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Anurag Goel

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Anurag Goel of Red Hat on creating and scaling a value organization from scratch, value organizations as the steel thread for the customer lifecycle, and the best skill set for value roles.

Value Builders

The case for creating a dedicated value team is increasingly becoming well understood - but how do you create one?  Once you’ve established the team, how do you scale it?  Anurag Goel has been down this road before multiple times at companies like SAP, Adobe, and Salesforce. As the newly minted Global Head of Value Consulting and Realization at Red Hat, he is well positioned to educate us on how to think about starting and scaling a value consulting and realization function. In this episode of Value Builders, Anurag shares his perspective on how to create and scale a value organization. He offers advice for how to think about using the value organization as a steel thread across the entire customer lifecycle while helping Sales and Customer Success teams position the ‘why’ piece of the value proposition. He also offers his take on the most important skills that are necessary for building a strong and successful value team and speaks to the importance of keeping things simple.  About Anurag Goel Anurag is the Global Head of Value Consulting and Realization at Red Hat and is based out of the Bay Area. For the last 16+ years, Anurag has embarked on 4 occasions of building and scaling Value-Selling and Realization functions aimed at accelerating profitable revenue growth and customer adoption for Fortune 500 cloud businesses. After stints at SAP and Deloitte, Anurag led the establishment of the Value Consulting function at Adobe globally which contributed to 3x growth in revenue from $4B to $11B He has spent the last couple of years leading a Business Value team at Salesforce supporting a $200M ARR business before moving to Red Hat at the start of 2021 to yet again build a new value function from scratch. Anurag is passionate about value management and has been a mentor, thought leader, and speaker at multiple events including Dreamforce. Outside of work, Anurag enjoys playing tennis and traveling. Anurag is always looking to connect with others who are passionate about value building - you can follow him on Linkedin here. 

23mins

22 Oct 2021

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Transitioning Your Career Focus with Anurag Goel

The Business of Open Source

Anurag Goel, Founder and CEO of Render, joins me on this episode of Cloud Native Startup. Learn about his beginnings at Stripe as employee #8, the birth of Render and how it solved a gap in the market, and his lessons learned while transitioning roles. We also discuss how open source fits into business strategy and much more.In this episode, we cover: Anurag and how he founded Render (00:27)  Lessons learned while transitioning professional focus from engineering at Stripe to strategic business (05:42) Anurag’s advice for people who want to transition into larger business roles (11:11) The evolution of Render and its market and use case (13:57) The important role of open source in the developer tool ecosystem (19:46) Why Anurag chose to make Render open source  (22:11) Strategies for making open source part of your platform (22:51) How open source fits into business strategy (23:55) Links: Anurag: www.twitter.com/anuraggoel Render Website: https://render.com/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/render

29mins

18 Aug 2021

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Render, PaaS, and open source with Anurag Goel

Innovate @Open

Anurag Goel, an early Stripe employee, co-founded Render which puts a PaaS layer on top of Kubernetes. In this interview, we talk about how PaaS in different from its v1 days, how he thinks about PaaSs being opinionated, and where open source fits in.

25mins

22 Mar 2021

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57: The Evolution of Business Value Consulting and Selling - w/ Anurag Goel (Salesforce)

Evolvers

When you've cut your teeth at, run and created value consulting and selling programs at companies like Salesforce, Adobe, Deloitte Consulting and SAP, you've learned a thing or two about what makes a good program and delivers a great customer experience. We dig into the best elements in these most successful value consulting and selling programs, including how to overcome adoption and customer engagement challenges, and the hardest lessons learned. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anuraggoel2/ #valueselling #valueconsulting #valuemanagement #RealizedROI #ROIcalculator #valueassessment #salesenablement #revenueenablement #salestools #sellingtools #salestechnology #salestech

28mins

15 Jul 2020

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Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel

Software Daily

We are all living in social isolation due to the quarantine from COVID-19. Isolation is changing our habits and our moods, ravaging the economy, and changing how we work. One positive change is that more people have been reconnecting with their friends and family over frequent calls and video chats.Isolation is not a normal way for humans to live. We are social animals, and we need social interaction. We’ve changed how we use Internet products. There has been an evolution of trends in online shopping, social networking, and video communication software.Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers and Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, a new cloud provider. Both Courtland and Anurag are friends of mine, and join this episode to talk about how their lives are changing as a result of social isolation.

