Data Radicals

Stories from the people who use data to see things nobody else can.

This is a show for leaders in data and technology. Join us to hear cutting-edge insights about data-driven decision making and creating a data culture.
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Stories from the people who use data to see things nobody else can.

This is a show for leaders in data and technology. Join us to hear cutting-edge insights about data-driven decision making and creating a data culture.
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Data Radicals

Stories from the people who use data to see things nobody else can.

This is a show for leaders in data and technology. Join us to hear cutting-edge insights about data-driven decision making and creating a data culture.
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Episodes

The Beginning of Business Intelligence
Bernard Liautaud, Founder, Business Objects & Managing Partner, Balderton Capital

In the world of business intelligence, there are few businesses like BusinessObjects. Founder Bernard Liautaud discusses how startup success was fueled by more than just a great product — it took a culture (both data culture and workplace culture) and leadership by example.

Bernard Liautaud, Managing Partner, Balderton Capital

Knowledge Graphs 101
Kendall Clark, Founder & CEO, Stardog

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs are having a moment. Learn how Kendall Clark’s unconventional path from philosophy PhD to data scientist prepared him to found Stardog, which creates a semantic layer for your data fabric and today counts NASA as a customer.

Knowledge Graphs 101 with Kendall Clark

Radical Data Politics
Wendy Turner-Williams, CDO at Tableau

How do you change culture? First, speak softly and carry great data. Second, master tips from Tableau’s CDO on how to be a data changemaker and people influencer, with a steady eye to your org chart.

Radical Data Politics with Wendy Turner-Williams

Data is a Weapon
Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General

Think changing the data culture at your organization is hard? Try doing it in the U.S. military. Stan McChrystal shares his experiences on improving how data is gathered, shared, and leveraged —drawing on his time as a four-star general leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General

The Data on the Chief of Data
Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners

The “D” in “CDO” stands for “data.” But it could also stand for the dexterity needed to get boots-on-the-ground buy-in across the organization. NewVantage Partners founder and CEO Randy Bean shares his insights on how to set up the modern CDO for success.

Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners

The Death and Rebirth of Data Privacy
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, the #1 CPO and CEO of PrivacyCode

To a data scientist, data privacy is anathema. Yet to the next generation, it’s a foundational right. How can we adapt? Michelle Finneran Dennedy was one of the first to bring privacy to the C-suite, and in this talk she shares how the role has evolved with advice to future CPOs.

Data Radical Podcast Guest: Michelle Finneran Dennedy

Data Quality Is a Risky Business
Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye

Growth in any industry usually requires innovation. But when you challenge the status quo, you encounter different levels of risk. Bigeye CEO and former Uber data scientist Kyle Kirwan details his experiences on finding the balance between innovation and risk.

Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye

The Science Behind Quitting
Christie Aschwanden, Former Lead Science Writer at FiveThirtyEight

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science writer, who was the first to report on key issues in reproducibility in sports science. In this episode, Satyen and Christie discuss the problems in science today (and how we can fix them!).

Christie Aschawand

Your Path to CDO Superstardom
Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson

Fools rush into the wrong CDO role. How can future CDOs flip the script, and identify opportunities to which they’re well matched? Peter Jackson, seasoned CDO, shares tips on how to pick the right company and role to launch your CDO career.

Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson

Super Chickens & the Productivity Pecking Order
Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness

Facts don’t always speak for themselves — and the truth won’t always set us free. In this episode, Satyen and Margaret discuss whistleblowers, how to convince people of tough truths with data, and why a team of “super chickens” can undermine productivity.

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness

Attacking Data Literacy
Cindy Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot

Cindi Howson is an expert in business intelligence with more than 20 years experience. In this episode, Cindi and Satyen discuss the value of data literacy, the evolution of Business Intelligence, and how enterprises can undertake their own data transformation.

Cindy Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot

Your Guide to Corporate Controversies
Amir Efrati, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The Information

In this episode, Amir discusses the Facebook Papers, controversies around self-driving cars, and the relationship between data-driven decisions and transparency. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, and you won’t want to miss it.

Making Big Data an Asset in Medicine
Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel

Michelle Hoiseth is the Chief Data Officer at Parexel, a $2.5B global provider of biopharmaceutical services. In this episode, Michelle uncovers the top data problems in the pharmaceturical industry, and shares her advice for promoting a data culture at scale.

Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel

How to be a Data Cheerleader
Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook

Caroline Carruthers, author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook, is a seasoned CDO and data cheerleader. In this episode, learn her tips for seizing success as a CDO, and how to promote data literacy at a large organization.

Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook

The Reign of Specialists is Over
David Epstein, Bestselling Author of Range

This episode features David Epstein, #1 New York Times bestseller of the books Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and The Sports Gene. In this episode, David and Satyen discuss the value of a generalized education, the explore/exploit tradeoff, and why managers should encourage exploration in their organizations.

David Epstein, Bestselling Author of Range
Emerging from the Data Dark Ages
Jennifer Belissent, Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake

This episode features Jennifer Belissent, expert data strategist and former research analyst at Forrester. Jennifer is a leading voice on data literacy, data management, and data strategy. In this episode, Satyen and Jennifer discuss the value of data literacy, the three pillars of data governance, and how CDOs can build a data culture.

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake
Forging a Culture of Data Governance
Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting

This episode features Bob Seiner, data governance expert and author of Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success. In this episode, Bob and Satyen discuss how to communicate about data, how to improve data governance at your company, and how to integrate these lessons to create a data culture.

Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting
The Secret to Data Storytelling
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data

This episode features Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, founder & CEO of Storytelling with Data, and author of two best-selling books, “Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! and Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals,” which have helped tens of thousands of students tell powerful data stories.

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data
Data Governance: It’s the Final Frontier
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions

This episode features Paola Saibene, principal at Teknion Data Solutions and former CTO of the State of Hawaii. Paola is a seasoned data executive, having served as a CIO, CSO and Global Privacy Officer and VP at multi-billion dollar organizations around the world.

Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions

Episodes

Bernard Liautaud, Managing Partner, Balderton Capital
The Beginning of Business Intelligence
Founder, Business Objects & Managing Partner, Balderton Capital

In the world of business intelligence, there are few businesses like BusinessObjects. Founder Bernard Liautaud discusses how startup success was fueled by more than just a great product — it took a culture (both data culture and workplace culture) and leadership by example.

Knowledge Graphs 101 with Kendall Clark
Knowledge Graphs 101
Kendall Clark, Founder & CEO, Stardog

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs are having a moment. Learn how Kendall Clark’s unconventional path from philosophy PhD to data scientist prepared him to found Stardog, which creates a semantic layer for your data fabric and today counts NASA as a customer.

Radical Data Politics with Wendy Turner-Williams

Radical Data Politics
Wendy Turner-Williams, CDO at Tableau

How do you change culture? First, speak softly and carry great data. Second, master tips from Tableau’s CDO on how to be a data changemaker and people influencer, with a steady eye to your org chart.

Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General
Data is a Weapon
Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General

Think changing the data culture at your organization is hard? Try doing it in the U.S. military. Stan McChrystal shares his experiences on improving how data is gathered, shared, and leveraged —drawing on his time as a four-star general leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners
The Data on the Chief of Data
Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners

The “D” in “CDO” stands for “data.” But it could also stand for the dexterity needed to get boots-on-the-ground buy-in across the organization. NewVantage Partners founder and CEO Randy Bean shares his insights on how to set up the modern CDO for success.

Data Radical Podcast Guest: Michelle Finneran Dennedy
The Death and Rebirth of Data Privacy
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, the #1 CPO and CEO of PrivacyCode

To a data scientist, data privacy is anathema. Yet to the next generation, it’s a foundational right. How can we adapt? Michelle Finneran Dennedy was one of the first to bring privacy to the C-suite, and in this talk she shares how the role has evolved with advice to future CPOs.

Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye
Data Quality Is a Risky Business
Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye

Growth in any industry usually requires innovation. But when you challenge the status quo, you encounter different levels of risk. Bigeye CEO and former Uber data scientist Kyle Kirwan details his experiences on finding the balance between innovation and risk.

Christie Aschawand
The Science Behind Quitting
Christie Aschwanden, Former Lead Science Writer at FiveThirtyEight

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science writer, who was the first to report on key issues in reproducibility in sports science. In this episode, Satyen and Christie discuss the problems in science today (and how we can fix them!).

Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson
Your Path to CDO Superstardom
Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson

Fools rush into the wrong CDO role. How can future CDOs flip the script, and identify opportunities to which they’re well matched? Peter Jackson, seasoned CDO, shares tips on how to pick the right company and role to launch your CDO career.

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness
Super Chickens & the Productivity Pecking Order
Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness

Facts don’t always speak for themselves — and the truth won’t always set us free. In this episode, Satyen and Margaret discuss whistleblowers, how to convince people of tough truths with data, and why a team of “super chickens” can undermine productivity.

Cindy Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot
Attacking Data Literacy
Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot

Cindi Howson is an expert in business intelligence with more than 20 years experience. In this episode, Cindi and Satyen discuss the value of data literacy, the evolution of Business Intelligence, and how enterprises can undertake their own data transformation.

