In this new podcast in English from Data Stand-Up! Jesus talks to Francesca Gabetti, CEO at Team EQ. Francesca is co-founder & CEO of TeamEQ, the first Human SaaS. A Predictive Team Analytic solution that drives Team Intelligence and real time decision-making . TeamEQ, powered by Machine Learning, increases team’s alignment, engagement & performance at all levels of the organization. The use of analytics in HR is growing, with organizations aggressively building people analytics teams, buying analytics offerings, and developing analytics solutions. Companies are hiring people analytics staff, cleaning up their data, and developing models that help transform.

TeamEQ makes team management smart, data-driven & more effective, through real time management and continuous feedback, transforming companies into high-performance & intelligent living systems. It accelerate digital, agile & cultural transformation, developing new leadership needs with just few minutes of time investment per week.

We hope you like this episode.

In this new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Jesús talks with Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist at Telefonica.

He is among the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100, 2018). He is also co-founder and Vice President of the Spanish observatory for ethical and social impacts of AI (OdiseIA). He was Group Chief Data Officer at AXA (Insurance) and before that held for 10 years executive positions at Telefonica on Big Data and Analytics. He is the founder of Telefonica’s Big Data for Social Good department, expert to the EP’s AI Observatory (EPAIO), member of the B2G data-sharing Expert Group of the EC, and a frequent speaker at Artificial Intelligence events. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science, has published over 100 scientific articles, and is author of the books “The myth of the algorithm: tales and truths of artificial intelligence” (Spanish) and “A Data-Driven Company”. He is strategic advisor of several start-ups, including BigML, Focus360 and Nexus Clips.

Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Based on his work, iSOCO were granted the National Award for Computer Science.

Benjamins has held positions at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.

He is a founding member of the editorial board of the Springer’s AI Ethics Journal, member of the ETNO task force on Artificial Intelligence, and of the GSMA task force on AI for Impact.

In this episode, Jesús talks to Mihaela Rosca, Research Engineer at Deepmind. Previously she was a Software Engineer at Google Zurich, working on NLP using neural networks. She is a third year PhD student at UCL under the supervison of Prof. Marc Deisenroth and she finished her 4 year Computing MEng degree from Imperial College London in 2014, with first honours and a prize of excellence for an outstanding overall performance.

Her Professional Interests are: Generative models, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, scalable and safe machine learning. More broadly, she is interested in anything related to learning probability distributions.

Bedrock is a boutique Data Science & AI practitioner and our podcast “Data Stand-up” is aimed to spread scientific knowledge and technical expertise relating to our work with clients. All guests contribute to this knowledge exchange by also sharing their own experiences, learnings, and achievements.

In this new episode of our podcast Data Stand-Up! Luisma talks with Ana Jiménez, Director of Advanced Analytics at Afiniti an American multinational data and software company. Founded in 2005, Afiniti is focused on developing artificial intelligence for use in customer call centers.

During the last 15 years, her career has focused on Artificial Intelligence, providing an innovative vision to enhance data analytics in different companies. Ana is widely known in Spain for her work in artificial intelligence and complex systems analysis (especially in the area of marketing and biomedical informatics).

Ana is closely linked to the world of AI research. She has worked for years in research at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, applying AI in Biomedical Informatics (more than 20 scientific articles published) and is currently doing a PhD in clustering techniques in complex systems.

She also has an entrepreneurial past. Not long ago, she was considered one of the 75 most relevant entrepreneurs in Spain by a leading publication, due to the company she co-founded (Leads Origins), accelerated by Google and SeedRocket before being acquired by EY.

Ana raises in her conversation very clear aspects related to Artificial Intelligence and her vision of the moment in which we find ourselves.

New episode of the podcast Data Stand-Up. On this occasion Luisma talks with Alejo Buxeres, Head of Data & Analytics at Wallbox, a global technology company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy.

Wallbox creates advanced electric vehicle charging and energy management systems that redefine users’ relationship to the grid. Wallbox goes beyond electric vehicle charging to give users the power to control their consumption, save money, and live more sustainably. The company offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 80 countries. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, the company now employs over 700 people in its offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

October 4, 2021 they announced it had completed its business combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: KCAC), a special purpose acquisition company. The business combination was approved by Kensington stockholders in a special meeting held on September 30, 2021 and formally closed on October 1, 2021. Wallbox shares will start trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “WBX” and warrants will trade under the ticker symbol “WBX.WS”.

Alejo has more than 12 years of experience in software development and 6 years in the Business Intelligence / Big Data domain. Has an Experienced manager, leading projects & teams (agile methodologies – Scrum, SAFE), combined with a strong data architect, cloud computing, business intelligence and machine learning background.

