A conversation with DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Scientist, The United States of America

DJ Patil

DJ Patil is perhaps the most influential data scientist in the world. Having been appointed by President Obama as the very first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, he was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Product Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation, where he co-coined the term “Data Scientist.”

Listen to DJ’s conversation on his work as the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, lessons learned in the private sector, and his thoughts on community-driven data efforts.

Originally debuted at data.world summit 2020.

data.world summit, spring 2021

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