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In this highlight from the podcast, Dr. Cloud discusses the old cliche about how your thinking determines your feelings. Does your thinking change your feelings? Do your feelings change your behavior? Does your behavior change your thinking? In short, yes, to all of these depending on what you need to address. It might not be intuitive. You might be feeling anxious, and you know that changing your thinking will change how you're feeling, but good luck! We often find that with anxiety, we need to change behavior first in order to change our thinking which in turn changes how we're feeling, as one quick example. Dr. Cloud discusses how it's often not one formula that's going to get you to the solution and provides some useful illustrations on how this all works. Dr. Cloud's "Getting Over Trauma" workshop is on August 30th at 5pm Pacific! Dr. Cloud will help you identify your traumatic injuries, and walk you through the steps necessary to get back to healthy functioning. If you can't attend live, don't worry, you can stream the recording as much as you like. To find out more about it go to https://Boundaries.me/trauma. Get one week of free coaching videos from Dr. Cloud and boundaries.me! No strings attached! Just put in your email and we'll send you the videos! https://www.boundaries.me/coach
Layoffs are always the first thing that people jump to and think about. But I think that it's really important to also realize that you can hurt or help your company depending on how you do it.Indico was founded by Slater Victoroff in an Olin College dorm room (literally) as a developer platform aimed at making deep learning more accessible to those with only a basic knowledge of programming.He raised ~$5M of venture capital from top-tier VCs including General Catalyst, .406 Ventures, Boston Seed, Hyperplane as well as many high-profile Boston Angel Investors.He now also serves as VP of Research @ Neo CyberneticaKey topics:Creative ways to keep your team during a recessionHow to avoid the death spiralPractical ways to weather the stormLooking deeper at how you deliver ROI across NetRevenue Retention (NRR)____________________________GuestSlater VictoroffFounder & CTO @ Indico [@indicoData]On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/slatervictoroff/____________________________This Episode's SponsorsAre you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?
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The need for a high-performance ERP and the need for cloud are here to stay. And increasingly, those two things come as a package deal—in the form of cloud ERP solutions that can support greater reliability, flexibility, scalability, innovation, and growth. There's no “one size fits all” solution – and sorting through your options can take work. Join Deloitte and SAP transformation professionals as we dispel some of the mystery and the myth surrounding cloud ERP today—and challenge preconceived notions about size, speed, and complexity of projects. Our panelists will explain how a modular ERP approach and a two-tier model can support business stability, flexibility, and transformation on your own terms and timeline, while unlocking business benefits sooner. We'll ask Deloitte's Chip Kleinheksel, SAP's Sven Denecken and Deloitte's Misa Rawlins and Todd Slatter for their insights on The Kinetic Enterprise: Positioning your business for the future with cloud ERP.
Get caught up on the news and headlines around the diabetes community! The top stories in the last seven days: Senate Republicans nixed an insulin copay cap, but Democrats say they will revisit this issue in a few weeks, Dexcom pushed back their G7 timeline in the USA after the FDA asks for changes, once weekly basal insulin moves forward in trials. Plus, Beyond Type 1 is back in the NYC Marathon and much more! Learn more about the T1D Exchange: https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/ Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! *Click here to learn more about OMNIPOD* *Click here to learn more about AFREZZA* *Click here to learn more about DEXCOM* Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I'm Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. XX In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for the entire T1D population. https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/ XX The copay cap on insulin may come back before the Senate in a few weeks. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer say he'll bring tht issue back up.. after Republicans blocked it in a sweeping climate, inflation and health care package passed by the Senate on Monday. Speaking on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Schumer said, “We're going to come back and make them vote on that again.” Seven Republicans still voted with all 50 Democrats, three short of the 60 votes needed, and it is possible more Republicans would support it if it came up as a standalone measure. It's not clear if this would again be a copay cap or in fact a cap on the actual price of insulin for all, including the uninsured. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3594003-schumer-senate-will-vote-again-on-35-insulin-cap-after-gop-blocked-it/ XX Dexcom is pushing back the timeline for a U.S. launch the G7. That's after the FDA raised questions about the device's software during a review. This has something to do with how the G7 and it's smartphone apps deliver alarms to users. Looks like maybe a limited release in the 4th quarter of this year and full rollout in 2023 if there aren't any other hiccups. As you likely know, the G7 is nearly 60-percent smaller than the G6, it's transmitter and sensor all in one and has a much shorter warmup period. It's been approved in Europe since March. https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/dexcom-resubmit-g7-glucose-monitor-software-fda-review-pushing-back-us-launch XX One type of once-a-week basal insulin gets the go ahead to move forward with clinical trials in the US. Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals says it's investigation drug called GZR4 is more stable with less day to day variation than once a day basal insulin. There are a few of these weekly insulins in trials, none yet approved. Gan & Lee is also doing trials of the drug in China where they are already a big player in the insulin market. https://www.ganlee.com/detail/668.html XX XX Good news for Senseonics, makers of the Eversense implantable CGM. Shares were up on second quarter earnings and future expectations. I don't generally report on stock market moves of diabetes companies, but the past few years have been a bit iffy for Senseonics and there was speculation on whether this CGM option might not be available in the US. They partnered with Ascensia Diabetes Care and got the six month approval for Eversense earlier this year. https://www.massdevice.com/senseonics-stock-q2-2022/ XX A new call for comments to the FDA but the deadline is TODAY august 15 at midnight eastern time. I'm going to read directly from a post by Joanne Milo in the CGM in the Cloud off topic group. Joanne's been a guest of the show and leads the loop and learn group – she writes. “We have until August 15, 2022 to provide comments on FDA changes to the way CGM display and alarm systems are regulated. This has implications for remote monitoring and automated insulin delivery systems, both commercial and DIY. We request your assistance in helping the FDA and device providers (FDA considers software for treatment of disease to be a device) understand the benefits of real-time CGM access and the risks we carry by not having ubiquitous real-time access to our diabetes device data. We hope you will choose to spend a moment to add your voice to the #WeAreNotWaiting chorus. They provide some text which I'll link up in the show notes as well as the links to this post and the FDA comment portal. https://www.regulations.gov/commenton/FDA-2018-N-1910-0047?fbclid=IwAR2WAtGl3vjTUonamNdlBtAu_pg2-xQOVy8bSqG2peLCUz2eq8R8OgLqtHQ https://www.facebook.com/groups/CGMITCOFFTOPIC XX The T1D Exchange Registry is a research study conducted online over time, designed to foster innovation and improve the lives of people with T1D. The platform is open to both adults and children with T1D living in the U.S. Personal information remains confidential and participation is fully voluntary. Once enrolled, participants will complete annual surveys and have the opportunity to sign up for other studies on specific topics related to T1D. The registry aims to improve knowledge of T1D, accelerate the discovery and development of new treatments and technologies, and generate evidence to support policy or insurance changes that help the T1D community. By sharing opinions, experiences and data, patients can help advance meaningful T1D treatment, care and policy. The registry is now available on the T1D Exchange website and is simple to navigate, mobile and user-friendly. For more