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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.

Sramana Mitra: Can you double-click down on that and tell us how you do it? >>>

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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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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 9th 2018

This is a very interesting and close look into the IT Managed Services Industry.

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

Fred Voccola: I’m the CEO of Kaseya. We are the leading provider of IT and cloud infrastructure management solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Everyone defines SMBs a little bit differently.  >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Shan Sinha, CEO of HighFive (Part 1)

Posted on Sunday, Feb 11th 2018

The online multimedia collaboration space is rich with opportunities for entrepreneurship. Read on for an in-depth perspective.

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

Shan Sinha: HighFive is a all-in-one videoconferencing system. We build the easiest-to-use videoconferencing systems in the market. One of the things that makes us unique is that it’s a 100% cloud-based solution. It combines both hardware and software to deliver a solution that not only gives businesses of all sizes the best end-user experience but also an amazing platform for >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Evident.io CEO Tim Prendergast (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 27th 2017

Tim discusses cloud security challenges in this short conversation.

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

Tim Prendergast: I’m a long-time information security practitioner and one of the early cloud computing adopters. My history goes way back to the early days of PGP encryption and more recently before I started Evident.io, I was one of the principal architects of Adobe.

My focus was on the cloud computing side of the house and transforming that company from someone who had user experiences >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ken Fang, President of Mobomo (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 30th 2017

What use cases are emerging at the cusp of mobile, cloud, AI chatbots and spoken interfaces? Read on for a thoughtful discussion.

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

Ken Fang: I’m the President of Mobomo. Mobomo is a mobile web cloud company. We help federal agencies as well as commercial organizations transform their business primarily through mobile web cloud.

Sramana Mitra: Your customer base is mostly federal agencies? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14th 2017

We’ve discussed the trend of small businesses wanting to buy various cloud services from one trusted vendor. This discussion highlights the same trend, but the solution is different. Read on for more.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing to yourself and AppDirect.

Daniel Saks: I’m the President and Co-CEO of AppDirect. AppDirect makes it incredibly easy for businesses around the world to find, buy, and manage cloud software from their local trusted providers. >>>

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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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