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Cloud can empower every organization to better use its data, transform the way it works and solve business problems. But how do you evaluate, design, test and deploy these technologies successfully? How do you harness its maximum potential? Welcome to Cloud N Clear, a podcast hosted by Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA. As one of Google Cloud’s original launch partners, SADA has helped hundreds of companies across industries - including healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, education and professional services – take full advantage of cloud technology. Learn from SADA and Google Cloud experts, along with customers and industry experts, about their journey and learnings.

Cloud can empower every organization to better use its data, transform the way it works and solve business problems. But how do you evaluate, design, test and deploy these technologies successfully? How do you harness its maximum potential? Welcome to Cloud N Clear, a podcast hosted by Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA. As one of Google Cloud’s original launch partners, SADA has helped hundreds of companies across industries - including healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, education and professional services – take full advantage of cloud technology. Learn from SADA and Google Cloud experts, along with customers and industry experts, about their journey and learnings.

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Cloud can empower every organization to better use its data, transform the way it works and solve business problems. But how do you evaluate, design, test and deploy these technologies successfully? How do you harness its maximum potential? Welcome to Cloud N Clear, a podcast hosted by Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA. As one of Google Cloud’s original launch partners, SADA has helped hundreds of companies across industries - including healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, education and professional services – take full advantage of cloud technology. Learn from SADA and Google Cloud experts, along with customers and industry experts, about their journey and learnings.

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@cloudnclear

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English


Episodes

108 / HOW M&E IS SPURRING INNOVATION IN CLOUD TECH: SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS' HISTORY AND FUTURE WITH GOOGLE CLOUD AND SADA

9/13/2021
NEW! #CloudNClear returns this week with host Tony Safoian, CEO, SADA, and special guest Mike Ford, CTO, Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI). This discussion will shed some light on how SPI has been applying #digital technologies to its work in #film and #gaming, and it will delve into how the company is setting the standard in terms of creating #opensource technology that is being used industry-wide. Listen now to learn more about SPI, how the company leveraged SADA’s expertise to fully...

Duration:00:22:12

EP 107 / SADA AND GOOGLE CLOUD HELP CANADA-BASED DAISY INTELLIGENCE DELIVER THE VISION OF AN AUTONOMOUS ENTERPRISE

8/31/2021
OUT NOW! Listen to our newest episode of the #CloudNClear podcast featuring Gary Saarenvirta, CEO, Daisy Intelligence, one of our Canadian-based customers that specializes in autonomous #machinelearning and #AI platforms that transform #retail and #insurance operations. Tony Safoian, CEO, SADA joins as host once again to ask Gary some questions about his background and the company’s transformation journey over the past 18 years. Learn more about how Daisy Intelligence is delivering...

Duration:00:32:26

EP 106 / SADA AND GOOGLE CLOUD HELP M&E COMPANIES ACCELERATE TRANSFORMATION IN AN ERA OF CONSUMER CHOICE

8/16/2021
Today on #CloudNClear, Tony Safoian, CEO at SADA, returns to host this episode with special guest Anil Jain, Managing Director of Media & Entertainment at Google Cloud. You’ll hear a bit of Anil’s background, get his perspective on how Google is competing in the media and entertainment industry, how SADA and Google Cloud are helping M&E organizations meet today’s audience demands with agility, and the inevitable journey of meeting the growing demands of consumer choice. Listen on demand as...

Duration:00:38:30

EP 105 / SOFTWARE SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT ON THE CLOUD WITH SADA AND NUTANIX

8/3/2021
In our newest episode of #CloudNClear first-time host Patrick Monaghan, CLO at SADA sits down with Sebastian Goodwin, CISO at Nutanix, an enterprise computer software company focused on elevating #IT and focusing on #security applications/services that help mitigate enterprise risk in the #cloud. Sebastian discusses his passion for #informationtechnology and how his career got started in enterprise #riskmanagement. We get a glimpse at how SADA is helping Nutanix manage vulnerabilities in...

Duration:00:39:30

EP 104 / DISCOVERY ENHANCES INNOVATION AND COLLABORATIVE CULTURE WITH GOOGLE WORKSPACE

7/19/2021
Today on #CloudNClear, we’re excited to host special guest Dave Duvall, CIO at Discovery—one of the top media & entertainment companies in the world. Discovery partnered with SADA to rollout #GoogleWorkspace globally. Dave joins our host Tony Safoian, CEO at SADA, to share their journey to Google Workspace, discuss the partnership with SADA, and give insights into the lessons learned by taking on a project of this caliber during a global pandemic. Dave also shares his 18-year journey at...