information or to register, go to www.t1dregistry.org/stacey XX Team of 50 individuals living with type 1 diabetes will raise awareness and funds for their chronic illness SAN MATEO, Calif., (Aug. 3, 2022) – Going the extra mile this year, global diabetes nonprofit Beyond Type 1 was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 6. Beyond Type 1 will be among the 500 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world's most popular marathon. This year's Beyond Type Run team includes nearly 50 runners across the United States, Canada, Ecuador and Australia, who are raising awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes as ambassadors for Beyond Type 1, showcasing how they live beyond their diagnoses and supporting crucial efforts and programs for others affected by this condition. First-time Marathon Runner Kyle Banks, known for his tour with the Broadway cast of The Lion King, is the team captain. “The Beyond Type Run team displays the ultimate resilience and strength as they run the marathon. If it weren't for the team jerseys or the technology attached to their bodies, you'd never know they were living with a chronic illness,” said Beyond Type 1 CEO Deborah Dugan. “We are grateful to them for helping us raise awareness, and we thank all of our sponsors for their generous support and donations to the team.” Since 2017, Beyond Type 1 has had roughly 150 people with type 1 diabetes run the TCS New York City Marathon through the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Official Charity Partner Program. “The TCS New York City Marathon serves as one of the world's largest fundraising platforms supporting hundreds of charities and philanthropic efforts,” said Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “We are very proud to support Beyond Type 1 and the incredible impact they have made to the diabetes community as they raise important funds to support people with diabetes.” The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf. Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $400 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s. https://beyondtype1.org/beyond-type-1-nyc-marathon-2022/ XX Morgan Shepard book Morgan Shepherd So happy to announce my book “ T1D Looks Like Us! A Type 1 Diabetes Story” is now available to order! I am so excited to share this piece of my heart with you ❤️ Rose was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) when she was seven years old. Now she is nine and at times feels lonely because she doesn't know any other kids with T1D. With help from her mom, Rose meets people from all over the world who also live with T1D and have their own unique stories to share! This book is intended to spark conversations about empathy, differences, and self-compassion. Through the text children will learn not only about Type 1 Diabetes but also about the diversity of people who are living bravely with T1D. The book is perfect for newly diagnosed children, siblings, and classrooms that have a student living with T1D. XX Next week I'm talking to the folks at Patients For Affordable Drugs about the bill that passed the Senate this week. The insulin copay cap was removed, but what does it really mean for medication prices? The episode out right now is our special 500th episode where I'm interviewed by news anchor Cristina Frank, who hosts the morning show at WMTW in Maine lives with type 1. Listen wherever you get your podcasts That's In the News for this week.. if you like it, please share it! Thanks for joining me! See you back here soon.
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Topics: Church Life, Confrontation, Separation, Lying, Single Parenting, Dating, Physical Abuse, Verbal Abuse Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer, Dr. John Townsend Caller Questions: My brother was hazed by the youth group and sexually harassed in our former church; I was bullied there. Should I confront church leadership? Is it a sin for me to walk away from my husband after he's lied to me The post New Life Live: August 12, 2022 appeared first on New Life.
Jason recently opened up an AMA on Twitter Spaces to answer questions about VC funding and scaling in SaaS. This episode is an excerpt of that AMA. Transcript: https://www.saastr.com/vc-funding-scaling-saas-an-ama-with-saastr-ceo-jason-lemkin-pod-581/ Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the
Bret is joined by Nirmal Mehta, a Principal Specialist Solution Architect at AWS, and a Docker Captain, to discuss Karpenter, an autoscaling solution launched by AWS in 2021. Karpenter simplifies Kubernetes infrastructure by automating node scaling up and down, giving you "the right nodes at the right time."Autoscaling, particularly for Kubernetes, can be quite a complex project when you first start. Bret and Nirmal discuss how Karpenter works, how it can help or complement your existing setup, and how autoscaling generally works.Streamed live on YouTube on June 9, 2022.Unedited live recording of this show on YouTube (Ep #173). Includes demos.★Topics★Starship Shell PromptBret's favorite shell setupKarpenterKarpenter release blogK8s Scheduling ConceptsOther types of autoscalers:Horizontal Pod AutoscalerVertical Pod AutoscalerCluster Autoscaler★Nirmal Mehta★Nirmal on TwitterNirmal on LinkedIn★Join my Community★Best coupons for my Docker and Kubernetes coursesChat with us on our Discord Server Vital DevOpsHomepage bretfisher.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Our anchors begin today's show with Bessemer Venture Partners' Elliott Robinson offering his outlook for tech layoffs and the cloud space. Then, we recap highlights from yesterday's exclusive interview on earnings, streaming and more with Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Next, Citi analyst Tyler Radke shares his top defensive software picks amid the ongoing volatility, and Toast CEO Chris Comparato joins after posting a beat in the restaurant fintech company's Q2 results. Later, CNBC's Steve Kovach takes a deep dive into the expanding creator economy around the metaverse.
Josh and Brian and back and talk markets.
In this week's episode of Fish Fry, Mahesh Turaga (Cadence Design Systems) and I dig into the details of the Cadence OnCloud platform. We investigate why designers are turning to the cloud for EDA, system design, and a whole lot more. Also this week, I check out a new artificial synapse developed by MIT that runs a million times faster than the human brain!
Links: Twilio's disclosure of an Employee and Customer Account Compromise. Update of AWS Security Reference Architecture is now available As the linked tweet says: "If you check out the AWS docs on IAM policy parsing order there is a flowchart that shows you can get an Allow outcome before the boundary policy is evaluated." IAM-Deescalate: is an open source tool to help users reduce the risk of privilege escalation.
The Cloud of Smoke boys are back again this week after a well needed week off. The time away wasn't in vain as the guys intro their first episode live on YouTube! The guys start the show by discussing their week off and LPJ details the Cloud of Smoke link up over the weekend. From the talk about this past week's news. Brittany Griner's 9 year sentence, the NFL appealing Deshaun Watson's suspension, Donald Trump getting raided and more are all discussed! Tune in Now on you favorite podcast listening app and subscribe to A Cloud of Smoke on YouTube for all the exclusive drops! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGipNO3uE9s&t=3510s
Final Fantasy Fans Rejoice! After meeting Steve for the FIRST time at a convention in Phoenix last weekend, GEORGE NEWBERN joins us!!! We, of course, discuss “Final Fantasy”, as well as George's other work as a prolific voice and screen actor, all the way from “Father of The Bride” to “Scandal”. So much fun to finally have Steve's "archnemesis" on the show! This Episode of That's Awesome Is Brought To You By: ZOCDOC The easiest way to find a great doctor and instantly book an appointment. Go to ZOCDOC.com/THATSAWESOME and download the ZOCDOC app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. INDEED Join over THREE MILLION BUSINESSES worldwide that use INDEED to hire great talent. Start hiring NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at INDEED.COM/THATSAWESOME and PLUTO TV! Watch movies and tv for free! Free of passwords...free of payments...FREE! So just lean back. Drop in and enjoy the show. It's free. PLUTO.TV For Everything Steve and Bradford including upcoming tour dates visit us at StoneColdandtheJackal.com
Topics: Mother Issues, Verbal Abuse, Conflict, Separation Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard, Milan Yerkovich Caller Questions: My mom hates me and my dad; she has slandered me for decades. What do I do? Our 18yo daughter has been a source of conflict for us, and now that she is in college, my husband moved into a different room. Suggested Resources: Forgiving The post New Life Live: August 11, 2022 appeared first on New Life.
