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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob reviews his conversation with Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, as part of the lead-up to the 2023 Cloud Wars CEO Outlook Digital Summit, taking place on February 8. Register for the free event here.
00:32 — Talking to Frank Slootman is “always an adventure” because of his insights, ideas, and the way he expresses those — in a direct, straightforward manner. Slootman has a colorful way of looking at things and realizes that Snowflake and the entire data cloud phenomenon are out on the edge of something the world has never really experienced before.
01:06 — During Bob and Slootman’s discussion, Slootman referenced how the data cloud is disintermediating the entire economy, as businesses are aware that they need to have direct-to-consumer, one-to-one relationships.
01:41 — Slootman noted that companies are not just using more cloud services, but they are becoming cloud services. He referenced this notion in the public sector, and said in time, governments will essentially become cloud services — based on what citizens in the public sector expect.
02:15 — Additionally, the blurring of the lines between what is possible and what is impossible represents how Snowflake is no longer creating demand, but fulfilling it.
03:01 — Slootman detailed a new business that Snowflake is entering — the application development space. He says that Snowflake’s application development platform could be the largest platform that enterprise software has ever seen. Snowflake’s role in that is to unleash human potential and creativity.
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