E29 Ronan O’Connell, Senior Director at SAP Advanced Analytics Institute

Ronan O’Connell, Senior Director at the SAP Advanced Analytics Institute discusses what the SAP Data Hub is all about, services and tools they offer the customers, the potential of deep learning and Quantum Computing and more!

Welcome to episode 29 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Ronan O’Connell. Ronan is the Senior Director at the SAP Advanced Analytics Institute, where he is responsible for Big Data and Expert Analytics missions. We are delighted to announce that SAP will be one of our sponsors at the inaugural AI Awards this November and that Ronan will be one of this year’s judges.

The SAP Data Hub delivers a simpler, more scalable approach to data landscape management. With enterprise-spanning data integration, processing and governance, the Data Hub provides unprecedented visibility and access across the complex network of data in the modern enterprise.

In today’s episode, Ronan will tell you about:

  • His background and how he came to join SAP
  • What SAP’s Data Hub is all about
  • Services and Tools the Data Hubs offer to their customers
  • Challenges that you should be aware of working in data science
  • Recent trends that excite him, such as Deep Learning and Quantum Computing
  • Why people need to embrace Artificial Intelligence
  • How to find out more about the SAP Data Hub



What did you make of Ronan’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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AI Awards 2018: Last chance to apply!!!
Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

This is your last chance to take part in the inaugural AI Awards and have the opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise to the AI community on the island of Ireland as the deadline closes this evening at 5pm, Friday 14 September.

The AI Awards is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, advancing and rewarding corporate and academic excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation, research & development and products.

It is our mission to support the AI community by recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field and to help promote and market Ireland globally as the first-choice home for AI investment and job creation in research and product development.

For more information about the awards, you can see more information here.

Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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