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Last week, OpenAI suffered management team infighting over the key direction of the company. The schism inside the company resulted in Sam Altman’s firing & Greg Brockman’s departure. This outcome injects uncertainty in the market including key partners (Microsoft & investors) & employees about the company’s future. Microsoft, recognizing risk with a key technology partner in one of their most important markets, stabilizes its future by hiring Altman, Brockman, & others.
I can remember at each career inflection point the person who took a bet on me. When I joined Google it was Kim. When I moved to product, Marissa & Brian. Then to Redpoint, it was the early stage team : Geoff, Tim, Chris, & Scott. Lloyd & Frank at Looker for their Series A. Today, it’s the team & the LPs at Theory. That’s the very beginning of the list.
Recently, Guy Podjarny, President of Snyk & I talked through an investor’s view of AI’s impact on security & data. What’s changed with AI? A reckless data security leak threatens the career of a head of data, just as much as a mismanaged security incident ends a CISO (chief information security officer)’s. Clorox, Uber, SolarWinds, Target, JPMorgan, Facebook, Equifax, & CapitalOne : All these CISOs have been fired in the last ten years for security issues.
On December 14th at 9.30 am Pacific, Office Hours will host Philip Zelitchenko, VP of Data at ZoomInfo to discuss Managing Data as Product. Recently, Philip shared his management techniques to run a data team like a standard product software development function with some key nuances. I asked him to join us on Office Hours to share his perspective because we believe data and software engineering practices converge. We will cover :