The PRQL: Navigating the Procurement Process for Data Infrastructure Tooling with Matthew Kelliher-Gibson of Rudderstack

May 6, 2024

In this bonus episode, Eric and John preview their upcoming conversation with Matthew Kelliher-Gibson of Rudderstack.


The Data Stack Show is a weekly podcast powered by RudderStack, the CDP for developers. Each week we’ll talk to data engineers, analysts, and data scientists about their experience around building and maintaining data infrastructure, delivering data and data products, and driving better outcomes across their businesses with data.

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Eric Dodds 00:05
Welcome to The Data Stack Show prequel. This is a short bonus episode where we preview the upcoming show, you’ll get to meet our guests and hear about the topics we’re going to cover. If they’re interesting to you, you can catch the full length show when it drops on Wednesday. Welcome back to The Data Stack Show. We are here with Matt Kelliher-Gibson, and we have so many exciting things to talk about. Matt, welcome to the show.

Matthew Kelliher-Gibson 00:31
Thanks for having me.

Eric Dodds 00:33
All right. Well, I have the privilege of working with you every day. So I know a lot about you, but our guests don’t. So give us your background, or your brief background and tell us what you do today.

Matthew Kelliher-Gibson 00:44
So I’ve been in data and data science for a little over 10 years, I started as an analyst, data scientist, I manage data science teams, including an even ran the data science function at a public company before coming to RudderStack. And now I am a Technical Product Marketing Manager here.

John Wessel 01:05
We’ll definitely have to talk more about that career transition, because I think that’s a definitely an interesting one. Well, very excited to chat today. Matt, one of the things we talked about before the show was driving business value with data. So I’d love to hear more about that. And then whatever other topics you want to cover. Yeah,

Matthew Kelliher-Gibson 01:25
I think that’d be a great one. I think also just looking at, you know, why it’s what the process is like trying to buy data tools and kind of why it’s so hard and what you can do about it. I think that’ll be another great topic to dig into.

Eric Dodds 01:40
Yeah, definitely. All right. Well, let’s, let’s dig in and talk. I think the business side of the conversation is going to be really interesting. So let’s dig in. All right, that’s a wrap for the prequel. The full length episode will drop Wednesday morning. Subscribe now so you don’t miss it.