In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes Joe Reis, a distinguished data science and engineering expert, CEO of Ternary Data, and co-author of "Fundamentals of Data Engineering". Joe opens by recounting his rich career spanning over two decades, from data science to machine learning, and his transition to influential author and educator.
Looking back at the genesis of his best-selling book, Joe outlines his intent to bridge the educational gap in data engineering, the challenges he faced in its publication, and the importance of effective book promotion. Joe also introduces his forthcoming work, "Practical Data Modeling", which advocates for a 'Mixed Model Arts' approach akin to mixed martial arts, essential for navigating today's complex data landscape.
The episode wraps up with a discussion on the current state and future of AI and data modeling, where Joe offers his candid perspectives on the hype and reality of AI, underscoring the need for a balanced view that recognizes AI's potential without falling prey to over-enthusiasm.
🎧 Tune in for a fascinating exploration into the realms of data engineering, authorship, AI realities, and the art of adapting in a rapidly changing technological landscape.