Gradient Flow #34: Modernizing Data Governance, DataOps for ML, Declarative Interfaces

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Data Exchange podcast

  • Injecting Software Engineering Practices and Rigor into Data Governance  As the amount and importance of data grows within organizations, there is growing interest in tools that enable them to strategically utilize, manage, and unlock their data resources. I speak with Steve Touw, cofounder and CTO of Immuta,  a startup at the forefront of data governance, data discovery, data privacy and security.

  • AI Beyond Automation   Jenn Webb and I sit down with Jerry Overton, who up until recently served as a DXC Fellow, Head of AI at DXC Technology. One of the things we discussed was his leadership role in helping establish a Center of Excellence for AI within DXC.

Data & Machine Learning Tools and Infrastructure

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  • Graph Deep Learning    Slides from a recent talk by Simone Scardapane.

  • Unpacking Tiger Global’s Venture Capital playbook

  • Geopolitical Alpha   My first job after academia was as lead quant at a hedge fund and ever since I’ve been an avid reader of books about the industry. My favorite topic to read about (and my favorite hedge fund style) is global macro, which can be broadly described as trades that profit from political or economic events. With that said, you need not be a finance junkie to benefit from this book. The author introduces a broadly applicable and compelling “forecasting framework” that non-traders would benefit from.

  • New AI regulations are coming … Are you ready?    Brush up on three key trends that unite current and proposed AI regulations.

Featured Virtual Conference

I helped put together the outstanding program for the upcoming Data+AI Summit, a FREE virtual conference with over a hundred sessions on data infrastructure, analytics, data science and machine learning. Among the keynote speakers is 2014 Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. This event takes place May 24-28:

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Funding Updates

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Ben Lorica edits the Gradient Flow newsletter. He is co-chair of the Ray Summit, external chair of the NLP Summit, and host of the Data Exchange podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @BigData. This newsletter is produced by Gradient Flow.