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Each week we provide tech lessons, answer questions, and bring you interviews of the most successful engineers and thought leaders working in the IT space across technologies like datacenter, virtualization, cloud, networking, collaboration, and cyber security. Listen in as you will gain insights, strategies, tips and more to help you level up along your journey in becoming a Rockstar SE!
 
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In this episode we feature an interview from the Cisco Champion Radio with Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer Joe Clarke. This discussion covers the important updates to the Cisco Certifications Program, and what to look forward to next in the evolution of the Cisco certification portfolio. To learn more from industry experts about the changing …
 
Ever since the dawning of the Age of Tech, companies have been seeking solutions that make sophisticated technology accessible to all. The Age of Product is only solidifying that desire for simplicity into a product requirement. How can some of the most advanced tech become accessible to even entry-level team members? Accern CEO & Co-Founder Kumesh…
 
Digital mental health therapy is a relatively new space for product but one that is rising quickly in consumer demand. Just like in a clinical setting, however, the practices, techniques, and specialties are varied and come with their own set of rules and risks. What do product leaders need to consider when building digital therapy products? Big He…
 
Technology has been called the great equalizer, but economic opportunity has long been tied with geography. With the sudden expansion of the remote office and over 3bn digital workers, however, the landscape is prepped for a dramatic change. What opportunities and caution signs lie ahead for remote workers? Cisco SVP Jeetu Patel takes the mic to di…
 
If you are interested in or continuing your career in Information Technology, check out this episode which features a panel of experienced industry professionals as they answer questions about their own careers in IT. Developer Experience Manager in Cisco DevNet Anne Gentle, Senior Engineer Deirra Footman, and data center engineer Micheline Murphy …
 
Learning Kubernetes can be a great boost for your career, and you might be wondering where to start and what resources to use. Elton Stoneman joined me on the 38th episode of Virtual Stack Podcast and talked about his new book "Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches", his journey of learning K8S and his views about the future of K8S. I have free eB…
 
Following the year of all years, there was no doubt that the Product Awards were going to be exciting and it did not disappoint. Like many recent events, the 2021 iteration went entirely virtual with a packed audience of product leaders and industry executives. Roll through the highlights to catch insights from leaders at Heap, Bluedot, Autodesk, I…
 
The 2021 Presidential Inauguration came on the heels of one of the most unprecedented, tumultuous years in US history. With a pandemic continuing to rage, the country's grandest live celebration was forced to reinvent itself as a digital-first experience. How did product managers strategize the most ambitious, innovative, inauguration ever? Biden C…
 
Building product from a data-driven perspective is quickly becoming the new baseline for product managers, but it wasn't always the norm. With the data landscape swiftly moving beyond siloed databases, it's now up to product managers to learn, interpret, and take action using this new world of data. This week, we welcome data pioneer, Indicative CE…
 
It can take product leaders years to build, finesse, and dial in the perfect product market fit. When something as affecting as a pandemic arrives on the scene, however, even the strongest foundations will shake. How can product leaders pivot to find new opportunities in this new supercharged age of digital acceleration? Safetrust CEO Jason Hart si…
 
The manner in which customers and markets adopt something new is rooted in historical concepts that herald back to the early 20th century. Understanding these concepts is key to successfully developing a product. What do product leaders need to know as they search to find that competitive edge? Theresa Lina, Stanford Advisor, former Accenture Strat…
 
In this third part of Principal Engineer David Peñaloza's story, we complete David's journey of how he earned Cisco certifications, and how that decision ultimately improved his life and career. The story continues with David telling us what happened when he began his career in a completely different continent. This episode is for anyone who is int…
 
The pandemic thrust mental health into the spotlight, but it's hardly a new issue. In fact, data shows that mental distress has tripled over the last year, making it clear that market solutions are desperately needed, sooner rather than later. What's on the horizon in terms of digital product for mental healthcare? Spring Health Head of Product Ale…
 
In this second part of Principal Engineer David Peñaloza's story, we continue chronicling David's journey of how he earned Cisco certifications, and how that decision ultimately improved his life and career. The story continues with David telling us how a trip abroad led him to a few major life decisions. This episode is for anyone who is intereste…
 
Distributed teams definitely aren’t a new concept. However, the pandemic accelerated the trend at a breakneck pace, leaving many companies unprepared and unaware of the accompanying challenges. With remote work now the new normal, how do product managers go about closing the gap between the office and screen? Cassiopeia CEO Shiran Yaroslavsky bring…
 
David Peñaloza is a Principal Engineer at a global telecommunications business. But he strarted off his career very far away from where he ended up - both in terms of location and level of skill. In this episode, we present David's story of how he earned Cisco certifications, and how that decision ultimately improved his life and career. This will …
 
