TNT - Technology and Things

TNT - Technology and Things

A podcast hosted by technology leaders who spent years working in IT for a Fortune 500 Company and we are passionate about leadership, technology, and the community. We talk to non-profits, startups, to thought leaders, or anyone else that has an interesting or compelling story. We will be looking to see how people are utilizing (or not utilizing) technology, what problems they are solving, the challenges and pitfalls of managing technology, and try to have some fun along the way! Hosted by Paul Ferraro, IT exec and technology advisor and Jeff Krueger a fellow technology enthusiast.

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August 10, 2021 31 min

Todd Moore joins the podcast with guest host John Caruthers!  Todd is the Senior VP of Encryption Products for Thales and we discuss hot topics from the  #ThalesDataThreatReport, the recent executive order, and several cyber attacks. Tune in!

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In this episode, join Paul and our guest host, Matt Stamper, CISO and Executive Adviser for EVOTEK. They sit down with Steve Riley, Field Chief Technology Officer for Netskope. 

Steve discusses a range of topics from his passion for music, his skill with brass instruments including the mellophone, finding his place throughout the technology industry and his ability to come up with witty and short terms that will help describe the wo...

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A new TNT episode featuring Cesar Garcia, the Business Development Manager for EVOTEK. Cesar shares the surreal story behind his Carnegie Hero Medal at the age of 24!

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Paul and Jeff sit down with long time friend and author, Jason M. Hough, for a fascinating discussion about his process for writing, how he got into it, the new book, and more!

Jason M. Hough (pronounced 'Huff') is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle and the near-future spy thriller Zero World, which Publisher's Weekly said is "a thrilling action rampage that confirms Hough as an important ...

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Paul and guest host Chris Forbes sit down with Jose Dominguez, CISO for TD Ameritrade!

We discuss his career, how he got into the role, and a variety of security topics top of mind for security leaders.

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As we close out the month of March and Women’s History Month, please welcome our guest, Teresa Annibale, Regional Vice President for EVOTEK.  

Listen as we explore a variety of topics from growing up in Canada to the challenges she has faced along the way and to her being an empowering voice for women in the technology industry. 


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Paul and Jeff sit down with Ken Grohe, President and CRO for WEKA.  

Ken has had a long career in the storage industry with over 25 years with EMC, several startup's, and now with WEKA.

Ken has a huge following on LinkedIn; we discuss how he got started with his 1 minute #lunchtimefriday and why he does it!

We discuss the Mount Rushmore of Storage Visionaries, what's new with WEKA, and how they are competing in the market.

For ...

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Evan is a long time friend of our show!  We check in with him again to see what he is thinking about and working on.   He gives us his take on IBM, Redhat, CentOS changes coming, and more!   

Hope you enjoy this fun and quick episode....oh, and also its in our new studio. 

Evan has a Masters degree in Telecommunications from The George Washington University, a wealth of experience supporting large enterprise customers, and is genuine...

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Paul and guest host John Caruthers talk with Neil Daswani and Moudy Elbayadi to discuss their new book, "Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone"!

In an engaging and exciting fashion, Big Breaches covers some of the largest security breaches plus technical topics behind them such as phishing, malware, third-party compromises, software vulnerabilities, unencrypted data, and more. Cybersecurity affects daily life for ...

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Mark Campbell, EVOTEK Labs CIO and Paul Ferraro sit down with Saqib Awan, Partner at Lightspeed Ventures to discuss the state of Enterprise IT!

Here are a few of the questions/topics we discussed.

  • Was your time at the newspaper foundational to your career overall?
  • How important is the culture of the companies you invest in and how do you effectively review it? 
  • You spend a lot of time mentoring and helping entrepreneurs, CIOs, and sale...
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    Amir and Paul sit down with Emilio Escobar and discuss a variety of topics!   Here are a few of the highlights:

  • How can you motivate and build an inclusive environment with your partners and suppliers?  what benefits might you see out of this kind of partnership?
  • Emilio's leadership style, his experience, and his path to becoming a CISO.
  • What's it like to join a company as a new leader?  What are some tips and tricks to succes...
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    Amir Fouladgar returns as guest host for this episode with ResMed Chief Information Security Officer, Todd Friedman.

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    First off, Scott was a fantastic guest!! He brings a lot of experience to the table and has very thoughtful approach when it comes to moving IT forward with technology.

    Here are a few of the topics we hit on:

    Simplified and Next Gen Data Center Architecture
    Automation & Network Security
    Financial Benefits Private vs Public & Cloud Journey
    Customer Examples / Thoughts from the Field

    We also talk about some of the organizational ch...

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    November 18, 2020 62 min

    Join us for this walk down memory lane with old friend Nick Mehta!  Also he happens to be CEO of Gainsight, a customer success company.    

    Tune in today!

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    How does a tri-athlete and a former collegiate swimmer think about building high performing teams?  Jesse Ameli has had a successful 20+ year career with Cisco so tune in to hear on how you can take your career to the next level!  We also discuss what he is seeing with clients from a number of different verticals and how they are approaching technology decisions.   And look out for the unique or different on what Cisco is doing...

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    Paul, Jeff, and David sit down with Chandra Sekar and Ashish Shah of VMware (formerly AVI Networks).

    We discuss some of the highlights from the global VMworld event plus much more!

  • AVI Networks, VMware coming together in 2019...why was this significant, what does it mean for customers, etc.
  • Considerations for modernizing application delivery
  • Best practices in choosing multi-cloud load balancing and WAF solutions
  • How to eliminate finger-...
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    Paul, Jeff, and special technical guest Richard Sower (he leads EVOTEK's cybersecurity pre-sales & architecture team) spend a few minutes with Charles Ross, Chief Customer Officer for Tanium.

    What does a Chief Customer Officer do anyways?      You'll also learn about the culture and hiring practices at Tanium and we get into why Tanium has been successful in the market.

    Plus.....How are customers are changing their securi...

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    Paul is joined by guest hosts Matt Stamper and David Kotlerewsky as we discuss the future of cyber security with the SVP and CISO of Palo Alto Networks, Niall Browne.  

    Learn how PAN has evolved their SOC, how they retain talent, and what you can be doing to level up your security organization.   This is also a great podcast for those interested in learning more about the challenges in the cyber security field and how top security o...

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    September 22, 2020 52 min

    Paul and Jeff return to the studio for this in depth discussion on automation with Dan Shays of Red Hat.   Learn the benefits of Ansible, how you can get started, and so much more!

    Dan Shays is a Solutions Architect for Red Hat.

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    Join EVOTEK's Network & Wireless Practice Lead, Shaun Neal and TNT Host Paul Ferraro for an inside look at Aruba Networks with Founder, Keerti Melkote!   

    Learn how starting out as a network engineer has been foundational to a thriving billion dollar business, what "Customer First, Customer Last" is all about, and can you really find peace working in IT?

    Keerti Melkote is the President and Founder, Aruba, a Hewlett Pa...

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