Conversations at the intersection of data engineering and business

with Kostas Pardalis & Eric Dodds

Episode 156

September 20, 2023

with Alex Gallego

 – Founder & CEO, Redpanda Data

This week on The Data Stack Show, Eric and Kostas chat with Alex Gallego, the Founder & CEO of Redpanda Data. During the episode, the group discusses the importance of Kafka in data infrastructure and the lack of competition in the market. Alex shares his background in streaming systems and the development of Redpanda. The conversation also includes the challenges of operationalizing streaming systems and the evolution of storage systems, using WebAssembly as the interface for writing functions, the key differences between Redpanda and other streaming platforms, where the name Redpanda came from, and more.

Episode 155

September 13, 2023

with Emilie Schario

 – Founder & CEO, Turbine

This week on The Data Stack Show, Eric and Kostas welcome back Emilie Schario, the Founder & CEO at Turbine, to the show. During the episode, Emilie discusses her background in data and her new company, Turbine, which focuses on the accounting and inventory side of the data stack. The conversation delves into the challenges and opportunities in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) space, with Emilie highlighting the need for streamlined operational workflows and the importance of understanding customer pain points, creating a customer-centric software, the future of the ERP space, and more.

Episode 154

September 6, 2023

with Pardis Noorzad

 – CEO, General Folders

This week on The Data Stack Show, Eric and Kostas chat with Pardis Noorzad, the CEO of General Folders. During the episode, Pardis Noorzad shares her journey as a data scientist and entrepreneur in founding a company. The conversation includes the importance of data collaboration and sharing, the challenges and complexities of data sharing in various industries, the need for efficient and secure solutions, the underlying definitions and dimensions of the data exchange problem, including infrastructure, security, economics, and user needs, and more.