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Coworking with Luke Fife

He's director of business development for North America at ClicData.
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Luke Fife

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How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t work in tech?

Everyone wants data today to operate in their lives and business. The problem is that getting that data, putting it in a secure location, and preparing it for consumption is a time-consuming, technical process. My company offloads and automates this process for a non-technical user. That’s the company side—as for the business side, I am building the North American business for ClicData.

What’s your favorite emerging tech project you’ve worked on?

A current, really exciting project: When someone is building a new data product or a new ML model, there is one problem and one thing that would make things easier in the life cycle. The problem: You need data to train a model, and if you are starting out, you typically do not have the right scale of data needed to train the model. The potential solution: What if you could bring the data to be paired with your technology from day one? I believe this will unlock something huge in the ML world today.

Which emerging technology are you most optimistic about? Least? And why?

Anything around gaining insights from your data in real-time or in a predictive fashion.

Crypto is what I am least optimistic about. I still think there is a place for it, and I believe there is promise in the future of this technology. I am bearish because there is still so much regulatory scrutiny. It’s blockchain, the foundational side of crypto, that I am bullish about—it’s a major positive already.

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