We just got another lighter-than-expected inflation reading. But is it enough for the Fed to change course? And which course would keep the Bulls in charge? We'll explore. Plus, we're learning more about the rise – and the risks – of single-stock leverages ETFs. Former Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld will join us with his take on them. And, we'll give you the action, the story and the trade on Rivian, Poshmark and Toast – and how to position on all 3 – ahead of results on deck in Earnings Exchange.
About AlexAlex Su is a lawyer who's currently the Head of Community Development at Ironclad, the #1 contract lifecycle management technology company that's backed by Accel, Sequoia, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. Prior to joining Ironclad, Alex sold cloud software to legal departments and law firms on behalf of early stage startups. Alex maintains an active presence on social media, with over 180,000 followers across Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok. Links Referenced: Ironclad: https://ironcladapp.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-su/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsalexsu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyitsalexsu/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@legaltechbro TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. 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I've been off the beaten path from the traditional people building things in cloud by the sweat of their brow and the snark on their Twitters. I'm joined today by Alex Su, who's the Head of Community Development at Ironclad, and also relatively well-renowned on the TikToks, as the kids say. Alex, thank you for joining me.Alex: Thank you so much for having me on the show.Corey: It's always been an interesting experience because I joined TikTok about six months or so ago, due to an escalatingly poor series of life choices that continue to fail me, and I have never felt older in my life. But your videos consistently tend to show up there. You are @legaltechbro, which sounds like wow, I hate all of those things, and yet your content is on fire.How long have you been doing the public dance thing, for lack of a better term? I don't even know what they call it. I know how to talk about Twitter. I know how to talk about LinkedIn—sad. LinkedIn is sad—but TikTok is still something I'm trying to wrap my ancient brain around.Alex: Yeah, I felt out of place when I first made my first TikTok. And by the way, I'm known for making funny skits. I have actually never danced. I've always wanted to, but I don't think I have that… that talent. I started posting TikToks in, I will call it—let's call it the fall of 2020. So, after the pandemic.Before that, I had been posting consistently on LinkedIn for, gosh, ever since 2016, when I got into legal tech. And during the pandemic, I tried a bunch of different things including making funny skits. I'd seen something somewhere online if somebody's making fun of the doctor life. And so, I thought, hey, I could do that for legal too. And so, I made one with iMovie. You know, I recorded it on Zoom.And then people started telling me, “Hey, you should get on this thing called TikTok.” And so, I resisted it for a while because I was like, “This is not for me.” But at some point, I said, “I'll try this out. The editing seems pretty easy.” So, I made a couple of videos poking fun at the life of a law firm lawyer or a lawyer working for a corporate legal department.And on my fourth video, I went massively viral. Like, unexpected went viral, like, millions of—I think two million or so views. And I found myself with a following. So, I thought, “Hey, I guess this is what I'm doing now.” And so, it's been, I don't know, a year-and-a-half since then, and I've been continuously posting these skits.Corey: It's like they say the worst thing can happen when you go into a casino and play for the first time is you win.Alex: [laugh].Corey: You get that dopamine hit, and suddenly, well now, guess what you're doing for the rest of your life? There you go. It sounds like it worked out for you in a lot of fun ways. Your skits about big law of life definitely track. My wife used to work in that space, and we didn't meet till she was leaving that job because who has time to date in those environments?But I distinctly remember one of our early dates, we went out to meet a bunch of her soon-to-be-former coworkers at something like eight or nine o'clock in Los Angeles on a Friday night. And at the end of it, we went back to one of our places, and they went back to work. Because that is the lifestyle, apparently, of being in big law. I don't have the baseline prerequisites to get into law school, to let alone get the JD and then go to work in big law, and looking at that lifestyle, it's, “Yeah, you know, I don't think that's for me.” Of course, I say that, and then three days later, I was doing a middle of the night wake up because the pager went off.Like, “Oh, are you a doctor?” And the pager is like, “Holy shit. This SSL certificate expires in 30 days.” It's, yeah. Again, life has been fun, but it's always been one of those things that was sort of, I guess, held in awe. And you're putting a very human face on it.Alex: Yeah. You know, I never expected to be in big law either, Corey. Like, I was never good at school, but as I got older, I found a way to talk my way into, like, a good school. I hustled my way into a job at a firm that I never imagined I could get a job at. But once I got in, that's when I was like, “Okay, I don't feel like I fit in.”And so, I struggled but I still you know grinded it out. I stayed at the job for a couple of years. And I left because I was like, “This is not right for me.” But I never imagined that all of those experiences in big law ended up being the source material for my content, like, eight years after I'd left. So, I'm very thankful that I had that experience even if it wasn't a good fit for me. [laugh].Corey: And on some level, it feels like, “Where do you get your material from?” It's, “Oh, the terrible things that happened to me. Why do you ask?”Alex: That's basically it. And people ask me, they say, you know, “You haven't worked in that environment for eight years. It's probably different now, right?” Well, no. You know, the legal industry is not like the tech industry. Like, things move very slowly there.The jokes that made people laugh back then, you know, 10 years ago, even 20 years ago, people still laugh at today because it's the same way things have always worked. So, again, I'm very thankful that that's been the case. And, you know, I feel like, the reason why my content is popular is because a lot of people can resonate with it. Things that a lot of people don't really talk about publicly, about the lifestyle, the culture, how things work in a large firm, but I make jokes about it, so people feel comfortable laughing about it, or commenting and sharing.Corey: I want to get into that a little bit because when you start seeing someone pop up again and again and again on TikTok, you're one of those, “Okay, I should stalk this person and figure out what the hell their story is.” And I didn't have to look very far in your case because you're very transparent about it. You're the head of community development at a company called Ironclad, and that one threw me for a little bit of a loop. So, let's start with the easy question, I suppose. What is Ironclad?Alex: We're a digital contracting technology that helps accelerate business contracts. Companies deal with contracts of all types; a lot of times it gets bogged down in legal review. We just help with that process to make that process move faster. And I never expected I'd be in this space. You know, I always thought I was going to be a trial lawyer.But I left that world, you know, maybe six years ago to go into the legal technology space, and I quickly saw that contracts was kind of a growing challenge, contracting, whether it's for sales or for procurement. So, I found myself as a salesperson in legal tech selling, first e-discovery software, and then contracting software. And then I found my way to Ironclad as part of the community team, really to talk about how we can help, but also speaking up about the challenges of the legal profession, of working at a law firm or at a legal department. So, I feel like it's all been the culmination of all my experiences, both in law and technology.Corey: In the world in which I've worked, half of my consulting work has been helping our clients negotiate their large-scale AWS contracts and the other half is architectural nonsense of, “Hey, if you make these small changes, that cuts your bill in half. Maybe consider doing them.” But something that I've learned that is almost an industry-wide and universal truism, is that you want to keep the salespeople and the lawyers relatively separate just due to the absolute polar opposites of incentives. Salespeople are incentivized to sell anything that holds still long enough or they can outrun, whereas lawyers are incentivized to protect the company from risk. No, is the easy answer and everything else is risk that has to be managed. You are one of those very rare folks who has operated successfully and well by blending the two. How the hell did that happen?Alex: I'm not sure to this day how it happened. But I think part of the reason why I left law in the first place was because I don't think I fit in. I think there's a lot of good about having a law degree and being part of the legal profession, but I just wanted to be around people, I wanted to work with people, I didn't want to always worry about things. And so, that led me to technology sales, which took me to the other extreme. And