Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast

MapR’s Unique Data Fabric: A Podcast with Ted Dunning

On this episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Podcast, “Designing Enterprise Platforms,” EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with MapR’s CTO Ted Dunning. Designing Enterprise Platforms is a podcast about the deeper issues involved in creating big victories in enterprise technology. MapR is a company that has been around for most

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Automating the Workplace: A Podcast with IPSoft’s Allan Anderson

In this episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast at Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods explored the top of robotic process automation (RPA). Woods spoke with Allan Anderson, director of enterprise solutions at IPsoft, one of the leading vendors in a space that includes RPA, conversational AI, and

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Cloud Migration Made Easier: A Podcast with Apps Associates

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Paul Vian, SVP of sales, and marketing, and Bill Saltys, SVP of alliances from Apps Associates. Apps Associates is a leading firm that helps companies migrate their Oracle applications and databases to

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Integrating Research Successfully: A Podcast with Leanne Waldal

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Leanne Waldal, a leading technology researcher who understands how to create programs and manage research and analytics departments to support product development and design. Her career has spanned many different areas including

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Defining Your Risk: A Podcast with Tim Mackey of Synopsys

At this year’s RSA 2019, Dan Woods of the Early Adopter Research podcast spoke with Tim Mackey, the senior technology evangelist at Software Integrity, a division of Synopsys. As Woods did with other tech leaders he spoke with at the conference, he asked about his three key cybersecurity questions for

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Is Zero Trust a Reality? A Podcast with Authentic8’s Scott Petry

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Scott Petry, the CEO of Authentic8. Their conversation focused on the current cybersecurity landscape and Authentic8’s approach of securing the browser. Their discussion also covered: * 2:30 – Zero trust * 7:20 – Why is

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The Year of the CISO? A Podcast with Carbon Black’s Tom Kellermann

At the RSA 2019 Conference this year, Early Adopter Research’s Dan Woods spoke with a number of cybersecurity professionals. One conversation was with Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Carbon Black. Woods asked Kellermann about his three key cybersecurity questions for 2019 and delved into the future of cybersecurity in

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The New World of Cybersecurity: A Podcast with Zscaler’s Stan Lowe

At this year’s RSA Conference, Early Adopter Research’s Dan Woods conducted a podcast with Stan Lowe from Zscaler. Lowe is the Global CISO for Zscaler and their conversation covered three big questions about cybersecurity in 2019. Topics covered in the podcast include: * 3:15 – Is “zero trust” cybersecurity a

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Concurrency Matters: A Q&A with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs

The database market has experienced a remarkable level of innovation over the past few decades. In a recent interview for the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Spencer Kimball, co-founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs, about the history of the modern database market. The conversation covered the beginnings

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Saving Money with IT Analytics: A Q & A with Dresner Advisory

Productized analytics have been a focus of Early Adopter Research since it was launched. In a recent conversation for the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Howard Dresner and Chris von Simpson from Dresner Advisory Services. They recently completed a report about IT analytics and their discussion covered that

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The Value of Productized Analytics: A Podcast with Dresner Advisory

Productized analytics have been a focus of Early Adopter Research since it was launched. In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Howard Dresner and Chris von Simpson from Dresner Advisory Services. They recently completed a report about IT analytics and their discussion covered that report

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What Differentiates HCL: A Q&A with HCL’s Darren Oberst

Recently, on the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Darren Oberst, Corporate VP and head of Products and Platforms at HCL, a global systems integrator. HCL is pursuing a strategy called Mode 3 that is taking the old model of global SIs and adding new elements related to

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A New Mode of IP: A Podcast with HCL’s Darren Oberst

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods speaks with HCL’s Darren Oberst about HCL’s unique way of approaching IP partnerships and technology company acquisitions. HCL is pursuing a strategy called Mode 3 that is taking the old model of global SIs and adding new elements related

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Assessing Digital Transformation: A Podcast with PwC’s Tom Puthiyamadam

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with PwC’s Tom Puthiyamadam about digital transformation. PwC has recently completed a Digital IQ Survey that shows how companies from across a variety of industries are succeeding and failing in their attempts with digital transformation. Their conversation covers

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Is AI Dependent on AI: A Q&A with H2O.ai’s Sri Ambati

It seems like every product on the market today advertises its use of AI. But separating AI myth from reality is crucial for businesses wanting to make the right decisions about what products to adopt. Recently, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods spoke with Sri Ambati, CEO of H2O.ai. Woods wrote about

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Redefining Data Management: A Q&A with Informatica’s Amit Walia

One of the goals of Early Adopter Research is to explore and understand cutting edge technology as it emerges on the market. As part of that mission, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods recently interviewed Amit Walia, President, Products and Strategic Ecosystems for Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management software company, about

