95 episodes

Meet the world’s top data and analytics leaders transforming how we do business. Hear case studies, industry insights, and personal lessons from the executives leading the data revolution.

Join host Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot, every other Wednesday to meet the leaders and teams at the cutting edge.

The Data Chief ThoughtSpot

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

Meet the world’s top data and analytics leaders transforming how we do business. Hear case studies, industry insights, and personal lessons from the executives leading the data revolution.

Join host Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot, every other Wednesday to meet the leaders and teams at the cutting edge.

    Commander’s Business: How the U.S. Coast Guard Serves with Data and AI

    Commander’s Business: How the U.S. Coast Guard Serves with Data and AI

    Join Captain Brian Erickson, the Chief Data and AI Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and host, Cindi Howson, to hear how the USCG leverages data and AI to enhance operations and keep the U.S. safe. With Brian’s unique background, dive into his thoughts on balancing experience-based decision making with data-informed decision making, how best to evaluate data from multiple agencies, and explore his thoughts on AI regulation, and whether we should all be AI ethicists.

    • 50 min
    How to activate the collective genius with data and AI, with Walid Mehanna, Merck KGaA

    How to activate the collective genius with data and AI, with Walid Mehanna, Merck KGaA

    Having distinct data and business strategies is no longer enough. And an AI strategy is of little worth if you don’t have a strong data strategy. Join Chief Data & AI Officer at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Walid Mehanna, alongside The Data Chief’s host, Cindi Howson, and discover what it looks like to really foster operational excellence by unifying your data and business strategies, employ the right data-driven tools, while bringing your organization’s people and culture along the journey to truly unlock the collective genius.

    • 46 min
    How analytics teams can earn their seat at the table with Elevance Health

    How analytics teams can earn their seat at the table with Elevance Health

    In this episode, discover how Elevance Health is reimagining the healthcare system, and strengthening our communities in the process with a data-driven strategy.

    • 49 min
    How RedCloud levels the playing field for fair trade using data

    How RedCloud levels the playing field for fair trade using data

    Learn how Soumaya Hamzaoui, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer and JD de Jong, SVP of Product combine data, technology and deep knowledge of emerging economies to help independent sellers.

    • 50 min
    How to Create a Data and AI Literate Company with Bridgestone and The Data Lodge

    How to Create a Data and AI Literate Company with Bridgestone and The Data Lodge

    Cindi Howson is joined by Valerie A. Logan, CEO and founder of the DataLodge and Chief Strategy Officer at DATA SOCIETY GROUP, and Jason Beyer, Vice President of Data and Analytics at Bridgestone Americas. They delve into the vital concepts of data literacy and AI literacy, sharing their insights and experiences in fostering a data-driven culture within organizations. Valerie, widely regarded as the "godmother of data literacy," sheds light on the three key pillars of her approach: mindset, language, and skills. Jason provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Bridgestone is cultivating data literacy, including partnerships with HR, creating a data marketplace, and fostering a community of data enthusiasts.

    • 42 min
    Data, AI, Action: Navigating GenAI with Chris Stephens, Field CTO at Appen

    Data, AI, Action: Navigating GenAI with Chris Stephens, Field CTO at Appen

    In this episode, Chris Stephens, Field CTO at Appen, dives into how CDO’s are navigating the world of generative AI. From setting clear expectations to driving adoption within organizations, Chris and Cindi explore the challenges and opportunities in this evolving landscape. Chris shares Appen's innovative approach to integrating humans into deep learning processes and discusses the potential of synthetic data. Plus, he shares how crucial human expertise is, in shaping ethical AI practices and touches on the impact of legislation and industry trends on AI's future.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

PPTNinja ,

Great data podcast

The guests on this show are always top-notch. Cindi does a great job of asking insightful questions. Definitely consider adding this podcast to your playlist if you’re interested in learning more about data and analytics!

obacker19 ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the data and compliance ecosystem, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Cindi does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing world of bits - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

rbrito71 ,

Best Data Strategy podcast in a clear way!

This podcast is very interesting and focuses on data. It is hosted by Cindi Howson who is well known and respected in the BI/Data industry for years. She is very fun to listen to and her guests are real world leaders that share their knowledge on a very clear and interesting way! Two thumbs up and recommended.

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