Today we’re talking to Tanya Blinova, the VP Engineering at AppNeta. And we discuss why companies of all sizes can benefit from network monitoring. What makes a great VP of Engineering, and tips for conducting interviews when hiring for the first time. 

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

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In case you missed it: check out our episode with Mike Hustler, the CTO of AppNeta

About Tanya Blinova:

Tanya Blinova is AppNeta’s VP of Engineering, having played a pivotal role in our R&D efforts since joining AppNeta in June 2012. In this time, Tanya has helped steer the development and quality assurance of myriad new product features, taking new services from ideation through execution and to production, ensuring greater value is delivered to customers. Prior to AppNeta, Tanya was part of the OSS/BSS team that built Parallels Business Automation platform, a comprehensive business support system for Cloud services including ordering, provisioning, billing and invoicing of reseller management solutions. Tanya received her Masters with Honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics, in Russia. 

About AppNeta:

AppNeta is the only network performance monitoring solution that delivers deep, actionable, end-to-end network performance data from the end-user perspective. With AppNeta’s SaaS-based solution, IT and Network Ops teams at large, distributed enterprises can quickly pinpoint issues that affect network and business-critical cloud application performance, regardless of where they occur. AppNeta is trusted by some of the biggest Fortune 1000 companies, including 3 out of the 5 largest corporations in the world, as well as 4 out of the 5 largest cloud providers.

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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