53 episodes

Four tech thinkers and doers who came up through the trenches of enterprise IT talk about the news that's relevant in this world.

Catch us on Twitter: @dwellington, @lilacshoenbeck, @MikeIaniro, and @ZZilakakis

Theme music by Renato Podestà — http://www.renatopodesta.com

Roll For Enterprise Dominic Wellington, Lilac Schoenbeck, Mike Ianiro, Zack Zilakakis

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Four tech thinkers and doers who came up through the trenches of enterprise IT talk about the news that's relevant in this world.

Catch us on Twitter: @dwellington, @lilacshoenbeck, @MikeIaniro, and @ZZilakakis

Theme music by Renato Podestà — http://www.renatopodesta.com

    Season 2 Episode 19: Misusing Excel with Priya Doty

    Season 2 Episode 19: Misusing Excel with Priya Doty

    Our guest on the podcast this week is Priya Doty. Priya is the Global VP Product Marketing for IBM’s iconic IBM Z brand and it’s all-Linux sister brand, LinuxONE. Unlike a lot of marketers, Priya has also been a developer, which means she enjoys deconstructing marketing messages by reading technical manuals. Based in Brooklyn, she is a mom, wife, and author of an upcoming fiction novel. 

    Aside from majoring on the topic of Confidential Computing (and Cloud Security in general), Priya is all about the IBM Z platform, Product Marketing (Top 100 Influencer in PMM 2-Years Running!), and outside of work, writing.

    Confidential computing is a cloud computing technology that isolates sensitive data in a protected CPU enclave during processing. The contents of the enclave - the data being processed, and the techniques used to process it - are accessible only to authorized programming code, and invisible and unknowable to anything or anyone else, including the cloud provider.

    Gartner has called confidential computing a top trend for 2021, naming it and Fully Homomorphic Encryption as part of a trend for “Privacy Enhanced Computation”.

    Why IBM believes confidential computing is the future of cloud security

    Fully Homomorphic Encryption

    The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you

    The Changing Value Of Mistakes 

    Follow the show on Twitter @Roll4Enterprise or on our LinkedIn page. Our theme music is by Renato Podestà. Please send us suggestions for topics and/or guests for future episodes!

    • 36 min
    S2E18: Basecamp: Politics and Culture at work

    S2E18: Basecamp: Politics and Culture at work

    With the recent controversy surrounding Basecamp and David Hansson (https://twitter.com/dhh?s=20) Dominic, Lilac and Mike spent some time discussion their thoughts on the topic. Not an easy topic with a lot of different opinion and many consequences to be considered.

    Background:

    https://www.platformer.news/p/-what-really-happened-at-basecamp

    https://qz.com/work/2002100/why-basecamps-culture-memo-is-so-controversial/

    https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1387343362013995009?s=21

    https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1387044958377447424?s=21

    https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1386773744484552715?s=21

    https://twitter.com/anothercohen/status/1388237962991652865?s=21 

    Yes, a bunch of people took that severance package

    https://twitter.com/caseynewton/status/1388212468510380034?s=21

    https://twitter.com/lizthegrey/status/1388300929506582530?s=21

    https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/pyramid-of-hate.pdf

    Reference to Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

    https://amzn.to/3vDWbE6

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    • 37 min
    Season 2 Episode 17: The Importance Of Core Skills (they’re not soft skills!)

    Season 2 Episode 17: The Importance Of Core Skills (they’re not soft skills!)

    The guest on this episode is Rachel Chalmers of Alchemist Accelerator. Rachel joined Alchemist from Autodesk, where she was Director, Transformation Growth Boards and Product Excellence. Prior to Autodesk, Rachel was a VC with Ignition Partners and Merian Ventures, leading investments in Docker, Wit.ai (acquired by Facebook), Unikernel (acquired by Docker) and Honeycomb.io. She began her career as employee number 10 with 451 Research (acquired by Standard & Poor), where she was the first analyst to cover VMware, Cloudera and Splunk.

    Find Rachel on Twitter and on LinkedIn. Alchemist Accelerator is at https://www.alchemistaccelerator.com

    Among many other things, our conversation touched on:


    “Survival strategies that have outlived their usefulness”
    “The humanities teach us what to do when STEM fails”
    The importance of core skills (they’re not soft skills!)
    And some truly excellent SF reading recommendations for those who listen all the way to the end

    Links mentioned by Dominic:


    Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley 
    manwhohasitall on Twitter

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    • 41 min
    S2E16: Microsoft targets healthcare (again), Rocket Software expands reach, and Dell spins out VMware, plus the new must attend conferences, and Nvidia sets aggressive strategy in motion

    S2E16: Microsoft targets healthcare (again), Rocket Software expands reach, and Dell spins out VMware, plus the new must attend conferences, and Nvidia sets aggressive strategy in motion

    The entire team was back together this week and there was a lot to discuss. There have been a slew of acquisitions in technology lately including Rocket Software acquisition of ASG, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance and then Dell decided to finally spinoff VMWare. IBM also renamed its services spinout Kyndryl. Nvidia’s ARM announcement, among what felt as 100 others from Nvidia, was also discussed as Nvidia seems to be getting better and better with every announcement and product they release. Finally the team is dreaming of conferences, but gone are the days of Cisco Live and VMWorld being the go to conference as Re:Invent and Ignite have taken the reigns as the go to conferences moving forward.

