Buck Woody works on the Azure Data Services team at Microsoft, and uses data and technology to solve business and science problems. With over 35 years of professional and practical experience in computer technology, he is also a popular speaker at conferences around the world; author of over 700 articles and eight books on databases, machine learning, and R, he also sits on various Data Science Boards at two US Universities, and specializes in advanced data analysis techniques. He is passionate about mentoring and growing the next generation of data professionals.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
Long experience in “Good Old Fashioned AI” as it is now called. Worked in the military, NASA, small companies, consulting, healthcare, and now Microsoft.
What topic areas are you most passionate about?
Data Science, Data Analytics, Teaching, Mentoring
Which influencers influence you within those key topics?
Wisdom from data, and growing the next generation of data professionals.
Outside of your key topics who else influences you?
Faith, family, and friends.
How would you describe your offline influence?
I enjoy speaking with large audiences and working directly with smaller ones.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
I’ve done, and am open to doing, podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, speaking opportunities, product innovation, video interviews. I don’t do exclusive contracts, however.
What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story?
Constant web searches, industry publications, books and conferences.
What brands have you worked with?
Most all well-known technology vendors, both hardware and software.
Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?
- Provide a quote for content or news article
- Speak at or attend an event
- Participate in a podcast or webinar
What are your passions outside of work?
Reading, walking, traveling.
What business/organisations are you affiliated to?
PASS, and multiple others.
What would be the best way fo a brand to contact you?
You can message me through LinkedIn