Our guest on the podcast this week is Chirag Mehta, Silicon Valley Product Executive and Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University. We discuss careers in cloud computing, emphasizing the importance of quality Data Scientists and Product Managers. There is currently a lack in Data Science talent, and the road to more is through training both at the university level and by current employers. It is hard to cultivate a data mindset, because it requires a level of creativity and willingness to experiment. Each data set tells a story, and talented Data Scientists either know the right questions to ask or can find the right questions by observing trends in the data.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Bernard Lin, VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss Blockchain, the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible by allowing all transactions to be shared on a single ledger for increased transparency. Use of Blockchain means that transactions no longer need to include any trust-based organizations and leads to a more efficient transaction that can be processed immediately, a lower cost transaction because no external parties are involved, and a more secure transaction. We also look at whether or not there is still a need for private clouds with the current focus on hybrid and public clouds.