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 60: AI and VR in the Pandemic – and Spying on Employees from Now On

Happy “Diamond” anniversary – 60 episodes!   Topic 1: Are we breaking artificial intelligence? In this era of “pandemic,” our behaviors are different from normal. That can be confusing for AI. In fact, it points out some of the weaknesses of AI…

Episode 59: Facial Recognition, Facebooks’s Supreme Court, and Sales After the Pandemic

Please check out our new “Killing IT Reading List” – at . Promo: Join us at the SMB Online Conference May 19-20. As a bonus, we’re doing a “Killing IT Live” session. Check it out at . Topic 1: The Next Evolution of Facial Recognition – good and…

Episode 58: Virtual Events, Economic Speculation, and Office Space after the Pandemic

Check out the “Killing IT Reading List” at . Topic 1: Virtual Events — what you want to see A different kind of discussion here. Would you rather rush out from quarantine to a channel-focused event, or maybe a sporting event, a social event, or…

Episode 57: Amazon CX, IT Communication, and Blockchain in the Grocery Store

Topic 1: CX Rules – Amazon makes it a little more difficult to buy – so you won’t be disappointed. Amazon has made several subtle changes in response to the current economic environment. Specifically, their delivery times and inventory are no longer…

Episode 56: A Community Rant, Plus Notes on Education and the Role of Robots

Topic 1: Community Rant – Helping your clients with finances. We cannot believe that there are “experts” recommending that you lower your rates, forgive debts, and be the financial support for your clients in the rough times ahead! Just because…

Episode 55: Our Channel Boost, Setting Prices, and Cities after the Pandemic

We start with a nerdy technology catch-up. Topic 1: The Channel Gets a Boost We all know that there’s been a spike in spending as the first response to the big stay-at-home orders. So most tech companies have seen a good influx of cash. We recommend…

Episode 54: 3D Printing To the Rescue; Selling Today; and Telemedicine

Intro chit-chat is all about baseball and getting back to “normal.” Topic 1: 3D Printing Comes to the Rescue We had earlier said that 3D printing was no longer interesting. Well, now it’s interesting again! Several groups have grown up around the use…

Episode 53: Corporate Winners; Uber vs. L.A.; and “Life After” Robotics

We’re staying positive in our home offices. But we’ve all got lots of online activity scheduled. Mentioned: Dave and Sharon’s how-to video on hosting a virtual party: and how to be a good guest at a virtual party: . Topic 1: Companies “doing it…

Episode 52: Women on the Web – and Life After Covid

We have a special guest this week – Marie Rourke, Channel Chief Chief Channel Strategist at WhiteFox Marketing Inc. So after our catch-up on what we’re doing under quarantine, we jump in. Topic One: Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Letter on the Role of…