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Episode 98: Customer Analytics in the Age of Machine Learning

Imagine being able to capture every source of end-user interaction – from both structured and unstructured data – to provide a rich view of customer experience and actionable intelligence, in real-time. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Derek Wang, the founder and CEO of Stratifyd, a compan ...

The 11 Principles of Trust [Presentation]

When data is the lifeblood of your business, it’s critical that customers, partners and regulators trust you to protect their information. Companies that build trust will enjoy deeper, longer-lasting customer relationships. Those who don’t face risks as customers increasingly question whether t ...

Episode 97: Quantum Computing and Tomorrow’s Problems Today

Quantum computing may be still years away from widespread commercial use. But did you know that you should be future-proofing your encryption against the power of quantum computing now? In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes Mike Brown, CTO of Isara and former VP of Secu ...

Episode 96: The Source of Truth in Sales: Conversations with Roy Raanani

Wouldn’t everyone like to clone their most successful sales reps? While we can’t do that (yet), what if you could analyze their conversations to understand what it is that makes one rep more effective than another? In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Roy Raanani, CEO of Chorus, to talk about ...

Seven Must-listen Podcasts on Trust

The subject of trust is complex and multi-faceted, covering issues around security, privacy, fairness, reliability and transparency. There is a vast body of knowledge on the topic, coming from many different disciplines, all of which can help to build your understanding. We’ve put together this ...

Episode 95: Data, Trust and the Pharmaceutical Value Chain with Shabbir Dahod

Did you know that counterfeit drugs kill over a million people a year costing the industry over $100B? That kind of loss of life is not only devastating, it also has huge implications for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. In this episode, Jon Prial welcomes Shabbir Dahod, president and CEO ...

Episode 94: Machine Learning 101 for CEOs with Adam Geitgey

Machine learning can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be. For many product leaders and C-suite executives, it’s about grasping the concepts and being able to direct the work. In this episode Jon Prial talks with Adam Geitgey, the author of the book Machine Learning is Fun, for people who want ...

Q4 2018: Portfolio News and Activities

We are well into 2019. And yes, this is the time of year when people are thinking about resolutions and looking ahead. And while we are very excited about the new year and new fund, we also want to spend a few minutes to reflect on last quarter. Q4 was an important quarter for our firm and portfoli ...

Episode 93: Facial Recognition, Demographic Analysis and More with Timnit Gebru

Whether overt or unintentional, whether human- or technology-oriented, bias is something that every company must be vigilant about. And while it used to be something you might have to worry about with your employees, today it can be equally pervasive — and problematic — in the algorithms those ...

Episode 92: Bitcoin and the Future of Digital and Cryptocurrencies with William Mougayar

Earlier this year, Jon Prial spoke to entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mougayar on the use of tokens as mediums of exchange, the importance of trust and how to establish it on the blockchain, and even CryptoKitties. In this bonus episode, you’ll hear more from William as their conversat ...