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Welcome to the the Data Gurus Podcast!

The world around us is changing faster than ever before. From automation, artificial intelligence, big data, geo-location to every aspect of how we work and live. This includes DATA. Welcome to Data Gurus Podcast… our mission is to bring you a real life perspective on what’s happening in the data industry and how successful companies and individuals in this niche navigate through the sea of change. Encouraging you to Be Bold, Be Brave and Be Fearless – Let’s navigate the Data Ecosystem together.



About the Host, Sima Vasa

Sima Vasa is not only the host of the the Data Gurus Podcast who has over 20 years of market research experience. Sima brings a unique perspective in that she has experience from a market research supplier, client and an entrepreneur. Some of her positions include President, NPD Techworld and Senior Program Manager, International Business Machines (IBM). On the entrepreneurial front, Sima is the co-founder of Paradigm Sample, data collection company and Infinity Squared Ventures, an advisory accelerator. Sima frequently speaks at national market research and insights conferences including Innovation Insights Exchange (IIEX), The Market Research Event (TMRE) and the former Market Research Association (MRA). She contributes frequently to industry blogs and publications.

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Welcome to the the Data Gurus Podcast!

The world around us is changing faster than ever before. From automation, artificial intelligence, big data, geo-location to every aspect of how we work and live. This includes DATA. Welcome to Data Gurus Podcast… our mission is to bring you a real life perspective on what’s happening in the data industry and how successful companies and individuals in this niche navigate through the sea of change. Encouraging you to Be Bold, Be Brave and Be Fearless – Let’s navigate the Data Ecosystem together.



About the Host, Sima Vasa

Sima Vasa is not only the host of the the Data Gurus Podcast who has over 20 years of market research experience. Sima brings a unique perspective in that she has experience from a market research supplier, client and an entrepreneur. Some of her positions include President, NPD Techworld and Senior Program Manager, International Business Machines (IBM). On the entrepreneurial front, Sima is the co-founder of Paradigm Sample, data collection company and Infinity Squared Ventures, an advisory accelerator. Sima frequently speaks at national market research and insights conferences including Innovation Insights Exchange (IIEX), The Market Research Event (TMRE) and the former Market Research Association (MRA). She contributes frequently to industry blogs and publications.

    Data Collection, Analytics and Maximum Momentum with Mike Berland | Ep. 104

    Data Collection, Analytics and Maximum Momentum with Mike Berland | Ep. 104

    We’re delighted to have Mike Berland, the CEO, and founder of Decode_M, joining us on the show today. Mike is with us today to talk about data collection, analytics, and momentum. About Mike We currently live in a world that runs on data, and Mike holds the belief that everything is knowable, as long as […]

    • 13 min
    Bootstrapping QuestionPro with Vivek Bhaskaran | Ep.103

    Bootstrapping QuestionPro with Vivek Bhaskaran | Ep.103

    Today, we’re excited to be interviewing Vivek Bhaskaran, who is the founder and CEO of QuestionPro. He’s here today to share his experience bootstrapping QuestionPro. About Vivek Vivek grew up in India. After completing his primary education there, he left the country and moved to Russia, where he lived from 1995 to 1997. When he […]

    • 28 min
    Cognitive 3D – Virtual Reality & Much More | Ep. 102

    Cognitive 3D – Virtual Reality & Much More | Ep. 102

    We’re delighted to have Tony Bevilacqua joining us today! Tony is the CEO and Founder of Cognitive3D, which is based in Vancouver, Canada. About the previous company that Tony founded Cognitive3D is the second company that Tony has founded. His previous company was focused on revenue optimization, and it had a very heavy analytics back-end, […]

    • 26 min
    Agile Research with Ben Smithee | Ep. 101

    Agile Research with Ben Smithee | Ep. 101

    Ben Smithee is the CEO of The Smithee Group, a digital marketing agency based in New York City. On this episode, he sits with Sima Vasa to talk about what they do, how they do it, and how millennial research has affected the marketing sphere. “I think there’s a new shift… marketing in the moment […]

    • 18 min
    Keeping It Real with AJ Keirans | Ep. 100

    Keeping It Real with AJ Keirans | Ep. 100

    We’re very happy to welcome AJ Keirans, the Vice-President of Business Development at Disqo, as our guest for today! AJ started at Disqo three months ago. Joining them was a logical decision for him because of where he is currently at in his career, and he is very proud of the unique and special work […]

    • 16 min
    Options to Consider From an Investment Banking Perspective During Covid-19 with Adam Breslawsky | Ep. 99

    Options to Consider From an Investment Banking Perspective During Covid-19 with Adam Breslawsky | Ep. 99

    Today, we’re excited to have Adam Breslawsky joining us! Adam is Managing Partner, and he’s also a member of Oberon’s management committee at Oberon Securities, which is a middle-market investment banking firm. Adam is an investment banker by trade. He grew up and gained his early experience in product groups like mergers and acquisitions, and […]

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

Sima and her guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the latest data trends that will help improve your business and / or life.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Data Gurus if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to take you and your business to the next level (and reach your overall goals as a result)!

pkirch host of BOSS Academy ,

Practitioner Perspectives

Sima is a practitioner who knows the research and analytics industry. She brings a great perspective to the show and is bringing in great guests to complement her knowledge. Great job, Sima!

Shiney Insights ,

A Gem

I was so pleased to find such a well produced podcast discussing the most relevant topics in the MR and analytics industry. I’ve already shared with several colleagues and cannot wait for more episodes. Great work!

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