MOD: Masters of Data

Bringing the human to the data

Ian Murphy: Diversity in Security

Editor, Enterprise Times

October 7, 2019


... all we are doing is perpetuating this myth that to do security you've got to be a geek

He and I talked about his very interesting background, the need for diversity on security teams, and his passion for working with veterans.

Dave Albert: Doctors need data too

Dave Albert, CTO, Podcast Host

September 23, 2019


...if your report is specifically tailored... once we have enough of those users, we can put that directly in front of them, clearly marked who it's from, but it is relevant information...

We talk to Dave about the system he’s building at Medit for organizing the immense amounts of data medical professionals need to consume.

Clark Richey: Free the Data

CTO, Fact Gem

August 26, 2019


People are finally starting to realize too while the cloud is great, it is not foolproof... and you have to have a strategy for dealing with that just as you do on your own servers.

Clark is passionate about freeing data from its constraints and breaking the silos between data that hamstring good decision.

Michael Herskovitz: Data is a Lifestyle, not a Project

SVP, Co-Head of Global Operations and Technology, Alliance Bernstein

July 29, 2019


...the only data worth looking at really is the data that's hard to get...that's really why we need to look at it...

Michael talks us through his philosophy on making the best use of data - that data is a lifestyle, not a project.

Josh Couch: Fender rocks the data

VP Engineering, Fender Musical Instruments

July 15, 2019


Think of it like a band. We're working together with the different disciplines to come up with the product for the user.

Fender learned from the data and created new apps like Fender Tune and Fender Play that are opening up the world of guitars to a whole new set of people.

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.

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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