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Meet the 2022 Dataiku Neurons!

KatrinaP
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Member contributions are at the heart of our community. To acknowledge those who go the extra mile in helping and connecting Dataiku users, we created the Dataiku Neurons ambassador program in 2020.

From nine original members, we’re pumped to announce the expansion of the program to recognize 35 exceptional doers this year. Continue reading to learn more about them – and find out how the program can benefit you as well!

The Origins of the Program

The Dataiku Neurons program recognizes the exceptional contributions of Dataiku users. Not only are they experts in their diverse fields of work, but they also take the time to share their knowledge with others – embodying Dataiku’s mission to enable more people to make better day-to-day decisions with data.

We’re grateful to the founding members for paving the way to today’s expansion. You may recognize familiar faces: @tgb417, @Ignacio_Toledo, @adamnieto, @tvn, @Marlan, @MRvLuijpen, @ben_p, @tim-wright, and @emate are our most active users on the Dataiku Community, who answer questions from fellow users in the discussion boards, animate online events, lead local user groups, and post Product Ideas to take Dataiku to the next level.

Welcoming New Members

Thanks to this smashing success, we’re now excited to recognize a broader array of contributions. From activity on the Community to creating content about Dataiku across the Frontrunner Awards, blogs, and social media, speaking at Product Days and other industry conferences, participating in hands-on projects to build connections, giving feedback to enhance our product and services, and more – the 2022 Dataiku Neurons are making a tremendous impact to help Dataiku grow.

Throughout the year, the program provides them with special opportunities to grow their skills and reputation in the industry, while having fun as a leading group of inspiring doers. This includes a personal Dataiku Business license, insights into pre-release products, access to our teams for ideation and feedback, exclusive quarterly events with subject matter experts, and speaking opportunities across events, podcasts, videos, and regular get-togethers… including a revamped Dataiku Insiders Days, and hopefully opportunities to meet in person!

How Can You Benefit?

The Neurons are available to help across the Community. If you have a question for any of them or are simply looking to spark a discussion, don’t hesitate to reach out – their Dataiku Neurons badges make them easily identifiable!

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 Looking to join in, or thinking of a colleague who might be a fit? Good news: The program now accepts nominations throughout the year to recognize more exceptional Dataiku users! You can fill out this form to detail how you (or they) are helping people leverage data science and AI with Dataiku, and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Watch the video below to hear from a few of the Neurons firsthand, and continue reading to meet all the users joining this year!

Meet the Dataiku Neurons

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Name: Adam Nieto
Role: Platform Engineer
Company: Pfizer
Industry: Health & Pharmaceuticals
Country: The United States
Bio: Adam is a Platform Engineer at Pfizer, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Binghamton University. In his spare time, Adam enjoys helping the community and contributing to open-source projects.

 

 

Tim Wright.jpgName: Timothy Wright
Role: Data Engineering Architect
Company: Axis Group
Industry: Professional & Commercial Services
Country: The United States
Bio: Tim is a Data Architect at Axis Group, helping customers design, build, and operate modern cloud-oriented data and analytics platforms. He started out delivering ML projects and later transitioned to MLOps and engineering-focused work. Tim now spends time with a variety of tools, languages, as well as frameworks, helping build automated and reliable platform frameworks and components. Passionate about reliability through testing and automation, he also loves coding with Python.

 

Marlan Crosier.jpgName: Marlan Crosier
Role: Senior Data Scientist
Company: Premera
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Country: The United States
Bio: Marlan is Senior Data Scientist at Premera, a health insurance company based in Seattle, Washington. He has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years in various roles, including analytics, consulting, and data science.

 

Marc Robert van Luijpen.jpgName: Marc Robert van Luijpen
Role: Data Scientist
Company: Ordina NL
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: The Netherlands
Bio: Marc Robert is a Data Scientist at Ordina. He helps users to get onboard on Dataiku for a large Dutch Bank. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Marc has developed software applications and worked in data analysis before switching to data science.

 

Ignacio Toledo (1).jpegName: Ignacio Toledo
Role: Data Analyst
Company: Joint ALMA Observatory
Industry: Nonprofit
Country: Chile
Bio: Ignacio is a Data Analyst at the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array Observatory (ALMA). He is interested in observatory operations, data analysis, and data science. Spending his time as Astronomer on Duty, he works in the Dynamical Scheduling Algorithm Subsystem in different roles, also lately bothering everyone in the Organization about the data science opportunities provided by Dataiku.

