Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Why Software Engineers Cannot Say No

It’s not about how to say NO. It’s about what we say YES to.

If you want to be successful at what you do, you have to go to the edge of what you know. You have to find that space. Successful people discovered that you need another human’s help to get there. Yet, not everybody can help you.

Andrea Clough can. She lives in that space every day and she can guide you there. Andrea is transforming good Engineers into GREAT Engineers. She is the killer combo for translating their strong technical skills into powerful business & people skills. She is called by her clients “The Engineer Whisperer”. Andrea believes that taking your life & career to the next level is like climbing a mountain. In order to see the amazing view from the peak you have to plan, train, collect your gear and work with a guide. You cannot do it only relying on yourself.

Podcast: Customer Experience: The New Era of Customer Success

How delivering true customer success goes beyond any specific function and requires company-wide transformation with Anisha Patel @ Cisco.

Anisha Patel is Senior Director, Customer Success Management at Cisco. Her team is responsible for developing and scaling the global customer success model across Cisco’s portfolio of products and services. Prior to joining Cisco, Anisha led Customer Success Strategy & Analytics and was the Chief of Staff to the COO, Customer Success at Salesforce. Her experience also includes years in business operations, marketing analytics, and consulting at Salesforce and IBM.

Anisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics & Operations Research from New York University.

Podcast: Developers and Security: A Love/Hate Relationship

2020 was marred with myriad cybersecurity incidents, from Twitter to SolarWinds. What cultural shifts can we make to avoid this in 2021? with Yasyf Mohamedali, CEO @ Sym

Yasyf Mohamedali is a entrepreneur and software engineer based in San Francisco, California. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently the CEO of Sym. Sym is a cybersecurity startup building a developer-first security workflow automation platform.

Yasyf has started several technology-focused companies across a variety of industries, including education, healthcare, civic engagement, and digital logistics. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Fox News, NPR, Wired, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.

Podcast: Determine a Valuable Product Without Building One

Stop wasting your time and money: quickly determine value and the fastest way to market.

Ryan Jones has launched over 50 applications/services ranging from server infrastructure tech to enabling people to interact with products in images online. Those products have been used by millions, with the most recent product launches producing $50mm+ ARR in the first year they were released. Ryan has led 100+ person product teams, trained 25+ Product Managers, and is an expert in Lean Product Development/User-Centered Design.

Ryan originally started in Finance at Goldman Sachs managing $5B+ worth of multi-asset class portfolios on discretion. He entered the Tech realm through a startup, became an engineer, and then officially became a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs (Pivotal Software – went public, then acquired). Ryan worked with a wide range of customers around the world through Pivotal, helping customers determine value and then how to build that value quickly and efficiently. He then led multiple product teams in the R&D Org including the initial Kubernetes offering by VMware. After, Ryan went on to lead a joint effort between Microsoft and VMware to enable developers on Azure.

Podcast: The Future of Retail Through People-to-People Shopping

Empowering people to sell products, and earn like retailers themselves.

Raji Kalra is the Co-founder and CEO of Peopletail. Raji is a retail marketing specialist who has spent 15 years providing digital services to brands and retailers. In 2008, his company started an in-store digital signage network for Whole Foods Market, which expanded to 30 other leading health and wellness retailers across Canada.

In 2017, Raji and long-time friend and business colleague Ming Tse founded Peopletail. This platform is powering the future of retail by enabling people-to-people content experiences and shopping. Raji holds a BA from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and a Master’s degree in Business Law from Bond University in Queensland, Australia.

Podcast: Innovation: Driving Advancements in Oil & Gas Processing

Innovation in drilling and shale development transformed US O&G production. Will the O&G processing sector follow suit, providing critical advancements in operational efficiencies to sustain the industry under fire from renewables and “green” energy? with John Sabey @ ProSep

With more than 35 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry John Sabey is a currently the Chief Technology Officer for ProSep.  John is a key player within the industry and has led the way to develop mixer applications into the natural gas midstream, processing and LNG sectors resulting in the first commercial system for LPG quenching of natural gas and two patents and promoting “step change” improvements in the upstream and downstream sectors.

Currently, John’s principal focus is driving the adoption of high-efficiency mixers to the midstream, natural gas processing, downstream and LNG segments.

Podcast: Data Streaming and the End of the Data Broker Model

Can a disruptive new approach remove the pain of buying and selling data? with Nick Jordan

Nick Jordan founded Narrative in 2016 after spending nearly a decade in data related product management roles because he saw there was a significant opportunity in the marketplace to create a platform that eliminates inefficiencies in data transactions. Participants in the data economy need access to readily available data assets, and tools to help them manage their data business. Nick and the team at Narrative have developed an offering that gives data practitioners full control of their data strategy by allowing them to source, evaluate, buy, process, and activate new data supply in a matter of hours. Nick and his company have just announced the launch of a new category: Data Streaming, which effectively replaces the broken data broker industry model with a transformative solution.

Prior to Narrative, Nick led Product + Strategy at Tapad where he helped evolve the company from a media business into a data and technology licensing business before its acquisition by Telenor for $360M in 2016. Before joining Tapad, Nick ran Product Management at Demdex, the industry’s first data management platform (DMP) prior to its acquisition by Adobe in 2011. He also held roles at Yahoo! running pricing and yield management for newly acquired assets like Right Media.

Podcast: GammaTile Therapy: A Head STaRT in the Fight Against Brain Tumors

Mr Likens is an accomplished leader in the medical device industry. Prior to coming to GT Medical Technologies, he served as the president and chief executive officer of Ulthera, Inc. There, he led the startup from pre-commercialization to more than $100M in revenue and a $600M acquisition by Merz Pharma GmbH.

