Today we are talking to Dan, the SVP of Product at Skytap. And we discuss how the structure of engineering teams change and mature over time. The unique intellectual property Skytap made to help solve problems of moving on-prem workloads to the cloud, and how to get continuous feedback from your employees about how to improve the company.

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

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About Dan:

 Dan Jones is the senior vice president of product at global public cloud company Skytap. With more than 20 years of product management experience, he is responsible for leading product strategy, product management, user experience and technical documentation and learning. Dan joined Skytap in 2015 as director of product management, focusing on helping customers modernize traditional applications to leverage cloud architectures and technologies.

Before Skytap, Dan was the director of program management for Nordstrom, where he led the enterprise information team responsible for the business intelligence, analytics, master data management and data warehousing needs for all of Nordstrom. Dan also spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft in a number of roles, most recently as the principal program manager for Xbox Live.

Dan received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

About Skytap:

Skytap is a global cloud provider that accelerates enterprise innovation by modernizing traditional applications with cloud-native development and services. Skytap Cloud makes it easy to build, run, and evolve these hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures. We power multi- and hybrid-cloud strategies through secure connections to other clouds and on-premises data centers. Our technology accelerates application development, simplifies management, and reduces IT costs, enabling hundreds of customers worldwide to modernize at the pace of their business. Learn how Skytap can help you modernize core enterprise applications using the best approach – and pace – for your business at

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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