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This is a podcast series designed for the C-level suite of small-to-medium sized companies who are trying to maximize technology for their organization. We’re getting behind some of the buzzwords, introducing potential new concepts, and contextualizing it all into a format that will allow them to become actionable.

This is a podcast series designed for the C-level suite of small-to-medium sized companies who are trying to maximize technology for their organization. We’re getting behind some of the buzzwords, introducing potential new concepts, and contextualizing it all into a format that will allow them to become actionable.
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This is a podcast series designed for the C-level suite of small-to-medium sized companies who are trying to maximize technology for their organization. We’re getting behind some of the buzzwords, introducing potential new concepts, and contextualizing it all into a format that will allow them to become actionable.

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English

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804 256 3491


Episodes

[e017] Part 1 - Intimate Conversation series featuring Justin Marquardt on Deals in P.E.

8/22/2019
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MacLaurin Group’s Intimate Conversation series continues with our guest Justin Marquardt, Principal at New Harbor Capital. In Part I, Justin talks about the process of Private Equity Deals — from evaluating a Confidential Information Memorandum to turning due diligence into valuable strategy sessions. Much of what happens with deals in P.E. is something not understood by founders who have not been through the process. Justin gives insight into what to expect once you have the opportunity to...

Duration:00:29:39

[e016] Maker's Schedule vs. Manager's Schedule with Cameron Herold, author of 'Meetings Suck'

8/6/2019
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As leaders we must understand both the Maker’s Schedule and the Manager’s schedule. A small interruption has the potential to completely derail progress of a development team, impacting clients and your business. Most leaders have never been trained to run a meeting or to understand the impact of what seems to be a small interruption. Yet, leaders are asked to run meetings every day. In the previous episode on the debate of the Manager’s Schedule vs the Maker’s Schedule Jim Milbery of...

Duration:00:39:01

[e015] What is CI/CD?

7/29/2019
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Moving to a CI/CD style release process is becoming popular, what is it and when does it make sense?

Duration:00:33:17

[e014] Intimate Conversations with Kristina Heinze

7/15/2019
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We welcome Kristina Heinze of ParkerGale onto the show. Our hosts Jim and Kelley talk with Kristina as she offers insight into how she selects founders to invest in.

Duration:00:20:59

[e013] Demystifying Version Control

6/25/2019
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On this week’s Demystifying Technology episode, Alan and Ryan discuss version control, the bedrock of any software engineering team. Life has no form edit-undo, but your software department can!

Duration:00:26:24

[e012] The CTO Leader, Myth and Legend Part II: Skills Private Equity Demands in a Successful CTO

6/19/2019
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A CTO is no different from any other leader in business in that they need to have the same skills to motivate and inspire to get the best out of their team. The role of CTO is one of the most exciting and varied roles at the executive level. Alan Williamson and Jim Headley share experiences supporting private equity clients and their portfolio companies to recruit for the right CTO to lead and inspire through periods of high growth.

Duration:00:11:51

[e011] The CTO Leader, Myth and Legend Part I: Recruit a CTO to Lead and Inspire

6/10/2019
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Are you are a CEO/CFO curious if you need a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)? Are you are an inspiring CTO ready for the next step in your career? The role of CTO has many meanings with the responsibilities ranging dramatically from company to company and company size. The role of CTO is one of the most exciting and varied roles at the executive level. Alan Williamson and Jim Headley share experiences supporting private equity clients and their portfolio companies to recruit for the right CTO...

Duration:00:09:03

[e010] Exploring Private Equity With Jim Milbery

3/25/2019
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We were honored to have some time with Jim Milbery, founding partner of ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm that specializes in growing founder-led companies, to discuss how the world looks from their side of the desk. https://maclaurin.group/

Duration:00:29:48

[e009] Data Storage Considerations

12/31/2018
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Storing data seems a rather trivial task these days given the sheer amount of storage options available. However, that doesn't mean you don't have to give consideration to the type of data, ownership, security and aging properties. Alan talks with Jim and Jeff on the sort of things you should be mindful of. https://maclaurin.group/

Duration:00:13:04

[e008] Getting started with BI

11/6/2018
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You've probably heard the fancy term, Business Intelligence, and we would wager more likely than not you are already doing some form of BI without even realizing. Alan probes Jim on this episode to help those get a real start in the world of BI without having to blow the IT budget. https://maclaurin.group/

Duration:00:16:46

[e007] Demystifying SalesForce

10/16/2018
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SalesForce eh? That is that tool for tracking sales leads isn't it? In the beginning maybe, but SalesForce had a vision way beyond just helping sales team. Jim and Alan jump into what SalesForce is and why it is a popular choice in the P/E space. https://maclaurin.group/

Duration:00:15:17

[e006] Demystifying GDPR

10/1/2018
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As of May 25th, 2018, Europe is dealing with a new data privacy reality affectionately known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What does it mean for us here in the USA? Well, quite a bit as it happens. In this weeks episode, Alan quizzes Jim on the subject, as he been spending a lot of time getting into the details, as it is coming up more and more with the companies we help. For more information, you can read Jim's article on GDPR.

Duration:00:14:34

[e005] Demystifying Serverless Computing

9/24/2018
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Serverless computing is a term you have been hearing about, or if you haven't, then you probably will start hearing it. In this episode, Jim talks with Alan on the overall concept and discusses the benefits such a paradigm can bring to an organization. They also go through the areas to which serverless is not terribly suited for.

Duration:00:20:44

[e004] Demystifying Amazon AWS & Microsoft Azure with Stefan Bauer

9/17/2018
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You can't deny that the two horses in the cloud race are Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure, with AWS significantly out in front. But is there that huge a difference between the two? In this episode Jim and Alan sit down with Stefan Bauer, MIS Manager for Elephant Auto insurance who is responsible for their data warehousing and business intelligence both on-prem and in-cloud. Stefan is a veteran of both Azure and AWS architectures (having previously authored a book on AWS RedShift). Stefan...

Duration:00:16:23

[e003] Demystifying Business Intelligence

8/28/2018
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Business Intelligence, or BI, is a phrase that is often branded around but few understand the true power that it can deliver to an organization. Jim Headley and Alan Williamson take a look into the world of BI, breaking down some of the misconceptions.

Duration:00:18:07

[e002] Demystifying the Technical Due Diligence

8/24/2018
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If you have ever wondered what a technical due diligence is all about then this is the episode for you. Listen to Jim Headley and Alan Williamson talk through the in's and out's, what to expect and how not to fear what some believe is an interrogation.

Duration:00:22:22

[e001] Introduction Episode

8/24/2018
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Welcome to the introduction of the MacLaurin Demystifying Technology podcast series. Let Jim Headley and Alan Williamson take you through what will be coming up in this series dedicated towards making technology accessible to CEO's, CFO's, Private Equity and Investment houses.

Duration:00:03:08