AnalyticsWeek Leadership Podcast with David Rose, Ditto Labs

October 14, 2016

In this session, David Rose, CEO, Ditto Labs, sat with Vishal Kumar, CEO AnalyticsWeek and shared his journey as a data driven executive, best practices, shared some thought leadership in visualizations and usability. Some challenges/opportunities he’s observing as an analytics-driven startup.

0:29 David’s journey.
4:50 Bringing technology to everyday objects.
9:37 Sensor and photosensor.
13:02 Choosing the right use cases.
16:54 On deep learning.
21:49 Working on new use cases in image processing.
26:05 Ditto Labs’s allure classifiers.
28:15 Challenges as an entrepreneur in an image processing company.
32:50 Technical challenges for Ditto faces.
36:58 Privacy and IoT.
40:17 Different countries, different legal norms on privacy.
42:55 Data culture and image processing company.
44:46 Opportunities in the image processing stacks.

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Here’s David’s Bio:
David is the CEO at Ditto Labs, an image-recognition software platform that scours social media photos to find brands and products.

His new book, Enchanted Objects, focuses on the future of the internet of things and how these technologies will impact how we live and work.

Prior to Ditto, David founded and was CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging now distributed by CVS, Walgreens, and Express Scripts.

He founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered glanceable technology: embedding internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas.

David holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the MoMA, covered in the New York Times, WIRED, and The Economist, and parodied on the Colbert Report.

David co-teaches a popular course in tangible user interfaces at the MIT Media Lab with Hiroshi Ishii. He is a frequent speaker to corporations and design and technology conferences.

He received his BA in Physics from St. Olaf College, studied Interactive Cinema at the MIT Media Lab, and earned a Masters at Harvard.

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