Dr. Jonathan Levin is the Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He’s the winner of the 2011 John Bates Medal, and an expert in market design, game theory, and industrial organization.
Auren and Jon discuss how Stanford GSB, one of the most selective schools in the world, thinks about finding talent. Jon breaks down the non-obvious ways universities foster innovation, and how that path of research differs from the private sector.
They also discuss whether or not hedge fund managers are overcompensated, what datasets could improve public policy, and what kind of hard and soft skills are the most important today.
You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Jon Levin on LinkedIn or at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, talks with World of DaaS host Auren Hoffman. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was formerly the first Chief Economist at Microsoft. Susan is also on the Board of Directors of Lending Club, Expedia, Ripple, Turo, and more. Susan and Auren dive into the role of tech economists, machine learning, and causal inference.
Satyen Sangani, Co-Founder and CEO at Alation, joins World of DaaS host Auren Hoffman. Auren and Satyen discuss the importance of data literacy and ways for the private and public sectors to increase data literacy globally. They also break down key trends in the data science world and how powerful new innovation in the past few years is accelerating growth in the data industry.