That Tech Pod

That Tech Pod

Welcome to That Tech Pod, a podcast co-hosted by Laura Milstein, Gabi Schulte and Kevin Albert. Each Tuesday, That Tech Pod will feature in depth discussions about data privacy, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, and tech innovations with heavy hitters in the industry. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Visit thattechpod.com for more information.

Episodes

April 23, 2024 31 mins

Today Kevin and Laura speak with John Conafay about space technology. We talk about John's origin story and a desire to stop human trafficking. We also share eclipse stories and why space matters to normal people (GPS, & Tinder?) and if they can really view a license plate from space. We also talk about John's company, Integrate, and its mission, why space junk matters, the Kessler effect, the movies The Mist and I.S....

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In this bonus pod, Kevin and Laura talk about FOIAs. You get to hear a few excerpts from the panel session Kevin moderated at the Digital Government Institute's eDiscovery, Records and Information Management Conference. Kevin was joined on stage with Michael Sarich of the VA and Michael Heise from EEOC.

As the volume of digital information continues to grow, the scope of electronic records management has expanded expo...

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Today Kevin and Laura talk with Alex Levin about overcoming spam, unsolicited messages and the future of customer outreach. We talk about the history of spam, the communication marketing arms race, the definition of unsolicited messages and consent. We also learn about the ROI of the various types of outreach, gorilla marketing, if people actually answer calls anymore, the difference between rented and owned channels, how AI comes ...

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Today Laura and Kevin speak with privacy expert Alan Chapell about digital media and privacy. We talk about the FBI and CIA tracking our phones, how we have become numb to personal surveillance, the Chappell Report, credit at the expense of privacy, why we can't delete Facebook even though we all know we should, Alan's musical talent, stopping by a jazz party in Florida, figuring our how the Spotify algorithm works, if Ti...

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Today Laura and Gabi are joined by Fisayo Oluwadiya to talk about Resactly, which is an AI powered personalized food recommendation service. We hear about Fisayo's origin story, building AI models with Vertex AI, the different stages of AI algorithms, her plans for the future (continue on for world domination or sell?), Chef Kwame Onwuachi and Dogon in DC and much more!

Fisayo Oluwadiya is a full-stack, results-orien...

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Today Kevin and Laura talk with John Tredennick, the founder and CEO of Merlin Search Technologies. We talk about why John is not chilling on a catamaran in the South Pacific somewhere after the sale of Catalyst, how Merlin's approach to generative AI differs from others in the industry, the advantages that GenAI brings to eDiscovery and why they are not in the “wait and see” mode like many other big Legaltech software provide...

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March 19, 2024 34 mins

Today Kevin and Laura talk with Artem Koren, the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Sembly AI. We chat about product management, consulting, AI, keeping chatbots on track (unlike Meta and X's chatbots), dealing with obscure languages, laundry mishaps and more!

Sembly records, transcribes and generates smart meeting summaries with meeting minutes. It works with Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.

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Today Laura and Kevin speak with Umaimah Khan, the CEO of Opal Security. We talk about Umaimah's journey from home schooler to CEO, leaving the tin foil hat tribe, not being able to shadow run life, working for the DoD and health startups and how that impacted the genesis of Opal, spreadsheets of DOOM, carcinization, IAM being a productivity issue, Stripe, Okta, the Okta breach, access sprawl reduction, GitHub as a compliance ...

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Today Kevin and Laura chat with Joe Gross about the cross over of sales and tech. We discuss the role of a tech therapist, a sales engineer, the power of a 10 minute demo, the difference between "pizza tech" and "people tech" people, convenient truths versus outright lies, the first 5 people you should hire and so much more! 

Joe Gross is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Graylog. Joe is a proble...

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Today Laura and Kevin talk to Colin Gounden the CEO and co-founder of VIA about privacy and energy. We discuss why data privacy matters in energy, if the average person really cares about privacy, compensating renters for sharing in energy conservation, how EV owners think about privacy,  which countries are the most (and least) advanced in data privacy, the 2014 class action lawsuit against Honda, Toyota, VW and GM about data coll...

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Today Laura and Kevin are joined by Philippe Humeau to chat about crowdsourcing cyber security. They discuss the pros and cons of opensource software for cyber security, the consensus algorithm, Captain America Syndrome, the true scale of Cyber Crime, whether being hacked boils down to a budget problem, renting alpacas, hugging alpacas, alpaca clothing and then even debate what foreign language Laura needs to learn in 2024!

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For a special in-person recording, today Laura and Kevin sit down with Raj Chandrasekar, the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Consilio. We talk all things AI including Consilio's Complete AI Suite, retrieval-augmented generation (RAG), if hallucinations will slow eDiscovery's adoption of GenAI and whether its a good idea to use ChatGPT to write your love poems. You don't want to miss this pod!

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Today Laura and Kevin are joined by Booz Allen Hamilton's CTO Susan Penfield and Credo AI's CEO Navrina Singh to talk about responsible AI. We chat about their partnership, the origins of AI, who the early and late adaptors of AI are, the differences between public and private models and so, so much more! You don't want to miss this amazing conversation.

Susan Penfield is Booz Allen’s chief technology office...

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Today Laura and Kevin are discussing Legal Week 2024 on this special bonus episode of That Tech Pod! From new and emerging trends to the latest developments in legal technology, they'll give you an inside look at everything that's happening on the conference floor, at the sessions, at the events surrounding the conference and so much more! 

We discuss the companies, the people, and the swag that make Legalweek such an exci...

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Today Laura and Kevin are live at Legalweek 2024 and met up with Amy Hilbert and Amit Dungarani of Casepoint. We discuss all things Legalweek, Legalweek's relevance in 2024, whether this conference is better in March instead of January, what makes Casepoint different, why Casepoint decided to focus on government when everyone else was shifting towards corporations, Casepoint FOIA and Casepoint Legal Hold, GenAI and what's...

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Today Kevin and Laura speak with Tim Hwang about what it means to be an entrepreneur, the difficulty for medical professions to get financing, doctors as businesses, whether we should switch to a fee for service model, why vets make way less than other medical professionals and whether it makes sense to become a corrupt doctor.

Tim Hwang is a highly regarded entrepreneur known for his groundbreaking work in the fintech an...

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Today on the pod we find out if Gabi is GONE!

Plus Gabi, Laura and Kevin share our updates and upcoming Legalweek announcements.

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Today Laura and Kevin chat with Jodie Zerega. Jodie is a highly experienced legal recruiter and founder of Zerega Consulting, a recruiting firm that specializes in placing attorneys in law firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations. With the recent launch of the Attorney Jobs app, Jodie can also share a unique perspective on how technology is shaping the legal job market and offer advice on how attorneys can use technology t...

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Today Kevin and Laura talk with Fergus Hurley. Fergus is the is the co-founder of Google’s AI-powered compliance intelligence platform, Checks. We chat about Google's new AI platform, Gemini. We learn what multimodal AI is and how this is different from Bard and OpenAI. We discuss using Gen AI in the entrainment industry and the writer's strike. We chat about AI bias and even find out about Fergus's favorite Irish wh...

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As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology, 2024 promises to be a year of exciting advancements. That's why this week Laura and Kevin make predictions for the top technology of 2024. Plus we're together and in a bar! We breakdown our top companies and gadgets fantasy football draft style. 

We also want to thank you for listening in 2023! You all are amazing! 

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