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! 

Learn how Spot can automate & optimize your cloud compute usage at

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 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 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 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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