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Brad Pflum

Brad Pflum

Senior Director of Data Science and Applied AI at 2k

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    Brad has lead and operated up and down the data stack, from data engineering and platform, to data science, to ML-based products and applied AI technology. He's a blend of Data, Product, and Engineering. Brad is currently the Senior Director of Data Science & Applied AI at 2k (publisher of video game franchises like NBA 2K, Bioshock, Borderlands, Mafia, XCOM and Civilization) where he manages a team of 25 Data pros (data scientists, ML scientists, and ML engineers). Previously he's been Head of Data, Head of Data Science, or Head of Data Science & Data Engineering for a number of successful silicon valley startups, and spent 8 years in Washington DC doing Engineering Management and Analytics in the National Security space. His academic background is Operations Research.

    About me

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    Seniority

    9 Years

    Hierarchy

    Manager of Managers

    Industry

    Computer Software
    Consulting
    Consumer Services
    Entertainment, Media & Music
    Financial Services / Fintech
    Gaming
    Real Estate
    Retail

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    4 resources

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    Hiring and Building a Data Science Team

    5 June

    Brad Pflum shares qualities to look for in a candidate when hiring and building a new data science team.

    Hiring
    Data Team
    Engineering
    Hiring your first data scientist without data science knowledge

    26 November

    Brad Pflum gives some advice on recruiting the first data scientist for a company, the procedures and the pitfalls.

    Dev Processes
    Remote
    Hiring
    Data Team
    Engineering
    Managing Mediocrity

    8 May

    Brad Pflum discusses his tips for how to manage mediocrity.

    Managing Expectations
    Productivity
    Feedback
    Sharing The Vision
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Toxic Employee
    Toxic Atmospheres
    Performance
    Engineering
    Redefining And Restructuring A Team

    8 May

    Brad Pflum discusses how he went about redefining and restructuring the roles in a team he inherited and the challenges he faced while doing so in a rapidly growing company.

    Scaling Team
    Reorganization
    Career Path
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Engineering
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