The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.

We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.

This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.

We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.

We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.

We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All Episodes

Episode 72 – Micro-Management, Chinese Sanctions, and Trifurcation of the Web

Topic 1: Micro-Management 2020 How are managers doing in the world all-remote work? In particular, how are remote managers doing? We continue the discussion of whether we’ll really go back to the office when all this is over. One element to watch: Not…

Episode 71 – Big Tech Businesses and College Evaluations

Topic 1: The “Big Four” IT buisinesses grilled by Congress. Will there be any real aftermath to these hearings, or is this all just political showmanship? CEOs from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google were grilled by Congress. We discuss what this…

Episode 70 – VC Funding, Crypto Currency, and Splinternet

Topic 1: Tech VC funding down and moving sideways (not up) due to the pandemic. Funding for new ventures is being affected by the recession and the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. The change in money makes sense, but the response to social…

Episode 69 – EU Privacy, Twitter Hack, Ethical Explorer Pack, and the Future

Another fun show! Please give us your feedback. And share it if you love it! We start with a couple of major stories and finish with an eye on the future. Topic 1: EU says their privacy laws are not being enforced appropriately in the U.S. To make…

Episode 68 – AI Fights Covid on Mass Transit and Makes Deep Fakes Easier

Topic 1: AI – Take One: Fighting Covid on mass transit In Barcelona’s subway system, AI is helping regulate airflows to fight the spread of Covid. Of course, that has implications for other diseases and other mass transit. We discuss what this means…

Episode 67 – Regulations, Face-Changing Technology, and Social Media

Topic 1: Regulations are real in Louisiana. Now moving to a city and state near you. Also, check out the new page on Facebook: (MSP Regulation and Legislation). Topic 2:Face-changing technology . . . with a nod to what this means for facial…

Episode 66 – Limiting AI, Apples Buys an RMM, and more

Topic 1: Limit AI Research before it happens? Wired reports that an AI algorithm that “predicts” criminality based on a facial recognition is drawing ire. Meanwhile, some AI experts are calling to stop this line of research altogether. Topic 2:…

Episode 65 – Future Freelancing, MSP Benchmarks, and Future Agile

Our sponsor today is PC Matic – Thank you! More info at — — — Topic 1: Coming boom for freelancers? Part of the rhythm of the economy is that economic downturns result in new opportunities. This time, the question is, will this help independent IT…

Episode 64: Facial Recognition, the New Normal, and the 4-Day Work Week

Special Note: This week’s podcast is brought to you by our friends at Third Tier. For more information, visit . Topic 1: IBM and Amazon get out of facial recognition Major companies are backing away from developing and working with facial recognition…