Rise of the Data Cloud

Brought to you by Snowflake | Hosted by Steve Hamm


a Podcast for data and business leaders

Rise of the Data Cloud is an original podcast hosted by award-winning author and journalist, Steve Hamm. Each episode, Steve speaks with a top data thought leader to learn how they leverage the cloud to unite, share, and analyze data to drive business growth, fuel innovation, and disrupt their industries.



Episode 42

Your Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making with John Damalas, VP and CTO of Pacific Life

This episode features an interview with John Damalas, Vice President and CTO of Pacific Life. John has had a decades long career leading the industry in digital transformation. From GE to Walmart and now Pacific Life, he has been an expert in a variety of industries, and is sharing his expertise with us today.

In this episode, John talks about how you can have a successful digital transformation, data-driven decision making, the benefits of third-party data, and much more.

Guests: John Damalas and Steve Hamm

Episode 41

Making Your Data Blossom with Arnie Leap, CIO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

This episode features an interview with Arnie Leap, CIO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Arnie is a seasoned tech leader. Previously, he was the CTO of Direct Insite for nearly 17 years.

In this episode, Arnie talks about how going headless is the key to efficiency, how they’ve incorporated the cloud into dozens of the brands they’ve acquired or built, how you can best leverage your data, and much more.

Guests: Arnie Leap and Steve Hamm

Episode 40

The Data Behind Delivery with Will Sprunt, Principal Data Scientist and former CIO at Deliveroo

This episode features an interview with Will Sprunt, Principal Data Scientist and former CIO at Deliveroo. Will has decades of experience from across multiple industries. From food to transportation, Will is an expert on data.

In this episode, Will talks about the pandemic’s impact on the food industry and the innovation that has come because of it, the nuances of leadership in tech, the data behind delivery, and much more.

Guests: Will Sprunt and Steve Hamm

Episode 39

Change is the Only Constant with Omar Khawaja, Global Head BI Roche Diagnostics at Roche

This episode features an interview with Omar Khawaja, Global Head BI Roche Diagnostics at Roche. Omar is an expert in his field and has a wealth of insight on what’s going on in the diagnostics and research industry.

In this episode, Omar talks about the intersection of healthcare and big data, how to handle the balance of centralized and decentralized data, the future of data sharing, and much more.

Guests: Omar Khawaja and Steve Hamm

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Rise of the Data Cloud chronicles an idea that evolved into one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern technology. The Data Cloud brings organizations and their data together so the true potential of the data economy can emerge. Find out how your enterprise can join the Data Cloud and reap the previously unimaginable benefits of transacting with data, locally and globally.