Rise of the Data Cloud

Brought to you by Snowflake | Hosted by Steve Hamm


a Podcast for data and business leaders

Rise of the Data Cloud is an original podcast hosted by award-winning author and journalist, Steve Hamm. Each episode, Steve speaks with a top data thought leader to learn how they leverage the cloud to unite, share, and analyze data to drive business growth, fuel innovation, and disrupt their industries.



Episode 44

How to Invest in Your Data with Stefan Williams, Head of Corporate Development and Snowflake Ventures, Snowflake and Uri May, Co-Founder and CEO, Hunters

This episode features an interview with Stefan Williams and Uri May. Stefan is the Head of Corporate Development and Snowflake Ventures at Snowflake. And Uri is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hunters.

In this episode, Stefan shares the ins and outs of Snowflake Ventures and a guide to managing an investment portfolio, then Uri talks about what it’s like having Snowflake Ventures as an investor, how their product works hand in hand with Snowflake, and much more.

Guests: Stefan Williams, Uri May, and Steve Hamm

Episode 43

The Future of Ad Tech with Bill Michels, EVP of Product & Engineering, The Trade Desk

This episode features an interview with Bill Michels, EVP of Product and Engineering at The Trade Desk. Bill has had an amazing career. Previously, he has served as a Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo!, COO of Factual Inc, and CDO of Foursquare.

In this episode, Bill talks about how you can be a great leader, the advantages of the cloud, the future of the ad tech industry and much more.

Guests: Bill Michels and Steve Hamm

Episode 42

Your Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making with John Damalas, VP and CTO of Pacific Life

This episode features an interview with John Damalas, Vice President and CTO of Pacific Life. John has had a decades long career leading the industry in digital transformation. From GE to Walmart and now Pacific Life, he has been an expert in a variety of industries, and is sharing his expertise with us today.

In this episode, John talks about how you can have a successful digital transformation, data-driven decision making, the benefits of third-party data, and much more.

Guests: John Damalas and Steve Hamm

Episode 41

Making Your Data Blossom with Arnie Leap, CIO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

This episode features an interview with Arnie Leap, CIO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Arnie is a seasoned tech leader. Previously, he was the CTO of Direct Insite for nearly 17 years.

In this episode, Arnie talks about how going headless is the key to efficiency, how they’ve incorporated the cloud into dozens of the brands they’ve acquired or built, how you can best leverage your data, and much more.

Guests: Arnie Leap and Steve Hamm

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Rise of the Data Cloud chronicles an idea that evolved into one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern technology. The Data Cloud brings organizations and their data together so the true potential of the data economy can emerge. Find out how your enterprise can join the Data Cloud and reap the previously unimaginable benefits of transacting with data, locally and globally.