Anablock Podcast
Episode 15 - Interview with Mike Davis, founder of GTM Guides

Episode 15 - Interview with Mike Davis, founder of GTM Guides

August 4, 2022

The newest guest on our podcast is Mike Davis, founder of GTM Guides. If you’re wondering what GTM means, it’s short for Go-To-Market. Their job is to help ISVs successfully navigate the Salesforce ecosystem.

Mike has worked within this ecosystem for over a decade and gained impeccable knowledge of how it functions.

As a natural leader, he strives for excellence, doing his best and achieving results. That’s why he has spent most of his career as a sales and alliances leader.

Join our podcast to get inspired and learn more about the Salesforce ecosystem and how to crack it!

 

For those in a rush...

00:51 Introduction of Mike and his business
3:03 Beginnings of Mike’s carrier
5:27 TaskRay
10:47 Day-to-day role of a sales leader
13:39 Interacting with the Salesforce side
16:50 What makes his team different?
18:42 Best way to test TaskRay
20:00 GTM Guides
21:20 Four pillars of ISVs going to the market on the Salesforce ecosystem
26:50 Interesting analytics
28:40 AppExchange Marketing Program
31:20 Two models of GTM Guides
33:45 Cooperation of companies with GTM Guides
36:08 The words of wisdom
38:20 Number of published apps on AppExchange
40:00 The Business Builders program
40:40 Salesforce Accelerate
41:36 Salesforce Ventures
43:48 Reaching out to Mike

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Episode 14 - Interview with Ivan Bjelajac,  CEO of MVP Workshop

Episode 14 - Interview with Ivan Bjelajac, CEO of MVP Workshop

July 14, 2022

Today’s guest is Ivan, the CEO of MVP Workshop. They are building the infrastructure for fast, secure and scalable Blockchain transactions trough side-chains, mainly focused on DeFi, Supply Chains and Asset Tokenization in general.
As a R&D studio they are in charge of tech in projects such as Celsius Network ($50M ICO in 2018) and Polygon (Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains) .

They recently got the 75 milion dollars worth grants program for covering projects and working on Polygon Edge.

In order to get inspired, learn more about blockchain and Web3 from the bests - join our podcast!

 

For those in rush...

00:31 Getting to know Ivan
2:05 How to get involved in the blockchain ecosystem
7:04 The culture of startups in Serbia
11:15 Web3 academy
12:25 Which project is taking the most time
14:00 MVP Workshop and Polygon
23:26 Celsius project
28:16 Defy concept
31:20 Governance behind the protocols
33:05 Working with Solana, Cardano...
37:07 Changing technologies across time
38:35 Brendon Mike
39:19 Brave browser
41:16 Web3 bringing special value
41:50 The smartest job move you could make today
44:22 User experience with abstractional layers
48:00 Trust in Web3

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Episode 13 - Interview with Peter Ogilvie, Salesforce Architect, Engineering Manager at Coinbase.

Episode 13 - Interview with Peter Ogilvie, Salesforce Architect, Engineering Manager at Coinbase.

June 9, 2022
If you’re thinking how successful Salesforce Architect looks like, Peter is the right one. His journey counts many successes in worldwide known companies and it arrives to the current stage where he is in the Coinbase.
 
In order to get inspired, learn more about Salesforce or how it was working directly with Steve Jobs - join our podcast!
 
For those in rush...
 
00:51 Getting to know Peter
02:45 Salesforce Application Architect Certification - what is it about?
04:12 Salesforce certifications and collectables
06:30 From biologist to Salesforce ecosystem
11:40 Next career - working with Steve Jobs
26:35 Steve Jobs and Saleforce
27:40 Oracle database and Salesforce
31:43 How to get into Salesforce?
39:34 Peter today
42:45 Biggest challenges when scaling a team
44:30 Salesforce flows
48:45 Lightening components
53:23 Coinbase vs other crypto currencies
 
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Episode 12 - Interview with Valerio Chang, Customer Success at Gearset

Episode 12 - Interview with Valerio Chang, Customer Success at Gearset

July 18, 2021

Welcome to Anablock Podcast.  This show is exploration of software, technology, ideas, business, and science.

