machine learning, when you're trying to start a new initiative at your corporation, you're still very liable to make this extremely prevalent mistake that leads to a lack of deployment. And the mistake is that we all, on some level, are fetishizing the technology.” - Eric Siegel In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Eric Siegel, Ph.D., leading consultant and former Columbia University professor who makes machine learning understandable and captivating. He is also the founder of the Predictive Analytics World and Deep Learning World conference series, which has served more than 17,000 attendees since 2009.They discuss: * How to use A.I. to improve your organization’s capabilities and performance * Common mistakes business leaders make with understanding machine learning * Why top data scientists fail to make successful models most of the time…
Dec 2, 2022
Why Data is a Business Asset and How to Measure Its Value
“I encourage clients to do more automation, diagnostic, predictive or prescriptive work with their data. That's where the real value happens. Not in looking backward at lagging indicators.” - Douglas Laney In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Douglas Laney, author of Data Juice: 101 Stories of How Organizations Are Squeezing Value from Available Data Assets. Douglas is also an innovation fellow at West Monroe. They discuss: * How to generate economic value from data * Why you should treat data like a business asset * How to assess the value of data owned by your company * What is inverted data monetization * Thinking through the ethical considerations, legal aspects and unintended consequences of selling and using data before taking action * Why we need more data managers and not just data analysts * How to measure the financial value and business value of data Take Your Data Skills to the Next Level with Business-Driven Data An…
Nov 11, 2022
GoDaddy’s Senior Data Scientist on Evaluating Customer Lifetime Value
This episode is from our latest Product Chat webinar >> watch the webinar Customer life value (CLV) is a key indicator for businesses to better understand long-term and financial viability. A high CLV translates into brand loyalty, increases in sales and recurring revenue from existing customers. So how do you determine the customer lifecycle in your organization to improve interaction? Learn strategies to evaluate and grow customer lifecycle value with Zach King, senior data scientist at GoDaddy. Zach will go in-depth on the importance of customer lifetime value, showcasing a framework to visually understand customer performance and drive long-term success.
Oct 28, 2022
Ethics and Data with Kristen Martin
“Businesses in the long term and people in the long term are better off strategically if they act in a way that people can trust,” — Kirsten Martin In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Kirsten Martin about how to approach data from an ethical lens. Kirsten is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and a professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is called Ethics of Data and Analytics and she is also the host of Tec Talks, a podcast about the impact of technology on humanity. They discuss: * Where to find the latest information on ethics in data * How to integrate ethics into business decisions involving data * Future trends for regulation * New ethical questions that data is provoking * The questions data professionals can ask to help improve data projects and ensure the work is ethical Continued Learning Data Science for Bu…
Oct 14, 2022
How Organizations Can Better leverage Data by Focusing on Structure and Scalability
“If something takes longer to automate than to actually do it then don't automate it. Because that's something that we see happening a lot, that analysis that happens maybe once every quarter gets automated. There's no point in that.” — Marco Szeidenleder In this episode of Data Chats, host Chris Richardson interviews Marco Szeidenleder, managing partner at Pandata GmbH about the early stages of data projects and the importance of building a strong foundation for scalability. They discuss: * How to identify quality and trustworthy data consultants * Looking for compatibility when deciding whether or not to switch databases or tools * Leveraging data dashboards effectively with stories * Why building data structures is an iterative process * How to avoid wasting resources on data projects * Businesses that benefit the most from machine learning Continue Learning | Data Science for Business Leaders Data Science for Business Leaders shows you how to partner…
Sep 30, 2022
How to Craft a Standout Tech Resume
Looking to spruce up your resume and stand out in the STEM field? This episode features our elite resume writing service, RiseSmart, to discuss the tips and tricks on writing a killer resume to get you noticed for your first or next data job. RiseSmart will review the key competencies you want to have before applying and how to make them pop on a resume. You will also learn how written branding materials open doors and help individuals. This episode also covers how to: * Get market-ready faster * Generate more interview invitations * Establish a competitive advantage * Project an image as a good fit for target companies * Shorten job searches * Produce better job offers * Receive higher starting salaries About our Partner: Randstand RiseSmart We empower organizations globally to excel by helping them unleash work-life possibilities for every employee throughout their employment journey. RiseSmart was founded in response to rapid workforce changes, talent mob…
Sep 16, 2022
Strategies to Tell Better Stories with Data
