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Catalog & Cocktails

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A podcast for data people.

Join us for an honest, no-BS, non-salesy conversation about enterprise data management and analytics. This is your 30-minute elixir containing everything interesting about data and metadata management, data catalogs, knowledge graphs, and more. Join Juan and Tim as they explore emerging topics and speak with visionary leaders.

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Hosts

Juan Sequeda

Juan Sequeda

Principal Scientist

Tim Gasper

Tim Gasper

Director of Product

Upcoming Guests

Patrick Barry

Patrick Barry

SPM Marketing & Communications

Dave McComb

Dave McComb

Semantic Arts, Inc.

Prof. George Fletcher

Prof. George Fletcher

Technical University of Eindhoven

Barr Moses

Barr Moses

Monte Carlo

Drew Banin

Drew Banin

Fishtown Analytics

Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Wunderman Thompson Data

Bret Harper

Bret Harper

Wunderman Thompson Data

Deborah McGuinness

Deborah McGuinness

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Latest Episodes:

Episode 36: What does a Chief Data Officer do?

Duration - 37

If data is the new oil, does that mean the Chief Data Officer is the new baron? Not exactly, but it is one of the fastest growing and most critical executive roles in the enterprise. Play Now

Episode 35: Do you test your data?

Duration - 37

We test our food. We test our cars. We test our code. But do we test our data? Data testing is a state of mind and commitment. Play Now

Episode 34: What can we learn from messy insurance data?

Duration - 36

The insurance industry thrives on robust, diverse, accurate, and innovative data. In fact, it’s one of the most data rich verticals around, dealing in claims, ratings, coverage, pricing, geographic, and people data and so much more. Play Now

Episode 33: Does your data governance strategy need a therapy session?

Duration - 34

Is data governance making you more productive? Or is it a pain that you just have to deal with for the good of the company? If you’ve got data issues, it may be time for a therapy session. Play Now

Episode 32: Is Your Data Fabric a Mesh?

Duration - 34

Let’s talk data management frameworks. What is a data fabric and how is it different from a data mesh? No seriously, we’re trying to figure it out ourselves. Play Now

Episode 31: Has Business Intelligence Jumped the Shark?

Duration - 33

There’s a dashboard for everything in the enterprise now, so it’s easy to answer your complex questions in graphical form. Play Now

Episode 30: Farewell 2020. Hello 2021.

Duration - 36

Our podcast began with an ambitious episode titled, “the future of data management.” And since then we’ve covered a lot of ground, from career paths and culture changes to data governance and data policy. Play Now

Episode 29: Getting your data bang for your catalog buck

Duration - 36

You may recognize your company needs a data catalog. But does your boss get it? Can you justify the investment and determine how quickly and what kind of return you’ll get? Play Now

Episode 28: How Airbnb built its internal data catalog

Duration - 34

What’s the secret behind Airbnb’s famously data-driven culture? It’s the company’s ability to provide all employees - not just the ‘data people’ - the ability to discover, understand, and trust data. Play Now

Episode 27: Master Data Management: Hot or Not?

Duration - 33

Master Data Management (MDM) sits at the intersection of metadata and data and has a lot in common with data integration, data modeling, and knowledge building use cases. It’s “old school” technology that even today confuses many data leaders. Is it still relevant? Play Now

Episode 26: The Data Landscape is CRAZY!

Duration - 34

The latest 2020 Data & AI Landscape now includes 80 boxes, each featuring anywhere from 10-30 vendor offerings! How do you navigate this landscape? Where do you start? And how do you know when you’re done? Play Now

Episode 25: Documentation matters

Duration - 31

“I love documentation” … said no one. But let’s be honest, what’s worse: having no documentation or having bad/outdated documentation? And to further make the situation worse, documentation is an afterthought for metadata and data projects. Play Now

Episode 24: The Data Governance House of Horrors

Duration - 32

Does the very idea of creating and managing new data assets keep you up at night? Do you get goosebumps just thinking about the state of your column headers? Play Now

Episode 23: Your best data source may be outside your company

Duration - 32

When you think about enterprise data, do you only consider the data associated directly with your company and its customers? It might surprise you to know external data is the fastest growing segment of enterprise data. Play Now

Episode 22: Time for a data culture makeover

Duration - 34

Is your data culture a drag? Turning it around requires you to be bold and take action. Join Tim and Juan as they discuss examples of what you should and shouldn’t do, and how to accelerate the transition to data awesomeness. Play Now

Episode 21: 95% Say Exit Polls Don’t Work. 15% Say They Do.

