Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Recipes: The Center of the Food System

Benji Koltai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Galley Solutions. He is a passionate problem solver, no matter the domain. He has spent his career mastering the craft of problem-solving, using technology. He strives to find and implement simple, creative, and elegant solutions to complex and meaningful problems.

At Galley, Benji serves as CEO and Chief Problem Solver, leveraging his deep experience in food tech to help create a better way of producing food.

Podcast: Electronic Music Fans and Creators Rising Together

Obie Fernandez is best known as a serial entrepreneur and author of the bible of Ruby on Rails development. Prior to founding RCRDSHP he was the founding team CTO of Andela, the most successful venture-backed startup in Africa, now operating in 14 countries and while training 100 thousand young Africans to be world-class software developers.

Obie is also a successful DJ and electronic music producer, with dozens of releases on well-known record labels and gigs at huge festivals such as EDC and A State of Trance.

Podcast: Wireless Mesh – Future of Building Automation

Rohin Parkar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spintly. Rohin is passionate about solving problems in the built world using wireless technology and wants to put India on the world map as a technology product hub. Rohin started his career as a scientist and went on to work in the wireless technology space in US for about 17 years before returning back to India in 2017. After returning to India Rohin along with his friend Malcolm started Spintly and has scaled Spintly to be a leader in the wireless access control space.

Rohin believes in intellectually honest learning and is a follower of the lean start-up methodology and has built his start-up on these principles.

Podcast: How Payments-as-a-Service and Blockchain are Changing B2B Payments

How can businesses adopt cutting edge payment infrastructure and technology to automate their enterprise cash cycle and unlock growth?

Jeremy Almond has spent the last 15 years in the tech-industry as a serial entrepreneur, startup adviser, and occasional investor. Jeremy has helped dozens of B2B companies drive adoption of digital commerce, and is still an active board member at a number of fintech companies.

He started his career in technology as an engineer at nanotech startup Digital Instruments, which was acquired by Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO). At Veeco he led architecture, helping the company shrink massive computers down to devices that now fit in our pockets. He also led their global ERP implementation (15 years ago) where he got his first glimpse into the challenges of enterprise payments.

Podcast: Troubleshoot Faster: Why ML Is a Gamechanger for RCA using Logs

Can ML take the Mean Time To Resolve (MTTR) to almost zero?

With over 20 years of experience across a diverse range of roles, Gavin Cohen has the passion and experience to define and build a new market category for Zebrium. Prior to Zebrium, he was VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Nimble Storage where he was responsible for redefining the company’s category and positioning. He has also held senior product management, business development and technical evangelist roles in Australia and the U.S.

Ajay Singh is a strong advocate for creating products that “just work” to address real-life customer needs. As Zebrium CEO, he is passionate about building a world class team focused on using machine learning to automatically analyze software logs. Prior to Zebrium, Ajay led Product at Nimble Storage from concept to annual revenue of $500M and over 10,000 enterprise customers. Ajay started his career as an engineer and has also held senior product management roles at NetApp and Logitech.

Podcast: Rethinking Urban Agriculture: Empowering Consumers Through the Pursuit of ‘Food Freedom’

Clifton Hartsuff is co-founder and CEO of Plant3r, a self-described company of plant nerds. The company’s mission is to lower the barriers for new gardeners starting out to the lowest possible level and trigger a food freedom renaissance in urban areas around the world. If you’ve always wanted to get started growing your own food and weren’t sure how to begin then Plant3r is for you!

He has 6 years of business development experience focused on B2B enterprise SAAS sales. Prior to his sales career, he worked in patents for 5 years as a patent paralegal, an experience that has proven invaluable since he started growing at Plant3r.


Podcast: The Intersection of Data and Design: Re-Imagining Small Business Financial Services

Mark Ruddock, Chief Executive Officer of Nuula, is an experienced international CEO with two successful exits and over 20 years of experience at the helm of VC backed technology and fintech startups in North America and Europe. He has both founded companies and come in as a later stage CEO to help existing companies scale.

His experience spans multi-country online financial services, mission critical enterprise software and consumer-focused mobile applications.

Podcast: Deliver Better Analytics Faster with DataOps

Christopher Bergh is the CEO and Head Chef at DataKitchen, a DataOps software and services startup based out of Cambridge, MA. Chris has more than 30 years of research, software engineering, data analytics, and executive management experience. At various points in his career, he has been a COO, CTO, VP, and Director of Engineering.

Chris is a recognized expert on DataOps. He is the co-author of “The DataOps Manifesto,” “The DataOps Cookbook,” and “Recipes for DataOps Success”. He speaks about DataOps at many industry conferences and with other media outlets. He began his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center where he created software and algorithms that provided aircraft arrival optimization at several major airports in the United States. Before that, Chris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Math Teacher in Botswana, Africa. Chris holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Podcast: Democratizing Market Research & Consumer Insights

Matt Britton is the CEO and Co-founder of Suzy. He is the U.S’s leading expert on the millennial generation having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 over the past two decades. Matt’s unique ability to connect the dots between the new consumer culture of today and the business trends of tomorrow is what separates him and offers unique value for his clients.Matt’s best-selling book titled YouthNation, which debuted at #1 on Amazon’s business book list has created the modern day roadmap for corporations large and small alike to approach a generation with power and influence unlike any other emerging demographic in history.

