The Alldus Podcast - AI in Action

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The AI in Action series of The Alldus Podcast breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives. Powered by Alldus International, the premium AI Workforce Solutions, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI across the world. read less

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The Alldus Podcast - AI in Action explores artificial intelligence and data science. This podcast is for those interested in AI and machine learning. This show includes coverage of unique topics and interviews with industry professionals. Those who want to learn more about how AI is changing the world may like this podcast.

JP Valentine, VP at Alldus, an AI company, hosts the show. The Alldus Podcast - AI in Action debuted in 2018. This podcast has a straightforward and informative energy. It provides natural conversations about data products and the future of technology. The podcast invites guests to share their insights. They talk about everything from security systems to business intelligence. This podcast shares the impact of AI in the world. Guests include chief data scientists and chief scientific officers. These professionals share their years of experience. But more than that, they offer guidance on AI and insight into the future of AI.

The Alldus Podcast - AI in Action allows listeners to hear from a variety of industry leaders. Audiences learn from people like Sean Kamkar, the VP of data science at Zest AI. He discusses how AI can boost finance and the future of software business. The co-founder and CTO at Jobox shares how automation leads to improved employee life. He discusses the company's focus, explaining how they improve tools for workers.

Listeners learn how it can enhance healthcare through companies like Dewpoint Therapeutics. The Alldus Podcast - AI in Action highlights all these sectors of the world of AI. It shows how data science teams and technologists advance business and life sciences. New episodes come out several times a week.

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AI in Action E513: John Elder, Founder and Chair at Elder Research
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AI in Action E513: John Elder, Founder and Chair at Elder Research
Today's guest is John Elder, Founder and Chair at Elder Research. In 1995, John started Elder Research to help clients solve some of their most complex and challenging business problems leveraging data science. Over the last 28 years, Elder Research has grown to a team of about 150 data scientists, engineers and support staff who are deeply passionate about the craft, practice and deployment of data science & machine learning solutions. They apply their craft to serve clients in the public and private sectors, as well as domestically and internationally. With offices in Charlottesville, VA, Baltimore, MD, Raleigh, NC, Washington D.C. and London, Elder Research have solved hundreds of challenges for commercial and government clients by extracting actionable knowledge from all types of data. John has co-authored three books on practical data mining, ensembles and text mining - two of which won “book of the year” awards. John has also created data mining tools, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular workshop and keynote speaker. In today's episode, John will discuss: His background & journey from engineer to entrepreneur, Specializing in national security, anti-fraud and commercial projects, Why Project implementation is hindered by fear of change, Focus on mentoring, teamwork and humility in data science, Excelling in complex problem-solving from oil wells to drug discovery, Growth plans in seeking talented individuals for diverse opportunities
ServiceNow Series E161: Felipe Oehrwald, Manager (Specialist Lead) – Technology Strategy Transformation at Deloitte
15-05-2024
ServiceNow Series E161: Felipe Oehrwald, Manager (Specialist Lead) – Technology Strategy Transformation at Deloitte
Today's guest is Felipe Oehrwald, Manager (Specialist Lead) – Technology Strategy Transformation at Deloitte. As a ServiceNow Global Elite Partner with over 11 years of experience delivering ServiceNow transformation programs for over 5500 clients, Deloitte understands this new world of work. With deep industry expertise, they have integrated advisory services into over 6000 ServiceNow implementations and innovation-led operations. Together, Deloitte can re-architect work and help you unlock business value to create a better future. Passionate about transforming service delivery through ServiceNow, Felipe brings extensive expertise in IT Service Management, Service Portfolio Management, rollouts and developing effective ServiceNow strategies. As a dedicated learning manager for Deloitte, he ensures continuous growth and knowledge enhancement in ServiceNow. With a demonstrated track record, Felipe possesses the expertise and a profound understanding of optimizing CVs, market demands and strategically enhancing one's chances of securing positions in top consulting companies. In this episode, Felipe talks about: His journey into the world of ServiceNow, An overview of Deloitte’s ServiceNow team in Germany, Shifting from heavy customizations to strategic configurations for stability, Focusing on strategic advantage and documentation, Prioritizing foundational processes for successful technology integration, Shifting focus to innovation and user experience over internal concerns, Urgency to act on Generative AI for strategic advantage
