Steve Nouri is surely one of the prominent expert voices globally in the field of data science and artificial intelligence (AI).
He does everything that one can do – from actually working on technical projects to speaking, writing, and teaching – to further the true cause of data and AI in the world.
His passion for spreading knowledge and expertise as well as to add value to the community has automatically catapulted him as a trusted influencer within the industry. He has over 265K followers in LinkedIn alone. And, on the front of helping other professionals shine in the field, Steve has recently launched a course on LinkedIn networking for professional growth.
He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an ICT Professional of the Year Gold Disruptor award winner.
He started as a software engineer and entrepreneur. After getting significant experience in machine learning, natural language processing(NLP), and advanced analytics, he worked through different IT roles before becoming the Head of Data Science and AI at the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS is the industry peak body for anything IT and computers in Australia. More than 42,000 ACS members work in business, education, government, and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide opportunities for members and partners to succeed and innovate.
Before joining ACS, Steve was the head of data science CSIRO and Nod.
Steve is also passionate about organising hackathons to further strengthen the industry and facilitate the spread of latest knowledge among all the enthusiasts and experts worldwide.
In this exclusive interview, Steve and Jason shed light on the networking side of things for data science professionals.
So, the scope and breadth of this episode are truly diverse:
– How you too can become the LinkedIn top voice to develop your personal brand.
– Philosophy and principles of posting on LinkedIn.
– Why even if you are an expert, you should share and engage on LinkedIn as an analytics professional.
– Mistakes and misconnections around using LinkedIn as an expert data professional.
– Tips for data professionals and scientists on getting the most out of LinkedIn.
– How just liking and commenting can be a good way to start building your network with other analytics professionals.
– How to deal with the issues, such as stress, unease, conflict, etc., of using social media and expressing yourself.
– Why LinkedIn is still the best professional networking platform to get organic leads.
– Hackathons and meetups – tools for growth and network to uplift each other.
– State of the Australian workforce in terms of emerging tech and AI adoption.
– “Learning how to learn” is essential to cope with the perpetually changing world. Also, a few tips on how to foster such a mindset.
– Actions companies can take to upskill their employees keeping individual preferences for learning into consideration.
– The role of the government in advancing AI adoption and innovation in Australia to compete with other leading countries.
Whether you are a veteran or just starting out in the industry, networking efficacy can go a long way on further developing your career. So, don’t miss this episode if you want to learn more about networking for data professionals. Also, if you like to have training for your organisation to be ready for the AI disruption, Steve Nouri and ACS could be the right party to engage with.
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What is one book he would gift to his younger self:
- The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
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