In 2002 Matt founded MRY, a digital and social media marketing services agency, which he would grow from a one-person startup to a global powerhouse with over 500 employees. Over the course of Matt’s 14-year career at MRY, the agency he founded helped prominent Global corporations including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Ford Motors, Visa, and Google develop innovative strategies and successfully launch products aimed at the Millennial Generation. In 2011, MRY was acquired by the Publicis Groupe.

In 2016, Matt joined CrowdTap as CEO. a company he incubated and spun-off from MRY in 2011.In 2017 Crowdtap was renamed as: Suzy. Through Suzy, a consumer intelligence platform which is being touted as ‘Siri for brands’, Matt and his team are bringing the voice of real consumers directly to brands at scale and at the speed of culture. Suzy helps companies like Netflix, Coca-Cola, P&G, J&J, Citibank, Verizon, Nintendo & Nestle, among others, validate critical assumptions so they can focus on creating compelling new products, developing effective marketing strategies, and validating direct offers that increase conversion, improve path-to-purchase and drive growth. Suzy has secured over $15 Million in Venture capital to date from investors that include The Foundry Group, Tribeca Venture Partners, fashion icon Kenneth Cole & NBA star Kevin Durant.

Podcast: Systems of Inclusion: Building Trust and Empowerment

Dave Landa is the Chief Executive Officer of Kintone Corporation, which provides a teamwork platform with a visual application builder that empowers individuals, teams and organizations to effectively manage their data and workflows for better collaboration. Since 2004, Dave has been on the forefront of the cloud revolution, driving strategic business development on the executive teams of leading SaaS application providers.

His career includes stints at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run), and he was instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company (Active Network) through to a successful IPO. Dave is a published author, frequent speaker, and recognized thought leader in leadership, corporate culture and organizational transformation.

Podcast: Software Devs: We’ve Got Work to Do!

After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts and Photography, Anthony Molzahn began his career designing, developing, and managing several commercial aspects of remote sensing for precision agriculture. Over an eight-year period in this space, Anthony and his team architected an image analysis platform that automatically delivers plant health and prescription maps directly to farmers and their equipment.

With this insight and love for software technology, Anthony co-founded Project Phoenix in 2017 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. At Project Phoenix, Anthony works closely with his team to enhance and maintain their auto-API engine which reduces software development and maintenance time on API’s from months to minutes.

Podcast: The Growing Consumerization of Healthcare

As Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Wood provides strategic consulting and technology guidance to Insightin Health’s customers.

His deep insight into the Medicare Advantage marketplace provides the team with a highly informed and knowledgeable view from the health plan’s perspective. Prior to Insightin Health, Michael led program management at Highmark, with a focus on member engagement and member experience.

Beginning with his work for the UK Department of Work & Pensions, Michael has focused his career around complex transformation in public change. An Accenture alum, he spent time working within the Human Change team providing consulting, technology implementation, and business analysis for various direct-to-consumer industries.

Podcast: Femtech and Maternal Health

Julia Slanina is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse. She is a graduate of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA). Her degrees led her to work in the foreign service; however, due to her love for health and science, she made a career change and started medical school. After one year, she withdrew from studies to take care of her mother who was terminally ill. Because Julia was the primary caregiver for not only her newborn baby but also her late mother, she saw a need to improve the support and community healthcare for families and children across Canada. Since then, she and her team have developed a platform that offers education, resources, and support from trusted experts within the maternal care industry.

“I designed Treehouse Medical with the intent to promote positive parenting, streamline maternal health information and build a stronger degree of engagement in the Canadian healthcare network.”

Podcast: Turning Software Developers into Security Heros

Shira Shamban is a security researcher and technical expert with a focus on cloud security. Currently, she is the Co-founder and CEO of Solvo, a software company that automates and shifts left cloud security. Shira started her professional career in cybersecurity as a military officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200.

Shira strongly believes in empowering women and under-represented communities in the world of technology. She volunteers as a lecturer and a mentor in forums such as SheCodes, Cyber Ladies and Women in AppSec. Shira started the local mentoring program Security Diva and is the co-chair of OWASP Israel.

Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and Dreaming

Developing Artificial General Intelligence that Learns by Dreaming.

Brent Oster is the President and CEO of ORBAI. He has 28 years experience in 3D computer graphics, animation, simulation, and AI with Bioware, Electronic Arts, Autodesk, and NVIDIA. He was the co-founder Bioware and Check Six, and he has completed the Stanford Continuing Studies curriculum of classes in entrepreneurial business, along with his degrees in Aerospace Engineering at University of Toronto and Scientific Computing at UC Santa Barbara.

As a Sr Solution Architect at NVIDIA, Brent helped Fortune 500 companies (and startups) looking to adopt ‘AI’, but consistently found that DL architectures tools fell far short of their expectations for ‘AI’. Brent started ORBAI to develop something better for them.

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