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S.M.A.C. Talk - Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud the podcast launched in 2014 and over those 4 years hosts Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo have covered topics that included Big Data, Digital Transformation, Social Selling, Data Center Migration, Millennial Marketing, Digital Marketing, live streaming video, customer experience and everything else impacting today's technology world.

SMACtalk became much more than just a podcast as every episode is live streamed via Facebook Live and Periscope while also going live to technology events such as Mobile World Congress, IBM developer conference, CES, SXSW, HP Discovery, SAP Sapphire and other technology events.  Past sponsors of the podcast include IBM, SAP, SAP Store, Avnet, Adobe and currently Cisco.  

Hosted by Brian Fanzo @iSocialFanz and Daniel Newman @DanielNewmanUV

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Oct 24, 2017

Intel Shift changes directions on this high impact conversation with 3 top thought leaders on analytics and AI. In this show Dez Blanchfield, Intel’s Bob Rogers and Montefiore MD Michelle Gong soundoff on AI and Analytics. Starting off with a discussion around the advances that have taken place in analytics over the past 5-10 years followed up with some insights from Bob Rogers, a Harvard phD on the differences between advanced analytics and AI. The conversation then turned to Dr. Michelle Gong who shared some fascinating ways the hospital is utilizing advanced analytics to improve patient care. One example included using data identifiers to better predict when patients would require the assistance of a clinician. The episode concludes with some best of breed advice from the panel on how to apply analytics and AI into your business today. Tune in to hear these great insights and more.

Dez Blanchfield, Chief Data Scientist, Gara Guru

As an Industry Analyst, Business & Technology Consultant, covering Digital transformation, Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine 2 Machine, Cyber Security, Cyber Risk & Resilience & Smart Cities, Dez has invested his professional career of some two and a half decades thinking out and influencing the development roadmaps of technology companies, aligning them to the customer experience demands and possibilities of forward thinking digital enterprises. He sits on and works with boards of government and private sector organisations, to help uplift the digital quotient of organisations as a thought leader and practitioner across a broad range of disruptive technologies. He enjoys assisting organisations to disrupt themselves before being caught on the back foot by emerging new entrants or competitors. Passionate about leveraging the possibilities of new and emerging technology business, he is currently focused on bringing the likes of Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation, Cyber Resilience, Blockchain and Agile DevOps to organisations to ensure their enduring success.

Michelle Ng Gong, MD, MS, Director of Critical Care Research, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Jay B. Langner Critical Care Service Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Gong is the Associate Director for Academic Affairs, the Director of Critical Care Research in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor in Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After receiving an engineering degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gong went on to earn a medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the Beth Israel Hospital in medicine and at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She also studied at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving her Master’s degree in Epidemiology. Prior to coming to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She joined the Einstein/Montefiore faculty in July 2009. Dr. Gong is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in critical care research. A model clinician-researcher, her scientific projects influence her clinical care, and her patients influence her research. Her overall research focus has been on the prediction and prevention of acute critical illness and their complications. Continuously funded by the NIH for over 16 years for her research, her current projects range from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to prevention of delirium, treatment of severe influenza and the development of new electronic acute care interfaces.

Bob Rogers, PhD, Chief Data Scientist, Big Data Solutions, Data Center Group

Bob Rogers, PhD, applies his experience solving problems with big data and analytics to help Intel build world class customer solutions. Prior to joining Intel, Bob was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. He believes that accurate understanding of patient clinical and genomic data, physician behavior, and the characteristics of the healthcare delivery network are foundational to a better future for healthcare, and that Big Data analytics is essential to driving this transformation. Bob began his career as an astrophysicist, developing computer models of physical processes near super-massive black holes. He became interested in computational intelligence and incorporated research on artificial neural networks into his academic work. He co-authored the book “Artificial Neural Networks: Forecasting Time Series,” which led to a twelve-year career managing a quantitative futures trading fund based on computer models he developed. In 2006, Bob transitioned into healthcare at Carl Zeiss Meditec, where he was responsible for new product development for the diagnostic device that is the global standard of care for glaucoma. He received his BS in Physics at UC Berkeley and his PhD in Physics at Harvard.