19 episodes

Welcome to our Big Data Talks podcast channel, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way we live.


The Big Data Talks podcast is hosted by Jan-Willem Middelburg, the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework. In this podcast, Jan-Willem Middelburg invites speakers and industry experts to share their knowledge and insight with a common theme: Data. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platforms.

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Welcome to our Big Data Talks podcast channel, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way we live.


The Big Data Talks podcast is hosted by Jan-Willem Middelburg, the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework. In this podcast, Jan-Willem Middelburg invites speakers and industry experts to share their knowledge and insight with a common theme: Data. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platforms.

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    Big Data Talks #20 | Bitthal Khaitan: Data-Driven Healthcare Excellence

    Big Data Talks #20 | Bitthal Khaitan: Data-Driven Healthcare Excellence

    About Big Data Talks

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



    Guest: Bitthal Khaitan

    Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Mr. Bitthal Khaitan, Senior Cloud Engineer at CVS Health based in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, USA. CVS Health, a prominent Fortune #4 healthcare solutions company in the United States. With more than 12 years of experience, Bitthal has played a pivotal role in driving cloud data-driven initiatives using a versatile technology stack encompassing Google Cloud, Teradata, Big Data, Hadoop, Spark, Scala, and Python. 

    Before his tenure at CVS Health, Bitthal spent eight years at Tata Consultancy Services, Asia's largest IT company as a Data Engineer where he collaborated with Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Cigna Healthcare, DaVita Kidney Care, and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals on critical projects involving enterprise data warehousing, big data lake development, and cloud migration. 

    Bitthal holds a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata. He is also a member in esteemed technology organisations like IEEE and the British computer society, as well as a technology advisory board member at Packt, a UK-based technical book publishing company, demonstrates his dedication to shaping the industry's future. Welcome Bitthal. 

    • 51 min
    Big Data Talks #19 | Prof. Dr. Angela Lee: Preparing University Students for New Technology

    Big Data Talks #19 | Prof. Dr. Angela Lee: Preparing University Students for New Technology

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Ts. Professor Dr. Angela Lee. Dr. Angela is the Associate Dean & Head of Department Computing and Information Systems in the School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University Malaysia.

    She serves on the editorial and reviewer board for several international journals such as the Journal of IT in Industry, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Journal of Information and Management etc. She also involves in several committees and membership such as IEEE special group Big Data Technical Committee, member of the Association of Information Systems and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK, representing Malaysia in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and was one of the founding members of SAS user group Malaysia.

    Dr. Angela Lee holds the degrees of BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology, Master of Science in E-Commerce, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, and a Ph.D. in Computing. She also completed the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Business Analytics Specialization course and has gained data knowledge and analytics mindset to describe, predict, and inform business decisions using big data in the areas of IT, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Operations. Welcome Dr. Angela.

    • 42 min
    Big Data Talks #18 | Dr. Poo Kuan Hoog: New Technologies, Algorithms and Building User Communities

    Big Data Talks #18 | Dr. Poo Kuan Hoog: New Technologies, Algorithms and Building User Communities

    About Big Data Talks

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts.


    Guest: Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong
    Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Dr Poo Kuan Hoong. Dr. Poo works as Lead Data Scientist at BAT where he applies his combination of research and industrial experience in Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide innovative solutions to drive revenue growth.

    With over 15 years of academic and research experience, Dr Poo is a passionate practitioner in the area of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. A graduate of Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan), Dr. Poo holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, a Master of Information Technology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and a Bachelor of Science, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    Besides that Dr Poo also serves as a mentor in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, founder of the Malaysia R User Group Malaysia (MyRUG) and TensorFlow and Deep Learning Malaysia Group. Dr. Poo also provides consultancy on data strategy for companies in various sectors including finance, telecommunication and technology startups.

    • 47 min
    Big Data Talks #17 | Manoj Suryadevara: Big Data in Retail and Product Management

    Big Data Talks #17 | Manoj Suryadevara: Big Data in Retail and Product Management

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts.

    Today I have the great pleasure to introduce Manoj Suryadevara, Product Manager at Walmart Global Tech. Manoj has more than a decade experience in product management specializing in strategy, execution, and leadership for B2C and B2B Products. His product expertise is focused on strategy, execution and leadership for multiple data and applications.

    Manoj has a master’s degree in computer software engineering from University of Houston-Clear Lake. He was a systems engineer and a product manager for multinational companies including, AT&T, American Express and Expedia Group. He has also served as a judge in numerous science and technology awards throughout the years. Welcome Manoj.

    Big Data Talks #16 | Suzannah Hicks: Big Data Strategy, Governance and Privacy Regulations

    Big Data Talks #16 | Suzannah Hicks: Big Data Strategy, Governance and Privacy Regulations

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts.

    Today I have the great pleasure to welcome back Suzannah Hicks, a guest speaker at this year’s Big Data Days 2023 virtual conference. Suzannah Hicks is a Data Strategist & Scientist at The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Suzannah is also a Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University Master of Science Data Analytics program. Suzannah has worked in data strategy, analytics and data science for more than two decades has worked with multiple industry including education, healthcare, consultancy, market intelligence and many more.

    Suzannah has a bachelor’s degree in History from Berea College, a Master of Science degree in analytics and data science from University of New Hampshire and is currently pursuing a PHD in Business Administration and Organizational Development from Johnson and Wales University. Welcome Suzannah.

    Big Data Talks #14 | Brent Dykes: The Importance of Storytelling with Data

    Big Data Talks #14 | Brent Dykes: The Importance of Storytelling with Data

    Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on Apple Podcasts.

    Today I have the great pleasure to introduce Brent Dykes, Founder and Chief Data Storyteller at AnalyticsHero LLC. Brent has worked in enterprise analytics for almost two decades as an analyst, consultant, manager, and evangelist. Brent has worked with cutting-edge analytics vendors (Omniture, Adobe, and Domo) and a broad base of Global 2000 companies, including many industry leaders such as IKEA, Nike, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, and Comcast.

    Brent is a published author and also shares data-related insights as a Forbes contributor (more than 45 articles) and have spoken at some of the largest industry conferences around the globe.

    Brent has a master’s degree in marketing and was awarded the Hawes Scholar (The highest distinction given to BYU MBAs) from Bringham Young University. Welcome Brent.

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