Thoughtful Software Podcast

Thoughtful Software Podcast
Software is eating the world.

How to be a great CTO
Nov 5 • 45 min
What does it take to be a good CTO? It’s important for every organization to understand what it means to be a good technology leader. Whether you are the CIO, CTO, CSO, or CDO, you own the technology at your company. In this episode, Andrew and Fahad are…
10 Reasons Why Software Projects Fail
Oct 1 • 65 min
Today we’re breaking away from our typical Thoughtful Software Podcast format and going a little more technical. Experts in the tech industry, Andrew and Fahad, have compiled their top reasons as to why Software Projects Fail. This is a huge issue because…
Building a high-performance team culture with David Kravitz from Karma
Sep 24 • 43 min
Today on the Thoughtful Software Podcast, we’re sharing a conversation with our friend David Kravitz of Karma. Karma is a Slack application that’s designed to build High-performance team culture, build happier teams, set goals, track performance, and…
A Deeper look at Apple’s Special Event 2019
Sep 18 • 58 min
Today on the Thoughtful Software Podcast, we’re discussing the latest Apple Announcement with one of our Senior Skiplist developers, Josh Smith. Josh is an industry veteran, accomplished speaker, and a published author. We are excited to have him on the…
The Future of Search
Sep 10 • 49 min
Today we are catching up with our friend Ravi Swaminathan, the creator of the revolutionary app Task Human. Andrew, Fahad, and Ravi are talking about online marketplaces and platforms, how we can effectively serve people by creating new types of…
Thoughtful Software One Year Later
Aug 27 • 36 min
We’re celebrating our one year anniversary of the Thoughtful Software Podcast! In this episode Andrew and Fahad discuss the journey of Skiplist so far, lessons they’ve learned from some of their favorite episodes of the show, the major need for software…
Technology Leadership/Innovation for non-tech Companies
Jul 24 • 49 min
Our guest on the Thoughtful Software Podcast is business centric technology leader, Michael Keithley. Michael Keithley is the Chief Information Officer at United Talent Agency. UTA is one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. Michael has over 25…
Polymaths and Tech with Ben Vandgrift, Dir of Engineering at Skiplist
Jul 10 • 43 min
This episode is all about learning and how polymaths approach life and work in the tech industry. We’re discussing what it means to be a polymath, being a generalist vs being a specialist, and what it takes to become a polymath today.
The Future of Education and New Models with Ryan Holdaway, VP of Outcomes at Lambda School
Jun 26 • 35 min
In this episode, we spoke with Ryan Holdaway, VP of Outcome at Lambda School. Lambda School is an interesting online school where you pay nothing until you get a job. You can learn full-stack development, data science, and UX design all from the comfort…
Smart Stores, Analytics, and the Future of Retail with Gregg Golembeski CTO at Dor
May 27 • 32 min
In this episode, we speak about smart retail and smart store…how physical stores are getting smarter and the future of retail —“Having data no one else has is invaluable”
Thoughtful Industrial Automation with Kyle Reissner at Rockwell
Apr 18 • 51 min
In this episode, we spoke with Kyle Reissner, Head of Digital Customer Experience at Rockwell Automation. Kyle has more than 20 years of diverse industrial product management and marketing experience. In Kyle’s current role, he is responsible for defining…
Mastering Serverless Architecture with Mike Jones, VP of Eng at MedaSync
Apr 2 • 41 min
Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe Today’s Guest: Mike Jones; VP of Engineering at MedaSync. Mike brings nearly 10 years of software development experience to MedaSync. He oversees the development of the MedaSync platform and works with other…
Merging Digital + Real-World Experiences with Jake Annear at Moet Hennessy
Mar 12 • 29 min
In this episode we spoke with Jake Annear who leads Digital Marketing and North American Innovation lab at Moet Hennessy. We discuss consumer experiences, building a brand in the digital world, data-driven decisions, and creative uses of technology within…
Legal Cannabis with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures
Feb 28 • 37 min
In this episode, we were fortunate enough to speak with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures about a widely debated topic, Cannabis. Left Coast Ventures vision is to bring consumers innovative cannabis products that disrupt the global CPG market.…
