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Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.
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Cory and Brett get to sit down with Mr. @BigData, Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media to get a glimpse into the future of AI, ML and Data Science.  Ben, who also happens to be the Program Chair for Strata Data, AI Conference and TensorFlowWorld talks about the common challenges he is seeing organizations have in starting and scaling machine learning projects and provides some best practices to take in order not to fall into the same traps as others.  The team also gets to hear about some of the trends, tools and technologies on the bleeding edge that are driving huge advancements in machine and deep learning.
Recorded at Rev2, Brett and Cory get to sit down with Randi Ludwig, a Data Scientist at Dell Technologies to hear about how Dell is incorporating Data Science into its operations.  Randi, who works within Dell’s Support and Deployment Services and leads their Data Science Council talks about some of the use cases that she has worked on to help provide technical support agents additional tools to help them predict and resolve customer issues more quickly and effectively.  The team also explores some of the common data science challenges that most organizations are facing in the enterprise and hear about specific things Dell is doing to solve these challenges.
From a DVD company to a streaming company to a producer of some our favorite shows, Netflix has been at the forefront of media and entertainment innovation since the late 90’s.  Today, Netflix touts over 148 million subscribers, accounts for nearly 15% of all global streaming traffic AND is the largest content producer with a $12 billion dollar content budget alone. Recorded at Rev2,  Cory and Brett get to sit down with Michelle Ufford, former Head of Data Science Tools at Netflix to better understand how Netflix is using data and data science to create a unique and awesome experience for its subscribers.  Michelle gives us insights into the open, collaborative and experimentation culture of Netflix that has been a major contributor to Netflix’s success.  The team also dives into the different tools and technology that Netflix is using to drive the variety of data analytics use cases.  So press pause on your episode of Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black and check out this exciting episode! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
Cory and Brett sit down Domino Data Lab's Co-Founder and CEO Nick Elprin to hear about how Domino Data Lab is helping customers move from the traditional data driven approach and become more model driven.  Nick talks about the challenges in moving to a model driven approach and details the journey customers are taking to get there.Recorded from Domino Data Lab’s Rev2 Conference in New York City, Nick gives a brief history of Rev, Domino's yearly data science conference, and explains why this conference is different than the other AI and Data Analytics conferences out there. Lastly, Nick provides unique insights into some of the announcements that Domino Data Lab had at Rev2 and how the Domino Data Lab Platform is positioned to power model driven organizations.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
From the Google File System that paved the way to Hadoop, to Tensor Processing Units to Kubernetes, Google has been at the forefront of impactful technology innovation that has accelerated data analytics and AI.  Recorded from Domino Data Lab’s Rev2 Conference in New York City, Cory and Brett sit down with Rod Bodkin to get his perspectives on the state of AI in the enterprise.  Rod, who is a Technical Director in the CTO office for Google Cloud and is focused on Applied AI talks about some of the game changers that have led to the past evolutions in data science and what Google is doing to drive technologies to help further these evolutions in Cloud, AI and Data Science in the future.  The team also dives into some recent examples of how Google is applying Deep Learning in areas like YouTube and Google IO.The 2019 Disney Data & Analytics Conference is taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Floria on August 20th and 21st.  DDAC always has an all-star line up of speakers and this year Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III the “Miracle on the Hudson” Hero Pilot & Shane Battier Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat will be the keynote speakers.  You can use promo code “BigDataBeard-2019” to receive 20% off your conference pass. Click here to register with the promo code.
Wrapping up our time at build 2019, Cory and Brett sit down with Mary Bellard, Senior Accessibility Architect for Microsoft. We hear how Mary and her team are using AI to help give people with disabilities equal access to data.  Mary also shares a few of Microsoft's initiatives and products around accessibility; like the Seeing AI mobile app and the InnerVoice project as well. We also hear about the Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant, which helps ideas receive funding to become real products that can affect change with a global reach.
Join Brett and Cory at Microsoft Build 2019 as we sit down with David Carmona, GM of Microsoft AI, and Mark Hammond, GM of Business AI. We hear from the announcements on machine teaching, and how they are helping Microsoft’s vision of empowering every developer with AI at companies such as Schneider Electric. We also learn about the differences of machine teaching and supervised / unsupervised learning, and how anyone within the business can build systems with AI.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! 
Join Brett and Cory as they are at Microsoft's Build 2019 with Azure AI CVP, Eric Boyd. Eric shares his thoughts and history of Microsoft's AI division, how AI is directly helping other Microsoft products, and where AI can help your business. We also discuss the challenges of AI and how to influence change in your business, and how change has helped influence customers like Kroger and Starbucks. Eric also shares some announcements around the Azure Data Factory and some of his favorite new features of the product, like drag and drop experiences for build machine learning models. We also learn a bit about Eric's 15 minutes of fame and his skill of counting cards.
With over 2.5 billion card holders making 74 billion transactions a year, MasterCard has a huge responsibility to ensure not only that these transactions are processed in a timely manner but that each and every transaction is safe and secure.  From Dell Technologies World, Cory and Brett sit down with Nick Curcuru, VP of Data Analytics and Cyber Security to get an insight into this massive challenge and understand how MasterCard is solving this problem.  From being an early adopter in Hadoop to embracing AI technologies, MasterCard is not a credit card company, they are a technology company and Nick provides an overview of the technologies and partnerships MasterCard is leveraging to not only focus on today but to help them get to where they need to be in 5 years and beyond.  Check out how MasterCard is dealing with the massive scale of their business while also ensuring they are staying 3 steps ahead of fraudulent activity.The 2019 Disney Data & Analytics Conference is taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Floria on August 20th and 21st.  DDAC always has an all-star line up of speakers and this year Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III the “Miracle on the Hudson” Hero Pilot & Shane Battier Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat will be the keynote speakers.  You can use promo code “BigDataBeard-2019” to receive 20% off your conference pass. Click here to register with the promo code. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
Pivotal’s mission is to transform the way in which people and companies build software.  From Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Greenplum, this company has been at the forefront of innovation and open source collaboration.  Cory and Brett get to sit down with one of the industries’ great technologist Chad Sakac, who leads Pivotal’s strategy and development around Kubernetes.  Kubernetes has been seen as a deployment methodology of the future for all workloads including Big Data and AI.  Cory and Brett pick Chad’s brain about how Pivotal is incorporating Kubernetes into their products through Pivotal Container Services and how this can help drive Data Analytics and AI workloads into the future.  Chad also provides unique insights into the history of Kubernetes and containers and provides parallels to the rise of virtualization.  The team then gets a look into Pivotal’s strategy and portfolio for Data Analytics today and in the future.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle. Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
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