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Big Data Beard

By Big Data Beard
Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.
Data Makes Us Faster: Apex Pro Digital Driving Coach
You’ve heard Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) talk about his love of cars a lot on the Big Data Beard podcast, and in this episode he is joined by two fellow automotive enthusiasts, Andrew Raines (https://instagram.com/andrew_rains_44?igshid=1xmsrtbkl2qv1) and Austin Gurley, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-gurley-1b966642/) who founded Apex Pro (https://apextrackcoach.com/).  Building on their experiences in FSAE (https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events) while attending Auburn University, these two used their unique combination of skills….Austin as a talented engineer and Andrew as an professional racing driver, to create a device that would give drivers like Cory real-time feedback on the track about the performance capabilities of their vehicle.  Listen in to hear how this start-up in Birmingham has transformed data acquisition for drivers to real-time feedback powered by IoT and machine learning.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end as Andrew shares his top tips for amateurs to improve their performance based on not only his experience, but the massive amounts of data they now have in hand. If you are interested in getting one of these awesome devices yourself, head over to https://apextrackcoach.com/shop/ (https://apextrackcoach.com/shop/). Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/291731793).
39:49
May 12, 2020
Streaming Storage Reimagined
The Big Data Beard Podcast is back!  To kick off our first episode of season 6, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) sits down with Amy Tenanes (https://twitter.com/AmyTenanes), Product Marketing Manager at Dell Technologies and Flavio Junquiera (https://twitter.com/fpjunqueira), Senior Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies to talk about all things streaming.  In today's modern analytics world, streaming data is critical component that allows organizations to get the real-time insights to drive business decisions.  Streams however provide challenges to traditional analytics platforms.  Amy and Flavio dive into these challenges and introduce Pravega (http://pravega.io/), an Apache open-source project that provides a new storage abstraction for continuous and unbounded data.  The team discusses how Pravega solves unique challenges, how it compares to other open-source projects and how organizations are using Pravega today.  Amy and Flavio also share how Dell Technologies (https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/index.htm) has incorporated Pravega into Dell's Streaming Data Platform (http://delltechnologies.com/StreamingDataPlatform), a new solution designed specifically to help organization easily and quickly get value out of their data streams. Want to enter for a chance to win a free copy of Streaming Systems (http://streamingsystems.net/) by Tyler Akidau?  Click here (http://pravega.io/) to get your hands on Pravega and check it out for yourself.  To enter for a chance to win, tweet your experience with Pravega to @PravegaIO (https://twitter.com/PravegaIO)!
40:52
April 28, 2020
The past, present, and future of the Big Data Beard
2019 has been a wild ride for the Big Data Beard podcast with a ton of great shows, all culminating in Season 5 and the epic Road Trip to Splunk .conf.  During this episode, the team shares stories from the road, hard lessons learned in building the IOT RV and discuss the key takeaways from all of the incredible conversations we had in 2019.  And with the holidays just around the corner, we talk about the tinkering we have planned for the holiday season and why Erin is considering crafting a raft to cross the Caribbean. This will be the last episode of Season 5 of the podcast and the last one for 2019...but this is not the end.  While we are going to have some changes to publishing schedules in 2020, we want your feedback on what you want to hear from the Big Data Beard podcast.  Comment below or on Twitter and guide us on our search in 2020 for the most interesting and inspiring use cases of AI and Big Data changing our world!
36:21
December 04, 2019
Moving Data from Legacy to Next-Gen Platforms with Syncsort
This week's podcast, we meet with Dave Normandeau, VP Global Technology Alliances and Business Development from Syncsort (https://www.syncsort.com/en/home). And Dave Hodgson, Chief Product Officer, from Syncsort. We review their 51 year old business and how they built the company around innovative data management products. Syncsort are specialists in moving data from the legacy platforms, like mainframes, to all the next gen platforms, like Splunk. We discuss use cases, the data types, and their Ironstream (https://www.syncsort.com/en/resource-center/data-integration/solutionsheets/ironstream) product which is available in a free and paid version.
17:34
November 13, 2019
Signalfx and Other Splunk Aquisitions with Rick Fitz
We're at Splunk's .conf 19 (https://conf.splunk.com) with SVP & GM Rick Fitz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-fitz-7b32461/). Rick climbs in the #IoTRV with Cory Minton (https://www.twitter.com/cory_minton) as they discuss Rick's history around campervans and IT software tools. We also hear about Splunk's recent acquisitions of SignalFX (https://www.signalfx.com/) among other new logos to join the family. Rick shares what exactly goes into acquiring a company (hint: its not just the tech) and how AI plays a role in the new announcements from Splunk!
28:17
November 05, 2019
Big Announcements Coming From .conf: A talk with Chief Product Officer Sendur Sellakumar
Recorded at Splunk (http://www.splunk.com/)’s .conf 2019, Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sits down with Sendur Sellakumar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sendursellakumar), Chief Product Officer at Splunk to dive into all the great product announcements unveiled at the 10th annual .conf (https://conf.splunk.com/).  Every year, Splunk releases multitudes of features into Splunk Enterprise to provide customers with a best in class product but Sendur talks about how this year, Splunk has gone above and beyond the stack that is Splunk Enterprise.  Cory and Sendur unpack some of the major announcements such as Data Fabric Search (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/enterprise-data-search-and-analysis.html), Data Stream Processor (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/stream-processing.html) and Splunk Enterprise 8.0 (https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.0/ReleaseNotes/MeetSplunk) and get insights into how Splunk is evolving to enable Data to Everything.
28:17
October 29, 2019
.conf Excitement with the Chief Splunker
Splunk .conf (https://conf.splunk.com/) is one of our favorite weeks of the year.  After a 14 day #RoadTrip2conf we couldn't think of a better way to start our .conf19 then to sit down with Splunk (http://www.splunk.com)CEO Doug Merritt (https://www.splunk.com/blog/author/dmerritt.html).  Cory and Doug discuss Splunk's vision around Data to Everything (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/enterprise-data-platform.html), Splunk4Good (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/about-us/splunk4good.html), the Splunk community and much more.
25:02
October 22, 2019
Splunk & DevOps with Andi Mann
Passing through Colorado on our Road Trip 2 .conf19 (https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/), we caught up with Andi Mann (https://twitter.com/andimann?lang=en), Chief Technology Advocate for Splunk (https://www.splunk.com/)in the final podcast before Splunk .conf19. (https://conf.splunk.com/) Tune in to hear Andi share innovative stories from his work in DevOps and how organizations use the powerful Splunk platform to mine valuable insights from all the emerging ops categories.  You'll get a preview of Andi's sessions at .conf19 (https://conf.splunk.com/learn/session-catalog.html?search=%22Andi%20Mann%22#/)and hear his passion for this exciting gathering of techies from around the world. Follow our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/ (https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/)
33:44
October 18, 2019
Security & IOT: How Arrow is powering innovation
On day 11 of the Road Trip 2 .conf (https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/), Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton)and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) sit down with Davitt Potter (https://twitter.com/davittjpotter?lang=en), Global Security Practice Lead and Frank Lyles (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-c-lyles-858538101), Splunk Sales Engineer to hear how Arrow (https://www.arrow.com/ecs/)is helping customers manage the complexities and ever the evolving landscape important areas like security and IoT.  At the beautiful Arrow HQ in Denver, Davitt and Frank talk about how Arrow's mission and strategy and the partner ecosystem they are leveraging to help their customers.  Cory and Brett hear about Arrow's partnership with Splunk and the way this partnership is helping customers.
42:37
October 17, 2019
A Peek Inside Splunxter with Gregg and Noah Woodcock
Join us in Dallas, Texas when we catch up with Gregg Woodcock & Noah Woodcock to learn why and how they built Splunxter, their Splunk consulting practice during The Big Data Beard Road Trip to Splunk's .conf 2019! We also chat about Gregg's activity on Splunk Answers as well as the Dallas Splunk User Group he started. We also get a preview of Gregg's new venture, Siemplicity, (http://www.getsiemplicity.com) and how it will utilize Splunk to simplify for SIEM. Be sure to checkout their 2018 .conf talk here. (https://conf.splunk.com/files/2018/recordings/10-must-have-apps-fn1072.mp4) Find out more here: http://bit.ly/RT2C-E8a Follow our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/
44:24
October 16, 2019
Dell.com: Site Reliability Engineering with Splunk
Dell.com (http://www.dell.com) is one of the most frequently visited eCommerce sites and is a major contributor to Dell Technologies revenue.  Where even minutes of downtime could cause millions in lost revenue, it's up to the Dell Technologies Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team to ensure continuous availability. On day 9 from our #RoadTrip2conf, Kyle (https://twitter.com/KylePrins?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett)sit down with the team charged with ensuring Dell.com is always up and running.  Scott Mosqueda (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-mosqueda-3680a11/), Sr. Director for SRE and Tanuj Arcot (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanujarcot), Lead SRE Engineer talk about their responsibility to keep Dell.com up and running and how they turned to Splunk (http://www.splunk.com)to help.  Scott and Tanuj go into how Splunk was introduced into the data center and the evolution of how it's been used.
