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S3 E1 Alex Hood, CPO at Asana

Alex Hood, CPO of Asana, has been intrigued by consumer behavior since starting his career in the stock market. He shares how this interest led him to adopt human-centered design as a product-building methodology and how he leans on it at Asana for scale. Alex also discusses why disruption is freeing, how he stays productive, the key ingredients needed to change user behavior, how clarity drives innovation, and more.

Hosted by DataStax Chairman and CEO Chet Kapoor, Inspired Execution is a Q&A-style podcast series featuring technology leaders from global enterprises. Each episode will follow a leader on their journey to scaling a multi-billion dollar business while inspiring and energizing their teams. You will hear their stories, their unique perspectives, the advice they’d tell their younger selves and much more.

As technology leaders work to power modern data apps with simplicity and true cloud economics (at scale), Inspired Execution focuses on how to spark transformation, overcome challenges and celebrate innovation.

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Guest Bios

Aashima Gupta

Aashima Gupta

Director, Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions at Google Cloud

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Abhay Parasnis

Abhay Parasnis

CTO & CPO at Adobe

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Alana Mayo

Alana Mayo

President at Orion Pictures

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Sandeep Kalra

Sandeep Kalra

CEO of Persistent Systems

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Chet Kapoor
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Chet Kapoor is Chairman and CEO of DataStax. Prior to DataStax, Chet served as the CEO of Apigee and took it public, prior to Google’s acquisition in 2016. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with more than 20 years of experience working with global enterprises.