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Rose Ross presents
The Tech Trailblazers Startup Podcast
The Tech Trailblazers is a show about enterprise technology and the startups driving innovation there. Join host and Chief Trailblazer, Rose Ross and guests, as she explores the inspiring people behind the tech, the startups that trailblaze it and insights from the tech startup ecosystem itself. More on this and its awards, recognizing those blazing a trail in tech, at www.techtrailblazers.com
June 15, 2021
Founders on Fire with Tony Craythorne, CEO at Bamboo Systems
Tony joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss how Bamboo Systems is going to revolutionize data centres with its ARM servers, promising reduced costs, power consumption, and space requirements. He also talks about how the company had to change their name, his career, and how COVID has changed things for startups. We will need to get this out of the door this week, amongst the TechBritannia ones we're doing.
June 10, 2021
Founders on Fire with Richard Li, Founder and CEO, Ambassador Labs
Richard joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss how Ambassador Labs obtained their Series B funding virtually and how the firm aims to reduce distractions for developers, thereby increasing focus and productivity. Plus hear his predictions for the future of developing.
June 8, 2021
Judges on Fire with Enrico Signoretti, Senior Data Storage Analyst, Gigaom
Enrico, one of judges who's been with Tech Trailblazers since the beginning, catches up with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to share his life story including how his career path changed after starting a blog. He also talks about how storage has changed in the last decade, to move beyond primary/secondary storage. Listen to discover his predictions for the next 10 years, including quantum computing, how the chip shortage could be an opportunity, and how startups will change.
June 3, 2021
Judges on Fire with Joe Baguley, VP and CTO EMEA, VMware
Joe, one of judges who's been with Tech Trailblazers since the beginning, catches up with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to share his life story including his wide-reaching role at VMware. He elucidates what cloud will really be like and the opportunities it could bring for startups. He also describes the difference between invention and innovation, how he sees plenty enough 'frying pans', and how that's key for entrants and successful startups. There's also a cautionary tale of how diversity, equity, and inclusion are very different things, and that they need to be dealt with differently.
May 27, 2021
Founders on Fire videocast with Adi Ruppin, CEO of Ananda Networks
Adi joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss how Ananda Networks comes to have a Chief Joy Officer, how the firm is reinventing networking from basic principles, and lets us in on how the firm is participating in the Telecom Infrastructure Project where they will get to mix with the likes of Google and Facebook.
April 22, 2021
Founders on Fire with Jim Zuffoletti, CEO and Co-founder of SafeGuard Cyber
Jim joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss the success of SafeGuard Cyber, which not only won the Mobile Trailblazers Award recently but since then has secured $45m of investment. He also eloquently explains the firm's goal to control the threats brought about by mobile devices and the ever-increasing number of communications channels they offer. He reassures that it's not about invading the privacy of employees, just managing the risks.
April 13, 2021
Founders on Fire with Grace Waters, co-founder of Codastra
Grace joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss the rapid evolution of Codastra and what role she plays as co-founder of the firm. She lets us in on the upcoming path for the company and in particular how their microservices migration tool is likely to be one of a suite of available tools. She also shares the valuable, positive experiences that Codastra gained from the pre-accelerator FastForward.
March 29, 2021
Founders on Fire with Tim Hinrichs, CTO and co-founder of Styra
Tim joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss his experiences as CTO and co-founder of Styra. He shares his path from academia into the business world, including how Styra's open source authorisation solution led to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and great growth. Plus Tim shares his two top tips for success.
March 25, 2021
Founders on Fire with Jeff Denworth, Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of VAST Data
Chief Trailblazer, Rose Ross speaks with Jeff Denworth, Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of VAST Data, winner of the 2020 Storage Trailblazers Award. Jeff shares his secret to the impressive success of the firm, including being able to raise a round of funding that didn't need to be dipped into, despite COVID. He also describes the fundamentals that all startups should follow. More about VAST Data at www.vastdata.com
March 19, 2021
Flash Talk with Tony Craythorne, the CEO of Bamboo Systems
As part of the Tech Trailblazers Showcase at the London Enterprise Tech Meetup in January, Tony Craythorne, the CEO of Bamboo Systems, gives an introduction to the firm which won the Cloud category in the 2020 Awards. He gives a quick explanation of how Bamboo Systems are bringing Arm servers into an x86-dominated market, offering a 50% reduction in acquisition cost and a 75% energy saving.
