Interop Radio Spotlights Managing Tech in a Startup

Managing tech is a hard job even in established companies, but what about startups? Interop Radio explores the issue with Joe Emison, founder and CTO of BuildFax.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Managing technology, whether in the datacenter or in a PC fleet, is a tricky business even in the largest of enterprises with numerous resources and experienced IT managers and executives.

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But what about startups? How can cutting-edge firms manage their own internal technology, while creating new and innovative products of their own?

Join Interop Radio host Curtis Franklin and guest Joe Emison, the founder and CTO at BuildFax, as they discuss the issues that face startup firms, their technology, and the IT professionals who have to sort it all out.

This live broadcast of Interop Radio takes place this Tuesday, December 9, at 3:00 p.m. EST (Noon PST). You can find out more information here, and also learn how you can ask questions of the guests during an online chat following the show.

During this episode of Interop Radio, Franklin and Emison will talk about the challenges that went into starting BuildFax and how Emison has been able to guide his technology team in adding value to IT in the business. You'll hear how Emison evaluates business requirements, works with other members of the executive team, and makes decisions about the skills and mindset he wants to see in the professionals who join his team.

BuildFax provides automated property condition information to the insurance and lending industries. Emison launched BuildFax on the cloud in 2008, and has consulted with many other companies on their own cloud launches and migrations. He oversees all technology and product management for BuildFax, and regularly contributes articles to InformationWeek on the cloud, databases, and startups.

Emison graduated with degrees in English and mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.

Add your voice to the discussion and debate the issues with us on Interop Radio.

The 2015 Interop show officially kicks off April 27 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform, inspire, and connect the world's IT community. Through in-depth educational programs and real-world demos, Interop showcases the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer and provides the forum for the world's largest celebration of IT professionals. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship US event, with annual international events in London, India, and Tokyo.

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