Duration - 35

Since 1848, The Associated Press has been counting and reporting the votes in US elections. But they haven’t always done it the same way. Play Now

Episode 20: Data work is much bigger than a soccer match

Duration - 32

Have you ever heard someone say, “data is a team sport?” The comparison makes sense. You can’t be successful on your own, you need to work well with peers, you run up against tough opposing forces. Play Now

Episode 19: What we learned at the first ever data.world summit

Duration - 33

Juan and Tim recap the biggest ideas and perspectives shared at this year’s data.world summit. Play Now

Episode 18: Data Catalog FIGHT NIGHT: Build vs Buy

Duration - 32

Data catalogs are foundational to a successful enterprise data management strategy. But, should you buy one off the rack or build it yourself using open source tools? Play Now

Episode 17: Should we salute our robot overlords?

Duration - 29

Enterprises are looking to ML/AI innovations in data management to accelerate their data strategies and achieve critical business goals. But how much of what we hear about ML/AI is real, and how much is hype? Play Now

Episode 16: Crowdsource your way to data empowerment

Duration - 30

The power of the crowd is everywhere these days. We fund companies through crowdsourcing. We crowdsource products, commercials, and designs for ugly Christmas sweaters. Play Now

Episode 15: Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist

Duration - 31

Does the future of data management involve semantic technologies? Is Semantic Web an answer to providing a universal medium to exchange data and knowledge? Play Now

Episode 14: How dirty is your data?

Duration - 31

What do you know about the quality of your data? Who’s responsible for cleaning and maintaining it? And what would ‘beautiful data’ mean to your company? Play Now

Episode 13: A data management chicken and egg

Duration - 31

What comes first, the data warehouse, or the data catalog? It’s a vexing chicken and egg question that data teams must answer. Play Now

Episode 12: Is it time to hire a data product manager?

Duration - 32

In this episode, we’ll explore how these various personas interact and why we believe a data product manager should sit right smack in the middle. Play Now

Episode 11: Get Data Governance Right for Once

Duration - 31

Data management is a broad discipline with so many people, tools, and methodologies. Sorting it all out is tough, and many companies are inclined to ”boil the ocean.” Play Now

Episode 10: Stuck in the middle: How to become an advocate for a data catalog and governance

Duration - 32

60% of organizations will use data catalogs by 2023. This prediction by IDC suggests a large number of companies are still using manual and complex processes to make sense of data. Play Now

Episode 9: What the pandemic can teach us about data governance

Duration - 31

The Coronavirus pandemic is also a case study in public data. Everywhere we look we find statistics: number of coronavirus cases, unemployment levels, economic predictions, etc. Play Now

Episode 8: How does data policy impact you?

Duration - 31

Successful enterprises understand the importance of data-informed decisions. But what role does data play in government affairs? Play Now

Episode 7: What’s the story with data lineage?

Duration - 30

How can you be certain the data you’re working with is trusted, up-to-date and understandable? Play Now

Episode 6: What’s the deal with Knowledge Graphs?

Duration - 31

What do companies like Airbnb, Google, and Lyft have in common? They put knowledge graphs at the center of their metadata and data strategy. Play Now

Episode 5: How does your data team get value from a data catalog?

Duration - 32

In this episode, we will chat how these pain points should be addressed by a data catalog in order to provide value to data teams. Play Now

Episode 4: Who’s on your data team?

Duration - 31

In this episode, we will chat about the myriad personas that interact with data, from producers to consumers and everything in between. Play Now

Episode 3: Data Integration from the trenches

Duration - 31

In episode three, data.world CTO and co-founder Bryon Jacob joins Juan and Tim to share how data integration nightmares in a prior role put him on the path to data and metadata enlightenment. Play Now

Episode 2: Don’t boil the ocean. Boil a fishbowl.

Duration - 30

This episode will look at how catalogs can address the continuum of metadata and data management and give you an achievable starting point on your journey to understanding all your data. Play Now

Episode 1: Where is Enterprise Data Management Heading?

Duration - 34

Data warehouses, big data, data lakes. How did we get here? Where is it all heading? Step up to the bar, and join Juan Sequeda and Tim Gasper as they discuss the future of enterprise data management. Play Now