Working in Data Science – Jason Prestinario
In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Jason Prestinario, Head of Data Science at Komodo Health, about his work in the data science field. They also discuss Jason’s move from mechanical engineering and how that helps him visualize abstract concepts, what he looks for in new candidates and motivating yourself with goals.
1.44 Transitioning from mechanical engineering to data science
5.45 Visualising the problem and the goals
8.45 Hiring people who are able to visualize abstract concepts
10.25 Academic vs industry
13.06 When did data science become so popular in the industry?
15.37 Human and technology symbiosis
19.30 The scale of the data space right now
23.02 What to look for in a start-up founder when investing
25.37 What Jason looks for when interviewing new candidates
29.37 Being motivated by good goals and a passionate project