Dr Adam Sroka, Head of Machine Learning Engineering at Origami Energy, is an experienced data and AI leader helping organisations unlock value from data by delivering enterprise-scale solutions and building high-performing data and analytics teams from the ground up. Adam shares his thoughts and ideas through public speaking, tech community events, on his blog, and in his podcast.
Many organisations aren’t getting the most out of their data and many data professionals struggle to communicate their results or the complexity and value of their work in a way that business stakeholders can relate to. Being able to understand both the technology and how it translates to real benefits is key.
Simply hiring the most capable people often isn’t enough. The solution is a mix of clear and explicit communication, strong fundamentals and engineering discipline, and an appetite to experiment and iterate to success quickly.
If this is something you’re struggling with – either as an organisation finding its feet with data and AI or as a data professional – the approaches and systems Adam has developed over his career will be able to help so please reach out.
Cutting-edge data technologies are redefining every industry and adopting these new ways of working can be difficult and frustrating. One day, there will be best practices and playbooks for how to maximise the value from your data and teams, but until then Adam is eager to share his experiences in both business and data and shed some light on what works.
What do you work on?
Currently Adam is building the next generation data and machine learning platform to empower the energy industry to fully unlock the power of renewables. Origami is tackling a huge problem – how to make the energy system greener through smart technology, machine learning, optimisation, and control. This crashes into many domains – from the physical to the financial – bringing interesting challenges for combining and utilising these myriad complex data sources.
What should people reach out to you about?
Adam has transitioned over the last few years from a senior data science role to running a large data consultancy and now building a new, high-performing data team. This has required learning a lot and spending his time thinking about what makes data and analytics teams tick. Adam also shares his advice on what makes the most impact to a data and analytics professional’s career.
What are your goals in joining the MLOps Community?
Meet interesting people, learn as much as possible, surround himself with people that can challenge his way of thinking, and help out as much as possible.