40:03
October 15, 2019
A Glimpse into Dell's Digital Transformation Journey with Jen Felch
On the 8th day of our Road Trip 2 .conf (https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/), we find ourselves at the Dell Technologies headquarters in Round Rock, TX.  Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton)and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett)sit down with Dell's (http://www.dell.com)new Chief Digital Officer, Jen Felch (https://twitter.com/jenfelch?lang=en) to hear about Dell's vision for digital transformation.  In a organization where digital transformation is a never ending journey, Jen talks about the role that  people, process technology and culture play in driving Dell's strategy and next phases of digital transformation.
21:30
October 14, 2019
An Inside Look at The Splunk Trust
Join Cory and Kyle in Nashville, TN as we go under the Fez, into the mind of the Splunk Trust. We chat with Splunk Trust members Duane "DuckFez" Waddle and George Starcher, discussing the history of Splunk Trust, how Duane became "DuckFez", and what really goes into being able to wear the black fez. We also chat about the community surrounding Splunk Answers, icq, and the slack channel.
35:09
October 11, 2019
How Red River Technology is Solving Data Analytics Challenges
It's Day 4 of our #RoadTrip2conf!  In our journey so far, we have traveled across 9 states and have had some excellent conversations.  For the podcast today, Kevin Steeprow and Ramon Taylor join Cory and Kyle for round 2.  Kevin and Ramon provide a deeper look into the tools and technologies that customers are using to solve their analytics challenges and further their AI capabilities.
28:58
October 10, 2019
Splunk Powering Public Sector with Splunk's Juliana Vida
We are just outside Washington DC on day 2 of the #RoadTrip2Conf. Join us as Brett and Cory sit down with Navy veteran and Splunk's Public Sector Chief Technical Advisor, Juliana Vida. Juliana shares insights from her career as a naval officer turned technologist. She also provides advice for military personnel wanting to broaden their career in IT. Then we dive in on the power of data and how its helping transform experiences from higher education to military intelligence.
30:26
October 09, 2019
Red River Technologies: Powering the Journey to AI
It's day 2 of our #RoadTrip2conf and today we are in Washington D.C meeting with Red River Technology (https://www.redriver.com/).  In today's podcast Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)and Kyle (https://twitter.com/KylePrins?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)sit down with Kevin Steeprow (https://www.redriver.com/industry-news/podcast-4-for-4-with-kevin-steeprow), VP of Design Engineering and Ramon Thomas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-thomas-9b0bb329), Design Engineering Manager.  Kevin and Ramon provide a glimpse into how Red River is helping customers make sense of their data and turn insights in actionable intelligence.
30:23
October 08, 2019
Splunk Architecture with Splunk's Jeff Champagne
Its finally here! The Big Data Beard team has started its epic Road Trip 2 .conf (https://bigdatabeard.com/road-trip-to-conf-2019/) today.  I can think of no better way to kick off our Road Trip series of podcasts than with Splunk's very own Jeff Champagne (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffchampagne).  In the first episode of season 5, Brett (https://twitter.com/bigdatabrett)and Kyle (https://twitter.com/KylePrins)sit down with Jeff and get his thoughts on how customers are deploying Splunk at scale, deployment trends and the evolution of SplunkNext (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/splunk-next.html).
44:47
October 08, 2019
Season Five - The Road Trip and .conf19
Season four of the Big Data Beard podcast was 36 weeks of episodes following the trends, technology, and talented people making AI, IoT, and Big Data a big deal.  In season five, you're in for something different. This is going to be a very short, but crazy busy season of podcasts from the Big Data Beard.  Starting October 7th, you'll see a new podcast post every day, Monday to Friday until October 18th.  Then you'll see the podcasts we record during Splunk's .conf19 publish each Tuesday following the conference.  And don't forget to check out our YouTube channel for our daily "Breakfast With The Beards" during the Road Trip 2 .conf! You can follow along with all our progress on the Road Trip simply by going to www.BigDataBeard.com and click on Road Trip 2 .conf. Join us on this wild adventure as we uncover the incredible stories of Digital Transformation with Splunk and our sponsors, Dell Technologies, VMware, Red River Technologies, Arrow Electronics, and Converging Data!
02:20
October 01, 2019
Analyze, Act THEN Store: How SWIM.AI is changing data processing
Data processing today is based on a “Store then Analyze” architecture born in the big-data era.  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett)sit down with SWIM.AI (http://www.swim.ai) CTO Simon Crosby (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sicrosby) to hear about their recently launched DataFabric software is changing how organizations can stream, analyze and store data.  Announced on September 18th,  DataFabric (https://www.swim.ai/product/datafabric/) software lets businesses interconnect all data-generating assets and provides real-time data classification, reduction, analysis and prediction. Simon talks about how this technology allows for an Analyze, Act and then Store architecture rather than the traditional Store then Analyze architectures that are most common.  Simon also talks about SWIM.AI's partnership with Microsoft Azure and its integration into the Azure suite of Data Analytics and AI tools.
43:08
September 24, 2019
From the Lab that Brought you Spark comes Alluxio, the Data Orchestration Platform of the Future
Decoupling compute from storage has been a growing trend in the enterprise as organizations turn towards a data driven business.  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Erin (https://twitter.com/banksek?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sit down with Haoyuan (HY) (https://www.linkedin.com/in/haoyuanli1), Founder and CTO of Alluxio (https://www.alluxio.io/) to talk about the importance in data orchestration and how Alluxio provides customers with the ability to bring data closer to the compute across clusters, regions, clouds and countries.  Created in the same lab as Spark and other widely known open-source technologies, HY talks about the inception of Alluxio and the challenges this data orchestration platform solves.  HY also gives his vision for the future of innovations and how Alluxio enables them most effectively. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
40:19
September 17, 2019
From the Lab that Brought you Spark comes Alluxio, the Data Orchestration Platform of the Future
Decoupling compute from storage has been a growing trend in the enterprise as organizations turn towards a data driven business.  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Erin (https://twitter.com/banksek?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sit down with Haoyuan (HY) (https://www.linkedin.com/in/haoyuanli1), Founder and CTO of Alluxio (https://www.alluxio.io/) to talk about the importance in data orchestration and how Alluxio provides customers with the ability to bring data closer to the compute across clusters, regions, clouds and countries.  Created in the same lab as Spark and other widely known open-source technologies, HY talks about the inception of Alluxio and the challenges this data orchestration platform solves.  HY also gives his vision for the future of innovations and how Alluxio enables them most effectively. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
40:19
September 17, 2019
Decision Science at Disney with McKay Curtis
There may be an art to business, but there is science in data science.  In this episode of the Big Data Beard podcast we talk with McKay Curtis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/s-mckay-curtis-1400322a/), Senior Principal, Decision Science at The Walt Disney Company, about tackling the challenges of real world business with scientific experimentation.  Hear best practices on how his team works across this giant enterprise to power incredible experiences with data driven insights. This podcast was recorded at the Disney Data and Analytics Conference (https://disneydataconference.com/) in Orlando, Florida. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! Links: Changing Science of Machine Learning (http://www.isle.org/~langley/papers/changes.mlj11.pdf) Uncontrolled by Jim Manzi (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/uncontrolled-jim-manzi/1110780464) Stone Roses - Breaking into Heaven (https://music.apple.com/us/album/breaking-into-heaven/1440870988?i=1440871143) I Love You, Now Die (https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/i-love-you-now-die-the-commonwealth-v-michelle-carter)
27:09
September 10, 2019
Building A Data Integration Practice Inside Disney with Ken Sterling
Disney (https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/) is so much more than Mickey Mouse and the amount of data being created across this massive enterprise represents untold value.  Tapping that value in dark data in consistent way is exactly what our guest, Ken Sterling, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-sterling-428860) and his Management Science and Integration team are doing inside Disney.  Learn how they've created a consulting practice inside the company and the lessons learned along the way. This podcast was recorded at the Disney Data and Analytics Conference (https://disneydataconference.com/) in Orlando, Florida. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
29:23
September 03, 2019
How National Geographic Used Analytics to Become the Biggest Brand on Instagram
Move over Justin Bieber, National Geographic is coming through!  Thats right, when it comes to Instagram, National Geographic is a pretty big deal.  Their total followers exceed some notable celebrities such as Drake, Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and that’s right, Justin Bieber. With over 118 Million followers, National Geographic is in fact the biggest brand on Instagram.  Recorded at Disney’s Data and Analytics Conference, Cory and Brett sit down with National Geographic Partner's own Brad Dancer and Mia Vallo from the Insights, Analytics & Data Strategy team.  This team is responsible for overseeing all insights, analytics and business intelligence across National Geographic including social media.  Brad and Mia discuss the role that analytics played in becoming the biggest brand on Instagram and the journey that Nat Geo took to get to where they are today.  The team talks about some of the challenges, key lessons and best practices to driving platform engagement to the next level. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
33:16
August 27, 2019
The Big Data Beard Road to Splunk .conf 2019
On this episode, we unveil the Big Data Beard Road Trip to Splunk .conf 2019, sponsored by Dell Technologies and Red River.  Three beards, two weeks, seven thousand miles in an RV, what could possibly be wrong with that?!? Join the beards for a chat about the epic adventure that they have planned for October crossing the country in an RV outfitted with IoT tech from Dell and Splunking the whole trip.  Learn how you can follow their adventures on a daily morning show, daily podcasts with some of the most interesting people in the world, and all the data from our IoT RV made real by our rolling Splunk data center! Follow our progress at: https://bit.ly/BDB_YTRTC2 (https://bit.ly/BDB_YTRTC2)
24:24
August 20, 2019
The Future of Big Data with O'Reilly's Chief Data Scientist
Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) get to sit down with Mr. @BigData, Ben Lorica (https://twitter.com/bigdata?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor), Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media to get a glimpse into the future of AI, ML and Data Science.  Ben, who also happens to be the Program Chair for Strata Data, AI Conference and TensorFlowWorld talks about the common challenges he is seeing organizations have in starting and scaling machine learning projects and provides some best practices to take in order not to fall into the same traps as others.  The team also gets to hear about some of the trends, tools and technologies on the bleeding edge that are driving huge advancements in machine and deep learning.
