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With the advancement of technology comes the rise of its applications to businesses. Joining us today is Ron Hayman, the COO & Chief Cloud Officer of AVANT Communications. Ron is an experienced global executive, having worked in 25 countries with a talent for managing turn arounds, startups, and growing departments to scale. He is here to talk about why the demand for “Cloud” is continuously increasing for large organizations and startups.

[00:01 – 03:25] Opening Segment

  • I introduce the guest Ron Hayman
  • We reminisce how we started our careers together
  • Ron talks about what a Chief Cloud Officer does
  • What is a “Cloud” and why are companies moving towards this technology?

[03:26 – 12:28] Innovation in the Cloud

  • The 3 major ways that a Cloud allows innovation
    • Speed
    • The ability to experiment without a capital commitment
    • Unique to the hyperscalers – by plugging into a hyperscaler, you’re giving yourself access to the technologies they provide and develop it for yourself or take advantage of it for your organization.
  • Ron talks about the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • The innovations Ron were able to accomplish with the help of the Cloud
    • Pathfinder

[12:29 – 19:14] Using a Third-Party Platform

  • How can you achieve innovation when you’re dependent on someone else to deliver a portion of the platform?
    • Ron talks about the challenges that come with using a third-party platform to deliver your services
  • Ron shares the process of presenting his ideas to the decision-making body of their organization

[19:15 – 21:40] Closing Segment

  • Ron’s final thoughts for the listeners:
    • It’s an amazing time to be an IT and a business owner
  • For more information on Ron, be sure to follow him on the links below.
  • Final words from me

 

Tweetable Quotes:                                            

“The first thing is building trust. You have to learn the business first.” – Ron Hayman

“I want people to really think about how much more innovative they can be if they are willing to look at hyperscalers for some part of what they do and their organization or just cloud in general.” – Ron Hayman

 

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You can connect with Ron on LinkedIn or visit their company website, https://goavant.net/.

 

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21. Innovation in the Cloud with COO, Ron Hayman

13 September 2020