The Data Standard

Data Standard with Angela Shen-Hsieh, Director of Innovation at Telefonica
Host Darren Kaplan sits down with Angela Shen-Hsieh Director of Innovation at Telefonica to discuss how to innovate using AI and ML

Episode Summary

An architect by trade, and an entrepreneur at heart, Angela talks about her previous experience with IBM’s Watson AI and her knack for taking vast amounts of data and using it to create actual products. 

She goes into the intricacies of finding out how people make decisions, based on the available data, and using that knowledge to create more advanced AI that can perform at much higher standards. In Angela’s own words, it comes down to presenting the gathered data in a way that provides immediate insight and allows shot-callers to act on it.  

The conversation quickly turns toward the real-world challenges associated with integrating insights gleaned from big data into everyday products. Angela drops a bit of a bombshell, or what she would term almost a heretical viewpoint in her circles, about the importance of having good data vs. an excellent AI with limited information to act upon. Angela’s philosophy can be summed up in an eye-opening statement: “Data is the new oil, but do you know how to refine it?” 

If you want to learn more about using data to answer the right questions and overcoming all the challenges involved, be sure to give this one a listen. 

 

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.

Angela Shen-Hsieh

Director of Innovation at Telefonica
A Harvard Graduate and former program director for IBM’s Watson SaaS platform, Angela Shen-Hsieh is now the director of Telefonica, where her team uses AI and machine learning to create cognitive AdTech and MarTech solutions.