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Interview: Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development, MetalSoft

I recently caught up with Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development at MetalSoft, to address core industry trends like the evolution within companies where integrated technologies from Big Data to AI are driving entirely new ways for how businesses operate and how these leaps impacting their infrastructures and workload and where he sees the next generation of computing heading.

Interview: Global Technology Leader PNY

We recently caught up with our friends over at PNY to discuss a variety of topics affecting data scientists conducting work on big data problem domains including how “Big Data” is becoming increasingly accessible with big clusters with disk-based databases, small clusters with in-memory data, single systems with in-CPU-memory data, and single systems with in-GPU-memory data. Answering our inquiries were: Bojan Tunguz, Senior System Software Engineer, NVIDIA and Carl Flygare, NVIDIA Quadro Product Marketing Manager, PNY.

Interview: Justin Grossbard, Co-founder and CEO, Compare Forex Brokers

I recently caught up with Justin Grossbard, Co-founder and CEO of Compare Forex Brokers, to discuss his perspective for how big data has made a significant impact on financial markets, including Forex. He also assesses the success in incorporating machine learning and algorithmic trading techniques to expand upon execution and trading strategies in order to make more informed decisions.

Interview: Felix Dorrek, Ph.D.

I recently caught up with Felix Dorrek to discuss his research in the area of deep generative networks. The interview touches on the technology’s power, practical applications, importance to business in 2020, as well as generating synthetic data. Felix holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Vienna Technical University where he conducted research in the field of Convex Geometry.

Interview: Mike Hudy, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at Modern Hire

I recently caught up with Mike Hudy, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at Modern Hire, to discuss the use of AI in the hiring process. Hint: it includes a robust and specific code of ethics, implementation with a specific problem in mind, and lots of transparency.

Interview: Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup

I recently caught up with Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup, to discuss the state-of-the-art for conversational AI and chatbot technology. He also gives us an idea for future areas of evolution for AI chatbots.

Interview: Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix

I recently caught up with Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix to discuss his views on the big data technology landscape in 2020. in order to become true big data winners, companies need to prioritize quality data as the foundation of predictive analytics that ultimately answer real business questions.

Interview: Pamela McCorduck, AI Industry Pioneer

I recently caught up with Pamela McCorduck, AI expert, industry pioneer and author of her compelling new book “This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia,” which covers her unique experiences around AI. She has been working around the field of artificial intelligence since 1960. In the interview she offers unique insight on the evolution that developed the technology we use daily today. Pamela witnessed the first developments of AI when the impersonal machine first evoked a candid and personal response from a human and has been documenting ever since.

Interview: Nancy Duarte, Author and CEO of Duarte, Inc.

I recently caught up with Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte, Inc. and author of DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story to discuss her views on a topic that’s critical to successful data science projects – data storytelling. Nancy has contributed her expertise to MIT and Forbes and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Linkedin’s Influencer Program and can be heard on Lewis Howes, Art of Charm and Entrepreneur on Fire. She has an engaged following of 235,000+.

Interview: KDD2019 Co-General Chairs Ankur Teredesai & Vipin Kumar

During my trip to KDD2019 in August, I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with the co-chairs of the conference, Ankur Teredesai and Vipin Kumar. In the interview that follows, we discuss the growth of the KDD conference over the years, and also it’s changing focus. KDD is touted as being “the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.”