Duration:00:32:32

EP 103 / COMMUNICATE SECURELY: SADA AND VIRTRU PARTNER TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS PROTECT, SHARE AND CONTROL DATA

7/6/2021
Join #CloudNClear with Bill Smith, Chief Sales Officer at Virtru, a 25-year veteran focused on building high-performance, innovative sales teams that deliver immediate value to the commercial and public sector markets. He discusses the success of Virtru over the past 8 years, delves into how they’re revolutionizing the #emailsecurity market, and provides insight into how they’re enabling organizations to communicate securely in their high-value networks. Joe Kosco, Senior Vice President of...

Duration:00:29:21

EP 102 / SADA CREATES FINOPS PRACTICE TO DELIVER CLOUD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

6/21/2021
Next up on the #CloudNClear podcast is Rich Hoyer, Director of Customer FinOps at SADA, and a longtime management and software industry professional, who leads our brand-new FinOps group. The focus of Rich and his team is around developing and delivering services designed to help clients monitor, measure, and improve the value of their #GoogleCloud services. Dana Berg, COO at SADA, joins as host for this episode to discuss best practices around managing the financial ramifications of a...

Duration:00:41:41

EP 101 / GOOGLE CLOUD AND SADA HELP GRANPAD REMOVE TECHNICAL BARRIERS FOR SENIORS

6/8/2021
Presenting GrandPad as our next customer spotlight on the #CloudNClear podcast! GrandPad is a consumer electronics company that is improving the lives of millions of super seniors by removing technical barriers and frustrations of connecting them with their families. The key is a great product that totes a simple interface and choosing SADA to help them scale their #cloud capabilities. Scott Lien, CEO & CO-Founder of GrandPad, sits down with me to discuss his company’s impactful mission...

Duration:00:45:22

EP 100 / ARCHITECTING INTEGRITY: BLOCK.ONE TRANSFORMS BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WITH GOOGLE CLOUD AND SADA

5/24/2021
Episode 100 of Cloud N Clear starring SADA customer, Block.one. A software publisher specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies that help to build a more secure and connected world. Their mission is to provide technology and products that enable trust in transactions, transparency in systems, and efficiency in how our world works. Tony Safoian, CEO at SADA is back to host this very special anniversary episode with guest David Carter, Head of Technical Services at Block.one....

Duration:00:50:03

EP 99 / CRUX INFORMATICS STREAMLINES DATA DELIVERY AND CONSUMPTION / Mark Etherington, Crux Informatics

5/17/2021
Cloud N Clear often features SADA Alliance Partner customers who have built successful companies offering innovative solutions on Google Cloud. This week episode 99 of the Cloud N Clear spotlights Crux Informatics, a SADA customer focused on removing the friction between data suppliers and consumers. Host Miles Ward, CTO at SADA, and guest Mark Etherington, CTO at Crux Informatics, discuss Crux’s journey to Google Cloud and BigQuery and the partnership with SADA. Also, learn about Crux’s...

Duration:00:39:35

EP 98 / SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE: A RESOURCE FOR MIGRATING TO GCP / Kyle Moschetto, SADA

5/11/2021
On the next Cloud N Clear episode Miles Ward, CTO at SADA sits down with Director of Solutions Architecture at SADA, Kyle Moschetto to discuss the current landscape of solutions architecture, our passion for driving customer success, and the incredible value we provide as end to end partners. At SADA we partner with organizations to help them achieve their business goals, through exceptional Solutions Architecture. We see their Cloud journey not just as a series of technology projects, but...

Duration:00:40:53

EP 97 / THE ART AND SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING / David JP Phillips, WOW

5/4/2021
This week on the Cloud N Clear podcast SADA CEO, Tony Safoian sits down with author, coach, Keynote Speaker, and Founder of WOW, David JP Phillips. They take time to discuss the distilled art and science of storytelling, what the key components are, what role it has played in human evolution, and how it can be used to convey impactful information. This episode is an opportunity to dive deeper into the psychology of storytelling and its effects on businesses. The legacy and reputation of any...

Duration:00:35:26

EP 96 / SADA PARTNERS WITH MANAGECORE TO MIGRATE SAP CUSTOMERS TO GOOGLE CLOUD / Frank Powell, Managecore

4/27/2021
We have been running a series on Cloud N Clear featuring SADA Alliance Partners and customers who have built successful companies offering valuable solutions on Google Cloud. This week we feature Managecore, a leading provider of SAP technical managed services, particularly SAP migrations to Google Cloud. First-time host and previous guest Courtney Graham, Managing Director of Sales, Central & Southeast, interviews Frank Powell, Co-Founder & President of Managecore. Their discussion covers...

