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The next episode of the Tech Connects podcast is here! Every month, we’ll have great guests who will share their expertise about the current state of the tech careers world, from the hottest tech skills to the state of the tech hiring market to what companies are doing to retain and attract top talent. 

Our next guest is Dominique Bastos, who’s senior vice president at Persistent Systems. She’s a cloud expert who formerly worked for Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as a three-time founder. We’re going to cover some key issues critical to companies of all sizes, including modernization and digital transformation, migrating to the cloud, and the need for diversity on teams. Let’s jump in!

As you’ll hear during our chat, modernization and digital transformation are obviously huge endeavors with a lot of moving parts. It’s a challenge even for the biggest and most well-funded enterprises. So it’s great to talk to someone like Dominique that has a substantial grasp on it. We covered quite a bit during the episode, but here are just a few key takeaways:

First: Startups have trained consumers to expect that companies will evolve, react, and adapt quickly. Digital transformation and modernization allow the biggest companies—some of which aren’t used to moving at speed—to accelerate their businesses and leap to meet consumers’ expectations.

Second: Any company undergoing digital transformation needs to ensure there are solid lines of communication and transparency. Expectations likewise need to be set, and there needs to be top-down support from the highest levels. Otherwise, such a complex effort may grind to a total halt.

Third: Diversity in teams is crucial. Although there’s been progress in diversifying engineering and other teams, there’s still much to be done. Adding other perspectives to the mix is crucial, because end users expect a product—whether it’s a service or app or anything like that—to reflect their world and needs. 

We’ll see you next time—and remember, Dice is your best resource to find the tech talent you need to fill your open roles, and for technologists, the best place to grow your tech career.