“It's really in that communication piece is where things either succeed or fail, irrespective of all the hard work that happened up until that point.” — Cole-Nussbaumer-Knaflic In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Cole-Nussbaumer-Knaflic Founder & CEO of Storytelling with Data and author of ****best-selling books Storytelling with Data: Let's Practice and Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals.They discuss: * The importance of answering “so what” when sharing data * How to do a better job of defining the audience for the data story * Tips for communicating data after all the analysis is done * The ways organizations can support data teams learn how to share insights through storytelling * Strategies to get more comfortable with storytelling with data Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, m…
Aug 19, 2022
Data Visualization and How to Stop Your Charts From Lying
“The first piece of advice I give people in the book is when you see a chart, don't assume that it's a picture that you can simply look at and quickly understand” - Alberto Cairo In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Alberto Cairo author of How Charts Lie, about why charts intentionally or not can mislead people, and how companies can create smarter visualization choices. They discuss: * Why there is never neutral choices in data visualization * Ethical considerations in visualization techniques * How to assess whether or not mean, median or mode is appropriate * Finding a balance between simplicity and complexity in visualization practices Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems. Learn More Business-Driven Data Analysis This course teaches a proven, repeatable approach that you can leverage acr…
Aug 5, 2022
[Panel] How to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM
What does diversity, equity and inclusion really mean? And what does it mean for the world of STEM and those of us who are immersed in it? We’re committed to fostering a diverse community here at TDI and it’s important that marginalized voices are heard within our unique platform. With the launch of our newest Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarships, we wanted to take a moment to show off our amazing alumni and lift the voices of those who may not always be prominently seen in the data world. Listen to our special ask me anything podcast as we focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in data with a panel of fantastic alumni who will tell us their unique perspectives and what it means to be part of the diverse revolution in STEM.
Jul 29, 2022
[Charles Wheelan Author of Naked Statistics] Why Data Projects Should Start with “Why”
“I don't love statistics. I don't love economics. I love what economics and statistics can do for me.” - Charles Wheelan In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Charles Wheelan, senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of several books, including Naked Statistics, Naked Economics and Naked Money. They discuss: * How to approach complicated topics like data and statistics when that’s not your area of expertise * Examples of organizations using data brilliantly and examples of why data might fail * Why persistence and investment are needed for successful quality data collection * Why do we have to approach metrics cautiously to prevent distortion Find all of Charles resources at https://charleswheelan.com/ Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems. L…
Jul 15, 2022
How to Earn a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Attend TDI
Are you worried about the next step in your data career? Or whether or not you can afford what you want in a data bootcamp? What if we told you that you can attend The Data Incubator's Fellowship programs for free? Yes, we said free! We offer full-tuition scholarships to the best and brightest that apply to our programs - and the best news is, this episode is dedicated to telling you how to earn that free spot and attend our world-class bootcamp for exactly zero dollars. (we're not kidding, pay nothing, no strings!) Instructor Robert Schroll will be going over: * The best ways to make your application stand out * How to prepare for the program before you even apply * The tips and tricks you'll need to earn one of those limited free spots. Apply before the July 29th Deadline: https://www.thedataincubator.com/apply/
Jul 1, 2022
Empowering Collaboration Between Data Practitioners and Product Managers
As data practitioners and product managers strive to gain actionable insights with the data at hand, it’s important for both roles to work collaboratively. In this webinar hosted by Pragmatic’s Director of Community Georgina Donahue, discover: * The intersection between data science and product management * How data can be better integrated into the product development cycle * Decision making models based on insights from data practitioners * How to create strong partnerships between data practitioners and product managers Pragmatic Institute’s data practice helps organizations leverage data to drive business success through practical, high-impact training. We provide individuals and teams with actionable guidance, hands-on practice and a business-oriented approach so they can solve problems and propel decision making with data. Pragmatic Institute builds expertise within data teams and stronger collaboration with their stakeholders. Explore courses such as Business-Dri…
Jun 17, 2022
AMA with Michael Li
Ever pondered a random data science fact? Been intrigued by data bootcamps? Wanted to know how to get hired in data science? Or what skills you must have to start? Maybe you're dying to know more about TDI? Wonder no more! All your burning questions about data and TDI are answered in our most recent ask me anything with TDI Founder Michael Li. Have a question that didn't get answered? Pop us an email at email@example.com and we'll make sure Michael answers it next time. Don't hold back - we want to hear all your serious, wacky or challenging questions that you can't get answered anywhere else.
