The Georgian Impact Podcast | AI, ML & More
Conversations for entrepreneurs at the intersection of business and technology. Topics include applied artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, AI trust, ethics and privacy, conversational AI, the blockchain and more.
info_outline Episode 128: Creating a Privacy Culture with Spotify's Vivian Byrwa 09/22/2020
Episode 128: Creating a Privacy Culture with Spotify's Vivian Byrwa Leading on privacy means more than compliance and technical solutions. To excel, companies should also foster a privacy culture.
info_outline Episode 127: Self Sovereign Identity with Evernym’s Drummond Reed 09/08/2020
Episode 127: Self Sovereign Identity with Evernym’s Drummond Reed In real life we identify ourselves with a passport, driver’s license, or other government ID - and we use the same ID in multiple places. But digital identity isn’t so easy, and doing digital credentials badly can leave users and systems vulnerable.
info_outline Episode 126: Cracking eDiscovery with Help from AI. 08/26/2020
Episode 126: Cracking eDiscovery with Help from AI. Imagine having to sort through millions of documents to find the one detail that matters most. This is the discovery process, a legal requirement for most corporate lawsuits. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and fraught with risk – a perfect job for AI – as long as you can get it right.
info_outline Episode 125: The End of Passwords with Trusona's Ori Eisen 07/30/2020
Episode 125: The End of Passwords with Trusona's Ori Eisen You’ll hear about:
info_outline Episode 124: Scaling with AI 07/24/2020
Episode 124: Scaling with AI As an early or growth stage company, scaling is always top of mind. Skills are scarce and expensive, so machine learning and AI have to be the foundation you build on. Balancing this opportunity with the challenges it brings is key.
info_outline Episode 123: Enterprise Training in VR with Strivr CEO, Derek Belch 07/06/2020
Episode 123: Enterprise Training in VR with Strivr CEO, Derek Belch Virtual reality and augmented reality are becoming more mainstream every day. At its peak, 28 million people were running around trying to catch virtual monsters in Pokémon Go. But it isn’t all fun and games – the corporate world is eyeing VR as a cheaper, more effective and engaging way to train employees – and so far, it seems to deliver on that promise.
info_outline Episode 122: Leading with Trust with Fiix Software's Jes Ellacott 06/19/2020
Episode 122: Leading with Trust with Fiix Software's Jes Ellacott With a new breach announced every day, it can feel like data privacy is an afterthought for many companies. Really though, it’s table stakes for the much broader issue of building trust. And when companies start leading with trust, they win.
info_outline Episode 121: The Flat-pack Production Floor with Vention CEO Etienne Lacroix 06/02/2020
Episode 121: The Flat-pack Production Floor with Vention CEO Etienne Lacroix Manufacturing is faster paced and more competitive than ever before – all while product life cycles are getting shorter. Spending six months getting a factory line set up just won’t cut it anymore. But what if that process could be cut down from months to days?
info_outline Episode 120: AI for Accident and Disaster Recovery Has Arrived with Tractable CEO, Alex Dalyac 05/22/2020
Episode 120: AI for Accident and Disaster Recovery Has Arrived with Tractable CEO, Alex Dalyac Recovering after a car accident is slow and cumbersome. It can take weeks for the process to run its course. That painstaking process includes data collection though – and it turns out that dataset is the perfect training ground for AI.
info_outline Episode 119: You Need a Data Strategy with Immuta's Dan Wu. 05/08/2020
Episode 119: You Need a Data Strategy with Immuta's Dan Wu. A solid data strategy can prevent your company from running aground and turning a huge opportunity into a horrible mess.
info_outline Episode 118: The Business Case for Deep Fakes with Descript's Kundan Kumar 04/23/2020
Episode 118: The Business Case for Deep Fakes with Descript's Kundan Kumar Deep Fakes are incredibly realistic impersonations that blur the line between truth and fiction. So what happens when the tech to make them is available to everyone? We’re about to find out.
info_outline Episode 117: Leading From Home 03/30/2020
Episode 117: Leading From Home Working from home isn’t new, but today an unprecedented number of people are “telecommuting” for the first time – whether they want to or not. Our guest on this special edition of the Georgian Impact Podcast is Ben Wilde, our VP of Business Development & Marketing. Ben manages a team in Toronto from his home office in New Zealand. He’s been leading from afar for years, and shares his tips and insights with all those adapting to new ways of working during the global pandemic and beyond.
info_outline Episode 116: Level Up with Machine Learning 02/25/2020
Episode 116: Level Up with Machine Learning Our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast is Ji Chao Zhang. He says that data scientist may be the most important job of the 21st century – but also the least understood. Luckily, Ji Chao understands it better than most – he’s the Director of Software Engineering here at Georgian Partners, and he and his team have consulted with scores of companies around our thesis areas including Applied Artificial Intelligence.
info_outline Episode 115: Ghost Work: the Hidden Workers of AI 02/07/2020
Episode 115: Ghost Work: the Hidden Workers of AI Our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Mary Gray, co-authored Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass and if you are growing your Machine Learning and AI investments Mary’s got some thoughts on the bad and the good behind what type of workers and workforce you might be needing to be able to proudly talk to your customers about the company you strive to be.
info_outline Episode 114: What Makes a Successful AI Project? 01/10/2020
Episode 114: What Makes a Successful AI Project? In this podcast we talk to Tara Khazaei, Chief Data Scientist, Customer Success Unit at Microsoft, discussing how domain knowledge, as well as statistical intuition, make for more successful outcomes in machine learning projects.
