Good MLOps practices are a way to operationalize a more “vertical” practice and blur the boundaries between different stages of “production-ready”. Sometimes you have this idea that production-ready means global availability but with ML products that need to be constantly tested against real-world data, we believe production-ready should be a continuum and that the key person that drives that needs to be the data scientist or the ML engineer.
In this episode
VP of AI, Coveo
Ciro Greco, VP of AI at Coveo. Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience at Milano-Bicocca. Ciro worked as visiting scholar at MIT and as a post-doctoral fellow at Ghent University. In 2017, Ciro founded Tooso.ai, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing. Tooso was acquired by Coveo in 2019. Since then Ciro has been helping Coveo with DataOps and MLOps throughout the turbulent road to IPO.
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 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.