Cybersecurity Series E14: Craig Ramsay, Senior Solutions Architect at Omada
06-05-2024
Cybersecurity Series E14: Craig Ramsay, Senior Solutions Architect at Omada
Today's guest is Craig Ramsay, Senior Solutions Architect at Omada. Founded in 2000, Omada is a global market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA). They offer a full-featured, enterprise-grade, cloud-native IGA solution that enables organizations to achieve compliance, reduce risk, and maximize efficiency. For over 20 years, Omada delivers innovative identity management to complex hybrid environments based on their proven best practice process framework and deployment approach. Omada Identity Cloud meets the security, compliance and efficiency needs of business leaders, removing cost and uncertainty from managing identities and access. The solution enables organizations to manage identity lifecycle, policy and role management, access requests, access certification, and fulfillment using automated provisioning and service tickets. It provides configurable adaptable models out of the box, minimizing the time and cost of administration. In today's episode, Craig will discuss: His journey to now, including experience in the Police Force, An overview of Omada's leadership in cloud identity governance, Why Identity governance is central to cyber risk management strategy, Success stories on how Omada emphasizes identity governance modernization, Omada’s accelerator package for initial setup and customized progress, Current trends from modernizing legacy systems and AI integration
ServiceNow Series E159: Andrew Wood, Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Channels and Harper Vickery, Business Manager, Office of the Americas Partner Leader at ServiceNow
01-05-2024
ServiceNow Series E159: Andrew Wood, Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Channels and Harper Vickery, Business Manager, Office of the Americas Partner Leader at ServiceNow
Today's guests are Andrew Wood, Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Channels and Harper Vickery, Business Manager, Office of the Americas Partner Leader at ServiceNow. Andrew has vast experience from consulting to dynamic tech leadership roles across Sales, Professional Services and Alliances & Channels. Andrew's team of Partner Managers at ServiceNow build pipeline, drive successful practice build/business planning and strategic roadmap activities, provide execution, governance, and coaching towards capacity and revenue goals. Harper is a creative problem solver interested in brand management, international marketing and business intelligence. Her experience includes delving into marketing challenges and strategies related to public and private sectors. She has a thorough understanding of digital marketing strategies and analytics, while continually updating her skills and learning new tools as trends change and appear in the ecosystem. In this episode, Andrew and Harper discuss: Focusing on a partner-centric strategy for ecosystem success, Simplify, differentiate and hold partners accountable in strategy, How Partner tiers focus on specialization, collaboration & industry expertise, Excitement for a partner-centric approach at Knowledge 2024, Connect, learn and explore growth opportunities with partners at Knowledge, Advice to differentiate through creativity, growth openness and collaboration
E511 David Schweppe, SVP and Chief Analytics Officer at MedeAnalytics
29-04-2024
E511 David Schweppe, SVP and Chief Analytics Officer at MedeAnalytics
Today's guest is David Schweppe, SVP and Chief Analytics Officer at MedeAnalytics. Founded in 1993, MedeAnalytics delivers actionable insights that improve financial, operational and clinical outcomes for payers and providers across the United States. The company deliver a comprehensive platform-as-a-service offering, equipping clients to build their own custom applications. Every day, MedeAnalytics empowers provider and payer organizations to achieve better outcomes by unlocking the potential of their data. David brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare data, analytics and reporting. He is passionate about finding innovative business and technical solutions that can provide actionable insights to enhance the quality, affordability and value of patient care. In his role, David leads the data science organization and provides key leadership to the company’s market, product and technology strategies. He also helps customers identify and implement best in class analytical strategies and solutions to realize the value of informed data-driven decision making. In today's episode, David talks about: His background and journey to MedeAnalytics, A comprehensive overview of how they’re enabling data-driven insights and actions, How their different teams blend data science, domain expertise and innovation, His excitement for value-based care and managed action, How their culture fosters constant growth and client satisfaction
