The official podcast of Data Science Salon. We interview top and rising luminaries in data science, machine learning, and AI on the trends and business use cases that are propelling the field forward.

The Data Science Salon series is a unique vertical focused conference which brings together specialists face-to-face to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere with food, great coffee, and entertainment.

NEW – Episode Five

Mission and Purpose in Data Science: Lessons from the Military and Intelligence

How can mission and purpose drive a data professional? And what happens when we can no longer trust the data that’s presented to us?
Richard Dunks served as a member of the US Army and the intelligence community (IC), where he honed skills that he now uses in his civilian pursuits as a data scientist, trainer, and educator. He recently caught up with Q McCallum (Senior Content Advisor at Formulatedby, the company behind Data Science Salon) to talk about what his time in the IC taught him about data analysis, having a sense of mission, and what it means to lose trust in data.

Episode Four

Marcello La Rocca on Algorithms and Data Structures

The term “algorithms” has several meanings, from machine learning models to tools of Wall St traders. Then there’s the classic computer science definition: a set of instructions for solving problems. Think “simulated annealing,” “evolutionary computing,” or “LRU cache.” These are the sort of algorithms we’ll explore today.

Episode Three

Jean-Georges Perrin on Spark and Data Quality

Our guest for this episode is Jean-Georges Perrin, the author of Spark in Action, 2nd edition. We talk about his career path (he’s been doing “big data” since before the term existed), what inspired him to write Spark in Action, and where Spark fits in your company’s data efforts. He also shares his thoughts on data quality.

Episode Two

Applications of Data Science in Media & Entertainment

The Media and Entertainment industry has undeniably been heavily disrupted by changes in technology. Listen as Ayan Battacharya, Advanced Analytics Specialist Leader at Deloitte Consulting and Harini Krishnan, Data Scientist at Capsule8, share observations they’ve garnered from their own experience on the state of data science in Media & Entertainment, live from DSS NYC 2019.

Episode ONE

Prolific vs. private data in media advertising @ DSS NYC

In June 2019, over 200 data scientists gathered at Viacom HQ in New York to hear key industry players’ takes on what makes an effective data-driven strategy. Q McCallum, Senior Content Adviser at Formulated.by, took a deeper dive into the major topics of concern for data science when he spoke with DSS NYC speakers Lauren Lombardo, Senior Data Scientist at Nielsen and Sergey Fogelson, Vice President of Data Science and Modeling at Viacom. Listen as they speak about current practices and debate the ways in which the growth of AI will impact advertising.