In today’s episode you’ll hear from Joe Toscano. Joe is an award winning designer, published author, and international keynote speaker who left his role consulting for Google because he felt the industry was misusing data and that the issues needed to be addressed through innovation rather than strict regulation. Since leaving, Joe has written a book, called Automating Humanity, and has started DataGrade, both focused on increasing technology literacy and purpose-driven innovation. You may have seen Joe featured in The Social Dilemma or his TEDx Talk, “Want to work for Google? You already do,”.
Joe and Taz have been running in the same data ethics advocacy circles for some time but officially met in 2021 during their joint keynote speech alongside Brittany Kaiser at Eurpol’s annual EDEN conference.
In our chat, you’ll hear about Joe’s origin story – mathmetician, turned psychology buff turned data scientist. Through his changing career one factor remained strong – data ethics. We cover his journey into data ethics advocacy, what he’s doing with his new start up DataGrade and most importantly – you’ll learn what resilience means to him. Here’s Joe – hope you enjoy.