E510 Vikhyat Chaudhry, Co-Founder, COO and CTO at Buzz Solutions
22-04-2024
E510 Vikhyat Chaudhry, Co-Founder, COO and CTO at Buzz Solutions
Today's guest is Vikhyat Chaudhry, Co-Founder, COO and CTO at Buzz Solutions. Founded in 2017, Buzz Solutions are on a mission to Safeguard The World’s Energy Infrastructure. They are delivering the most accurate AI and predictive analytics software to power more efficient visual inspections for transmission, distribution and substation infrastructure. They want to solve the biggest problem in utility operation harm reduction by proactively identifying and fixing hazards before they put people and physical assets at risk.  Buzz Solutions' AI-powered analytics platform enables field teams to prioritize and perform maintenance promptly, reducing the likelihood of wildfires, forced shutdowns and power outages resulting from failed grid infrastructure. They also enable operations to monitor substation infrastructure for security, safety, and high-energy events. To do this, they created the most accurate AI for efficient and effective infrastructure inspections. They aim to make this AI data available to as many energy companies as possible.  In today's episode, Vikhyat discusses: His background and journey to Buzz Solutions, Launching Power AI to streamline power grid inspection and maintenance, Automating power grid inspection with computer vision to enhance reliability, Utilizing Generative AI to refine power grid anomaly detection models, Growing the team, emphasizing accuracy and diverse expertise, Their global expansion with a focus on scaling and hiring diverse talent, Bridging tech with energy challenges, fostering innovation and growth
ServiceNow Series E157: Paul Webb, Global ServiceNow Practice Leader at EY
17-04-2024
ServiceNow Series E157: Paul Webb, Global ServiceNow Practice Leader at EY
Today's guest is Paul Webb, Global ServiceNow Practice Leader at EY. Based in San Francisco, Paul is responsible for EY's services and solutions that leverage the platform for both IT and the Enterprise. He brings three decades of experience in IT strategy, organizational alignment, application development, systems implementation, operating model transformation and IT infrastructure management, cost optimization and benchmarking to his work. Paul has helped Fortune 1000 companies derive added value from information technology and has deep experience working in diverse industries ranging from high technology, aerospace & defense, automotive, healthcare and financial services. His strategic guidance has encompassed IT centralization, M&A integration, strategic sourcing, offshore/near shore product development, data center consolidation/rationalization, acquisition integration and business/IT alignment. In this episode, Paul talks about: His background in Digital Transformation & growing multimillion-dollar businesses, Navigating EY's decentralized structure, fostering collaboration and driving strategy, Having mutual concern & emphasizing building relationships, Their focus on Responsible AI and operational technology growth, How servant leadership fosters team loyalty and success, Why managing up and effective communication is crucial, Focus on AI, risk management, cybersecurity and consumer-grade experience
E509 Joe McMahon, Senior Director of Special Programs at Iron EagleX
15-04-2024
E509 Joe McMahon, Senior Director of Special Programs at Iron EagleX
Today's guest is Joe McMahon, Senior Director of Special Programs at Iron EagleX. Founded in 2018, Iron EagleX is a rapidly growing small business consisting of people out of uniform who have a passion for supporting people in uniform. They are committed to “excellence in execution” and to providing mission-focused, high-quality big data and cyber solutions along with on-the-ground mission support. This ensures that their customers can make the right decisions and take the right actions at the right time rapidly and consistently. Joe is a highly experienced Technology Executive with expertise driving business innovation and transformation for strategic and sustainable growth. He fosters exemplary partnerships with clients and customers at all levels, serving as subject matter expert and liaison across technical and non-technical audiences. Joe helps bridge the gap between technical capabilities and business imperatives, offering a decisive perspective that enhances corporate performance and ensures the integration of seamless, secure and dependable technologies. In today's episode, Joe discusses: His background and the mission of Iron EagleX, His role to oversee multiple programs, manage operations & set technical direction, Five steps to breaking down industry hype around big data, Iron EagleX’s approach from prototype evaluations and specialized pod teams, An insight into how the team are utilizing innovative AI/ML solutions, Why Iron EagleX is a great place to work
