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Are you a data professional and want to build your career around data, analytics and technology? Then this is the podcast for you. Helena Schwenk, Market Intelligence Evangelist at Exasol, is joined by expert guests to bring you fresh insights and stories from the world of data, twice a month. To find out more visit www.exasol.com
 
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Witches, vampires, ghouls and goblins! This week we’re talking 1985 made-for-TV movie THE MIDNIGHT HOUR!!! Starring Jonelle Allen, Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton and Peter DeLuise, the midnight Hour is about five friends who accidentally unleash a Witch’s curse on their small town and summon all the undead and a bunch of demons. It’s…
 
Christopher is back from his journey and this week we’re dipping into The Asylum with extremely 2006 slasher HALLOWEEN NIGHT! Ten years after being admitted to an asylum following his Mother’s murder Chris Vale escapes and heads home where a group of college pals are having their annual Halloween party! Written by Michael Gingold and Directed by Ma…
 
We’ve lost our heads this week as we kick off our Halloween episodes with Anthony C. Ferrante’s 2007 slasher HEADLESS HORSEMAN!!! Seven friends make a wrong turn and end up in Wormwood, just in time for their Headless Horseman ritual where they give him heads… and he needs exactly 7 of them to regain his own! It’s definitely silly and the character…
 
This week, Dr Carsten Bange – Founder and CEO of BARC, the industry analyst, joins Helena Schwenk and Mike Creane to tell the real story behind the biggest trends you will be encountering in the world of data. Carsten takes us through key trends from the recent Data Management Survey, as well as his thoughts on data silos, data culture and investme…
 
Gay jokes and slurs galore! Hilary Duff would not stand for this. This week we’re talking about Stephen Tyler’s THE LAST SLUMBER PARTY! This slasher stars Jan Jensen, Nancy Meyer and Joann Whitley as a trio of friends who kick off their summer vacay with a slumber party that gets crashed by some boys and also a scalpel-wielding maniac who escaped f…
 
This week we’re talking about a movie that dares to ask “How many times can we reuse the same shots?”, James Shyman’s HOLLYWOOD’S NEW BLOOD! This slasher stars Bobby Johnston, Francine Lapensee, Martie Allyne and Joe Balogh as an acting class staying at a cabin in the woods where 16 years earlier a film crew accidentally killed an entire family whe…
 
We’ve talked about data democratization alone for too long – now, if organizations are to get real value from their data, they need to start thinking about analytics maturity. In this episode, Graham Sharpe, director, strategic solutions at Exasol, takes us through why this concept is so important, what you need to understand about the analytics ma…
 
This week we’re talking to very funny 1987 horror-comedy DOOM ASYLUM! Although criminally short, this movie is fantastic! When Kiki and friends venture out for a picnic at the asylum near the site her mother was killed in a car crash, they come face-to-face with her disfigured lawyer boyfriend Mitch! Directed by Richard Friedman, it stars Patty Mul…
 
Is your organization producing a lot of dashboards each week? More importantly, is anything changing as a result? Data teams in many businesses are failing to land key messages with decision makers meaning that data isn’t being turned into action. This week we speak with Peter Jackson, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Exasol, who believes data s…
 
What do you do when your friend was murdered by an infamous serial killer in the basement of your rental house where you’ve just discovered the mummified remains of his family? Just kinda hangout upstairs! This week we’re talking about 1989 South African slasher RETURN OF THE FAMILY MAN! In “America”, a trio of friends (one of whom is in hiding aft…
 
There’s one area of the tech community that simply has to grow if we’re to feel safe online – Safety Tech. To lift the lid on why this is such an important issue, Mike Creane is joined by Suki Fuller. As a competitive strategic advisor, analytical storyteller and acclaimed keynote speaker, Suki’s career has taken her from the US Department of Defen…
 
WARNING: We discuss sexual assault in this episode! This week all the bases are loaded and misogyny is up to bat in Tanya Rosenberg’s BLOOD GAMES!!! Starring Laura Albert, Lee Benton, Paula Manga, Sabrina Hills, Gregory Scott Cummins and George “Buck” Flowers, Blood Games is about a touring women’s baseball team who absolutely destroy a team of red…
 
This week we talk about the absolute most bizarre movie either of us has ever seen, Herb Robins’ THE BRAINSUCKER! This is an experience. Is it an art film? Is it the best film ever made? Is it intentional? Am I now insane? One thing is for sure, we are not the same people we were before watching this. The Brainsucker stars Marjorie Morris, Jonathan…
 
