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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ajay Gulati, CEO of ZeroStack (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jul 20th 2017

This discussion focuses on the infrastructure end of private clouds.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself and ZeroStack to our audience.

Ajay Gulati: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of ZeroStack. I started this company with a couple of other friends about three years ago. Prior to ZeroStack, I was at VMWare for a long time. One of the problems that we noticed with lots of companies is that there were companies who were looking at this new cloud-based model of IT both for building their applications and deploying their >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Sash Sunkara, CEO of Rackware (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21st 2017

A deep-dive into cloud infrastructure.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Rackware.

Sash Sunkara: I’m the CEO and Founder of Rackware. My Co-Founder is Todd Matters. He’s my Chief Architect. We started Rackware in 2009. Rackware is a cloud management platform specifically targeted at mid-size to larger enterprises. We have a cloud management suite of products. We started off migrating applications into a variety of private and public clouds. Soon after, we introduced disaster recovery in the cloud. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Rob Bonavito, CEO of Jaggaer (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 22nd 2017

Supply Chains are becoming deeply integrated, cloud-based phenomena. We introduced you to some exciting trends in the Inspyrus story earlier. This discussion further explores this topic, as well as the opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Jaggaer and also some background about yourself.

Rob Bonavito: I’m the CEO of Jaggaer. Jaggaer is a 22-year-old company. It provides a comprehensive and complete spend solution suite across the commercial, higher ed, and life sciences industry. I recently joined the company six months ago. Let me >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Chris McNabb, CEO of Dell Boomi (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Nov 17th 2016

We’ve covered the cloud integration space before. Dell Boomi is Dell’s cloud integration arm with over 150 Fortune 500 customers.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s being by introducing our audience to Dell Boomi as well as yourself.

Chris McNabb: I’m the CEO for a company called Dell Boomi. It’s a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. We provide the world’s leading integration Platform-as-a-Service. That is to say that we provide organizations of all sizes with solutions to enterprise integration and enterprise integration problems, all offered up as a service from our cloud. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 14th 2016

Dani Golan discusses trends in enterprise storage.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with an introduction to Kaminario and yourself.

Dani Golan: It’s a pleasure to talk to you. It’s exciting times in IT. If you look at the macro trend—whether it’s cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, the explosion of data is at the center of all that. Kaminario is the next generation storage company that caters to the modern infrastructure. We are essentially the data backbone for data that resides in the cloud.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s talk about what kind of customers you cater to. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 14th 2016

At every sector of enterprise software, cloud services are starting to open up doorways to connect with Artificial Intelligence. This interview is a granular look at the role metadata and data structures plays in that interface.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Nuxeo.

Eric Barroca: I’m the CEO of Nuxeo. We help organizations data assets. We are focusing on helping an organization manage new types of information and assets, especially in the space of media and financial services.

Sramana Mitra: How does this fit into the competitive landscape? There’s a lot of digital asset management solutions that we see. What’s >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Himanshu Palsule, CTO of Epicor Software (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd 2016

We’ve been covering the Vertical Cloud trend extensively. Epicor software is an ERP company focusing on vertical cloud in a big way. Very interesting reading.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Epicor.

Himanshu Palsule: I’m the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Epicor. As many people know, Epicor Software is a leading provider of ERP software globally. We have about 40 years of experience doing this. We serve tens of thousands of customers across 150 countries. We have roughly around $900 million in annual revenue and are headquartered in Austin. We have offices all across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 17th 2016

Zoho has been a tremendous success story in the cloud. In this interview, Sridhar Vembu discusses his strategy for the next phase of growth, and his general observations about the dysfunctions in the cloud ecosystem. Compelling conversation, must read.

Sramana Mitra: It’s been a while that we haven’t talked. We first did your story back in 2007, was it?

Sridhar Vembu: Yes.

Sramana Mitra: Right when you were getting going. Over the years, we’ve talked many times. Where I want to start today is how do you see the evolution of cloud computing and how are you steering the hole in that context? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Blackbaud CTO Mary Beth Westmoreland (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 5th 2016

Blackbaud is a SaaS company that caters to the philanthropic segment—helping non-profits manage their donor management workflows. This interview explores the trends and evolutions of the sector.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Blackbaud and yourself.

