AI Mentors E44: Adam Waksman, Director of Engineering at BlackRock


Welcome to episode 44 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, our top consultant’s interview 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.

Today's guest is Adam Waksman, Director of Engineering at BlackRock. Adam is an Executive Technology Leader with a focus on enterprise software delivery, product strategy, data management and data science, as well as CTO experience and knowledge of organizational design. He is also an accomplished scientist and mathematician, having made scientific contributions across fields in computer science, data science and neuroscience.

BlackRock is a global asset manager who helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, BlackRock's clients turn to them for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. Launching over 30 years ago, their founding mission was to establish a firm that thinks differently about managing investment risks to best serve our clients, and this is still at their core today. 

In the episode, Adam will tell you about:

Transitioning his career into leadership 

Advice to academics moving into industry 

What to expect in your first Data Science role 

What he enjoys about his role 

How to best approach an interview 

What excites him for the future within Data 

Advice on moving into leadership/management roles 

To find out more about Adam and his work at BlackRock, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @blackrock. You can also connect with Adam on Linkedin and Twitter @RealAdamWaksman.

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

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