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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!
Episode Vault
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 productivity. But that’s just the beginning.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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