Scaling Values in Your Org with Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia)
Feb 11 • 18 min
Andrew and I were in New York and spoke to GaryVee about building and scaling values at an organization. We spoke the challenge entrepreneurs face when scaling for fundraising or for building a great company. How do you also drive culture in a big…
Innovation at Enterprises with Ed Olson-Morgan at Bain and Company
Jan 17 • 44 min
Innovation with Bain and Co’s Ed Olson-Morgan Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe Today’s Guest: Ed Olson-Morgan, Head of Bain & Company’s Americas Development Lab, ADAPT [email protected] helps you fuel innovation and accelerate transformation while also…
Making Data-Driven Decisions with Brian Ellis (CTO) of Bezlio
Jan 10 • 41 min
In this episode, we speak with Brian Ellis, CTO of Bezlio a mobile-first no-code/low-code development platform to visualize data. We discuss the importance of data-driven decisions. We get into why data is such a powerful tool to enable any organization…
Chatbots with Natasha Takahashi from School of Bots
Dec 14, 2018 • 43 min
Where do you start building a chatbot? How to build a more thoughtful bot? School of Bots is your one-stop shop for everything bot building, marketing, and sales. We teach entrepreneurs how to build, sell, and monetize chatbots.
Venture Capital, Immigrant Founders, and American Grit with Manan Mehta, Unshackled Ventures
Nov 20, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, Andrew and I speak with Manan Mehta, Managing Partner from Unshackled Ventures. Unshackled Ventures is a venture capital firm betting on immigrant founders. Not all the great talent comes from Harvard and Stanford and they don’t all live…
Blockchain is changing Walmart, Accountants and CFOs
Nov 18, 2018 • 41 min
Crypto and Bitcoin get all the hype. However, there is so much going on in the background so to speak with this exponential technology. Today, we speak with John Masotti founder of the MM Blockchain advisory and managing partner of Masotti & Masotti a CPA…
Thoughtful Master Data Management with Cort Fritz
Nov 6, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode we are discussing Master Data Management (MDM). The most often cited reason for implementing MDM is to reduce bad data in the organization. Cleaning data is a difficult, repetitive and a cumbersome process. Your data also lives in…
Thoughtful Chatbot Series: Passage AI
Nov 2, 2018 • 40 min
This episode is the first of our Thoughtful Chatbot Series. Chatbot Platforms with Mitul Tiwari (CTO and Co-Founder) and Muckai Girish (VP of Business Development) from Passage AI. Companies like Passage AI are making chatbots easier to build and…
The Town Kitchen with Eric Quick and Jefferson Sevilla
Oct 8, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, we get a chance to speak with the executive team at The Town Kitchen, Jefferson Sevilla (Co-founder) and Eric Quick (CEO). A fantastic discussion to learn more about The Town Kitchen as well the social impact of software, which is not…
Unusual Journeys and Great Software
Sep 22, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, Charles Esau and Chris Stoll, software engineers at Skiplist join us to discuss our unusual journeys and atypical backgrounds and how it helps us build great software. If you ever wanted to learn more about how to build great software and…
Exponential Technologies - Internet of Things (IoT)
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
IoT is huge and one of those technologies that tie in the physical world with the internet. We discuss in this episode what to think about when working on an IoT project. And the most awesome combination of technologies, AI, blockchain, and IoT. The…
Machine Learning and Data Bias
Aug 22, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Chris Stoll a Sr Software Architect at Skiplist joins Andrew and me to discuss Machine Learning. Both have Masters in Computer Science and tons of experience in this space. Machine learning is not just an algorithm or a black box. There…
Thoughtful Software Architecture
Aug 10, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, we discuss why the underlying software architecture should never be overlooked. We discuss areas engineers can improve outcomes. Simple improvements we can all make such as creating better documentation and thinking about the future.
What is Thoughtful Software?
Aug 9, 2018 • 24 min
We discuss building incredible software. There is nothing more expensive and wasteful than sending thought-less software to production.