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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Tom Bianculli, Vice President of Technology Office at Zebra Technologies (Part 3)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

Sramana Mitra: You’re saying that this is something that is in pilot.

Tom Bianculli: It’s not in commercial deployment, but two of the top five freight carriers in the world are trailing it.

Sramana Mitra: Any other use case that you want to present?

Tom Bianculli: There’s one in the healthcare space that I can talk about. It might be worth mentioning about the strategy. We are focused on instrumenting devices and getting data back. Think about this as Smart labels, Smart tags, Smart bracelets. This is similar to the quantified movement in the health wristband space, like what Nike did a while back. >>>

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From an EIR Experiment to a Fast Growth SaaS Copmany: Joe Kinsella, Founder and CTO of CloudHealth (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

Joe founded CloudHealth as an EIR at a Boston VC firm. Last year the SaaS company had 300 customers. The story explores how he achieved product market fit and found its stride.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your personal journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

Joe Kinsella: I grew up in a little town outside of Syracuse, New York. It’s just a little urban town out in the middle of nowhere. I spent my life right through college in the New York area. I took a Computer Science degree. I noticed that there were a lot of tech companies in Boston and San Francisco. I put a lot of thought into it and decided to head out to Boston and started looking for a job. >>>

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311th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW, Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

Today’s 311th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable for entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join.

 

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For Oracle, It is All About the Cloud Now

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

There appears to be a heated race among the top cloud players to get to the $10 billion mark. Salesforce.com has always boasted of how it will be the first company to reach that mark. But in the recent result announcements, its rival Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), proclaimed that it could very well be the first one instead.

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311th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting In 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

Today’s 311th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable for entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. All are welcome!

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New Relic Diversifying Beyond Application Performance Monitoring

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

According to a Global Industry Research report, the Global Application Performance Management (APM) market is estimated to grow to $5 billion by the year 2020. The increasing demand is driven by the growing need of enterprises to gain better business visibility and monitor applications to deliver customer satisfaction and improve operational efficiency. An earlier Markets and Markets research had estimated the industry to grow 13% annually through the year 2019. Despite the strong market growth, New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is not restricting its presence to the APM market and is, instead, diversifying to other software services.

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A Late Bloomer on Building a Legitimate Unicorn: Veeva Systems CEO Peter Gassner (Part 3)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

Sramana Mitra: What was the trigger to leave Peoplesoft?

Peter Gassner: The management team had changed at Peoplesoft. I had started as a developer there. At the end of nine years, I was handling a team of 500 people. I worked hard there. I loved the team I assembled. Then, the management team changed. Culture changed a bit. Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. This happens slowly. Then the industry became a consolidation industry rather than an innovation industry. I’m an innovator. When people are innovative and they don’t have an area to innovate, they get frustrated. I’ve seen this in many people.

I didn’t realize it but I was slowly becoming more frustrated and little less aligned to the cultural changes. I was slowly getting less satisfied in my work. I just woke up at one point to the fact that I don’t feel like I want to bring new people into this company. That was the trigger. I had to make a change because I can’t keep my >>>

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What is Jeff Bezos Doing with The Washington Post?

Posted on Thursday, Jun 30th 2016

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A few days back, I read an extensive analysis of the Washington Post under Jeff Bezos titled The Bezos Effect: How Amazon’s Founder Is Reinventing The Washington Post – and What Lessons It Might Hold for the Beleaguered Newspaper Business.
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