The world around us is changing faster than ever before. Automation, articial intelligence, big data, geo-location and advanced technology are reshaping every aspect of the way we work and live—and data is at the center of this transformation. Welcome to the Data Gurus Podcast, a leading market research podcast hosted by Sima Vasa, CEO of Innity Squared Ventures.

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Vin Vashishta - Data Science Expert Data Gurus Podcast

Vin Vashishta – Data Science Expert | Ep. 007

Vin Vashishta is a data science and machine learning expert and the founder of V-Squared Data Strategy Consulting. He’s built the most trusted brand in data science and machine learning around the concepts of simplicity and profitability. Data science is a field that is up and coming. There seems to be a blending of market ... Read more
Mark Kapczynski - Yodlee Retail Insights Data Gurus Podcast

Mark Kapczynski – Yodlee Retail Insights | Ep. 006

Today, Sima Vasa talks with Mark Kapczynski. Mark leads the retail and restaurant shopping insights at Yodlee. They provide connectivity between fintech companies – financial technology apps – and the data within financial institutions. Becuase of this connection, Yodlee gets to see consumer financial transactions and that translates into shopping behavior. Data Collection From this data, Yodlee can determine how many times do people ... Read more
John R. Leeman - Transformational Business Leader Data Gurus Podcast

John R. Leeman – Transformational Business Leader | Ep. 005

John R. Leeman is the co-founding and managing director of True Customer. They provide customer-centered marketing, media, analytics, content, and eCommerce consulting that drives scalable growth. John R. Leeman – From Advertising to CMO John started in the traditional brand and advertising business. He worked in the on major brands such as Campbell Soup and General ... Read more
Andrew Konya - Remesh Data Gurus Podcast

Andrew Konya – Remesh | Ep. 004

Andrew Konya is a computational physicist currently working on his P.hD. in chemical physics at Kent State. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Remesh, Inc.  Remesh is a platform that replaces polls and surveys with conversations to gather real-time and actionable data. They [market researchers] said what we had built lived at the interseciton of quantitative ... Read more
Erik Qualman Living in a Digital Age Data Gurus Podcast

Erik Qualman Living in a Digital Age | Ep. 003

Erik Qualman is a #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker.  His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. It’s those that live like the Flintstones and the Jetsons that will ... Read more
Jane Clarke Television Analytics Data Gurus Podcast

Jane Clarke Television Analytics | Ep. 002

Jane Clarke works in a coalition for the research of all the cable and broadcast television networks and the media buying agencies. They started with a handful of large advertisers but ended up working with the ANA. They want to fully represent the buy side and the sell side to solve the current data challenges. TV ... Read more
Ravi Parmeswar Winning the CPG Analytics Race Data Gurus Podcast

Ravi Parmeswar Winning the CPG Analytics Race | Ep. 001

Ravi Parmeswar is a VP at Johnson & Johnson. He’s in charge of global strategic insights and analytics. He has significant experience in CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods). “The Chinese proverb ‘May you live in interesting times.’ we certainly are.” – Ravi Parmeswar The Changing Face of Analytics Ravi’s responsibilities take global strategic insights and analytics to drive insights ... Read more
Data Gurus Podcast with Sima Vasa Introduction

Data Gurus Podcast with Sima Vasa Introduction | Ep. 000

The world around us is changing faster than ever before. From automation, artificial intelligence, big data, geolocation to every aspect of how we work and live. This includes DATA. Welcome to the Data Gurus Podcast with Sima Vasa…our mission is to bring you a real-life perspective on what’s happening in the industry and how successful companies and ... Read more
Meet your host

Sima Vasa

Sima Vasa is a growth-focused strategic advisor, investment banker, and entrepreneur with industry-leading expertise in market research and data ecosystems. She is the Founder and CEO of Infinity Squared Ventures, an organization focused on advising middle-market data and analytics companies in business strategy, product innovation, and growth. She is also a Senior Advisor with Oberon Securities, a New York investment bank. Sima is the host of the weekly Data Gurus podcast, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on market research, insights and investment banking.

Data Gurus

Each week, we explore market research topics, interview industry leaders, and reveal new insights into the world of data. Our mission is to bring you a real-life perspective on what’s happening in the data industry, and share how successful companies and individuals in this niche are surviving and thriving through the sea of change. We encourage you to be bold, be brave and be fearless. Let’s navigate the data ecosystem together.

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Interested in being a guest on the Data Gurus podcast? We want to hear from you! Please let us know who you are, what company you represent, and what topic you would like to speak about, if interviewed on our show.


I love how the podcast is focused on all the right things. “A data-intensive podcast that focuses squarely on business – that’s a rare find! The guests are absolutely fascinating, I might add. Thanks for this valuable contribution to the world, Sima!”


Entertaining, insightful and actionable! “Whether you’re well established as a data innovator, or just getting started carving out your niche — this is a must-listen podcast for you! Sima does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating our shifting technological landscape — with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!”

Josh Crist

Worth The Listen “Really enjoyed listening to each guest and their different perspectives, regarding what they do and how it relates to our ever-changing industry. The host, Sima Vasa, is energetic, enthusiastic, and adds to the whole ‘Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Fearless’ vibe. You can tell she loves what she does and is 100% engaged with her guests. I highly recommend Data Gurus to all, not only for those who are obsessed with data and the industry, but for the life lessons that can be learned as well.”

Data Dork