048 – Good vs. Great: (10) Things that Distinguish the Best Leaders of Intelligent Products, Analytics Applications, and Decision Support Tools

Today I’m going solo on Experiencing Data! Over the years, I have worked with a lot of leaders of data-driven software initiatives with all sorts of titles. Today, I decided to focus the podcast episode on what I think makes the top product management and digital/software leaders stand out, particularly in the space of enterprise … Read more 048 – Good vs. Great: (10) Things that Distinguish the Best Leaders of Intelligent Products, Analytics Applications, and Decision Support Tools

047 – How Yelp Integrates Data Science, Engineering, UX, and Product Management when Creating AI Products with Yelp’s Justin Norman

In part one of an excellent series on AI product management, LinkedIn Research Scientist Peter Skomoroch and O’Reilly VP of Content Strategy Mike Loukides explained the importance of aligning AI products with your business plans and strategies. In other words, they have to deliver value, and they have to be delivered on time. Unfortunately, this … Read more 047 – How Yelp Integrates Data Science, Engineering, UX, and Product Management when Creating AI Products with Yelp’s Justin Norman

046 – How Steelcase’s Data Science, UX, & Product Teams Are Helping Customers Design Safer Office Workplaces Informed by Covid-19 Recommendations w/ Jorge Lozano

When you think of Steelcase, their office furniture probably comes to mind. However, Steelcase is much more than just a manufacturer of office equipment. They enable their customers (workplace/workspace designers) to help those designers’ clients create useful, effective, workplaces and offices that are also safe and compliant. Jorge Lozano is a data science manager at … Read more 046 – How Steelcase’s Data Science, UX, & Product Teams Are Helping Customers Design Safer Office Workplaces Informed by Covid-19 Recommendations w/ Jorge Lozano

045 – Healthcare Analytics…or Actionable Decision Support Tools? Leadership Strategies from Novant Health’s SVP of Data Products, Karl Hightower

Healthcare professionals need access to decision support tools that deliver the right information, at the right time. In a busy healthcare facility, where countless decisions are made on a daily basis, it is crucial that any analytical tools provided actually yield useful decision support to the target customer. In this episode, I talked to Karl … Read more 045 – Healthcare Analytics…or Actionable Decision Support Tools? Leadership Strategies from Novant Health’s SVP of Data Products, Karl Hightower

044 – The Roles of Product and Design when “Competing in the Age of AI” with HBS Professor and Author Karim Lakhani

If there’s one thing that strikes fear into the heart of every business executive, it’s having your company become the next Blockbuster or Neiman Marcus — that is, ignoring change, and getting wiped out by digital competitors.   In this episode, I dived into the changing business landscape with Karim Lakhani who is a Professor … Read more 044 – The Roles of Product and Design when “Competing in the Age of AI” with HBS Professor and Author Karim Lakhani

043 – What a Product Management Mindset Can do for Data Science and Analytics Leaders with Product School CEO, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia

I am a firm believer that one of the reasons that data science and analytics has a high failure rate is a lack of product management and design. To me, product is about a mindset just as much as a job title, and I am repeatedly hearing how more and more voices in the data … Read more 043 – What a Product Management Mindset Can do for Data Science and Analytics Leaders with Product School CEO, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia

042 – Why Machine Learning and Analytics Alone Can’t Drive Behavioral Change inside Police Departments with Allison Weil

“What happened in Minneapolis and Louisville and Chicago and countlessother cities across the United States is unconscionable (and to be clear, racist). But what makes me the maddest is how easy this problem is to solve, just by the police deciding it’s a thing they want to solve.” – Allison Weil on Medium Before Allison … Read more 042 – Why Machine Learning and Analytics Alone Can’t Drive Behavioral Change inside Police Departments with Allison Weil

041 – Data Thinking: An Approach to Using Design Thinking to Maximize the Effectiveness of Data Science and Analytics with Martin Szugat of Datentreiber

The job of many internally-facing data scientists in business settings is to discover,explore, interpret, and share data, turning it into actionable insight that can benefit the company and improve outcomes. Yet, data science teams often struggle with the very basic question of how the company’s data assets can best serve the organization. Problem statements are … Read more 041 – Data Thinking: An Approach to Using Design Thinking to Maximize the Effectiveness of Data Science and Analytics with Martin Szugat of Datentreiber

040 – Improving Potato Chips and Space Travel: NASA’s Steve Rader on Open Innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen out of thin air. It requires a conscious effort, and team-wide collaboration. At the same time, innovation will be critical for NASA if the organization hopes to remain competitive and successful in the coming years. Enter Steve Rader. Steve has spent the last 31 years at NASA, working in a variety … Read more 040 – Improving Potato Chips and Space Travel: NASA’s Steve Rader on Open Innovation

039 – How PEX Fingerprinted 20 Billion Audio and Video Files and Turned It Into a Product to Help Musicians, Artists and Creators Monetize their Work

Every now and then, I like to insert a music-and-data episode into the show since hey, I’m a musician, and I’m the host 😉 Today is one of those days! Rasty Turek is founder and CEO of Pex, a leading analytics and rights management platform used for discovering and tracking video and audio content using … Read more 039 – How PEX Fingerprinted 20 Billion Audio and Video Files and Turned It Into a Product to Help Musicians, Artists and Creators Monetize their Work