OPEN Talk: Making the leap to Cloud

Jordan Tigani
SingleStore, Chief Product Officer

Jordan Tigani is chief product officer at SingleStore, where he manages the company’s engineering and product teams. Tigani was formerly the director of product management for Google BigQuery, of which he was a founder. During his time at Google, he authored two books on Google BigQuery, and had a near-perfect track record predicting world cup soccer matches using machine learning and large scale analytics. Prior to joining Google, Tigani held engineering roles at early stage startups, and spent several years in the Windows kernel and Microsoft Research teams. 

So you want to be a cloud company? Making the jump to being a cloud-native rather than just a company who runs their product on the cloud requires deep changes throughout the organization. You'll need to change how your teams work together, how they think about the software development lifecycle, who you hire, how you approach reliability, and your relationship with your customers.

This talk goes through the prerequisites for becoming a cloud native company, addressing how to change not just what you do but how you do it, giving examples of other companies who have been through a similar transition. The speaker, Jordan Tigani, is a veteran who helped create one of GCP's first and most successful cloud products, and has helped SingleStore make the transition to a cloud-native company.