AnalyticsWeek Leadership Podcast With Beena Ammanath, GE – Playcast – Data Analytics Leadership Playbook Podcast

September 22, 2016

In this session, Beena Ammanath, Data Science Products at General Electric, sat with Vishal Kumar, CEO AnalyticsWeek and shared her journey as an analytics executive, life @ GE, future of analytics in the industrial sector, how Predix is helping other industrial companies cope up with growing data, and some challenges/Opportunities she’s observing as an analytics executive.

0:29 Beena’s journey.
5:19 Data science in the manufacturing sector.
7:03 Driving data science in the manufacturing sector.
9:39 Bringing in the data culture into the manufacturing sector.
11:35 Upskilling and being relevant as a data scientist.
13:27 Hacks to managing data teams well.
16:08 What’s Predix?
19:06 Investment opportunities for data science in manufacturing.
21:07 Challenges manufacturing businesses in data.
24:46 IoT and manufacturing.
25:18 Dealing with IoT vendors at Predix.
26:24 Ontology of data at Predix.
29:43 Dealing with the new rules and laws in the IoT sector.
31:30 Interesting use cases in the manufacturing industry.
34:37 Open source vs. enterprise.
35:35 Getting recruited as a data scientist in manufacturing.
40:07 Pitching your product for a manufacturing company.

Here’s Beena’s Bio:
Beena Ammanath is Board Director at ChickTech and Head of Data Science Products at General Electric. She is a seasoned technology leader with over 24 years of a proven track record of building, and leading high-performance teams from the ground-up focused on strategy and successful execution of industrial scale technology products and services. She has an impressive track record, having worked at recognized international organizations British Telecom, E*trade, Thomson Reuters, Bank of America, and Silicon Valley startups in engineering and management positions.

She is also helping build the next-gen of computer scientists through her role on the Industry Advisory Board for Cal Poly. She holds a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. She has been a featured speaker on the topics of data science, big data, technology transformation, and women in leadership at numerous industry conferences.

Throughout her career in technology, Beena has been a strong advocate for women in positions of technology leadership and has established herself as a voice for resolving gender disparities.

Follow @beena_ammanath

The podcast is sponsored by:, Artificial Intelligence Driven Career Coach

About #Podcast:
#FutureOfData podcast is a conversation starter to bring leaders, influencers, and lead practitioners to discuss their journey to create the data-driven future.

Want to Join?
If you or any you know wants to join in,
Register your interest @

Want to sponsor?
Email us @

#FutureOfData #DataAnalytics #Leadership #Podcast #BigData #Strategy