55 episodes

World of DaaS is a podcast for data enthusiasts, by data enthusiasts, where Auren Hoffman talks to business and technology leaders about all things data - building it, acquiring it, analyzing it, and everything in between. World of DaaS will keep you up-to-date with the latest trends, best practices, and innovations to help you create the next great data business.

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    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

World of DaaS is a podcast for data enthusiasts, by data enthusiasts, where Auren Hoffman talks to business and technology leaders about all things data - building it, acquiring it, analyzing it, and everything in between. World of DaaS will keep you up-to-date with the latest trends, best practices, and innovations to help you create the next great data business.

    Cindy Cohn: Who Should Regulate the Internet?

    Cindy Cohn: Who Should Regulate the Internet?

    Cindy Cohn is the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the largest digital rights organization in the world. 


    In this wide ranging conversation, Cindy and Auren touch on a number of topics across the tech space, including privacy on the Blockchain, interoperability and the politics around regulating big tech. They discuss the unintended consequences of privacy protections and what smart regulation should seek to accomplish. 


    Cindy brings a unique perspective to the debate around open access to data and discusses how to think critically about the power that data can unlock. 


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.


    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren.

    • 1 hr
    Neal Katyal: Taking on the Supreme Court

    Neal Katyal: Taking on the Supreme Court

    Neal Katyal is a professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University, a partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, and the former Acting Solicitor General. He has argued 45 cases before the Supreme Court.   


    Neal and Auren look back on the Supreme Court’s most recent term and Neal brings some historical context to the court’s major decisions. They discuss the court’s new balance of power and Neal explains how Supreme Court lawyers can make arguments on the most complex legal issues in under 30 minutes. 


    They also talk about productivity, balancing multiple roles, and how to get the best people on your team. 


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.

    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Neal Katyal at @neal_katyal

    • 37 min
    David Epstein: Never Underestimate the Generalist

    David Epstein: Never Underestimate the Generalist

    David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Range” and “The Sports Gene”.  
    Auren and David discuss David’s latest book Range and his counterintuitive ideas about specialization and why generalists are so powerful. They talk about why the 10,000 hours rule is overrated, how specialists get so many major predictions wrong, and how to think about talent and interest in your own career. 


    David also discusses some of the intricacies of genetics in medicine and gives some non-obvious advice for healthy living. 


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.

    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and David at @DavidEpstein. You can also find David’s newsletter at https://davidepstein.bulletin.com/. 

    • 49 min
    Rob Buxton: The State of DaaS (A Market Snapshot)

    Rob Buxton: The State of DaaS (A Market Snapshot)

    Rob Buxton is a partner at AGC Partners where he specializes in the DaaS and SaaS capital markets.  Rob has completed over 300 financings and M&A transactions in his career. 


    Rob and Auren dive into the recent trends in the data-as-a-service (DaaS) sector.  They break down the insights from Rob’s recent DaaS sector report and dig into what makes the great data companies great and the broader DaaS M&A landscape.  Rob walks through the different types of data companies out there, their respective competitive advantages and TAMs, and how the recent downturn has impacted the DaaS space. 


    They also discuss when external data can benefit a company, what data readiness looks like, and why DaaS companies are so profitable at scale. 


    Rob’s DaaS sector report can be found here: https://www.blackpeakcapital.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/AGC-DaaS-Mar-2022.pdf


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.

    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Rob Buxton on LinkedIn. 

    • 24 min
    Gary Marcus: The Failed Promise of Artificial Intelligence

    Gary Marcus: The Failed Promise of Artificial Intelligence

    Gary Marcus is the Author of Reboot AI and professor at NYU. 


    Gary and Auren discuss the advancements in and shortcomings of artificial intelligence. They dive into how for AI to be really good, it needs to be built towards human intelligence and gain “Common Sense”, which it lacks today. 


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.


    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Gary Marcus at @GaryMarcus.

    • 47 min
    Or Offer: The Mechanics of Data Businesses

    Or Offer: The Mechanics of Data Businesses

    Or Offer is Co-Founder and CEO of Similarweb (ticker: SMWB), a digital intelligence data company. 


    Auren and Or dive into how data businesses actually work. They explore the problems every data company faces: build vs. partner, accuracy vs. coverage, how to think about data costs, and how to focus on your core competencies.


    World of DaaS is brought to you by SafeGraph. For more episodes, visit safegraph.com/podcasts.


    You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Or at @oroffer.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Varya_hi ,

Great podcast

Knowledgeable speakers and thoughtful host allows for a deep dive in different areas. Often wish they were longer (Tim Ferris type deep dive) as it’s so interesting to listen.

LloyedLobo ,

Great show

Enjoyed the podcast

ObjectivismIsNotPhilosopy ,

This Piece of Trash Tracks Individual Women and Sells the Data.

Nothing is more evil than collaborating with an authoritarian government in its persecution of women

This man (if you can call him that) is tracking our wives and our daughters and their proximity to abortion clinics and then selling the data to tyrannical Red State governments so our spouses, sibling and children can be arrested for murder.

He’s sick and will do anything for profit.

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