Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters, from Big Valley Marketing, features conversations with the top influencers in B2B Technology. From Fortt Knox to Audible, the (mostly) journalists we interview on this podcast have been there for all of it – and they have thoughts on where things are going. Whether you're interested in humans, chips, cybercrime, or long-necked lutes ... welcome to Pressing Matters, presented by Big Valley Marketing.

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March 21, 2024 47 mins

Here’s something a bit random. We’re only midway through our second season on the podcast, and - Ryan Chacon, this episode’s guest - is the second person we’ve had who served as his college soccer team’s captain.

Remember the first? I’ll tell you in a moment.

In the meantime, give it up for the teamwork one learns on the soccer fields, which Ryan said has helped him in his work as co-creator and CMO of IOT for A...

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Monica Alleven has been covering the wireless industry since 1995 - a time when the notion of wireless was so limited, almost everyone was still using a landline to connect to the Internet, very few people had a cell phone and no one - of course - had a smartphone, since those were 12 years in the future.

Almost 30 years since she started, Monica is still at it - and incredibly successful, having helmed two of the biggest...

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January 16, 2024 45 mins

Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, where he covers digital security and privacy, freedom of information and the finer points of hacker culture. His latest novel, Tracers In the Dark, is a non-fiction true-crime thriller set in the shadowy realms of cryptocurrency.

On today's pod, he joins Dave to share notes from his journey to the present and the forks in the road that led him to his particular corner of t...

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Lori Ann LaRocco hears more than most. As the Senior Editor of Guests at CNBC, she sets up interviews that make news, move markets and forecast the future. When she's not helping to break the news or coordinate on-location productions, she's an author.

Her work includes "Trade War Containers Don't Lie: Navigating the Bluster" and "Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of the Postwar Shippin...

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November 14, 2023 43 mins

Alex Konrad is a senior editor at Forbes, covering venture capital and startups. He edits the Midas List and Under 30 for VC. He's interviewed some of the world's most consequential business leaders and innovators. This time, though, he sits across the (virtual) table and answers some questions himself.

As you might surmise, the future is in play in this conversat...

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October 24, 2023 46 mins

Evan Kirstel is a true B2B and technology influencer with more than 300K social media followers. A prolific content creator, he boasts a network including a who's who of technology leaders, visionaries and pundits.

Hear from the man himself on how he got started in technology, his feelings on the state of the industry and the technology he's keeping tabs on (ahem, AI, of course).

Welcome to Season 2 of ...

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September 19, 2023 41 mins

Throughout season one of Pressing Matters, we've asked the world’s foremost B2B technology media and influencers one question.

Are you optimistic about the future of journalism?

Indeed, we believe there is much cause for optimism (as did many of our guests). New technology has raised new voices and revealed new avenues of expression. Yet we also see much cause for concern (as did some of our guests). AI is s...

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Sue Marek is a 25-year veteran of the telecom and technology industries, where she's covered many seismic evolutions in wireless technology and personal computing. Based in Colorado, the former "Cable Capital of the World," Sue has seen mobile devices go from curious luxury to everyday tools. 

In this episode, she joins Dave to talk about that experience and her opinions on new horizons, such as what it wil...

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July 18, 2023 40 mins

Lucinda Shen has been around the world and back (several times), and we are flattered to have her on the 11th episode of Pressing Matters to tell us about it! Lucinda covers financial technology (fintech) for Axios.

In this interview, she shares her thoughts on crypto, its leaders and–as always–thoughts on the future of journalism. Will it replace us all? Thanks for listening!
 
Who is Big Valley?
We're a...

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It is an interesting time to be a technology editor, and our guest this week brought all kinds of interesting topics with him! Harry McCracken, Global Technology Editor at Fast Company, joins Dave to talk about covering life-altering technology as it comes of age, coding games on a TRS-80, and bidding adieu to computing magazines.

Join us!

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Cory Johnson, CEO of the Business Podcast Network, joined Dave on the podcast to talk about SLAM 🏀 Magazine, surprising Carmelo Anthony, the stories we tell and where we choose to tell them, a past (and potential future) in music ... so much ground was covered. We are excited to bring it to you!

Who is Big Valley? We're a communications firm focused on B2B technology, with a team of experts specializing in brand posi...

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Dark Reading Editor in Chief Kelly Jackson Higgins graciously accepted our invitation, even as momentum for RSA 2023 gathered steam. Kelly and Dave covered a lot of ground in the episode, moving effortlessly from the dominance of U.S. Women's Soccer to the wild (and wide) world of Cybersecurity, then back to ... Dave Matthews?

This is a deep and fascinating conversation. We're thrilled to bring it to you.

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March 14, 2023 54 mins

In this episode, Agam chats with Dave about his path to a career in journalism, being user #57 on the early Indian internet, brushes with Vince MacMahon, traveling the world, and much more. He was also gracious enough to share his experience with epilepsy.

This was simply a lovely conversation, and we're excited to share it with you.

Who is Big Valley? We're a communications firm focused on B2B technolo...

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February 10, 2023 52 mins

We've got the inimitable Don Clark on Pressing Matters for episode 6!  For the past 40 years, Don has covered the highs and lows of technology, interviewing its leading players and charting the progress of companies like Apple from youthful hubris to halftime sponsorship.

In this episode, Don shares his experience over the years, from getting into journalism at the dawn of investigative reporting to the current state...

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In the fifth episode of Pressing Matters, a series of conversations with the top media + influencers in B2B technology, Dave Reddy continues his conversation with Tiernan Ray, writer for ZDNet, publisher of The Technology Letter, and more!

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In the fourth episode of Pressing Matters, a series of conversations with the top media + influencers in B2B technology, Dave Reddy continues his conversation with CNET Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo.

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Have an idea for Pressing Matters? Email pressingmatters@bigvalley.co

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In the third episode of Pressing Matters, a series of conversations with the top media + influencers in B2B technology, Dave Reddy interviews CNET Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo.

Interested in more Big Valley? Check us out at www.BigValley.co

Have an idea for Pressing Matters? Email pressingmatters@bigvalley.co

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In the second episode of Pressing Matters, a series of conversations with the top media + influencers in B2B technology, Dave Reddy interviews Fortune Editor-at-Large & Editorial Director, Live Media, Michal Lev-Ram.

Interested in more Big Valley? Check us out at www.BigValley.co

Have an idea for Pressing Matters? Email pressingmatters@bigvalley.co

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  • Find her on Twitter at @mlevram
  • Michal&ap...
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September 7, 2022 38 mins

In the very first episode of Pressing Matters, a series of conversations with the top media + influencers in B2B technology, brought to you by Big Valley Marketing, Dave Reddy interviews CNBC's Jon Fortt, one of the hardest working men in tech journalism.
 
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