Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Sensitive Data Meets Document Streaming: A New Technology for Enterprise Businesses?

Michael McCarthy, CEO of Inkit, previously worked in the banking and financial industry. As a result, he had a behind-the-scenes view of how big players operate. This work led him to two realizations:
  1. Companies waste so much time, money, and paper because of inefficient or unnecessary processes. So why not use tech to solve that problem?
  2. Companies that replace paper-based processes usually use inflexible and inconsistent infrastructure that cause wasted work hours and leaky security. Organizations add system after system. The result? A big problem that only grows bigger. Could there be a streamlined solution?
Fortunately, Michael saw three critical missing pieces. What if companies had:
  1. A way to automate and optimize paper-based communications.
  2. A central point that lets you generate and store paperless documents from as many systems as you like.
  3. The technology to distribute all that digital paperwork securely to the right stakeholders [Document Streaming].

Podcast: The Next Massive Growth Channel for Performance Advertisers – CTV

Jason Fairchild is the co-founder and CEO of tvScientific, a ConnectedTV (CTV) advertising and attribution platform. An Idealab company, tvScientific is the first performance platform for CTV, offering a self-managed solution that combines direct media buying with comprehensive measurement and attribution, making it easy for businesses of all sizes to buy CTV inventory and deliver outcomes that are as measurable as digital ads.

Jason is a recognized leader in the ad tech industry with a proven track record of innovating and scaling new technologies and business models at the intersection of media and technology.

Podcast: Foodtech, The Future of Digital Food

As the CEO and co-founder of Deliverect, Zhong Xu is integrating third-party food delivery platforms with restaurant POS systems, automating delivery so it can be managed more efficiently. Zhong, who obtained a M.Sc. degree in software engineering in 2009, created the first iPad POS in EMEA in 2012, together with co-founder Jan Hollez. This SaaS company evolved into the company that today is called Lightspeed, which is available in more than 100 countries around the world.

Zhong was Global Director of Lightspeed Hospitality until 2018, when he founded Deliverect, thereby continuing to revolutionize the hospitality industry.

Podcast: Automating is Key to Company Success

Igor Vainberg is Chief Technology Officer at Tipalti. He has been programming professionally since the age of 15. He has worked in many different fields in the industry, from programming embedded systems for fire alarms to writing mobile apps and AngularJS applications.

Before Tipalti, Igor worked at mobile chat and communications provider Fring, where he helped develop the server side architecture for a VOIP and video call system to handle communications for millions of users. Before that, he was a developer/architect and team leader in the IDF’s intelligence corps. Igor holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Podcast: The Future of Remote Work

Raj Singh is Co-Founder and CEO of Pulse that enables automatic status for digital offices such as Slack. Previously, Raj Co-Founded Tempo AI, a smart calendar acquired by Salesforce, Co-Founded AllTheCooks, the largest mobile recipe community acquired by Cookpad, served as VP of Business Development for Skyfire, the first mobile browser that could play Flash acquired by Opera, Co-founded Veeker, NBC’s first mobile video citizen journalism service acquired by WMG and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.

Raj has also worked in product management, engineering, strategy and consulting roles for numerous companies including Kodak Mobile, Dell Mobile, AOL, Blackberry, MobiTV, Tellme, Samsung, Turk Telekom, IGT and others. Raj blogs at his LinkedIn and invests via AngelList and other. Raj received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, SLO.

Podcast: How Privacy by Design Powers Innovation

Anshu Sharma is the Co-founder & CEO of Skyflow. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, he co-founded Clearedin where he serves as Executive Chairman, and Suki, a digital assistant for doctors. Prior, he served as venture partner at Storm Ventures and was vice president of platform at Salesforce. He has invested in over 25 startups including Nutanix, Algolia, Workato, and RazorPay.

Amruta Moktali is the CPO of Skyflow. Amruta is an innovative, customer-focused product management leader with developer roots. She has held executive product leader roles at a number of software companies, including Cleo, Salesforce, Topsy Labs, and Microsoft, building data-driven products in search, AI, and analytics across multiple industries.

Podcast: Democratizing Financial Markets with Accessible Tooling

Morgan Howell has founded and bootstrapped an eclectic landscape of five businesses after leaving Facebook as a Senior Software Engineer almost two years ago. From being the current CTO of Stock Alarm, an automated alerting tool for stock and crypto traders, and recently departing from his role as the first engineer and Director of Engineering at Learn to Win (L2W), an adaptive micro-learning platform that supports training for frontline works and the Department of Defense, to starting three family businesses: two brick and mortar (bar and barbershop), and an embeddable enterprise search engine called VeriFind to publicly verify employees — we’re not sure how Morgan finds the time, but we know he must be burning the midnight oil!.

Podcast: Transforming Healthcare Data

Joe Gagnon is a creator and explorer. He is that rare mix of entrepreneur and enterprise exec who has been a CXO for the past 20 years. Joe is currently CEO of 1upHealth a cloud-based data interoperability platform that unlocks healthcare data to improve outcomes. He is the founder of THPL,The High Performance Life, an avid blogger, co-host of the Chasing Tomorrow podcast, and a serious endurance athlete. He co-founded Performance Tea where his mission has been to help people achieve their potential and uncover the leading edges of performance with plant-based beverages. Joe was previously CEO of Sparkcentral a company focused on providing digital messaging solutions for customer care.

