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Machines that Dream: An Interview with Yoshua Bengio
April 20, 2016

Download our free report “Future of Machine Intelligence: Perspectives from Leading Practitioners,” now available. The following interview is one of many included in the report. As part of my ongoing series of interviews surveying the frontiers of machine intelligence, I recently interviewed Yoshua Bengio. Bengio is a professor with the department of computer science and operations research at the University [...]

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On the Evolution of Machine Learning: from Linear Models to Neural Networks
March 31, 2015

We recently interviewed Reza Zadeh (@Reza_Zadeh). Reza is a Consulting Professor in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University and a Technical Advisor to Databricks. His work focuses on Machine Learning Theory and Applications, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. More information on his website: http://reza-zadeh.com Tell us a bit about your [...]

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DevOps: From Unicorns to Horses
October 1, 2014

Gene Kim is an award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire, a pioneering internet security company, and has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.” Gene has worked with some of the world’s top [...]

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On Configuration Management and Company Culture: An Interview with Chef’s Adam Jacob
September 11, 2014

We recently interviewed Adam Jacob (@adamhjk). Adam is the co-founder and CTO of Chef, which helps organizations manage their IT infrastructure. Alongside his role at Chef, Adam is an active advisor to our venture fund, Amplify Partners. Disclaimer: Chef is an Amplify Partners portfolio company.  Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. Sure. I’m a [...]

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Mike Dauber Joins Amplify Partners as General Partner
August 25, 2014

Rising Star and Noted Early-Stage Investor Strengthens Investment Team MENLO PARK, CA– Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining enterprise technology, today announced the addition of Mike Dauber as General Partner. He joins from Battery Ventures, where he spent over six years driving investments in enterprise infrastructure and applications. In his new [...]

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An Interview with Steve Souders: Web Performance Leader at Google, Yahoo! and now Fastly
May 30, 2014

To start, please tell us a bit about yourself, your background and what you’re up to these days? I should start by saying that I’ve always been interested in technology. I have two degrees in engineering and have been involved with a lot of startups, a couple of which I founded. In addition to those, [...]

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Amplify Partners Closes $49,100,000 Debut Fund
March 18, 2014

Amplify Partners Closes $49,100,000 Debut Fund David Beyer Joins Firm to Expand Vision of Early-Stage Venture Capital for Infrastructure 2.0 Palo Alto, CA – March 18, 2014 – Amplify Partners, a venture capital firm exclusively focused on Infrastructure 2.0 technology, today announced the close of its first fund, Amplify Partners L.P., at $49,100,000 of committed [...]

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Netflix VP of IT on the Future of Infrastructure
March 12, 2014

We recently conducted an interview with Mike D. Kail (@mdkail). Mike currently serves as the VP of IT Operations at Netflix, where he’s leading the organization from an on-premises IT stack to one that sits primarily in the cloud, in addition to a number of other meaningful changes around networking, security and data. To start, [...]

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