Mr Likens’ professional career began with Johnson & Johnson. However, he spent the bulk of his career at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, where he progressed through a variety of domestic and international sales, marketing, and general management roles that ultimately culminated in the position of president of Baxter Biotech North America, and then the president of its US Renal Care division.

Podcast: Remote Property Management in a COVID-19 World

How PropTech is changing the game for commercial real estate during COVID-19 and into the future with Suellen McFarling, COO @ Leonardo247

Suellen McFarling is the Chief Operating Officer at Leonardo247, the leader in remote monitoring of onsite multifamily operations. With more than 20 years in the proptech sector, McFarling has helped entrepreneurs in the real estate technology industry to build and grow profitable businesses.  She is a pioneer in the industry, introducing new technology solutions to multifamily owners, operators and investors, and she has built strong strategic partnerships for Leonardo247 to excel quickly. McFarling is a thought leader who provides the company’s customers with unique advantages to achieve their business goals.

Podcast: AI to Empower: How AI Can Empower Us, Rather than Choose for Us

Can AI help us cook and eat healthy… but on our own terms?

Michael Haase is the CEO and Founder of PlantJammer, a company that has set its sights on fixing the broken food system via gamification of home cooking.

Curiosity is Michael’s fuel. He works in the intersection of biotechnology, food, and AI. Michael has made his kitchen into a lab and his coffee table is stacked with books like “Organic Chemistry”, “The Science and Lore of the Kitchen”, “Food Lab”, “The Art of Fermentation”, and “Machine Learning with Python”.

Podcast: Mobility Based Media: Capturing Audiences On-The-Go

Understanding how consumers engage with close proximity media and advertising through mobility with Fermin Morales and Bo Sijuade, COO / CEO @ Oyster.

Charismatic multi-cultural Tech Co-Founders that are cultivating a digital revolution.

Fermin Morales (Co-Founder & COO) is a 25-year-old first-generation Mexican-American entrepreneur. Bo Sijuade (Co-Founder & CEO) is a 24-year-old first-generation Nigerian-American entrepreneur.

Podcast: Journey From Software to Shoes Driven by Passion With Twist & Turns Along the Way

On your career journey make passion & challenges your North Star. Don’t let titles, products, industry or size of a company drive you astray with Nimesh Porbandarwalla.

Nimesh Porbandarwalla is a passionate challenge seeker, problem solver, and brand builder whose career spans multiple start-ups as well as large corporations in diverse industries.

Currently, he is the Sr. Director of Marketing & Strategy for Dr.Comfort where he is responsible for End-to-End Marketing, New Products Introduction & Strategy for Dr.Comfort a business unit of DJO Global. Dr.Comfort is the #1 brand for Diabetic Footwear, Custom Orthotics, Compression, and Diabetic Socks

Podcast: Pitching the Augmentation Game

David Reid is the CTO and CMO of National Oilwell Varco. His life and career has focused on the development of people, business, technology and culture. He has been a pioneer and champion of strategic growth in technology, business models, machine design, and industrial digitization.  He is a global public speaker on innovation, change, and leadership, as well as being an advocate in addressing modern slavery.  David serves on the boards of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, an NOV and Schlumberger’s Joint Venture IntelliServ, and Redeemed, a trauma informed recovery program for sex trafficking survivors.

Podcast: Staking on Leverage with KIRA

Powering decentralized applications with the liquidity of assets at stake with Milana Valmont & Mateusz Grzelak.

Milana Valmont is the co-founder and CEO of Kira Core She was an intern at Roubini Global Economics as a Macro Research Analyst. After graduating from Fordham University Milana started working as a Private Equity Analyst at Issac Organization, and was an Investment Relationship Manager at OneMed Market. In June 2017, she joined Binance as a community volunteer and later as a Project Manager and Blockchain Consultant. In 2018, she joined in Tel Aviv, first as a Blockchain Business Development Lead and then later became the Head of Strategy Milana has vast experience in structuring and scaling blockchain startups as well as deep understanding of crypto economics.

Mateusz Grzelak is a Chief Technology Officer at KIRA. Mateusz was Involved in the cryptocurrency space since the late 2011 and supported the interchain/web3 ecosystem since the late 2016. Previously worked at Barclays Bank as R&D Developer, lead engineer at US Based Settle Finance and as product manager at Swiss based He has a deep understanding of the Interchain network protocols and experience at leading software development teams.

Podcast: The Importance of Buyer Enablement

Building trust, digitally, throughout the customer journey.

Greg Dickinson, Founder and CEO, Omedym.  Greg is an experienced software executive who has helped drive growth and establish market leadership for true innovators like Ariba (acquired by SAP), Hiperos (acquired by Coupa) and now, Omedym.  Throughout his career, Greg has supported all aspects of the customer journey and has had a close-up view of the changing expectations of the software buyer.  He understands that buyers are no longer content to let the sellers control the process and started Omedym in response.  Greg is the author of The Convenience Economy: B2B, Adapt Now or Pay the Price, and the host of the podcast with the same name.

Doug Udoff, Chief Customer Officer, Omedym.  Doug has spent his entire career software space.  He has led services, support, and customer success at industry leaders like Oracle, Ariba, Misys, and Hiperos and considers himself to be a true Customer Evangelist.  Doug has worked closely with Omedym’s customers to help transition their sales and marketing approach from helping the “seller sell” to helping the “buyer buy.”  His perspective on this transition is invaluable to any software company.

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