Jun 3, 2022
How AI Can Support Healthcare and Improve Lives
“It is game-changing technology, and we’re excited to bring that to market” - Awais Bajwa In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Awais Bajwa founder and CEO of Ophthalytics, an applied artificial intelligence company specializing in Artificial Intelligence-based medical diagnostics. His company is using AI to help detect diabetic retinopathy, which affects millions of people globally. And nearly 1 million people will experience blindness because of the disease each year. More importantly, there aren’t enough retina specialists who can diagnose patients and establish a treatment plan for them. Using AI, his company is helping primary care physicians and diabetic centers detect the disease. They discuss: * Where Awais sources the data for his company and ensures its accuracy * How he finds valuable feedback that informs its development * Ways to approach the architectural side of data Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leader…
May 20, 2022
Alumni AMA (Ask Me Anything)
Do you have unanswered questions about any of the TDI bootcamps and what they might entail? Do you want to hear from real people who have been through our bootcamps and have them spill the details on what they really think? Listen to our most recent alumni AMA (ask me anything) to get all the nitty-gritty! TDI's fantastic alumni have a candid discussion about their time here and chat about everything from the application, to the coding challenge, to how they aced their interviews and what happened once they graduated.
May 6, 2022
The Grammar of Data Visualization
“The whole point of data visualization today is to see a large amount of data rapidly, but I think it also includes interaction. Modern data visualization lets people explore.” — Lee Feinberg In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Lee Feinberg, president at DecisionViz, a management consulting company specializing in data literacy and data visualization, also a certified Tableau software services partner. They discuss: * How to alter data visualization approaches based on the audience * Why organizations should standardize simple data visualization elements like color * Why data doesn’t start with a conversation about software * What is wrong with using pie charts Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems. Learn More Business-Driven Data Analysis This course teaches a proven, repeatable…
Apr 22, 2022
How to Become a Data-Guided Business
There is data and there is business. If we think of these in a concentric circles diagram, we often see them exist in their separate circles with some overlap. A data-guided business won’t be able to distinguish between data activities and business activities because it is embedded so closely together. In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Jason Foster, founder & CEO of Cynozure, host of the Hub & Spoken podcast, and co-author of Data Means Business: Level up your organisation to adapt, evolve and scale in an ever-changing world. They discuss the process of becoming a data-guided business. And during the conversation, Jason explains the importance of * Capturing the data your business is creating * Identifying data signals * Utilizing the iterative approach to business-driven data analysis * Using collaboration as a way to create a data culture Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with…
Apr 8, 2022
Put Down the Pie Chart and Other Data Visualization Strategies
“It's a mistake to think that creating information from data is easy.” - Jose Berengueres In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Jose Berengueres. He is an associate professor in design thinking, data visualization and computer science at the United Arab Emirates University. He is also the author of Data Viz and Sketch Thinking They discuss * Why you should think beyond excel for creating graphs and charts * The importance of the DIKW pyramid (Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom) * How culture influences communication, specifically visualization decisions * The problems with pie charts and color decisions Recommended Resources Tableau on Twitter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free PDF copy of the book Data Viz. ** Write DATAVIZ in the subject line of the email Continue Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and…
Mar 25, 2022
Thinking about a data science career? Start here.
