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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob shares the schedule for his one-on-one interviews with various executives across the Cloud Wars Top 10 companies, as part of the lead-up to Acceleration Economy’s Partners Ecosystem Digitial Event.
00:38 — Starting tomorrow, Bob will be conducting interviews with many executives from several of the Cloud Wars Top 10 companies, in preparation for Acceleration Economy’s Partners Ecosystem Digital Event.
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01:23 — As part of the interview series, Bob spoke with seven of the Cloud Wars Top 10 companies. Starting this week, the schedule is as follows:
- April 4: ServiceNow’s Erica Volini
- April 5: Snowflake’s Chris Degnan
- April 6: Oracle’s Doug Smith
- April 10: Workday’s Carl Eschenbach
- April 11: SAP’s Karl Fahrbach
- April 12: IBM’s Kate Woolley
- April 13: Google Cloud’s Kevin Ichhpurani
The Partners Ecosystem Digital Event is happening on April 20.
02:50 — The enterprise cloud represents the greatest growth market the world has ever known. “There’s no way that these companies could hire enough salespeople with enough expertise..to be able to reach all the companies that are eagerly now looking for cloud solutions to help them become the digital businesses they need to be into the future,” explains Bob. This capability is being taken up by a huge network of partners that each company has built for itself.
03:40 — Within these partners ecosystems are independent software developers and global system integrators that are bringing great, new value to customers and enhancing business outcomes.