It's been 20 years since the successful completion of the world's largest IT project. Join Peter de Jager as he looks back on more than a decade of effort (and controversy).
Interview Interlude - Vincent Balouet - Y2K In France
An Interview with Vincent Balouet - the former Y2K leader in France. If you wanted to know WHY the situation in France was so very different than in the rest of the world? This is the Interview to listen to. Vincent is a French consultant, he specialized in computer science and risk management (ESIEE Master); He started his career with Y2k, as a computer science expert and wrote most of the French reports and publications between 92 and 99. He was successively called and appointed by computer security associations, CIO associations, French business associations and the French Government. He founded in 2013 maitrisedescrises.com, a French digital consulting online service to large businesses, addressing large systemic economic risks.
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Interview Interlude - Michael Mainelli - Sheriff of London
Fascinating interview with the Sheriff of London... who was deeply involved with Y2K Efforts in the UK
Interview Interlude - A second Interview with Prudential Insurance
This is an Interview with Chuck Sevola - one of the leaders within the Prudential Insurance Y2K Project - He was involved in the Offshore Outsourcing to Tata Consultancy Services
Episode #16 In Closing
Final Episode of the Audio part of this Podcast
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Episode #15 The Question of Italy
In this episode we explore the big question - Why? Given that we believed that Italy (and others) did very little Y2K remediation did they experience no Y2K problems in the Year 2000?
and? James Lauber will talk about a problem potentially larger than Y2K - and one we can do little to mitigate. A Carrington Event.
Interview Interlude: Maryfran Johnson - a Computerworld Editor's Perspective of Y2K
The former editor-in-chief of CIO magazine and Computerworld, Maryfran is highly respected throughout the IT leadership community nationwide for her engaging stage presence, deep understanding of business technology issues and extensive network of Chief Information and Digital Officers.
In addition to her previous editorial leadership roles with IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.
Off to a good start
Good beginning, Peter. There’s some profound observations here that go far beyond Y2K as well. Paying attention to the warning bells and questioning authorities — managers or experts — is important. I was also surprised that we’re still turning up date data problems twenty years on.