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Taylor A. Murphy

Head of Product & Data at Meltano

Taylor Murphy is the Head of Product and Data of Meltano, an open source data platform that enables collaboration, efficiency, and visibility. Taylor has been deeply involved in leading and building data-informed teams his entire career.

At Concert Genetics he scaled the Data Operations team to enable the management of hundreds of thousands of genetic tests and millions of claims records.

At GitLab, he was the first data hire where he focused on building and scaling the data organization as the company headed towards its IPO.

Taylor has been involved with Meltano since its inception, acting as the primary customer with whom the team engaged to understand the needs of modern data professionals.

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BOOK NOW FOR your podcast

Taylor A. Murphy

Head of Product & Data at Meltano

Taylor Murphy is the Head of Product and Data of Meltano, an open source data platform that enables collaboration, efficiency, and visibility. Taylor has been deeply involved in leading and building data-informed teams his entire career.

At Concert Genetics he scaled the Data Operations team to enable the management of hundreds of thousands of genetic tests and millions of claims records.

At GitLab, he was the first data hire where he focused on building and scaling the data organization as the company headed towards its IPO.

Taylor has been involved with Meltano since its inception, acting as the primary customer with whom the team engaged to understand the needs of modern data professionals.

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“From April 2018 to May 2019 I was the manager of the Data team for GitLab. I took this role after my manager left, when I started reporting directly to the CFO as a Data Engineer.

I remember saying to him “this doesn’t seem like the right level of abstraction for you,” and proposed I step up to become the manager. I also said I didn’t want to do this for a long period of time, since I intentionally came to GitLab to move from a manager role to an individual contributor role and focus on Data Engineering.”

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“Data teams aim to help the people in their organization make better decisions. Many data teams aren’t doing this as well as they could and are missing out on a huge opportunity, both for the organization and the team. This gap is due to teams not being set up for success, which undermines trust in the data and the insights the team generates.

There is a better way to build and run a data organization: run it as if you were building a Data Product and all of your colleagues are your customers. We believe this has the ability to transform your organization and help teams reach their true potential.”

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“One of the great parts of working for a company with such a strong open source ethos is that you’re able to apply this philosophy to other parts of the company. We on the Data Team have worked hard to embody the values of GitLab, particularly collaboration and transparency.

It starts by defaulting to public for everything. Our primary code repository is public and MIT licensed, meaning anybody can contribute or just take what they find useful. Our code, issues, and documentation are public.”

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Timeline

Mar 2021 - Present

Meltano

Head of Product and DataMeltano

Mar 2021 - Present

Jan 2018 - Mar 2021

GitLab

Manager, Data & Analytics

GitLab

Jan 2018 - Mar 2021

Sep 2013 - Jan 2018

Concert Genetics

Director of Data Operations

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Sep 2013 - Jan 2018

2008 - 2013

Vanderbilt University

PhD in in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Vanderbilt

2008 - 2013

Ask me

What is the future of the data profession?
How can organizations best use their data?
How can organizations help their data professionals grow?
Why is open source the future for the data profession?
What is DataOps and why is it so important for data professionals?

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