E508 James Fiorendino, Senior Research Data Scientist and Sadie O’Neill, Deputy Director of Data Science at Two Six Technologies
08-04-2024
E508 James Fiorendino, Senior Research Data Scientist and Sadie O’Neill, Deputy Director of Data Science at Two Six Technologies
Today's guests are James Fiorendino, Senior Research Data Scientist and Sadie O’Neill, Deputy Director of Data Science at Two Six Technologies. Founded in 2021, Two Six Technologies build, deploy and implement innovative products that solve the world’s most complex challenges today. Through unrivaled collaboration and unwavering trust, they push the boundaries of what’s possible to empower their team and support their customers in building a safer global future. Through private R&D, relentless innovation and deep technical expertise in cyber, information operations, data science, electronic systems, mobility, and user experience, Two Six Technologies serve customers that include DARPA, the Department of State, U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security and beyond. Their leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in data science, cybersecurity, R&D and more, which enables them to provide effective solutions that help clients around the world meet their mission needs. In today's episode, Sadie and James talk about: Their non-traditional journeys to joining Two Six Technologies, An overview of their next-gen security platform and diverse products, The day-to-day life of the Data Science team, Excitement for their "Discover Next" platform leveraging large language models, Valuing diverse backgrounds, problem-solving and skill development, What makes Two Six Technologies a great place to work
ServiceNow Series E155: Gino Sferra, Managing Director of Platforms at Accenture Federal Services
03-04-2024
ServiceNow Series E155: Gino Sferra, Managing Director of Platforms at Accenture Federal Services
Today's guest is Gino Sferra, Managing Director of Platforms at Accenture Federal Services. Headquartered in Virginia, Accenture Federal Services believe nothing matters more than helping the federal government do the extraordinary things it takes to make the nation stronger, safer and life better for everyone. They bring the most advanced R&D, the latest technologies, and human-centered design together with the power and commercial innovation of Accenture’s global network to the federal government. With more than 10 years of experience running complex, large-scale Platforms implementations for federal agencies, Gino has helped government C-suite executives maximize their investments in SaaS products. As MD for their Platforms work at the AFS Energy account, he supports pre-sales, sales, project mobilization and delivery oversight, as well as advocateing for developing and empowering their people. Gino provides solution advisory support to government clients, aiming to be their partner of choice to guide them on their Digital Transformation journey. In this episode, Gino will discuss: His journey to leading the ServiceNow federal business at Accenture, How Accenture leverages ServiceNow beyond IT, transforming federal processes, AFS’s focus on ERP modernization with ServiceNow integration, Prioritizing generative AI, cybersecurity and governance for ServiceNow, Seeking diverse talent passionate about mission-driven work
E507 Mark Brady, Deputy Chief Data Officer for TRMC at KBR
01-04-2024
E507 Mark Brady, Deputy Chief Data Officer for TRMC at KBR
Today's guest is Mark Brady, Deputy Chief Data Officer for TRMC (Test Resource Management Center) at KBR. KBR partner with government and industry clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, KBR's employees are ready to handle projects and missions from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance. Whether at the bottom of the ocean or in outer space, their clients trust them to deliver the impossible on a daily basis. Mark works as the Deputy Chief Data Officer of the Test Resource Management Center at KBR, which provides testing and evaluation capabilities to develop, acquire, field and sustain reliable and effective weapons systems to meet current and future needs of the warfighter. In previous roles with the US Space Force, Air Force Space Command, Department of Justice and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Mark established the first data management programs and data policies for all four organizations. In today's episode, Mark talks about: His fascinating background and journey to KBR, Advocating next-gen data management to tackle low Data Science maturity, Why Data as a pipeline is vital for Next Generation data management, Addressing AI safety concerns with six laws, Building diverse data teams by prioritizing skills and training, Key skills needed to excel in the data world
ServiceNow Series E154: Shannon Chapman, Director of IT Service Delivery at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
27-03-2024