 

Tuong-Vi Nguyen.jpgName: Tuong-Vi Nguyen
Role: Tech Lead & Data Analyst
Company: Generali
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Country: France
Bio: Tuong-Vi is a Tech Lead at Generali France. She is helping business users to design and deliver data preparation flows with Dataiku. Tuong-Vi is involved in training activities and data governance at the group level.

 

 

Mateusz Skarżyński.jpgName: Mateusz Skarżyński
Role: Senior Analyst Clinical Trial Safety
Company: AstraZeneca
Industry: Health & Pharmaceuticals
Country: Poland
Bio: Mateusz is a Senior Analyst in Clinical Trial Safety at AstraZeneca. He has been working as an analyst in the pharma industry for 8 years, using Dataiku and Tableau/Power BI to make the data speak for itself to everyone. Holds a degree in sociology and is a postgraduate in Information Systems and Data Analysis from Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

 

Tom_Brown (1).jpgName: Tom Brown
Role: Director of Data
Company: 41xRT.com
Industry: Nonprofit
Country: The United States
Bio: Tom is a Director of Data at 41xRT.com, working at the intersection of People, Art and Technology. Usually helping cultural non-profit organizations like theaters and museums to better understand their patrons through the data they share with these organizations.

 

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Name: Thierry de Reus
Role: Head of Tech & Data
Company: Fanalists
Industry: Professional & Commercial Services
Country: The Netherlands
Bio: Thierry is a Head of Tech and Data at Fanalists. He creates the product vision and corresponding roadmap of the Fanalists' services and data platform, an agency in data-driven marketing and strategy in sports, media, and entertainment. Educated in media and culture, he has previous professional experience in marketing as well as product development. Thierry holds a passion for customer experience, especially in the areas of sports & music.

 

Arnaud Canu.jpgName: Arnaud Canu
Role: Chief Technology Officer
Company: Eulidia
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: France
Bio: Both an IT Engineer and a Scientist, Arnaud is specialized in Artificial Intelligence, cloud architecture, and algorithms development. He holds a Ph.D. in AI & mathematical optimization and honed his expertise in multiple organizations from software development and Hadoop administration to data science and AI. He joined Eulidia in 2016, where he has developed skills around cloud architecture as well as such tools as Dataiku & Snowflake. Arnaud now acts as a Chief Technology Officer, focusing on highly challenging and innovative projects.

 

Giuseppe Naldi.pngName: Giuseppe Naldi
Role: Principal Data Scientist
Company: ICTeam
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: Italy
Bio: Giuseppe is a Principal Data Scientist at ICTeam. Always interested in positions that offer professional and personal growth, while being resourceful, innovative, and flexible. He is interested and focused on emerging (and converging) technologies like BigData, Advanced Analytics, Cloud, and IoT. Giuseppe likes classical music, biking, hiking, and enjoying time with friends.

 

Rupinder Kaur.jpgName: Rupinder Kaur
Role: Data Scientist
Company: Schlumberger
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Country: The United States
Bio: Rupinder works as a Data Scientist in the People Analytics team at Schlumberger. They help businesses answer employee questions and solve business problems with data. She holds a master's degree in Data Science. Used to be part of Infosys Ltd. as a Software Engineer, where she started working on massive datasets, which sparked interest in doing a master's in data science. Rupinder first joined Schlumberger as an intern and has been working there since then.

 

Karen Cheng.jpgName: Karen Cheng
Role: Machine Learning Data Scientist
Company: Leidos, Inc.
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: The United States
Bio: As a Machine Learning Research Scientist, Karen serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) on various machine learning projects including technical research and development (R&D), and direct contracts for DoD customers. She holds a Master's Degree with a thesis from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University. Her specialty focus areas are data mining, machine learning approaches, Predictive Modeling, engineering approaches, data analysis, optimization techniques, as well as free-text analysis. Karen is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, having experience with various cloud and web applications. She is the Dataiku Team Lead for Leidos.

 

Florian Loton.jpgName: Florian Loton
Role: Data Scientist
Company: Monoprix
Industry: Retail & eCommerce
Country: France
Bio: Florian Loton is a Data Scientist at Monoprix, using Dataiku since 2020. He holds his Masters in Statistics & Econometrics from the University of Rennes 1. As of May, he has been working at Monoprix for already 4 years.

 

 

Tomas Farkas.jpgName: Tomas Farkas
Role: Freelancing Consultant
Company: TF-BIC
Industry: Professional & Commercial Services
Country: Slovakia
Bio: Tomas is a freelance Data Engineer and Platform Engineer mainly working on telco projects. He helped to set up cloud-hosted analytics environments as well as to migrate multiple data pipelines to Dataiku Platform. Has extensive experience in data and analytics.