This episode was recorded during our recent Data Webinar. Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: What is data science? What does a data scientist even do? What’s the best way to launch a data science career? Skip the vague google search and get the answers you’re looking for from The Data Incubator's data science instructor and Data Chats guest host Rich Ott, who’s been in your shoes before. Through this podcast, Rich discusses: * What data science means nowadays and what a data scientist really does * Which skills you should know before you start * What skills you’ll learn in the middle of your journey * How to break into the data science field and land an interview * What TDI brings to the table in all of this
Mar 11, 2022
How to Integrate Market Knowledge with Data-Driven Decision Making
Once you have data, it’s smooth sailing and straightforward decision-making, right? Not so fast. There are many ways data projects go wrong because data work requires human input and can have human errors. In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Ben Jones, founder & CEO of Data Literacy and author of Avoiding Data Pitfalls: How to Steer Clear of Common Blunders When Working With Data They discuss: * The relationship between the human realm and the data-realm * Common data blunders and how to spot them * How to effectively layer qualitative and quantitative data * The gap between data and reality Continued Learning Data Science for Business Leaders This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems. Learn More Business-Driven Data Analysis This course teaches a proven, repeatable approach that you can leverage across data projects and toolsets to deliver timely data analysi…
Feb 25, 2022
How to Avoid an AI Project Failure
When AI projects are successful, they provide enormous value through business insights. However, many AI projects fail—but why? In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Harish Krishnamurthy about the mechanics of successful AI projects. Harish Krishnamurthy is president at Sciata and has held leadership roles across P&L, sales, marketing and strategy during his tenure at IBM, Insight Enterprises and Spear Education. They discuss: * Early mistakes when companies begin data projects * The ideal people to include on a data team * 5 Reasons why AI Projects Fail * Difference between AI projects and other data projects Additional Resources: Harish has created a library of resources to help data professionals begin leveraging AI effectively in their businesses: Making the Leap from AI Investments to Business Results Aligning IT and Business Strategy for Project Success Using AI to Maximize Customer Lifetime Value Transforming AI Insights into Actions Des…
Feb 11, 2022
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Data Science
This podcast was captured from a recent TDI webinar. Everyone has it, no one thinks others have it and it seems like no one talks about it. What is it? Imposter syndrome. The Data Incubator is committed to teaching the skills data professionals need to excel in their field, but that doesn’t end with just the technical skills. We teach students how to have confidence in all that they do and help them gain the personal tools to combat things like imposter syndrome. Listen in to an all-star group of panelists as they talk about what imposter syndrome means, how to overcome the self-doubt it brings and some key tips in keeping those feelings at bay.
Jan 28, 2022
The Communication Skills Needed to Improve Data Projects
How can product professionals communicate better with data teams? How do data teams make sure they are answering the right questions for product teams? Most organizations want to be more data-informed and data-driven, but communication is often the first hurdle to success. In this episode of Data Chats, host Chris Richardson interviews Kevin Hanegan, chief learning officer at Qlick, who shares practical strategies for communicating insights to stakeholders at all levels in the organization.Kevin discusses * The value of systems thinking * How to start small to gain momentum * Ways to influence company culture when you’re not the CEO * Reflecting on bias and flawed mental models Connect with Kevin and find his book Turning Data Into Wisdom at kevinhanegan.com Kevin is also chair of the advisory board of the Data Literacy Project Learn how to translate data insights into business strategy in the course: Data Science for Business Leaders. This course shows yo…
Jan 7, 2022
How Product Teams Should Tackle Responsible AI
Guest host Michael Li—the founder and president of The Data Incubator—sits down with Aishwarya Srinivasan, an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Innovation Leader at IBM. Aishwarya works cross-functionally with the product team, data science team and sales to research AI use cases for clients at IBM Data & AI. In her role, she conducts discovery workshops and builds assets to showcase the business value of the technology. Aishwarya holds a postgraduate degree in data science from Columbia University. The two data science experts discuss the importance of building responsible AI systems that aren't harmful to society, citing examples in the media. Aishwarya shares the responsibilities of roles like AI ethicists, UX researchers, data scientists and cybersecurity officers in upholding responsible AI standards. She also highlights the key issues organizations will have to grapple with as AI continues to evolve, and she shares key takeaways for leveraging machine learning and…
Dec 10, 2021
How to be Proactive in Implementing Data Standards