ServiceNow Series E154: Shannon Chapman, Director of IT Service Delivery at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Today's guest is Shannon Chapman, Director of IT Service Delivery at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Founded in 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the premier innovator in the cruise line industry for nearly 60 years. They were the first to eliminate set dining times and provide guests with the freedom to cruise on their timetable to over 450 incredible destinations around the world. In the coming years, Norwegian’s commitment to innovation will continue to raise the bar for the cruise industry. Shannon leads their ServiceNow team to enable delivery of IT Services to end-users. She partners with business owners and IT service owners to implement automation and achieve overall labor cost-savings, along with improving the user experience. Shannon and her team manages the end-to-end development lifecycle and leads the creation, implementation and streamlining of IT Service Management processes. She also leads delivery of ServiceNow development along with overall platform manageability including upgrades. In this episode, Shannon will discuss: Her background and ServiceNow journey to date, Her current work in prioritizing ServiceNow enhancements for NCLH, Boosting ServiceNow adoption with personalized work anniversary celebrations, Enhancing the workplace experience by streamlining hardware asset management for efficiency, Automating credit card merchant tracking to significantly reduce processing time, How the automated test framework cuts testing time & streamlines ServiceNow upgrades, Her key advice for a successful platform implementation
ServiceNow Series E153: Amy Giovannucci, Platforms Capability Lead & Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services
20-03-2024
ServiceNow Series E153: Amy Giovannucci, Platforms Capability Lead & Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services
Today's guest is Amy Giovannucci, Platforms Capability Lead & Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services. Headquartered in Virginia, Accenture Federal Services believe nothing matters more than helping the federal government do the extraordinary things it takes to make the nation stronger, safer and life better for everyone. They bring the most advanced R&D, the latest technologies, and human-centered design together with the power and commercial innovation of Accenture’s global network to the federal government. Amy has been invested and passionate for over 20 years in Digital Transformation, Digital Platforms, Operating Models, Centers of Excellence, User and Customer Experience, and Service Management within the Government sector. In her current role with Accenture Federal Services, she leads a group of incredible digital platform practitioners who are working to improve, digitize and change the way that the Federal government works and the way citizens consume services. In this episode, Amy talks about: Her 17 years of experience at Accenture, focusing on ServiceNow & platforms, Their focus on ERP transformation, digital platforms growth & converged solutions, Using Generative AI solutions for federal efficiency, personalization and support, Hyper growth with a Gen AI focus and diverse capabilities expansion, Team-focused leadership, adaptability & career support in hyper-growth situations, Accenture’s strength in evolving talent, collaboration & impactful federal mission work
ServiceNow Series E152: Paul Handly, Chief Technology Officer at Chenega
18-03-2024
ServiceNow Series E152: Paul Handly, Chief Technology Officer at Chenega
Today's guest is Paul Handly, Chief Technology Officer at Chenega. Ranked as the most successful Alaska Native village corporation, Chenega's mission is to achieve sustainable growth in their businesses to support shareholders in their journey to self-sufficiency, actively manage their lands, and uphold their cultural traditions and values. Established in 1974, Chenega today continues to deliver value and innovative solutions to their customers while building equity and providing benefits to their Native shareholders. Paul is a proven technology executive specializing in revenue growth through technology innovation. His experience involves driving business value and rapid growth through effective management and strategy. Paul demonstrates a unique combination of strategic leadership and tactical know-how to accomplish business objectives. He also has hands-on experience leading diverse teams to successfully create, market and deliver products and services on time and within budget. In this episode, Paul talks about: His background in National Park Services & geospatial technology, Making the transition to Chief Technology Officer, An overview of they work they do at Chenega, Challenges his team are working on within the federal sector, Their success in leadership, exceptional performance and unique culture, The future of Chenega from shifting to customer focus and utilizing GenAI, The shift from gig economy to longer-term federal engagements