51:18
August 13, 2019
Data Science Driving Next Generation Customer Service at Dell
Recorded at Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com), Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) and Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) get to sit down with Randi Ludwig (https://twitter.com/randirludwig), a Data Scientist at Dell Technologies to hear about how Dell is incorporating Data Science into its operations.  Randi, who works within Dell’s Support and Deployment Services and leads their Data Science Council talks about some of the use cases that she has worked on to help provide technical support agents additional tools to help them predict and resolve customer issues more quickly and effectively.  The team also explores some of the common data science challenges that most organizations are facing in the enterprise and hear about specific things Dell is doing to solve these challenges.
29:25
August 06, 2019
Insights into the Tools and Technologies Driving our Favorite Shows at Netflix
From a DVD company to a streaming company to a producer of some our favorite shows, Netflix (http://www.netflix.com) has been at the forefront of media and entertainment innovation since the late 90’s.  Today, Netflix touts over 148 million subscribers, accounts for nearly 15% of all global streaming traffic AND is the largest content producer with a $12 billion dollar content budget alone. Recorded at Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com),  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) get to sit down with Michelle Ufford (https://twitter.com/michelleufford?lang=en), former Head of Data Science Tools at Netflix to better understand how Netflix is using data and data science to create a unique and awesome experience for its subscribers.  Michelle gives us insights into the open, collaborative and experimentation culture of Netflix that has been a major contributor to Netflix’s success.  The team also dives into the different tools and technology that Netflix is using to drive the variety of data analytics use cases.  So press pause on your episode of Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black and check out this exciting episode! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
29:13
July 30, 2019
Insights into the Tools and Technologies Driving our Favorite Shows at Netflix
From a DVD company to a streaming company to a producer of some our favorite shows, Netflix (http://www.netflix.com) has been at the forefront of media and entertainment innovation since the late 90’s.  Today, Netflix touts over 148 million subscribers, accounts for nearly 15% of all global streaming traffic AND is the largest content producer with a $12 billion dollar content budget alone. Recorded at Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com),  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) get to sit down with Michelle Ufford (https://twitter.com/michelleufford?lang=en), former Head of Data Science Tools at Netflix to better understand how Netflix is using data and data science to create a unique and awesome experience for its subscribers.  Michelle gives us insights into the open, collaborative and experimentation culture of Netflix that has been a major contributor to Netflix’s success.  The team also dives into the different tools and technology that Netflix is using to drive the variety of data analytics use cases.  So press pause on your episode of Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black and check out this exciting episode! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
29:13
July 30, 2019
Taking a Model Driven Approach to Data Science with Domino Data Lab
Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) sit down Domino Data Lab's Co-Founder and CEO Nick Elprin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-elprin-0b30a038) to hear about how Domino Data Lab (https://www.dominodatalab.com/) is helping customers move from the traditional data driven approach and become more model driven.  Nick talks about the challenges in moving to a model driven approach and details the journey customers are taking to get there. Recorded from Domino Data Lab’s Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com/) Conference in New York City, Nick gives a brief history of Rev, Domino's yearly data science conference, and explains why this conference is different than the other AI and Data Analytics conferences out there. Lastly, Nick provides unique insights into some of the announcements that Domino Data Lab had at Rev2 and how the Domino Data Lab Platform is positioned to power model driven organizations. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
24:56
July 23, 2019
AI in the Past, Present and Future: Insights from Google's Ron Bodkin
From the Google File System that paved the way to Hadoop, to Tensor Processing Units to Kubernetes, Google (http://www.google.com) has been at the forefront of impactful technology innovation that has accelerated data analytics and AI.  Recorded from Domino Data Lab’s Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com/) Conference in New York City, Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) sit down with Rod Bodkin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronbodkin/) to get his perspectives on the state of AI in the enterprise.  Rod, who is a Technical Director in the CTO office for Google Cloud and is focused on Applied AI talks about some of the game changers that have led to the past evolutions in data science and what Google is doing to drive technologies to help further these evolutions in Cloud, AI and Data Science in the future.  The team also dives into some recent examples of how Google is applying Deep Learning in areas like YouTube and Google IO. The 2019 Disney Data & Analytics Conference (https://www.disneydataconference.com/home/) is taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Floria on August 20th and 21st.  DDAC always has an all-star line up of speakers and this year Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III the “Miracle on the Hudson” Hero Pilot & Shane Battier Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat will be the keynote speakers.  You can use promo code “BigDataBeard-2019” to receive 20% off your conference pass. Click here (https://disneyurl.com/DDACGuestCode) to register with the promo code.
24:06
July 16, 2019
AI for Accessibility at Microsoft
Wrapping up our time at build 2019, Cory and Brett sit down with Mary Bellard, Senior Accessibility Architect for Microsoft. We hear how Mary and her team are using AI to help give people with disabilities equal access to data.  Mary also shares a few of Microsoft's initiatives and products around accessibility; like the Seeing AI mobile app and the InnerVoice project as well. We also hear about the Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant, which helps ideas receive funding to become real products that can affect change with a global reach.
30:06
July 09, 2019
Machine Teaching Concepts at Microsoft Build
Join Brett (https://twitter.com/bigdatabrett) and Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton) at Microsoft Build 2019 as we sit down with David Carmona (https://twitter.com/davidcsa?lang=en), GM of Microsoft AI, and Mark Hammond (https://twitter.com/markihammond), GM of Business AI. We hear from the announcements on machine teaching, and how they are helping Microsoft’s vision of empowering every developer with AI at companies such as Schneider Electric (https://customers.microsoft.com/cs-cz/story/schneider-electric-process-mfg-resources-azure-machine-learning). We also learn about the differences of machine teaching and supervised / unsupervised learning, and how anyone within the business can build systems with AI. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
20:46
June 25, 2019
Microsoft's Azure AI Announcements with Eric Boyd
Join Brett (https://twitter.com/bigdatabrett) and Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton) as they are at Microsoft's Build 2019 with Azure AI CVP, Eric Boyd (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emboyd/). Eric shares his thoughts and history of Microsoft's AI division, how AI is directly helping other Microsoft products, and where AI can help your business. We also discuss the challenges of AI and how to influence change in your business, and how change has helped influence customers like Kroger (https://news.microsoft.com/2019/01/07/kroger-and-microsoft-partner-to-redefine-customer-experience-introduce-digital-solutions-for-retail-industry/) and Starbucks (https://bigdatabeard.com/ill-take-my-starbucks-with-a-shot-of-ai/). Eric also shares some announcements around the Azure Data Factory and some of his favorite new features of the product, like drag and drop experiences for build machine learning models. We also learn a bit about Eric's 15 minutes of fame (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_(2008_film)) and his skill of counting cards.
