Summary:

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Josh Sullivan talks about the art and science of building multi-disciplinary data science teams; MongoDB’s big payday; and Verizon’s cloud gambit.

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When folks hear think data scientists, they usually envision of  stats and computer science geeks. And those skills are important, but for Josh Sullivan,  VP  of strategic innovation at Booz Allen Hamilton its equally if not critical to find people with huge intellectual curiosity regardless of their field of expertise. One of his best hires was a guy with a graduate degree in forest management. Hear more from Sullivan on how to build a super-star team.

But first, Derrick Harris and I talk about NoSQL fan favorite MongoDB’s $150 million in new  funding, Verizon’s sparkly new cloud, and Microsoft’s decision to use  its enterprise mojo to push the Windows Azure cloud.

Bonus:  The MIT Media Lab tour starring … robots!

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Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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