Data Transformers Podcast
Data Transformers Podcast
Data Analytics By Design with Dr. Kirk Borne
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Episode Title : Data Analytics By Design with Dr. Kirk Borne

Episode Summary: Managing data at the speed of business versus managing business at the speed of data. Data moves the fastest so business should be moving at the speed of data. Analytics is the main beneficiary of this data. Dr. Kirk Borne has always been a scientist with jobs in data science, Astrophysics, and data analytics. After a very successful stint with NASA, George Mason University, and Booz Allen, Kirk started a new chapter with a startup that matches job seekers with companies using ML algorithms to match. This fascinating episode traverses his journey across these organizations and functions

Topics discussed in this episode:

02:00: How Kirk came to be Chief Science officer at a startup. A different setup working with 15 people after working with 27,000 people at Booz Allen and 120K people at NASA.

04:00: The startup is like a dating service for candidates related to data and companies looking for data professionals. The platform matches companies with requirements with candidates skills. 

08:58: The tension between overloaded job requirements and candidate skills. Big Data revolution started in 2012. Big data initiative by Whitehouse with $300M. Article by HBR about data scientist being the sexiest job. And McKinsey report about skills shortage. 

12:00: Human in the middle helps validate the requirements versus the skills along with the data science platform. 

15:00 (Headliner till 18:02): Managing data at the speed of business versus managing business at the speed of data. Data moves the fastest so business should be moving at the speed of data.

18:30 (Headliner): CIOs typically spend 3 years just preparing for ML. It could be seen as wasting 3 years. Kirk says ML journey should be like preparing for Olympics where you could be seen preparing for 3 years for the final Olympics. You can’t always be warming up but you need to run the race at some time. Also, you can’t warm up too late also. Need to build muscle memory. 

26:30: ADAPT-C framework; Analytics opportunities, Data, Processes, Culture. Culture is key. Culture of data democratization and culture of experimentation are needed. Analytics By Design. What do we want to accomplish and how do we get there?

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Episode Title : Data Analytics By Design with Dr. Kirk Borne

Episode Summary: Managing data at the speed of business versus managing business at the speed of data. Data moves the fastest so business should be moving at the speed of data. Analytics is the main beneficiary of this data. Dr. Kirk Borne has always been a scientist with jobs in data science, Astrophysics, and data analytics. After a very successful stint with NASA, George Mason University, and Booz Allen, Kirk started a new chapter with a startup that matches job seekers with companies using ML algorithms to match. This fascinating episode traverses his journey across these organizations and functions

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