shift-happens

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Welcome to Shift Happens where we host unfiltered conversations with leaders who not only conquered the ‘oh shift’ moments, but turned them into success. Ready for shocking, yet true stories from those who navigated the tech trenches, just like you? Then tune in, get inspired, and let’s make shift happen!

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04/11/2024
20 Min
The Art of Starting Over

In this episode, Sri Hosakote, Co-Founder and CDO of Nile shares his philosophy on innovation and the imperative to diverge from traditional networking frameworks—embodying the spirit of "Reset, Revive, Revolutionize.”

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03/28/2024
20 Min
AI Networking: Just the Facts

Today we're slicing through the buzz to spotlight AI networking with Pete Sakosky from Nile. Pete's going to light up our understanding of AI's role in revolutionizing how networks operate—automating the mundane, predicting potential snags, and preempting issues before they can even rear their heads.

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03/07/2024
13 Min
Frontline Frenemies: The Ongoing Clash Between IT and Security

In this episode of "Shift Happens," our host Alana is joined by Derek Gwinnup, a seasoned Solutions Architect at Nile, for a deep dive into the dynamic and sometimes turbulent interactions between IT operations and security teams in the realm of network enterprise.

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02/15/2024
28 Min
The Difference Between Good and Great IT Leaders with Doug Ullman

Dive into this episode of Shift Happens as we catch up with Doug Ullman, the mastermind behind Global IT Operations at Valmont Industries. From his first IT gig in highschool to leading a fortune 750 manufacturing giant, Doug unravels the art of simplicity and efficacy in the tech world. With a keen eye on cutting-edge automation, he shares the secret sauce to eliminating grunt work and elevating

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02/01/2024
32 Min
Customer to Cultivator: Kevin’s Journey on the Nile

In this episode of “Shift Happens,” we welcome special guest Kevin Burgess, who not only advises Nile but also has the unique experience of being a former Nile customer.

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01/18/2024
32 Min
Why Should I Risk It With A Start Up?

This episode dives into Nile’s architecture, the importance of simplicity in network management, and the crucial role of security. If you’re curious about the future of networking and how Nile is revolutionizing the industry, this episode is a must-listen.

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01/04/2024
30 Min
Network Nirvana or Digital Dystopia? Bold Predictions for Enterprise Networking in 2024

In this episode, Ozer and Ray offer their expert insights on the future of IT infrastructure and networking. They dissect key trends and provide bold, sometimes controversial, predictions for 2024. Tune in and let us know if you agree with their predictions!

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12/05/2023
35 Min
From Working with Mother Theresa to Head of Engineering with Bhaskar Ghosh, CTO at 8VC

From rubbing shoulders with the who’s who in Silicon Valley to sharing tea with Mother Teresa, Ghosh’s colorful journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Discover how he’s breaking barriers, innovating industries, and stirring up seismic shifts in tech.

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11/21/2023
30 Min
Why Traditional Networking Vendors Are Failing Enterprises

In this episode, we have Ozer, the head of Solutions Marketing at Nile! He brings a wealth of experience from the networking industry, including roles at Celona and Aruba. His journey to Nile, fueled by a desire to solve real customer problems, provides a unique perspective on enterprise networking.

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11/07/2023
12 Min
SPACESHIFT: Why Organizations Are Failing with Zero Trust

In this episode of Shift Happens, we dive into the controversial world of zero trust. But here’s the catch: no one really understands what it is!

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10/24/2023
21 Min
Thought LeaderSHIFT: Disrupting Your Outdated Leadership Style with Caroline Wong

In this podcast episode of “Shift Happens,” host Alana Bernal interviews cybersecurity expert and pioneer Caroline Wong. Caroline’s story is not only one of success but also a tale of determination, mentorship, and making a substantial impact on the cyber industry.

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06/10/2023
25 Min
Thought LeaderSHIFT: Nir Zuk on How To Make Sure Your Company Dies Slowly (And What To Do Instead)

In the vast sea of businesses that make decent money and hold a stable position, many are doomed to fail. They lack the ability to become the “Apple” of their industry, commanding higher prices and attracting top-quality customers.

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10/06/2023
1 min
Meet the Host Alana Bernal: Get your SHIFT together!

Welcome to Shift Happens, your portal to exclusive conversations with industry shapers, where we offer a unique perspective from thought leaders like you’ve never heard before. Join us as we unpack the strategies and stories of those at the forefront of industry change, providing fresh insights into their inspiring journeys while delving into the hottest tech topics shaping our digital landscape. Let’s make shift happen!

Alana Bernal
MEET YOUR HOST

Alana Bernal

Head of Communications & Podcasts

Alana, a true Bay Area native, is a passionate conversationalist who thrives on engaging with the industry pioneers shaping the digital landscape. Her insatiable curiosity leads her to deep and insightful discussions with industry veterans, ranging from innovators who have created entirely new categories to those who worked alongside Mother Teresa. Alana's enthusiasm ensures that every discussion is not only informative but also fun.

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