Hosting Alok Gupta at our most recent Data Driven NYC was special for a couple of reasons.
First, because Alok is the very talented head of data science and machine learning in a company that has all sorts of really interesting use cases for AI and just had a phenomenal IPO, valuing it at $60B at the time of writing.
Second, because it was a homecoming of sorts for Alok, whose journey in the field of data science was inspired in part by Data Driven NYC – as he puts it:
This also feels like it nicely completes my journey starting 8 years ago when I was working on Wall Street in 2013 and started coming to your monthly evening talks at the Bloomberg building to learn more about ‘Data Science’. That was really a launching point for me to switch from trading to DS, and I’m grateful to be able to give back in a small way :).
One of those stories that brings joy to the heart of the organizers of this community!
Here are the video, as well as a full transcript for easy perusal:Continue reading “In conversation with Alok Gupta, Head Of Data Science & Machine Learning at DoorDash”