Talking Cloud with an emphasis on Cloud Security
Talking Cloud with special guests Leah McLean and Sandhya Gorman, Founders of MultiCloud Leadership Alliance

Talking Cloud with special guests Leah McLean and Sandhya Gorman, Founders of MultiCloud Leadership Alliance

January 19, 2021

In our first new episode of 2021 we meet and speak with the two Co-Founders of Multi-Cloud Leadership Alliance (www.multicloudleadership.com) Leah McLean and Sandhya Gorman. Both of these ladies have years and years of experience in technology and the cloud and formed the MCLA to assist organizations as they seek to navigate the vast and varied waters of the cloud providers. In less than one year, the MCLA boasts over 150 members and growing.

If you're interested in improving your standings and relationships with cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Alibaba, and others, look no further than MCLA. 

Talking Cloud with special guest Andy Waroma, Founder at Cloud Comrade in Singapore

Talking Cloud with special guest Andy Waroma, Founder at Cloud Comrade in Singapore

December 13, 2020

2020 has been a remarkable and unforgettable year. We at TalkingCloud are doing all we can to load the month and finish the year with tons of great discussions from all around the world. In this, our 21st episode, we go to Singapore and talk with Andy Waroma, Founder of Cloud Comrade, the only South-East Asia headquartered AWS Partner Network Premier Tier Consulting Partner, Google Premier Partner, and Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency Partner. Hear how Andy set out on a two-week vacation from Finland that turned into now more than twenty years and counting in Singapore.

Talking Cloud with special guest (AJ) Adwait Joshi, Director of Marketing & Product Marketing, Azure Security at Microsoft

Talking Cloud with special guest (AJ) Adwait Joshi, Director of Marketing & Product Marketing, Azure Security at Microsoft

December 7, 2020

More than 20 years ago AJ and I worked together at Check Point Software. AJ has come a long way and is now Director of both marketing and product marketing for Azure Security at Microsoft. For the past 18 months, AJ has been focused on helping customers modernize their security operations. Hear how Microsoft reimagined what a cloud-native SIEM is and what Microsoft Azure Security will be focused on in the coming year.

Talking Cloud with special guest Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer at Cyberpion

Talking Cloud with special guest Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer at Cyberpion

December 4, 2020

We are kicking off December and Talking Cloud with the Co-Founder and CBO at Cyberpion. If you're like me, you're wondering how to pronounce the name of the company, let alone exactly what they do in the cloud. You'll not only learn how to properly pronounce the name of the company but also learn where the name came from and the unique solution they have built to address the hyper-connected world we all live in today. Hear my fun and informative discussion with Ran Nahmias. www.cyberpion.com

Talking Cloud with special guest Shira Shamban, Co-Founder and CEO at Solvo.cloud

Talking Cloud with special guest Shira Shamban, Co-Founder and CEO at Solvo.cloud

October 15, 2020

One of the most popular and fastest growing trends in the world of cloud application development is what is commonly referred to as 'shifting-left' and enabling a true CI/CD development pipeline. In this, our 18th episode, we have a great discussion with the co-founder and CEO of the (recently funded) startup Solvo (www.solvo.cloud), Shira Shamban. I had the pleasure of first meeting Shira when I joined Dome9 in 2018. We worked extensively together until she decided to leave Check Point and start Solvo. Hear Shira's recommendation for anyone interested in starting their own company.  

Talking Cloud with special guest Chuck Brooks named as a “Top 50 Social Influencers in Risk, Compliance.” by THOMSON REUTERS

Talking Cloud with special guest Chuck Brooks named as a “Top 50 Social Influencers in Risk, Compliance.” by THOMSON REUTERS

October 4, 2020

After our summer time off, we are kicking off the fall with an amazing guest, Chuck Brooks. Among being named as a Top 50 Social Influencer in Risk & Compliance by Thomson Reuters, Chuck is a member of the staff at Georgetown University. He has had an unbelievable career spanning both Government and commercial roles including being asked by Tom Ridge to start a Cyber Security division within DHS and previously working for the late, great US Senator, Arlen Specter. (A special 'Thank You' to Karen Firkser for introducing me to Chuck!)

Talking Cloud with special guest Michael Lopez, Director of Cloud Services at AccessIT Group

Talking Cloud with special guest Michael Lopez, Director of Cloud Services at AccessIT Group

July 8, 2020

Welcome to the second year of TalkingCloud!!!

In this first episode to kick off the start of our second year, I'm thrilled to have the Director of Cloud Services from a long-time leading cyber-security VAR, AccessIT Group. Michael Lopez provides a unique perspective calling on his combination of experiences including owning his own cloud business, working for a large enterprise (Barclaycard), working for a large cyber security vendor (Check Point Software) and now working for a leading multi-vendor cyber security VAR. Hear Mike share his keen insights and what he recommends as the top three things EVERY enterprise must have in order to be successful in cloud...

Talking Cloud with special guest James Winebrenner, Senior Vice President at Aviatrix

Talking Cloud with special guest James Winebrenner, Senior Vice President at Aviatrix

June 17, 2020

"You can check out any time you like but, you can never leave..." from the Eagles, Hotel California.

I've had the great benefit of being in this amazing industry for many years. And, as the industry has grown, I've also had the great benefit of meeting and befriending many amazing people. James Winebrenner is just one of the numerous I've met and had the pleasure of working with. Today, James is Senior Vice President of Sales for Aviatrix. He's come a long way from when I first met James at Check Point Software in 1998. In this episode you'll hear James articulate the difficulties and challenges large enterprises face as they move earnestly into the cloud. Hear why James views the public cloud providers as "Hotel California" and why enterprises need to be cautious when lured by their 'lift and shift' enticements and offers.

Talking Cloud with special guest Patrick Pushor, Cloud Evangelist, SME and Editor-in-Chief at BREACHADAY

Talking Cloud with special guest Patrick Pushor, Cloud Evangelist, SME and Editor-in-Chief at BREACHADAY

May 21, 2020

Episode 14 features a rich and interesting conversation with my good friend, past colleague and cloud subject matter expert Patrick Pushor. Patrick has more than a decade working with cloud and cloud technologies. Hear what Patrick believes are the three key considerations when moving to public cloud. Patrick was one of the first North American members of the Dome9 team working for Zohar Alon and Roy Feintuch, the founders of Dome9 (and now CloudGuard Dome9, part of Check Point Software Technologies). In addition to being a grandfather in the cloud and Technical Cloud Evangelist at Orca Security, Patrick is Editor-in-Chief at BREACHADAY where he documents breaches, vulnerabilities, cybersecurity security best practices, and much more! Check it out: https://www.breachaday.com

Talking Cloud with special guest Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG-Cyber

Talking Cloud with special guest Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG-Cyber

May 12, 2020

In this episode I'm both thrilled and honored to have Ed Amoroso, the Founder and CEO of TAG-Cyber and past CISO and SVP at AT&T as my guest. Ed talks about the beauty of cloud and why he believes the trends back to centralization of IT (cloud) and security is a good thing. As Ed so eloquently says, "...who is going to build a data center...Earl in Networking or Microsoft? You can find Ed at www.TAG-Cyberf.com or check out his new eBook called "Working from Home: A Guide to Navigating the New Normal," you can buy it today on Amazon at https://lnkd.in/dnHRFkK

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