17:58
June 18, 2019
Dealing with Scale and Security: How MasterCard is Mastering the Game
With over 2.5 billion card holders making 74 billion transactions a year, MasterCard (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us.html) has a huge responsibility to ensure not only that these transactions are processed in a timely manner but that each and every transaction is safe and secure.  From Dell Technologies World (https://www.delltechnologiesworld.com/index.htm), Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) sit down with Nick Curcuru (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-curcuru-1557469), VP of Data Analytics and Cyber Security to get an insight into this massive challenge and understand how MasterCard is solving this problem.  From being an early adopter in Hadoop to embracing AI technologies, MasterCard is not a credit card company, they are a technology company and Nick provides an overview of the technologies and partnerships MasterCard is leveraging to not only focus on today but to help them get to where they need to be in 5 years and beyond.  Check out how MasterCard is dealing with the massive scale of their business while also ensuring they are staying 3 steps ahead of fraudulent activity. The 2019 Disney Data & Analytics Conference (https://www.disneydataconference.com/home/) is taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Floria on August 20th and 21st.  DDAC always has an all-star line up of speakers and this year Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III the “Miracle on the Hudson” Hero Pilot & Shane Battier Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat will be the keynote speakers.  You can use promo code “BigDataBeard-2019” to receive 20% off your conference pass. Click here (https://disneyurl.com/DDACGuestCode) to register with the promo code. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
35:37
June 11, 2019
Insight into Pivotal's Kubernetes and Data Analytics Strategy with Chad Sakac
Pivotal’s (https://pivotal.io/) mission is to transform the way in which people and companies build software.  From Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Greenplum, this company has been at the forefront of innovation and open source collaboration.  Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) get to sit down with one of the industries’ great technologist Chad Sakac (https://twitter.com/sakacc?lang=en), who leads Pivotal’s strategy and development around Kubernetes.  Kubernetes has been seen as a deployment methodology of the future for all workloads including Big Data and AI.  Cory and Brett pick Chad’s brain about how Pivotal is incorporating Kubernetes into their products through Pivotal Container Services and how this can help drive Data Analytics and AI workloads into the future.  Chad also provides unique insights into the history of Kubernetes and containers and provides parallels to the rise of virtualization.  The team then gets a look into Pivotal’s strategy and portfolio for Data Analytics today and in the future. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle. Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
50:38
June 04, 2019
New Splunk Enterprise Release - An Executive Insight
In this special episode of the Big Data Beard Podcast, Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/BigDataBrett) get to sit down with Josh Klahr (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jklahr), Splunk’s (http://www.splunk.com) VP of Product Management, Splunk Enterprise and Core Products to breakdown Splunk’s announcement today (https://www.splunk.com/blog/2019/05/01/splunk-enterprise-7-3-and-splunk-mltk-4-3-the-most-comprehensive-data-platform-to-date.html) regarding Splunk Enterprise 7.3 and Machine Learning Tool Kit (MLTK) 4.3. Josh provides new details and insight into the announcements surrounding Workload Management, Metrics, SmartStore and the new support for Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) and MLTK’s Smart Assist. Cory and Brett also dig into Splunk’s announcements from April around Splunk’s Connected Experiences and Business Flow.  Check out this special podcast to get the scoop on all the new features Splunk has added!
39:38
May 30, 2019
Carmax: The way data-science-powered car buying should be!
Todd Dube, Architect for Data Science at Carmax joined the Big Data Beard’s Cory at Spark+AI Summit and shared how his team is changing the experience of buying a car in the best way possible.  Sure, we know the old process, but this digital native company is driving better experiences for customers in the modern world on any platform to acquire these old school assets in a modern way!  We talk about the value of starting with a use case in mind and iterating towards a real deliverable that makes a real difference. Carmax has a super innovative and welcoming culture that is looking for more talented folks to help them evolve in the modern market.  Are you up to the challenge to join them?!? Manager Data Science and Machine Learning:  https://carmax.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Corporate---Richmond/Technology-Manager---Data-Science-and-Machine-Learning_JR-003622 Sr Data Engineer: https://carmax.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Corporate---Richmond/Sr-Software-Developer---Data-Engineering_JR-006291 Data Engineer:  https://carmax.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Corporate---Richmond/Software-Developer-II---Data-Engineering_JR-006292 This podcast was recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, California in April 2019. Check out Todd’s presentation from the conference here. Conference discount opportunity for our listeners…check out the ways our partnerships can save you money on the best big data and AI tech conferences around the world: Data Science Salon in NYC June 13.  Use promo code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your pass! http://bit.ly/BDB_YTC Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
21:08
May 28, 2019
Splice Machine: The Operational Data Platform
Splice Machine announced the company’s new data science workbench, ML Manager, at the Spark + AI Summit 2019 (https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america) being held April 23-25, in San Francisco, CA.  Cory caught up with Splice Machine's founder and CEO, Monte Zweben, about how Splice Machine bridges the gap between operational databases and the tools used by data scientists to power modern AI. Splice Machine’s new Data Science Workbench, called ML Manager, empowers data science teams to maximize the performance of their machine learning models by removing the latency associated with building complex data pipelines, performing cumbersome transformations and training models on updated data. At the Spark+AI Summit, Monte presented, “Without Operational AI, Your ML Model is Stale (https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america/sessions-single-2019?id=199)” which will discussed how companies can integrate OLTP, OLAP and ML capabilities in a unified platform to make intelligent decisions in real time using data at scale. The resulting SQL platform reduces data movement and therefore enables training on real-time data and testing on real-time data leading to better decision-making. This podcast was recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco (https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america), California in April 2019. Full show notes and links are available here - https://bit.ly/BDB_EP73 Conference discount opportunity for our listeners…check out the ways our partnerships can save you money on the best big data and AI tech conferences around the world: * Domino Data Labs’ REV2 Conference (http://rev.dominodatalab.com/) in NYC May 23-24.   Use promo code BDB_REV100 to save $100 on your pass! * Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/newyork/) in NYC June 13.  Use promo code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your pass! http://bit.ly/BDB_YTC (http://bit.ly/BDB_YTC) Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
31:41
May 21, 2019
Spark of The Future with DataBricks
Spark is one of the most popular platforms for Data Science and AI development today and the team at DataBricks is driving massive innovation in this community, both open-source and commercially. Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sat down with Reynold Xin, Co-Founder and Chief Architect, and Michael Armburst (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarmbrust/), Principal Architect, at DataBricks to understand the history of Spark development and uncover the massive developments in the platform available now and in the near future making Spark more accessible and easier for Data Scientists and Engineers alike. This podcast was recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco (https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america), California in April 2019. Links DataBricks (https://databricks.com/) Reynold (https://databricks.com/speaker/reynold-xin) on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reynoldxin/) & Twitter (https://twitter.com/rxin) Michael (https://databricks.com/speaker/michael-armbrust) on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarmbrust/) & Twitter (https://twitter.com/michaelarmbrust) DeltaLake (https://delta.io/) and Announcement (https://databricks.com/session/announcing-databricks-delta) Apple Presentation on DeltaLake (https://databricks.com/session/keynote-from-apple) MLFlow (https://mlflow.org/) Videos from Spark+AI Summit 2019 (https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america/sessions) Reynold Keynote Recording (https://databricks.com/session/official-announcement-of-koalas-open-source-project) on Koalas Michael Keynote Recording (https://databricks.com/session/announcing-databricks-delta) on Delta Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Don’t forget that we are going to Domino Data Labs’ upcoming REV2 Conference in NYC May 23-24.  Visit the REV Conference Website (http://REV.dominodatalab.com) and use promo code BDB_REV100 to save $100 on your pass! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
36:16
May 14, 2019
MapR: A Proven Platform for Big Data and AI with Jack Norris
In the world of platforms for Big Data, there is a lot of confusion and conflict.  But one one of the early entrants to the market is still one of the most popular.  Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sit down with Jack Norris of MapR Technologies (https://mapr.com/%20) to learn how they’ve evolved over the years to become a truly unique data platform delivering a first class layer of “DataWare” in the enterprise stack.  Learn from an industry veteran who understands the history of platforms and has an educated view on platforms of the future…and trust us, Jack is a super cool, interesting dude to hang out with for a chat! This podcast was recorded at the fantastic O’Reilly Media AI Conference (https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence) in NYC.  In addition to interviewing great leaders in the AI space like Jack, the Big Data Beard team got to attend a variety of sessions and get a sense of the bleeding edge of AI.  If you missed this conference, don’t worry there are three more left this year.  Click here (https://bigdatabeard.com/2019-data-analytics-ai-conferences-you-should-attend/) to get the schedule and promo codes to save you 15% off your conference pass. Links FREE Training from MapR (https://mapr.com/training/courses/#On-Demand) - this is huge that they offer this for free Machine Learning Logistics Book (https://mapr.com/ebook/machine-learning-logistics/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=adwords_q4&utm_content=ml_logistics_book&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=adwords_q4&utm_content=ai_ml_ebook&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2IrmBRCJARIsAJZDdxCaSUVQ86TIHforA3M6VyvHAKj-_BVmwXxUfDR88rEOHdkpMb0PxZAaAqVkEALw_wcB) - authored by MapR folks MapR Disaggregated Storage Layer (https://mapr.com/products/mapr-xd/) MapR Platform (https://mapr.com/products/) KubeFlow (https://www.kubeflow.org/) Mapr Event (https://mapr.com/resources/events/) Insatek (https://www.incitecpivot.com.au/) - Australian Explosion as a Service The Couple Next Door (https://www.amazon.com/Couple-Next-Door-Shari-Lapena/dp/0735221081/ref=sr_1_2?crid=303JV4UIDECAN&keywords=the+couple+next+door&qid=1556298315&s=gateway&sprefix=the+couple+%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-2) - book recommendation from Jack Americans (https://www.netflix.com/title/70269397) - Jack’s binge-worthy show Martin Miller’s Gin (http://www.martinmillersgin.com/) Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
30:59
May 07, 2019
Land, sea and space: how Intel is using AI for social good
A lot of the Artificial Intelligence conversations that are being had today revolve around how AI is influencing government and business but in this week’s episode, Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) sit down with Anna Bethke (https://twitter.com/data_beth)from Intel (http://intel.com/)to talk about how her team is driving AI for social good initiative around the globe.  From anti-poaching to counting whales, Anna, the Head of AI for social good within the Intel AI products group, outlines some of the really cool and impactful projects her team is driving to better society.  Brett and Cory also get Anna’s opinion on the ethics of AI, the state of AI bias and some of the top trends she is seeing. This podcast was recorded at the fantastic O’Reilly Media AI Conference (https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence)in NYC.  In addition to interviewing great leaders in the AI space link Anna, the Big Data Beard team got to attend a variety of sessions and get a sense of the bleeding edge of AI.  If you missed this conference, don’t worry there are three more left this year.  Click here (https://bigdatabeard.com/2019-data-analytics-ai-conferences-you-should-attend/) to get the schedule and promo codes to save you 15% off your conference pass.
