Masters of Data: The Data Podcast with a Human Element

Masters of Data

Sarah Guo: Building Trust from the Ground Up

General Partner, Greylock
October 01, 2018 17:43
"Millennials [...] are more cognizant of what is happening with their data."
Sarah Guo talks about what it means to build trust and take data privacy seriously at startups today, and also some new innovation coming.

Alistair Croll: The Importance of Analytics

Founder, Solve for Interesting
August 07, 2018 31:58
"We must teach critical thinking to make our population more resilient."
Alistair Croll is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, prolific author, and conference organizer - and a big thinker in the area of Data and Analytics.

Cathy O'Neil: Fighting Creepy Algorithms

Author, Author and Speaker
September 17, 2018 41:48
"Data scientists [need] to take their ethical obligations seriously."
Cathy O’Neil, the author of the book “Weapons of Math Destruction”, talks about the dangers of “creepy algorithms” and their bad consequences.

Chris Dancy: Most Connected Man

Most Connected Man on Earth, Author and Speaker
September 24, 2018 32:20
"The weaponization of our behavior is a real security and privacy issue."
Chris Dancy became the “most connected man on earth” by wrangling the data for over 700 sensors, applications, and services that analyzed his life.

Christian Beedgen: Intro to Data Bias

Founder & CTO, Sumo Logic
August 13, 2018 38:53
"The discussion that has to happen is about the ethics of this."
Christian Beedgen is a lifelong creative technologist and deep thinker who has spent the last decade immersed in the world of data analytics.

Christian Madsbjerg: Connecting the Human to Data

Founder & Partner, Red Associates
August 21, 2018 40:41
"People interested in people and people interested in code need to talk."
Christian Madsbjerg, the author of “Sense Making”, argues for bringing the humanities into today’s business world dominated by technology.

Richard Muller: The Data of Climate Science

Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Berkeley
September 04, 2018 35:52
"Scientists lose credibility when they become advocates."
Richard Muller, Professor of Physics Emeritus at Berkeley University, talks about applying the rigors of science to the world of climate science.

Roberto Rigobon: How to Measure Ethical Behavior

Professor, Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management
August 27, 2018 35:57
"People are too obsessed with measuring things perfectly."
Dr. Roberto Rigobon is Professor of Applied Economics at MIT Sloan. We discussed his theory of how we measure the wrong things at the wrong time.

Terry Young: Just a Spoonful of Honey

Founder and CEO, Sparks and Honey
October 08, 2018 31:47
"The beauty of sparks & honey is - we bring [people & machines] together."
Terry Young has a very different way of approaching trends. His active learning system, Q, brings machine learning to the art of trend spotting.

Bill Welser: Bias and Artificial Intelligence

Partner, Red Associates
July 24, 2018 34:55
"Most of the data that we have is really opportunistic in nature."
Bill Welser is a long-time expert in Artificial intelligence, and has spent years thinking about how our humanity - and our bias - creeps into it.

Matt Ballantine: Humans, Data, and Decisions

Founder, Stamp
July 09, 2018 33:25
"Finding data to validate gut instincts is the way most businesses work."
In this episode we talked about how people use data to make decisions in the real world, and how innovation happens.

Carin Robinson: Data, Democracy, and Politics

Associate Professor of Political Science, Hood College
June 25, 2018 33:52
"A campaign is interested in whether or not they can persuade you."
We are going to talk about how data, and data analytics, is an essential part of today’s political campaigns, and the implications for the future.

Bill Mew: The Data Privacy View from the U.K.

Cloud Strategist, UKCloud
June 18, 2018 23:14
"Brexit is a massive distraction for the government here in the UK."
In this episode we get a masters class in Data Privacy from one of the U.K.'s top data privacy gurus - for GDPR and even Brexit

Nicole Forsgren & Jez Humble: DevOps by the Data

CTO & CEO and Chief Scientist, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)
June 12, 2018 49:32
"We provided data on things that we've been talking about for years."
Nicole Forsgren and Jez Humble talk about their new book "Accelerate", and about backing up DevOps practices with data and research.

David Hafley: Deep Dive - Security & DevOps

Director of Engineering, Contrast Security
June 05, 2018 23:42 mins
"Having security wherever your application may live or go is critical."
In this Deep Dive - How does security work in a DevOps World? How do you incorporate security into a DevOps process? How do you do DevSecOps?

George Gerchow: The New Age of Data Privacy

CSO, Sumo Logic
May 22, 2018 20:13
"Data isn't just the lifeblood of security, it is the new currency"
The state of data privacy is changing fast. Understand the news from the view of a CSO, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Bill Burns: A Journey through Time and Security

Chief Trust Officer, Informatica
May 03, 2018 38:14
A wide ranging discussion over 20+ years of changes in Internet Security - from college computer labs to Netflix to modern data privacy concerns.

The Guy Behind the Mic

Ben Newton
Director, Product Marketing

Ben is a veteran of the IT Operations market, with a two decade career across large and small companies like Loudcloud, BladeLogic, Northrop Grumman, EDS, and BMC. Ben got to do DevOps before DevOps was cool, working with government agencies and major commercial brands to be more agile and move faster. More recently, Ben spent 5 years in product management at Sumo Logic, and is now running product marketing for Operations Analytics at Sumo Logic. His latest project, Masters of Data, has let him combine his love of podcasts and music with his love of good conversations.


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