77 episodes

Welcome to the Data Binge Podcast, hosted by Derek Russell, a digital strategist in big tech helping enterprise businesses become empowered through data. This podcast focuses on providing perspectives on how Microsoft is positioning its cloud, AI, machine learning, and other data driven tech, across various industry verticals.

The Data Binge Derek Russell

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Welcome to the Data Binge Podcast, hosted by Derek Russell, a digital strategist in big tech helping enterprise businesses become empowered through data. This podcast focuses on providing perspectives on how Microsoft is positioning its cloud, AI, machine learning, and other data driven tech, across various industry verticals.

    Heather Parady & Rich Cardona | Net New to NFT’s | Learning & Leading in a New Digital World

    Heather Parady & Rich Cardona | Net New to NFT’s | Learning & Leading in a New Digital World

    Just 6 months ago, who would have known that words like "NFT", "metaverse", and "web 3.0" would be high interest topics of discussion amongst friends, text threads and corporate brand strategies.

    At an estimated $23B market size, NFT's could change the world as we know it this year...YES, in 2022.

    Heather Parady and Rich Cardona, are joining this LIVE "The Data Binge Podcast" discussion to talk to us about NFT's.

    Heather and Rich are Hosts of "NFT's for Newbies", a podcast ALL ABOUT NFT's, focused on their combined journeys of navigating the world of the NFT from a beginners perspective. "NFT's for Newbies" surpassed 200,000 downloads as of December of 2021, in less than 4 months from the start of the podcast. With the light and educational approach that Heather and Rich take in their discovery of this fascinating new world, there are take-aways for anyone willing to have fun and learn all about NFT's.

    • 56 min
    Vince Menzione | The Ultimate Guide to Partnering | Principles that Help Tech Businesses Thrive

    Vince Menzione | The Ultimate Guide to Partnering | Principles that Help Tech Businesses Thrive

    As the technology industry continues to hasten its evolution through continually changing global macro events, accelerating technical advances, and changes in the social constructs of how and why we work, building successful partnerships has never been so important.

    Vince Menzione has spent the last 25 years of his career thinking about how to create successful partnerships and joins this LIVE episode of The Data Binge Podcast to highlight a winning framework for how to get partnerships right. As a former Microsoft General Manager of Partner Strategy, host of the Ultimate Guide to Partnering podcast, and founder of the tech consulting firm Ultimate Partnerships, Vince brings an aptitude and energy for partnerships that can drive change in any tech organization.

    This discussion will include the following topics:

    1. The 8 principles of partnership success: understanding the very idea of what partnership between organizations means and why it’s increasing in importance
    2. Evolutions in the partner landscape, and the impact of hyper evolving global trends on partner strategy across the tech domain
    3. The power of thought leadership: the learnings from creating a 5-year passion project, “The Ultimate Guide to Partnering”, and lessons of culture, leadership, and the obligation to lead with diverse and inclusive values that reach beyond our typical fields of impact

    • 59 min
    Albert Dankwa III | GAMING | Re-imagining Social Accessibility & Closing the Digital Divide

    Albert Dankwa III | GAMING | Re-imagining Social Accessibility & Closing the Digital Divide

    How can gaming, benefit our communities?

    Albert Dankwa III, content developer on the Microsoft Xbox team, joins this LIVE episode of The Data Binge Podcast to talk about how gaming, and the tangible benefits of immersive and creative worlds, will change the social constructs of communities impacted by limited access to internet and technology.

    Additional re-frames on gaming that we will discuss:

    Albert's experience growing up in South Bronx, and how gaming impacted his life: from gaming, to fashion and photography, to technology.

    How gaming can create exposure to rich dialogues and experiences, that can change the perception of the world, while helping audiences develop hard skills from story-telling, to coding.

    Why gaming WILL close the digital divide, and how it will impact people on levels that we cannot imagine.

    • 54 min
    ANGEL AID | Improving the Lives of Mothers Caring for Children with Rare Disease

    ANGEL AID | Improving the Lives of Mothers Caring for Children with Rare Disease

    ANGEL AID is a non-profit that provides mental health and wellness services for mothers of children with rare diseases. A rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Even amongst accelerating scientific advancement, over 7000 rare diseases are still without cure, and only 5% have treatments. There are 350M people globally with rare diseases - around half are children. Mothers of children with rare diseases, or Rare Mothers, are the primary caregiver 82% of the time.

