AI Mentors E45:  Bill Schmarzo, Chief Innovation Officer at Hitachi Vantara


Welcome to episode 45 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 Bill Schmarzo, Chief Innovation Officer at Hitachi Vantara. Bill Schmarzo is regarded as one of the top Digital Transformation influencers on Big Data and Data Science. His career spans over 30 years in data warehousing, BI and advanced analytics. Currently, “The Dean of Big Data” guides Hitachi Vantara's technology strategy and drives “co-creation” efforts with select customers to leverage IoT and analytics to power digital transformation.

Bill formerly served as CTO of Big Data at Dell EMC and as the VP of Analytics at Yahoo! Bill is passionate about teaching his students and followers how to Think Like a Data Scientist, an approach advocating the capacity to learn concepts and methodologies, enabling transferable skills in a world driven by the rapid introduction and adoption of new tools and open source frameworks.

In the episode, Bill will tell you about:

How he got interested in Data Analytics 

What he learned during his time with Yahoo and Dell EMC 

Balancing his day-to-day work along with writing books 

Building his team at Hitachi Vantara 

What you’ll learn from ‘The Art of Thinking like a Data Scientist’ 

What he loves about his job 

Advice on how to make the most out of your career 

To find out more about Bill and his work at Hitachi Vantara, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @HitachiVantara. You can also follow him on Twitter @schmarzo or connect with Bill on Linkedin

What were your key learns from Bill'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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