6 episodes

Have you ever wanted to make a difference; to change the world? We talk to people doing exactly that. Amazing People, doing amazing things.

Data science is one of the fastest growing career choices in the world nowadays. Shaun Dippnall, founder of Africa's largest data science academy talks to industry heavyweights and bright young minds in this thought provoking series. These deep dive conversations will dispel many of the myths surrounding data science and what it means for the future and the problems we face. Where there are problems there are solutions, where there are solutions there is opportunity.

The most important job of a data scientist is to be able to predict the future trends of a system accurately. In fact, they answer the questions about the future. Data science is about solving problems, it's about making things better. These are the pioneers of the future.

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Have you ever wanted to make a difference; to change the world? We talk to people doing exactly that. Amazing People, doing amazing things.

Data science is one of the fastest growing career choices in the world nowadays. Shaun Dippnall, founder of Africa's largest data science academy talks to industry heavyweights and bright young minds in this thought provoking series. These deep dive conversations will dispel many of the myths surrounding data science and what it means for the future and the problems we face. Where there are problems there are solutions, where there are solutions there is opportunity.

The most important job of a data scientist is to be able to predict the future trends of a system accurately. In fact, they answer the questions about the future. Data science is about solving problems, it's about making things better. These are the pioneers of the future.

Another Solid Gold Podcast https://SolidGold.co.za — #BeHeard

    Data science and development - can SA reboot for 4IR? | Ayabonga Cawe (WITS and Metro FM)

    Data science and development - can SA reboot for 4IR? | Ayabonga Cawe (WITS and Metro FM)

    Data science and development - can SA reboot for 4IR? — We chat to development economist Ayabonga Cawe
    Ayabonga Cawe (WITS and Metro FM)

    In this episode host Shaun Dippnall has a thought-provoking discussion with development economist, lecturer, radio personality Ayabonga Cawe about where South Africa finds herself as we accelerate into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

    How does this technological advancement translate, transcend and transform the most divergent economy in the world? How do we avoid a repeat of the capital limitations in SA and should we be wanting to accelerate as fast as the rest of the world?

    We talk about finding a fair pace; a balancing act between the exponential tech and sequencing this in an equitable way.

    How do we teach when technology is moving so fast, and what can you do to keep up?

    The biggest question is - Who will win and who will lose in the next five years? Will South Africa be a big winner?

    Listen to find out!




    Connect with Ayabonga Cawe https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayabonga-cawe-70942746/

    Connect with Shaun Dippnall https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-dippnall-1a2b70105/

    Explore Data Science Academy https://explore-datascience.net/

    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




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    • 22 min
    Where data science and fintech meet | Sylvester Manganye (Olova | Co-Founder)

    Where data science and fintech meet | Sylvester Manganye (Olova | Co-Founder)

    Where data science and fintech meet — Solving South Africa's public transport nightmare with data science
    Sylvester Manganye (Olova | Co-Founder)

    *WARNING* THIS EPISODE WILL INSPIRE YOU!

    In this episode Sylvester Manganye talks host Shaun Dippnall about how he came to win a R2 million entrepreneurial grant by trying to solve the problem of South Africa's difficult to navigate public transport system.

    Data Science isn't just about coding and algorithms, it's about solving problems. Sylvester shares his experience of going through the Alpha Code/10X program - learning to build a business and how to define your value proposition, pitching to investors, applying lean business principles and most of all, how to solve a problem with a big idea!

    There are tons of great advice for those wanting to start a business, and how to make it sustainable. He shares how they navigated through COVID when transport came to a standstill and of course shares with us what his product OLOVA aims to achieve. We can't wait to see this brilliant idea become a reality. Take a listen.




    Connect with Sylvester Manganye on LinkedIN https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvester-manganye-4548639a

    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




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    • 21 min
    How data is redefining our business? | Stefan Steffen (Telkom Group | Executive for Data Science)

    How data is redefining our business? | Stefan Steffen (Telkom Group | Executive for Data Science)

    How data is redefining our business? — Where Telkom is heading in the future
    Stefan Steffen (Telkom Group | Executive for Data Science)

    EXPLORE Group founder Shaun Dippnall, chats to Stefan Steffen (who heads up the data science teams across the Telkom group of companies) about how to move a legacy organisation into the future using tech led capabilities.

