MOD: Masters of Data

Bringing the human to the data

Clark Richey: Free the Data

CTO, Fact Gem



People are finally starting to realize too while the cloud is great, it is not foolproof... and you have to have a strategy for dealing with that just as you do on your own servers.

Clark is passionate about freeing data from its constraints and breaking the silos between data that hamstring good decision.

Michael Herkovitz: Data is a Lifestyle, not a Project

SVP, Co-Head of Global Operations and Technology, Alliance Bernstein


...the only data worth looking at really is the data that's hard to get...that's really why we need to look at it...

Michael talks us through his philosophy on making the best use of data - that data is a lifestyle, not a project.

Josh Couch: Fender rocks the data

VP Engineering, Fender Musical Instruments



Think of it like a band. We're working together with the different disciplines to come up with the product for the user.

Fender learned from the data and created new apps like Fender Tune and Fender Play that are opening up the world of guitars to a whole new set of people.

Angela Bassa: How iRobot Uses Data Science to Innovate

Director, Data Science, iRobot



We don't want to ask the questions that nerds like me want to know...If we did that we go bankrupt because there's one of me and there's millions of all of us.

Angela talks to us about how the new iRobot 2.0 platform is changing how iRobot builds robots, software, and does data science.

Security Experts Panel - Second Edition

George Gerchow, CSO, Sumo Logic Jadee Hanson, CISO, Code42 Teri Radichel, CEO, 2nd Sight Lab



Especially when you're in the cloud, I think you want to do security from the inside out and that addresses a lot of these things.

Our security experts touched on lots of interesting topics like DevSecOps, Privacy, and more.

Matt Ballantine: Podcast Powered Projects

Advisor, Stamp



...the industries that will spring up in the moment about just turning podcasting into yet another channel for comms people to use to be able to communicate, that's not what we're talking about here.

Matt Ballantine talks us through his latest innovation - using podcasting as a way to define and promote projects in large organizations.

The guy behind the mic

Ben Newton

Ben Newton

Ben is a veteran of the IT Operations market, with a two decade career across large and small companies like Loudcloud, BladeLogic, Northrop Grumman, EDS, and BMC. Ben got to do DevOps before DevOps was cool, working with government agencies and major commercial brands to be more agile and move faster. More recently, Ben spent 5 years in product management at Sumo Logic, and is now running product marketing for Operations Analytics at Sumo Logic. His latest project, Masters of Data, has let him combine his love of podcasts and music with his love of good conversations.

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