How AI Built This

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Published: 26.03.20

Here at Cathcart, we’re not just recruiters in the technology field – we work with and support the industry because we have a genuine passion for all things tech.

Here at Cathcart, we’re not just recruiters in the technology field – we work with and support the industry because we have a genuine passion for all things tech. One example of that is our Business Development Manager Liam Wilson, who hosts ScotML, MancML and still somehow finds the time to host a podcast, sponsored by Cathcart Associates. If you’ve not had the chance to tune in yet, read on for a roundup of the first five episodes, and find out where you can subscribe to get How AI Built This straight to your device (and ears).

Episode 1 – Richard Potter

Join Liam as he sits down with Richard Potter, CEO of Peak. Peak are a Manchester based SaaS company who have built their own AI system. Their system makes AI accessible to companies all over the UK, helping them to leverage the power of their data with the support of Peak’s crack team of Software Engineers and Data Scientists. Learn how Richard got into the data field, how Peak was born and which drunken decision Richard remembers most!

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Episode 2 – Adam Sroka

For this episode, Liam headed to Glasgow to talk to Adam Sroka, Data & AI Director at Incremental. Incremental are a Microsoft partner, and Adam heads up their ground-breaking Data & AI unit. Hear how Adam went from education, to an award-winning cocktail bartender, to running the data team at a Microsoft Gold partner.

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Episode 3 – Erik Arne Mathiesen-Dreyfus

Not only is Erik the Head of Data at Attest, a London based scaleup, he is also the founder of MancML, Manchester’s Machine Learning meetup. MancML is the largest (and best!) data meetup in the North of England – sign up here. Erik has had a great career in tech, so tune in to hear his journey with start-ups, scale-ups, burnout, new borns, Arsenal, MancML and MMA!

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Episode 4 – Jo Watts

Jo is an impressively busy figure in the data and tech space. Founder and CEO of Effini, an Edinburgh based data consultancy, she is also on the Board of The Data Lab, has written the Data Analytics course for CodeClan and is a Non-Executive Director of GAMSTOP. But she didn’t jump straight into a career in data. Listen as Liam and Jo discuss her background as an astrophysicist, how she made the leap to becoming a Data Scientist and how Effini came to be.

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Episode 5 – Craig Lynn

For episode five, Liam sits down with Craig Lynn. Craig is the co-founder & Director of Filament, a Glaswegian Product Design company. Excitingly, Filament has recently been awarded a place on a Scottish Enterprise scheme to help solve the Climate Crisis using AI. In addition to this, Craig runs Silicon Swalley, a quarterly meet up in Scotland bringing together the best Creative and Tech minds to investigate potential collaborations. Tune in to hear about Filament’s work on the climate crisis, Craig’s career so far and why he’s so passionate about AI.

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We’ll be rounding up the next five episodes for you soon, but if you just can’t wait, check out the podcast for yourself on Captivate or Spotify.

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Co-founder and Joint MD

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