Interview with Felipe Flores (Founder of Data Futurology)

Felipe Flores is the founder and podcast host of Data Futurology, a podcast targeted at helping Data Scientists become successful leaders. As the former Head of Data Science at ANZ bank, and a former consultant, he shares some incredible insights, and offers valuable advice, to Data Scientists at any stage of their career. You recently…

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? Machine Learning vs Statistical Modelling

Over the years I’ve helped a number of organisations, both large and small – public and private, build up their Data Science capabilities, and derive value from data using various analytical techniques. However, one key concern I’ve had a number of times is the confusion that can exist between means and ends ie solutions searching…

Interview with Felicity Splatt (Data Scientist/Manager at PwC)

Felicity Splatt is an experienced Data Scientist and currently manages a Data Science team at PwC. She has extensive experience across both the public and private domains, and has multiple degrees including a PhD in Quantum Computing! In this interview, she discusses the transitions from academia to the public sector, then from the public sector…

Interview with Ian Hansel (Director of Verge Labs)

Ian Hansel is the Director of the AI company Verge Labs, and is an experience Data Scientist and Data Science Instructor. In this interview, he shares some fantastic insights and advice on getting started in Data Science and building a successful career. As a Director of Verge Labs, can you please tell us a little…

An Interview with Me (Humans of Data Science)

I was fortunate to take part in Kate Strachnyi‘s fantastic Humans of Data Science (HoDS) series. We discussed my journey into Data Science, the motivation for starting this blog, and the importance of networking for Data Scientists. Link to video: https://lnkd.in/d6-A3n5  

Interview with Matthew Mayo (Editor of KDnuggets)

Matthew Mayo is a Machine Learning Researcher and the Editor of KDnuggets, the seminal online Machine Learning and Data Science resource. It was an absolute treat to interview Matthew, who’s a huge inspiration to the Data Science community, and to have him share his invaluable insights and advice. He was also kind enough to offer…

Mobius Strips and Dips: Some Career Reflections and Insights Beyond Data Science

I  recently overheard, and possibly participated in, the following (somewhat edited) conversation*: Grasshopper: Please bestow upon me Master, whether or not I should pursue a Master’s degree? Master: What are your career aspirations grasshopper? Grasshopper: I merely hope to mimic you’re illustrious career Master. Master: What is it that you seek in your next role…

Interview with Gaurav Chhabra (IT Recruitment Specialist)

Gaurav Chhabra is an experienced IT Recruitment Specialist for Data#3, specialising in the Australian Federal Government sector. He has an intimate knowledge of the Data Science market in the Australian Public Service, and is highly regarded for his ability to successfully match candidates to specific technical roles. Gaurav was kind enough to share his insights,…