Podcast - Masters of Data | Sumo Logic

Suma Nallapati: Mastering Data for Colorado

Former Secretary of Technology and State Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado
January 14, 2019 28:44
"Break the mold and create your own career paths."
Suma Nallapati was appointed CIO for Colorado in 2014. Under her leadership, her team has won both statewide and national awards.

Alan J. Daly: Education and Social Networks

Professor and Director of Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, UC San Diego
January 07, 2019 36:11
"We forget what's most obvious and intuitive to us as human beings"
Dr. Daly has been researching about how social networks - relationships between people - affect how successful educational reforms are.

John Visneski: Protecting Data at Pokemon

Director of Information Security & Data Protection Officer, Pokemon
December 17, 2018 25:21
"[Parents are] trusting in us to provide a safe place for their children."
John Visenski has a hard job. He has to protect the Pokemon brand, and his customers, many which are children.

Linda Holliday: Innovation at the Intersection

Founder and CEO, Citia
December 10, 2018 38:05
"We are at the collapse phase of an era [and] we brought it on ourselves."
Linda Holliday is the founder and CEO of Citia. She was able to use her unqiue love of engineering, math, and design to start two companies.

Scott Vlaminck: Establishing Trust with Customers

Co-Founder and VP Engineering, Samsung Smartthings
December 02, 2018 27:04
"We believe that customers own their own data."
Scott Vlaminck, cofounded SmartThings in 2012. Their devices are in your inner sanctum - your home - and they work hard to earn your trust.

Jason Cohen: Master of Flavor

Founder and CEO, Analytical Flavor Systems
November 19, 2018 27:11
"What [the industry] sees on average is a 95% failure rate."
Jason Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems, focused on bringing the power of A.I. to the world of flavor.

Karthik Krishnamurthy: Analytical Storytelling

SVP, Cognizant Digital Business - Analytics and AI, Interactive and Intelligent Products, Cognizant
November 12, 2018 31:38
"Technologists are good producers, but not necessarily good storytellers."
Karthik Krishnamurthy is a veteran of analytics. One of his focus areas today is analytical storytelling and the human connection.

David Shor: The Data Driving Political Campaigns

Head of Political Data Science, Civis Analytics
October 22, 2018 36:03
"[Don't ignore ethics] - targeting 1% better isn't worth the news story"
David worked on the 2012 Obama campaign doing political data science and is now the Head of Political Data Science at Civis Analytics.

Sarah Davanzo: Why Curiosity Matters

VP, Consumer and Market Insight, L'Oreal Paris
October 15, 2018 33:34
"There is a domination of the male voice in a lot of platforms."
Sarah Davanzo takes exploration and curiosity extremely seriously and has applied data science and analytics to the field in an unprecedented way.

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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