It’s a classic technologist conundrum: Should I build or buy the solution I need to solve a problem?
The “Build vs. Buy” conundrum is faced by technology teams worldwide. To help approach this riddle, Chris Cochran speaks to two industry veterans, Slavik Markovich co-founder & CEO of Descope, and Rob Fry, co-founder of AKA Identity.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a CTO, or just tech-curious, this episode offers invaluable insights. Using the identity market as a case study, we’ll explore the multifaceted considerations needed to make the best choice for your team and organization.
0:00 - Build vs. Buy: The Classic Technologist Conundrum
0:37 - Show Intro
0:57 - Introducing Slavik Markovich and Rob Fry
3:25 - Previous build vs. buy project
6:44 - Decision logic for build vs. buy
15:09 - How does tech sway your decision making?
19:44 - How does data impact decision making?
24:31 - How do processes influence decision making?
29:13 - Maintaining custom tech solutions over time
33:28 - Tenants for building a tech company
41:06 - Build authentication and user journey flows with Descope
Learn more about Descope: https://www.descope.com/
Connect with our guest Slavik Markovich: https://www.linkedin.com/in/slavikm/
Connect with our guest Rob Fry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fry-rob-g/
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