 

Sampath Reddy.jpgName: Sampath Reddy
Role: Analytics Product Owner
Company: Schlumberger
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Country: The United States
Bio: Sampath is an Analytics Product Owner overseeing the product strategy and development of the data science platform for Schlumberger. They integrated Dataiku to enable citizen data scientists to build domain-enabled workflows. He holds a Master's in Geology. Sampath upskilled himself into the data science domain and serves as a technology bridge between domain & data science workflows.

 

Shubham Jamwal.jpgName: Shubham Jamwal
Role: Senior Big Data Engineer
Company: Knowledge Lens Private Limited
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: India
Bio: Shubham is a Senior Data Engineer at Knowledge Lens Private Limited with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in Python, AWS Cloud, Business Analytics, and Big Data. Strong engineering professional with a Post Graduation Diploma (PG-DBDA) focused in Big Data Analytics from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

 

Karthik Bhaskaran.jpgName: Karthik Bhaskaran
Role: Architect Data Science
Company: Wipro - AI Solutions
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: India
Bio: Karthik is an Architect at Wipro - AI Solutions. He has previously been part of BNY Mellon - India, Cognizant, and GE Capital India. Experienced in Data Science, Analytics, and system integration. Karthik works on solving customer problems, the AUTOML way, and closely works with Dataiku towards Enterprise AI.

 

Rachel Kurtz.jpgName: Rachel Kurtz
Role: Analytics Architect
Company: InterWorks
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: The United States
Bio: Rachel has been an Analytics Consultant with InterWorks for 4.5 years, working with Dataiku for just as long! With degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Data Science, she is experienced in and passionate about the holistic life cycle of data. Loves empowering users in every aspect of their analytics, from data collection and model creation to visualization. When she’s not digging into data, Rachel loves baking, running, and rereading Harry Potter.

 

Ryan Moore.pngName: Ryan Moore
Role: VP of Data Science
Company: Excelion Partners
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: The United States
Bio: With over 20 years of experience as a Lead Software Architect, Principal Data Scientist, and technical author, Ryan is the VP of AI Solutions at Excelion Partners. He provides Data Science architecture and implementation consultation to organizations around the globe.

 

Ben Powis.pngName: Ben Powis
Role: Head of Data Science
Company: MandMD Direct
Industry: Retail & eCommerce
Country: The United Kingdom
Bio: Ben heads up the data science team at MandM Direct, one of Europe's largest online off-price retailers. The team leverages the power of Dataiku to deliver actionable insight across the business, always looking for new ways to drive extra value from data!

 

Pauline van Nies.jpgName: Pauline van Nies
Role: Data Scientist
Company: Ordina NL
Industry: Software & Technology
Country: The Netherlands
Bio: Pauline is a Data Scientist at Ordina NL with international experience working in agile software development teams. She uses machine learning, optimization algorithms, and cloud infrastructure. Helped data processing & modeling teams working efficiently in Dataiku as well as developed Python plugins to automate maintenance tasks. Pauline holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the Delft University of Technology, still passionately supporting science in her spare time.

 

Nishant Nair.jpgName: Nishant Nair
Role: Data Engineering Lead
Company: Genpact
Industry: Professional & Commercial Services
Country: India
Bio: Nishant is a Data Engineering Lead at Genpact. He is a business intelligence professional with experience across Media & Hospitality as well as Banking & Financial services domain. Nishant currently oversees the migration, design, and delivery of Data pipelines for Customer Insights & Analytics.

 

Bruno_Sainte_Rose_Sunnies (1) (1).jpgName: Bruno Sainte-Rose
Role: Lead Computational Modeler
Company: The Ocean Cleanup
Industry: Nonprofit
Country: France
Bio: Bruno is responsible for modeling The Ocean Cleanup system's efficiency thanks to a blend of computational models and field testing. He holds a Ph.D. in Energetics from Centrale Supelec and used to work in a small company specialized in Computational Fluid Dynamics.

 

Henning Hubbert.jpgName: Henning Hubbert
Role: Team Lead
Company: MAHLE
Industry: Manufacturing & Chemical
Country: Germany
Bio: Henning is a Team Lead at AI Innovation Project Office - MAHLE. He establishes AI technology with a global team and works on Conversational AI, Natural Language Processing, and AI with IIoT.

