How Deep Learning is Changing the World of Sports Medicine, with Adam Kiefer

Asha Saxena talks with Adam Kiefer, Director of TEAM VR (Training Enhancement and Analysis of Movement Virtual Reality) Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, about the emerging use of Artificial Intelligence in sports medicine.

Deep learning is rapidly becoming an indispensable data tool in the world of sports. Deep Learning, a subset of AI focused on recognition and reinforcement learning, is being used in athletics to gather valuable information that can be used by medical experts to better understand sport-related injuries and develop new therapies. Deep Learning applications are being trained on large sets of data and then used to derive strategic insights into areas such as player capability, team tactics and injury management.

AI can be used in sports medicine for treating injuries, but more importantly it is an emerging technology in the effort to predict and prevent injuries altogether. Learn more on today’s podcast. (more…)

The Multifaceted Role of Analytics Governance, with Isaac Wagner

Asha Saxena explores data and analytics governance with Isaac Wagner, Director of the Strategic Analytics group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility using cutting-edge innovations to treat all kinds of cancer.

In this episode, Isaac Wagner discusses the importance of having a solid governance structure, the difference between data groups and analytics groups, and how data can be utilized to inform decision-making and problem-solving within a business.

Governance is all about behavior. Workforce skills, technology, and organizational models are aligning to ensure that the data available to a business is factual and consistent. Learn more on today’s podcast. (more…)

Practical Applications of Game Theory in Business, with Boris Kerzhner

Asha Saxena speaks with Boris Kerzhner, the Chief Data Scientist at BookXchange, a business specializing in purchasing and sales of textbooks to students and wholesalers worldwide. Boris was tapped to run the retail arm of the business, and he uses game theory and data to help make buying and selling decisions to dramatically increase the profitability of BookXchange.

Game theory deals with the understanding of strategic situations. Its purpose is to find an optimal solution to a given situation. Game theory can be used for investing, customer engagement, product placement, and many other varied business applications across many industries.

Big data analytics is one of the core technologies used by businesses in today’s ever-evolving marketplace for decision making and game theory application. Learn more on today’s episode. (more…)

Looking at Data From a Different Perspective, with Diwakar Goel

Asha Saxena speaks with Diwakar Goel, Chief Data Officer for GE Digital. Diwakar has been with GE for thirteen years, through eight different positions within the organization. Through all his varied roles at GE, he has experienced firsthand the power of data management in transforming his business to meet the challenges of the modern, information-driven technological era.

In this episode, Diwakar Goel discusses navigating and leveraging the immense amounts of data available to companies today and understanding how the data sets interact and overlap to drive profitability and solve problems.

Data management is one of the most integral skills businesses must learn to navigate the new challenges and opportunities promised by the technological advances of the new millennium. Learn more on today’s podcast. (more…)

How Data Analytics Can Be Used in the Healthcare Industry to Improve Patient Care, with Vijay Venkatesan

Asha Saxena discusses the importance of data in the rapidly changing healthcare industry with guest Vijay Venkatesan, Chief Analytics Officer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

In this episode, Vijay Venkatesan discusses how consumer expectation of healthcare is shifting, why the relationship between providers, patients and payers needs to evolve, and how advances in technology have the potential to reshape healthcare to the benefit of everyone involved.

New technologies in computer science and data analytics can be powerful tools, but only if they are used to answer the right questions. (more…)

Business Transformation Using Data as an Asset, with Sandeep Katarnavre

Asha Saxena explores the power of business transformation with Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO and VP of IT of Saint-Gobain, world leader in the habitat and construction markets, design, manufacture and distribution of building and high-performance materials.

In this episode, Sandeep Katarnavre discusses business transformation and how thinking big can help businesses unlock the value of transformation, find hidden opportunities, and generate new value.

Data is at the heart of business transformation, informing efforts to optimize customer engagement, achieve efficiencies and cost savings, and scale digital offerings. Learn more on today’s podcast. (more…)