The opportunity is the data; the challenge is the data. Everyone agrees that data is incredibly important, but how do you convert data into a usable resource? During this conversation, the host Chris Richardson, senior instructional designer at Pragmatic Institute, interviews Verl Allen, the CEO of Claravine, who explains the importance of implementing data standards to prevent data quality problems. Successful data projects require an organization-wide buy-in, so Verl describes how to craft teams that can collaborate. He also talks about the future of data, specifically the role of privacy and what businesses can do to be proactive in staying
Nov 19, 2021
TDI Alumni Stories: Peter Yu
Get a behind the scenes look at how leading data scientists land their dream roles and how their journey can lead to unexpected but interesting outcomes. Our host and data science guru Michael Li chats with TDI alumni Peter Yu about his data path, what led him to data science and what he learned along the way from being a 2015 graduate to working for McKinsey & Company to landing his dream job at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Nov 5, 2021
Women in Data: Eugenie Packer, Senior Director of Development Systems & Analytics at Mount Sinai
(This episode was recorded during our recent data chat webinar) Pragmatic Institute, with The Data Incubator, is excited to announce our “Women in Data” series. Eugenie Packer is the Senior Director of Development Systems and Analytics at Mount Sinai Health Systems and a graduate student in statistics, as well as a Data Advisory Board member at Pragmatic Institute. She has designed, developed, implemented and overseen fundraising systems, business intelligence data products, and analytics platforms at organizations of all sizes. However, data wasn’t always her primary focus: Eugenie brings a background in the arts and a Master of Fine Arts to her work. In a conversation led by Pragmatic Institute Marketing Manager Erin Tibeau, learn about: * Eugenie’s experience at the intersection of data, information design and fine art * How she’s made transitions and overcome obstacles as a woman in STEM * What she’s learned in her career journey * Her advice for othe…
Oct 22, 2021
Filling Skill Gaps Crucial to Success in Data Roles
Data Chats host Chris Richardson sits down with Ahmad Namini, a Business Analytics Professor at Brandeis University and data analytics instructor at The Data Incubator who has held leadership roles across the financial investment management industry. The two discuss key data roles and how to create a culture where data professionals can develop business knowledge and gain those "missing" skills that are crucial to success.
Oct 1, 2021
What Makes a TDI Fellow
Join Sierra King, director of admissions for TDI and Robert Schroll, data scientist and instructor with TDI, as they discuss in depth some amazing tips and tricks for creation of the perfect capstone project and how and what it means to be part of the TDI fellowship.
Sep 13, 2021
Data Storytelling: Ensure Your Insights Make an Impact
Welcome to the Pragmatic Live Data Chat, a podcast by Pragmatic Institute and The Data Incubator where our hosts tackle hot data science topics with data experts, industry leaders, alumni, and instructors. In today's episode, learn how to craft and define a clear narrative around your data to contribute more strategically. Host Chris Richardson is joined by Christopher Laubenthal, a data and visualization consultant for Lockton Companies and information designer.
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Jul 23, 2021
Beyond Recommendations: Content Data Science @ Netflix
Join DS30 for our original discussion with Dr. Becky Tucker, senior machine learning scientist with Netflix, as she discusses how Netflix uses ML to predict what you may like to watch next and predict value.
Jul 1, 2021
To Stay or Consult
Field Cady, Data Scientist at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). Some data scientists work for one employer on a single large, long-lived project. Others function as consultants who move quickly between different projects, datasets, and even industries. Each of these paths can make for a rewarding career (or first job) in data science, but they have their own pros and cons. This podcast will compare the skills they teach and require, the best ways to approach problems, and the realities of the day-to-day work.
Jun 4, 2021
Using Data to Make Sense of Local Politics
On a national scale most of us have an understanding of the candidates that are running for office and even who we favor, but when the time has come to vote, many of us realize that there are many candidates for state positions we know nothing about. One DS30 alumni decided to change that. In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar is joined by Matt Sternke, TDI alumni and data scientist, to discuss his groundbreaking Capstone project and how it could assist citizens in better understanding local politics and make more informed decisions when voting.
May 14, 2021
How Machine Learning is Solving the Grid Challenge
We see more and more electric vehicles every day, but the question remains, how will this influx of electrical demand affect our current power grids? In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar is joined by Rohith Desikan, a software/data engineer at Weave Grid, to discuss the intersection of machine learning and sustainability, specifically how Rohith's work contributes toward addressing how to prepare electrical grids for the incoming growth in the EV sector.
Apr 9, 2021
Navigating Your Career Transition out of Academia into Industry
Join Christine Plitt, Vice President of Operations & Educational Services, and TDI alumni, Newton Le and Andrew Graczyk as they discuss how one can navigate their career transition out of academia and into industry for data science.
