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Episode 8 | Divya Bokaria | The Challenges of Being a Data Leader

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The Challenges of Being a Data Leader​ with Divya Bokaria

In the latest episode of The Live Series Podcast, Dave was delighted to be joined by Divya Bokaria who’s the Head of Data & Analytics at Zattoo!

Divya has been involved in data and software engineering for the past 10 years and has grown into her current role where she leads a team of Data Engineers, BI/Product Analysts & Data Scientists in Berlin. She had some really inspiring and fresh ideas around data engineering, leadership and diversity within the data space.

In this episode, the pair discuss:

  • How she started her career in data engineering & her journey into management

  • Her current role and responsibilities & how the data team fits into an organisation

  • Her vision on what data leadership is

  • The challenge of being a woman in data leadership

  • How data teams are unique in comparison to other teams in the engineering department

  • The challenge of getting value from data & gain insights

  • Her advice to any data engineering professionals who are looking to make a transition into data leadership

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