MOD: Masters of Data

Bringing the human to the data

Amy Heineike: Machines that tell stories with Data

VP, Product Engineering, Primer AI

May 6, 2019


[We are] very thoughtful about the tools we build, because they can encode bias

Amy, and her team, using the power of AI and Data to fill in missing wikipedia pages with the Quicksilver Project.

Charles Wheelan: Finding the Mythical Centrist

Author, "Naked Economics", Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth

April 29, 2019


So if you don't believe there's a political center, describe for me what this country looks like in 10 years. I don't think that's a happy description.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Charles Wheelan describes his journey from economics writer to his search for the political middle

Joshua Bloom: Industrial-Grade Machine Learning

VP, Data and Analytics, Professor of Astrophysics, GE Digital, UC Berkeley

March 25, 2019


[We] make predictions about failure that have never been realized in the world

Joshua Bloom is bringing the best of machine learning to GE's customers across lots of industries, as well as bringing it back to academia.

Sarah Catanzaro: Building the Data Science Future

Principal, Amplify Partners

March 18, 2019


There is no such thing as bias in data - there is only bias in society

Sarah has expertise built over years using data science to innovate from countering terrorism to building products, and now guides others.

Austin Basye: Artificial Intelligence for Sports

Senior Data Scientist, Hudl

March 11, 2019


...intellectual freedom that lets you be curious and creative...

Austin is a Physicist at heart. He brings physics to AI and explains how guided missile theory and passing a soccer ball are related.

Amber Case: Designing Software for Humans

User experience designer, writer, and public speaker, Case Organic

March 4, 2019


[We need to have] tech work with us as well as our original tools

Amber Case has combined a deep understanding of technology, anthropology and human behavior with a focus on user experience.

The guy behind the mic

Ben Newton

Ben Newton

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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