The Data Standard

The Data Standard Audio Experience with Ioannis Loukakis from IBM
Ioannis Loukakis, Sr. Data Scientist – Digital Growth and Commerce at IBM, joins The Data Standard to discuss about finding your passion.

Episode Summary

Have you found your passion in life? Is there anything you like doing so much that you lose track of time when you immerse yourself in it completely?

Finding your passion is the main topic of this episode of The Data Standard, where host Darren Kaplan sits down with Ioannis Loukakis, a data scientist at IBM.

For Ioannis Loukakis, this life-changing event happened when he took a coding class in the summer of 2012. He was creating a model for predicting salary discrimination and found himself enjoying coding so much that he lost track of time completely. He realized then and there that his passion was the micro process of data science.

If you’re an introvert trying to get into data science, Ioannis Loukakis has some advice for you: go to all the networking events, no matter how much you might not like it. “The less senior you are, the more things you will need to do that you do not enjoy,” he says.

Tune in with Darren Kaplan to listen to this exciting episode where charming Ioannis Loukakis talks more about his life as an introverted data scientist.

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.

Ioannis Loukakis

Senior Data Scientist at IBM
Loannis Loukakis is a data scientist with an MBA degree and experience in HR and advanced analytics. He’s currently working on Digital Growth and Commerce at IBM.