    Stefan talks about how to recruit and build teams of data scientists from junior to senior roles and the challenges that come with that; governance and data management principles; and the fine balance between delivering fast and robust data solutions. He also gives us a glimpse into the future of South Africa's national telecommunications company with some exciting Research and Development they are working on and a new product announcement.

    Be prepared to be blown away and pleasantly surprised.




    Connect with Shaun Dippnall on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-dippnall-1a2b70105/

    Connect with Stefan Steffen on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefansteffen



    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




    When you're ready to #BeHeard, contact the podcast specialists at SolidGold.co.za

    • 39 min
    A day in the life of a data scientist | Milton Ntlatleng (Old Mutual South Africa | Junior Data Scientist: Digital Analytics)

    A day in the life of a data scientist | Milton Ntlatleng (Old Mutual South Africa | Junior Data Scientist: Digital Analytics)

    A day in the life of a data scientist — One man's journey to find his ultimate passion in unexpected places
    Milton Ntlatleng (Old Mutual South Africa | Junior Data Scientist: Digital Analytics)

    In this episode Milton Ntlatleng (Explore Data Science Academy alumnus and now a rising star at Old Mutual) talks to host Shaun Dippnall about his journey to becoming a data scientist. He shares some serious wisdom for those seeking a similar path, and even for those who are already on the same trajectory. Wise beyond his years, Milton brings to light what it means to be a data scientist and reminisces about some of the amazing experiences that brought him to be where he is today. If you are interested in a career in data science or if you simply want to be inspired by someone who looks at the world with different eyes and takes nothing in life for granted, then this episode is for you.




    Connect with Milton Ntlatleng on LinkedIN https://www.linkedin.com/in/miltonntlatleng/

    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




    When you're ready to #BeHeard, contact the podcast specialists at SolidGold.co.za

    • 34 min
    How do I become a data scientist? | Byron Roelofsz (Explore AI | Technical Lead)

    How do I become a data scientist? | Byron Roelofsz (Explore AI | Technical Lead)

    How do I become a data scientist? — From aspiring fighter pilot, to astronaut, to data scientist. Lift Off!
    Byron Roelofsz (Explore AI | Technical Lead)

    Have you ever wanted to change the world? In this episode one of our very own EXPLORERS Byron Roelofsz talks to host Shaun Dippnall about his journey to becoming a data scientist. From his childhood dreams of being a fighter pilot, to hitting is first big job at Discovery, and finally landing up in the UK working on a groundbreaking project with one of Europe's biggest water utilities companies. Byron shares some surprising insights into what it takes to become a data scientist, and why this career path really can change the world.




    Byron Roelofsz - Technical Lead at EXPLORE-AI Ltd https://www.linkedin.com/in/byron-roelofsz-bb21a197/

    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




    When you're ready to #BeHeard, contact the podcast specialists at SolidGold.co.za

    • 28 min
    How to integrate data science into a business | Pete Kropman (Nedbank | Head of Quant Talent Analytics)

    How to integrate data science into a business | Pete Kropman (Nedbank | Head of Quant Talent Analytics)

    How to integrate data science into a business — Tips and tricks for integrating valuable skills into your business
    Pete Kropman (Nedbank | Head of Quant Talent Analytics)

    In this episode quants guru Pete Kropman (head of Quant Talent Analytics at Nedbank) talks to host and founder of the Explore Data Science Academy Shaun Dippnall about his passion for analytics and people and how this intersection is vital to the successful integration of data science into a business. They explore some of the common mistakes that organisations make as they try to become more data centric, and he shares some valuable knowledge about what to look for when hiring data scientists, the skills gaps that need attention, as well as what it takes to deliver value from data science initiatives.

    If you are in a business looking to leverage data science and analytics to take your organisation into the future, then this episode is for you. Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution. Be a part of it, join the revolution.




    Connect with Pete Kropman on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-kropman/

    Music : Thundershot | Cymatix




    Visit the EXPLORE Data Science Academy website - With our innovative courses, teaching methods and market-leading Money-Back Promise, we're reinventing education. https://explore-datascience.net/

    Connect with EXPLORE Data Science Academy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18507373

    Follow EXPLORE Data Science Academy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/explore.datascience




    When you're ready to #BeHeard, contact the podcast specialists at SolidGold.co.za

    • 41 min

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