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.

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All Episodes

Episode 190: Stripe Layoffs, Twitter Melt down, & the Crypto Meltdown

Topic 1: Lessons from the Stripe Layoffs – for tech ITs, vendors, and everyone. Stripe layed off 14% of their workforce, and were very open about the reasons. We all make mistakes in periods of rapid growth and rapid decline. This stuff is hard! …

Episode 189: U.S. drop in productivity, Cloud Computing to grow, US Banks spend $1 Bill on Ransomware

Topic 1: U.S. workers have gotten way less productive.  No one is sure why. So we get to make up reasons!  Can this be attributed to the Quiet Quitting Phenomon? Maybe. But maybe not. (Again, we get to come up with our own theories today.)…

Episode 188: Japan pushes for digitization, Drone swarms, & Australia increase penalties for data breaches

Topic 1: Japan pushes for digitization  Japan has stepped up its push to catch up on digitization by telling a reluctant public they have to sign up for digital IDs or possibly lose access to their public health insurance.  As the naming…

Episode 187 – Cloud Marketplace, AI to Diagnose Illnesses, Internet Speed Disparity

Topic 1: Marketplaces — McBain is big on them, but how well do they scale down? AWS Marketplace makes it so you find everything you need in one spot. As a seller, the appeal is apprent. As a vendor, especially a small to medium business, the playing…

Episode 186 – Juicy tech states, Metaverse’s standing, and THOR’s Day

Topic 1: Some juicy stats… The U.S. tech market accounts for 35% of the total world market. The U.S. tech industry is expected to grow by 6.7% in 2022. The U.S. tech industry employs roughly 12.2 million workers as of 2020. Check out these stats…

Episode 185: Dodging an Existential Bullet, Google Shuts Down Stadia, & Ambient Intelligence

Topic 1: The Open Internet as We Know It Dodged an Existential Bullet Last Week In an election for the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), members chose Doreen Bogdan-Martin from the United States – the…

Episode 184: Public cameras and Privacy Concerns, Machine Translation, and Darth Vader!

Topic 1: Public Cameras, Social Media, Art, and Privacy concerns Great article on how to use publicly-available surveillance systems and open source facial recognition to mash up Instagram selfies with Earthcam video.  Artist shows all the…

Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service,

Topic 1: NANC and KRUZ ETFs – Outperforming the Market  Now you too can get away with insider trading. These new Exchange Traded Funds track the performance of members of Congress.  Topic 2: US Military on social media to engage in…

Episode 182: “Good” hack for SolarWinds, “Bad” security for Twitter, and “Sock Puppet” phishing

Topic 1: Could it actually be possible that the SolarWinds hack was “good” for their business? No one would argue that being the victim of “the largest and most damaging security breach in US history” is a good thing. But as a result of the…