33:38
April 30, 2019
Domino Data Lab: The Data Science Platform
Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) get the low down on Domino Data Lab’s (https://www.dominodatalab.com/) Data Science Platform with returning guest, VP of Marketing Jon Rooney (https://twitter.com/rooneythesis) and their Deputy CTO, Ozzy Johnson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ozzyjohnson/).  We discussed what it means to truly be a platform and how to separate Domino from the pretenders.  Hear how the world’s most mature, model driven businesses leverage Domino to not only collaborate and accelerate model development, but also deliver simpler deployments that scale and provide reproducibility and explainability so critical for enterprises automating with AI.  Also hear how you can get a great discount to Rev2 (https://rev.dominodatalab.com/), the Domino sponsored Data Science Conference in NYC May 23-24.
55:31
April 23, 2019
Making Smarter Beer with Deschutes Brewery and Microsoft Azure AI
Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Kyle (https://twitter.com/kyleprins) sit down with Kyle Kotaich and Jeremiah Beisner of Deschutes Brewery. Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 and is the tenth largest craft brewery in the US. We'll find out how Deschutes uses data collected from the fermentation process to brew better beer as well as increase utilization from their machine learning models with Microsoft Azure AI and Cognitive Services. We'll also chat about their open source project, Brewery Pi, which helps brewers, large and small, make beer better using data.   DataWorks Summit is taking place in Washington DC May 20th-23rd.  If you are interested in attending this exciting event, use Promo Code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your conference pass. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
32:25
April 16, 2019
A glimpse into Microsoft's Data and AI strategy
Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Kyle (https://twitter.com/kyleprins) sit down with John "JG” (https://twitter.com/originaljgc?lang=en)Chirapurath (https://twitter.com/originaljgc?lang=en), General Manager for Azure Data & Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft.  JG talks about how Microsoft is helping their customers successfully ingest, manage and analyze their data as well as provide a path towards AI.  JG and the team go into Microsoft's portfolio of offerings to help customers turn insights into actions that move the needle for the business.  Brett and Kyle were amazed with all the innovative things Microsoft is doing in the world of AI and Data Analytics. They are definitely not your mama's Microsoft. DataWorks Summit is taking place in Washington DC May 20th-23rd.  If you are interested in attending this exciting event, use Promo Code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your conference pass. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
21:00
April 09, 2019
Validating Data Scientists with QuantHub
Data Scientists are in high demand and with such awesome money being thrown their way, everyone claims to be one these days.  So how do you know you're hiring someone that actually has the data science skills needed on your team?  Well that's where this week's guests from QuantHub (https://www.quanthub.com/) save the day!  Join your host, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor), as he talks with Matt Cowell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcowell/), CEO, and Nathan Black (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-black-data-science/), Cheif Data Scientist, in Birmingham about how the QuantHub (https://www.quanthub.com/) platforms saves time in technical vetting of data science talent and helps make sure you hire the right talent every time! For 20% off your pass to Dataworks Summit in Washington, DC May 20-23, use promo code "BDBeard19" at check out. Want a free pass?  Mention @BigDataBeard on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bigdatabeard) or Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/company/big-data-beard-inc/?viewAsMember=true) with a link to one of our shows betwen April 2nd and April 16th and you will be entered for a chance at a free pass.  We will announce the winner on April 23rd. Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
40:29
April 02, 2019
Making On-Call "Suck Less" with Splunk & VictorOps
Recorded at the Splunk’s Sales Kick-off in Las Vegas, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) and Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus, Bill Emmett (https://twitter.com/billemmett000?lang=en) and first time guest Dylan Klausing (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-klausing-592a947/) to dive into one of Splunk recent acquisitions, VictorOps.  Last year, Splunk acquired VictorOps, an incident management platform that is purpose built to help teams “Make On-Call Suck Less”. Bill and Dylan provide an insight into how VictorOps is a powerful extension to the powerful and popular Splunk platform.  While Splunk has been historically great in surfacing alerts, VictorOps takes it a step further and provides a better ability to get that alert in the hands of someone who can drive it to the solution.  Cory and Brett dive into the software and explore what’s next with the platform and its integration with Splunk. Looking to attend O’Reilly’s AI Conference in NYC on April 15th-18th?  Click here (https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=media+partner&utm_campaign=ainy19&utm_content=aff+cj_cj_160x600) and use promo code PCBEARD to save 15% off!
26:31
March 26, 2019
Elevate: A Women in Data Science Panel
In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, we partnered with the team from Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/) to bring you a women in data science panel.  Panelists for this episode include Maureen Johnson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenalicejohnson/), a data ethicist at Data for Democracy, Eunice Chendjou (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eunice-chendjou/) founder and CEO of DataGig (we recorded a podcast episode (https://bit.ly/BDB_EP63)with her), Hillary Green Lerman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-green-lerman-39894b18/), a Sr. Curriculum Lead at DataCamp and  moderated by Randi Ludwig (https://www.linkedin.com/in/randi-r-ludwig-717150114/), a data scientist at Dell EMC.  Randi and the panelists explore some of the extremely important issues and challenges for women working in tech and talk about some ways they have overcome certain challenges in their careers.  The panel also talks about the importance of inclusion and having more women and minorities join the technology and data science workforce. The Data Science Salon in Austin was an amazing event.  If you were not able to attend, don’t worry there will be another Data Science Salon coming in New York City (https://datascience.salon/ny6-19/)on June 13th, 2019.  Use promo code BDBEARD19 for 15% off you conference pass. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
55:56
March 19, 2019
Data science for everyone with DataGig's data scientist market place
Recorded at the Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/) in Austin, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) and Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) sit down with Eunice Chendjou, CEO and founder of DataGig, a startup that aims to help organizations of all sizes gain access to data scientists for help in building out their data analytics and AI use cases.  DataGig was founded to help address two critical gaps: organizations needing access to data scientists for some projects but can’t afford to hire in-house and newly minted data scientists unable to find employment due to lack of real world experience.  Eunice explains that DataGig acts as the match maker between the companies and data scientists or data engineers to help place the right expertise for the right use case.  Cory and Brett also ask Eunice about some of the trends she is seeing in the world of AI and analytics. Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
24:47
March 12, 2019
NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!
NumFocus: The team behind Jupyter and much more!