Mary Beth Westmoreland: I’m Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Development at Blackbaud. Blackbaud has actually been around for quite some time. We’re the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community. A big chunk of that is the non-profit space. We’ve grown our customer base by about 15% and our stock price by about 70% over the past two years. We’re a growing company. We serve more than 35,000 customers today in the philanthropic space and also the consumers. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Everbridge CEO Jaime Ellertson (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Mar 25th 2016

If the Brussels attacks have made you wonder about alert systems and such, this discussion will shed some light.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Everbridge.

Jaime Ellertson: I’m the Chairman and CEO of Everbridge. Everbridge is a provider of enterprise SaaS applications that automate information exchange to keep people safe and business running. It is a fast-growing provider of enterprise SaaS applications that automate information exchange to keep people safe and businesses running.

The markets that we participate in are everything from emergency notification, which would be sending out communications like recently in Brussels, to communications and information exchange around IT outages. It could also be a connected hospitals – code alerts and telemedicine – or large community >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ali Din, SVP & CMO of dinCloud (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 21st 2016

There’s a significant trend in the cloud services space towards managed services. Read on to learn more.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as dinCloud.

Ali Din: I run a company by the name of dinCloud, which is a cloud services provider. I’ve been in the IT channel or IT industry for just shy of 20 years now. I’ve been in implementation roles, product development, marketing, brand management, and am now overseeing dinCloud. The company has been incubated out of an IT value-added reseller that was close to about $1 billion in revenue.

The founder of dinCloud had also founded that reseller, so he had been in the industry for a number of years as well. We initially started out as a desktop-as-a-service provider because there were a lot of opportunities around taking the physical desktop and the evolution of that into a virtual mode. We were already seeing this happen in the server space around 2010 and 2011. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of Montage Talent (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 21st 2016

The recruiting approach in large companies that hire large numbers in a given year is changing. Read on, to learn how cloud and video are becoming central to the current trends.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Montage.

Kurt Heikkinen: I’m the President and CEO of Montage. Personally, I have a few decades of experience in innovation inside of human capital management. Our company Montage is a leading provider of purpose-built video and voice interviewing technology that transforms the hiring process. We work with many large organizations to help them gain a hiring advantage using our solutions that are specifically tailored to support the complex requirements of recruiting and hiring. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Louis Tetu, CEO of Coveo (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 25th 2016

If you are passionate about the future of data-leveraged decision making, this discussion will be great for you!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with setting a bit of context. We have talked about your entrepreneurial journey. Set some context about Coveo.

Louis Tetu: Coveo is a player in a space called intelligent search. More specifically, we provide technologies for enterprises that essentially aim at delivering the best available information to every employee and every customer, every time. What that means for practical purposes is, we help companies engage their customers with more relevant information, and we help companies leverage their data so that they can upscale their workforce empowering people with richer information so that they can do more on their own. That’s really the essence of what we do. We’re a little more than 200 people and growing very fast. We operate across the three continents. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ravi Reddy, CEO of Sunera Technologies (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 18th 2016

We’ve discussed the vertical cloud trend in previous interviews. This discussion highlights the same trend, but from an entirely different point of view.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Sunera.

Ravi Reddy: Sunera Technologies is uniquely positioned in the way that we are helping organisations in digitalization of information technology and digitalization of business. A large number of our solutions and platforms are built on cloud for one to automate, predict IT applications and IT systems such that organisations can drive more productivity from their investments in IT and invest more in creating new business models that are evolving through digitalisation. That’s the core of Sunera.

Sramana Mitra: You need to walk us through some customer use cases. Tell us what kinds of customers you work with and walk us through how you add value to that process. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2016

While Amazon dominates the public cloud platform market with AWS, and Microsoft is a distant second, emerging trends show that resellers and application developers are seeing alternatives. Read on for more…

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Egenera.

Pete Manca: I’m the CEO at Egenera. Egenera is a 15-year-old software company and I have been with the company since the very beginning. We started off mainly in the infrastructure software space selling both the hardware and software solutions that were targeted towards the enterprise market. We did that for the first 10 years of the company’s existence.

About three years ago, we saw the trend of the cloud. We acquired a company in Ireland that specializes in cloud management. We transitioned the company from a traditional enterprise perpetual license software company to a cloud management company that is more of a subscription-based cloud-based company. Today, that’s our main focus—selling, what we call, wholesale cloud. We’re mainly selling for the reseller channel at a wholesale level and providing an easy way to introduce cloud to their customers.

Sramana Mitra: What does that mean? What specifically are you selling? >>>

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