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Application Modernization: A Podcast for High-Growth Software Companies

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You want to grow your business. But first, you need to successfully modernize your infrastructure to handle it. Enter Application Modernization, a show that spotlights the forward-thinking leaders of high-growth software companies. From scaling applications and accelerating time to market to avoiding expensive licensing costs, we discuss how you can innovate with new technology and forward-thinking processes and save some cash in the process.. Join us as our expert guests delve into the challenges they faced during the technological transformation of their companies and share what they learned along the way.

You want to grow your business. But first, you need to successfully modernize your infrastructure to handle it. Enter Application Modernization, a show that spotlights the forward-thinking leaders of high-growth software companies. From scaling applications and accelerating time to market to avoiding expensive licensing costs, we discuss how you can innovate with new technology and forward-thinking processes and save some cash in the process.. Join us as our expert guests delve into the challenges they faced during the technological transformation of their companies and share what they learned along the way.

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You want to grow your business. But first, you need to successfully modernize your infrastructure to handle it. Enter Application Modernization, a show that spotlights the forward-thinking leaders of high-growth software companies. From scaling applications and accelerating time to market to avoiding expensive licensing costs, we discuss how you can innovate with new technology and forward-thinking processes and save some cash in the process.. Join us as our expert guests delve into the challenges they faced during the technological transformation of their companies and share what they learned along the way.

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English


Episodes

Monolithic to Microservices

10/11/2022
Technology modernization requires patience and time. Without appropriate planning, thoughtful deployments, and a measured approach, customer experience can suffer when the inevitable occurs. The goal is to avoid that experience altogether. Peter Mourfield, Chief Technology Officer at TaxSlayer, LLC, has the answer. Peter’s team has worked to create a system for testing to consistently ensure their applications are seamless both at a security level and a functional level. Because it has to -...

Duration:00:28:40

Innovation Series Part 3 - Viability

9/27/2022
You’ve done the hard work, analyzed the statistics, garnered the support necessary to implement a big vision, and then… “I really appreciate you pushing the envelope, but… do we even know that this is a problem?” No worries! You’re prepared, because you have implemented a viable strategy that incorporates a tried and true approach to company wide buy-in. Kurt Baumberger, EVP, Strategy & Innovation at Shadow-Soft, and Nick chat about bringing that good idea to fruition and out the door in...

Duration:00:33:01

Innovation Series Part 2 - Feasibility

9/20/2022
In order to determine feasibility you need to have the right people at the table. In this episode we discuss selecting the right people for your innovation session and potential pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, what should you do about the hippo in the room? Kurt Baumberger, EVP, Strategy & Innovation at Shadow-Soft, is back with the answers in part 2 of this 3-part series in Innovation. Join us as we discuss:

Duration:00:30:39

Innovation Series Part 1 - Desirability

9/13/2022
The most accurate way to find what you want is to define what you don’t want. The first step of driving innovation is desirability, according to Kurt Baumberger, EVP, Strategy & Innovation at Shadow Soft. The blueprint to innovation can be achieved leveraging a logical framework for moving fast and delivering a minimum viable product to test in the market. This is Part 1 of 3 with Kurt discussing how innovation can be developed in your company strategy. Join us as we discuss: Reference...

Duration:00:35:27

Custom Automation For Your Business

5/31/2022
Do you remember when George Jetson pushed a button and a salad came out of a box? Believe it or not, that future might be closer than you think. Born out of demand during the COVID pandemic to automate and digitize food supply, this manufacturing company has created an automated food delivery system that sounds like it belongs in a science fiction film. But it’s not just that it’s as fast as you think it is. Abram Simon, VP of Software Engineering at Hyphen, shares not only how close this...

Duration:00:43:40

Making the Internet More Human

5/24/2022
The emergence of digital spaces augmenting social interactions is taking over the planet. Avatars represent the true identity of the most important contributor to the internet. What happened to learning about the actual human being behind the keyboard or smartphone? But what if we could make the internet more human? What if it felt like stepping into someone’s front door? Where you see their pictures, their books, their records, and get a good feel for who they are as a HUMAN, not an...

Duration:00:43:13

How Suited Leverages AI to Improve the Hiring Process

5/17/2022
Traditional hiring processes often place a lot of undue emphasis on GPA and alma mater, data points that, generally, aren’t very predictive of future performance. Aaron Myers, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, and the team at Suited have built a company around a better way to hire—using AI to measure personality traits, experiences, cognitive data, and other metadata so that companies and job candidates find the most suitable match. Aaron discusses how Suited works, how the company helps...

Duration:00:50:01

Tech Modernization in the Healthcare Space

5/3/2022
Many industries were forced to accelerate their digital transformation plans at the onset of the pandemic—none more so than the healthcare space. Emily Carlson, Vice President of Technology at Divurgent, shares ho w her company supported large healthcare organizations in making the transition. Plus, she also talks about the steps the industry needs to take to bring more women into technology. We discuss: Want to hear more stories from high growth software companies? Subscribe to...

Duration:00:46:41

How Suited Leverages AI to Improve the Hiring Process

5/3/2022
Traditional hiring processes often place a lot of undue emphasis on GPA and alma mater, data points that, generally, aren’t very predictive of future performance. Aaron Myers, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, and the team at Suited have built a company around a better way to hire—using AI to measure personality traits, experiences, cognitive data, and other metadata so that companies and job candidates find the most suitable match. Aaron discusses how Suited works, how the company helps...

