Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #161 - Brillo

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed, Greg and Sarah get together to digest Google's IoT operating system, creepy teddy bears and security extortion. 

Here are the details:

(1:15) Ed rants on Kansas City, cloud and the Internet of Things

(4:45) OpenStack Summit reflections

(11:50) Google's new Brillo OS for the Internet of Things

(14:00) Brillo should be open sourced for success

(18:18) Google patents creepy teddy bear

(21:55) Security extortion 

(25:55) Managing and communicating security risks

(30:00) Hitting the road

Direct download: SiT161.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #160 - OpenStacked


Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Greg are in Vancouver, BC for the OpenStack Summit with Amy Lewis filling in for Sarah. This week we talk about the Apple TV, hacked planes, barista DJ's, OpenStack and containers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, better know as "Storagezilla".

This week we discuss...


(1:14) Yoko returns

(2:02) OpenStack social update from Eddie

(4:00) SolidFire rockets

(8:12) Flipping the OpenStack demo

(10:50) Apple dumped Apple TV

(14:23) FBI says hacker controlled plane

(17:58) Baristas become DJ's

(22:20) Special guest Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla)

(25:10) Open Stack and the Private Cloud

(28:15) "Control of Data" drives private cloud adoption

(32:25) The Year of Containers 

(37:25) Amy's "Pop Up Tech Talks"

Direct download: SiT160.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #159 - Solid State

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we talk Cloud Foundry, the problems with Solid State storage, Microsoft investing in undersea cable. Our special guest this week is Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar at NetApp.


(1:15) Ed checks in from Cloud Foundry Summit

(6:00) Head butting a cloud guru

(9:06) Flight attendants hate your gadgets

(12:40) Don't forget to reboot your 787

(13:45) SSD's can lose data without power

(15:17) Microsoft plants underwater cables, outspending AWS

(20:29) Flashback: Vintage Timex Watch commercial

(23:00) Introducing Val Bercovici, NetApp Cloud Czar

(23:50) SSD power issues and data corruption problems

(28:00) Solid state isn't solid

(33:36) The post-SSD world

(37:24) "The state of NAND flash is not healthy"

(38:41) Catching up with NetApp

Direct download: SiT159b.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:41am EDT

Speaking in Tech #158 - Tribes

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we tackle the challenge of group think and tribes as well as Periscope winning the fight, Chambers stepping down as CEO and the potential for an EMC - HP mega merger. 

This week we discuss...


(1:30) Back from Vegas

(3:30) Dell plus 4

(4:00) Big losses in tech this week: Jeff Omstead and David Goldberg

(9:00) 5 brainwashing tips… and the danger of tribes

(18:00) Twitter steals the big Mayweather fight

(22:30) Doubts about Twitter persist

(26:40) Chambers steps down as Cisco CEO

(29:00) HP and EMC mega-merger inevitable

(32:49) Carly running for President on tech cred

(34:55) What tech leader would make a good President?


Direct download: SiT158.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT