The Data Standard

Data Standard Audio Experience with Guest Alon Honig, Vice President of Cloud Data Architect
Host Darren Kaplan speaks with Alon Honig, the Vice President of Cloud Data Architect at Sotheby’s, about building high performance data teams and the importance of mindfulness.

Episode Summary

Alon goes on to speak about his history in finance. After he graduated from college, he realized that tech is the way of the future and began his journey as a data scientist. He explains the challenges young data scientists face on their way to the top.
He found himself a part of a small startup that grew very suddenly, hiring thousands of people overnight. The amount of data generated grew exponentially, making it super-hard to analyze and implement correctly.
He explains how hyper growth affects employees and how the stress that follows makes it hard to balance work and private affairs. Alon talks about the tough times he had working in a fast-growing company and shares a few tips on handling stress and staying mentally healthy.
The last part of the podcast addresses the challenges of remote working during the COVID pandemic. He says that a peaceful mind and discipline are key to success and explains why it’s ok to make short-term plans according to the current situation. He describes how self-growth depends on being ready to change habits for the better. It’s the smallest of changes that make the most significant differences.

Meet the Hosts

Darren-Kaplan

Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs
Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Alon Honig

VP – Cloud Data Architect at Sotheby’s
Alon Honig is an experienced data scientist with extensive knowledge of python. He spent the last five years perfecting the process of extracting data and creating pipelines that improve data analytics.