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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Mark Ramsey
Episode 3 — released May 20, 2020 • Runtime: 31m16s

The Evolution of the CDO

Mark Ramsey

Former Chief Data and Analytics Officer, GSK, and former CDO, Samsung Mobile

Once responsible for data governance, companies increasingly want CDOs who use data to drive the business. Someone who not only saw that evolution but experienced it is Mark Ramsey, who held the title of CDO when the role was very new.

Mark served as a data leader twice in his 30-year career. First as CDO at Samsung Mobile and then as Chief Data and Analytics Officer at GlaxoSmithKline. In this episode, Mark shares his thoughts on how the role has changed, what it’s like to be a company’s first CDO and if a company’s reporting structure is a factor in a CDO’s success. And he’ll talk about how data is used in sports car racing, a sport he’s passionate about.

Eric Iverson
Episode 2 — released May 11, 2020 • Runtime: 28m55s

Lights, Camera, Data

Eric Iverson

Former CIO and CTO, Creative Artists Agency and former CIO, Sony Pictures Television

When you think about Hollywood, you probably think about movies, actors and scripts. But behind the scenes, tremendous amounts of data power a complex supply chain that shapes the movie trailers you watch and the release date of the next blockbuster.

In this episode of Datamasters, Eric Iverson, who was the CIO of Sony Pictures Television and CIO and CTO at top talent agency Creative Artists Agency, or CAA, shares how data powers the media and entertainment industry. He talks about how data is leveraged in television and movie production, the role data plays in television show distribution, and the data transformation that the entertainment industry went through in recent years.

Nick Sinai
Episode 1 — released May 11, 2020 • Runtime: 31m38s

With Liberty and Data for All

Nick Sinai

Former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Obama administration

As deputy CTO in the Obama administration, Nick oversaw the Open Data Initiative, which lead to government data being publicly released for use by the private sector.

In this episode of DataMasters, Nick talks about the connection between government data and your favorite mobile apps, the technical challenges agencies faced as they catalogued and listed data sets, and how he created a data culture.