The Age of Product is well upon us and each year companies battle each other to gain competitive advantage and claim top of market. The 2021 Product Awards celebrates the very best in product by highlighting those that achieved that goal in the year prior. In a very special episode, Products That Count CPO James Gray sits down with our Founder, SC …
 
The daily workflow of a product manager can mean toggling between as many as a dozen different tools, each fulfilling a different, specialized function. Of course, it takes a specific brain space to design and create the products used by product teams themselves. So, what’s it like to build the tools used to build product? This week we take a peek …
 
Broadway may not be the first industry that comes to mind with the word tech. However, with over 14 million attendees a year, product leaders are catching on to the cross-consumer opportunities evident in the live theater space. How has one of the most legacy, analog industries there is evolved to thrive in the digital now? The Shubert Organization…
 
Market dominance used to be about feet on the ground and sales execution, but in an increasingly digital world, it’s driven by digital experiences which are the responsibility of product teams. How do organizations gain and maintain market leadership in this new Age of Product? Products That Count CPO James Gray sits down with the 2021 Product Awar…
 
The first year of the new decade barreled through like a freight train, delivering a cosmic ultimatum to all businesses. Some companies staggered, while others soared. In our Product Talk Year in Review, we handpicked an episode for each season led by our hosts Anthony Atlas, Samantha Scott, Adam O’Donnell, and Patrick Blute. Relive insights from l…
 
This year takes the cake when it comes to twists and turns, but through it all, the hosts of Product Talk continued to drive forward the product conversation with stellar discussions and in-depth profiles with product leaders. Featuring guests from industry giants like Tinder, Verizon, and Microsoft, catch up on some of the most listened to episode…
 
When working in a team setting, communal recognition of the decision-making hierarchy goes a long way to achieving smooth execution. However, when the roles themselves remove risk accountability, lower buy-in from team members can lower product quality itself. How do product leaders encourage ownership by the entire team instead of by single indivi…
 
Scaling product for the global market doesn’t come easy. False assumptions of cross-market needs and flubbed product adaptations have been the death of many a product. So how can product leaders lay the groundwork from the beginning in order to scale a product successfully? Mighty Capital Sr. Manager Adam O’Donnel sits down with Canela Media CEO Is…
 
The internet leveled the playing field in many ways. Consumers and employees alike now have a larger voice, leading companies to be impact aware, and to care about more than just the bottom line. In an increasingly ethical marketplace, how do product leaders build integrity into the heart of company culture? nate Product Marketing Lead Patrick Blut…
 
Virtual Stack Podcast is back after a long break! On the 37th episode of the show, I'm joined by the authors of the book "AI as a Service", Peter Elger (CEO, fourTheorem) and Eoin Shanaghy (CTO, fourTheorem). No need to mention the importance of the role that AI/ML play in digital transformation. With the incredible speed of evolution of cloud comp…
 
Getting that senior product title is the dream of every product manager. The expectations of the position, however, can be different than the reality. What does it take to run the team and how can product managers prepare for that day? In a series of conversations with senior product leaders, Credit Karma Product Director Christina Lucey sits down …
 
The ideas are refined and the design is locked; now comes the time to build. Sounds simple, but product teams know otherwise. In an era of digital innovation, complexities grow by the layer. So, how do product leaders bring a product to life? Wrapping up our Age of Product Series, Microsoft fmr Product Lead and Products That Count CPO James Gray si…
 
From ideation to development, when it comes time to conceive a product there’s a slew of factors to consider. Product leaders need to be able to translate sketches into a realized product. So, where to start, when it's time to start? Next in our Age of Product Series, Microsoft fmr Product Lead and Products That Count CPO James Gray sits down with …
 
The path to great design can be a fragmented maze of interface, research, and user experiences. But good design means good business. With an expanding inventory of design tools available to product leaders, which ones light the way best? Continuing our Age of Product Series, Microsoft fmr Product Lead and Products That Count CPO James Gray sits dow…
 
The product life cycle can be broken down into five stages: conceive, design, build, collaborate, and operate. Fluid, adept execution at each of these stages is needed for lasting product success. So what exactly are the superpowers that lie within each? In this Age of Product series, Microsoft former Product Lead and Products That Count CPO James …
 
The Age of Product is truly upon us. With it comes a plethora of opportunities for growth and innovation. What are the superpowers that lie hidden within the lifecycle of product development and how do product leaders take the most advantage of them? In this Age of Product series, Microsoft fmr Product Lead and Products That Count CPO James Gray in…
 
