#31 Scott Wilson - Founder & CEO

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Scott started his career pushing trolleys at Woolworths. In his career he rose to management levels in retail with Woolworths, consumer goods with Kraft Foods, Fonterra SPC and PZ Cussons, then in media with 21st Century Fox. He then became the CEO of iSelect, a role he left earlier this year to start his own AI company Wilson AI.

We speak about:

* Focus on customer needs

* Digitising industries to access more data

* Helping companies in multiple industries to begin their data analytics journey

* How to differentiate your company when competitors have access to the same data

* How to overcome being "data rich but insight poor"

* Changing industry power dynamics through data

* Creating new teams to create value from data

* The importance of storytelling in data science

* Defining objectives with your data analytics communication

* Educating industries to use data more effectively

* Understanding costs & priorities across the value chain to make better decisions

* Eliminating your biases when dealing with customers

* Process re-engineering & AI

* How to think outside of the building

* How to start an AI company

* The importance of translating between business and technical

* How to connect data science and the boardroom

* The importance of data science education in an organisations journey

* How to achieve a wider spread adoption of AI

* Focusing on cost & revenue with data science for maximum impact

* Resist the urge to boil the ocean

* The role of a CEO in a publicly listed company

* Focusing on the top 3 business priorities

* Productionising AI & monitoring unintended consequences

Scott is based in Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

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