How is data being used effectively to drive improvements throughout German football? Helena Schwenk and Mike Creane caught up with Tobias Haupt, Head of the DFB-Akademie, to find out about the role data is playing. Tobias lifts the lid on how technology is driving performance improvements across multiple areas, all the way from fitness to psycholog…
 
The high levels of performance we’re seeing during Euro 2020 is not just down to the players – there’s a crucial role being played by the teams working with data off the pitch. This week, Helena Schwenk is joined by Graham Sharpe, Director Strategic Solutions at Exasol, to look more deeply into the use of data in the beautiful game. They explore ho…
 
We’re back on our backwoods bullshit this week and talking about Dean Crow’s BACKWOODS (AKA GEEK)! Starring Christine Noonan, Brad Armacost, Jack O’Hara & Dick Kreusser, Backwoods is about Karen and Jamie, a young couple cycling cross-country from Indianapolis who stop in Kentucky to do some camping in the… Backwoods. After saving his daughter’s li…
 
Out of the forest and into the ocean! This week we’re talking about UP FROM THE DEPTHS! This Jaws riff is Directed by the writer of Little Shop of Horrors, Charles B. Griffith! Up From The Depths is about a tourist community in Hawaii that is attacked by some sort of two-finned monster shark. It’s up to the resort’s Head of PR, a pair of haole grif…
 
Euro 2020 is finally here but how is the use of data and technology behind the scenes going to make a difference on the pitch? Helena Schwenk catches up with Dr Sebastian Koppers, Project Lead, TechLab at the DFB-Akademie (German Football Association) to find out. The conversation covers how the DFB uses tech to inform decision-making, how football…
 
We’re still stuck in the woods this week with Don Jones’ THE FOREST! Two couples played by Tomi Barrett, Ann Wilkinson, John Battis and Dean Russell head into the forests of California for some hiking and camping where they’re stalked by a cannibal hermit, harassed by the ghost of his wife and helped by the ghosts of his children. Overall, this is …
 
This week we’re talking about Rolfe Kanefsky’s self-aware(ish) horror/comedy THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE! It stars Craig Peck, John Carhart III, Bonnie Bower, Wendy Bednarz & Claudia Flores as a group of “teenage” friends who head out to a house by a pond(NOT a cabin by the lake) where they’re picked off by an otherworldly tentacle-monster. It’s a fu…
 
Is the data lakehouse more than just a buzzword? Why has the term sprung up and are there any use cases where a lakehouse might make sense? Join Helena Schwenk and Graham Sharpe, director of strategic solutions at Exasol, as they explore the term and provide practical advice for data pros and organizations trying to get to grips with what it really…
 
When you go into the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… murderous Viking spirits! This week we’re camping in the woods with Jefferson Richard’s BERSERKER! A group of young pals played by Joseph Alan Johnson, Beth Toussaint, Greg Dawson, Valerie Sheldon, Shannon Engemann and Rodney Montague venture out to a campground in Utah where the spiri…
 
We all know about STEM, but what is STEAM-focused learning? This week Helena Schwenk is joined by Sally Eaves, CTO, founder and strategic advisor, to answer this question and more. Together they explore why this issue is so important, where STEAM can have an impact on building diverse workforces, and how this new way of learning can be made a reali…
 
Three snake movies! One episode! First up, we’re talking about Fred Olen Ray’s 2001 snake outbreak movie starring Treat Wiliams, the very silly VENOMOUS! Then we’re headed off to Filmore, California for Brewfest where a small town is doing battle with a genetically engineered rattlesnake/cobra hybrid in Scott & David Hillenbrand’s KING COBRA! Final…
 
This week we’re talking about 1985 slasher(ish) film DEADLY INTRUDER! Directed by John McCauley and written by Tony Crupi (who also stars as The Drifter), Deadly Intruder is about a woman named Jessie(Molly Cheek) who is subjected to a kidnapping/home invasion by a disturbed Drifter, while simultaneously, there is an escaped maniac killing those cl…
 
Machine Learning (ML) is a word we hear day in day out but it provokes a wide range of reactions from businesses trying to understand its benefits and pitfalls. So, is ML more accessible than you may realize? Is it touching our lives in ways that we don’t recognize yet? In this episode, Helena Schwenk explores these questions with Graham Sharpe, di…
 
Can Jesus Christ rid Ottawa of lesbian-killing vampires? This week we’re talking about the very fun 2001 Grindhouse-y film JESUS CHRIST VAMPIRE HUNTER. Directed by Lee Demarbre and written by Ian Driscoll, JCVH stars Phil Caracas as our vampire-slaying Jesus with Maria Moulton, Murielle Varhelyi, Tim Devries and Ian Driscoll. It’s a campy, stylized…
 
