34 min

How AI Powers Cloud Automation & Help To Reduce Cloud Costs with Leon Kuperman #177 SaaS District

    • Entrepreneurship

Leon Kuperman is the CTO of CAST AI, a platform that increases your SaaS company’s profit margin without additional work. They cut your cloud bill in half, automate DevOps tasks, and prevent downtime in one Autonomous Kubernetes platform.
Leon has over 20 years of experience in product management, software design and development all the way through to production deployment. He’s an industry leader on Web Application Security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), e-commerce, cloud computing and web application architecture. He’s passionate about his customers, his work as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where he actually holds a Brown belt.


In this episode we cover:
00:00 - Sponsor: https://byldd.com (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
01:12 - Intro
02:55 - The Main Value Of AI and Why Simple Automation Is Not Enough
08:24 - Problems in Cloud Service That Requires Automation
12:56 - Tips To Start Using Automation On A SaaS
15:52 - Scenarios Where Cloud Automation May Not Work Well
17:55 - The Main Tool Categories To Address The Automation Challenges
19:26 - The Secret Of Building a Machine Learning Model
21:24 - Where is CAST AI in Terms of Size Today
22:18 - Leon’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
23:18 - Leon’s Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
24:17 - Leon’s Biggest Challenges at CAST AI
25:36 - CAST AI Ukraine Hiring Program
27:10 - Instrumental Resources for Leon’s Success
29:36 - What Does Success Means for Leon Today
32:36 - Get In Touch With Leon

Get In Touch With Leon:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/itexecutivecto (Leon's LinkedIn)
https://cast.ai (CAST AI Website)
Mentions:
https://cloud.google.com (Google Cloud)
https://aws.amazon.com (AWS)
https://azure.microsoft.com/pt-br/ (Azure)
Books:
https://www.amazon.com.br/Working-Backwards-Insights-Stories-Secrets/dp/1250267595 (Working Backwards by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr)
https://www.amazon.com.br/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898 (The Lean Startup by Eric Ries)


Tag Us and Follow:
https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)



More About Akeel:
https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Sessions)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consulting Services)
https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

Leon Kuperman is the CTO of CAST AI, a platform that increases your SaaS company’s profit margin without additional work. They cut your cloud bill in half, automate DevOps tasks, and prevent downtime in one Autonomous Kubernetes platform.
Leon has over 20 years of experience in product management, software design and development all the way through to production deployment. He’s an industry leader on Web Application Security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), e-commerce, cloud computing and web application architecture. He’s passionate about his customers, his work as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where he actually holds a Brown belt.


In this episode we cover:
00:00 - Sponsor: https://byldd.com (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
01:12 - Intro
02:55 - The Main Value Of AI and Why Simple Automation Is Not Enough
08:24 - Problems in Cloud Service That Requires Automation
12:56 - Tips To Start Using Automation On A SaaS
15:52 - Scenarios Where Cloud Automation May Not Work Well
17:55 - The Main Tool Categories To Address The Automation Challenges
19:26 - The Secret Of Building a Machine Learning Model
21:24 - Where is CAST AI in Terms of Size Today
22:18 - Leon’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
23:18 - Leon’s Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
24:17 - Leon’s Biggest Challenges at CAST AI
25:36 - CAST AI Ukraine Hiring Program
27:10 - Instrumental Resources for Leon’s Success
29:36 - What Does Success Means for Leon Today
32:36 - Get In Touch With Leon

Get In Touch With Leon:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/itexecutivecto (Leon's LinkedIn)
https://cast.ai (CAST AI Website)
Mentions:
https://cloud.google.com (Google Cloud)
https://aws.amazon.com (AWS)
https://azure.microsoft.com/pt-br/ (Azure)
Books:
https://www.amazon.com.br/Working-Backwards-Insights-Stories-Secrets/dp/1250267595 (Working Backwards by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr)
https://www.amazon.com.br/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898 (The Lean Startup by Eric Ries)


Tag Us and Follow:
https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)



More About Akeel:
https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Sessions)
https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consulting Services)
https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

34 min