so, you know, I carried a sales quota for five years and that was such an interesting experience to see where—to both sell technology, but also to see where legal fit into that process.And so, I think by having the legal training, but also having been part of a sales team, that's given me appreciation for what both teams do. And I think they're often at tension with one another, but they're both there to serve the greater goals of the company, whether it's to generate revenue or protect against risk.Corey: I think that there's also a certain affinity that you may have—I'm just spitballing wildly—one of the things that sales folks and attorneys tend to have in common is that in the public imagination, as those roles are not, shall we call it, universally beloved. There tend to be a fair number of well, jokes, in which case, both sides of that tend to be on the receiving end. I mean, at some level, all you have to do is become an IRS auditor and you've got the holy trifecta working for you.Alex: [laugh]. I don't know why I gravitated to these professions, but I do think that it's partly because both of these roles hold a significant amount of power. And if you look at just contracting in general, a salesperson at a company, they're really the driver of the sales process. Like, if there's no sale to be made, there's no contract. On the flip side, the law person, the lawyer, knows everything about what's inside of the contract.They understand the legal terms, the jargon, and so they hold an immense amount of power over advising people on what's going to happen. And so, I think sometimes, salespeople and legal people take it too far and either spend too much time reviewing a contract and lording it over the business folks, or maybe the salesperson is too blase about getting a deal done and maybe bypasses legal and doesn't go through the right processes. By the way, Corey, these are jokes that I make in my TikToks all the time and they always go viral because it's so relatable to people. But yeah, that's probably why people always make jokes about lawyers and salespeople. There's probably some element of ridiculing people with a significant amount of power within a company to determine these transactions.Corey: Do you find that you have a better affinity for the folks doing contract work on the seller side or the buyer side? Something they don't tell you when you run companies is, yeah, you're going to spend a lot of time working on contracts, not just when selling things, but also when buying things and going back and forth. Aspects of what you're talking about so far in this conversation have resonated, I guess, with both sides of that for me. What do you have the affinity for?Alex: I think on the sales side, just because of my experience, you know, I think when you go through a transaction and you're trying to convince someone to doing something, and this is probably why I wanted to go to law school in the first place. Like I watched those movies, right? I watched A Few Good Men and I thought I'd be standing up in court convincing a jury of something. Little did I know that that sort of interest [crosstalk 00:10:55]—Corey: Like, Perry Mason breakthrough moment.Alex: That moment where—the gotcha moment, right? I found that in sales. And so, it was really a thrill to be able to, like, talk to someone, listen to them, and then kind of convince them that, based on what challenges they're facing, for them to buy some technology. I love that. And I think that was again, tied to why I went to law school in the first place.I didn't even know sales was a possible profession because I grew up in an immigrant community that was like, you just go to school, and that'll lead to your career. But there's a lot of different careers that are super interesting that don't require formal schooling, or at least the seven years of schooling you need for law. So, I always identify with the sales side. And maybe that's just how I am, but obviously, the folks who deal with the buy side, it's a pretty important job, too.Corey: There's a lot of surprise when I start talking to folks in the engineering world. First, they're in for a rough awakening at times when they learn exactly how much qualified enterprise salespeople can make. But also because being a lawyer without, you know, the appropriate credentials to tie into that, you're going to have a bad time. There are regulatory requirements imposed on lawyers, whereas to be a salesperson, forget the law degree, forget the bachelor's, forget the high school diploma, all you really need to be able to do from an academic credential standpoint is show up.The rest of it is, can you actually sell? Can you have the conversations that convince people to see the outcome that benefits everyone? And I don't know what that it's possible, or advised necessarily, to be able to find a way to teach that in some formalized way. It almost feels like folks either have that spark or they don't. Do you think it's one of those things that can be taught? Do you think it's something that people have to have a pre-existing affinity for?Alex: It's both, right, because part of it is some people will just—they don't have the personality to really sell. It's also like their interest; they don't want to do that. But what I found that's interesting is that what I thought would make a good salesperson didn't end up being true when I looked at the most effective sellers. Like, in my head, I thought, “Oh, this is somebody who's very boisterous, very extroverted,” but I found that in my experience in B2B SaaS that the most effective sellers are very, very much active listeners. They're not the people showing up and talking at you. They are asking you about your day-to-day asking about processes, understanding the context of your situation, before making a small suggestion about what you might want to do.I was very impressed the first time I saw one of these enterprise sellers who was just so good at that. Like, I saw him, and he looked nothing like what I imagined an effective sales guy to look like. And he was really kind and he just, kind of, just talked to me, like, I was a human being, and listened to my answers. So, I do think that there is some element of nature, your talent when it comes to that, but it can also be trained because I think a lot of folks who have sales talent, they don't realize that they could be good at it. They think that they've got to be this extroverted, happy hour, partying, storyteller, where —Corey: The Type A personality that interrupts people as they're having the conversation.Alex: Yeah, yeah.Corey: Yeah.Alex: So anyways, I think that's why it's a mix of both.Corey: The conversations that I've learned the most from when I'm talking to prospects and clients have been when I asked the quote-unquote, dumb question that I already know the answer to, and then I shut up and I listen. And wow, I did not expect that answer. And when you dig a little further, you realize there's nuance that—at least in my case—that I've completely missed to the entire problem space. I think that is really one of the key differentiators to my mind, that separate people who are good at this role from folks who just misunderstand what the role is based upon mass media, or in other cases—same problem with lawyers—the worst examples, in some cases, of the profession. The pushy used car salesperson or the lawyer they see advertising on the back of a bus for personal injury cases. The world is far more nuanced than that.Alex: Absolutely. And I think you hit the nail on the head when you said, you know, you ask those questions and let them talk. Because that's an entire process within the sales process. It's called discovery, and you're really asking questions to understand the person's situation. More broadly, though, I think pitching at people doesn't seem to work as well as understanding the situation.And you know, I've kind of done that with my content, my TikToks because, you know, if you look at LinkedIn, a lot of people in our space, they're always prescribing solutions, giving advice, posting content about teaching people things. I don't do that. As a marketer, what I do is I talk about the problems and create discussions. So, I'll create a funny video—Corey: I think you're teaching a whole generation that maybe law school isn't what they want to be doing, after all there is that.Alex: There is that. There is that. It's a mix of things. But one of the things I think I focus on is talking about the challenges of working with a sales team if you're an in-house lawyer. And I don't prescribe technology, I don't prescribe Ironclad, I don't say this is what you need to do, but by having people talk about it, they realize, right—and I think this is why the videos are popular—as opposed to me coming out and saying, “I think you need technology because of XYZ.” I think, like, facilitating the conversation of the problem space, that leads people to naturally say, “Hey, I might need something. What do you guys do, by the way?”Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friend EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB has been powering enterprise applications with PostgreSQL for 15 years. And now EnterpriseDB has you covered wherever you deploy PostgreSQL on-premises, private cloud, and they just announced a fully-managed service on AWS and Azure called BigAnimal, all one word. Don't leave managing your database to your cloud vendor because they're too busy launching another half-dozen managed databases to focus on any one of them that they didn't build themselves. Instead, work with the experts over at EnterpriseDB. They can save you time and money, they can even help you migrate legacy applications—including Oracle—to the cloud. To learn more, try BigAnimal for free. Go to biganimal.com/snark, and tell them Corey sent you.Corey: It sounds ridiculous for me to say that, “Oh, here's my entire business strategy: step one, I shitpost on the internet about cloud computing; step two, magic happens here; and step three people reach out to talk about their AWS bills.” But it's also true. Is that the pattern that you go through: step one, shitpost on TikTok; step two, magic happens here; and step three people reach out asking to learn more about what your company does? Or is there more nuance to do it?Alex: I'm still figuring out this whole thing myself, but I will say shitposting is incredibly effective. Because I'm active on Twitter. Twitter is where I start my shitposts. TikTok, I also shitpost, but in video format, I think the number one thing to do is figure out what resonates with people, whether it's the whole contracting thing or if it's frustrations about law school. Once you create something that's compelling, the conversation gets going and you start learning about what people are thinking.And I think that what I'm trying to figure out is how that can lead to a deeper conversation that can lead to a business transaction or lead to a sale. I haven't figured it out, right, but I didn't know that when I started creating content that spoke to people when I was a quota-carrying salesperson, people reached out to me for demo requests, for sales conversations. There is something that is happening in this quote-unquote, “Dark funnel,” that I'm sure you're very familiar with. There's something that's happening that I'm trying to understand, and I'm starting to see.Corey: This is probably a good thing to the zero in on a bit because to most people's understanding of the sales process, it would seem that you going out and making something of a sensation out of yourself on the internet, well what are you doing that for? That's not sales work? How is that sales? That's just basically getting distracted and going to do something fun. Shouldn't you be picking up the phone and cold calling people or mass-emailing folks who don't want to hear from you because you trick them into having a badge scanned somewhere? I don't necessarily think that is accurate. How do you see the interplay of what you do and sales?Alex: When you're selling something like makeup or clothing, it's a pretty transactional process. You create a video; people will buy, right? That's B2C. In B2B, it's a much more complex processes. There's so many touchpoints. The start of a sales conversation and when they actually buy may take six months, 12 months, years. And so, there's got to be a lot of touch points in between.I remember when I was starting out in my content journey, I had this veteran enterprise sales leader, like, your classic, like, CRO. He said to me, “Hey, Alex, your content's very funny, but shouldn't you be making cold calls and emails? Like, why are you spending your time doing this?” And I said, “Hey, listen, do you notice that I'm actually sourcing more outbound sales calls than any other sales rep? Like, have you noticed that?”And he's like, “Actually, yeah, I did notice that. You know, how are you doing it?” And I was like, “Do you not see that these two are tied? These are not people I just started calling. They are people who have seen my content over time. And this is how it works.”And so, I think that the B2B world is starting to wise up to this. I think, for example, Ironclad is leading the way on creating a community team to create those conversations, but plenty of B2B companies are doing the same thing. And so, I think by inserting themselves in a conversation—a two-way conversation—during that process, that's become incredibly effective, far more so than, like, cold-calling a lawyer or a developer who doesn't want to be bothered by some pushy salesperson.Corey: Busy, expensive professionals generally don't want to spend all their time doing that. The cold outreach emails that drive me nuts are, “Hey, can we talk for half an hour?” Yeah, I don't tend to think in terms of billable hours because that's not how I do anything that I do, but there is an internal rate that I used to benchmark and it's what you want me just reach into my pocket and give you how much money for a random opportunity to pitch me on something that you haven't even qualified whether I need or not? It's like, asking people for time is worse, in some ways, than asking for money because they can always make more money, but no one can make more time.Alex: Right, right. That's absolutely right.Corey: It's the lack of awareness of understanding the needs and motivations of your target market. One thing that I found that really aided me back when I was working for other folks was trying to find a company or a management structure that understood and appreciated this. Easy example, when I was setting out as an independent consultant after a few months I'd been doing this and people started to hear about me. But you know, it turns out that there are challenges to running a business that are not recommended for most people. And I debated, do I take a job somewhere else?So, I interviewed at a few places, and I was talking to one company that's active in the cloud costing space at the time and they wanted me to come aboard. But discussions broke down because they thought I was, quote, “More interested in thought leadership than I was and actually fixing the bills themselves.” And looking at this now, four years later or so, yeah, they were right. And amazing how that whole thing played out, but that the lack of vision around, there's an opportunity here, if we can chase it, at least in the places I was at, was relatively hard to come by. Did you luck out in finding a role that works for you in this way or did you basically have to forge it for yourself from the sweat of your brow and the strength of your TikTok account?Alex: It was uphill at first, but eventually, I got lucky. And you know, part of it was engineered luck. And I'll explain what I mean. When I first started out doing this, I didn't expect this to lead to any jobs. I just thought it would support my sales career.Over time, as the content got more popular, I never wanted to do anything else because I was like, I don't want to be a marketer. I'm not a—I don't know anything about demand gen. All I know is how to make funny videos that get people talking. The interesting that happened was that these videos created this awareness, this energy in our space, in the legal space. And it wasn't long before Ironclad found me.And you know, Ironclad has always been big on community, has always done things like—like, our CEO, our founder, he said that he used to host these dinners, never talking about Ironclad, but just kind of talking about law school and law with potential clients. And it would lead to business. Like, it's almost the same concept of, like, not pushing sales on people. And so, Ironclad has always had that in its DNA. And one of our investors, our board members, Jessica Lee from Sequoia, she is a huge believer in community.I mean, she was the CEO of another company that leveraged community, and so there's this community element all throughout the DNA of Ironclad. Now, had I not put myself out there with this content, I may not have been discovered by Ironclad. But they saw me, they found me, and they said, “We don't think about these things like many other companies. We really want to invest in this function.” And so, it's almost like when you put yourself out there, yes, sometimes some people will say, “What are you doing? Like, this makes no sense. Like, stop doing that.” But there's going to be some true believers who come out and seek you out and find you.And that's been my experience here, like, at Ironclad. Like, people were like, “When you go there, are they going to censor you? Is your content going to be less edgy?” No. Like, they pulled me aside multiple times and said, “Keep being yourself. This is what we want.” And I think that is so special and unique. And part of it is very much lucky, but it's also when you put yourself out there kind of in a big way, like-minded people will seek you out as well.Corey: I take the position that part of marketing, part of the core of marketing, is you've got to have an opinion. But as soon as you have an opinion, people are going to disagree with you. They're going to, effectively, forget the human on the other side of it and start taking you for a drag on social media and whatnot. So, the default reaction a lot of people have is oh, I shouldn't venture opinions forward.No. People are always going to dislike you for something and you may as well have it be for who you are and what you want to be doing rather than who you're pretending to be. That's always been my approach. For me, the failure mode was not someone on Twitter is going to get mad about what I wrote. No one's going to read it. That's the failure mode. And the way to avoid that is make it interesting.Alex: That is a hundred percent relatable to me because I think when I was younger, I was scared. I did worry that I would get in trouble for what I posted. But I realized these people I was worried about, they weren't going to help me anyways. These are not people who are going to seek me out and help me but then say, “Oh, I saw your content, so now I can't help you.” They were not going to help me anyways.But by being authentic to myself and putting things out there, I attracted my own tribe of people who have helped me, right? A lot of my early results from content came not because I reached my target customers; it was because somebody resonated with what I put out there and they carried my message and said, “Hey, you should talk to Alex.” Something special happens when you kind of