    Today's conversation is a Simply Tech LIVE interview recorded Wednesday, October 27th, featuring my co-host Ali Mazaheri, and our special guests Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin and Smriti Bhattacharya.

    October is ANGEL AID’s month of giving, Wellfest 21, an opportunity to help create visibility and energy around the bold vision of providing relief and inspiration to these communities, by connecting 3.5 million rare mothers by 2025.

    Cristol Barrett O’Loughlin, Founder and CEO of ANGEL AID, discusses the organizations mission, the experience of care takers in the rare disease community, and the role of technology and digitization in creating community and impact for non-profits.

    Smriti Bhattacharya, a senior software engineer at Microsoft and a Rare Mother, also graces this conversation with her presence so that we can hear her story, gain a little more proximity to ANGEL AID’s mission, and learn more about how we can support these incredible caretakers around the world.

    • 55 min
    Colin Lawlor | Sleep Score Labs: “Changing the World, by Changing the Way We Sleep”

    Colin Lawlor | Sleep Score Labs: “Changing the World, by Changing the Way We Sleep”

    Have you ever thought about how many people are struggling with the same sleep issues as you? Many of us struggle with getting enough sleep. Even as the market continues to fill with everything from nose strips, to connected wearables and rings and even weighted blankets, yet we still somehow fail to find the right solutions for sleep. Why is that?

    Colin Lawlor is the CEO of SleepScore Labs, a sleep technology organization located in Carlsbad California, with the mission of helping people achieve more full-filling lives and better long term help through their best sleep. In this episode Colin talks about the data trends around sleep that impact our health and wellness at the personal level, the basic components of how technology and sleep come together, all the way through to the future of sleep and how we can better live more productive and full filling lives as platforms for sleep emerge.

    The Sleepscore app is available for free, in both the App Store for Apple Devices and on Google Play for Android users.

    Thank YOU for listening, and we hope you get good sleep tonight.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Dawn James, Alex Robart, Bob Familiar | Leadership in Sustainability – Adoption, Business Transformation, & Equity

    Dawn James, Alex Robart, Bob Familiar | Leadership in Sustainability – Adoption, Business Transformation, & Equity

    Sustainability is good for both business, and for the planet.

    Dawn James, Microsoft US Director of Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, and Alex Robart, Microsoft Worldwide Strategy Leader for Energy & Sustainability, connect with us to share learning and experiences in how organizations can strategically approach a differentiated way to reach sustainability goals, that create competitive advantages, while also being good for our environment.

    We are joined in this special episode by guest host Bob Familiar, Director of the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. Bob is an experienced technical leader experiences in technologies that help organizations accelerate their vision to be more sustainable.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Pathros K ,

Super insightful as a new professional

Recommend to me by a friend...Great depth of knowledge and range of information covered here. Loved the episode on sales. Wrote down names of books. Just joined the workforce right out of college and this has been quite helpful navigating my career so far. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

mau_zaragoza ,

Great and useful tips !

Hello Derek !
I just want to share that I listened to your podcast number 53. I have replayed it 4 times now.
Hey man, I just want to say that this is what I needed now.
I am new to my company, and I have been looking for internal advice on how to success. . Finding mentors is challenging some times. Fortunately we are in 2020 and we have many tools to look for it from other sources.
I just wanted to say thanks for your work. I recognize in your voice the genuine desire that you have for others to success, other than becoming viral in your podcast. The first will lead to the second for sure.
I know how much time takes to integrate 40 minutes of recording. Probably 6-8 hours . Thanks a lot because you do all of this for the people, and personally because God put me in your way in these moments I needed.
I subscribed to your LinkedIn, Spotify and Youtube channels. I will share it with my known people too. I just wanted you to have a big kudos from a member of your audience and a good word for you to continue with your excellent job with enthusiasm.

Dark Star - Cali ,

Great Material!

Enjoy listening to this podcast. Great insightful questions by the host Derek to his guest. He covers so many great topics. In fact, I have a cousin applying to business school and forwarded the episodes with Kendra Crook regarding MBA admissions.

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