AI Mentors E03: Justin Fortier, Principal Data Scientist at ViralGains

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Welcome to episode 3 of AI Mentors, the podcast that helps you pave the way for a successful career in the world of Data Science and AI.

Powered by Alldus International the premium AI Workforce Solutions, host Mark Kelly interviews AI Leaders and Data Scientists from around the world about their personal journey to becoming a front-runner in AI. Guests offer practical advice to those interested in becoming a leader in Data Science and AI.

Today’s guest is Justin Fortier, who is a Principal Data Scientist with ViralGains. Justin helped build the AI team at ViralGains, which is a video advertising platform that enables marketers to engage people with relevant brand stories in the venues and contexts that people most favor.

Justin is an accomplished AI, machine learning and data science executive with more than 20 years of experience developing actionable insights and recommendations, which have driven profitable growth for several industry leaders. Justin has also built world-class data science teams and regularly speaks about the equal effectiveness of both business and technology.

In this episode, Justin will discuss:

  • What he loves about his job as a Data Scientist
  • How to add value to your business using Data Science
  • Making the move from working in Academia into Industry
  • Advice on how to make the most of your Data Science career
  • The importance of focusing on the problem you are looking to solve

What were your key learns from Justin’s podcast? What takeaways did you gain from the show to help in your Data Science career? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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