A firm believer in the parallel challenges of leading a company and pushing physical fitness limitations, Joe is also an accomplished endurance athlete. He has completed six Ironman Triathlons and over 70 marathon distance races. He recently published his book Living the High Performance Life. In 2017 he ran a marathon on Six continents in Six Days.

Podcast: Startup and Scaleup Culture in a 100% Remote Environment

A serial entrepreneur, Alejandro Rivas Micoud has been founding or co-founding companies since he launched his first business, a grocery delivery business, in Spain at the age of 14.

A San Francisco native and Nuclear Operations Engineer with an MBA from INSEAD, Alejandro has lived, worked and launched companies in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Some of his startups have had phenomenal exits, some have been learning experiences, but all of them had a strong international/global component to them.

Alejandro has had the experience of managing the preparation of an IPO, has launched and completed an MBO as well as a major restructuring, and has successfully managed company acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and joint ventures.

With experience in the utility, telecom, and the B2B SaaS industries, Alejandro has learnt the crucial importance of a great user experience for the success of any company, whether a startup or a fortune 100 firm. His current venture, Userlytics, founded in 2009, is one of the global leaders in remote user experience optimization.

In his free time Alejandro likes creative writing, amateur film directing & producing, skiing, sailing, travel and fine dining.

Podcast: Generalized Autonomy in Automation for Buildings

Troy Harvey is the CEO of PassiveLogic. He has a proven track record of 20 years of vision and leadership: building and delivering game-changing products by blending cutting-edge technology with emerging market opportunities. Troy holds unique cross-over expertise in the fields of product development, building science, and control systems engineering.

Prior to forming PassiveLogic, Mr. Harvey founded Heliocentric, a leading building science and controls engineering firm that innovated a new approach to building design using simulation technology. In his capacity as CEO he oversaw the development of next-generation controller technology to address the unmet needs of high-performance building energy systems and led his team on several award-winning building designs.

Podcast: Virtual Neurology: Headache Care at a Keystroke

Liz Burstein is CEO and Co-Founder of Neura Health. She founded Neura Health based on her personal journey with chronic pain, which exposed her to the key challenges of specialist access and care quality that patients face when navigating chronic neurological conditions. Previously Liz led product development teams at digital health companies Maven Clinic and Zocdoc.

Liz started her career in product management at LinkedIn, where she shipped many core products across both the consumer and enterprise side of the business. Liz also spent time as a venture capital investor focused on enterprise AI, healthcare, and consumer technology. She holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Stanford University.

Podcast: APIs and the Future of Cybersecurity

Giora Engel is the co-founder and CEO of Neosec, an API Security Platform. Giora is also the chair of the fraud prevention task force at Financial Data Exchange. In 2011, Giora founded LightCyber, which used network and endpoint behavioral analytics to help lay the groundwork for what would later become XDR. Palo Alto Networks acquired LightCyber in 2017. Giora served as VP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks after LightCyber was acquired. Before venturing into the private sector, Giora served for nearly a decade as an officer in Unit 8200, the elite technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces, where he pioneered the development of cyber technologies.

Giora is a recognized innovator in cybersecurity, cyber warfare and behavioral analytics, and holds several patents. His broad range of technology experience spans network analysis, cybersecurity, algorithmic coding and mission-critical systems. His research in the fields of computer vision and physics has been published in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and the International Journal of Computer Vision. He has also contributed to Dark Reading and other publications. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Podcast: The Science of Hitting the Inbox

Ruari Baker, CEO & Co-Founder of Allegrow, has been working on the science behind inbox placement (where emails land after they’ve been delivered) since 2018. After automating more than 18 million emails through multiple SaaS applications, Ruari has developed unique expertise on the emerging issue of inbox placement effecting business and customers.

Allegrow today is used by hundreds of market leading businesses in sales and technology like SaaStr, Black Kite Software, Path Robotics and Vise. Previously Ruari was an early employee for London’s fastest growing start-up, while they scaled from 8,000 to 40,000 recurring customers.

Podcast: Starting a New Company: Learning to Cry

Jim Donnelly is a career entrepreneur who co-founded Restore Hyper Wellness in Austin, Texas in 2015. After founding and exiting his first company in grad school, Jim spent time in the US military as an Army officer before marketing stints at brands that included Kraft Foods, AT&T, Coca-Cola and Citibank. In 2001, Jim leveraged his love for travel to build one of the most popular online travel communities in the world, IgoUgo.com, which earned a Webby Award for “Best Travel Site in the U.S.” After IgoUgo was sold to Sabre Holdings/Travelocity, Jim founded Pursuit Group, an incubator that launched high-end experiential retail businesses and one-of-a-kind boutique real estate projects.

Podcast: Preparing for Today’s Security Landscape

Adam Gordon is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) / Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with over 35 years of experience working in the information technology and services industry. As a consultant, author, and educator, he is a strong information technology professional skilled in IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Virtualization, Cloud, Security, and Infrastructure across multiple vendor platforms. Adam holds pretty much every IT certification worth holding, including many from Microsoft and (ISC)2.

He runs CISSP and Azure training, having trained thousands of IT pros over the course of his career.

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