Business at the speed of AI: Lessons from Shopify

The Data Exchange Podcast: Solmaz Shahalizadeh on product development and product management in the machine learning era.


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In this episode of the Data Exchange I speak with Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP and Head of Data Science and Data Platform Engineering at Shopify. Shopify is a powerhouse in ecommerce and their technology powers over a million businesses worldwide. Solmaz is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences throughout the world and she has played a critical role in helping Shopify scale its data and machine learning infrastructure.

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Our conversation covered many important technical and business topics including:

  • Building and scaling machine learning data products.
  • Building and scaling data teams.
  • Data informed product building.

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