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a System Integrator and Salesforce Consulting Partner. We specialize in Salesforce implementation work. Our team has expertise in solution architecture and custom development. You can reach us by visiting our website, anablock.com.

In this episode my guest is Valerio Chang. He is part of the Customer Success team at Gearset. Gearset is the complete DevOps and release management software for Salesforce. Gearset specializes in helping teams of admins and developers to make rapid and reliable releases with metadata and data deployments. Valerio and his team help users adopt continuous integration best practices and get the most out of their Gearset subscriptions.

To learn more about Gearset, please visit gearset.com.

Episode 11 - Interview with Phil Gugliotta, Founder of Tech2 Resources

Episode 11 - Interview with Phil Gugliotta, Founder of Tech2 Resources

July 18, 2021

Welcome to Anablock Podcast.  This show is exploration of software, technology, ideas, business, and science.

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a System Integrator and Salesforce Consulting Partner. We specialize in Salesforce implementation work. Our team has expertise in solution architecture and custom development. You can reach us by visiting our website, anablock.com.

On this episode our guest is Phil Gugliotta. Phil is an eighteen-year veteran and leader in the staffing industry. Since 2003, Phil has been working within the staffing world, having been VP of Sales for a major staffing leader and owner of a regional staffing business in Long Island, New York.  He started Tech2 in 2009, after moving to NC, and has grown the firm into one of the premier Salesforce.com recruiting and staffing firms in the U.S.  

Tech2 Resources is a leading Salesforce.com Recruiting Firm with a long history of success placing talented individuals with top companies nationwide. Since 2010, Tech2 has been committed to delivering best-in-class staffing and recruiting services for the Salesforce ecosystem. Their perfected approach on both sides of the recruitment process sets them above their competition.  Visit their new, and improved, website at www.tech2resources.com to explore their open positions, Salesforce industry information, and more.

Episode 10 - Austin, TX - Interview with Tony Lazarov & Rich Edison

Episode 10 - Austin, TX - Interview with Tony Lazarov & Rich Edison

July 6, 2021

Hello and welcome everyone. I am Vuk and this is Anablock podcast. This show is exploration of software, technology, ideas, business, and science.

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a System Integrator and Salesforce consulting partner. We specialize in custom implementation work. Our team has expertise in solution architecture and custom development. You can reach us by visiting our website, anablock.com.

Today’s show is about Austin, TX. Our guests are Tony and Rich. Tony and Rich are managing partners of REBEL Realty Investment Partnership. REBEL is Austin based real investment firm.

We talk about Austin. We talk about the hot real estate market, why people are moving to Austin, the history of the software industry in Austin, and real estate investment opportunities in Austin.

Richard Edison, Co-Managing Partner of REBEL  Realty Investment Partnership I LLC, is an  experienced securities professional with over 30 years industry-related experience much of  that in supervisory positions. He has successfully managed multiple investment portfolios.

Tony Lazarov, is Co-Managing Partner of REBEL Realty Investment Partnership I LLC.  Mr. Lazarov also serves as the Owner/Principal  and Senior Broker at Respace LLC, and  ManagePro LLC, an Austin based Real Estate Brokerage and property management firm with 35 agents and staff.

Interview with Dipanker ‘DJ’ Jyoti & Jim Hutcherson, Authors of Salesforce Architect’s Handbook

Interview with Dipanker ‘DJ’ Jyoti & Jim Hutcherson, Authors of Salesforce Architect’s Handbook

April 22, 2021

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a system integrator and Salesforce partner. Anablock's technical team helps organizations to implement, customize, and optimize their Salesforce applications.

