MOD: Masters of Data

Bringing the human to the data

Angela Bassa: How iRobot Uses Data Science to Innovate

Director, Data Science, iRobot

June 24, 2019


We don't want to ask the questions that nerds like me want to know...If we did that we go bankrupt because there's one of me and there's millions of all of us.

Angela talks to us about how the new iRobot 2.0 platform is changing how iRobot builds robots, software, and does data science.

Security Experts Panel - Second Edition

George Gerchow, CSO, Sumo Logic Jadee Hanson, CISO, Code42 Teri Radichel, CEO, 2nd Sight Lab

June 10, 2019


Especially when you're in the cloud, I think you want to do security from the inside out and that addresses a lot of these things.

Our security experts touched on lots of interesting topics like DevSecOps, Privacy, and more.

Matt Ballantine: Podcast Powered Projects

Advisor, Stamp

May 27, 2019


...the industries that will spring up in the moment about just turning podcasting into yet another channel for comms people to use to be able to communicate, that's not what we're talking about here.

Matt Ballantine talks us through his latest innovation - using podcasting as a way to define and promote projects in large organizations.

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

Brad Klingenberg: Stitch Fix Uses Data to Personalize Fashion

VP, Algorithms, Stitch Fix

April 1, 2019


In almost every setting there is a combination of human and machine.

Brad and his team use human-in-the-loop algorithms to deliver amazing experiences and great fashion recommendation for Stitch Fix customers.

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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