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10 Udemy Courses on How to Build a Product Startup Using Services

Posted on Monday, Oct 18th 2021

This Udemy bundle is for IT and IT-enabled businesses wanting to understand how to get early clients by providing services, as well as existing IT-service companies looking to transition into product businesses.

Why is this set of skills so important?

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Cloud Stocks and PaaS: Which SaaS Players Will Win in PaaS

Posted on Monday, Jan 11th 2021

At the end of 2020, I wrote Big Idea 2021: SaaS Companies Will Create 10 Million Jobs with the central thesis that SaaS players would evolve into PaaS to create deeper moats around their core market positions and gain access to the related force multiplier.

To recap on the assumptions:

  • IF 1000 SaaS companies open up their platforms as a service, PaaS, as Salesforce.com does, by 2025
  • IF each platform lets startups sell through its marketplace, as Salesforce.com does, by 2025
  • IF each platform empowers 1000 startups to build on its stack by 2025
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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ohad Maislish, CEO of env0 (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 18th 2021

Ohad talks about trends and open problems within the DevOps space. This is a deeply technical conversation.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to env0.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: John Davagian, CEO of L2L (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 16th 2021

John discusses trends and opportunities within the manufacturing shop floor. 

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as L2L.

John Davagian: I’m the CEO at L2L. I’ve been the CEO for just about six months. I’ve spent 20 plus years in the SaaS industry, primarily on the go-to-market side, and most recently, in significantly scaling a business called Salsify. L2L is a leading SaaS platform built for global manufacturers. At its core, we deliver a pragmatic, innovative, and transformative solution.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Romi Stein, CEO of OpenLegacy (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 6th 2021
OpenLegacy: The API Integration Specialist

This is another segment in our ongoing exploration of the integration problem in cloud computing.

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

Romi Stein: First of all, thank you for the opportunity. I am the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of OpenLegacy. I am an ex-IBM employee. I spent 15 years before co-founding OpenLegacy at IBM headquarters in New York. I was primarily in market and product development roles. There was a bunch of us from the founding team who came from prominent companies.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Karen Gondoly, CEO of Leostream (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 2nd 2021

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Karen provides a precise analysis of the infrastructure for remote access in the Covid world, including gaps open for entrepreneurship.

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

Karen Gondoly: First of all, thanks for having me. My name is Karen Gondoly. I am the CEO and VP of Product Management for a software company called Leostream. We are based here in Boston, Massachusetts. Leostream provides a vendor-agnostic remote access platform.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 26th 2021

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Brad talks extensively about open problems within the cloud infrastructure (IaaS) industry.

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

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Portworx CEO Murli Mohan Thirumale (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Dec 10th 2020

I’ve known Murli for 20 years and love how he marries strategy and deep technical domain knowledge. 

This conversation is extremely technical, and you’d get a precise view of what’s happening in the storage industry as a player like Pure Storage tries to move up the stack and acquire a startup like Portworx.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Florian Winterstein, CEO of Jedox (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Dec 7th 2020

Jedox is doing an excellent PaaS play in Financial Planning and Analysis (xP&A).

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Jedox.

Florian Winterstein: I’m 48 years old. My home base is in Munich. I lived in Switzerland for a while as well as a couple of years in the US and Singapore. I see myself as a global citizen.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: John McEleney, Head of Strategy, PTC (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Oct 8th 2020

We discuss the Mechanical Design industry’s transition to the cloud.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to your background as well as PTC’s work in cloud computing.

John McEleney: I have been in the design and technology software space for the better part of almost 40 years. It started when I had an internship as a mechanical engineer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Prem Jain and Soni Jiandani, Co-Founders of Pensando Systems (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 29th 2020

Cisco’s legendary MPLS team – Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, and Soni Jiandani – have been behind many of the company’s key innovations.

Here, Prem and Soni discuss their newest venture, Pensando Systems.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Chris Nguyen, CEO of LogDNA (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Mar 23rd 2020

The DevOps world is fast moving towards total automation and self-correction. However, the holy grail is still another 3-5 years away. How do we get there? A fascinating conversation with Chris Nguyen who is steeped in building the data infrastructure necessary to run AI/ML algorithms subsequently.

Great interview, short and punchy.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Feb 3rd 2020

We’ve covered Actifio when it was a much smaller company. Now approaching sustainable profitability and an IPO, the company has scaled heights. Here, we look at the trends in its space.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Actifio. We have covered you before. We have the beginning story. It’s been awhile since we talked. Let’s do some level-setting first.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Mark Geene, CEO of Cloud Elements (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 31st 2019

The Cloud Integration space has already seen multi-billion dollar acquisitions. Mark talks about what his company is doing differently.

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

Mark Geene: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of Cloud Elements. Cloud Elements is an API integration platform that is a connectivity or integration layer for software applications.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technologies (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 22nd 2019


Feyzi has built technology that enables legacy applications to become SaaS-enabled seamlessly and rapidly. Excellent thought leadership.

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

Feyzi Fatehi: I’m the CEO of Corent Technologies. Corent stands for core enterprise in the same way that Intel stands for integrated electronics. Corent was coined by one of the people who was involved in coining the phrase “Intel Inside”, which I fell in love with when I was in business school doing my MBA in Santa Clara while working for HP.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Dec 10th 2018

Jitterbit focuses on integrating cloud applications and caters to the non-technical users. Read on to understand the space better.

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

George Gallegos: I’m the CEO. I’ve been at Jitterbit since the beginning. We are an API transformation company. We help companies go through their digital transformation and connect all of their cloud to on-premise. We help them streamline that so that they can be more competitive.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Lior Koriat, CEO of Quali (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 7th 2018

This discussion delves into the depths of the decade-long evolution of the DevOps space.

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

Lior Koriat: I am the CEO of Quali. Quali is an innovator in the field of Environment-as-a-Service over any cloud infrastructure. I joined the company in 2007 as the VP of R&D and became CEO in late 2008. Prior to joining Quali, I founded and managed an engineering services company in Israel called Intellitech.

I joined Quali in 2007. Back then, it was focused on the industry around robotics and aviation. At that point, we believed that there is a large >>>

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