35:17
March 05, 2019
AI under your desk
Recorded at the Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/) in Austin, Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) and Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) sit down with David Patschke (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpatschke), Director of AI Strategy for Dell Technologies Precision Workstations organization to hear about what Dell is doing to enable customers to be successful with AI.  Reflecting on his previous experiences as a data scientist, David talks about the need for resource intensive machines to limit system constraints to give more time back to the data scientist. Cory, Brett and David explore some of the hardware trends that are impacting AI today and what advances are needed for the future growth of AI in the enterprise. Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard! (https://open.spotify.com/show/62li7mm5ADkeXUS3tuOZ24) Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
31:13
February 26, 2019
Data engineering simplified with Infoworks' agile and automated platform
Data engineering and data ops are some of the most challenging and resource intensive parts of the data science process. Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) and Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) sit down with Infoworks (http://www.infoworks.io/) CTO and co-founder, Amar Arsikere (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amar500/) and VP of Product, Ramesh Menon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramesh-menon-b13463/) to hear about how their agile Data Engineering Platform helps automate data workflows allowing organizations to accelerate the number of use cases they can get into production while using fewer resources.  The team explores the challenges organizations are having around data lakes, data sourcing strategies and scalable data pipelines and hear how the Infoworks’ platform helps solve these challenges.  Amar and Ramesh also provide real world examples of how customers have turned to Infoworks to help successfully solve these challenges.
01:02:08
February 19, 2019
Afraid of AI?
Should we really fear AI?  What's really happening with Artificial Intelligence today?  Why are enterprises struggling to adopt AI in meaningful ways?  In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, we share many previously unheard conversations with five of podcast guests about their view of AI today and find out if the fear we hear so often about AI is well founded. Our guests for this show include: * Vikram Mahidar, AI Practice leader at Genpact Consulting * David Fearne, AI Practice leader at Arrow Electronics * Dr. Stephen Thomas, Director of the Masters in AI program at Queens University * Dan Jeavons, Director of Data Science and AI at Shell Corporation * Doug Merritt, CEO of Splunk Don't be afraid of AI.  Be prepared. There's no better way to prepare for AI everywhere than to attend O'reilly Media's Artificial Intelligence Conference (https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny) happening in NYC April 15 - 18.We are running a contest for a free pass. For a chance to win, just follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bigdatabeard/) by March 1st 2019, when we will be picking a winner. You can also save 20% on your conference pass by using code PCBEARD at checkout! Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bigdatabeard/ (https://www.instagram.com/bigdatabeard/) Music from this episode is byAndrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
13:56
February 12, 2019
Technology and Security with CISO, Mike Watson
Thomas Henson (https://twitter.com/henson_tm ) and Erin K. Banks (https://twitter.com/banksek ) spoke with Mike Watson (https://twitter.com/wiken), the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His agency ( Virginia Information Technology Agency ) has a two fold mission in Virginia, they do centralized technology providing infrastructure services for 67 lines of businesses including hospitals, museums, businesses, and public safety. They are also responsible for setting governance rules for how the Commonwealth is supposed to operate in a secure fashion. They also have a data centric approach. They look to create controls and monitor all transactions around the data that the agencies are using and sending place to place. His job is to care mostly about the data. Computers are not worth anything, if they don’t have good data on them. They pay very close attention to the data that is out there and how to secure it. This is important because the Commonwealth is looking share information between agencies, while protecting the privacy of their citizens. They hired a Chief Data Officer to help with this and we talk about the projects that they are working on. We talk about the future of technology, combining security, privacy, with technology, and how they are dealing with it in the public sector Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! Link to shownotes - http://bit.ly/BDB_EP58
55:15
January 29, 2019
The Life of AI with Paul Brook
Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) and Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) sit down with their friend from across the pond Paul Brook (https://twitter.com/PaulBrookatData) to talk about the book he wrote titled “Life of AI: AI today, tomorrow, and in the future and what this may mean for human kind.  Paul talks about what inspired him to write a book (spoiler it was at a bar) about Artificial Intelligence and what went into creating it.  Paul and the team then explore different aspects of Artificial intelligence from bias, regulation, hardware and discuss how AI will evolve from man made AI to autonomous AI in the future.  Tune in to get some brilliant insights into all things AI. O’Reilly Media’s Strata Data is coming to San Francisco on March 25 - 28, 2019 and YOU have a chance to win a free pass to this fantastic conference.  All you have to do is subscribe to our BrightTalk (https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/17293/big-data-beard) channel between now and February 1st and you are entered to win.  You can also use Promo Code PCBEARD for 20% off your conference pass. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
44:01
January 22, 2019
Data Science Salon: A Place to Share, Grow, and Learn
Brett Roberts (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) and Erin K. Banks (https://twitter.com/banksek ) met with Anna Anisin (https://twitter.com/annaontheweb), CEO and Jeremy Mason (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-mason-13531768/), Head of Marketing Operations of FormulatedBy (https://twitter.com/formulatedby), talking about the Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/) conference. Although these conferences are focused on the data and sessions, they make sure there is time for networking, a great reception, and the best coffee in town. There are four Data Science Salon conferences in 2019. The verticals they focus on are media & entertainment and finance & technology and some of the themes at the conference are data governance, data modeling trends, impact of data quality, data strategy trends, data security, and data bias. We are a partner of the Data Science Salon and if you are interested in attending, you can save some money by using the registration code BDBEARD19
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January 15, 2019
Beard Season with Jimmy Niggles
Jimmy Niggles (https://www.instagram.com/beardseason/?hl=en), the founder of Beard Season (https://beardseason.com.au/home), is selling his beard for $1,000,000. In the season 3 finale, Cory (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) and Kyle (https://twitter.com/KylePrins) sit down with Jimmy at Cafe Salina (https://www.facebook.com/cafesalina/) in beautiful Bronte Beach Australia. Jimmy shares with us the history of Beard Season, the importance of having your skin checked, and how beards can help save someone's life. We also discuss how Jimmy met Sir Richard Branson and speculate on the future of BeardCoin. The Big Data Beard Team has proudly become ambassadors the The Beard Season in hopes to assist Jimmy in helping to save more lives. Please consider donating or joining as an ambassador yourself. It's a wonderful cause to grow a beard and start a great conversation. We hope you have a wonderful holiday break. See you next Season!   Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! Show Notes can be found here: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP55 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP55)
43:10
December 11, 2018
Immuta Platform with CTO, Steve Touw
In Episode 54, Erin K. Banks and Brett Roberts met with Steve Touw, CTO of Immuta and he runs the product roadmap for the company which means he talks to customers a lot and he plans out the vision of the company and what they work on. Immuta, is a data management platform that was built to manage access and control of data and to help manage privacy when building machine learning models. They lean towards enabling compliance and ethical data science operations in organizations. We review the data policy snowflake concept and the pain that comes with it and how the control plane helps. We discuss security vs privacy and differential privacy as well as purpose based restrictions with regard to data management. Of course we can’t talk about data and privacy without discussing GDRP Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
39:59
December 04, 2018
Data Wrangling Made Simple with Trifacta
Join Cory and Brett as they sit down with Joe Hellerstein to explore one of the most challenging and time consuming parts of the data science process.  Regardless of if you call it Data Wrangling, Cleansing or Munging anyone who has had to do this k...
32:48
November 27, 2018
How Bühler is using Data Analytics and IOT to Feed the World
- Join Cory and Erin as they sit down with Stuart Bashford, CDO at Bühler Group to discuss how IOT, data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain are impacting food production. Today, we loose or waste 30% of the food we produce as it tra...
42:52
November 20, 2018
Machine Learning Projects at Shell with Dan Jeavons
Join Cory and Kyle as they sit down with Dan Jeavons, General Manager of Data Science at Shell. Dan is responsible for a team that builds data centered solutions for multiple areas of Shell. Some projects include geo-steering in wells,
18:26
November 13, 2018
RSA CTO discusses Artificial Intelligence and the Security Landscape
In episode 50, Cory Minton and Erin K. Banks talk with  Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO of RSA, shares his experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security. He discusses the hype of Artificial Intelligence and what are the important things to keep in mind,
41:21
November 06, 2018
A Year in Review with David Fearne: Retrospectives and Predictions
Join Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Brett (https://twitter.com/broberts2261) as they sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus David Fearne (https://twitter.com/davidfearne?lang=en) one year since he was first on the podcast.  A year later, David is now the Global Practice Lead for Data Analytics at ArrowECS and he gives the audience an update on some of the exciting projects he has been working on over the past year as well renewed perspectives into the world of analytics.  The team also gets his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and his predictions for the future of AI as well as its impact on business value.  Tune in to this very exciting and thought provoking episode! Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
42:43
October 30, 2018
Splunk for Industrial IoT with Seema Haji
Seema Haji, Director of Product Marketing for IoT at Splunk, sits down at .Conf 2018 to discuss the announcemnt of Splunk's first IoT offering, Splunk for Indsustrial IoT. We discuss how Splunk is using the new platform to make data more accessible fo...
17:08
October 23, 2018
A view from the top... Splunk CEO Doug Merritt talks to the Big Data Beard
Join Cory and Brett in the special Big Data Beard episode as they sit down with Doug Merritt, leader of Splunk to get some rare insights from one of the industry's top CEOs.  Doug gives his predictions and views on Artificial Intelligence and the tren...
