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Florian Douetteau

Florian is the CEO of Dataiku, and was one of the four co-founders.
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Preparing for AIexit

Following a slew of incidents of AI gone wrong, governmental agencies are preparing contingency plans for an AIexit in case of extreme circumstances. According to increasingly more experts...

April Fool Joke, EnterpriseAI, data regulations | April 01, 2019 | Florian Douetteau

Technoslavia 2.5: Open Source Topography

Open source has always been a part of the data science landscape (as we explored here in 2015 and here in 2017). And while every tool in Technoslavia has some free offerings, we’re taking this...

data science, Technology, Open Source | November 07, 2018 | Florian Douetteau

Technoslavia: Where Are We Now?

The first time we introduced the idea of Technoslavia - the heterogeneous and fragmented picture of the technological world of data infrastructure - was nearly two years ago (I know, we can’t...

Technology, collaboration, Data Engineering | October 17, 2017 | Florian Douetteau

Introducing PolYamoR, the two-way translator between Python and R

Today, data science is the field of a Big War between Python and R.

data science, python, deep learning, April Fool Joke | April 01, 2017 | Florian Douetteau

How Can the Healthcare Industry Optimize Scheduling with Data?

I have a definite phobia about doctor's waiting rooms. This phobia came about fairly recently, after contracting chickenpox, a disease I attributed to spending some time in a pediatrician's...

healthcare, business, predictive analytics | January 08, 2016 | Florian Douetteau

The Long Journey Across Technoslavia


My grandmother was born in a country called Yugoslavia. As you may know, Yugoslavia was one country with seven borders, six republics, five nationalities, four languages, three religions, and...

Opinion, Corporate, Technology | November 18, 2015 | Florian Douetteau

How are Recommendation Engines Built?

The success of Amazon and Netflix has made recommendation systems not only common but also extremely popular. For many people, the recommendation system seems to be one of the easiest applications...

recommendation, data science, machine learning | June 10, 2015 | Florian Douetteau

Applied Data Science: Optimizing Checkout Times

My neighborhood mini-market has a very clever system for optimizing wait times at the checkout. There are always between 2 and 5 people working in the store, working continuously either at the...

* Data Projects & Use Cases | May 26, 2015 | Florian Douetteau

The Three (or Four) Ways to Create a Big Data Startup

Imagine waking up one morning with the dream of creating a big data startup. It's easy!

Opinion, big data, Corporate | May 07, 2015 | Florian Douetteau

How do Social Media Publishing Optimization Tools Work ?

Marketers and community managers who work with social networks are often tempted to use social publishing optimization tools. Yet, the recipe behind such tools is often obscure for non-data...

* Data Science Fundamentals | July 03, 2014 | Florian Douetteau

Recommendation Engine: There Is No Silver Bullet

As Internet users, every day, we receive many offers for multiple products. Robots send them to us through various communication channels. How do advertisers choose which products to show and...

recommendation, marketing, business | April 24, 2014 | Florian Douetteau

Beyond the Hype: the 6 Core Skills of a Good Data Scientist

The term “data scientist” was coined in 2008 by two LinkedIn analysts to describe their work deriving business value from the masses of data being generated by their website. Since then, people...

Opinion, Data Science Basics, business | November 10, 2013 | Florian Douetteau

Machine Learning for Merchandising

The other day, I was talking to my friend who runs a personal e-commerce site selling speciality items. He wanted to understand how machine learning technologies could help him manage his site...

business, machine learning, predictive analytics | October 24, 2013 | Florian Douetteau
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