Episode 13

Published on:

31st Jan 2023

S3 | Ep 13 | MLOps Maturity: ML V Ops with Leanne Fitzpatrick, Director of Data Science at Financial Times, and Andy McMahon, Head of MLOps at Natwest Group

In Episode 13 of Season 3, of Driven By Data: The Podcast, Kyle Winterbottom is joined by Leanne Fitzpatrick, Director of Data Science at Financial Times, and Andy McMahon, Head of MLOps at Natwest Group, where they discuss the current MLOps maturity, which includes; 

  • The maturity of MLOps over the last 12 months
  • Why getting ML into production is no longer the challenge
  • Why the Ops component is now the major challenge
  • What best practice actually looks like
  • Why ML is more software than Data Science
  • Why thinking about MLOps as products is helping the industry
  • What does MLOps actually mean to business leaders
  • The resiliency and risk elements
  • Why design and processes are really what make or break MLOps
  • Why we need rules of engagement
  • Why we don’t have enough practitioner expertise
  • The challenge of building scalable MLOps solutions
  • The differences and similarities to software engineering
  • Why companies will need to change their operating models to support their MLOps maturity
  • The importance of domain expertise for successful MLOps
  • The current tooling landscape
  • The role of vendors play in the journey
  • Build versus Buy
  • Predictions for next 12-24 months
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About the Podcast

Driven by Data: The Podcast
Designed for Data Enthusiasts to hear from the Data & Analytics industry's thought leaders
Orbition Group is delighted to bring you this podcast series, which is designed for Data Enthusiasts, to hear from some of the most high-profile Data, Analytics and AI thought leaders from around the globe.

Each episode will detail the guests journey to the top while bringing unique insights, drawn from first-hand experience on the industry’s most trending topics.

This podcast was created as a way for our industry's most respected leadership figures from across the world to give back to the Data & Analytics community, by sharing; knowledge, experiences and ideas, to inspire, innovate and provide real-life use cases on the industries most pressing topics/challenges.

About your host

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Kyle Winterbottom

Founder of Orbition Group, a Search and Talent Solutions business that operates exclusively within the world of Data, Analytics & AI.

I am hugely passionate about enabling organisations to drive decisions and obtain value from the use of Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence.

As such, I believe it is imperative that as a community, we share; knowledge, ideas, real-life use cases and inspiration to collectively give back to our industry.

Given my fortunate position of speaking with hundreds, if not thousands of leadership figures within the global Data & Analytics community each year , I feel it is my duty to share the successes, failures, challenges and opportunities.

Therefore, I have positioned Orbition Group to be a facilitator of that knowledge sharing, through these podcasts, events we host and public speaking.