    Rocket Software acquires ASG Technologies

    https://www.rocketsoftware.com/news/rocket-software-extends-its-technology-and-global-reach-agreement-acquire-asg-technologies

    70-90% of acquisitions fail

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/06/24/most-mergers-fail-because-people-arent-boxes/

    Kyndryl https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/12/business/kyndryl-ibm-corporate-names/index.html

    Dell spinning off VMware https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/14/dell-jumps-as-it-unveils-vmware-stock-spinoff-plan.html

    Nvidia ARM server CPU https://www.anandtech.com/show/16610/nvidia-unveils-grace-a-highperformance-arm-server-cpu-for-use-in-ai-systems

    Microsoft buys Nuance, creators of Siri https://www.protocol.com/enterprise/microsoft-nuance-aws-google-ai

    Note: Microsoft is aiming to take over the desktop for the doctors with long-term target set on the front-end workflows in healthcare.

    Microsoft HealthVault is officially shutting down in November (2019)

    https://medcitynews.com/2019/04/microsoft-healthvault-is-officially-shutting-down-in-november/

    Recommendations


    Dominic: Lego Space Shuttle https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/lego-has-a-new-2354-piece-nasa-space-shuttle-set-and-its-awesome/
    Mike: Sunglasses tens.co Boulevard lenses https://tens.co/pages/boulevard-lens
    Zack: KLEAR UVC Sterilizing Cap + 32oz Water Bottle (https://mashable.com/shopping/april-9-klear-uvc-sterilizing-cap-32oz-water-bottle) 

    Follow the show on Twitter @Roll4Enterprise or on our LinkedIn page. Theme music by Renato Podestà. Please send us suggestions for topics and/or guests for future episodes!

    • 36 min
    Season 2 Episode 15: Apple rumours, why creepy adtech doesn't work, and some Gmail tips

    Season 2 Episode 15: Apple rumours, why creepy adtech doesn't work, and some Gmail tips

    Zack, Mike, and Dominic discuss Tim Cook's interview in which he talks about AR, some news about the long-expected AirTags, and Dominic's delayed plans to spend more money on Apple's products. We also talked about the massive Facebook contact data leak — check if your details were included here. Dominic may have gone off on a bit of a rant about the ills of adtech and surveillance capitalism, but then again, he does have form here.

    Recommendations

    Dominic: when you register for some site, append the name to your Gmail address, like so: youraddress+somesite@gmail.com. That way, when one site inevitably leaks your info, at least you'll know where it came from.

    Follow the show on Twitter @Roll4Enterprise or on our LinkedIn page. Theme music by Renato Podestà. Please send us suggestions for topics and/or guests for future episodes!

    • 30 min
    S2E14: Fortinet making a home office play, AWS has a new leader, Intel proclaims it is back with a vengeance!?

    S2E14: Fortinet making a home office play, AWS has a new leader, Intel proclaims it is back with a vengeance!?

    Fortinet invest in Linksys to focus on securing home office network in a clear play to take advantage of the long term changes due to COVID. Meanwhile at AWS they announced that Tableau CEO, Adam Selipsky, an ex-AWS employee is replacing Andy Jassy. Could this be a sign that AWS is getting ready to spinout or is everyone too busy wondering why someone from the AWS ranks didn’t get the job? In silicon wars Intel announced a 20 billion dollar investment into new foundries in the US and proclaimed it is back with a vengeance. Surprising to us but definitely entertaining as usual!

    Fortinet invests $75 million in router maker Linksys with focus on securing home office networks https://www.zdnet.com/article/fortinet-invests-75-million-in-router-maker-linksys-with-focus-on-securing-home-office-networks/

    IBM TV AD - Universal Business Adapter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIOqOxI0K_I

    Amazon building a networking chip https://seekingalpha.com/news/3677611-amazoncom-pursues-its-own-networking-chip-amid-frosty-broadcom-relationship-report.

    AWS New Leader

    AWS Picks Tableau’s Adam Selipsky As New CEO, Replacing Jassy

    https://www.crn.com/aws-picks-tableau-s-adam-selipsky-as-new-ceo-replacing-jassy

    AWS customers and partners confident in CEO transition — for now

    https://www.cio.com/article/3610228/aws-customers-and-partners-confident-in-ceo-transition-for-now.html

    Amazon News tweets https://twitter.com/amazonnews/status/1374911222361956359 https://www.lastweekinaws.com/blog/you-cant-trust-amazon-when-it-feels-threatened/

    Intel

    Intel CEO Gelsinger commits to being a 'world-class foundry business', two new factories in Arizona

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-ceo-gelsinger-outlines/

    Justin Long commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLsAEBAnGd4

    Aftershow

    Recommendations


    Dominic: NewsBlur, a web-based RSS reader (with mobile apps for both iOS and Android) which can also read your newsletters — including mine!
    Mike: The Tim Ferris Show Episode 506: Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More https://tim.blog/2021/03/24/balaji-srinivasan/

    Follow the show on Twitter @Roll4Enterprise or on our LinkedIn page. Theme music by Renato Podestà. Please send us suggestions for topics and/or guests for future episodes!

    • 32 min

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