The DiscoPosse Podcast tackles news, current events, trends, and everything including technology and people from every layer of the stack.
Ep 142 - Unlocking Technical Barriers and Successful Selling in the Public Sector with Jen Snyder of GovQA
Jen Snyder is the Chief Evangelist at GovQA, the leader in enterprise workflow automation for government requests, mainly focused on Public Records (FOIA). We have a very extensive conversation that covers how the pandemic and protests have changed the way “Smart Government” agencies across the country communicate via public records – and caused many to see that the time to act and modernize with technology is right now.
Jen shares lots of lessons on how to be an empathetic sales leader, how to be effective in selling to the public sector, and how she made the transition herself from real estate to leading the sales teams.
Ep 141 - Marketing Automation and Founder's Lessons with Vince De Benedetto of Automated Dreams
Vince De Benedetto, MBA is the Founder and CEO of the marketing automation firm - Automated Dreams - in Portland, OR. He helps transformational leaders and businesses scale their positive impact in the world through automation, conversational marketing, and mentors leaders to work smarter not harder.
Vince shares powerful lessons learned in leading the charge with pragmatic automation for marketing teams, startups, and more. Not only does he explore the challenges and wins of automation and tooling, but we also talk through powerful lessons in being a founder and his personal journey building Automated Dreams and how he selects and nurtures a successful world-spanning team.
Check out Automated Dreams here: https://www.automateddreams.com
Ep 140 - AI for Good and the Future of Work with Jennifer Bonine
Jennifer Bonine is the CEO of AI AppStore, and the first female Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Platform tech CEO. She founded her first company at 5 and started an AI company in 2019 and exited in 2020.
We explore the impact (both positive and potential risk) of AI, how to change the future of work through already accessible platforms and tools, and how to automate what should be automated so humans can do what matters.
Jennifer has spoken at the UN’s AI for Good summit and is also creating a children's book series on AI which is very exciting to see how we can educate our future generations now on the power of AI!
Check out the AI Appstore here: https://www.aiappstore.com
Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-bonine-76552b2/
Ep 139 - The Personal Side of Marketing Automation with Sam Ovett
Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office and is leading the way in helping new and established businesses augment their human and technological resources to leverage growth and streamline productivity.
Sam has a storied background including being a Professional Athlete for WaveSport Kayaks & AT Paddles and Master Educator for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
We discuss the power of automating the right things so that human can do things with greater meaning and impact. Sam also shares a lot of life lessons that have proven to be invaluable to his business and how we can all do little things with great impact.
Check out Mobile Pocket Office with our special podcast site at https://mobilepocketoffice.com/DiscoPosse
Ep 138 - Why IoT Security is at Risk and Lessons in Leading Early Phase Startups with Agile PQ CEO, Paul Clayson
Paul Clayson joined AgilePQ in 2017, bringing extensive experience in launching and growing early stage companies. Paul has launched four disruptive technology companies, and served as CEO to five early stage companies in nanotechnology, automotive, graphene, carbon nanotube, PCB, microprocessor and other advanced technologies.
Our conversation spans the challenges of IoT security, the need to work toward Post Quantum technologies, and a wide ranging discussion on effective team building and leadership in emerging technology startups. Paul brings a wealth of lessons and experience with stories that will leave you excited and empowered.
Check out AgilePQ here: https://agilepq.com
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn to talk further here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulclayson/
Ep 137 - Focus on What Matters with Begin.com Founder, Brian Leroux
Brian Leroux is the co-founder of Begin.com and someone who has been doing fantastic and positive things in the development community for many years before and during his time as a founder.
As an AWS Servless Hero (https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/heroes/brian-leroux/) and much more, Brian has been someone who personally inspires me to think about how we can do things better both in code and in the community.
This was a great and wide-reaching conversation on why serverless is a boon for developers and ops teams, and some the the amazing challenges and advantages we have experienced in the developer community as serverless, PaaS, and FaaS unlock new potential in velocity for developers and ops teams.
Check out the "shit you don't need to do with Begin.com" page which is a must-read and truly a masterpiece in marketing and value differentiation: https://begin.com/learn/shit-youre-not-doing-with-begin
Sign up for Begin here: https://begin.com Follow Brian in a few different ways here: https://brian.io