E34 Deepna Devkar, VP of Data Science & Engineering at CNN Digital

Today’s guest is Deepna Devkar, Vice President of Data Science & Engineering at CNN Digital where she heads up the Data Intelligence team in New York. She works to understand the CNN audience across devices and build recommendation systems that increase user engagement across all CNN brands.

Deepna has worked primarily in the media industry with strong experience building and leading cross-functional teams. She enjoys working on projects ranging across audience segmentation, content recommendation and personalization. In 2018, she was recognized for her contribution as Folio’s Top Women in Media, Corporate Champion.

In the episode, Deepna will discuss:

Her interesting Data Science journey to joining CNN,

How they are applying Data Science to transform CNN Digital,

Transitioning from academia into industry,

Challenges to be aware of moving into Leadership roles,

How to build a successful Data Science team,

Advice on how to kick start your Data Science career,

And What she loves about her role at CNN.

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