E21 Ilya Meyzin, VP of Data Science Strategy and Operations at Dun & Bradstreet

Vice President of Data Science Strategy and Operations at Dun & Bradstreet Ilya Meyzin discusses D&B’s data science projects in advanced anomaly detection, the top skills you need to be a great scientist, the importance of understanding your business needs, being an effective communicator and more on episode 21 of AI Mentors

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E21 Ilya Meyzin, VP of Data Science Strategy and Operations at Dun & Bradstreet

In today’s episode, our guest is Ilya Meyzin. Ilya is the Vice President of Data Science Strategy and Operations at Dun & Bradstreet in New York.  Ilya leads innovation initiatives such as graph network analysis, anomaly detection, unstructured text synthesis at Dun & Bradstreet as well as business development efforts and delivery of selected customer projects.

Ilya has a has corporate strategy, business transformation and data science experience spanning 15 years in multiple industries, countries and enterprise domains. He previously advised Fortune 500 and private equity clients on growth strategy, market entry and conducted commercial due diligence on businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-billion multinationals.

Ilya has also participated in briefings to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee on Big Data analytics and also contributed to a white paper on Big Data, which was delivered to the Chinese State Council. Recently, he also delivered a presentation to senior government decision makers on AI trends in the private sector.

In the show, Ilya will tell you about:

  • How he became involved in Data Science
  • D&B’s data science projects in advanced anomaly detection
  • Data Science: hype v reality
  • The top skills you need for a career in Data Science
  • The importance of understanding your business needs
  • Advice on how to improve your communication skills
  • How to be a stand out Data Scientist

E20 Sidney Madison Prescott, VP of Intelligent Process Automation at BNY Mellon

Today’s guest on the show is Sidney Madison Prescott, who is the Vice President of Intelligent Process Automation at BNY Mellon. BNY Mellon partner with internal business units to strategize ways to transform business processes through robotic automation. As a result of Intelligent Process implementations, employees are freed up from general swivel chair activities to handle more value add tasks for their extensive clientele.

After spending the past few years of her career in the cognitive automation space, Sidney knows what drives successful global robotics implementations and has excelled at delivering projects resulting in a seven-figure return on investment stats for Fortune 250 companies across the globe.

Sidney has filled many prominent leadership positions in support of women in technology, with an emphasis on driving mentorship programs for young professionals. This includes a stint with the American Association of University Women as a campus chapter President. Sidney was also recently nominated by the USA Women in Payments awards committee and a group of her peers, as a coveted “Rising Star in Payments” 2019 award recipient.

In the episode, Sidney will tell you about:

  • What her work involves at BNY Mellon
  • How she got involved in a Data Science career
  • Making the transition from academia to industry
  • How to build and manage the ideal Data Science team
  • Redefining the stereotypical IT professional
  • Advice on bringing your unique offering to a business

E19 Jim Harper, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder with Sonde Health

 Today’s guest is Jim Harper, who is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Sonde Health. Sonde Health is a digital medicine company based in Boston who are developing a voice-based technology platform with the potential to transform the way we monitor and diagnose mental and physical health.

Sonde Health’s goal is to build new ways to follow mental and physical health to help you and your care team understand your health more completely so you know when and how to get the right help. They have the potential to advance their understanding of what it means to be and feel well.

In the show, Jim will tell you about:

  • His interesting research in biotechnology
  • Making the move from academia to industry
  • Top tips on working with the problem you are looking to solve
  • The importance of working with small data
  • Being passionate about your career
  • The fascinating projects at Sonde Health

E18 Eben Esterhuizen, Senior Director of Data Science at Schireson

Today’s guest is Eben Esterhuizen who is the Senior Director of Data Science at Schireson in New York. Schireson is a leading data science firm delivering transformative solutions in marketing and media.

Schierson believes the transformational potential of data science requires the combination of superior technical capabilities and deep business context. This allows them to solve key business issues for clients and drive meaningful improvements to revenue and profitability.

Eben has extensive experience developing Python applications and an in-depth understanding of machine learning, statistical analysis and natural language processing. He also has a strong managerial and sales background with senior level-local and international experience. 

In the show, Eben will discuss:

  • How he became interested in a career in AI and Machine Learning
  • Interesting projects they are working on at Schireson
  • The good and bad with the rise of Artificial Intelligence in society
  • The growing trend of Explainable AI
  • Tools and techniques needed to upskill into XAI
  • How to become a stand out Data Scientist