As we kick off Season 2, I was delighted to have Dr Sarah Dods joins me to talk about her passion for Data Science and AI.
Sarah has built her career at the cutting edge of new technologies, with a deep passion for realising economic and social outcomes from technology advances; bridging the gap between invention, market opportunities, and implementable solutions to create value that makes a difference. She is a fan of life-long learning, a driver of diversity, and an incurable optimist.
In this episode we cover:
- How Data and Data science has become it's own industry
- Data V's Technology
- How does Data science and analytics in companies vary.
- How Data science can contribute to business value and ROI.
- Navigating challenges and driving in driving Data Science in organisations.
By background, Dr Sarah Dods is a PhD qualified Physicist/Electrical Engineer with 20+ years of STEM-focused roles. Her career spans Australia’s “deep-tech” innovation system, and includes industrial R&D, and a stint in academia solving problems in the NBN before it existed, co-founding a Silicon Valley spin-out. She has led CSIRO research programs focused on helping our Health embrace Digital, and the Digital Economy, and was responsible for implementing CSIRO’s entrepreneurship program. On the consulting side, she has run her own firm, as well as leading the data science practice at Arq Group. Her corporate experience includes leadership roles with Telstra Health, Australia Post and AGL.