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E293 | Embracing AI and Engineering Passion: Thriving in Tech’s Evolution with Scott Chasin

Are you ready to explore the intersection of passion, leadership, and the groundbreaking world of AI in the tech industry? If you’re intrigued by how AI is revolutionising the marketplace and the ways in which businesses can stay ahead of the curve, then this episode of Mind Your F**king Business Podcast with Dominic Monkhouse is a must for you today.

This week we had the pleasure of learning from Scott Chasin, Chief Technology Officer at Pax8, a leading cloud marketplace for managed service providers. Scott’s extensive background in technology and cybersecurity, coupled with his transformative insights on artificial intelligence, positions him as a vanguard in the cloud commerce sector. His keen understanding of how passion drives quality within the workplace, and how it’s cultivated through thoughtful leadership and a nurturing culture, makes Scott a true maven in engineering dynamic business environments.

In this episode, Scott shares why he believes AI is not just evolutionary but revolutionary, and those who are not embracing it might soon find themselves out of business. He also shares the exciting journey of Pax8’s record months in operations—bucking the narrative of a global recession—and how their business model is innovatively leveraging AI to redefine the way software and hardware services are provided to small and medium-sized businesses. 

Scott delves into the Pax8 partner ecosystem, consisting of over 30,000 MSPs, and their strategy in utilising AI to fine-tune customer lifecycle solutions, thereby sculpting a three-sided marketplace ripe with opportunities.

Moreover, Scott reflects on the resilience and adaptability required to thrive as a unicorn company, underscoring the importance of sustainable growth and conscientious execution. He also weighs in on the potential of remote work and the hybrid models that may shape the future of the workforce. 

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On today’s podcast: 

  • Embracing The AI Revolution
  • Pax8: Passion And Innovation
  • How Can Leaders Develop People’s Passion
  • How To Hire And Retain Great People

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Who is Scott Chasin

Scott Chasin is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several successful startups in collaboration, security, and cloud. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Pax8, a cloud marketplace that empowers the modern MSP to buy, sell, and manage cloud products.

Before joining Pax8, Scott was the founder and CEO of Protectwise, an innovative network security company acquired by Verizon. Previous to Protectwise, he founded several venture-backed startups, including USA.NET (acquired by BAE Systems), MX Logic (acquired by McAfee), and Bugtraq (acquired by Symantec).

What you’ll learn from Scott Chasin

03:28 – Starting a Career in Cybersecurity in the 90s

05:56 – AI’s: As Revolutionary As The Internet, Television or the Mobile Phone

07:22  – AI: A Clean Hype Cycle 

09:57 – The Impact of AI on Pax8’s Business Model

14:24 – Looking At SMBs Trends of Buying And Discovering Software

18:31 – Building A Three-sided Marketplace

20:30 – Are We In a Recession?

22:54 – The Critical Role of AI In Software Vendors’ Future

23:58 – How AI Is Disrupting An Established Market

27:47 –  What Makes Great Cultures And Great Employees

32:12 –  Can Leaders Develop People’s Passion?

34:20 – Defining Passion At Pax8

35:16 – Being A Unicorn: A Blessing Or A Curse?

37:46 – The Top Qualities Of Leaders At Pax8

40:18 – Leading And Engineering Passion Remotely: Better or Worse

43:56 – Be True To Yourself And Let Your Intuition Drive You

45:37 – Book Recommendation

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