put yourself out there and say an opinion or share a perspective that not everyone agrees with because that tribe you build ends up helping you a lot. And meanwhile, these other people that might not like it, they probably weren't going to help you either.Corey: I maintain that one of the most valuable commodities in the universe is attention. And so, often there's so much information overload that's competing for our attention every minute of every day that trying to blend in with the rest of it feels like the exact wrong approach. I'm not a large company here. I don't have a full marketing department to wind up doing ad buys, and complicated campaigns, and train a team of attacking interns to wind up tackling people to scan their badges at conferences. I've got to work with what I've got.So, the goal I've always had is trigger the Rolodex moment where someone hears about a problem in the AWS billing space—ideally—and, “Oh, my God, you need to talk to Corey about that.” And it worked, for better or worse. And a lot of it was getting lucky, let's be very clear here, and people doing me favors that they had no reason to do and I'll never be able to repay. But being able to be in that space really is what made the difference. Now, the downside, of course, when you start doing that is, how do you go back to what happened before?If you decide okay, well, it's been a fun run for you and Ironclad. And yeah, TikTok. Turns out that is, in fact, for kids; time to go somewhere else. Like, I don't know that you would fit into your old type of job.Alex: Yeah. No, I wouldn't. But very early on, I realized, I said, “If I'm going to find meaningful work, it's okay to be wrong.” And when I went to big law, I realized this is not right for me. That's okay. I'm just not going to get another big law job.And so, when people ask me, “Hey, now that you've put yourself out there, you probably can't get a job at a big firm anymore.” And that's okay to me because I wasn't going to go back anyways. But what I have found, Corey, is that there's this other universe of people, whether it's a entrepreneur, smaller businesses, technology companies, they would be interested in working with me. And so, by being myself, I may have blocked out a certain level of opportunities or a safety net, but now I'm kind of in this other world where I feel very confident that I won't have trouble finding a job. So, I feel very lucky to have that, but that's why I also don't worry about the possibility of not going back.Corey: Yeah, I've never had to think about the idea of, well, what if I go have to get a job again? Because at that point, it means well, it's time to let every one at the company who is depending on the go, and that's the bigger obstacle because, let's be honest, I'm a white guy in tech, and I look like it. My failure mode is basically a board seat and a book deal because of inherent bias in the system.Alex: [laugh]. Oh, my god.Corey: That's the outcome that, for me personally, I will be just fine. It's the other people took a chance on me. I'm terrified of letting them down. So far, knock on wood, I haven't said anything too offensive in public is going to wind up there. That's also not generally my style.But it is the… it is something that has weighed on me that has kept me from I guess, thinking about what would my next job be? I'm convinced this is the last job I'll ever have, if for no other reason that I've made myself utterly unemployable.Alex: [laugh]. Well, I think many of us aspire to find that perfect intersection of what you love doing and what pays the bills. Sounds like you've found it, I really do feel like I found it, too. I never imagined I'd be doing what I do now. Which is also sometimes hard to describe.I'm not making TikToks for a living; I'm just on the community team, doing events—I'm getting to work with people. I'm basically doing the things that I wanted to do that led me to quit that job many years ago, that big law job many years ago. So, I feel very blessed and for anybody who's, like, looking for that type of path, I do think that at some point, you do need to kind of shed the safety nets because if you always hang on to the safety nets, whether it's a big tech job or a big law job, there's going to be elements of that that don't fit in with your personality, and you're never going to be able to find that if you kind of stay there. But if you venture out—and, you know, I admire you for what you've done; it sounds like you're very successful at what you do and get to do what you love every day—I think great things can happen.Corey: Yeah, I get to insult Amazon for a living. It's what I love. It's what I would do if I weren't being paid. So, here we are. Yeah—Alex: [laugh].Corey: I have no sense of self-preservation. It's kind of awesome.Alex: I love it.Corey: But you're right. It's… there's something to be said for finding the thing that winds up resonating with you and what you want to be doing.Alex: It really does. And you know, I think when I first made the move to technology, to sales, there was no career path. I thought I would—maybe I thought I might be a VP of Sales. But the thing is, when you put yourself out there, the opportunities that show up might not be the ones that you had always seen from the beginning. Like if you ask a lawyer, like, “What can I do if I don't practice law?” They're going to give you these generic answers. “Work here. Work there. Work for that company. I've seen a lot of people do this.”But once you put yourself out there in the wilderness, these opportunities arise. And I've been very lucky. I mean, I never imagined I'd be a TikTokker. And by the way, I also make memes on Twitter. Couldn't imagine I'd be doing that either. I learned, like, Mematic, these tools. Like, you know, like, I'm immersed in this internet culture now.Corey: It is bizarre to me and I never saw it coming either. For better or worse, though, here we are, stuck at it.Alex: [laugh].Corey: I really want to thank you for taking so much time to speak with me today. If people want to learn more about what you're up to and follow along for the laughs, if nothing else, where's the best place for them to find you?Alex: The best way to find me is on LinkedIn; just look up Alex Su. But I'm around and on lots of social media platforms. You can find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on TikTok, although I might be a little bit embarrassed of what I put on TikTok. I put some crazy gnarly stuff out there. But yeah, LinkedIn is probably the best place to find me.Corey: And we will put links to all of it in the show notes, and let people wind up making their own decisions. Thanks so much for your time, Alex. I really appreciate it.Alex: Corey, thank you so much for having me. This was so much fun.Corey: Alex Su, Head of Community Development at Ironclad. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry insipid comment talking about how unprofessional everything we talked about is that you will not be able to post for the next six months because it'll be hung up in legal review.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.
Patch notes, and the risks associated with failure to patch. Finland's parliament comes under cyberattack. Killnet says there will be blood, but they may just be grandstanding for the home crowd. Cyberattacks against a UK firm that's criticized Russia's war. We're joined by FBI Cyber Division AD Bryan Vorndran and Adam Hickey, deputy assistant attorney general for the National Security Division with an introduction to Watchguard. Our guest is Matthew Warner from Blumira with tips on avoiding burnout. And not all criminal organizations are working for Russia. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/11/151 Selected reading. Already Exploited Zero-Day Headlines Microsoft Patch Tuesday (SecurityWeek) Microsoft August 2022 Patch Tuesday fixes exploited zero-day, 121 flaws (BleepingComputer). IBM Patches High-Severity Vulnerabilities in Cloud, Voice, Security Products (SecurityWeek) Adobe Patch Tuesday: Code Execution Flaws in Acrobat, Reader (SecurityWeek) ICS Patch Tuesday: Siemens, Schneider Electric Fix Only 11 Vulnerabilities (SecurityWeek) VMSA-2022-0022 (VMware) Emerson OpenBSI (CISA) Emerson ControlWave (CISA) Mitsubishi Electric GT SoftGOT2000 (CISA) Multiple attackers increase pressure on victims, complicate incident response (Sophos News) Life After Death—SmokeLoader Continues to Haunt Using Old Vulnerabilities (Fortinet Blog) NBI launches probe into attack on Finnish Parliament site (Yle) Russian hacker warns cyberwarfare will turn deadly (Newsweek) Russian hacker warns cyberwarfare will turn deadly (Newsweek) Suspected Russian cyber attack on British soil as firm subjected to ‘daily' hacks (The Telegraph) Meet DUMPS Forum: A pro-Ukraine, anti-Russia cybercriminal forum | Digital Shadows (Digital Shadows)
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According to Chris Wahl, everyone in an organization can lead--not just those with "chief" or "manager" in their job title. Leadership isn't about telling everyone else what to do. Not at all. Have a listen as Chris explains what it is to lead, and how you can do so yourself while enabling others around you to do the same. The post Day Two Cloud 158: On Leadership With Chris Wahl appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Panelists Ivan Feinseth and Kevin Green talk takeaways from Akamai Technologies earnings, when the company reported lower 2Q profit but higher revenue. Feinseth says further upside exists, and continues to recommend buying at current levels. He believes Akamai remains well-positioned to benefit from growing cybersecurity threats. Green predicts its cloud business could take over as their largest segment in the mid-term.
