Today we are talking to Michael Beckley, the CTO and Co-Founder at Appian. And we discuss his collection of vintage tech, space elevators, moon bases and how Appian’s low code platform is helping enable companies to move faster during Covid-19,

All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Michael:

Michael Beckley founded Low Code software pioneer Appian Corporation (Nasdaq: APPN) in1999. As Chief Technology Officer, Michael leads Appian’s long-term technology strategy, oversees customer initiatives worldwide, and provides industry thought leadership in the intelligent automation space.Prior to his current roles at Appian, Michael served as Vice President of Product Strategy, VP of Marketing, managed the pre-sales consulting group, and built Appian’s recruiting team.

​As Chief Customer Officer, he leads programs to ​improve Appian’s product, enhance the customer experience, and build strong relationships with customers, partners, and industry analysts. Aspart of his efforts, he has personally influenced the intelligent automation strategy of major Global Companies across all industries.He serves and has served on multiple boards including Appian’s Board of Directors, the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Virginia’s Computer Science Department, and the Universityof Maryland Advisory Board in Computing. He also advises a variety of other groups including 1843 Capital, AppianWOMEN and the AppianPRIDE affinity groups.

Michael has appeared as an invited speaker at industry conferences and featured podcasts across the globe.Prior to founding Appian in 1999, he was a Product Manager and led industry analyst relations at Microstrategy Inc. He holds an AB in Government from Dartmouth College. Michael was born in Chicago, is a lifelong Cubs fan, and currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife Ana Echemendia.

ABOUT Appian:

Appian is a platform for building enterprise software applications, faster. We help you automate and transform your business by creating new apps from scratch, or by connecting and enhancing legacy applications – all up to 20X faster than traditional development. With Appian, you get the speed of low-code development with the power of intelligent automation in one trusted and unified cloud platform.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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