How data literate do students believe they are? What needs to change to give young people more confidence in this area? How can businesses help guide and inform changes to improve data skills amongst students? These are some of the big questions Helena Schwenk explores this week with Ferdinand Doepel, Head of Economics and Business at a school in t…
 
Can 75% of a movie be slow motion? Apparently, yes! This week we’re talking about seminal SOV slasher SLEDGEHAMMER! From David A Prior who would later bring us the gift of Aerobicide/Killer Workout and much like that later outing, Sledgehammer stars his ripped brother Ted Prior, Linda McGill, Sandy Brooke, Janine Scheer, Tim Aguilar and John Eastma…
 
This week, Helena Schwenk welcomes futurist and cultural strategist, Adah Parris to discuss the role of data in the lives of D/NATIVES – the generation who’ve grown up immersed in digital culture. If you want to find out more about this topic, you can read the related report and hear from the people who are working with the data that shapes our liv…
 
Our heads are filled with visions of the Emerald Isles today as we head into the future where literally nothing has changed except we’re in space. It’s LEPRECHAUN 4: IN SPACE! Leprechaun 3 director Brian Trenchard-Smith returns for this next instalment of the franchise that is, once again, carried on the back of Warwick Davis! This time around we h…
 
To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), Helena chats with Deborah Thomas about the realities of being a CCO, the relevance of IWD today and views on progress around equality and diversity. The conversation also covers important role models, both male and female, and how to tackle the challenge of attracting more women into tech. To find out m…
 
Girls! Girls! Girls! This week we’re talking about Katt Shea’s STRIPPED TO KILL! Kay Lenz stars as a detective who goes undercover at a strip club after she stumbles across one of the dancers being murdered. Is it the mysterious patron Pocket? One of the other dancers? A retired sleazy cop? It sort of has an American giallo thing going on and we lo…
 
What if Rear Window was sexy… but also extremely boring? Like, really boring. Not even copious amounts of William Baldwin butt could save this! Sliver was based on a novel from Rosemary’s Baby and Stepford Wives author Ira Levin, written by Showgirls and Basic Instinct scribe Joe Eszterhas and directed by Phillip Noyce. Sharon Stone stars as an edi…
 
People who love data and want to help organizations make the most of their information can truly have an impact. We speak with Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin, about how he and his team are supporting businesses in transforming their use of data, democratizing it and enabling professionals across the world to discover, understand, and act faster on op…
 
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and this episode we’re talking about 1987 noir/Southern Gothic/erotic horror film ANGEL HEART!!! Written and directed by Alan Parker and based on the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg, Angel Heart stars Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro. P.I Harry Angel is contacted by the mysterious and well-manicured …
 
Giving more people - if not everyone - access to the data they need to perform their job more effectively, is something many organizations aim for. Data democratization can be transformational for a business, but without the foundation of data literacy among employees, it may not lead to the desired outcomes. Join Eva and Helena as they explain why…
 
Muck monsters, queer coding, unnecessary nudity, milky goo baths and brick spores! This week we’re talking about Tim Kincaid’s BREEDERS!!! Starring Teresa Farley, Frances Raines, LeeAnne Baker, Amy Brentano, Lance Lewman and Matt Mitler, Breeders is about a string of virgins who are sexually assaulted by otherworldly beings who live beneath New Yor…
 
What’s a pathway to a career in data and analytics in the football industry? We chat with Hannah Roberts who kicked off her own journey by landing her dream job at Everton FC before forging her path as an independent consultant, advising clubs and sporting organizations on their data strategy and information systems. Hannah also talks us through he…
 
In this edition of DFB Shorts we’re taking it back to 2003 and basking in Christopher’s nostalgia with Friday the 13th fan-film THE COLD HEART OF CRYSTAL LAKE!!! This fun little short is directed by Joe Patnaud, who also wrote with Timothy Whitfield and stars Jillian Swanson, Eric Floyd, Ron Brosh and Chris Cipalone as this batch of Jason’s victims…
 
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) benefits from the use of data to drive actions into the right direction and to ensure they have a genuine impact. In this episode we explore what difference data can make for organizations looking to improve their impact on environmental, social and corporate matters. If you want to find out more, visit our pod…
 
Grab your daytime flashlights because this week we’re talking Kenneth Zollo’s shot-on-video creature feature THE TOXIC SLIME CREATURE! Employees at a factory of some kind get locked in when a train carrying toxic chemicals crashes outside. Then a slug-like thing comes to hug them to death. There’s very dramatic acting, more shoe-clacking than shoul…
 
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