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 85 – Firing Robots, Analyzing AI, and Implementing Smart Tech

Topic 1: Walmart fires inventory robots. Walmart fires inventory robots after five years. Goes back to humans. Plus, they learned a lesson about customer service (and customer experience). Related Link: Topic 2: Who am I to pick the algorithm? We’ve…

Episode 84 – AI Bias, Digital Collaboration, and the Failure of Contract Tracing

Topic 1: AI Correcting Bias . . . Previously, we talked about how biases of the humans who build artificial intelligence are working their way into the AI. Now we find that AI is being used to remove biases from scientific research. And there’s even…

Episode 83 – Fragmented Health Data, Right to Repair, and Dying Industries

Topic 1: Fragmented Health Data and Covid. With HIPAA and other privacy laws have complicated the sharing of healthcare data that might be useful in fighting the virus. We look at that as well as general observations about the industry. Related Link: …

Episode 82 – Universal Connectivity, Digital Transformation, and the Smart Office

After spending 49 minutes “warming up,” we hit the record button. This turned out to be a particularly timely episode. Topic 1: How close are we to universal connectivity? And what does that mean, actually? In addition to searching for parity between…

Episode 81 – Remote Report Card, Total Connectivity, and Tech Budgets

No awards this week . . . but we have a sponsor! —– Topic 1: Remote work versus distributed work We all “went remote” all of a sudden. Did we do it right? The fact that you can go remote does not mean that you maintained culture, and all the good…

Episode 80 – Changing RMM Tools, Building the Stack, and the OS Environment

Big Thank You to CrossBeam for including us on their list of top-12 pocasts! See the details at “The 12 Best Partnership and Business Development Podcasts (So Far)“ Topic 1: Microsoft gets into the RMM tool space. We explore the gap between the…

Episode 79 – Dark Web Arrests, Underwater Servers Update, and Microsoft RMM

Thanks to Sherweb for sponsoring this episode! (Details below.) Topic 1: 179 Arrested in Massive Global Dark Web Takedown “Operation Disruptor” is an unprecedented international law enforcement effort, stemming from last year’s seizure of a popular…

Episode 78 – Disrupting higher ed, expanding broadband, and Section 230 revisited

Topic 1: Google disrupting Higher Ed. Should be jump on this boat? Education is overdue for disruption, but is this the right approach? And what’s up with CompTIA? Where we move away from 4-year degree and toward certifications, it rubs up against…

Episode 77 – Smart Devices in Court Evidence and Bitcoin Electricity Usage

Topic 1: Are all your smart devices going to be used in evidence against you? Follow up on the topic of having an AI app get you out of a ticket. Between your cloud-stored camera footage and device recordings, police might be able to be used to defend…