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20 Questions with MGI Research

Provocative, in depth and structured conversations with leading innovators, thinkers, seasoned observers, investors and influencers. Hosted by MGI Research analysts, and 20 Questions interview sessions focus on the most disruptive trends impacting technology markets today.

  • Guests are handpicked by MGI and serve at the executive level – e.g., CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO titles.
  • Independent unvarnished perspectives from the people who are making it happen today
  • Executive access – points of view from practitioners who typically do not give interviews
  • Exposure to potent industry insights that are often outside the mainstream conversation
Access to 20 Questions is by subscription. Subscribers receive complete interview transcripts, private announcements of upcoming sessions, the ability to submit interview questions, access to select live interview sessions and analyst consultation.

 

20 Questions with CollabNet CEO Bill Portelli

Agile is a massive change agent that is dramatically transforming timeframes, quality and economics of software development. As part of "20 Questions"- an MGI Research Interview Series with leading technology industry innovators, investors, and executives, Andrew Dailey recently conducted an in-depth interview with Bill Portelli, CEO and co-founder of CollabNet, a leading vendor of Agile tools and services. Prior to CollabNet, Bill was Senior VP and GM of Cadence Design Systems global consulting business. Since co-founding CollabNet with Tim O'Reilly and Brian Behlendorf (co-founder of the Apache Project), Bill has been at the forefront of collaborative software development tools for global enterprises and the SaaS delivery model.
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20 Questions with Rally Software CTO Ryan Martens

In spite of the massive technology innovation, software development remains a bottleneck for user and vendor organizations trying to build new business applications and accelerate development cycles. As part of "20 Questions" - an MGI Research Interview Series with leading technology industry thinkers, doers, investors and observers,Andrew Dailey recently conducted an in-depth interview with Ryan Martens, the Founder and CTO of RallySoftware. Prior to Rally, Ryan co-founded Avitek, a custom software development firm that was acquired by BEA. A board member of the Agile Alliance, Ryan is well known within the software development and Agile programming community. He is a frequent industry speaker on topics such as Kanban and lean approaches to continuous software product delivery.
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20 Questions with Michael Murdoch, Founder and CEO of AppRiver

Bootstrapping a technology start-up is never easy. Doing it with a business model focused on very small and midsize businesses and getting it to scale is even more difficult. Closely held Gulf Breeze, FL-based AppRiver has done it - the company has built a fast growing, profitable, cloud-based business in the face of major competitors - Google, Symantec, Microsoft, and McAfee, to name a few. In an in-depth 20 Questions session, Michael Murdoch - CEO and co-founder of AppRiver shares his views and philosophy on bootstrapping and running a successful cloud-based business. 
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20 Questions with Otto van der Tang, CEO Sofon Software

Sofon is a rapidly growing SaaS and Enterprise Software provider of sales configuration - or as the company calls it guided selling solutions. In this in-depth interview, Sofon CEO - Otto van der Tang shares his practical, "from the trenches" views on Enterprise Software and SaaS markets, Cloud Integration and Licensing Issues and the key trends that are currently impacting SaaS vendors and users. Privately held and privately funded, Sofon is a profitable, Netherlands-based vendor with numerous Fortune 500 clients in over 50 countries.
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20 Questions on Agile with Israel Gat

In spite of the massive amount of innovation and scientific breakthroughs in technology, software development remains a bottleneck for organizations trying to build and deploy new business applications, and also for software companies attempting to accelerate development cycles. MGI Research recently conducted an in-depth interview with Dr. Israel Gat, a widely recognized expert in the areas of Agile programming methodologies, and well-regarded pioneer of the concept of "Technical Debt", an emergent hot topic with CFOs and CEOs trying to understand their IT investments. Prior to launching his private consultancy, Israel led the Agile transformation at BMC Software that eventually encompassed over 1,000 developers around the globe. Prior to BMC, Israel has served in executive roles at IBM, EMC and Microsoft. Currently, Dr. Gat serves as the Director of the Cutter Consortium's Agile Product and Project Management Practice, and he consults to major organizations and software companies around the world. He is the author of The Concise Executive Guide to Agile.

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