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🎧#19 Succeeding with Cloud-Native Strategies - Kai Waehner

🎧#19 Succeeding with Cloud-Native Strategies - Kai Waehner


Part 2 of 2 - Demystifying Cloud Native strategies and how Real-Time Real Estate might look in the future

“This is a new paradigm, going away from the store everything in a database or data lake concept...”.

Part 2 of 2 - In part two of this explorative episode of the Beyond Buildings podcast, we continue to talk to the rockstar that is Kai Waehner who is a Technology Evangelist and Big Data Analyst, helping Fortune 500 companies get started, get going, and succeeding in becoming cloud-native.

We demystify the jargon of Kafka that we heard in the first episode about clusters and brokers. We talk about the importance of convincing decision-makers and the side-effects of being able to attract people who want to work with cutting edge tools and technologies. What to send to the cloud and when, and what the beginning of a cloud-native journey could look like. It’s construction, it’s industry 4.0, it’s connectivity as well as distributed intelligence. What an episode!

These are the questions you will find out more about!

  • What is a cluster, broker, and a broker?

  • How to get started on the Big Data/Cloud-native journey?

  • What does it mean with a distributed architecture?

  • How does the data strategy complement the business strategy?

  • How can data strategies be created without relying on the cloud at all times?

  • What to send to the cloud and when?

  • What schemas and data governance have to do with a robust data strategy?

  • How to get to a modern and open data architecture?

  • How to get away from proprietary solutions that can’t scale well?

  • What the pros and cons are with standards?

  • What could Smart Cities learn from UBER and other ride-hailing companies?

  • What aspects to include when building a business case?

  • How important is it with the TCO and ROI to get management buy-in?

Maybe one way to predict the future of real-estate could be to look at other industries and see what they are working on and what tools they use. As always, it doesn’t make much sense to build the future with yesterday's tools, technology, nor mindset. If we want to change the world for the better, maybe we need to go Beyond Buildings and boldly go where others have gone before?

What do you think? Are there any similarities between real estate, industry 4.0, and the importance of local control?

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Platform of Trust who’s helping companies turn data into actionable insights!


  • Kai Waehner, Global Technology Advisor - Technology Evangelist/Field CTO at Confluent

  • Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO