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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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Evren Eryurek
Episode 3 — released June 16, 2021 • Runtime: 28m12s

Google Cloud’s Evren Eryurek – Finding the business value for moving data to the cloud

Evren Eryurek

Director of Product Management at Google Cloud

Anthony chats with Evren Eryurek, Director of Product Management at Google Cloud about what’s happening today with cloud migrations, and uniquely how Google is helping make the transition easy and helping to unlock the value of business data in the cloud. The two also discuss the Google and Tamr partnership, and Evren shares his advice for recent grads interested in a career in technology.

Gus Kaeding
Episode 2 — released April 28, 2021 • Runtime: 37m08s

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team’s Gus Kaeding: Mining data for gold medals

Gus Kaeding

Performance Data Manager at U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Gus Kaeding talks to Anthony about how the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams are using data to improve team performance and win more medals. Gus explains where the similarities start and end with the famous “Moneyball’ approach to team selection. Why communication with coaches and athletes about data findings is just as important as the results. The challenges of starting a data program from scratch, and what’s next for the team as they approach the 2020 Winter Olympics.

Ella Hilal
Episode 1 — released April 16, 2021 • Runtime: 41m30s

Shopify’s Ella Hilal: Attacking data science with an “always learning mindset”

Ella Hilal

Director of Data at Shopify

Shopify’s Ella Hilal tells us why effective data leaders need to instill an ‘always learning mindset’ and possess a willingness to reject conventional wisdom. Ella also talks about how the data organization continues to evolve at Shopify, the unique challenges of serving entrepreneurs from all over the world, and how data is being used to power growth and expansion at Shopify.

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.