June 23, 2020
VMware executive adviser and distributed systems expert James Urquhart discusses the movement toward event-driven integration systems, as well as why events and event-driven architectures are so popular. He also explains how to build a team to deliver on the event-driven promise.
June 9, 2020
Gautham Pallapa, a global CTO at VMware, discusses how COVID-19 will affect digital and overall business transformation efforts. Although it has been painful, the pandemic has forced businesses to rethink their strategies in key IT areas, and has shone a light on where to focus innovation.
March 25, 2020
James Watters, CTO of VMware's MAPBU, talks through the evolutions in application architecture, open source, and infrastructure that led to the current focus on all things cloud-native—and why that's a really good thing. He also explains where VMware's new Tanzu portfolio, which includes technology from its recent Pivotal acquisition, fits into this landscape.
February 26, 2020
This episode features audio versions of two blog posts that ran on Intersect over the past year: "How CEOs can drive digital innovation without learning to code" and "For designers or developers, actually trying is the key to hiring digital talent". Both posts offer advice from industry analysts, and host Derrick Harris, on the business-level changes necessary to complement cloud-native technologies.
February 6, 2020
Spring Cloud co-creator and VMware engineer Spencer Gibb explains the Spring framework for developing Java applications. He goes into particular detail on Spring Cloud, a collection of components that simplify the process of building modern, distributed applications that can take advantage of public cloud resources, microservices, stream processing, and more.
December 26, 2019
This "best of" episode features highlights from the podcast's first 6 months, focused on the business implications of adopting modern IT practices and technologies (including cloud-native), and strategies for doing so successfully. Guests include Andrew Ng ( Fund/etc.); Dave Rensin (Google); Stephen O'Grady (RedMonk); and Jessica Lin and Jonathan Lehr (Work-Bench).
December 12, 2019
This "best of" episode features highlights from the podcast's first 6 months, focused on the application architectures and technologies that underpin cloud-native computing. Guests include Neha Narkhede (Confluent/Kafka); Joe Beda (VMware/Kubernetes); Eliot Horowitz (MongoDB); Cornelia Davis (Pivotal); Guy Podjarny (Snyk); and Peter Mattis (Cockroach Labs/CockroachDB).
November 26, 2019
Jessica Lin and Jonathan Lehr, co-founders of enterprise VC firm Work-Bench, share strategies for engaging with each other on both sides of the startup-enterprise aisle. Startups want big customers, and large enterprises want to innovate, but nobody wants to waste their time. Jon and Jessica share tips for finding the sweet spot where everybody wins.
November 12, 2019
WaitTime CEO Zachary Klima explains how he went from architect with an idea, to leading a company that's bringing image-recognition technology into sports arenas (and, soon, other buildings) in order to help fans navigate concessions and stadiums understand traffic flows. Apart from the technology, Klima's story of doing this all in Detroit can provide guidance to companies looking to do innovative things outside of Silicon Valley.
October 29, 2019
RedMonk co-founder and principal analyst Stephen O'Grady discusses the ever-evolving world of open source software, through the lens of how enterprises should think about adopting it. He covers a number of common issues, ranging from why open source is actually important to why companies might want to contribute back to projects they use.
October 1, 2019
Peter Mattis, co-founder and CTO of Cockroach Labs, discusses the advent of next-generation SQL (aka NewSQL) databases designed around speed, scale, simplicity, and being able to run across multiple geographic regions.
September 17, 2019
Guy Podjarny, co-founder and president of security startup Snyk, explains the challenges of and solutions to securing open source software, container images, and other components of modern applications. From developers on up, organizations need to handle the number of tools available, the ease of using them, and the speed/scale of change.
September 3, 2019
Dave Rensin, a senior director of engineering at Google, explains the principles behind site reliability engineering—a practice better known as SRE. Among other things, he discusses its relationship to DevOps; how it affects roles from developer to sysadmin; and how techniques such as error budgeting can apply to areas of the business outside of operations.
August 20, 2019
Pivotal VP of Technology Cornelia Davis explains the similarities and differences between platform as a service (PaaS) and containers as a service (CaaS), as well as the the ideal use cases for each. She also addresses how each technology relates to other hot technologies and paradigms, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Kubernetes, and serverless / functions as a service (FaaS).
August 6, 2019
Artificial intelligence expert Andrew Ng explains the basics of enterprise AI adoption, from scoping out the most impactful early applications to building out an AI team. He also touches on a wide variety of topics that will arise along the way, including the differences between AI and data science, and when it makes sense to build versus buy AI solutions. Ng has held numerous AI leadership roles over his career, including: co-founding Coursera; leading early efforts at Google Brain; serving as chief scientist at Baidu; teaching machine learning at Stanford; and most recently co-founding Landing AI,, and the AI Fund.
July 23, 2019
MongoDB co-founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz explains the continued popularity of MongoDB as a flexible alternative to traditional database technologies in a cloud-native world, and the importance of developer-friendly products. He also addresses the value of cloud database services and the rationale behind recent open source license changes.
July 9, 2019
Joe Beda—principal engineer at VMware, co-creator of Kubernetes and co-founder of Heptio—explains the evolution of Kubernetes from Google-led open-source project to digital transformation darling. If you're wondering where Kubernetes fits into the future of enterprise IT, you'll want to listen.
June 21, 2019
Neha Narkhede—co-founder and CTO of Confluent, and a co-creator of Apache Kafka during her time at LinkedIn—explains the rise of Kafka and the growing importance of streaming data and event-driven architecture.
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