info_outline Episode 113: Taking Control of our Personal Data 11/27/2019
Episode 113: Taking Control of our Personal Data Do you know where your data goes? How can your control where it ends up and who it's sold to and then choose products that are trustworthy? In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Lisa Levasseur, founder of the Me2BAlliance. They discuss a future where consumers are more educated and companies adhere voluntarily to standards that build trust with their customers.
info_outline Episode 112: Designing for Humans and Machines 11/01/2019
Episode 112: Designing for Humans and Machines Human-centered design has helped to make truly great products, by designing the product so that the user has a great experience and perceives value. Now, to be successful, we have to design products that consider intelligent machines and the interactions they have with human users.
info_outline Episode 111: Quantum Computing Is Here 10/25/2019
Episode 111: Quantum Computing Is Here In this, our third podcast on Quantum Computing, Jon Prial welcomes Christian Weedbrook, CEO and founder of Xanadu. Xanadu is a photonic quantum computing company and a recent addition to the Georgian Partners portfolio. They discuss how quantum will improve financial analysis, help to make more efficient batteries, and optimize traffic congestion.
info_outline Episode 110: Data Trust by Design with Nathan Kinch 09/27/2019
Episode 110: Data Trust by Design with Nathan Kinch On previous episodes of the Impact Podcast, we’ve talked about Privacy by Design with Ann Cavoukian and Privacy as Trust with Ari Ezra Waldman. In this episode, we complete the trilogy by discussing Trust by Design with Nathan Kinch.
info_outline Episode 109: Who’s Who in your Data with Jeff Jonas 09/20/2019
Episode 109: Who’s Who in your Data with Jeff Jonas In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial talks with Jeff Jonas, CEO of Senzing. Jeff has worked in the area of entity resolution for almost 35 years. Over that time he’s worked with casinos, government agencies, and enterprises.
info_outline Episode 107: Information Privacy for an Information Age 07/31/2019
Episode 107: Information Privacy for an Information Age In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, Jon Prial talks with Professor Ari Ezra Waldman - an internationally recognized thought leader on privacy and online safety and author of “Privacy as Trust.” They discuss how Ari thinks about privacy and what it means for the product design process.
info_outline Episode 106: Disrupting Dental Insurance with Alex Frommeyer 07/17/2019
Episode 106: Disrupting Dental Insurance with Alex Frommeyer A new generation of insurtech companies is changing how insurance companies think about customer experience. In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Dental. Beam is creating a winning customer experience by automating enrollment and claims, personalizing pricing and incentivizing good dental hygiene through the use of a connected toothbrush.
info_outline Episode 105: You Will be Breached with Kerry Bailey 06/26/2019
Episode 105: You Will be Breached with Kerry Bailey You’re always faced with trade-offs. Cleaning up technical debt or adding new features. You have to make these decisions. But what about security? Threats are constantly evolving and solutions are too. Is it ever worth the trade-off?
info_outline Episode 104: Understanding Quantum Computing and its Use Cases 06/21/2019
Episode 104: Understanding Quantum Computing and its Use Cases Quantum computing will revolutionize your approach to a whole array of business problems but it won’t solve everything single-handedly. Your task as CEO is to know where quantum will make a difference and make sure you’re ahead of your competition. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial sits down with quantum computing expert Vlad Gheorghiu to help you understand the use cases where quantum will be most effective and why by giving a quick primer on the quantum tech stack.
info_outline Episode 103: A Wall Street We Can All Trust with Brad Katsuyama 06/11/2019
Episode 103: A Wall Street We Can All Trust with Brad Katsuyama When Brad Katsuyama was working on Wall Street, he saw that the stock exchanges were giving an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders that was costing his clients - pension funds, mutual funds and hedge funds. He founded IEX to build a fairer system for everyone and a Wall Street we can all trust.
info_outline Episode 102: Even with AI, Great Is the Enemy of Good Enough 05/23/2019
Episode 102: Even with AI, Great Is the Enemy of Good Enough We’re all tempted by the newest, shiniest technology, when looking for a solution to a problem. But often the best results come from proven techniques, so it’s wise to find a fast, pragmatic solution to your problem, whatever the technology. How do you know what’s the right choice for your business? And how do you select the right opportunities to pursue with AI, so that you’re augmenting your customers’ experience and ability to get their jobs done? Find out in this episode of the Georgian Impact
info_outline Episode 101: Creating Value Through Trust with Alex Manea 05/09/2019
Episode 101: Creating Value Through Trust with Alex Manea Alex Manea joined our team as Chief Security and Privacy officer last year to leads our trust thesis and its adoption. In this episode, Jon Prial and Alex have a wide-ranging chat covering risk, privacy, different types of security attacks and how to protect your business. They also discuss how a business should be preparing for a new world at the intersection of fairness, value and trust.
info_outline Episode 100: When Algorithms Become Managers: Uber and the Future of Work 04/26/2019
Episode 100: When Algorithms Become Managers: Uber and the Future of Work Tech giants like Airbnb and Uber tear up the rule-books for their markets. They grow so fast that by the time competitors and regulators react, it’s already too late. There’s fascinating research being done into their impact and how they have reshaped society. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Alex Rosenblat, Data & Society Research Institute researcher and author of Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work.
info_outline Episode 99: Should You Be Worried About Your AI Liability? 04/11/2019
Episode 99: Should You Be Worried About Your AI Liability? The use of AI raises a lot of new questions about the use of personal data. For companies, this means being more thoughtful about how you collect, store and use data. But where do we stand when it comes to the law? In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes Carole Piovesan, Partner and Co-founder at INQ Data Law. They discuss some of the ethical implications of gathering and using data in artificial intelligence and how to square autonomy with liability.