Amir Efrati, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The Information
Your Guide to Corporate Controversies
Amir Efrati, Co-Founder And Executive Editor, The Information

In this episode, Amir discusses the Facebook Papers, controversies around self-driving cars, and the relationship between data-driven decisions and transparency. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, and you won’t want to miss it.

Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel
Making Big Data an Asset in Medicine
Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel

Michelle Hoiseth is the Chief Data Officer at Parexel, a $2.5B global provider of biopharmaceutical services. In this episode, Michelle uncovers the top data problems in the pharmaceturical industry, and shares her advice for promoting a data culture at scale.

Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook
How to be a Data Cheerleader
Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook

Caroline Carruthers, author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook, is a seasoned CDO and data cheerleader. In this episode, learn her tips for seizing success as a CDO, and how to promote data literacy at a large organization.

David Epstein, Bestselling Author of Range
The Reign of Specialists is Over
David Epstein, Bestselling Author of Range

This episode features David Epstein, #1 New York Times bestseller of the books Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and The Sports Gene. In this episode, David and Satyen discuss the value of a generalized education, the explore/exploit tradeoff, and why managers should encourage exploration in their organizations.

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake
Emerging from the Data Dark Ages
Jennifer Belissent, Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake
This episode features Jennifer Belissent, expert data strategist and former research analyst at Forrester. Jennifer is a leading voice on data literacy, data management, and data strategy. In this episode, Satyen and Jennifer discuss the value of data literacy, the three pillars of data governance, and how CDOs can build a data culture.
Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting
Forging a Culture of Data Governance
Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting
This episode features Bob Seiner, data governance expert and author of “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success.” In this episode, Bob and Satyen discuss how to communicate about data, how to improve data governance at your company, and how to integrate these lessons to create a data culture.
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data
The Secret to Data Storytelling
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data
This episode features Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, founder & CEO of Storytelling with Data, and author of two best-selling books, “storytelling with data: let’s practice!” and “storytelling with data: a data visualization guide for business professionals,” which have helped tens of thousands of students tell powerful data stories.
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions
Data Governance: It’s the Final Frontier
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions
This episode features Paola Saibene, principal at Teknion Data Solutions and former CTO of Hawaii. Paola is a seasoned data executive, having served as a CIO, CSO and Global Privacy Officer and VP at multi-billion dollar organizations around the world.

Episodes

Bernard Liautaud, Managing Partner, Balderton Capital

The Beginning of Business Intelligence
Bernard Liautaud, Founder, Business Objects & Managing Partner, Balderton Capital

In the world of business intelligence, there are few businesses like BusinessObjects. Founder Bernard Liautaud discusses how startup success was fueled by more than just a great product — it took a culture (both data culture and workplace culture) and leadership by example.

Knowledge Graphs 101 with Kendall Clark

Knowledge Graphs 101
Kendall Clark, Founder & CEO, Stardog

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs are having a moment. Learn how Kendall Clark’s unconventional path from philosophy PhD to data scientist prepared him to found Stardog, which creates a semantic layer for your data fabric and today counts NASA as a customer.

Radical Data Politics with Wendy Turner-Williams

Radical Data Politics
Wendy Turner-Williams, CDO at Tableau

How do you change culture? First, speak softly and carry great data. Second, master tips from Tableau’s CDO on how to be a data changemaker and people influencer, with a steady eye to your org chart.

Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General
Data is a Weapon
Stan McChrystal, Retired US Army General

Think changing the data culture at your organization is hard? Try doing it in the U.S. military. Stan McChrystal shares his experiences on improving how data is gathered, shared, and leveraged —drawing on his time as a four-star general leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners
The Data on the Chief of Data
Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners

The “D” in “CDO” stands for “data.” But it could also stand for the dexterity needed to get boots-on-the-ground buy-in across the organization. NewVantage Partners founder and CEO Randy Bean shares his insights on how to set up the modern CDO for success.

Data Radical Podcast Guest: Michelle Finneran Dennedy
The Death and Rebirth of Data Privacy
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, the #1 CPO and CEO of PrivacyCode

To a data scientist, data privacy is anathema. Yet to the next generation, it’s a foundational right. How can we adapt? Michelle Finneran Dennedy was one of the first to bring privacy to the C-suite, and in this talk she shares how the role has evolved with advice to future CPOs.

Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye
Data Quality Is a Risky Business
Kyle Kirwan, Co-Founder and CEO of BigEye

Growth in any industry usually requires innovation. But when you challenge the status quo, you encounter different levels of risk. Bigeye CEO and former Uber data scientist Kyle Kirwan details his experiences on finding the balance between innovation and risk.

