As vice president of data science at Black Knight, Dan Kenshalo plays a key role in building Black Knight’s emerging data science practice and technical aspects of new data science products.
In the last year, Kenshalo helped shepherd the development of Black Knight’s Rapid Analytics Platform, a virtual analytics laboratory that provides a single, workspace to source data, execute queries and train machine-learning models. Kenshalo was also responsible for the development of innovative container and analytics-based technologies for Black Knight, some of which allow Black Knight’s clients to specify and pre-install all the dependencies needed for training machine-learning applications. Kenshalo also authors an internal data science blog that helps to educate the company’s nearly 5,000 employees in the U.S. and India about this key part of Black Knight’s business.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY?
“Change is never easy, and proposing new methods to established processes, technologies and approaches to problem-solving can be met with resistance. Cultivating relationships, developing partnerships and showing the value of new approaches through hands-on demonstrations have proven effective at building consensus.”