A Wellington cloud services company says Google's claim it will offer New Zealanders complete control over their own data is not true. It questions why the Government has been so quick to weigh in behind the global giant, when so much more could be done by locals. Phil Pennington reports.
Nikki: In some ways I think "software supply chain security" has become almost a buzz word, or buzz phrase? But to me it's more of a concern for security programs at large, since so many products and services are being developed in-house at organizations. What are the top three concerns that CISO's or security leaders should know? Chris: We're obviously seeing a lot of buzz around SBOM, and now VEX. What are your thoughts on where things are headed with software component inventory and SBOM as part of cyber vulnerability management?Chris: You were involved in the CNCF Secure Software Factory Reference Architecture. How was that experience and do you think organizations will be able to adopt the practices and guidance laid out there? There are a lot of moving parts. Nikki: How do you feel about how pentests should be involved in a software supply chain security program? I personally am curious about possible implications and benefits of actively (and consistently) testing dependencies and potentially finding unknown vulnerabilities.Chris: So we've talked about frameworks and guidance. Another big one is SLSA, Supply Chain Levels for Software Artifacts. What are your thoughts on SLSA and it's utility in the broader software supply chain security conversation.Chris: SCRM can be like eating an elephant when you look at CSP's, MSP's, Software, and so on - what are your thoughts for organizations that don't have the resources of say a CitiBank, such as an SMB. Where do they start?Nikki: I think we're still missing the human element of what a software supply chain security program looks like - how do you feel about that? Do you think we need to take more into account how people are using software, from a developer and a user perspective?Chris: There has been a lot of focus on Containers of course in the conversation around Cloud-native ecosystems, coupled with Kubernetes, IaC and so on. Do you think these innovations make the challenge of software supply chain easier, or more difficult to manage?
This episode features an interview between Matt Trifiro and Wolfgang Gentzsch, Co-Founder and President of UberCloud. Wolfgang is a passionate engineer, computer scientist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience working in engineering simulations, high-performance computing, scientific research, university teaching, and the software industry, from hands-on practices to expert consulting to leadership positions. He is an entrepreneur with six successful startups in Germany and the US, in engineering, high-performance computing, and cloud. Wolfgang is a member of numerous conference program, steering, and organizing committees, with 50+ keynote speaker appointments.In this episode, Wolfgang tells us about the early days of network computing and how the grid was the predecessor to the cloud. He describes how advancements in connectivity and processing power can lead to revolutionary changes in everything from technology to healthcare. Wolfgang also explains what he thinks edge computing is today, and how his company is working to help democratize access to computing power in the cloud that was previously too expensive or too complex for most organizations to use.---------Key Quotes:“Definitely, the grid was the predecessor of the cloud. And that's why there is not a real huge difference in both. The cloud infrastructure was completely virtualized and therefore fully automated and now I use that word democratized because almost everybody was able to use cloud resources then; which you couldn't easily say about grid. The grid was really for specialists in research centers.” “You can innovate at your fingertips these days. You don't have to build, you know, 2, 3, 4, 5 models and crash them against the wall. Now you do it in the cloud, which might cost a thousand dollars or $5,000 even, but it's much, much, much, cheaper. So, there are tons of benefits these days when you move to the cloud.” “Now HPC is really in the hands of everybody. For engineers and scientists a few decades ago it was only given into the hands of specialists, and that door is open for so many new applications, making any kind of research or products basically coming out much faster with exponential acceleration, which will continue tol help us to solve problems, real problems. It's I mean, like in healthcare, for example, or climate and weather forecast, and also new technologies like electrical cars, autonomous driving, and all that stuff. So, I mean it is successfully making our lives even more convenient, more comfortable, and also solving mankind problems which we are facing.”---------Show Timestamps:(01:45) Getting involved in technology(03:05) Difference between Scaler and Vector Computers (07:45) Conversion of Parallel Computing and the Internet (13:00) Network Computing and the Cloud (19:45) Convergence of Grid and Cloud Computing (23:45) High Performance Computing and Super Computing (28:15) Difference Between the Cloud and High Performance Computing(30:45) Uber Cloud (39:45) Living Heart Valve Project (41:45) Uber Cloud Project Example(46:45) Growth of High Performance Computing and the Edge (53:05) Future of the Cloud(55:15) Is the Network or the Internet the Computer?(60:30) What's Exciting in the Future--------Sponsor:Over the Edge is brought to you by Dell Technologies - unlock the potential of your infrastructure with edge solutions. From hardware and software to data and operations, across your entire multi-cloud environment, we're here to help you simplify your edge so you can generate more value. Learn more by visiting DellTechnologies.com/SimplifyYourEdge for more information or click on the link in the show notes.--------Links:Follow Matt on TwitterConnect with Wolfgang on LinkedInwww.CaspianStudios.com
According to Chris Wahl, everyone in an organization can lead--not just those with "chief" or "manager" in their job title. Leadership isn't about telling everyone else what to do. Not at all. Have a listen as Chris explains what it is to lead, and how you can do so yourself while enabling others around you to do the same. The post Day Two Cloud 158: On Leadership With Chris Wahl appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Stephanie Wong and Brian Dorsey are joined today by fellow Googlers Jaisen Mathai and Sara Ford to hear all about Cloud Functions (2nd gen) and how it differs from the original. Jaisen gives us some background on Cloud Functions and why it was built. Supporting seven languages, this tool allows clients to write a function without worrying about scaling, devops, and a number of other things that are handled by Cloud Functions automatically. Customer feedback led to new features, and that's how the second evolution of Cloud Functions came about. Don't worry, first gen users! This will continue to be available and supported. Features in the 2nd gen fit into three categories: performance, cost, and control. Among other benefits, costs stay low or may even be reduced with some of the new features, larger instances and longer processing times mean better performance, and traffic splitting means better control over projects. Sara details an example illustrating the power of the new concurrency features, and Jaisen helps us understand when Cloud Functions is the right choice for your project and when it's not. Our guests walk us through getting started with Cloud Functions and using the 2nd gen additions. Companies like Lucille Games are using Cloud Functions, and our guests talk more about how specific users are leveraging the new features of the 2nd gen. Jaisen Mathai Jaisen is a product manager for Cloud Functions. He's been at Google for about six years and before joining Google was both a developer and product manager. Sara Ford Sara is a Cloud Developer Advocate focusing on Cloud Functions and enjoys working on serverless. Cool things of the week No pipelines needed. Stream data with Pub/Sub direct to BigQuery blog Cloud IAM Google Cloud blog The Diversity Annual Report is now a BigQuery public dataset blog Interview Cloud Functions site Cloud Functions 2nd gen walkthrough video Cloud Functions version comparison docs Lucille Games: Playing to win with Google Cloud Platform site BigQuery site Cloud Run site Eventarc docs Cloud Shell site GCP Podcast Episode 261: Full Stack Dart with Tony Pujals and Kevin Moore podcast Working with Remote Functions docs Cloud Console site Where should I run my stuff? Choosing compute options video What's something cool you're working on? Stephanie has been working on GCP Support Shorts. Hosts Stephanie Wong and Brian Dorsey
