AI Mentors E39: Gokcen Aygenc, Director of Analytics at Blue Apron


Welcome to episode 39 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 Gokcen Aygenc, Director of Analytics at Blue Apron. Founded in 2012, Blue Apron are reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed and consumed. Their core product is the cooking experience with original recipes designed along with fresh, seasonal ingredients directly to customers. They are building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers and the planet.

Gokcen leads a team of data analysts to coordinate demand forecasting related inputs (brand marketing strategies, programs, promotional calendar, launches) for a reconciliation to the financial forecast and procurement schedule. Prior to her current role, she served as an executive at various business analysis roles at Quontigo, Blackberry, Acer, and Hewlett Packard in Istanbul, Dubai and New York. 

In the episode, Gokcen will discuss:

Developing her technical and people skills within different cultures 

How to use predictive analytics effectively within your business 

What to look for in hiring Data Scientists 

The importance of trust and strong relationships with stakeholders 

How to apply Data Analytics successfully to improve the customer experience 

Advice to Data Science Managers on how to maximise ROI 

To find out more about Gokcen and her work at BlueApron, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @blueapron. You can also connect with Gokcen on Linkedin.

What were your key learns from Gokcen'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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