Duration:00:44:45

Ep 95 / PACKETFABRIC: NETWORK-AS-A-SERVICE HELPING MANAGE NETWORKS OF THE FUTURE / Dave Ward, PacketFabric

4/19/2021
Transparency, speed, flexibility, and ease are not typical terms you would use to explain networks made up of bare-metal and Software Defined Networks (SDN). PacketFabric aims to change that by offering Network as a Service, built on Google Cloud. PacketFabric, a SADA partner, connects colocation, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud on flexible terms in minutes. In this Cloud N Clear, we hear from PacketFabric CEO, Dave Ward. Dave has a history of innovation, engineering networks at...

Duration:00:41:46

Ep 94 / TERNARY AND SADA HELP SOLVE THE BIGGEST CLOUD ADOPTION CHALLENGES: FINOPS AND DEVOPS

4/12/2021
As cloud infrastructures become larger and more complex, challenges emerge in the areas of FinOps and DevOps. In this episode of Cloud N Clear, host Miles Ward, CTO, SADA, discusses these challenges with Sasha Kipervarg, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternary Inc., and Lukas Karlsson, Cloud Architect / Developer Advocate, Broad Institute. Ternary, a partner of SADA, is looking to solve these issues. Ternary is the world’s first native FinOps cloud cost optimization tool, built on Google Cloud, that...

Duration:00:53:54

Ep 93 / GOOGLE WORKSPACE: LEADING THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN REMOTE WORKFORCE / Rowan Manson, SADA

4/6/2021
With the impact of COVID on remote working, Google Workspace is leading the charge on productivity and collaboration tools that are reshaping modern work culture. In this Cloud N Clear episode, we meet SADA’s newest Google Workspace evangelist Rowan Manson who shares with the host and CEO of SADA, Tony Safoian, his passion and belief in Google Workspace and why it is the leader. Rowan highlights some notable recent feature updates and a few that are on the horizon. The discussion also goes...

Duration:00:41:00

Ep 92 / INDUSTRY CREDIBILITY IS SADA'S KEY TO SUCCESS FOR GOOGLE CLOUD TRANSFORMATIONS

3/30/2021
Cloud N Clear sees out Women’s History Month with one last special installment featuring women leaders around SADA. In this episode, hosted by Tony Safoian, CEO at SADA, we welcome Catherine Adou Abdallah, National Partner Leader, Telecom Media & Entertainment, Gaming (TMEG) at Google Cloud. Also joining them is Andy Wright, Client Partner Executive at SADA. In this 3-way conversation, we learn about Catherine’s history at Google and Andy’s SADA journey. The discussion also covers Google’s...

Duration:00:52:34

Ep 91 / INTRODUCING SADA’S NEW CHIEF OF STAFF, MICHELLE AMBROSE

3/23/2021
Continuing the celebration of Women’s History Month, we introduce SADA’s first ever Chief of Staff, Michelle Ambrose, on this week’s Cloud N Clear. Michelle has held numerous Chief of Staff positions throughout her career and previously spent ten years working at Google. She joins to explain her move to SADA and how it strengthens the alignment with Google. The addition of Michelle is not only a logistical asset but a cultural asset as well, helping people feel the importance of their work...

Duration:00:35:18

Ep 90 / SADA WOMEN LEADERS FOCUS ON TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING WITH CULTURE AND SERVICE IN MIND

3/15/2021
We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with another special edition of Cloud N Clear, hosted by Orkideh Shahidi, VP of People Operations. Joining Orkideh are other SADA women leaders: Annette Davidson, Head of Talent and Development, and Meredith Mitnick, Training and Development Consultant. In this episode, we hear how they have helped SADA take great strides in the areas of training and development, diversity equity and inclusion (DEI); AND how they intend to “kick it up a...

Duration:00:16:18

Ep 89 / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: CELEBRATING LEADING WOMEN IN TECH AT SADA / SADA Women Leaders

3/8/2021
Narine Galstian, CMO at SADA, hosts this special edition of Cloud N Clear to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Women technical leaders at SADA join the podcast to share their experience of working in male-dominated high tech, and how they have navigated it. They share their varying journeys and stop on important moments that helped them become inspiring women tech leaders in the SADA family; like the importance of early mentorship and networking, and how culture...

Duration:00:39:21