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Cloud Means Business: Executive Interview With Carmen V. Lidz

I’ve been chatting with some of the execs I admire—from across a range of industries—to get insights on how they’re using cloud technologies and what it means for their business success—now and in the future. 

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
April 2, 2020

Cloud Means Business: Executive Interview With Bill Martin

As CIO at sports and music entertainment giant AEG, Bill Martin drives the convergence of business and technology to deliver innovative success. Bill and I got together to talk about how businesses are actualizing the promise of the...
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 30, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—The Future of Machine Learning

After being immersed in hundreds of announcements and innovations and inspiring presentations at AWS re:Invent 2019, the key insight I came away with was this: machine learning has so radically evolved that it will change the future of every industry smart enough take advantage of it.

By Tony Rost, Chief Technology Officer
March 28, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Personalize

After attending AWS re:Invent 2019, I’m convinced the conference is an absolute must-go for anyone who’s passionate about the future of the cloud. There was so much inspiration, excitement, and creativity in the air, I was overwhelmed—in a good way! 

By Julie Scott, Senior Product Manager
March 27, 2020

Cloud Means Business: Executive Interview With Bridget Barnes

Bridget Barnes has spent over 15 years leading strategic information system architecture at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)—one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals and a vibrant hub of groundbreaking...
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 25, 2020

Cloud Means Business: Executive Interview with Charles Eckstrom

Charles and I sat down to talk about why he’s driving his organization to the cloud, the fundamental business value of IT, and how cloud is amplifying that value.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 23, 2020

The Cloud May Be ITs Antidote for COVID-19

These are unprecedented times where it's hard to get anyone to pay attention to anything other than the COVID-19 epidemic sweeping the globe.  But what is the answer for IT if we are looking at a prolonged period of distributed work?
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 20, 2020

Cloud Means Business: Executive Interview with Jim Williamson

In this interview, Jim gives his take on the future of cloud, the building blocks of evaluating enterprise tech solutions, and his advice for other execs navigating the ever-changing cloud landscape.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 18, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the entertainment & tech industries

To say that we have entered turbulent times is perhaps an understatement. As we watch things unfold in real time (in my house we are glued to the news coming out of the AppleTV) I am trying to gauge the shockwaves that are going to impact our industries on both technology or media & entertainment side.

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 12, 2020

Creating a Scavenger Hunt on Android With TensorFlow

While going through my files sorting them to find anything that may be of benefit to future Toads, I came across a blog post I had started writing early in my tenure at Metal Toad.  Many of the thoughts have stayed the same since, and some things have gotten easier over the years.

By James Simshaw, Senior Software Engineer
March 10, 2020

AWS Media Symposium—New York 2020 (Postponed)

This symposium has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions—but you’ll want to attend when it’s rescheduled! In the meantime, here are some tips to get you ready for a fun and valuable event. Follow Metal Toad on LinkedIn for updates on the new event dates!

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
March 5, 2020

HPA Tech Retreat 2020

Exhilarating, overwhelming, and immensely inspiring—the HPA Tech Retreat (February 17–20 in Palm Springs, CA) is one of our favorite events of the year.

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
February 19, 2020

AWS Media Symposium—Miami 2020

We’re excited about the AWS Media Symposium in Miami this year (February 13, 2020). It will be a full day for AWS partners, experts, technologists, and leaders in the M&E industry to learn and connect. 

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
February 13, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Rekognition

I go to a lot of events and conferences—talking to fellow cloud evangelists is one of the best parts of my job—and AWS re:Invent 2019 really takes the cake when it comes to sheer volume of innovation on display. I was expecting a lot of exciting new product announcements this year, and AWS did not disappoint. 

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 22, 2020

AWS Partner Requirements Expand Metal Toad's Knowledge

By Nathan Wilkerson, Cloud Operations Manager
January 15, 2020

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