APPLICATION MODERNIZATION PODCAST

Application Modernization is a show where Software Leaders discuss the challenges and successes in modernizing applications and infrastructure at high-growth software companies. We bring amazing stories and interesting leaders together to help you understand how growing software companies are modernizing for scale, speed, and cost savings. Learn new strategies and tactics to help you scale applications, accelerate time to market, and identify cost savings.

Episode 04: Scaling Infrastructure to Support 100X Growth with Dan Drew


Could you grow your product into 200 markets without needing hundreds of people to manage it? One company is on a mission to do just that. We’re joined by Dan Drew, CTO at Didja, which created a product that lets customers record local broadcast TV on their mobile phones, tablets, or TVs.

In this episode, Dan joins us to discuss how Didja partners with legacy broadcasters to monetize and leverage their content, the number one reason companies have trouble scaling, and an insight how to scale your software and your team without blowing out your costs.

Episode 03: Building & Managing a Multi-Cloud Platform Deployment with Nadim Habr


Building a multi-cloud platform is no easy feat. Learn how Nadim Habr, CEO at Designhubz, is partnering with the large cloud providers to deliver its AR solution to some of the largest retailers in the world.

In this episode, we will discuss the impact of the pandemic on retail and e-commerce, why focusing on partnerships, distribution, and the customer are the keys to Designhubz’s success. Plus, learn how Designhubz tackled the challenges of multi-cloud platform deployment and how it has helped them deliver unique value to its customers. 

Episode 02: Innovating Fast To Meet Changing Customer Needs with Josh Bregman


Prior to 2020, Josh Bregman, Chief Operating Officer at Cyglass, and his team spent a large amount of time building out a SaaS multi-tenant architecture with containers, Kubernetes, and DevOps practices.

When COVID hit, that investment paid off in a big way because it allowed them to innovate quickly as the needs of their customers changed. 

In this episode, we talk about how CyGlass has adapted quickly to meet customer needs, how DevOps and Kubernetes help CyGlass enables speed and agility, and advice for software leaders looking to innovate faster. 

Episode 01: Building and Scaling Great Team with Vishal Sunak


One of the biggest frustrations at a high growth software company can be the speed at which you’re releasing features and functionality. You’re a high growth software company, so why does it seem like you’re moving so slow in this area? 

And how do you bring your teams together to meet product launch deadlines? 

In this episode of Application Modernization, we sit down with Vishal Sunak. Vishal is the Co-Founder and CEO of LinkSquares, the first AI-powered end-to-end contract life cycle management platform. 

We talked all about how to build great teams that release new features at a rapid pace, why you must align teams to focus on the “right” new features, and how to save costs by scaling infrastructure with AWS and serverless.

Introduction Episode

Episode 00: Learning From Successful High-Growth Software Companie‪s‬


All software companies have a similar story. They want to grow, but they run into the same challenges.

In this episode, host Ross Beard, Vice President at Shadow-Soft, discusses how the podcast will tap into the collective knowledge of successful high-growth software companies who have been there, done that so that you can learn how to navigate those challenges, too.

Your Host

Ross is passionate about helping customers innovate with new technologies and processes. He is responsible for Shadow-Soft’s marketing and alliances, focused on understanding customer needs and developing solutions that create customer value. Ross enjoys following his favorite sports teams and exploring Atlanta Metro’s wide range of town centers.

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