In this podcast, Sid Probstein, CTO AIFoundry, talks about the mindset of technology transformist in a data-driven world. He discusses some of the challenges he faces as a technologist and provides some ways to mitigate them. Sid also talks about the mindset of technologists in a startup vs. a larger enterprise. It is a must-listen conversation for technology folks in the industry trying to navigate the technology and business divide.
0:28 Sid’s journey.
7:02 Sid’s current role.
15:26 Regulatory bottlenecks.
17:51 Efficiency of Banking Technologies of today.
20:22 Evolution of storage and processing.
23:30 How can legacy models upgrade themselves to newer ones.
27:40 Breaking the cultural mould and moving to big data.
32:56 Convincing the leadership for new technology.
35:55 CTO relation with CDO.
39:18 Difference in working style between a startup and an established company.
43:17 Quantifying and evaluating a product for enterprise projects.
46:02 How can the leadership pick the right software?
49:57 Team dynamics and hiring process.
51:55 Sid’s success mantra.
53:47 Sid’s favorite read.
54:50 Closing remarks.
Sid’s Recommended Read:
Arrival by Ted Chiang http://amzn.to/2h6lJpv
Build to Last by Jim Collins http://amzn.to/2yMCsam
Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People Paperback http://amzn.to/2ySDHGp
Sid Probstein is the CTO and VP of Solution Delivery for AI Foundry, the enterprise software arm, and the new face of Kodak Alaris. AI Foundry is disrupting the mortgage business by taking origination automation to the next level – enabling self-service, distributed capture, and the automatic classification and extraction of scanned & imaged documents into actionable intelligence. He was previously co-founder and CTO at Attivio and held executive positions at FAST Search & Transfer, Northern Light Technology, and John Hancock Financial Services.
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