The Data Standard

Data Standard Audio Experience with Host Darren Kaplan and Guest Sam Strong
Host Darren Kaplan sits down with Sam Strong, Director, West Coast at Keyrus to discuss fostering innovation remotely

Episode Summary

In today’s episode of The Data Standard, Darren and Sam explored how distanced teams can accelerate innovation. Figuring out ways to foster creativity and collaboration in a remote work environment can be challenging. Diving into the world of data science, Sam and Darren discuss the challenges of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key takeaways of this podcast are:

  1. Employees can be productive anywhere, not just at the office. During the pandemic, productive team collaboration has reached new heights using remote collaboration technology. Furthermore, the individual focus has remained strong.
  2. Although team collaboration has been a success, the move to remote working has impacted
    people’s ability to connect with one another on a more personal level. This also flows into a weaker connection to company culture and challenges for learning and development.
  3. Flexibility and choice to work from anywhere are accelerating, with the vast majority of employees believing that their company should embrace some level of working from home. Positively, employees feel trusted by their manager to carry out their role remotely.

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.

Sam Strong

Director, West Coast at Keyrus
I help people and organisations make better data-driven decisions using the latest technologies and Keyrus’s unique approach to BI and Data Analytics.