Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #56 - Topless

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our very special guests are Chad Sakac, Sr VP Global Systems Engineering at EMC, John Troyer, Director, Social Media Evangelist at VMware, Amy Lewis, Community Evangelist at Cisco, Greg Schulz, THE MAN at StorageIO, Marc Farley, Storage and social media guy for Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Speaking in Tech celebrates our one year anniversary
  • “THE BET” 
  • Sakac goes topless with an EMC hearts HDS' Tattoo on his chest
  • Where Dell goes next? How will it impact customers?
  • Consumerization of IT
  • The big Pivotal launch
  • Maritz's journey to the cloud takes a right turn
  • How does big data and cloud mix?
  • Microsoft is the elephant in the cloud platform room
  • Brands and clouds
  • The big conferencesin the next 6 months

Direct download: SiT56.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Ed drives the podcast this week with Greg as his sidekick and Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week.

This week we cover:

  • Greg and Amy continue their social media unfeud
  • Ed visits the OpenStack Summit
  • OpenStack and meaningful code contributions
  • How the concept of 'open' has changed in 12 months
  • London StorageBeers recap
  • Cloud Schnitzel
  • Dell still going private
  • Next week, the big Sakac podcast
  • Boston bombings and social media
  • Learning to be cynical on social media
Direct download: SiT55.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:19am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is in London with very special guests, Chris Evans of Architecting.IT and Martin Glassborow, otherwise known as StorageBod.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Martin and Chris
  • Good British beers
  • StorageBeers TONIGHT in London
  • The challenge of object storage
  • The real cost of public cloud storage
  • Reconciling cloud hype
  • Data rentention in the cloud
  • The evolution of long term archives
  • Data retention, privacy and geography
Direct download: SiT54.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for an episode of open banter.

To start, we catch up with Eddie and Sarah: 

  • Ed’s Cloud Connect Presentation on “Digital class warfare or information anarchy?” 
  • Sarah’s been focusing on Dell’s Enterprise Forum
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

This week we discuss...

  • Facebook announces Facebook Home... and no one really cares
  • Twitter is not maturing, ignores user experience and the strength of twitter lists
  • Sarah defends Twitter abuse
  • Facebook is the new AOL
  • Networking vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN
  • “Open” get sexier
  • California court bans checking smartphone maps while driving 
  • Sarah and Eddie play bumper cars
Direct download: SiT53.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #52 - Live from CloudConnect

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is flying solo live from DeployCon at CloudConnect in Santa Clara, California. Our special guests this week are Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist at HP and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, invester, commentator and business adviser. 

  • Adoption of Platform as a Service in the Enterprise
  • PaaS resistance in the Enterprise
  • Does PaaS introduce more risk and lock-in?
  • Similarity of evolution of PaaS and IaaS
  • Enterprises adopting PaaS and Opensource
  • Building Bridges between IT and business units
Direct download: SiT52.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:16am EDT