Chris Zook, Founder's Mentality
You Can Renew the Founder’s Mentality, Says Author Chris Zook

“Once your company is no longer small it tends to accumulate bureaucracy and you begin to lose the founder’s mentality,” says Chris Zook, author of “The Founders Mentality.” “That is the paradox of growth. Growth creates complexity and complexity is the silent killer of profitable growth.”

Imran Khan, co-founder and CEO of Verishop
Verishop CEO On Competing With Amazon: “It’s Not a Zero Sum Game”

“The market narrative is always it’s a zero-sum game,” says Imran Khan, co-founder and CEO of Verishop, a new Amazon competitor launching soon. “You are coming in and it’s Verishop versus Amazon or Snap versus Facebook. Not one company will take everything. It’s just impossible for one company to solve every problem.”

Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele
Attackers Targeting People as Workloads Move to the Cloud, Says Proofpoint CEO

“The reality is that attackers are targeting people,” says Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele. “They’ve done it traditionally on email but it’s expanding as more and more applications or workloads are running in the cloud. That’s where people are and that’s where they can be targeted.”

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane
If You Don’t Provide a Great Customer Experience You Won’t Survive, Says Zendesk CEO

“We definitely help companies provide great customer experiences,” says Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane. “That is the new currency of today. You can have the greatest product in the world and you can have the greatest service in the world, but if you don’t provide a great customer experience you’re not going to survive.”

HPE Acquired Cray
HPE CEO: Reason For Acquiring Cray – The Data Around Us is Exploding

HPE announces intent to acquire Cray. “The main reason why we decided to pursue this acquisition is that the data around us is exploding,” Says HPE CEO Antonio Neri. “That data has value and the need to process that data faster continues to grow.”

We’re Enabling a New Era of Hospitality, Says Toast CEO
We’re Enabling a New Era of Hospitality, Says Toast CEO

“We’re enabling what we call this new era of hospitality,” says Toast CEO Chris Comparato. “We’re investing heavily in R&D. This is a massive opportunity and the restaurant community is a massive market. The market is untapped and we’re in the early days of a major transformation across the entire industry.”

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen
The Need to Transform is Front and Center for Every C-Level Executive, Says Adobe CEO

“When people look at what’s happening with Amazon trying to get into their businesses, the need to transform is also front and center for every c-level executive,” says Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. “Given that Adobe’s been through our own transformation they want to experience that same benefit that we have been able to see.”

Patrick Morley, CEO of Carbon Black
Carbon Black Uses AI to Analyze 500 Billion Daily Security Events, Says CEO

“Carbon Black is analyzing 500 billion security events across the globe every single day,” says Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley. “Of course, you can’t do that with people. We certainly leverage the compute capability of the cloud. Then we apply AI and machine learning models to that.”

LivePerson CEO Robert Locascio
AI-Powered Conversational Bots Are Changing the Game, Says LivePerson CEO

You are messaging them. You are doing what’s natural to you. That’s really what we see as changing the game. We made a big pivot two years ago and launched a whole new platform. There’s a bigger future in bots and AI than there was in chat.

Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud
Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud

“The surprise outcome ten years from now is there’ll be something much bigger than the private cloud and the public cloud,” says Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell. “It’s the edge. I actually think there will be way more computed data on the edge in ten years than any of the derivatives of cloud.”