Welcome to this combined Cloud Wars/Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into one or more innovation accelerators on the Cloud Wars Horizon. This is the first of several interviews that will preview the upcoming Celosphere conference being hosted by Celonis. In this episode, Tom speaks with Vaish Sashikanth, chief engineering officer for Celonis.
00:10 — Tom introduces the Road to Celosphere series and asks Sashikanth to explain her role at Celonis.
01:05 — Sashikanth explains how she’s responsible for building a world-class team of engineers; she joined Celonis in January and previously worked at Google, where she led engineering for the infrastructure that underlies YouTube and the YouTube application on televisions.
01:38 — Sashikanth calls the upcoming Celosphere “super, super exciting.” She says Celonis has a lot of innovative capabilities in the works and can’t wait to share those with its customers. “Celonis invented process mining, and we continue to push the boundaries again on what our users can realize with this technology and product,” she says.
03:10 — Sashikanth shares her excitement about how partners and customers are extending the Celonis platform to build applications and also several new adjacent products; she’s looking forward to the reaction from customers on how these launches are going to move their businesses forward.
05:35 — Themes that underlie the product announcements include empowering the business user and deepening the potential of process mining.
07:10 — Sashikanth discusses the opportunity and inspiration that Celosphere can provide. Customers realize immense value — billions and billions of dollars of savings — from its products. Product managers and engineers are going to share product details as well as feedback from early adopters and customers.
08:25 — Sashikanth advises customers going to the event to focus on what is top of mind for them, the problems that they’re encountering, and the challenges that they have in their businesses. Customers will gain exposure to proven best practices in their particular industry, from industry experts in their space. So the expectation is that customers walk in with problems and walk out with actionable solutions that can be put into practice.
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