March 4, 2021
Flash Talk with Charles Fan, CEO and co-founder of MemVerge
As part of the Tech Trailblazers Showcase at the London Enterprise Tech Meetup in January, Charles Fan, the CEO and co-founder of MemVerge, gives an introduction to the firm which won the AI and Big Data categories in the 2020 Awards. He gives a quick explanation of how MemVerge is aiming to revolutionize persistent memory by putting a virtualisation layer on top of Intel's Optane products, providing cheaper, bigger, and almost-as-fast memory as DRAM.
March 4, 2021
Flash Talk with Bill Mann, CEO of Styra
As part of the Tech Trailblazers Showcase at the London Enterprise Tech Meetup in January, Bill Mann, CEO of Styra, gives an introduction to the firm which won the Containers category in the 2020 Awards. He gives a quick explanation of how Styra is aiming to revolutionize authorization, making it code instead of being defined in PDFs, fast making it the defacto standard for authorization in cloud native environments.
February 17, 2021
Judges on Fire with Steve O'Donnell, CIO at the Coventry Building Society
Steve chats with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross and shares his wide-ranging experience. He explains the value of winning awards for startups, in particular how the Tech Trailblazers Awards are designed to help new firms to prepare themselves for investors and how it's the most cost-effective way to stand out from the crowd. He also gives his thoughts on upcoming trends plus the need for diversity and inclusion.
February 10, 2021
Inaugural Tech Trailblazers Showcase fireside chat
Catch our fireside chat with three judges of the Tech Trailblazers Awards: Dave Cartwright, Jacqui Taylor, and Jennifer Steffens as we partner with the London Enterprise Tech Meetup who kindly hosted the first Winners Showcase for us. The topics covered include: inclusion, diversity, bootstrapping startups, AI, machine learning, security, green tech, and how COVID-19 is driving women from the industry. The host was Ian Ellis and the discussion was moderated by our very own Chief Trailblazer, Rose Ross.
February 2, 2021
Judges on Fire with Jessica Li, Head of Content, Elpha
Jessica catches up with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to share her experiences, both working with startups and as an Angel investor. Discover the importance of founders and that you can't get everything you need to judge a potentially worthy investment with a quick internet search. Listen to discover what key piece of advice that can set you free that Jessica would give to her younger self.
October 27, 2020
Founders on Fire with Niraj Tolia, President and GM, Kasten
Niraj joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss his experiences as CEO and co-founder of Kasten, but also now as president and GM of the firm since its acquisition by Veeam. He also talks about the importance of company culture, even sharing the company's culture decks, and how he'd be first in line to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards if he ever launched another startup.
September 16, 2020
Judges on Fire with Teresa Cottam, Chief Analyst, Omnisperience
Teresa catches up with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to share her enthusiastic passion for the technology industry, particularly the mobile space which she focuses on. Discover her top tips for entering the Tech Trailblazers Award, the startup potential in the “new normal”, how mobile is inherently diverse - except for women, and the commercial infeasibility of the internet-connected bra.
September 4, 2020
Judges on Fire with Raj Samani, Fellow & Chief Scientist, McAfee
Raj joins Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross to discuss how he has fun at his job at McAfee, what advice he would give startups to be successful, ways to make your entry to the Tech Trailblazers Awards quicker and more effective, plus he gives us exclusive details about himself that he never shares on LinkedIn.
August 30, 2020
Judges on Fire with Bertrand Garé, Editor-in-Chief, L’Informaticien
Bertrand describes his work as Editor of the B2B magazine L’Informaticien. He also shares what he looks for in an entrant to the Tech Trailblazers Awards, the challenges that French startups face, and what his new plans include. Bertrand shares his excitement about the companies he's discovered over the years of judging the Tech Trailblazers Awards, a feeling that keeps him coming back for more.
August 10, 2020
Judges on Fire with Jeff Vance. Founder and Editor in Chief, Startup 50
Jeff talks with Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross about how he's been writing about technology trends for 20 years, including his experience in evaluating startups. He also describes how VC funding has changed during the pandemic, why startups should be focussing on the steak not the sizzle, and even manages to add a little dash of Chinese espionage.