The Opportunity of AI: Four Principles for the Region


Episode Summary

Guest: John Young
Position: Managing Director at Databricks
Topics Covered: Enterprise AI, data governance, AI ethics, innovation

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Why Listen:

John Young shares his extensive expertise in AI and data science, discussing how Databricks is revolutionizing the way enterprises manage and leverage data for AI applications. This episode is essential for anyone interested in technology, data management, and AI innovation. John offers practical insights and real-world examples of AI applications, making this episode a must-listen for tech enthusiasts and business leaders alike.

Key Highlights:

  • Databricks Overview: John explains the role of Databricks in the AI ecosystem and how it enables enterprises to build and deploy AI models using their proprietary data.
  • Data Governance and Security: Discussion on the importance of data governance and how Databricks ensures data privacy and security through technologies like Unity Catalog.
  • Real-World AI Applications: Examples of AI in action, including automating document summarization and enhancing risk assessment processes in financial services.
  • AI Education: Insights into how MSOE‘s AI program is preparing the next generation of AI talent and the importance of staying ahead in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

About John Young

John Young is Managing Director at Databricks, a leading global data platform powering AI. High-energy leader who seeks to continuously learn and build interesting products through data. Deep experience building and leading teams to deliver technology and data solutions in financial services and insurance on many platforms. A hands-on leader with the technical ability to build and deploy models with engineers and data scientists while also working effectively with business leaders at all levels to assist with use cases. Platform of choice is unquestionably Spark and the Databricks Unified Analytic Platform which greatly expedites the ability for data science and engineering teams to collaborate and deploy models to production.

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow.

About This Podcast Series

“In the Lab: A Spotlight on AI Pioneers in Milwaukee” is a limited series of executive podcast interviews that aims to shine a spotlight on the local pioneers who are at the forefront of AI innovation. AI is reshaping the world, and this series aims to explore future predictions and practical applications from the experts. It sheds light on game-changing innovations happening in Milwaukee, often hidden by Midwestern modesty. By delving into the labs, the podcast uncovers insights beyond the headlines.

“In the Lab” is hosted by Jesse DePinto and sponsored by MKE Tech Hub Coalition and Milwaukee-based Podcast Town. MKE Tech Hub Coalition is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to grow a vibrant, inclusive ecosystem where tech and innovation create enduring regional prosperity and life-changing jobs. Podcast Town is a full-service B2B podcast company dedicated to helping you build your pipeline, get strategic referrals, and monetize your show.

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