In this episode our guests are Dipanker DJ Jyoti and Jim Hutcherson. DJ currently works for IBM as an associate partner, managing IBM’s Global Salesforce Assets. Previous to IBM, he held executive positions at Capgemini, Accenture, and Citibank.  

Jim Hutcherson is currently a principal and the chief technical architect at Capgemini Government Solutions where he leads the Salesforce Practice delivering enterprise-class solutions to US federal government customers. 

They are co-authors of Salesforce Architect's Handbook.  It is available for purchase on Amazon and other bookstores. 

We talk about their book, data migration patterns and best practices, system architecture, Salesforce ecosystem, and many other interesting topics.  I hope you will enjoy our conversation.

More about guests

Dipanker “DJ” Jyoti is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in managing digital transformation engagements with Fortune 500 companies. Dipanker holds a total of 23 industry certifications, among which 13 certifications are in Salesforce, including the Salesforce Certified System Architect and Salesforce Certified Architect certifications. Some of his other architect-level certifications include AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Google Cloud Certified Professional Architect, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, and Certified Blockchain Expert.

Dipanker currently works for IBM as an associate partner, managing IBM’s Global Salesforce Assets. Previous to IBM, he held executive positions at Capgemini, Accenture, and Citibank. Dipanker’s involvement with Salesforce began a decade ago, as part of a strategic business transformation engagement, where he got intimately involved in building a Salesforce proof of concept to demonstrate the capabilities of using a low code/no code CRM solution.  

For more details about Dipanker, you can follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dipanker-dj-jyoti-3104974/.

James A. Hutcherson is a seasoned business leader with more than 40 years of technology experience. His first Salesforce project was implemented in 2004 where he started his Salesforce journey. During this time, James had taken every opportunity to grow his Salesforce knowledge. He holds 17 Salesforce certifications including Certified Salesforce Application Architect and Certified Salesforce System Architect. James is an avid educator and has hosted several no-cost Salesforce training sessions over the last few years to give back and grow the Salesforce ecosystem.

James is currently a principal and the chief technical architect at Capgemini Government Solutions where he leads the Salesforce Practice delivering enterprise-class solutions to US federal government customers. 

Follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-hutcherson-2018/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/hutchersonj.

 

Have a happy listening :)

 

Learning Series: Best Practices for Deployments with Large Data Volumes

Learning Series: Best Practices for Deployments with Large Data Volumes

April 14, 2021

This is our Learning Series.  In this episode we are highlighting some of the key concepts and best practices when working with big data and Salesforce.

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a system integrator and Salesforce partner. Anablock's technical team helps organizations to implement, customize, and optimize their Salesforce applications.

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Interview with Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Advocacy at Confluent

Interview with Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Advocacy at Confluent

April 11, 2021

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a system integrator and Salesforce partner. Anablock's technical team helps organizations to implement, customize, and optimize their Salesforce applications.

In this episode our guest is Tim Berglund. Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Advocacy. We talk about Apache Kafka, Confluent, Salesforce Connector for Kafka, Confluent Cloud, and many other interesting topics.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tlberglund/

Tim's podcast - Streaming Audio: A Confluent podcast about Apache Kafka‪

Confluent - https://www.confluent.io/

Salesforce Connector for Apache Kafka - https://docs.confluent.io/kafka-connect-salesforce/current/index.html

 

Interview with David Masri, Data Architect, Author, and Founder of Gluon Digital

Interview with David Masri, Data Architect, Author, and Founder of Gluon Digital

April 11, 2021

This podcast is brought to you by Anablock. Anablock is a system integrator and Salesforce partner. Anablock's technical team helps organizations to implement, customize, and optimize their Salesforce applications.

In this episode our guest is David Masri. Dave is a Data Architect, Author, and founder of Gluon Digital. We talk about his book, data migration patterns and best practices, Salesforce ecosystem, and many other interesting topics. I hope you will enjoy our conversation.

Blog - https://salesforcedatablog.com/

Book - Developing Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforce, by David Masri

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