The Data Standard

Data Standard Audio Experience with Host Darren Kaplan and Guest Ryan Deeds
Host Darren Kaplan sits down with Ryan Deeds, VP of Data at Assurex Global and “Data Practitioner” to discuss the importance of being able to adapt in tech as static knowledge becomes obsolete.

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Data Standard, host Darren Kaplan talks about the importance of adapting in tech as known best practices become obsolete with Ryan Deeds, VP of Data at Assurex Global.

Nowadays, almost every vertical depends on data. It is used to fuel business decisions and forecasts. However, data practices are not the same as they were just ten years ago. Knowing when to discard the proven methods and risks and adopt new ones is a great skill and comes from years of experience.

It especially applies to sub-niches within an industry. Technology-driven progress is so rapid that you will probably end up without work if you don’t move fast. The ability to learn, respond, and adapt to changes, particularly in the data field, is vital for success.

The questions that follow are “How to tell when you need to adopt?” “Should you move to another industry to get a better standing?” “How do you know that you’ve hit the sweet spot?”.

If you want to find the answers to these questions and find out what it took our guest to go from an IT help-desk guy to a VP of Data at a global insurance company, tune in with Darren Kaplan and Ryan Deeds.

Meet The Host

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.

Meet The Guest

Ryan Deeds

VP, Technology and Data Management at Assurex Global

Ryan Deeds is an experienced data practitioner. He started as an IT help-desk guy. He ended up in an insurance agency and ended up extracting data. Ryan is now the VP, Technology, and Data Management at Assurex Global, dedicated to helping companies build dashboards and learn how to use data.