DataMastersPodcast

DataMastersPodcast

Data fuels business decisions and impacts every aspect of an organization. But leveraging data requires facing technical, political, and cultural challenges. Overcoming those obstacles falls to chief data officers and data and IT leaders. In the bi-weekly DataMasters podcast, data and IT leaders will share stories on how they made their organizations more data driven.

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Data fuels business decisions and impacts every aspect of an organization. But leveraging data requires facing technical, political, and cultural challenges. Overcoming those obstacles falls to chief data officers and data and IT leaders. In the bi-weekly DataMasters podcast, data and IT leaders will share stories on how they made their organizations more data driven.

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Kathleen Maley
Episode 13 — released October 14, 2020 • Runtime: 44m23s

It’s about solving a business problem, not the data

Kathleen Maley

Former Head of Consumer and Digital Analytics, KeyBank

Kathleen Maley was most recently Head of Consumer and Digital Analytics at KeyBank where she led a large team of analysts who used data and analytics to shape strategies. Before that, she spent more than a decade at Bank of America in a variety of roles that helped the bank use data in areas such as risk management and pricing.

Kathleen shares why she stopped using the term data driven, why aligning around a business problem is key for data and analytics teams, the role language plays in communicating with business colleagues, and what she’s learned as a female analytics leader.

Andy Palmer
Episode 12 — released September 23, 2020 • Runtime: 30m02s

Dataops and the state of digital transformation

Andy Palmer

CEO, Tamr

“Andy Palmer is a serial entrepreneur who’s helped found or fund more than 50 companies, including Vertica, a pioneer in the database management industry. He’s currently CEO of Tamr, a data mastering platform that uses machine learning to do the heavy lifting around consolidating, cleansing, and categorizing data. Andy’s also served as CIO of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup, and ran data and software engineering operations at the research group of pharmaceutical company Novartis.

Andy’s approach to data mastering involves dataops. This concept has emerged in recent years and shares traits with dev ops. He discusses what dataops is and how it helps companies with their digital transformation projects. He also talks about Tamr’s upcoming DataMasters Summit and how the event will provide people with practical advice on where to start their dataops journeys.”

To find more information about DataMasters Summit 2020, including the complete list of speakers, and to register to attend, please visit: http://tamr.com/summit2020.

Stefanie Costa Leabo
Episode 11 — released September 9, 2020 • Runtime: 36m59s

Data and the City

Stefanie Costa Leabo

CDO, City of Boston

Stefanie Costa Leabo, Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston, talks about her non-linear career path (she considered becoming a political science professor at one point), the tangible connection between her work and what happens outside of city hall, and how sharing data helps Boston’s residents better understand what’s going on in their city.

Nick Stepro
Episode 10 — released August 26, 2020 • Runtime: 28m17s

The role empathy plays in data visualization

Nick Stepro

Nick Stepro, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Arcadia Healthcare

A key part of data is communicating it to others, and that’s where data visualization comes in. Nick Stepro, senior vice president of product management at Arcadia Healthcare, has made data visualization his career. He talks about how he got into data visualization, why you need empathy in design and how he manages to communicate the value of data without taking away from its meaning.

Paul Balas
Episode 9 — released August 12, 2020 • Runtime: 30m55s

Overcoming COVID-19 data collection challenges

Paul Balas

Former Chief Advisor Advanced Analytics, Newmont

“Data is critical to combating COVID-19. But challenges around COVID-19 data collection and sharing prevent this information from being fully utilized by federal and state governments. That’s the perspective of Paul Balas, who was previously the Chief Advisor Advanced Analytics at mining company Newmont.

Paul shares how his analytics background gives him a unique perspective on the topic of COVID-19 data collection, what’s required to better align government stakeholders and how the private sector resolved similar data collection issues.”

Ido Biger
Episode 8 — released July 30, 2020 • Runtime: 28m30s

How Data Keeps El Al Israel Airlines Airborne

Ido Biger

CDO, El Al Israel Airlines

Ido Biger, CDO at El Al Israel Airlines, shares how embedding himself in different El Al departments made him a better leader, what practices he brought to the airline from his previous jobs and what he teaches the next generation of data leaders as an adjunct lecturer.

Chris Bergh
Episode 7 — released July 15, 2020 • Runtime: 28m57s

An Introduction to Dataops

Chris Bergh

Head Chef, Founder, CEO at DataKitchen

Data ops has emerged as a way for organizations to better manage their data pipelines. You’ll hear more about this concept from Chris Bergh, head chef, founder and CEO of DataKitchen, a software company that aims to help data professionals regain control of their data pipelines. He’ll talk about how his experiences in the software industry lead him down the data ops path, define what data ops is and why companies should give data ops a try.

Mike Stonebraker
Episode 6 — released July 1, 2020 • Runtime: 31m45s

Getting Data Mastering at Scale Right

Mike Stonebraker

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, MIT

What’s required to master large numbers of data sources? First, avoid approaches that require writing rules. Then use machine learning and cloud computing to efficiently handle the workload. That advice comes from Mike Stonebraker, a database pioneer who helped create the INGRES relational database system, won the 2014 A.M. Turing Award, and has co-founded several data management startups, including Tamr.

Mike talks about common data mastering mistakes, why traditional tools aren’t right for the task, and shares examples of companies that have successful mastered data at scale.

Marc Alvarez
Episode 5 — released June 17, 2020 • Runtime: 32m37s

The Entrepreneurial Approach to Data Management

Marc Alvarez

Vice President of Data Management and Operations, Thomson Reuters

As vice president of data management and operations at Thomson Reuters, Marc Alvarez applies an entrepreneurial approach to data management. During his career, he’s found that treating data less like an IT project and more like a business asset requires fundamental changes around data management.

In this episode, Marc talks about what’s driving change around how companies use data, the role technologies like cloud computing and automation play in this shift and how organizations can get better business results from their data.

Randy Bean
Episode 4 — released June 3, 2020 • Runtime: 19m41s

The State of the CDO

Randy Bean

Founder and CEO, NewVantage Partner

Success as a CDO increasingly means knowing how to use data to drive revenue. But at many organizations, data leaders are still figuring out how to work with their business counterparts. That’s one takeaway from a survey of 300 C-suite executives on the topic of data and digital transformation. Conducted by NewVantage Partners since 2012, the survey includes the perspectives of leading Fortune 1000 companies including American Express, Capital One, Ford Motors, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, and Met Life.

In this episode, Randy Bean, founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, talks about the survey’s results and looks at the overall state of the CDO. He discusses what makes a successful CDO, where the CDO should sit in an organization and why data initiatives need to be tied to business goals.