Mar 22, 2021
Operational Stability: Data Pipelines
In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar are joined by Zach Glassman, to discuss his interesting journey from atomic physicist to data scientist, as well as data pipelines and how to create useful data from the outputs. Listen now!
Feb 26, 2021
Effectively Launch a Data Science Career
Join Christine Plitt, VP of operations and educational services for TDI, as she discusses key steps to getting your dream position in the current data science market. Learn more about our fellowship program here!
Feb 19, 2021
The Art of Suggestion
In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Rohan Singh, a senior data scientist for Headspace, to discuss suggestion models and how Headspace leverages them. Rohan also details his journey into data science and how he arrived in his present role.
Jan 29, 2021
Unique Perspectives: Alumni AMA
We’ve got a special treat for this episode of the DS30 podcast. Have you ever wanted to know more about our fellowship program, or wondered how some of our recent alumni are faring in the job market today? Our director of fellowships and partnerships, Erika Underwood, is joined by some of our amazing alumni for an AMA about their experiences with the TDI fellowship program, challenges they faced when becoming a data scientist and how it has impacted their careers, as well as sharing some advice for those just starting their journey.
Jan 22, 2021
Teach to Tech
In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Venchei Sanders, a data analyst for Shipt, to discuss how becoming educators has informed their work in data practicing roles and some key takeaways for those looking to break into the industry. Check out the recent article that Venchei wrote on the topic here: https://davencheicodes.com/post/2021-01-11-shop-time-insider-take/
Dec 18, 2020
Data Science and Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is an important topic at the moment, and will continue to be well into the future, but how does something like ML assist in these initiatives? In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by our own Don Fox, data scientist and instructor for Pragmatic Institute, to discuss his entrance into data science and his extensive experience in renewable energy and geothermal energy systems.
Dec 3, 2020
It's All About Culture
In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Joe Lucibello, VP of data science with What If Media Group, to discuss the importance of building a positive data culture within organizations. Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.
Oct 23, 2020
Artificial Neural Networks VS Gradient Boosted Trees
In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by Zach King, senior data scientist with Go Daddy, to discuss his work with Go Daddy and the differences between artificial neural networks and gradient boosted trees. Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.
Sep 11, 2020
Essential Business Skills for Data Scientists
In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar dive deep into business skills that every data scientist should have. Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.
Aug 18, 2020
How to Ace Your Next Interview
In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by their colleague Sierra King, admissions and program services manager for The Data Incubator, to discuss the job search process and deep-dive into the skills you need to hone so you can ace the interview and get the job offer you want. Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.
Jul 31, 2020
User Testing and Covid-19
In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by Michael Mace, VP of market strategy for UserTesting, to discuss how he leverages quantum user testing during the time of the Covid pandemic and what he has discovered along the way.
Jun 19, 2020
The Modern Data Scientist at Netflix - Modeling and Tools in Unstable Environments
Netflix is one of the biggest, most recognizable names in the world, and it’s one of the biggest, most recognizable names in data science. In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullan and Ana Hocevar are joined by Senior data scientist at Netflix, Dr. Becky Tucker, as they discuss how Netflix handles modeling in unstable environments and dive deeper into the tools and methodologies used there. Learn more about Pragmatic Institute's data science online courses here.
Jun 4, 2020
Journey to Becoming Data Driven in the Financial Sector
How are financial institutions using data and data science to create better products and offer better services for their customers? Senior vice president of financial and strategic analytics at Dime Community Bank Gavriel Giloni joins Rebecca Kalogeris, vice president of marketing at Pragmatic Institute, to talk about the importance of gathering and using data to improve a financial institution. By having a dedicated data team creating and building reports, product professionals are able to spend more time identifying and implementing opportunities and less time finding that information. But navigating the restrictions regarding financial data can prove difficult. Listen to this podcast to see how Gavi and his team are building a data-driven foundation for Dime Community Bank. Want to learn more about data science at the business level? Check out The Business of Data Science, designed specifically for business leaders who want to bring a data-driven culture to their organization. And…
May 19, 2020
High Stakes Poker and Data Science - The Story of Ashley Mason
What does high-stakes poker and data science have in common? In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar are joined by data science consultant and professional poker player, Ashley Mason. Ashley discusses his experience with The Data Incubator, time as a professional poker player and exciting projects he's working on.
