Let's Talk Shop

Let's Talk Shop

Coming to you from the Windy City, and hosted by Elias Khnaser! Welcome to Lets Talk Shop! A Podcast about all things cloud and enterprise tech. Listen to insights and guest interviews with IT thought leaders and professionals.

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December 7, 2022 34 min

Let's Talk Shop directly from AWS Re:Invent 2022. My guests to help me comment and recap the show are Maribel Lopez, Mo Hasan and Sanjeev Mohan. Re:Invent is always a great time to connect with friends and colleagues and this year was my first year back in Vegas and the show was amazing. 

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The major hyperscale cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) all reported Q322 earnings and although they posted good earnings, it feels like they slowed down in Q3. Two former Gartner analysts give their opinions. Kyle and I also discussed the state of the public cloud, we kind of disagreed on cloud-first, We discussed Multicloud and the edge. An insights packed can't miss episode of the podcast!

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This week we host Crosstalk Solutions' Chris Sherwood. We talked about VoIP, Networking, Ubiquity, FreePBX and everything in between. The conversation with Chris is always fun. Great episode! 
 
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This episode's guest is none other than Dave Brown, AWS' EC2 VP. We discussed custom silicon and AWS Graviton, we talked hybrid cloud and outposts and so much more. We even talked Metaverse and NFTs. Great content, great company, great episode!

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It is amazing the insights you can gather from analyzing interconnection traffic. In this episode of Let's Talk Shop, we met up with Equinix's VP of Digital Transformation and Segment Marketing Steve Madden. We discussed the latest publication of the Global Interconnection Index 2022 and the key highlights and insights that were published. We also discussed the state of digital transformation and what digital leaders are do...

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In this episode, we host Munich RE and Google Cloud to discuss cyber risk insurance. this episode is packed with questions around underwriting, around how claims are handled and paid and what if it reaches the legal system. We asked Google Cloud about why they developed their risk manager tool and worked with these insurance companies including what's next for Google Cloud and cyber risk insurance. A great episode on cyber risk...

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An exciting episode with a fellow analyst and researcher. Maribel is the "queen" of the edge! a can't miss episode. We discussed all things edge computing and even had some fun with the Metaverse. From theoretical to practical applications of the edge, this episode is packed with insights and real world information. 

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In this episode, we host Jack Henry's Chief Information Officer Rob Zelinka and we discuss a variety of topics from digital transformation and ecosystems to Multicloud and talent acquisition. What are they focusing on in 2022 and beyond and how has the post COVID recovery been. This is an amazing episode with one of the industry's best executives.  

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Today's episode of Let's Talk Shop has been a long time coming. In a technology-driven world, security is woven into the fabric of society. It's time to talk security and who better to do it with than with NetSkope's field CTO and former Gartner colleague and security analyst Steve Riley. We talked cloud security, edge security, we talk about ESG and the potential threats from hacktivists (that was a really really i...

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August 24, 2022 10 min

Many of you have texted, IM and emailed me asking if I regret leaving Gartner. Am I part of the "great regret". I figured I would give you an update after one year of leaving Gartner. Do I regret leaving? what am I working on? what do I have planned for the rest of 2022 and 2023. 

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On this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, my guest is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Cloud for Industry and Global Expansion Team, Corey Sanders. The conversation with Corey is always, always interesting and since all the hype today is about the hyperscalers pivoting towards industry solutions, Corey gave us a sneak peak of what Microsoft is doing in this space.  

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The conversation with Ruben is always interesting and educational. Ruben is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things End User Computing. We discussed the state of EUC touching on VDI, DaaS and a lot more. We even brought up the VDI Smackdowns!  

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Help bring clean and safe water to every person on the planet. Have you ever considered the importance and impact of clean water on a community, on a society, on our entire way of life? Think about it for a second. Charity Water is one of those nonprofit organizations that I am passionate about, that has touched my heart in every way and that is one of the most noble causes I have ever come across. Imagine my surprise when I learne...

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In the midst of the “Great Resignation”, employees are leaving their jobs in droves and organizations are struggling to find ways to upskill existing employees and attract new talent. On this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I host Pluralsight’s GM of Skills Gary Eimerman. Gary shares with us what’s new at Pluralsight and what tools organizations have at their disposal to upskill their IT Professionals. Gary also shares with us what Plu...

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A fellow Pluralsight author, the conversation with Richard is informative and fun. We delved into topics ranging from Distributed Cloud where talked about Google Anthos, AWS Outposts and Azure Stack. We discussed Multicloud and its practical use cases. We talked Edge and we had some fun with NFTs. 

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The conversation with Ian Andrews of Chainalysis was super fun and interesting. We discussed President Biden's executive order on crypto and what that means. We talked Web 3.0, NFTs and their practical use case. We talked Metaverse and we talked cryptography. a fantastic episode! don't miss it.

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March 29, 2022 35 min

Is Gartner Pay-To-Play? it is a topic I have been confronted with ever since I left Gartner in the summer of 2021. Can vendors really influence and buy their way up and to the right? Are Gartner analysts biased and how do you influence them to be more friendly towards your organization and product or service? if you are curious then this episode is for you. Whistleblower tells all. All the tricks, secrets and never before made publ...

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On this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, our guest is Red Hat’s Alessandro Perilli. A deep thinker, a contrarian thinker! Alessandro naturally likes to challenge the status quo, think differently, bring out the best ideas. We talked about the next phase of intelligent automation, “intent”. We talked about Multicloud and edge. A fantastic episode filled with valuable information. This episode is a cant miss!

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In this first episode of Let's Talk Shop, we catch up with VMware's Chef Research and Innovation Officer Chris Wolf. We reminisce a little about the Gartner days, we talk about his new role and what he is working on and most importantly, the innovation we can expect from VMware. Chris is always an absolute pleasure to chat with. This is a can't miss episode. 

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