In conversation with Matthew Jacobson, Partner at ICONIQ Growth, Miro Founder and CEO Andrey Khusid will share his real-time revelations from growing Miro— which he likens to “building a plane while flying"—and what it takes to create a company that will endure for the longterm. Full video: https://youtu.be/s1Wz1nwASGM Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the
Jordan Novet (@jordannovet, Technology Reporter @CNBC) talks about how to analyze earnings from the big clouds, Microsoft's position as the #2 cloud, and what might disrupt the Big 3 in the future.SHOW: 641CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsStreamline on-call, collaboration, incident management, and automation with a free 30-day trial of Lightstep Incident Response, built on ServiceNow. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Lightstep Incident Response T-shirt after firing an alert or incident.Pay for the services you use, not the number of people on your team with Lightstep Incident Response. Try free for 30 days. Fire an alert or incident today and receive a free Lightstep Incident Response t-shirt.Datadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Jordan Novet (on CNBC)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background.Topic 2 - We're now into a different phase of the economy from the pandemic years of 2020-early2022. What are the trends we're now seeing for the major cloud companies? Topic 3 - Beyond looking at quarter to quarter earnings, how do you think about the trends for the bigger cloud companies (AWS, Azure, GCP) and the challenger clouds (Cloudflare, etc.)?Topic 4 - Are you seeing anything that tells you that we'll see a change in the standings (AWS, Azure, GCP) anytime soon (e.g. forward CAPEX spending, etc.)? Do you see the challenges/disruptors making any dents in their growth? Topic 5 - We saw some slowing down in the growth rates of all the cloud providers this past quarter. Do you think that's just the impact of post-COVID slowdown plus some supply-chain issues around getting new servers, or does this potentially signal that movement to the cloud might be slowing down? Topic 6 - What types of things does the financial community wish they knew about the cloud providers that either aren't broken out (e.g. different reporting across the cloud providers), or what areas are lacking transparency?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet
According to Chris Wahl, everyone in an organization can lead--not just those with "chief" or "manager" in their job title. Leadership isn't about telling everyone else what to do. Not at all. Have a listen as Chris explains what it is to lead, and how you can do so yourself while enabling others around you to do the same. The post Day Two Cloud 158: On Leadership With Chris Wahl appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Topics: Friendship, Difficult Conversations, Estrangement, Adult Children, Pornography, Separation, Christian Walk Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer, Dr. John Townsend Caller Questions: What should I do if my friend always goes against everything I say? My daughter won't let me see my grandkids. You said to write a letter to her, but she hasn't responded. What now? I left my porn-addicted husband last weekend, The post New Life Live: August 10, 2022 appeared first on New Life.
John Cloud is an emcee that has witnessed and participated in the origins of Detroit Hip-hop. His time in Home Grown, performing across the nation and region, shaped his understanding of performance. Currently, he is crafting the ‘Black Cloud' album with producer Joe Black. The project is recorded at the Detroit is Different incubator and captures the essence of late 90's & 2000's hip-hop with lyricism & musicality. John Cloud opens up about his past on this project. For his Detroit is Different feature, Cloud shares the story of his family in Alabama, his family from Baltimore, and healing from witnessed trauma as a child. Watching the murder of his father at the age of seven is explored within the interview and album. John Cloud's story is interesting and certainly a glimpse into what makes Detroit Different! Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different. Follow, like, share, and subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. Comment, suggest and connect with the podcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more at https://detroit-is-different.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/detroit-is-different/175e11be-1789-447e-857c-20b6cb343501
The Big Themes:Project success depends on preparation: About half of enterprise software and digital transformation initiatives fail, and Raven Intelligence data points to the fact that many companies simply don't have their ducks in a row before getting started.Inside the Readiness Tool: Bonnie explains that the tool is both free and easy to use. Anyone on the project team can complete it by answering 14 questions about stakeholder support, team leadership and roles, change management, and planning and prep.The benefits of assessing readiness: The tool will provide a score, one through 100, that will help companies gauge where they are on the spectrum in terms of readiness. It's essentially a litmus test for, should we start this project now?The Big Quote: "You'd be surprised how many customers go through the motions—they select a software, they select the partner, and they truly aren't ready internally to start the project. And lo and behold, they choose a great software, they choose a great partner, and it still fails."Curious about your transformation readiness? Try the new, free tool on the Raven Intelligence website.
Cloud-based infrastructure is one of the most rapidly expanding industries today… And this episode's guest, Sean Frank, is an expert on it. As the founder of Cloud Equity Group, Sean invests in lower middle market companies in the web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure sectors. Listen to find out: What Sean looks for in a company The problem with naming firms after the founder Sean's investment strategies for the lower middle market How reps & warranties insurance has affected the cloud Cloud-based infrastructure predictions for 2023 And more
Enabling authorization policies across disparate cloud-native environments such as containers, microservices and modern application delivery infrastructure is complex and can be a roadblock for software engineering teams. Open Policy Agent, or OPA, is an open, declarative, policy-as-code approach to authorization that reduces security and compliance burden for engineering teams. Business context is translated into declarative The post Cloud-native Authorization with Tim Hinrichs appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.
David Chapa, Chief Evangelist and Product Strategist discusses the Technical Evangelist role, why we should flip the term backup & recovery, the reason ransomware is here to stay, and his views on Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives.
Join us and our guest, Jayesh Singh Chauhan, takes us through all that this year's village has to offer.About the Cloud VillageCloud village is an open space to meet folks interested in offensive and defensive aspects of cloud security. The village is home to various activities like talks, workshops, CTFs and discussions targeted around cloud services.If you are a professional who is looking to gain knowledge on securely maintaining the cloud stack and loves to be around like-minded security folks who share the similar zeal towards the community, Cloud Village is the perfect place for you.Be sure to catch all of our conversations from Black Hat and DEF CON 2022 at https://www.itspm.ag/bhdc22____________________________GuestJayesh Singh ChauhanFounder, Cloud Village [@cloudvillage_dc]On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayeshschOn Twitter | https://twitter.com/jayeshschOn Facebook | https://facebook.com/jayeshsch____________________________This Episode's SponsorsCrowdSec | https://itspm.ag/crowdsec-b1vpEdgescan | https://itspm.ag/itspegwebPentera | https://itspm.ag/pentera-tyuw____________________________ResourcesCloud Village DEF CON Schedule: Cloud Village CTF Portal: https://ctf.cloud-village.org/Cloud Village website: https://cloud-village.org/On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/cloudvillage_dcAt DEF CON: https://forum.defcon.org/node/239788____________________________For more Black Hat and DEF CON Event Coverage podcast and video episodes visit: https://www.itspmagazine.com/black-hat-2022-and-def-con-hacker-summer-camp-las-vegas-usa-cybersecurity-event-and-conference-coverageAre you interested in telling your story in connection with Black Hat and DEF CON by sponsoring our coverage?