Coffee Sessions #113

Building Better Data Teams

We spent a lot of time talking about data tooling but we maybe spent not as much time talking about data organizations and efficiently running and organizing data teams. What about starting with limitations instead of aspirations? Right constraints instead of the north star? In this session, let's learn more about a realistic take on the state of data organizations of today.

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Leanne Fitzpatrick

Leanne Fitzpatrick

Director of Data Science, Financial Times

Leanne is Director of Data Science at the Financial Times and is a passionate data leader with experience building and developing empowered data science and analytics teams in a variety of businesses. Leanne is in her element when developing and implementing strategic, technical, and cultural solutions to getting machine learning and data science into the operational ecosystem. Leanne is an active part of the data and technology community, sharing innovation and insights to encourage best practices, from Manchester, UK to Austin, TX, and is an Advisory Panel Board Member. Outside of all things data you can ask Leanne about her golf swing (it’s not good - yet), her passion for American Football (specifically the Cincinnati Bengals), her latest sewing project, and her love for good music, food, and whisky.

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Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann

Host

Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.

Mihail Eric

Mihail Eric

Host

Mihail optimizes for impact. he strives to work with talented people to do amazing things. He's an engineer, researcher, and educator that has helped start teams at innovative organizations such as Amazon Alexa and RideOS. Mihail runs Pametan, a consultancy helping companies across verticals deliver machine learning and data-driven solutions to their hardest problems with a special focus on NLP, recommendation systems, tabular data, and computer vision domains. They’ve helped teams deliver 33% lift on key business metrics in <6 weeks. Mihail also built Confetti AI, the premier educational platform for training the next generation of machine learning practitioners.