Today we’re talking to Amiram Shachar, Founder of, and GM of Spot by NetApp; and we discuss how a CEO’s job is always changing, how to transfer culture to new hires, and how to embrace failure as a critical part of success.

All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! 

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About Amiram Shachar:

Amiram Shachar is a hands-on technical leader with significant experience leading DevOps and software engineers to build and maintain large-scale cloud architectures and infrastructure.

Before Spot by NetApp, Shachar was th e Director of DevOps at a leading tech company and was responsible for migrating its internal data center to the Cloud. 

While serving in the Israeli Military, he played a key role in managing and operating the IDF’s data center. As part of his role, he implemented VMware and virtualization for the first time ever in the IDF.

About Spot by NetApp:

With a suite of CloudOps solutions, Spot by NetApp enables companies to accelerate cloud performance and unlock the long-term value of the cloud. Driven by AI and predictive analytics our products provide intelligent automation and continuous optimization that frees DevOps teams from manual infrastructure management while significantly reducing cloud costs.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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