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Telmo Silva Talks ClicData

Telmo Silva created ClicData, an end-to-end SAAS BI platform, which as he describes, is the little guy coming up in the BI platform world. He talks about how his company was started, where it’s been, and where it’s going with cutting-edge R&D. He also offers additional thoughts on the role of data in the business world today. Telmo Silva: That’s the next thing that we’re trying to see, “well, if we
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Pricing with Cactus Raazi

Keeping quality customers is the aim of nearly every healthy business. Cactus Raazi challenges the typical methods of doing this and suggests alternative data-focused pricing strategies in order for businesses to survive in the future.  Cactus Raazi: When I started to write the book, my initial assumption was that there was going to be this price deflation or intense pure-price competition in homogenous goods. But I noticed that obviously hospitality is
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AI Making Developers more Effective

Robin Purohit: There’s lots of signals in this data that indicates whether a person or a piece of content is highly valued by the user community. And that’s really invaluable when you are gonna combine that with that kind of domain focus on the IT industry. Ginette Methot: I’m Ginette, Curtis Seare: and I’m Curtis, Ginette: and you are listening to Data Crunch, Curtis: a podcast about how applied data
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Overcoming Cultural Hurdles in Tech

As the first Mexican woman to get a PhD from Stanford, Debbie Berebichez has experienced what it takes to challenge norms and boundaries. She speaks about her personal experience overcoming cultural norms regarding women in STEM and her professional experience training company culture in data science.   Debbie Berebichez: It’s very important to encourage people to be evidence based. To see, okay, if you have a new idea for business, search
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Traffic Equilibrium and a PhD

Matthew Battifarano has always been interested in mobility and transportation. He talks to his intrigue with traffic equilibrium, which includes autonomous vehicles, ride hailing, bike sharing, etc.; what shaped it; and what lead him to his PhD at the Mobility Data Analytics Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Matthew Battifarano: This is something I’d never heard of before, before I started in the program. So a lot of the research I do
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Machine Learning and Flight with Ian Cassidy

Ian Cassidy: When you did a PCA, a principal component analysis, like, it was like beautiful. There was, like, a red circle in the middle of, you know, the blue on purchase, you know, data points. And there were the red purchase ones and they were all clustered together. It was, it was really interesting. And like the, the machine learning model had a really good time trying to predict that
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Implementing ML Algorithms with Ylan Kazi

Does it feel like your stakeholders aren’t open to adopting your team’s algorithms? Ylan Kazi shares his experience on how to conquer this type of problem. Ylan Kazi: And that is very important. But I think what we find, especially in larger organizations and in trying to implement these things across an enterprise, is that the relationships and the communication are really key. Without those, you can have the best algorithm in
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Hiring Top Tech Talent

Hiring top tech talent is hard, especially when these people are in high demand. So how can you build your tech team? HR and hiring experts Laura and Theo talk about their process.   Laura Ianuly: I think the most important thing, the best advice I could give a hiring manager is making sure that they understand what they’re looking for. They’ve defined it, and they understand it. Secondly, being certain that
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Making Data Assets Profitable with VDC

Many companies are sitting on data assets that could be revenue streams for them, without knowing it. Matt Staudt of VDC discusses making latent data profitable. Ginette: I’m Ginette, Curtis: and I’m Curtis, Ginette: and you are listening to Data Crunch, Curtis: a podcast about how applied data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are changing the world. Ginette: Data Crunch is produced by the Data Crunch Corporation, an analytics, training, and consulting company. Ginette: Today,
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Machine Learning with Max Sklar

What does it look like to shape a social media platform? Max Sklar can speak to that having worked on machine learning at one for nearly its entire existence. In today’s episode, he talks about what’s worked and what hasn’t at Foursquare.  Max Sklar: So Foursquare’s a very positive platform, but the Japanese language is off the charts. You have 97% positive tips. Whereas the Russian language has the lowest; it’s