16:27
October 16, 2018
Splunk Next with Jon Rooney
Starting season 3 off, Cory (https://twitter.com/cory_minton?lang=en) and Rob (https://twitter.com/rob_hout) as they discuss Splunk’s newest announcements with podcast alum Jon Rooney (https://twitter.com/rooneythesis), Vice President Product Marketing for Splunk. In this episode we dig in on Splunk Next and its components. This announcement at Splunk .Conf included the ability to use augmented reality, business process flows, natural language processing, Phantom, federated search, data stream processing, and quite possibly the most applauded announcement “Dark Mode". We dig in to the potential of each of these topics and their real world applications with Jon. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/37712246).  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! Link to the shownotes - http://bit.ly/BDB_EP46 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP46)
42:21
October 09, 2018
AI Applied with Vikram Mahidhar
Vikram Mahidhar, Genpact's Artificial Intelligence Lead, sits down with Cory and Brett to provide his perspectives and insights into this blazing hot area of technology.  Vikram provides the team with his views on the current state of AI,
40:36
October 02, 2018
Understanding SFDC's Einstein role in AI
Salesforce.com is not just the classic CRM company that you all know and love.  With SFDC’s AI powered Einstein Analytics platform, you can now go beyond business intelligence.  Cory and Brett sit down with Sean Alpert,
36:12
September 25, 2018
The Future of AI at Azure Data with Rohan Kumar
Cloud computing gets a lot of attention when we have any conversation about AI and Big Data.  To learn more about the current state of AI in the Cloud, Cory Minton caught up with Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure Data,
25:50
September 18, 2018
AI and Management come Together in the Classroom at Queen's University
Brett Roberts and Cory Minton sit down with Dr. Stephen Thomas, professor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University to explore AI in the world of academia.  Stephen discusses the recently announced Queen’s University new management bu...
34:31
September 11, 2018
PowerAdvocate : Energy Intelligence Platform
Erin K. Banks and Cory Minton spoke with Rob Antczak, Chief Technology Officer of PowerAdvocate, A Verisk Analytics business. Their SaaS platform is called "Energy Intelligence Platform" and is six products focused on bringing suppliers together and a ...
50:45
September 04, 2018
Living the Beard Life with Taylor Welden
In honor of World Beard Day taking place on September 1st and to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Big Data Beard Podcast, we thought we would do something a little special.  Cory and Brett waxed up their beards and sat down Taylor Welden,
59:16
August 28, 2018
BlueData brings Big Data expertise to Kubernetes
The team sits down with Tom Phelan, Chief Architect, and Joel Baxter, Senior Engineer, both with BlueData, a container-based software platform for Big Data Analytics. While BlueData has been on the podcast before,
01:03:22
August 21, 2018
Palmaz Vineyards: Innovating Wine Through Data
We met with Christian Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards and President and CEO of Vactronix Scientific, a material science company based in Silicon Valley. Palmaz Vineyards has been able to pull together wine and data together to not make better wine but ...
55:43
August 14, 2018
Smartware: IoT Food Storage from Ovie
Ovie, a Chicago based tech startup, has combined hardware, software, and machine learning to create a smart food storage system that will eliminate waste and change the way people eat, save, and shop for food.  Founders Ty, Dave,
54:24
August 07, 2018
SAS Chief Data Scientist Get's Real with The Beards
Anytime you talk big data these days, you are bound to hear machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence brought up and often by folks who really don't understand the difference.  That's ok; that's the fun with buzzwords.
53:25
July 31, 2018
Exploring the magical world of Disney Data Analytics
Cory and Brett chat with Disney’s very own Becky Kirby and Teddy Benson about the most magical technology conference of the year… Disney Data Analytics Conference.  For years, Disney has been a data analytics pioneer using their massive amou...
43:21
July 24, 2018
Putting AI to work with MLOps powered by ParallelM
Cory Minton and Kyle Prins sit down at the Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, sponsored by DataBricks, to talk with the founders of ParallelM, Sivan Metzger, CEO and Nisha Talagawa, CTO. As a reminder, we are a partner for the Disney Data Analytics Con...
30:59
July 17, 2018
Conversational Artificial Intelligence with SAS
Recorded at the Spark+AI Summit, we sit down with Ben Tomlinson and Andre Violante from SAS to learn how they giving AI and ML technologies a voice.  We discuss the the basic technical process for approaching natural language processing project,
36:30
July 03, 2018
Dataiku with Dr. Ken Stanford
Recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, Cory Minton & Kyle Prins sit down with Dr. Ken Stanford to learn how Dataiku collaborative data science platform is powering powerful innovation in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for enterp...
42:21
June 26, 2018
Big Data Under Control with Blue Talon
Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/cory_minton) and Kyle Prins (https://twitter.com/KylePrins) chat with Pratik Verma (https://twitter.com/pratverm) Founder and Chief Product Officer, and Carey James (https://twitter.com/careyjames33?lang=en), VP of Alliances for Blue Talon. Pratik shares with us how he went from a chemist to the founder of Blue Talon and how they've integrated their platform into the big data ecosystem. Pratik and Carey also discuss BlueTalon’s rules based security engine, security on read, and unified access control for modern data applications. After that, the team learns about the future for BlueTalon and hot trends in Silicon Valley. We are excited to announce that the Big Data Beard is now a partner of the Disney Data Analytics Conference (https://www.ddaconference.com/)that is taking place on August 28th & 29th in Orlando, FL.  Check out this blog post (https://bigdatabeard.com/micky-mouse-is-growing-a-big-data-beard/) for an opportunity to win a pass to this year’s conference. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/291731793).Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP31 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP31)
36:36
June 12, 2018
A shot of espresso with Scott Kahler from Pivotal
In episode 30, Cory Minton and the Big Data Beard gang chat with Scott Kahler, a Data Product Manager at Pivotal who focuses on driving Greenplum innovation and development.  Scott and the gang dive into the Greenplum Database Software and explore wha...
45:27
May 30, 2018
Enabling exploratory analytics with SAS & Blue Data
Cory Minton sits down with John Lambert from SAS & Matt Maccaux from Dell EMC to understand how these companies are partnering together to enable exploratory analytics to organizations.  John talks about some of the technology advancements that SAS ha...
29:09
May 22, 2018
Better Data from Big Data with The Celebrus Platform
Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton) and Thomas Henson (https://twitter.com/henson_tm) talk with Luke Vant Land (https://twitter.com/lvantland) from D4T4 Solutions (https://www.d4t4solutions.com/) to understand how their patented Celebrus platform (https://www.d4t4solutions.com/customer-data-platform/) delivers a real-time capture, connection, transformation and delivery platform powering a GDPR-compliant path to feed your AI and Machine Learning with better data from a variety of sources, including experiential web sources without the pain of manual tagging.  If you want better data that is compliant and easy to work into your pipeline, you really should be checking out what D4T4 has built to help you deliver real time decision support and next-best action capabilities, especially if you work in financial services, government, or retail.  And Luke looks so much like Bill Hader, it's straight up awkward. Full show notes can be found at http://bit.ly/BDB_EP28 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP28). Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/291731793).
27:26
May 16, 2018
Extra Extra, Read all about it! Data Analytics is driving growth at the Globe
“Ink or pixels, journalism doesn’t change.” The team sits down with Greg Doufas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-doufas-a476274/), CTO of The Globe and Mail, the national Canadian newspaper and a 170 year old media company, to explore how data analytics is being used to enhance customer experiences, drive engagement and fuel growth. Erin K. Banks (https://twitter.com/banksek?lang=en) & Cory Minton (https://twitter.com/Cory_Minton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) dive into the pages of this brilliant company’s history and understand how The Globe and Mail is using analytics to write their future by retaining and capturing new subscribers through their digital transformation. Strata Data London is right around the corner and as with all Strata Data and AI conferences, use promo code PCBEARD (http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/124782). to get 20% off conference passes! Full show notes can be found at http://bit.ly/BDB_EP27 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP27). Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-belle/291731793).
51:29
May 08, 2018
Tim Hortons, Justin Bieber, and The Flames: How Analytics is Fueling Calgary
What does Tim Hortons, Justin Bieberand the Calgary Flames have in common? Brett Roberts and Erin K. Banks explored just this with Deniece Kennedy, Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Special Projects and Ziad Mehio,
51:19
April 24, 2018
Fighting Cancer with Machine Learning
Wrapping up Strata Data San Jose conference by talking about driving human progress with data and analytics. Cory & Rob sit down with Wei Lin and Mauro Damo, two data scientists from Dell EMC who have been working on fighting bladder cancer using machi...
34:55
April 10, 2018
Changing the Processing Paradigm with Pravega and Apache Flink
Live from Strata Data San Jose, the team dives into the world of batch and stream processing with guests Fabian from Data Artisans and Flavio from Dell EMC. Our guests detail an open source streaming data stack consisting of Pravega (stream storage) an...
