E09 Stephen Redmond, Senior Manager Big Data and AI lead with Accenture

    Welcome to episode nine of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

    Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

    My guest on the show today is Stephen Redmond. Stephen is a Senior Manager and the Big Data and AI delivery lead at Accenture and he is also a part-time lecturer in data analytics at the National College of Ireland.

    Stephen has over 20 years experience delivering data and analytics projects in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience with advanced analytics, data visualisation, data modelling, architecture and project management. He has a proven track record in communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and he also frequently presents on data topics to a mix of business and technical audiences.

    Stephen is also a published author and has a global reputation, including been recognised as a Qlik Luminary from 2014 – 18. He is the author of Mastering QlikView, QlikView Server and Publisher, the QlikView for Developers Cookbook and DevLogix, a Guide to SalesLogix Development (five editions).

    In this really interesting episode, you will learn about:

    • Stephen’s background and why he loves working in the world of data
    • What Accenture is all about and what his role as the Big Data and AI delivery lead involves
    • The benefits that Accenture can bring to clients, such as Electric Ireland and the police force in a number of cities around the world
    • His passion for Text Data and how important it will become in the next few years
    • Why he believes Ireland is ready to be a leader in AI
    • Trends Stephen has seen in a recent Accenture survey on the future of AI and data analytics
    • How organisations need to be purposeful when implementing AI into their business

     

     

    If you liked what you heard today and want to learn more from Stephen, you can catch to the chance to hear him speak at next week’s Data Science Ireland meetup on Wednesday 4 July at Huckletree D2 on Pearse Street. Book your seat now.

    What did you make of Stephen’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and data analytics heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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