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Is Digital Crushing Face-to-Face Experiences? | Tinder on Customers

May 5, 2021
"Tinder on Customers" is the monthly podcast series featuring Bob Evans in conversation with Bonnie Tinder. Bonnie is the founder and CEO of Raven Intel, an independent B2B peer review site that’s amplifying the voice of the customer. She focuses on software customers, consulting partners and software vendors, and helps identify the best partners for
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ServiceNow Industries: ‘Orchestrating the Work’

May 4, 2021
In this episode, the two leaders of ServiceNow's industry-specific business share their perspectives on taking the "workflow revolution" into vertical markets. Abhijit Mitra, VP of industry products and Marshall Tyler, VP of industry solutions, discuss the need for businesses to be able to understand the behaviors and expectations of their customers' customers, and how that
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Google Cloud Industry Head Lori Mitchell-Keller

May 3, 2021
In this episode of Cloud Wars Live, our guest is Lori Mitchell-Keller, the head of Google Cloud's highly innovative and fast-growing industry-specific solutions business. After a distinguished career leading SAP's industries business, Mitchell-Keller was recruited several months ago by Google Cloud president Rob Enslin and CEO Thomas Kurian to drive the business that has become
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‘Verticalizing the Cloud’: Microsoft Exec Alysa Taylor

April 29, 2021
As the entire Microsoft corporation pivots in accordance with Satya Nadella's recent declaration that the company now has an "industry-first focus," corporate VP Alysa Taylor explains how that vision is being brought to life for Microsoft's customers. From her position as leader of not only Microsoft's traditional applications business but also of its rapidly expanding
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Thriving on Hypergrowth: Vari CIO Jeff Dinard

April 28, 2021
Creator of the standing desk, Vari is experiencing explosive growth as it expands its lineup of products and engages with customers in new ways. In this episode, Vari CIO Jeff Dinard, who embodies the essential business-first outlook of the digital-economy CIO, shares some thoughts on culture, innovation, leadership and the big role SAP has played
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Perfect Match: Cloud + Manufacturing | Uphoff on Industry

April 27, 2021
Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of, joins Cloud Wars Live for a recurring segment. “Uphoff on Industry” will explore the innovations, upheavals, and breakthroughs reshaping the the world of manufacturing and industrial markets. Join Tony and me as we discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world. Today, we explore why many tech
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Oracle: Huge Industry-Cloud Numbers | EVP Mike Sicilia

April 20, 2021
In this episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast, I speak with the leader of Oracle's vertical-industries business, executive vice-president Mike Sicilia. Oracle's been creating industry-specific applications for more than 10 years and has aggressively converted them to cloud solutions, while also fusing some elements of its horizontal apps with its industry-specific solutions. Mike and
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Database Migration: One Year or One Click? | Foley on Data

April 15, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech
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A Growth Plan for CXOs | Sadin on Digital

April 14, 2021
“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we discuss what CXOs need to focus on as they develop a growth plan for the rebounding economy.
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Infor and Its $1 Billion Industry Clouds | Cloud Wars Live

April 8, 2021
On this episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast, I speak with Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson and Infor CTO Soma Somasundaram about the industry-specific approach their company's embraced since it was founded in 2002. We chat about the booming demand for industry-specific cloud apps, Infor's aversion to the whole "ERP" thing and the company's very
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