167 episodes

Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

Making Data Simple IBM

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 67 Ratings

Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

    Al and Slater Victoroff discuss AI, start-up leadership, and venture capital

    Al and Slater Victoroff discuss AI, start-up leadership, and venture capital

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Making Data Simple Podcast is hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, where we explore trending technologies, business innovation, and leadership ... while keeping it simple & fun. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Slater Victoroff the founder and CTO at Indico, an enterprise AI solution for unstructured content with a focus on document understanding and process automation.  Slater builds machine learning solutions for start-ups, governments, and Fortune 100 companies for the past 7 years.  Indico’s framework requires 1000x less data than traditional machine learning techniques. Show Notes 1:34 – Why did you go from CEO to CTO? 3:51 – What are you pitching to me? 10:55 – What use cases is Indico involved with? 13:23 – What industries do you cross? 18:06 – Is there any cleansing of data? 23:12 – How long does it take? 27:20 – How is the data maintained? 28:14 – What’s the business model? 35:13 – What’s the #1 problem that prevents companies from adapting this technology? 38:59 – What can clients expect? 43:16 – What have you learned about leadership?   Slater Victoroff email: slater.website Indico  Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 46 min
    Al and Nick Amabile discuss data analytics and consulting services to make better decisions

    Al and Nick Amabile discuss data analytics and consulting services to make better decisions

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Making Data Simple Podcast is hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, where we explore trending technologies, business innovation, and leadership ... while keeping it simple & fun. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Nick Amabile. Nick is the CEO is DAS42, a US data analytics consulting firm that helps companies make better decisions, faster. Founded in 2015, DAS42 is comprised of data analysts, scientists, business professionals, and engineers who provide end-to-end data services —including data strategy, tech stack integrations, application implementation, and enterprise analytics training. Nick’s philosophy is centered around the two components critical to achieving data-driven success: building an effective data analytics environment and building a data-centric company culture. Show Notes 2:15 – Nick’s history 4:22 – DAS42 8:52 – Is your brand consulting? 11:07 – What do you do different? 14:39 – What’s important about consulting? 18:25 – Is managed services cost effective? 21:18 – What still surprises you? 25:32 – What metrics do you look at? 28:11 – How has the pandemic affected you? 32:28 – Why venture capital fund? 34:49 – What are your practices today? Website:  das42 Email – nich@das42.com Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 42 min
    Al and Tim Freestone discuss Hiring for Analytics Skill and how to do this better

    Al and Tim Freestone discuss Hiring for Analytics Skill and how to do this better

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Tim Freestone. Tim is the founder of Alooba. Alloba is a skills assessment platform for analytics, data science and data engineering. They help businesses identify the best candidates that apply for a role within its company. Show Notes 4:46 – How do you go from economics teacher to head of business intelligence? 7:53 – Do CV’s matter anymore? 13:22 – What business problem is Alooba solving? 16:05 – Do you have any data that supports your theory? 19:01 – Why analytics, data science, data engineering? 20:26 - What do you do that others don’t? 23:50 – How does Alooba define success? 25:42 – Who’s your target client base? 32:40 –Is there a customer you can talk about? 36:24 – What does Alooba mean? Alooba  Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 47 min
    AI and Ariel Utnik discuss disrupting the transcription industry

    AI and Ariel Utnik discuss disrupting the transcription industry

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Ariel Utnik. Ariel is COO and GM at Verbit, an AI-driven transcription and captioning solution, Ariel has over 20 years of experience in enterprise tech, focusing on driving business efficiencies and enabling scale through AI. He can speak to how AI is transforming industries – from our court systems to entertainment and education – and how it can be used to democratize information across the globe.  Ariel has a strong customer focused background (Like Al), Chief customer officer at Feedvisor, VP customer success at Panaya, and VP Customer success at Clarizen. Show Notes 2:51 – Tell us about customer success 4:35 – How do you make the transition from Chief Customer Officer to COO? 6:47 – What is Verbit’s main mission objective? 14:15 – How many languages do you support? 14:42 – What makes Verbit’s technology better? 19:10 – How do you train your AI? 22:47 – What solutions does Verbit offer? 27:20 – How far are we from a chat translator? 32:30 – What is the size of the market? Verbit Ariel Utnik - LinkedIn Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 38 min
    Al & Paul Zikopoulos discuss technology and leadership, during a live session of Tech Fest on behalf of Expert Lab Services

    Al & Paul Zikopoulos discuss technology and leadership, during a live session of Tech Fest on behalf of Expert Lab Services

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Paul Zikopoulos. Paul is the VP of IBM Technology Sales – Skills Vitality & Enablement Global Markets. Paul is an award winning speaker and author and has been at IBM for 28 years. Show Notes 3:40 – Is Skills Vitality not the prefect job? 5:08 – What’s been your journey at IBM? 8:29 – Hybrid Cloud Operation and Artificial Intelligence is this the right strategy? 21:13 – What is the new maturity curve? 23:53 – Define Data Fabric 26:53 – Why is the Challenger Seller book so important? 29:14 – What makes a great leader? Books Energy Bus Grit Challenger Sale Challenger Customer Effortless Experience  Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 44 min
    Al and Jean-Claude Mamou discuss data integration, governance and industry challenges

    Al and Jean-Claude Mamou discuss data integration, governance and industry challenges

    Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. Abstract Hosted by Al Martin, VP, IBM Expert Services Delivery, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts. This week on Making Data Simple, we have Jean-Claude Mamou. Jean-Claude is the Chief Architect of Information Integration and Governance portfolio, this includes such products as Watson Knowledge Catalog and Datastage.   Show Notes 1:45 – Jean-Claude’s experience 5:15 – What are the industry challenges? 6:52 – Is there integration without governance? 9:49 – What is the new solution? 13:12 – Understanding your critical data 16:06 – Explain what IBM Satellite means 19:53 – Where does Cloud Pak for Data come into play? 24:57 – What technology can we use to avoid repetitive mistakes? 30:36 – Understanding critical data 33:52 – What is the number 1 data quality issue? 37:08 - How are you inspired and how do you figure your next innovation?  38:52 – Do you have a process you follow? Jean-Claude Mamou – LinkedIn Connect with the Team Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn. Producer Steve Templeton - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter. 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

cmc560 ,

Learn a lot

Really enjoy Al and his guests. Wide variety of topics and I also love the lightning round. My only suggestion for improvement would be the music. Especially the exit portion. It’s way too long and loud and Annoying. Otherwise it is a great podcast. Thanks

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This podcast is so insightful and I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far! Al is a very skilled interviewer - he does such a great job of sharing his wisdom and I love how he leads meaningful conversations with industry leaders who bring so much experience and actionable insight to the table, having already experienced success themselves. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

Ghjjdjjgs ,

Great podcast!

I am a huge fan of this podcast. The host AL is very knowledgeable and witty. He prompts the guests with the right questions to get to the deeper level of information. Every guest is the expect in their domain. I always find insights and enlightenment from each episode.

Top Podcasts In Business

You Might Also Like

More by IBM