Conversations for entrepreneurs at the intersection of business and technology. Topics include applied artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, AI trust, ethics and privacy, conversational AI, the blockchain and more.
Episode 129: AI in Business with Emerj’s Daniel Faggella
With the growing pervasiveness of AI and machine learning, knowing how to effectively implement it in software development is key. But the idea of “just take X and add AI” isn’t a cure-all. So, when? How? Where?
Daniel Faggella is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. He is the CEO and Head of Research at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research, a research and advisory company working with business leaders to help develop a winning strategy.
Episode 1: Building Data Science Teams with Chris Matys
We live in a world that’s increasingly fueled by data and analytics. But for companies to unlock the value all of that information represents, and improve business processes, they need some very specialized help. In this episode, Jon Prial talks to Georgian Partners’ own Chief Analytics Officer Chris Matys about data scientists. Find out what they do, where you can find them, and what it takes to build a successful data science team.
You’ll hear about:
Why companies are building their own data science teams (1:56) -What data scientists actually do (3:18) The four skill sets necessary for data science (4:07) Why it’s important to start your data science team with a product manager (5:08) How to approach data to glean insights (6:46) How data science needs change as companies scale (9:15) Why companies struggle to find data scientists and build data science teams (11:10) How to find and vet data scientists (13:10) When it does and doesn’t make sense to outsource data science (16:01) What factors determine whether data science teams succeed or fail (22:07)
Episode 2: Understanding the Blockchain with William Mougayar
The blockchain is a game-changing technology everyone's talking about. It's disrupting other technologies in the same way that the Internet did more than 20 years ago. The problem, however, is that few people seem to actually understand what it's all about and what its applications are for online security. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with entrepreneur and investor William Mougayar about what this important new technology at that intersection of software engineering, cryptography and gaming theory, and what it means for today's businesses.
You'll hear about:
The basics of the blockchain as an infrastructure layer (1:10) The role of the ledger in the blockchain (3:27) Bitcoin and Ethereum as blockchain applications (5:12) The implications of this technology for security (8:03) The adoption of blockchain technology in the financial services industry (9:54) What developers and business professionals should be doing about blockchain (12:45) Who Is William Mougayar?
William Mougayar is the leading blockchain industry analyst and thought leader. As a long time industry insider, William is a prolific researcher, writer and theorist who has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. His views and insights are well respected worldwide.William is the General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, and currently on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open-source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center and Bloq, and founder of Startup Management.
Episode 3: How AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry with Brian Garcia
Artificial intelligence is often perceived as a black box. Most companies don't know how to approach it and some even fear it. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Brian Garcia, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Welltok, one of the world's leading health optimization platforms. Together, they explore how Welltok is using artificial intelligence and IBM Watson to create better customer experiences with their data. They then focus in on how companies in other industries can start using these technologies to create greater value.
You'll hear about:
Welltok and its anchor platform, CaféWell (0:39) The company’s partnership with IBM Watson (2:14) The insights Welltok has gathered from its artificial intelligence projects (4:17) How companies can leverage artificial intelligence effectively (8:56) How to combat skepticism about artificial intelligence within your organization(10:38)
Episode 4: Messaging For Business with Eytan Oren and Stuart Wall
When most of us think of messaging, we think of talking to friends and family using apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, or Line. But a growing number of companies are developing innovative ways to use these and other messaging apps for business. In this episode, Jon Prial talks to two entrepreneurs doing just that. Eytan Oren is the CEO of Block Party, a consultancy focused on messaging for business, and Stuart Wall is the CEO of Signpost, a cloud-based marketing software company that helps companies build and manage customer relationships. Get a glimpse into what the future of messaging is all about.
You'll hear about:
What messaging for business means (0:26) How messaging and social networks are different and how they overlap (3:07) How brands are using push notifications (4:10) What messaging apps are doing to avoid being perceived as spam (5:24) Who should be thinking about messaging to reach their customers (9:29) What companies should be doing to embrace this trend (12:34)
Episode 5 - Breaches Beware: Richard Hyatt on Putting Security First in Your Software
Target, Jeep, Ashley Madison. You don't have to look very far to find examples of major security breaches happening at businesses all around us. And it's not just the big guys that are at risk either. Companies large and small are finding themselves under attack. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial talks with veteran entrepreneur and CTO Richard Hyatt about why it's so important to put security first in your business, and why keeping your environments separate is such a critical part of that process.
You'll hear about:
Why keeping development and production environments separate is essential (1:15) The role of developers in security (5:09) Working with third-party vendors for security (7:54) Key security trends that businesses should be focusing on (9:25)
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