Duration:00:48:55

Tech Modernization in the Healthcare Space

4/19/2022
Many industries were forced to accelerate their digital transformation plans at the onset of the pandemic—none more so than the healthcare space. Emily Carlson , Vice President of Technology at Divurgent , shares how her company supported large healthcare organizations in making the transition. Plus, she also talks about the steps the industry needs to take to bring more women into technology. We discuss: Want to hear more stories from high growth software companies? Subscribe to...

Duration:00:46:26

How Hazelcast Delivers Real-Time Data Processing

4/4/2022
Hazelcast is a real-time data platform that can run anywhere—from the edge to the data center to the cloud. In other words, it brings the computation to the data rather than moving the data to the computation. That enables the ability to connect insights to the real-time actions of the customer. Want to hear more about it? John DesJardins , Chief Technology Officer, and Mark Santos , Vice President of Worldwide Business Development, join the show to discuss how Hazelcast can accelerate...

Duration:00:53:35

Explained w/ Tony Stafford: Crypto, Metaverse, & Quantum Computing Part 2

3/25/2022
Tony Stafford is a lifelong technologist. He got his first job in technology in high school. From there, he had stints in the military, government contracting, the Department of Defense, and at our company, Shadow-Soft . Currently, he’s a technology executive working with DOD customers. It’s that breadth of experience with technology that makes him the perfect person to talk with about technology trends. And that’s exactly what we do in this episode. We discuss: Want to hear more stories...

Duration:00:28:57

Decision Time w/ Tony Stafford: Effectiveness in an API-Driven Economy Part 1

3/22/2022
Tony Stafford is a lifelong technologist. He got his first job in technology in high school. From there, he had stints in the military, government contracting, the Department of Defense, and at our company, Shadow-Soft . Currently, he’s a technology executive working with DOD customers. It’s that breadth of experience with technology that makes him the perfect person to talk with about technology trends. And that’s exactly what we do in this episode. We discuss: Want to hear more stories...

Duration:00:23:31

The Benefits of Building Quality Software from the Start

3/10/2022
Today’s guest, , Director of Software Engineering at , takes pride in doing software engineering the right way. It’s the reason he became a boss. Before that, he had managers that were perfectly fine with rush jobs and cutting corners to meet a deadline. Not Sean. In this episode, he explains why using engineering best practices—design patterns, test-driven deployment, and pair programming, for example—enables you to scale faster and build stronger applications. We discuss: Want to hear...

Duration:00:29:07

Improving Software Development & Overcoming Modernization Challenges

2/1/2022
Though the platforms have changed, many of the same application challenges still exist. Namely, finding alignment between the people who build the applications and the people who own and operate the platforms. In this episode, Michael McCormick, Vice President of Technology at Artium, shares his perspective on these age-old challenges and provides advice on how to make modernization projects more effective. We discuss: Resources mentioned during the podcast: Swiftbird.us Want to hear...

Duration:00:33:43

Improving Software Development & Overcoming Modernization Challenges w/ Michael McCormick

1/13/2022
Though the platforms have changed, many of the same application challenges still exist. Namely, finding alignment between the people who build the applications and the people who own and operate the platforms. In this episode, Michael McCormick, Vice President of Technology at Artium, shares his perspective on these age-old challenges and provides advice on how to make modernization projects more effective. We discuss: Resources mentioned during the podcast: Swiftbird.us Want to hear...

Duration:00:25:57

Open Source Revolution: A Conversation w/ Carvel Baus

12/21/2021
Open source is used in way more things than people realize. After all, with so much open source code available to power basic functionalities, it’s easier for developers to just plug it iRn and move on to other things that are more core to their business. In an open source world, you can really do anything you want as long as the code is there. In this episode, Carvel Baus, Senior Consultant & Architect at Shadow-Soft, explains the value of open source technology and interesting ways it’s...

Duration:00:40:57

Red Hat & the Proliferation of the Open Development Model w/ Chung Kim

12/7/2021
Building proprietary software is an outdated business model. Open platforms, open API’s, open public clouds, open partnerships, and even open ecosystems are the wave of the future. After all, when 99% of innovation happens outside of your organization, your best bet for survival is to tap into the innovation of the community. In this episode, Chung Kim, Chief Architect at Red Hat, joins the show to talk about the advantages of the open development model and how it helps developers...

Duration:00:33:25

Red Hat Summit Executive Briefing w/ Derrick Sutherland

10/12/2021
In today’s episode, we’re breaking down major announcements from the Red Hat Summit. Derrick Sutherland, Senior Practice Manager at Shadow-Soft, joins the show to provide his take on the news. Topics covered: Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus Want to hear more stories from high growth software companies? Subscribe to Application Modernization on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or check out our website. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Application Modernization in your...

Duration:00:18:23

Taking the Busy Work Out of Building Data Pipelines at Scale w/ Chris White

9/28/2021
Within a year of the first prototype, Prefect had their first paying customer — a Fortune 100 company. Their SaaS offering was not even publicly available yet. That was partly because they were developing a platform that allowed companies to build, run, and monitor data pipelines at scale, a problem no one else had tackled in quite the same way. Another reason was their commitment to the iteration cycle during development. By releasing the MVP early, they were able to gather feedback...

Duration:00:42:40