The Data Standard

Dealing with human behavior in data with Edward Chenard
Edward Chenard, VP, Chief Data Officer at Olo, sits down with TDS to discuss dealing with human behavior in data.

Episode Summary

Behavioral Data Science is a new, emerging, interdisciplinary field, which combines techniques from the behavioral sciences, such as psychology, economics, sociology, and business, with computational approaches from computer science, statistics, data-centric engineering, information systems research, and mathematics, all in order to better model, understand and predict behavior. With massive amounts of data currently available and being collected, obtaining access to data is seldom the concern. Information is being produced and stored at an unprecedented rate, and increasingly, much of the big data being collected is about human behavior. Our behavior is captured in the information that we provide from our smartphones, computers, televisions, smart speakers, credit cards, or tracking devices from insurance companies. Sifting through this data and deriving insights on human behavior enables organizations to make more effective decisions and develop stronger policies.

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

Edward Chenard

Sr. Director of Data Science and Business Intelligence at Olo

Edward Chenard is one of the top Experience Science and Personalization thought leaders in the world. Edward is the Senior Director of Data Science at Olo - a company that is connecting restaurant brands to the on-demand world. Olo's SaaS platform serves over 400 brands across the US. Prior to joining Olo, Edward led a broad portfolio of data services at Fortune 500’s and startups - Target, Best Buy, GE Capital, 3M & more.