Interested in the future of Internet technology? Join us each week as we talk about the latest news and trends in AI, blockchain, IoT, and cloud with founders and innovators building the next wave. We cover the rise of the fourth platform that will serve billions of connected people, apps, and devices in the age of IoT. Along the way, we interview leaders and executives at some of today’s top technology firms, who share their real-world experiences from the practitioner’s point of view. About our hosts: Dean Nelson is the founder of Infrastructure Masons and CEO of Virtual Power Systems. Previously, he was head of Uber Compute. Dean's an expert in IT and hyperscale infrastructure who's led over $10B in datacenter projects in 9 countries. James Thomason is the CTO of EDJX and President of Rave Media. He was formerly CTO of Cloud at Dell. He's a repeat Silicon Valley technology expert and entrepreneur with over $1B in career exits across 14 startups. Brad Kirby is the COO of EDJX and is a CPA with deep fintech experience gained through various roles over his 15 year career, split between Deloitte and Brookfield prior to EDJX.
Ep 54: Hrish Lotlikar, CEO of SuperWorld on the Metaverse, XR and NFTs
This week we have as our guest Hrish Lotlikar, the Co-founder & CEO of SuperWorld. Hrish has recently been named one of the 30 most influential people in the Metaverse, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Business Times, Entrepreneur.com and since recording, appeared on CNBC and was featured in The Economist.
SuperWorld's virtual real estate platform is mapped over the entire surface of the globe, allowing users to purchase —virtually—any place on Earth. From skyscrapers and stadiums to historical monuments and iconic structures including wonders of the natural world, everyone has a favorite place that they would love to own in this virtual world where each plot of land is a 100m x 100m rectangle which is about the size of a city block. Recently Barbados became the first sovereign nation to announce they will be building an embassy in the metaverse on SuperWorld.
Ep 53: News Roundup - Log4J, AWS Outage, China Data Swipes, Big Tech Threatens Internet, Data Center Acquisitions
This week we’re covering the latest news, from the biggest Zero Day vulnerability in history, to Dorsey’s departure from Twitter, to huge data center acquisitions, the AWS Outage, the Edge, and more...
Ep 52: News Roundup - Meta, Broadband, Bitcoin Tax, NSO, Google, Tencent, and more
Facebook vs Meta on face recognition and other intrusive tech. Biden's broadband plan. Bitcoin tax. NSO Group. Ransomware. Google gets into trading. Apple looking at Crypto.
Ep 51: Matt Johnson, CEO of QC Ware, on Quantum Computing
This week we have as our guest Matt Johnson, CEO and Co-founder of QC Ware. QC Ware focuses on Enterprise Software and Services for Quantum Computing with offices in Palo Alto and Paris, and soon, Tokyo. With one of the largest teams of quantum algorithm experts QC Ware strives to make quantum computing easily accessible by classically-trained data scientists and to offer performance speed-ups on near term hardware. Enterprise customers include Airbus, BMW Group, Goldman Sachs, Roche, and Total. Partners include AWS, D-Wave, IBM Quantum Computing, IonQ, Microsoft, and Rigetti.
Matt as CEO of QC Ware also started and hosts annually the industry conference for Quantum Computing, Q2B, which happens every December, and each year includes the top industry and academic speakers and companies, including theoretical computer scientist Scott Aarronson, based at UT Austin, and John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, who coined the term Quantum Supremacy.
Register here for the Q2B conference, happening in-person at the Santa Clara Convention Center December 7-9, 2021: https://q2b.qcware.com/
Matt is extremely impressive with a very diverse background - he was formerly a partner at Apollo Management based in London and prior to that a managing director at Credit Suisse. Matt holds a BS from the US Air Force Academy and an MBA from Wharton. He also completed a solo crossing of the English Channel and remains an avid swimmer.
Ep 50: Dave Perrill, CEO, Compute North - Colocation for Cryptocurrency Mining
This week our guest Dave Perrill, CEO and Co-founder of Compute North. A 25-year veteran of IT and InfoSec, Dave has been keenly immersed in the cryptocurrency mining industry and blockchain technology since its formative days.
He founded and subsequently sold two technology companies, including SecureConnect, an ISP which morphed into a Managed Security Provider, and was ultimately was acquired by Trustwave Holdings in 2012. He also served as CEO of Wand Corporation, a leading point-of-sale and Digital Menu board provider to the Quick Service Restaurant industry.
Dave has extensive experience in networking, data center engineering, scaling large IT systems, and security. He holds a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota. Dave has been a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2015 as part of the Twin Cities chapter in Minneapolis.
Ep 49: Kristen Buchanan, CEO of Edify
Our guest this week is Kristen Buchanan, the CEO and Founder of Edify, an AI platform that enables engineers to be high performing. Edify’s first product, Eddy, is slack-native solution that helps developers and product managers build technical onboarding plans for their new hires. She received $2M of seed funding in Dec. 2020 right before being accepted into the TechStars Seattle 2021 Cohort. Prior to founding Edify, she consulted for various large organizations implementing onboarding and learning plans for engineering and product teams including AWS Elemental, OpenSky Alibaba, Puppet.and many others.
High-quality coverage of edge computing and other emergent tech
As a non-technical listener, I only understand about 60 percent of the content and 15 percent of the implications, yet I still gain great value from the insights shared. This is a podcast with high production standards and while I feel A bit like I stowaway passenger, I am stoked for the Adventure.
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