Coffee Sessions #118

How Tech Leaders Build Tech Platforms in their Companies and their Challenges

You don't have infinite resources? Call out your main metrics! Focus on the most impactful things that you could do for your data scientists. Olalekan joined us to talk about his experience previously building a machine learning platform at Scaleout24. From our standpoint, this is the best demonstration and explanation of the role of technical product management in ML that we have on the podcast so far!

Take-aways

- Change management when introducing platform approach - Driving strategy and execution with OKRs for platform teams - Increase success ratio of data science initiatives - Leading and maturing your data tech stack with organizational strategy

In this episode

Olalekan Elesin

Olalekan Elesin

Director of Data Platform & Data Architect, HRS Product Solutions GmbH

Olalekan Elesin is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering data-driven technology solutions that leverages analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He combines experience working across 2 continents and 5 different market segments ranging from telecommunications, e-commerce, online marketplaces, and current business travel. Olalekan built the AI Platform 1.0 at Scout24 and currently leads multiple data teams at HRS Group. He is an AWS Machine Learning Community Hero in his spare time.

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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.

Vishnu Rachakonda

Vishnu Rachakonda

Host

Vishnu Rachakonda is the operations lead for the MLOps Community and co-hosts the MLOps Coffee Sessions podcast. He is a machine learning engineer at Tesseract Health, a 4Catalyzer company focused on retinal imaging. In this role, he builds machine learning models for clinical workflow augmentation and diagnostics in on-device and cloud use cases. Since studying bioengineering at Penn, Vishnu has been actively working in the fields of computational biomedicine and MLOps. In his spare time, Vishnu enjoys suspending all logic to watch Indian action movies, playing chess, and writing.