May 1, 2020
Creating Groundbreaking Programs at WorldQuant University
In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar are joined by Daphne Kis, CEO and board of directors for WorldQuant University, to discuss their groundbreaking programs in data science and machine learning and how they are able to offer them for free. Use the links below to learn more about Daphne and the WorldQuant programs! * Daphne’s profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daphnekis * WorldQuant University: https://wqu.org/ * Apply to Master in Financial Engineering: https://wqu.org/apply * Apply to the Data Science Module: https://wqu-apply.thedataincubator.com/
Apr 16, 2020
The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Data Science
In this episode of the DS30 podcast, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Gonzalo Diaz chat with fellow data science instructor and physicist, Ana Hocevar about the multi-disciplinary nature of data science and her journey into this diverse field.
Apr 8, 2020
Covid-19: A Call to Action
Covid-19 has changed many aspects of our day-to-day lives. It has presented unprecedented challenges to professionals across many fields, but for data scientists it has created a call to action. Members of our very own data science team have combined efforts and created an initiative to assist in supporting leading medical experts and professionals in the fight to stop the spread of the virus. In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar discuss the groundbreaking Cord-19 data set project with fellow instructor, and head of the Cord-19 initiative, Michael Cullan. Don't forget to follow the DS30 podcast for updates related to Cord-19 and all things data science!
Feb 6, 2020
Welcome to DS30
Welcome to the Data Science in 30 Minutes podcast, where our hosts discuss relevant and trending data science topics with experts from around the industry, in (roughly) 30 minutes. In our inaugural episode, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Gonzalo Diaz talk about their path to data science, what defines it and its importance in the future of business.
Feb 5, 2020
The Modern Data Scientist at Netflix
Netflix is one of the biggest, most recognizable names in the world, and it’s one of the biggest, most recognizable names in data science. But what does that really mean to be a data scientist in a big company like Netflix? Senior data scientist at Netflix, Dr. Becky Tucker, joins our podcast to share her experience learning data science and working at Netflix. Want to learn more about data science and how you can use it in your business? Check out our Business of Data Science course, designed for business leaders looking to become more data driven. If you’re looking to take data science training like Dr. Becky, check out our TDI data science courses. And make sure you listen to our other great podcasts, and join us for the best product training in the world.
Feb 5, 2020
How Data is Improving Product Management and Marketing
It’s official, guys. Data science is here to stay. So how can product managers and product marketing managers use data science to improve ROI, products and the very nature of our jobs? Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing at Pragmatic Institute, and Jon Gatrell, Pragmatic Institute instructor and product extraordinaire, chat about how product management and product marketing has changed since the explosion of data science. Pivot tables are no longer enough to really get the most out of our data. From showing true ROI to personalized marketing to product feature usage and beyond, rich data can make a large difference in your business. Find new insights, patterns and opportunities using data science and take your business and products to the next level. Want to learn more about data science, and how it can improve your job and your business? Register now for one of our new and popular courses, The Business of Data Science and understand the capabilities of data science for your produc…
Feb 5, 2020
Understanding the Market with Data
How do you market your product for the digital world? How can you really understand your market and your performance when there is so much information available? Josh Martin, VP of marketing at Perfect Sense, joins Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing at Pragmatic Institute, talks about how his organization found a way to use data to understand the marketplace for their CMS product. Moving away from vanity metrics that can lead you astray -- site visitation, lead gen -- and towards deeper data to get new and greater insights that provide better marketing for better audiences. Make sure you check out this webinar with Josh Martin on building personas and positioning, and sign up for The Business of Data Science to learn more about data science and how it can help your business. And subscribe today so you never miss out on any of our great resources.
Feb 5, 2020
Knowledge Through Data
Is knowledge data, and data knowledge? David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting says yes. “Knowledge is the ability to look at massive amounts of information, discern patterns within information, and the ability to deduce things that are occurring within those massive amounts of information” states David in this Pragmatic Live podcast. Pragmatic Institute’s very own Michael Li, president of data sciences, is joined by David to discuss data and its role in enterprises. From obstacles that companies face in embracing data-driven products, to insights on how to deal with living in a flat data culture, David speaks on his experience in the industry and provides a great metaphor for the data-driven experience. Listen in for David’s advice on training, data and how to utilize failure as a means to continue to push forward.