37:36
March 27, 2018
A Glimpse Under the Hood of Cloudera with Amr Awadallah
Live from Strata Data San Jose, the team sits down with CTO and Founder of Cloudera, Amr Awadallah.  Amr dives into some of the cool Cloudera announcements from the conferences ranging from cloud to machine learning.
28:17
March 14, 2018
Why Tasting Whiskey is Like Data Analytics
Anthony Dina, Director of Data Analytics Solutions at Dell EMC, recently release a blog describing the ways in which tasting whiskey is like data analytics. Clearly this required a deeper conversation, and perhaps a bit of sampling.  Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP22 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP22)
47:17
March 07, 2018
Big Data Makes Skiing More Awesome: Squaw Alpine Resort Talks with Big Data Beard
In Episode 21 of the Big Data Beard podcast, the team ditched the desks, grabbed our skis and jackets and headed out to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows to ski and learn about how big data is impacting the ski industry.
35:36
February 27, 2018
Software Composable Infrastructure with DriveScale
Cory Minton & Thomas Henson discuss software as infrsturcture with Tom Lyons and SK Vinod from DriveScale. Tom Lyon  is Co-founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. Tom had a hand in the creation of iconic products and technologies like UCS,
42:13
February 22, 2018
Architectural Tenets of Deep Learning with Keith Manthey
In this episode, Cory Minton, Brett Roberts & Kyle Prins chat machine learning and deep learning with Keith Manthey. Keith is the Global CTO, Unstructured Data Solutions at Dell EMC. We'll about the differences in machine learning and deep learning, architectural tenets of deep learning. and different ML and DL libraries. We also chat about some great customer use cases for these new technologies, such as building movie trailers using artificial intelligence. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP19 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP19)
01:08:24
February 13, 2018
A Look at the Modern Data Architecture with Hortonworks CTO Scott Gnau
Cory Minton and Brett Roberts talk with Scott Gnau, CTO of Hortonworks and they learn why Hadoop is absolutely not dead.  Scott shares his top trends in Big Data that shaped 2017, what a modern data architecture means in 2018,
54:35
January 31, 2018
Hindsight and Insights with Speaking In Tech
The Speaking in Tech team join Cory Minton, Kyle Prins & Rob Hout to kick off the year by giving their 2018 technology predictions.  Nothing is off limits as the team discusses what 2018 has in store for AI, Machine Learning, Cloud, Containers and more. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_SiT (http://bit.ly/BDB_SiT)
54:35
January 25, 2018
Everyone is a Unicorn with Data Robot
Cory Minton, Kyle Prins,Thomas Henson talk with Dr. Greg Michaelson, VP at Data Robot about all things machine learning.  Machine learning was one of the top trends in 2017 and 2018 looks to be no different but with the shortage of data scientists org...
51:01
January 16, 2018
Hadoop Community Updates with Alan Gates from Hortonworks
Special guest Alan Gates from Hortonworks helps us explore where the Hadoop community is headed in 2018 and what's new with Apache Hive. We also take time to dive into Alan's background at working with Hadoop, Hive, and Pig in the early days at Yahoo. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_AGH (http://bit.ly/BDB_AGH)
52:13
December 19, 2017
Data… Are We Using It Ethically and Are We Securing It Appropriately?
Erin Banks, Brett Roberts, and Rob Hout talk with special guest Carey James, VP of Alliances at BlueTalon about all things data security.  Whether it is companies using the data for good or bad, we discuss the ethical implications of data and it’s use in analytics. We will also review how countries are dealing with data privacy issues through regulations like the EU, implementing General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Does it really have an impact, can we change the regulation down the road as innovation evolves or will it hinder innovation in the long run? Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP14 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP14)
45:45
December 11, 2017
A Lesson in Data Monetization from the Dean of Big Data
Thomas and Cory talk with special guest Bill Schmarzo, the “Dean of Big Data” about the organization challenges and opportunities in monetizing data assets.  Bill is the author of Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business and Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science, is responsible for setting strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings for Dell EMC’s Big Data Practice. As a CTO within Dell EMC’s 2,000+ person consulting organization, he works with organizations to identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power an organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill also just completed a research paper on “Determining The Economic Value of Data”. Onalytica recently ranked Bill as #4 Big Data Influencer worldwide. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP13 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP13)
56:27
December 04, 2017
Banks Shots
Brett Roberts and Kyle Prins talk with special guest and Big Data Beard member Erin "Big Data" Banks about her passions with data analytics and how data analytics are impacting all aspects of life, from the sports we watch to the food we eat.  In this special episode, Erin is literally putting her money where her mouth is and for every curse word that she says on the podcast, she is donating $10 to the Road Recovery Organization. Show Notes: http://www.bigdatabeard.com/bdb-podcast-ep-12/ (http://www.bigdatabeard.com/bdb-podcast-ep-12/)
50:45
November 27, 2017
Containerizing Big Data with BlueData
Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Thomas Henson talk with special guest Anant Chintamaneni about BlueData's unique approach to making Big Data technologies easier to deploy, manage and orchestrate using containers and some other really cool innovations.
01:06:47
November 20, 2017
Containerizing Big Data with BlueData
Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Thomas Henson talk with special guest Anant Chintamaneni about BlueData's unique approach to making Big Data technologies easier to deploy, manage and orchestrate using containers and some other really cool innovations.  Tune in to see what crumbs of knowledge got trapped in their beards.  Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP11 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP11)
01:06:47
November 20, 2017
Splunk is a car show...
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, and Alex Rodriguez talk with special guest Simeon Yep about Splunk .Conf culture, benefits of the Dell EMC partnership, and our collective passion for racing. Tune in to see what insights they found. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_CAR (http://bit.ly/BDB_CAR)
47:44
November 13, 2017
Walk Through Data with Virtual Reality
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Kyle Prins chat with special guest Andre Putsch about a special project he and his company, Otto, did around visualizing Splunk data in virtual reality.  The team then explores virtual reality use cases with Splunk and the art...
25:41
November 06, 2017
How Happy is .Conf?
Cory Minton, Rob Hout, & Keith Quebodeaux chat with special guest David Fearne about using fitness trackers to find out how happy people are. From London to .Conf, David has been measuring happiness across the world for years. Listen to stories around election analytics, burning the haystack for your data, ETL vs ELT, and more. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_HPY (http://bit.ly/BDB_HPY)
39:27
October 30, 2017
Using Splunk To Find Love
Live from the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton and Brett Roberts chat with Splunk’s Kelly Kitagawa and Keegan Dubbs about their quest to find love, but to use Splunk to make the process of modern dating more successful with better data analytics driven decisions.  Join a delightful conversation with two incredibly bright women in tech that marry big data goodness with the real world use cases powered by Splunk while simultaneously making Brett wish he actually knew how to Splunk something…mostly his love life. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_LOVE (http://bit.ly/BDB_LOVE)
50:21
October 23, 2017
Miles Davis’s Electric Period
Live from the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Rob Hout and Kyle Prins chat with Splunk’s Jon Rooney about the history of IT monitoring and how the innovations around IT Service Intelligence using Machine Learn...
44:51
October 16, 2017
The End of Meh-Trics
From the expo floor at Splunk’s user conference, .Conf 2017. Hosts Cory Minton, Kyle Prins, & Rob Hout chat with Bill Emmett, Splunk’s Director of Solutions Marketing, about the announcements from day one of .Conf 2017, enhancements in Splunk 7.0, the end of meh-trics. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP5 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP5)
26:43
October 11, 2017
From Budweiser to Big Data
Cory Minton, Thomas Henson, Kyle Prins and Rob Hout discuss IoT fails, big data certifications, and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than THE Rob Hout. Show notes can be found at https://bigdatabeard.com/bdb-podcast-ep-4 (https://bigdatabeard.com/bdb-podcast-ep-4)
49:52
October 09, 2017
The Man With The Perfect Splunk Wardrobe
Cory Minton, Thomas Henson and Kyle Prins discuss Ransomware, Splunk and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Kyle Prins. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP3 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP3)
27:07
October 04, 2017
The Hot Seat in the Summer
Cory Minton, Kyle Prins, and Thomas Henson discuss Big Data tools, Smart Homes, start-ups and other hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Thomas Henson. Remember, this is our second episode... comments on how to make this better are welcomed. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BDB_EP2 (http://bit.ly/BDB_EP2)
35:40
September 25, 2017
Who's Watching Me at the Movies?
- Thomas Henson, Brett Roberts, and Cory Minton discuss hot topics from the Big Data community. Our guest for this episode is none other than Cory Minton. Remember, this is our first episode....comments on how to make this better are welcomed. -
41:38
September 15, 2017