The challenges of working with data – Richard Benjamins

Richard Benjamins is the data and artificial intelligence ambassador at Telefonica.

Richard was named as one of the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100). He is a frequent speaker at big data & analytics events and strategic advisor to BigML. He has held a number of big data management positions across Telefonica, working tirelessly to provide people with the ability to communicate using secure, state of the art technology.

Richard is a scholar as well as a leader. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems, and the semantic web. A gifted communicator, he makes complex concepts easy to digest. He uses these skills in this episode to dissect the difficult ongoing challenges in the data sector.    

Show Notes:

0.29 Background and career progression.  

2.27 The evolution of data.

9.24 Are we ‘running before we can walk’ in regards to data?

12.54 Difficulties in determining the ROI of a data team.

18.09 The issue with data being stored in one place.

19.20 Do data professional feel obliged to handle data in the right way?

21.39 Will a Chief Data Officer become a mandatory company requirement?

24.33 Making the ‘right’ moves in your career.

26.59 If you were graduating now would data still be an enticing career for you?

28.48 What do people want to know from data professionals?