4 May 2020

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Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel

Software Engineering Daily

We are all living in social isolation due to the quarantine from COVID-19. Isolation is changing our habits and our moods, ravaging the economy, and changing how we work. One positive change is that more people have been reconnecting with their friends and family over frequent calls and video chats. Isolation is not a normal way for humans to live. We are social animals, and we need social interaction. We’ve changed how we use Internet products. There has been an evolution of trends in online shopping, social networking, and video communication software. Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers and Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, a new cloud provider. Both Courtland and Anurag are friends of mine, and join this episode to talk about how their lives are changing as a result of social isolation. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

57mins

4 May 2020

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Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel

Business and Philosophy

We are all living in social isolation due to the quarantine from COVID-19. Isolation is changing our habits and our moods, ravaging the economy, and changing how we work. One positive change is that more people have been reconnecting with their friends and family over frequent calls and video chats. Isolation is not a normal way for humans to live. We are social animals, and we need social interaction. We’ve changed how we use Internet products. There has been an evolution of trends in online shopping, social networking, and video communication software. Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers and Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, a new cloud provider. Both Courtland and Anurag are friends of mine, and join this episode to talk about how their lives are changing as a result of social isolation. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

50mins

4 May 2020

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Anurag Goel on Cloud Native Platforms, Developer Experience, and Scaling Kubernetes

The InfoQ Podcast

In this podcast, Daniel Bryant sat down with Anurag Goel, Founder and CEO of Render. Topics covered included: the evolution of cloud platforms; simplifying developer experience; running large-scale workloads on Kubernetes; and the future of tooling and platforms within the cloud native computing space.Why listen to this podcast: - Render is aiming to be the next generation of cloud provider. Developers deploy and manage applications via a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) -like experience using custom simplified YAML configuration. - Render is built on top of Kubernetes, but the internals and configuration of this orchestration framework is not exposed to end user developers. - Many large scale usages of traditional cloud vendor platforms require the formation of specialised in-house “DevOps” teams. The provision of virtualisation and API-driven operation via the cloud providers was revolutionary, but it didn’t fundamentally change the existing platform paradigm. - Arguably platform usability may have taken a step back with the arrival of public cloud vendor platforms. For example, developers may just want to write code, and not have to write complicated deployment descriptors. Operations team may want to focus on supporting engineers and advising on performance and scale, rather maintaining cloud provisioning scripts. - The Render team are planning to run all future workloads of self-managed Kubernetes, rather than use a hosted offering, due to them experiencing implementation bugs when running their clusters at medium-to-large scale. - The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is encouraging large amounts of innovation within the cloud platform space. However, due to the Cambrian explosion of the Cloud Native Landscape over the past several years, there must surely be consolidation of tools, platforms, and vendors in the near future.More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/2H2lY1sYou can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVqSubscribe: www.youtube.com/infoqLike InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQFollow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoqCheck the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/2H2lY1s

27mins

7 Feb 2020

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How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel

Cloud Engineering – Software Engineering Daily

Render is a cloud provider built on top of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Render uses the compute abstractions provided by the major cloud providers to build a second layer cloud provider with the goal of providing a better user experience. Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, and he returns to the show to discuss how Render works, and why there is a need for a new cloud provider.  Everyone knows that the market for cloud providers is gigantic, so why are so few companies pursuing it? From Anurag’s perspective, there is no good reason. AWS, Google, Azure, Digital Ocean, and Heroku have only explored a small percentage of the potential ways a cloud provider could be built. Anurag shares his strategy for building Render, and also talks through his belief around modern software engineering, including his belief that developers mostly choose their tools based on what they read from popular websites rather than what solves their problems–a phenomenon which he describes as “fashion driven development.” Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com Check out our active projects: We are hiring a head of growth. If you like Software Engineering Daily and consider yourself competent in sales, marketing, and strategy, send me an email: jeff@softwareengineeringdaily.com FindCollabs is a place to build open source software. The SEDaily app for iOS and Android includes all 1000 of our old episodes, as well as related links, greatest hits, and topics. Subscribe for ad-free episodes. The post How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr 10mins

14 Oct 2019

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How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel

Software Daily

Render is a cloud provider built on top of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Render uses the compute abstractions provided by the major cloud providers to build a second layer cloud provider with the goal of providing a better user experience.Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, and he returns to the show to discuss how Render works, and why there is a need for a new cloud provider. Everyone knows that the market for cloud providers is gigantic, so why are so few companies pursuing it? From Anurag’s perspective, there is no good reason. AWS, Google, Azure, Digital Ocean, and Heroku have only explored a small percentage of the potential ways a cloud provider could be built.Anurag shares his strategy for building Render, and also talks through his belief around modern software engineering, including his belief that developers mostly choose their tools based on what they read from popular websites rather than what solves their problems–a phenomenon which he describes as “fashion driven development.”

14 Oct 2019

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