AI Mentors E42: Marco Morales, Senior Director of Data Science at NBCUniversal Media


Welcome to episode 42 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 Marco Morales, Senior Director of Data Science at NBCUniversal Media in New York. As part of the leadership of a corporate-level group that builds data products, develops tools and supports strategic decisions with data across all NBCUniversal business units, Marco is leading the integration of linear and digital forecasting in a unified platform to provide a comprehensive view of the total audience for all NBCUniversal's TV properties.

Marco has successfully architected and led a team of data scientists, data engineers and consultants to migrate data and forecasting pipelines that feed the forecasting platform to open-source which reduced data and forecasting processing time by 50%. He also provided methodological guidance and led the development of novel methodologies to automate monitoring of 5K+ forecasts in production, including early indicators of changes in TV viewership. 

In the episode, Marco will discuss:

Transitioning from Political Science into Data Science

Transferring his current skills into his new career

The role of Social Science in Data Science

Defining the problem you are looking to solve

How AI will further impact the customer experience in media

To find out more about Marco and his work at NBC Universal, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @NBCUniversal. You can also connect with him on Linkedin.

What were your key learns from Marco'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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