The relationship between ML Engineers and Product Managers is something that we don't talk about enough. We've got to get this right. If we don't get this right, either you're not focusing on the business problems in the right way or the Product Managers are not going to understand the tech appropriately to help make the right decisions.
In this episode
AI Engineering Manager, Square
Ethan works on the Conversations Team at Square leading a team of Artificial Intelligence Engineers. Ethan's team builds applied AI solutions for Square Messages, a messaging hub for Square merchants to communicate with their customers. Prior to Square, Ethan spent time as a freelance data science consultant building machine learning products for a range of companies, from pre-seed startups to Fortune 100 enterprises. Ethan got his start in data science working at two different e-commerce startups, Birchbox and Dia&Co. Before data science, Ethan was an actual scientist and got his Ph.D. in experimental physics from Columbia University.
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.
Mike Del Balso
Mike is the co-founder of Tecton, where he is focused on building next-generation data infrastructure for Operational ML. Before Tecton, Mike was the PM lead for the Uber Michelangelo ML platform. He was also a product manager at Google where he managed the core ML systems that power Google’s Search Ads business. Previous to that, he worked on Google Maps. He holds a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering summa cum laude from the University of Toronto.