E28 Kenneth Schwartz, VP of Innovation and Analytics at HealthFirst 

Today’s guest is Kenneth Schwartz, VP of Innovation and Analytics at HealthFirst. Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.4 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans for their customers.

Kenneth is responsible for Healthfirst’s Analytics Delivery, Data Science and Advanced Analytics teams delivering insights that improve the health of New Yorkers. Building capabilities in machine learning, text analytics and graph analysis that combined within a great user experience become first-class Data Products that empower business users throughout the company.

In the show, Kenneth will discuss:

How he transitioned into a career in tech and data science

The interesting work he does at Healthfirst

Challenges of working with legacy data

The benefits they are making to people’s lives

How to make the most out of AI and Data Science in your business

E27 Gabi Steele, Data Visualisation Manager at WeWork

Today’s guest is Gabi Steele, Data Visualization Manager at WeWork in New York City. The focus of Gabi’s work is at the intersection of data storytelling, community building and enterprise innovation. Gabi also co-designed and runs Data Cult, which is an innovative experience which empowers employees to solve real business problems using data.

Gabi leads data visualization and innovation at WeWork, which is the platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life’s work. It is their mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

In the show, Gabi will tell you about:

How she became involved in the tech world

Interesting projects she is working on at WeWork

Effectively using your technical skills to improve business decision-making

Improving communication skills

How to get involved in data visualization and storytelling

Advice on how to become successful in your career