Podcast Episode

An Insider’s Perspective On Migrating to the Cloud, Then and Now

Vega Cloud CEO and Co-Founder, Kris Bliesner, takes us through a masterclass on on cloud migrations, sharing stories from large organizations’ migrations and lessons learned along the way.  

Don’t miss this episode to demystify what it means to migrate to the cloud, takeaways from Capital One’s implementation, and fun stories from Brett and Kris’ former startup days.

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Episode Highlights

  • The main reasons why financial services and banks are so far behind when it comes to utilizing the cloud
  • Lessons learned from Capital One’s first-of-its-kind journey to the cloud
  • Kris and Brett reminisce on landing big clients at 2nd Watch and how they grabbed the current CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy’s, attention
  • Why enterprises take a “lift and shift” approach to cloud, and why it’s not always successful


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Show Notes / Resources


Read the full transcript.

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About Fintech Corner

A podcast for fintech lovers that starts conversations between bankers, financial technology innovators, and their clients to evolve finance and treasury for the 21st century. For decades, there has been a gap between the technology that banks can offer and what corporate clients need for modern cash flow management and analysis. We’ll cover emerging trends to help bridge this gap, technologies that can reshape the roles of treasury & finance, and the in’s and out’s of API bank connections & open banking.

Hosts / Guest Speakers

Brett Turner
CEO & Founder, Trovata

After starting his career as a CPA with the Deloitte audit practice, Brett gained progressive experience in corporate finance and accounting managing SEC reporting for Amazon and then becoming VP of Finance for Worldwide Packets (sold for $300M+ in 2008). Across his last three roles as a startup Co-Founder / CFO, Brett has raised over $100M in equity and venture debt financing while helping create over $500M in shareholder value. Today, he is the founder and CEO of the cash management platform, Trovata. Brett is a Seattle native, with a BA in Finance from Seattle Pacific University.

Joseph Drambarean
CPO, Trovata

Joseph Drambarean is the Chief Product Officer as well as CTO at Trovata. Joseph is one of the founding members of the company and the first engineer. Before Trovata he worked with companies like Capital One where he was at the forefront of digital transformation, leading product management as head of the innovation labs and mobile banking teams. Joseph is driving innovation around rapid deployment and customer onboarding, bank-grade security, and machine learning at Trovata, creating a more consumerized user experience for customers from small businesses to enterprises.

Kris Bliesner
Co-founder and CEO of Vega Cloud

Kris Bliesner is a co-founder and CEO of Vega Cloud. Vega Cloud’s mission is to help businesses optimize their cloud infrastructure to help reduce waste and lower their cloud bills. Kris is a serial entrepreneur and a cloud pioneer who has helped many large organizations migrate to public cloud infrastructure. Kris has an extensive background in both startups and technology with a focus on IT operations, systems development and infrastructure management.