IT Conversations

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  • Doug Kaye - All's Well That Ends Well MP3

    When Doug Kaye created IT Conversations in 2003, most people didn't know what a podcast was and why they should care. Yet the idea spread and today, all kinds of people and organizations regularly release content to people throughout the world. Doug joins Phil Windley to bid farewell to the Conversations Network. They discuss the background of why Doug chose to be a podcast pioneer and how the network helped revo...

    04.12.2012

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    04.12.2012

  • Patrick Lightbody - Wisdom of the Crowd: Gathering Insights from Real User Monitoring MP3

    Web developers will need an ample supply of RUM to ensure their applications are performing to users' satisfaction. Patrick Lightbody, Director, Product Development, Neustar Web Performance, advises developers that beyond nav timings the core things users care about are performance, availability, and functionality. In this talk Patrick describes the tools developers can use to evaluate critical web metrics, and h...

    30.11.2012

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    30.11.2012

  • Dr. Peter G. Hartwell - CeNSE, How The Sensor Revolution Will Form The Next Layer On The Internet MP3

    Dr Peter Hartwell discusses Hewlett-Packard's project to form a new information ecosystem called the Central Nervous System for the Earth, or CeNSE. The system will include a planetary system of a trillion nano-scale sensors and actuators embedded in the environment and connected via an array of wireless networks with computing systems, software and services to exchange real-time information among analysis engine...

    29.11.2012

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    29.11.2012

  • Larry Downes - The Future of Communications Regulation MP3

    Consultant Larry Downes discusses why the old utility regulatory model has not kept up with the new communications system, with its greater speeds and capacities. In this talk from the 2011 Emerging Communications Conference, he argues that the communications industry cannot succeed if it is forced to deal with slower legal processes.

    20.11.2012

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    20.11.2012

  • Jon Jenkins - Velocity Culture MP3

    "Since the 10th of November 2010, Amazon has not used a single physical web server. Everything is hosted on EC2 hosts," announces a proud Jon Jenkins, the Director of Platform Analysis at Amazon. Until now, the Velocity conference has laid the focus of their spotlight on Web velocity, i.e. Web performance. Jenkins moves the spotlight in the direction of "Web operations." He argues that optimizatio...

    19.11.2012

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    19.11.2012

  • Jofish Kaye - New Technologies to Help Families Love MP3

    Nokia Research teams up with Sesame Street to improve communications for dispersed families. "Would you like to be able to read Sesame Street books with your child when you are far away from home? Or have your child's grandparents or other loved ones read with your child from afar? The furry friends from Sesame Street have teamed up with Nokia Research Center to help children connect with their long distance...

    16.11.2012

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    16.11.2012

  • Alan Duric - Advances in Real Time communications as Kernel for Nobler Social Networks MP3

    The ideal social network of the future, for Alan Duric, co-founder of Telio, will be one that leverages real-time communication, provides data privacy and is based on a peer-to-peer governance system. Today's social networks, while evolving at a rapid rate, are still a far cry from this ideal, says Alan. After founding and selling two successful starts up to Skype and Google, Alan's new vehicle Telio is about...

    14.11.2012

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    14.11.2012

  • Artur Bergman - Artur on SSD's MP3

    Solid-state drives or SSD's are much better than electromechanical drives such as the Hard Disk Drive or HDD. Low boot-up time, no audible clicks or spinning noise, low access time, less power consumption, no vibration -- these are only some of the advantages that SSD's offer. Hacker and technologist Artur Bergman tells us about them. Artur is the VP of Engineering and Operations and Wikia. Warning: This talk...

    09.11.2012

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    09.11.2012

  • Jeremie Miller - Data Is Not Primary MP3

    In the last decade, social media has changed the way we live our lives. We have all become high producers and consumers of social data. The data we generate is not just data, though. It tells our story. It is biographical. However, access to social data so far has been governed by APIs, and any API with a terms-of-service is restrictive. What if we could provide you a one-stop shop, an unrestricted, seamless, single ...

    06.11.2012

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    06.11.2012

  • Mike McCue - When to Ignore the Data MP3

    Mike McCue, a serial web entrepreneur, compares his latest venture, Flipboard, to the 1957 Jaguar XKSS. Flipboard, a "social magazine" for the tablet, brings the best of print production values and sprinkles in social aspects in a web interface that is out to make a new premium web category. Mike describes his perspective, with online examples, of how art fits into his business model.

    22.10.2012

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    22.10.2012

  • Brad Rencher - How Digital Drives Impact MP3

    Our digital world with its huge amounts of data is evolving rapidly and often times in an uncharted manner. Brad Rencher of Adobe Systems says we need to know how to measure the impact of digital activities. He suggests we look at the problem from three directions: socially, through the use of mobile devices, and with data analytics. He offers case studies of successful and failed approaches to help businesses develo...

    15.10.2012

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    15.10.2012

  • Susan Wojcicki - Getting Visual with Google Analytics MP3

    You want to know what's actually happening on your website? Google Analytics is a powerful tool that enables the following of website traffic. Susan Wojcicki, a senior vice president at Google, presents different features of Google Analytics, including innovations like dynamic diagrams, possibility of sorting data by many different criteria, custom variables, premium version for businesses that want SLA or mor...

    10.10.2012

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    10.10.2012

  • Alois Reitbauer - What It Means To Deliver Exceptional Performance MP3

    One of the many concerns a web site operator has is how well a site performs. It's a relative but important issue and one over which the site operator only has partial control. Exceptional performance is possible but can also be lost. Site performance requires constant monitoring. Alois Reitbauer from dynaTrace discusses what should be monitored and how to do it.

    09.10.2012

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    09.10.2012

  • Geoff Nurnberg - Ascent of the A-Word MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn talks with linguist and author, Geoff Nurnberg about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, where he dives into the history of a term with origins dating back to World War II.

    06.10.2012

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    06.10.2012

  • Randall Carpenter - Diagnostics and Therapy for Autism MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn talks about new diagnostics and therapy for autism with Seaside Therapeutics CEO, Randall Carpenter.

    06.10.2012

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    06.10.2012

  • Michael Dell - Dell's Change from Products to Services MP3

    Michael Dell discusses with John Battelle the development, goals, challenges and Dell's place within the IT industry. He founded Dell, Inc., and directed the company for over twenty-seven years to its present $60 billion value and 120 thousand employee size. He is an industry expert and offers insider views here about the state and direction of this major industrial segment as it impacts the way we live and inter...

    05.10.2012

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    05.10.2012

  • Brian Doll - The Future of Application Performance Management MP3

    Today's enterprises demand a comprehensive application performance management tool that keeps pace with the speed and complexity of the applications that it monitors. Brian Doll, Director, Technical Marketing at New Relic introduces the company's end-to-end application performance management tool.

    02.10.2012

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    02.10.2012

  • Soren Kaplan - The Power of Surprise MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn discusses how the power of surprise is breaking down barriers in business with Soren Kaplan, the author of Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs.

    29.09.2012

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    29.09.2012

  • Gary Rabin - Non-destructive Stem Cell Treatment MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn learns about a new treatment for macular degeneration using stem cells from Advanced Cell Technology CEO, Gary Rabin.

    29.09.2012

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    29.09.2012

  • Artur Bergman - Full Stack Awareness MP3

    Artur Bergman, CEO of Fastly, tells everyone what he really thinks about ops software offerings and their marketing. Given the state of things, it's important for any ops manager to be a generalist, and be ready to delve into understanding the nuances of distributed systems to fix underlying problems that cause delays and loss of traffic. Months after this talk, Bergman made tools available on GitHub, beginning t...

    28.09.2012

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    28.09.2012

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