Modern IT //Masters Series

Conversations with smart people about all things IT and SaaS Ops

Exclusive 10-15 minute interviews with IT pros talking through the latest developments in IT and SaaS Ops.

Each episode provides a behind-the-scenes look at how IT teams today are tackling common challenges, how they view trends, and what ideas and strategies they're testing out.



1// Allen Houchins

Senior Director of IT, Jamf

March 31, 2020

In this episode we talk growth at Jamf and how their team is managing employee enablement and security in the time of COVID-19.



2// Sarah McDowell

Senior Enterprise Engineering Manager, ASAPP

April 2, 2020

In this episode we talk transitioning staff to WFH, managing a zero-trust environment, and where Sarah's focus is shifting day-to-day through COVID-19. 

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3// James Tommey

Director of IT, DISCO

April 6, 2020

In this episode we talk digital transformation, zero-touch deployment, and how James and his team are pedaling through quarantine life.

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4// Erin Merchant

Technology Evangelist, Spoke

April 6, 2020

In this episode we chat about enablement during remote work and how Erin approaches democratizing IT for her team at Spoke.

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5// Rick Edwards

VP of IT & Infrastructure

April 14, 2020

In this episode we hear how Rick and his team balance corporate IT and warehouse environments, and how Freshly is enabling Freshly employees to work remotely, securely.

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6// Danny Macias

Senior Manager, Corporate Infrastructure Security

April 16, 2020

Danny shares how he's managing hardware stock, Segment's goals around SaaS optimization and spend management, and his focus on continued learning.


7// Rose Layton

Strategic Technology Partner

April 22, 2020

In this episode, Rose shares thoughts on balancing change against roadmap priorities, must-have tools during digital transformation, and how she measures IT maturity during mergers and acquisitions.

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8// Dan Jacobson

Director of IT

April 29, 2020

In this episode Dan shares the logistics around how his team continues to onboard remotely and encourages a culture of security, and how they keep morale high in a WFH world at Datadog.

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9// Jeff Babka (Finance Edition!)

Former CFO & SaaS Advisor

May 5, 2020

Whether you have goals in place for technology costs reduction or are looking to take on more of a leadership role for your company, IT's partnership with Finance is key. Get inside the mind of a CFO and learn how they think about the challenges you're likely facing in the coming year in this fascinating conversation with heavy-hitter CFO and SaaS advisor, Jeff Babka.

10// Ian Peksa

Internal IT Manager

May 13, 2020

We sit down with Ian Peka as he shares how Electric's team is managing remote security and deployment, and his predictions of what the future of work will look in the coming months and years.


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