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Democratizing Data: A Q&A with Qlik’s Mike Capone

In November, Dan Woods of Early Adopter Research had the chance to speak with Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik, about the company’s acquisition of Podium Data, AI, and data supply chains for the Early Adopter Podcast. Woods has written about Podium Data’s technology before at Forbes, and the combination of

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Activating Data Management: A Q&A with Commvault’s Patrick McGrath

Early Adopter Research’s Dan Woods is very familiar with Commvault, having followed and written about the company over the past few years. For a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, he had the chance to speak with Patrick McGrath, Commvault’s Director of Product Management, about Activate, a new

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What Can Activate Do For Commvault? A Podcast with Patrick McGrath

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Commvault’s Patrick McGrath about their new Activate product. Commvault is a company focused on data management. Activate will help the platform extract insights from data to improve a company’s ability to have high-quality data governance. The conversation

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Intelligent Spending: A Q&A with Coupa’s Rob Bernshteyn

In a recent interview for the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa, about how he has led the adoption of AI and ML in the Coupa product. While some companies will have success with AI and ML by incorporating them into their own

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Third-Generation BI: A Q&A with Nick Caldwell and Frank Bien

On a CTO Club list that I’m on, a question came up. “What are you using for BI?”  About ten or fifteen people said, “I’m using Looker with Redshift” or “I’m using Looker with Snowflake.”  Looker has become popular in the cloud data warehouse space. I’ve been following Looker for

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Sentient AI: A Q&A with IPSoft’s Chetan Dube

AI and machine learning adoption continue to be hot topics in the world of technology. Recently, Dan Woods had the chance to speak with IPSoft’s Chetan Dube about AI adoption and productization and IPSoft’s unique approach to these topics. IPSoft’s portfolio represents an interesting way to productize AI with different

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Early Adopter Research Podcast: IPSoft’s Chetan Dube on AI

In today’s episode of Early Adopter Research, Dan Woods speaks with Chetan Dube, CEO of IPSoft. The conversation covers AI adoption and productization and IPSoft’s unique approach to these topics. 2:20 – What is the current landscape with productized and non-productized adoption of AI 4:45 – Why AI needs to

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Using Graphs to Fight Diabetes: A Podcast with Alexander Jarasch

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Alexander Jarasch, the head of the German Center for Diabetes Research, about the power of knowledge graphs and how they’re helping in the fight against diseases. The conversation covers the following topics: 1:40 – Why graphs seemed

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Graphing the Future: A Podcast with Neo4j’s Jeff Morris

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Neo4j’s Jeff Morris. Woods had participated in Neo4j’s graph tour and this conversation draws on that experience to discuss the power and potential of graph technology, and putting that technology into production. Their conversation covers: 2:40 –

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The Future of Search: A Q&A with Grant Ingersoll

Donald Trump raised the issue of the fairness of Google search. Citing a variety of specious sources, he asked, “Is the Google Search ranking algorithm biased in some way?” While I don’t think he really has much of a point, it is interesting to think about why search is the

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AI Isn’t Magic: A Podcast with MapR’s Ellen Friedman and Ted Dunning

We’re back with another edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast. In this episode, Dan woods speaks with Ellen Friedman, a principal technologist and Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies. Dunning and Friedman have recently completed books, and the conversation covers their insights on when it makes sense

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The Future of Data: A Podcast with Syncsort’s CTO Tendu Yogurtcu

In the latest edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Tendu Yogurtcu, CTO of Syncsort, during the Strata NYC Conference. Dan covered Syncsort’s technology in a recent article for Forbes in which he describes how the company is helps businesses manage their entire data supply chain.

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The future of big data: A podcast with Syncsort’s Josh Rogers

In this latest edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Syncsort’s CEO, Josh Rogers, about all things big data. Their conversation covers the changes to the big data landscape over the past decade, as well as how the questions companies ask of big data are evolving

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Is Google Search Fair? A Podcast with Lucidworks’ Grant Ingersoll

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Grant Ingersoll, contributor to Solr, cofounder and CTO of Lucidworks, and cofounder of the Mahout Machine Learning Open Source Project, to discuss the fairness of Google search. Recently, President Trump has grabbed headlines by asserting that Google’s

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Podcast on Data Fabric with MapR CEO John Schroeder

John Schroeder is the founder and CEO of MapR. He has extensive experience in enterprise software, having worked at Calista Technologies, Rainfinity, BRYO, and Compuware. Our conversation focused on MapR’s unique data fabric technology, which is an evolution of the data warehouse and data lake. The data fabric expands upon

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