Azure for industry : Podcast

Hear about industry news, investments and updates, and the latest relevant technologies.

Entering a New Digital Age for Media with Microsoft

In this episode we discuss how Azure and our partner ecosystem supports the media and communications industries including current applicable trends and technologies. And some of the tech is pretty amazing. 

We cover the Azure services media and communications organizations find most valuable and the outcomes experienced by several partners and customers who have used them.

This episode mainly focuses on the Media & Entertainment industry.

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GUESTS

Bob De Haven

General Manager, Media and Communications Industries

Bob leads Microsoft’s growing voice in the media, entertainment, & telecommunications industry, providing customers with solutions that make a lasting impact, differentiate them in the marketplace, and transform their long-term success.

He leads Microsoft’s primary strategists with a visionary perspective for media, entertainment, & telco, combining the company mission & principles to act as a champion of digital transformation for industry customers.

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Jennifer Cooper

Director of Business Strategy, Media and Communications Industries

Jennifer Cooper is an experienced Digital Strategy and Business Development executive with demonstrated track record and history of working in Cloud, SaaS, Consumer Applications & Enterprise software. Deep expertise in Media, Communications, Advertising, Commerce and related industries. Strong Operating, Sales and Marketing leader. 

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HOSTS

Paul Maher is General Manager of the Industry Experiences Team at Microsoft. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

David Starr is a Principal Azure Solutions Architect in the Industry Experiences Team at Microsoft. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Partnering with Microsoft and Growing Your Business

This episode is for anyone looking to take their business to the next level by becoming a Microsoft partner, or for existing partners who want to make the most of their benefits. We’re joined by Casey McGee, Vice President for ISV Partner Strategy at Microsoft, who focuses exclusively on our thriving partner ecosystem. Casey shares ways to partner with Microsoft, the benefits this opens up, and the attributes of a great partnership. And, of course, we cover other topics along the way.

Productivity & Remote Work with Jared Spataro

This episode examines Microsoft Team and other productivity tools with a special focus on remote work. The conversation includes the value of our partner ecosystem and how they have added tremendous value to Microsoft’s productivity suite of tools. Learn how Microsoft Teams has become a platform for life, work, and learning. Hear the story of Teams and its use in the NFL Draft.Many customers and use cases are explored around the state of the art in online communications. Learn how to become a partner yourself and add your add-ins and ideas to the platform.

Meet the Future of Software Development

Meet the next generation of technologists and the Microsoft programs that support them. Jennifer Ritzinger and Pablo Veramendi talk with us about the developers you want for your next round of interns! Skilled students are building sophisticated solutions serving many industries and in this conversation we discuss how Microsoft is supporting them. Show Links

A Rapidly Changing World of Data with Todd Singleton.

The ways companies are managing data is rapidly changing. New patterns and technologies focused on data management are emerging to help. Join Todd Singleton, General Manager of Solutions in the Azure Data Group at Microsoft, to hear how Microsoft is bringing solutions to help with the explosion of data. In this episode we discuss how to gain insights that can fundamentally change your business. Further, we talk about with the value of Data Lakes. Finally, a very topical subject: We touch on the use of data in the pursuit of social justice.

On the Cutting Edge with Microsoft Azure IoT Featuring Sam George and Jeff Cornwell

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off in a huge way and is impacting industries far beyond the traditional use cases. In this episode we discuss modern IoT solutions and capabilities including managing large scale IoT implementations, Microsoft-specific devices, using Azure IoT services, IoT on the edge, developing IoT solutions, and even running containerized services on the edge.This episode will jumpstart your IoT initiatives and give you a comprehensive picture of Azure IoT. Show Links

Diving Deep on Azure Storage Solutions, Part 2

In this final episode of a 2-part series on Azure Storage and DataLake, Vamshi Kommineni shares some things with us of interest to any technology decision maker. We discuss what backup, recovery, disaster planning, failover, governance, and other factors look like regarding storage solutions. Further we dive deep into customer use cases and stories that illustrate the value and flexibility of the storage solutions, and even touch upon the role of storage in high-performance computing scenarios. Azure Storage Solutions

Diving Deep on Azure Storage Solutions, Part 1

In this first of a 2-part series, Vamshi Kommineni takes us through Azure Storage and Data Lake from the perspective of industry use cases and relevant capabilities. Not only do we learn about the different capabilities of these services, but we also cover discuss their use at hyper-scale and what that can mean for customers. Vamshi shares several customer stories that highlight the technology’s evolution and usage as well as highlighting some common usage patterns. Azure Storage Solutions

Financial Services’ New Normal with Microsoft’s Bill Borden

In this episode we hear how Microsoft and its partners are focused on helping financial services organizations meet the demands of today. Specifically, the guests discuss how Microsoft is helping with the COVID-19 situation, including things like fraud detection and enabling employees. Additional topics include how Microsoft is empowering customers with high performance computing and large data volumes to help update legacy risk models to factor in today’s new risks. Further, we hear about the power of Microsoft’s three clouds that underlies the ecosystem of Microsoft and partner solutions.

The Current State and the Future of Manufacturing with Çağlayan Arkan

Çağlayan Arkan, Microsoft’s Vice President and Global Sales Lead for the Manufacturing Industry at Microsoft, joins in this episode to talk about how Microsoft is engaging manufacturing and the supply chain. The discussion covers the current situation for manufacturers during in the current COVID-19 pandemic and how Microsoft is reaching out to customers and partners. Further, Diego Tamburini, Principal Industry Lead in Azure for Manufacturing joins in to dive deeper on Microsoft’s partner ecosystem and how companies can join in that conversation.

Retail’s Rapid Pivot with Digital Transformation

Retail has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelley Bransten, Karen Garrette, and Sahir Anand join David and Paul to discuss how retailers are responding to the current crisis along with what to expect during and after recovery. We introduce the Microsoft for Retail team and how it works with partners and customers to solve the biggest retail problems and move the state of the industry forward with digital technologies. In addition we hear how Microsoft is helping the largest employment segment in the world navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

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