26 episodes

Inflection Points is a podcast about vision of the future of network-based technology, produced by the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks.


Business leaders must always be making decisions today for an uncertain world of tomorrow. With our own experts and conversations with industry leaders spanning major sectors, we want to help spell out what is happening now to build that future digital world.


Carla Guzzetti and Tim Harrison host the program, which features technology leaders who all have competing visions of how networks will be used in the future. In Season II, we speak with leaders developing the network-based tech that will emerge over the next five to 50 years, from avatars to augment reality. We want to see what ideas click, what concepts dominate and most of all, what the world of network-based technology will look like for all of us.

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Inflection Points is a podcast about vision of the future of network-based technology, produced by the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks.


Business leaders must always be making decisions today for an uncertain world of tomorrow. With our own experts and conversations with industry leaders spanning major sectors, we want to help spell out what is happening now to build that future digital world.


Carla Guzzetti and Tim Harrison host the program, which features technology leaders who all have competing visions of how networks will be used in the future. In Season II, we speak with leaders developing the network-based tech that will emerge over the next five to 50 years, from avatars to augment reality. We want to see what ideas click, what concepts dominate and most of all, what the world of network-based technology will look like for all of us.

    Season III Episode 6 - Wi-Fi 7 is coming: Here’s what you need to know!

    Season III Episode 6 - Wi-Fi 7 is coming: Here’s what you need to know!

    A new generation of Wi-Fi connectivity is on the horizon. Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner sit with David Coleman, Director of Wireless at Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO. How will the way you access the internet change in this new generational shift and beyond?


    6E and 6 ghz Wi-Fi is already available and accessible on the market, but what can we do to reach the 33 gb/s they have to offer? With 320 mhz channels available, when will we reach the point when it becomes commonly accessible?


    Revisit topics we discussed earlier in this season of Inflection Points, like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), as well as digital twins, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and mobile data networks. All of them demand more and more of internet infrastructure, and these developments will push them to a greater level of viability. More demanding technology demands more power. What are internet providers doing to increase their energy efficiency as we push towards convergence?


    Discover new processes like 4K-QAM, will come included in Wi-fi 7 technology. They will allow for seamless analogue and digital transfer data signal switching, improving efficiencies across Wi-fi spectra by as much as 20%. Thinking even further ahead to Wi-fi 8, how fast can Wi-fi become with Multi-Link Operations, which can transmit and receive signals simultaneously?


    Inflection Points is a monthly tech podcast all about looking forward to future technology and imagining beyond the immediate horizon. Hosted by Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner. Produced by Antonio Di Cicco. Inflection Points is brought to you by Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO.


    Website: https://www.extremenetworks.com/


    Office of the CTO Blog: www.extremenetworks.com/resources/blogs


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/extreme-networks

    • 40 min
    Season III Episode 5 - What is a digital twin and why do they matter?

    Season III Episode 5 - What is a digital twin and why do they matter?

    ‘Measure twice, cut once’ is the old adage, but what if we could cut in a non-destructive way as many times as we want? Allie and Brendan chat with Amy Cameron, Research Director as STL Partners, to discuss digital doubles, real-time modeling, and predictive simulations.


    Digital doubles are built for two-way realtime interactions, creating perfect copies and allowing for instantaneous rollout. The potential for this new technology is only limited by the amount of data streaming it demands.


    Real-world use cases are discussed, like Vodaphone’s landscaping doubles, who simulate seasonal plant growth to support the construction of their 5G telecom network. The capability of digi-doubles goes further, enabling simulated customer behaviour, planning traffic management strategies across cities, and safely executing cyber attacks on your own systems.


    Will digital twinning exist as an invisible safety net for system security, or evolve into something more visual with AR and VR technologies? How does the blockchain factor into this, and will the systems become interlinked in future?






    Inflection Points is a monthly tech podcast all about looking forward to future technology and imagining beyond the immediate horizon. Hosted by Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner. Produced by Antonio Di Cicco. Inflection Points is brought to you by Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO.


    Website: https://www.extremenetworks.com/


    Office of the CTO Blog: www.extremenetworks.com/resources/blogs


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/extreme-networks

    • 43 min
    Season III Episode 4 - What is 6G and what will it look like?

    Season III Episode 4 - What is 6G and what will it look like?

    Hosts Allie and Brendan sit with Dr. Peter Marshall, Strategic Marketing Director at Ericsson inc. to look forward at the future of connectivity and the backbone of digital infrastructure.


    With the transition to 5G underway, 6G's capabilities are being imagined and experimented with. They imagine an Internet of Senses, up to 50 connected personal devices per person, and blurring the divide in the cyber physical continuum.


    Not only that, but they look at what we can do to change our approach and understanding of technology, and how we can push the frontiers to get closer to the universal limitations of electronics.

    • 43 min
    Season III Episode 3 - AI and Machine Learning - hype or reality?

    Season III Episode 3 - AI and Machine Learning - hype or reality?

    Allie and Brendan discuss the hottest tech topic of 2023 with Carolina Bessega: One of World Summit A.I.'s top innovators of 2022 and Innovation Lead at Extreme's Office of the CTO.


    Generative A.I. like Chat GPT, Dall-E, and Stable Diffusion, are disrupting workplaces across the globe with their potential. We look at how they came about, how A.I. works, how it's being used, and how we see it integrating into our every day lives. It could change how we work, run businesses, plan healthcare, and approach academia.

    • 43 min
    Season III Episode 2 - What’s the future of Intelligent Enterprise Edge?

    Season III Episode 2 - What’s the future of Intelligent Enterprise Edge?

    Allie and Brendan chat with Justin Hurst, Asia-Pacific Head of Extreme's Office of the CTO. Together, they take a comprehensive look at the Edge, how to use it and where it lives. Listen to real-life anecdotes and use-cases of Edge users, and imagine the cities of tomorrow.

    • 43 min
    Season III Episode 1 - Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. What's the Difference and What's Next?

    Season III Episode 1 - Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. What's the Difference and What's Next?

    Join all new hosts Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner of Extreme Networks as they join Thomas Brannen, Senior Analyst and Founder of OnConvergence, to discuss AR and VR technologies, what they demand, practical use cases, and what the future holds for these technologies.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

DivsListening ,

Making technology accessible

Love the podcast! Such a refreshing and simple take on relevant technology topics. Carla and Tim are such entertaining hosts - making this a fun listen for car drives or when you’re taking a break. Can’t wait for the next episode!

mistermultipath ,

Great Business and Technology Podcast

Awesome start to a business and technology podcast from Extreme Networks. In the first couple of episodes, I really enjoyed the great and modern-time as well aa futuristic technology insights from some smart people… Nabil Bukari, Alan Amrod, Marcus dispel and Roy Verboeket. The podcast is also very professional produced with two excellent hosts… Carla and Tim.

BockBock ,

Great looks at technology in the new distributed reality

Great insights into the way technology gets us to the #newnormal. Carla

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