With Alejo we talk about his experience within Wallbox and his work implementing a strategy based on correct data management.

Today Jesus chats with Brian, an inspiring professional who really understands the importance of Design when it comes to ideating, creating, and implementing data-fueled solutions and applications.

Brian T. O’Neill is the founder of Designing for Analytics and a true believer in the importance of designing human-tailored data solutions. For over 20 years, he has been successful in creating innovative Advanced Analytical and AI business solutions for global leaders such as DellEMC or Tripadvisor, JP Morgan Chase amongst many others.

Brian and Jesús explore how extraordinary value can be created when the outputs of data science and analytics are turned into engaging, valuable decision support applications and user experiences centered around the stakeholders, as humans, in the loop. The importance of generating adoption when building a data application or business solution is also discussed throughout the call.

Brian also hosts his own podcast: Experiencing Data, where he reveals the strategies and activities that Product, Data Science, and Analytics leaders are using to deliver human-centered data products.

Brian also authored the DFA Self-Assessment Guide, teaches a seminar called Designing Human-Centered Data Science Solutions, and publishes a weekly Insights mailing list. In 2020, Brian began advising students in MIT’s Sandbox Innovation Fund and was published in O’Reilly Media’s 97 Things About Ethics in Data Science Everyone Should Know.
Brian is a classical and jazz musician by training, a professional drummer and percussionist in Boston.

Listen to this episode to discover if Brian´s creative musical background has something to do with his “Design mindset” for Advanced Analytics and AI solutions.

Bedrock´s Jesus chats to Kirk Borne, Data and Artificial Intelligence pioneer, voted most influential personality in the industry, across the globe. Kirk has ranked Nº1 Digital, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence influencer globally.

He holds a degree in Physics and Ph.D. in Astronomy, and from 1985 through 1995 worked at NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

He has provided advice to NASA management in the design and development of HST systems and has extensively contributed to the international community promoting astrostatistics and astroinformatics as robust research disciplines.

In 2020, Kirk was elected Fellow of the American Astronomical Society for lifetime contributions to astronomy and the public’s understanding of the Universe.

In this episode, Kirk explains how to find business solutions through data and shares his views with Jesus on the most efficient ways to accelerate value creation and innovation with data technologies.

Listen to this episode to learn about his experience across dozens of advanced analytics use cases and business areas including customer engagement and behavioural analytics, risk mitigation, fraud detection, anomaly detection, and many more using machine learning, data management, graph analytics, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and geospatial-temporal modelling.

Artur Ortega is one of those professionals who inspires motivation and truly leads by example. He is currently the Head of Babylon Health´s platform architecture.

For those who don’t know: Babylon Health is a health service provider that provides remote consultations with doctors and health care professionals via text and video messaging through its mobile application. Their subscription based business model for private healthcare services launched in the UK in 2013 and they have now expanded internationally to countries such as Canada, Saudi Arabia and the US. Their mission and value proposition is to put an affordable and accessible health service in the hands of every person on earth.

In this 4th episode of the 1st season we discuss with Artur the evolution of data analytics, from the traditional early data warehouses project where he took part in, to the machine learning models and advanced analytics projects that he worked on later on. Many powerful use cases from his past in Yahoo, in The Telegraph and in The Economist are discussed. Moreover, he briefly mentions how Babylon strives to embed AI as the main enabling technology in their digital health platform.

Artur truly is a remarkable individual and we could not be more happy to bring you this new episode with him in it. Honestly, we feel that 1 hour was not nearly enough, that we needed more time with him and that we will have to get him on board again for a 2nd recording.

En esta tercera llamada del podcast de Data Stand-Up Luisma conversa con Xosé Fernández, Chief Data Officer en el Institut Curie en París (Francia) sobre la posición que ocupa en esta prestigiosa institución y su trayectoria en el mundo del dato.

Biólogo y doctorado por la Universidad de Oviedo, especializado en genética, con más de 20 años de experiencia en investigaciones médicas ha desarrollado gran parte de su carrera en Cambridge – Reino Unido hasta que hace tres años tiene la oportunidad de empezar a trabajar en el Institut Curie, uno de los centros líderes de investigación médica, biológica y biofísica en el mundo. Es una fundación privada sin fines de lucro que opera un centro de investigación sobre biofísica, biología celular y oncología, y un hospital especializado en el tratamiento para el cáncer.

Xosé lidera el equipo de datos de esta institución, formado por 12 profesionales, después de trabajar en distintos laboratorios como Novartis, Bayer o Thermo Fisher Scientific.