AI Mentors E48: Ian Macomber, Director of Analytics at Drizly


Welcome to episode 48 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 Ian Macomber, Director of Analytics at Drizly, who are the world's largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Their customers trust them to be part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. They are there when it matters - committed to life's moments and the people who create them.

Drizly partner with the best retail stores in over 1200 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. In his role, Ian is responsible for leading Drizly's Data Science, Analytics Data Engineering and Business Intelligence teams.

In the episode, Ian will tell you about: 

The work he does at Drizly, the world's largest alcohol marketplace 

How COVID-19 has impacted the business 

The skills he has learned in his experience to date 

Figuring out the real business problems you are looking to solve 

Build vs Buy: the impact of decision making 

Advice to Data Scientists coming into the industry 

To find out more about Ian and his work at Drizly, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @Drizly. You can also connect with him on Linkedin or Twitter @iandmacomber

What were your key learns from Ian'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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