Risk-taking is vital to career and company growth, but how do we calculate that risk as product leaders? Product Talk host Nikki Ahmadi sits down with Shellye Archambeau, silicon valley pioneer, Verizon Board Director, and former CEO of Metric Streams, to discuss the power of planning, intention, and how to enhance the skill of taking risks.…
 
Product managers excel at building products. However, sometimes that isn’t enough for a product to be successful. So, how can we avoid failure? As part of our series in partnership with the Growth Marketing Conference, Product Talk host and product executive, Thomas Daly sat down with Craig Zingerline, CPO at Sandboxx to discuss how we can successf…
 
Some fintech products have unique obstacles when delivering enjoyable user experiences. Behind the financial curtain are regulations, tied to sluggish timelines. How do you balance quick and enjoyable user experiences while following regulations? Product Talk Host Patrick Blute sat down with Vouch Insurance CPO, Rajat Kongovi, to discuss how innova…
 
Is the Cisco CyberOps Professional Certification right for you? In this episode, we will hear from industry experts on how this program equips you with the skill and knowledge you need for real-world jobs in security operations centers. We will hear from Katherine McNamara, a Cybersecurity Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco about the current th…
 
Every product manager relies on at least one skill to help drive their success and that of their product. Among the more useful skills agreed upon by PMs is empathy for their target customer and stakeholders. How does one practice empathy to deliver the best product? As part of our Product Management series, Product Talk host Adam O’Donnell sat dow…
 
In a COVID world, the role of product teams building for healthcare is central to our society. Telemedicine, in particular, is an ever-growing field with plenty of opportunities for improvements. It provides both patients and health professionals the tools needed to remain in contact and work efficiently. As part of our Innovation in Healthcare ser…
 
Part of the product development process is understanding where the finished product stands in the market. While this can easily be confused with product branding and storytelling, it’s an entirely unique and separate phase of creation and marketing. How do you differentiate a product’s branding from its positioning while still illustrating its valu…
 
Content is an important part of creating software experiences, often intersecting with building frameworks and technology. It can be the driving force for many features of a new product. But how do the concepts of content, science, technology, and frameworks all intersect? As part of our Tech Meets Art series, Product Talk host Patrick Blute sits d…
 
As eCommerce has become prevalent, the retail space has changed drastically for both the shopper and product managers. When faced with a changing environment, how can you ensure what you’re building is adaptable? As part of our Adaptive Product Management series, Product Talk host and product exec, Christina Lucey, interviews Sam’s Club VP of Produ…
 
In our second episode on the newly redesigned CCIE Certifications, we focus on what changes have been made to the CCIE Security Certification with its Exam Program Manager, Zia Hussain. Zia will walk us through what's included with the CCIE Security exam, including the lab format, delivery, scoring, and grading, as well as the blueprint, and his ow…
 
2020 brought unexpected challenges that pushed companies of all types to pivot and rethink how they run their day-to-day. They scrambled to provide employees with the necessary products that made surviving in a remote environment possible. But how did this sudden shift affect those behind these products? In this episode of Product Talk, host Thomas…
 
The world we live in is going increasingly mobile by the day. However, the barrier to entry for businesses to go mobile can be high. What if it didn’t have to be? Product Talk host Adam O’Donnell, interviews JourneyApps Founder & CEO, Conrad Hofmeyr, and discusses the simplification of building mobile apps.…
 
Some products consumers will use every day of their lives. Meanwhile, there are products that a person may only need once or twice in their lives. How do you approach building that type of a product when it’s related to something as important as purchasing a home? As part of our Building Products that Span the Digital and Physical Worlds series, Pr…
 
Many great product leaders will talk about the importance of listening to customers. It’s also essential to know how you should go about doing it. Is there a right and wrong way? As part of our series in partnership with the Product Collective, Product Talk host and Product Exec, Nikki Ahmadi sat down with Oji Udezue, fmr VP of Product at Calendly …
 
vSphere Bitfusion delivers elastic infrastructure for AI/ML workloads by creating pools of hardware accelerator resources, such as GPUs. VMware has acquired Bitfusion in late-2019 and it has been recently announced that Bitfusion will be an integrated feature of vSphere 7.0. On the 36th episode of Virtual Stack Podcast, I'm joined by Mike Adams (Sr…
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) continue to be a more prominent part of the products we build. Trust and privacy remain a concern, but users continue to give more and more information. How does AI and ML improve the customer experience? As part of our Real Life Use Cases for AI series, Product Talk host and Product Exec, Nikk…
 
Many product managers come to the role with an engineering background. It can be helpful in knowing how the sausage is made, so to speak. But what happens when an engineer moves into marketing, or as this guest called it “moving to the Dark Side?” As part of our series in partnership with the Growth Marketing Conference, Product Talk host and produ…
 
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