Christie Aschawand
The Science Behind Quitting
Christie Aschwanden, Former Lead Science Writer at FiveThirtyEight

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science writer, who was the first to report on key issues in reproducibility in sports science. In this episode, Satyen and Christie discuss the problems in science today (and how we can fix them!).

Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson
Your Path to CDO Superstardom
Peter Jackson, Co-Founder & Director, Carruthers and Jackson

Fools rush into the wrong CDO role. How can future CDOs flip the script, and identify opportunities to which they’re well matched? Peter Jackson, seasoned CDO, shares tips on how to pick the right company and role to launch your CDO career.

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness
Super Chickens & the Productivity Pecking Order
Dr. Margaret Heffernan, 5-time CEO and Author of Willful Blindness

Facts don’t always speak for themselves — and the truth won’t always set us free. In this episode, Satyen and Margaret discuss whistleblowers, how to convince people of tough truths with data, and why a team of “super chickens” can undermine productivity.

Cindy Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot
Attacking Data Literacy
Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot

Cindi Howson is an expert in business intelligence with more than 20 years experience. In this episode, Cindi and Satyen discuss the value of data literacy, the evolution of Business Intelligence, and how enterprises can undertake their own data transformation.

Amir Efrati, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The Information
Your Guide to Corporate Controversies
Amir Efrati, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The Information

In this episode, Amir discusses the Facebook Papers, controversies around self-driving cars, and the relationship between data-driven decisions and transparency. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, and you won’t want to miss it.

Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel
Making Big Data an Asset in Medicine
Michelle Hoiseth, CDO, Parexel

Michelle Hoiseth is the Chief Data Officer at Parexel, a $2.5B global provider of biopharmaceutical services. In this episode, Michelle uncovers the top data problems in the pharmaceturical industry, and shares her advice for promoting a data culture at scale.

Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook
How to be a Data Cheerleader
Caroline Carruthers, Co-Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook

Caroline Carruthers, author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook, is a seasoned CDO and data cheerleader. In this episode, learn her tips for seizing success as a CDO, and how to promote data literacy at a large organization.

David Epstein, Bestselling Author of Range
The Reign of Specialists is Over
David Epstein,
Bestselling Author of Range

This episode features David Epstein, #1 New York Times bestseller of the books Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and The Sports Gene. In this episode, David and Satyen discuss the value of a generalized education, the explore/exploit tradeoff, and why managers should encourage exploration in their organizations.

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake
Emerging from the Data Dark Ages
Jennifer Belissent,
Principal Data Strategist at Snowflake
This episode features Jennifer Belissent, expert data strategist and former research analyst at Forrester. Jennifer is a leading voice on data literacy, data management, and data strategy. In this episode, Satyen and Jennifer discuss the value of data literacy, the three pillars of data governance, and how CDOs can build a data culture.
Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting
Forging a Culture of Data Governance
Bob Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting
This episode features Bob Seiner, data governance expert and author of “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success.” In this episode, Bob and Satyen discuss how to communicate about data, how to improve data governance at your company, and how to integrate these lessons to create a data culture.
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data
The Secret to Data Storytelling
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder & CEO, Storytelling with Data
This episode features Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, founder & CEO of Storytelling with Data, and author of two best-selling books, “storytelling with data: let’s practice!” and “storytelling with data: a data visualization guide for business professionals,” which have helped tens of thousands of students tell powerful data stories.
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions
Data Governance: It’s the Final Frontier
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion Data Solutions
This episode features Paola Saibene, principal at Teknion Data Solutions and former CTO of Hawaii. Paola is a seasoned data executive, having served as a CIO, CSO and Global Privacy Officer and VP at multi-billion dollar organizations around the world.

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About The Data Radicals Podcast

Some people can see things that nobody else can. They seem to be able to peer around corners and into the future. These seemingly supernatural powers come from being able to synthesize the data all around us. They approach problems with a curious and rational mind. They think differently and encourage others to embrace data culture.

We call them “data radicals” because they transform themselves and the world around them.

In this podcast, we talk to these data radicals to understand what makes their approach so unique, and how it can be replicated.

Satyen Sangani, founder and CEO of Alation
About the host:

Satyen Sangani
Co-founder & CEO of Alation

 

Who wants to empower a curious and rational world? Satyen does. He’s the founder and CEO of Alation, on a mission to fundamentally improve the way data consumers, creators, and stewards find, understand, and trust data.

Satyen Sangani, founder and CEO of Alation
About the host:

Satyen Sangani
Founder & CEO of Alation

Who wants to empower a curious and rational world? Satyen does. He’s the founder and CEO of Alation, on a mission to fundamentally improve the way data consumers, creators, and stewards find, understand, and trust data.

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