The AI Mentors series of The Alldus Podcast helps you pave the way for a successful career in the world of Data Science and AI.
Powered by Alldus International, the premium AI Workforce Solutions, our consultant's interview AI Leaders and Data Scientists from around the world about their personal journey to becoming a front-runner in AI.
E56 Danish Rafique, Head of Digitalization and Analytics at Bayer
Today's guest is Danish Rafique, Head of Digitalization and Analytics at Bayer in Bavaria, Germany. Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of healthcare and agriculture. Their products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. Bayer aims to create value through innovation, growth, and high earning power.
Danish has over ten years of experience working in the ICT, automotive and healthcare industries. His key focus areas are within AI and cloud technologies, together with product management, strategic programs and commercial developments. He is passionate about leadership and mentoring, and he is always on the lookout for synergies across industries.
In the episode, Danish will discuss:
Key advice on making the move from academia into industry,
Why Data Science in the Healthcare sector,
The interesting projects they are working on at Bayer,
The split between AI research and AI in production,
The importance of decision-making and AI ethics
E55 Nimish Parikh, Founder and CEO at Maiven
Today's guest is Nimish Parikh. Nimish is a strategic and results-oriented medical device marketing executive with over 16 years of industry experience working across some of the top medical device firms in the world. Earlier this year, Nimish founded Maiven, who are developing intelligent agents for healthcare.
Prior to this role, Nimish was the Head of the global product management team for Philips Medical Digital and Computational Pathology Division. Nimish and his team were responsible for working with digital technology and artificial intelligence to revolutionize the treatment of cancer.
In the episode, Nimish will discuss:
Understanding the business side of AI,
Interesting applications he is seeing within AI in Healthcare,
The different complexities within the sector,
The interesting work he did previously at Phillips,
Commercialization of AI and
The importance of the product management teams
E54 Patrice Chaperon, Product Analytics Manager at Doctolib
Today's guest is Patrice Chaperon, Product Analytics Manager at Doctolib. Founded in 2013, Doctolib is now the leading eHealth service in Europe. Their aim is to simplify the life of physicians and healthcare facilities, as well as improve the healthcare access for patients. Patrice is an experienced Senior Analytics Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the internet and AdTech industries. He is a strong research professional skilled in Analytical Skills, Computer Science, Data, Reporting and Business insights.
In the episode, Patrice will discuss:
His journey to joining Doctolib,
Doctolib’s work within the Healthcare sector,
Interesting projects they are working on,
Structuring the Data Analytics and Data Science teams,
What it is like to work at Doctolib,
Why he believes data science projects fail,
and What the future of eHealth looks like
E53 Michael Schrapp, Program Lead for Smart Fleet at Siemens Healthineers
Today's guest is Michael Schrapp, Program Lead for Smart Fleet at Siemens Healthineers in Bavaria, Germany. Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare.
A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services across the world.
In the episode, Michael will discuss:
How he got interested in AI and Data Analytics,
Transitioning from academia into industry,
Pros and cons of working with healthcare data,
Interesting projects they are working on at Siemens Healthineers,
How to add business value with Data Science & Analytics,
and Challenges we need to overcome to fulfil the true potential of AI
E52 Sanji Fernando, SVP of AI and Analytics Platforms at Optum
Today's guest is Sanji Fernando, SVP of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Platforms at Optum. Part of the UnitedHealthGroup, Optum is powering modern health care by connecting and serving the whole health system across 150 countries. They combine cutting-edge technology, the world’s largest health care database and vast expertise to improve health care delivery, quality and efficiency. They are on a mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.
Sanji is responsible for leading the AI & Platforms team for Optum Enterprise Analytics in Massachusetts. His team develops AI solutions that predict disease progression, classify medical charts to support risk adjustment and models that recommend the next best action in care, as well as developing the E2E platform for analytics and AI development for OEA. Sanji also leads the education and community building for best practice and use of platforms tools for analytics professionals and data scientists.
In the episode, Sanji will discuss:
The great work they do at Optum,
How to get the data fit for purpose,
Understanding the business problem you are looking to solve,
The challenges of working with Healthcare data,
The importance of monitoring the model development process,
and bringing Machine Learning models into production
E51 Sandro Phan, Senior Recruiter of Data & Tech and Jesus Martínez-Blanco, Senior Data Scientist at Flixbus
Today's guests are Sandro Phan, Senior Recruiter of Data & Tech and Jesus Martínez-Blanco, Senior Data Scientist at Flixbus in Berlin. Launched in 2013, Flixbus believe in a vision of offering smart and green mobility for everyone to experience the world. They are a young mobility provider offering a sustainable and comfortable journey through Europe and the United States with an ever-expanding network of more than 350,000 daily connections to 2,000 destinations in 29 countries.
Flixbus provides customers with a green and comfortable means of transport that fits any budget. Together with their regional bus partners, their fleet of 2000 green buses offers state-of-the-art comfort with free WiFi, innovative ticketing-systems, flexible online booking, their own smartphone-app and CO2 compensation. Thanks to their unique business model and innovative technology, they have quickly established one of the largest long-distance mobility networks in the world.
In the episode, Sandro and Jesus will discuss:
Making the transition from academia to industry,
Interesting Data Science projects they are working on at Flixbus,
The impact of COVID-19 in the business,
The testing phase and keeping humans in the loop,
How to add real value within Data Science,
The importance of communication,
& Advice to technologists on making the most from your career