 

 

Anton Bulik.JPGName: Anton Bulik
Role: Data Team Manager
Company: Orange Business Services
Industry: Telecommunications
Country: Slovakia
Bio: Anton is Data Team Manager at Orange. He is managing a wonderful team of seven young professionals based in Vietnam, very capable when it comes to data handling and visualization. They have deployed Dataiku + Qlik Sense Enterprise as a platform to support Data-Driven decision-making. As the Sourcing BI team, they produce a set of various analytics with regular feedback for adjustments/improvements to maximize the usability for each target group. Besides the usual data wrangling to improve data quality and build useful business objects, their focus is on Geo-Spatial Analytics, Clustering, and Predictions.

 

Jurre Moor.jpgName: Jurre Moor
Role: Data Engineer
Company: ResearchManager
Industry: Education & Others
Country: The Netherlands
Bio: Jurre is a Data Engineer at ResearchManager. He focuses on data availability, helping customers with data management, and migration from legacy systems to more future-proof solutions. Jurre has a background in life sciences and a lifelong fascination for information processing.

 

Perry_Beaumont_PhD.jpgName: Perry Beaumont
Role: Data Scientist
Company: Colombia University
Industry: Education & Others
Country: The United States
Bio: Perry is a Data Scientist with multiple industry certifications, and currently works with AWS Cloud Computing in addition to serving as a Lecturer at Columbia University. He has authored several books focused on technology and financial services and is the recipient of a U.S. patent related to statistical analysis. Perry is passionate about ethical applications of machine learning & AI with his views being featured in the documentary “Data Science Pioneers”.

 

Valerian Guillot.jpegName: Valerian Guillot
Role: Data Science Technical Lead
Company: Schlumberger
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Country: France
Bio: Valerian is a Data Science Technical Lead at Schlumberger. A geologist by background with an appetite for statistics, he is currently in charge of making sure that the great data science goes from Python notebooks to the Field, so it can have a direct business impact. Valerian is also a firm believer that the most valuable data scientists are domain experts with data in their hands. He dedicates a lot of time to making data accessible to everyone.

 

DAVID MAKOVOZ.pngName: David Makovoz
Role: Lead Data Scientist
Company: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Industry: Manufacturing & Chemical
Country: The United States
Bio: David is a Lead Data Scientist at RTX developing ML solutions in such diverse areas as NLP, predictive maintenance, and cyber security. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Washington.

 

 

Craig Turrell.jpgName: Craig Turrell
Role: Head of Digital & Business Science, Finance Operations
Company: Standard Chartered Bank
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Country: Poland
Bio: Craig is a Head of Digital & Business Science, Finance Operations at SCB. Award winner designer and exec leader of digital transformation, analytics, and innovation. Digital strategy and delivering transformation in performance management and FP&A, with 20 years of experience working in banks. He is an executive and thought leader, managing a global team to deliver real results & disruptive change. Craig has deep expertise in data & analytics, modernizing data platforms for machine learning as well as in leveraging blockchain technologies.

 

Nate Gardner.jpgName: Nate Gardner
Role: Analyst
Company: Boeing
Industry: Manufacturing & Chemical
Country: The United States
Bio: Nate is an Analyst at Boeing. He analyzes production & engineering data and creates data pipelines to support operations at Boeing's Interiors Responsibility Center.

 

 

Kathy (Qingyu) Xu (1).jpgName: Kathy (Qingyu) Xu
Role: Analytics Extensibility Lead
Company: Pfizer
Industry: Health & Pharmaceuticals
Country: The United States
Bio: Kathy (Qingyu) Xu leads a team responsible for extending analytics capabilities across Pfizer. Her team helps create machine learning-powered products for use across the enterprise and provides guidance for fellow analysts to optimize their usage of Dataiku & other technologies that are a part of the enterprise analytics platform. She received her Master's and Bachelors of Science in Statistics from Cornell University. In particular, Kathy has an interest in MLOPs and industrializing machine learning models.

 

Josselin Tobelem.jpgName: Josselin Tobelem
Role: Senior Python Dev & Data Engineer
Company: Leboncoin
Industry: Retail & eCommerce
Country: France
Bio: Josselin solves data engineering at Leboncoin. He has a background as Software Engineer and Mathematics teacher - the way to data was straight!

 

Aaron Crouch.jpgName: Aaron Crouch
Role: Business Intelligence Manager
Company: Atlantic Plant Maintenance (GE Power)
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Country: The United States
Bio: Aaron Crouch is the head of the Business Intelligence Department at Atlantic Plant Maintenance. He oversees the KPIs, ad-hoc queries, Tableau Dashboards, and Dataiku. His main Dataiku project compares job sites to decide which ones are most at risk of a safety or quality issue.

 

Visit the new Dataiku Neurons page to learn more about the program and its members, and find out how to nominate a colleague or apply to become a Neuron yourself!

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