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The Ken's Nearest Neighbors Podcast is about telling the unique stories of the people in the data and AI space. In highly technical fields, we often lose sight of the individuals who are making the positive change. The podcast focuses on who these people are and how they have approached the big decisions in their life that shaped their world view and career. While the podcast is centered on a technical domain, the conversations often touch on personal philosophy, the pursuit of meaning, and how we define success in our career and lives.

Ken's Nearest Neighbors Ken Jee

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The Ken's Nearest Neighbors Podcast is about telling the unique stories of the people in the data and AI space. In highly technical fields, we often lose sight of the individuals who are making the positive change. The podcast focuses on who these people are and how they have approached the big decisions in their life that shaped their world view and career. While the podcast is centered on a technical domain, the conversations often touch on personal philosophy, the pursuit of meaning, and how we define success in our career and lives.

    From Auditor to Data Driven Decision Maker (Monica Kay Royal) - KNN Ep. 181

    From Auditor to Data Driven Decision Maker (Monica Kay Royal) - KNN Ep. 181

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Monica Kay Royal. She is the host of Data podcast for nerds which can be found here  @nerdnourishment ! She went from working as an auditor to leading a team making data driven audit decisions. In this episode we talk about how she made her transition, the benefits and drawbacks of standardization of data science learning, and what she learned from making her own podcast! 

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    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
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    Monica's Links:
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicakayroyal/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLX8ysIVTifR0BkqJYkQIMQ
    Personal Website - https://www.nerdnourishment.com/

    • 50 min
    How Fatherhood Changes Career Goals (Antonio Ivanovski) - KNN Ep. 180

    How Fatherhood Changes Career Goals (Antonio Ivanovski) - KNN Ep. 180

    Antonio Ivanovski (A.I.) is husband and father of two amazing kids who works as a senior data analyst at Google working on protecting Google's ad ecosystem from invalid traffic. Antonio has experience working at Verizon as an A.I. Product Manager and as a Business Intelligence Analyst. When not working, Antonio is spending time with family, playing sports, or researching crypto. In todays episode we learn how one mentor shaped Antonio's career, how he was able to advance quickly in his career at google, and how his career priorities shifted when he became a father. 

    Podcast Sponsors, Affiliates, and Partners:
    - Pathrise - http://pathrise.com/KenJee | Career mentorship for job applicants (Free till you land a job)
    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
    - Interview Query (10% discount) - https://www.interviewquery.com/?ref=kenjee |  Interview prep questions

    Antonio's Links:
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanovskia1/

    Listen to Ken's Nearest Neighbors on all the main podcast platforms! 
    On Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kens-nearest-neighbors/id1538368692 (Please rate if you enjoy it!)
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7fJsuxiZl4TS1hqPUmDFbl
    On Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNDMwMDQxLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjQ2bGBhfbsAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Why He Left His PhD to Pursue His AI Podcast (Louis-Francois Bouchard) - KNN Ep. 179

    Why He Left His PhD to Pursue His AI Podcast (Louis-Francois Bouchard) - KNN Ep. 179

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Louis-Francois Bouchard! Louis is the host of the  @WhatsAI and he just recently left his PhD to pursue the channel and podcast full time. In this episode we dive deep into this decision, how he is choosing to spend his new free time, and how he recovered from the early stages of burnout. 

    Podcast Sponsors, Affiliates, and Partners:
    - Pathrise - http://pathrise.com/KenJee | Career mentorship for job applicants (Free till you land a job)
    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
    - Interview Query (10% discount) - https://www.interviewquery.com/?ref=kenjee |  Interview prep questions

    Louis's Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOD9-WyWExs 
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/whats-ai/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@UCUzGQrN-lyyc0BWTYoJM_Sg@What'sAI

    • 59 min
    From Divinity Student to Data Scientist (Immanuel Tacky) - KNN Ep. 178

    From Divinity Student to Data Scientist (Immanuel Tacky) - KNN Ep. 178

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Immanuel Tacky. Immanuel is currently a data scientist at Canadian tire company. In this episode, we talk about why Immanuel decided to pursue a masters degree to break into the data science field. We also talk about how he went from a masters in divinity into his current career in data.

    Podcast Sponsors, Affiliates, and Partners:
    - Pathrise - http://pathrise.com/KenJee | Career mentorship for job applicants (Free till you land a job)
    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
    - Interview Query (10% discount) - https://www.interviewquery.com/?ref=kenjee |  Interview prep questions

    Immanuel's Links:
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/immanueltacky/

    • 41 min
    How AI Reshaped This Data Analyst's Job (Luke Barousse) - KNN Ep. 177

    How AI Reshaped This Data Analyst's Job (Luke Barousse) - KNN Ep. 177

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend  @LukeBarousse ! We dive into how Luke is now using AI for all of his data work, the incredible opportunity he got working for mr. beast, and much more! 

    Podcast Sponsors, Affiliates, and Partners:
    - Pathrise - http://pathrise.com/KenJee | Career mentorship for job applicants (Free till you land a job)
    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
    - Interview Query (10% discount) - https://www.interviewquery.com/?ref=kenjee |  Interview prep questions

    Luke's Links:
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@LukeBarousse
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-b/
    Website - https://www.lukebarousse.com/

    • 59 min
    The Past and Future of Healthcare and AI? (Eric Doherty) - KNN Ep. 176

    The Past and Future of Healthcare and AI? (Eric Doherty) - KNN Ep. 176

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Doherty. Eric is a global executive leader in the healthcare space. He has held senior executive roles in 5 different companies focused in the pharmaceutical and medical device spaces.  In this episode, we will learn a bit more about past and future of healthcare, especially how they relate to AI. 

    Podcast Sponsors, Affiliates, and Partners:
    - Pathrise - http://pathrise.com/KenJee | Career mentorship for job applicants (Free till you land a job)
    - Taro - http://jointaro.com/r/kenj308 (20% discount) | Career mentorship if you already have a job 
    - 365 Data Science (57% discount) - https://365datascience.pxf.io/P0jbBY | Learn data science today
    - Interview Query (10% discount) - https://www.interviewquery.com/?ref=kenjee |  Interview prep questions

    Eric's Links
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdohertypresidentpersown/

    • 47 min

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