11 episodes

Thinking Out Cloud is a podcast that explores the challenges and stories of business leaders who accelerate growth and right the ship by leveraging cloud technology. If you want to learn what works—and why—in the cloud space, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to transform your business processes, eliminate redundancy, or increase your bottom line, this podcast is for you.

Each episode features an interview with a thought leader or practitioner, discussing topics like: CRM, cloud technology, business processes, cloud transformation, data focused strategy, innovation, software as a service, systems integration, technology implementation, application development, Salesforce, marketing automation, sales process, retail, ecommerce, SaaS, and more.

Thinking Out Cloud Traction on Demand

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Thinking Out Cloud is a podcast that explores the challenges and stories of business leaders who accelerate growth and right the ship by leveraging cloud technology. If you want to learn what works—and why—in the cloud space, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to transform your business processes, eliminate redundancy, or increase your bottom line, this podcast is for you.

Each episode features an interview with a thought leader or practitioner, discussing topics like: CRM, cloud technology, business processes, cloud transformation, data focused strategy, innovation, software as a service, systems integration, technology implementation, application development, Salesforce, marketing automation, sales process, retail, ecommerce, SaaS, and more.

    10: Why It’s Not OK for Your Employees to Love Their Life but Hate Their Job with Greg Malpass

    10: Why It’s Not OK for Your Employees to Love Their Life but Hate Their Job with Greg Malpass

    When Greg Malpass founded Traction on Demand, his mission was simple: Help people find “more time to play.” In his experience, there was a clear delineation between work and play.
    The “work/life balance” discussion was everywhere. Then the discussion evolved. We all thought technology would give us more time back. But technology has only sped things up and allowed us to deliver more.
    Now, companies are being evaluated based on how enjoyable of an experience they’re creating for their employees—and for good reason.
    In this final episode of season 1 of Thinking Out Cloud, Greg explain how amplifying the voice of his team members—and giving them a real say in the future of the business—has obliterated the need for work/life balance in his company and replaced it with “work/life harmony.”

    • 42 min
    9: Build or Buy Software? The Answer Is… Both w/ Reid Holzworth and Aaron Zuccolin

    9: Build or Buy Software? The Answer Is… Both w/ Reid Holzworth and Aaron Zuccolin

    Your company’s growing, and you need additional software. Do you build, or do you buy?
    Should you buy tech that fits some or most of your needs, or should you build a fully customized platform? It’s an age old question. The answer?
    Ask Reid Holzworth.
    He did both, and he gives us an exploratory answer behind his revolutionary insurtech, called TechCanary, built on the Salesforce platform. We invited Reid on our Thinking Out Cloud podcast to give us his insights on how he built a customized solution for his industry, and why he chose Salesforce to get him there.
     
    This episode is a double-whammy: It also features special guest Aaron Zuccolin, VP of Industry Solutions here at Traction on Demand.

    • 38 min
    8: Marketing Tips for Cloud-Based Companies w/ Vidhya Srinivasan

    8: Marketing Tips for Cloud-Based Companies w/ Vidhya Srinivasan

    How is marketing cloud tech different?
    To answer this question, we went right to the source.
    Vidhya Srinivasan is marketing speaker who lives in the cloud.
    She is also the VP Marketing, Cognitive Service Management & Cloud BU with BMC Software. She sat down with us on our eighth episode of the Thinking Out Cloud podcast.
    She told us how marketing is changing before our eyes, how to deploy new marketing technology, where AI can help, marketing’s three goals, and how to tackle marketing’s hardest customer: executive management.

    • 36 min
    7: Cloud Tech Q&A, With Hilton Grand Vacations CIO w/ Rich Jackson

    7: Cloud Tech Q&A, With Hilton Grand Vacations CIO w/ Rich Jackson

    Everyone is wondering about cloud tech, about where it’s going, what to expect, and how to implement it. Everyone has questions
    Rich Jackson has answers.
    He is SVP and CIO for Hilton Grand Vacations, leading the global IT team, and covering technology vision, strategy, development, and operations.
    We wanted to get a few questions answered about how the cloud is impacting hospitality, so he sat down with us on out seventh episode of the Thinking Out Cloud podcast.

    • 23 min
    6: Small Business, Big Cloud: The Ways Small Businesses Can Utilize the Cloud (And What to Avoid) w/ Jim Chilton

    6: Small Business, Big Cloud: The Ways Small Businesses Can Utilize the Cloud (And What to Avoid) w/ Jim Chilton

    Everyone loves David and Goliath. The feeling we all receive when we witness the underdog defeat the big guy is euphoric. Small businesses across every industry are disrupting larger competitors with cloud computing and data storage.
    How should small businesses continue to utilize the power of the cloud to disrupt larger companies?

    We asked that question (and others) to Jim Chilton, CIO at Cengage. On this episode of Thinking Out Cloud, he gave us his secrets from 25 years of in-depth technology experience, with enterprise and smaller companies.

    • 24 min
    5: Start Small With Big Data to Drive Change w/ David Norton

    5: Start Small With Big Data to Drive Change w/ David Norton

    More than ever, the use of tech and data to drive transformational change, specifically, digging in how to capture big data can transform business. During this chat, David Norton, Chief Marketing Officer at GALE Partners, talks about how to harness this via his experience.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

stephenecarter ,

Finally!

As a part of the production team for this show, i'm really excited to explore the connection between cloud technology and AI. But what's incredible is that the show manages to engage the audience in a way that is fun, engaging, and all about storytelling. Well done!

LilMel35 ,

Yes!

Cloud technology & AI is the future. This show so much and is very worth listening to. Very excited to have been part of the production team for this one and can't wait for more episodes!

KNR55 ,

Interesting Content!

As a producer of this show, I'm really excited about the mix of education and storytelling in how businesses are using cloud technology to help create efficiency in their business.

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