The Next Wave Podcast

The Next Wave Podcast

Interested in the future of Internet technology? Join us each week as we talk about the latest news and trends in AI, blockchain, IoT, and cloud with founders and innovators building the next wave. We cover the rise of the fourth platform that will serve billions of connected people, apps, and devices in the age of IoT. Along the way, we interview leaders and executives at some of today’s top technology firms, who share their real-world experiences from the practitioner’s point of view. About our hosts: Dean Nelson is the founder of Infrastructure Masons and CEO of Virtual Power Systems. Previously, he was head of Uber Compute. Dean's an expert in IT and hyperscale infrastructure who's led over $10B in datacenter projects in 9 countries. James Thomason is the CTO of EDJX and President of Rave Media. He was formerly CTO of Cloud at Dell. He's a repeat Silicon Valley technology expert and entrepreneur with over $1B in career exits across 14 startups. Brad Kirby is the COO of EDJX and is a CPA with deep fintech experience gained through various roles over his 15 year career, split between Deloitte and Brookfield prior to EDJX.

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April 22, 2022 55 min

In this episode, we’re joined by Fatema Hamdani, Co-founder and CEO of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace. Fatema is the first guest to return to the TNW podcast, first appearing on the show in February 2020 after meeting TNW co-host Dean Nelson on Necker Island. 

KH Aerospace has made ground-breaking progress since then. Fatema leads an incredible team unlocking the potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems to augment and save lives, applied in ev...

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In this episode, we're joined by Oxford PhD, Dr. Merritt Moore, a quantum physicist, professional ballerina, future astronaut-in-training, who is currently doing groundbreaking research in AI and robotics. 

Dr. Merritt graduated Magna Cum Laude in Physics from Harvard and holds a PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. She also has a second career in professional ballet, previously with the Zurich Ballet, ...

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This week we have a slightly delayed news update covering various topics: SpaceX helps Tonga restore internet after a massive volcano eruption; various Meta Updates including the official end of its Libra/Diem crypto project, threats to shutter EU ops; Trouble in Cryptoland as $3.6B of Bitcoin was seized by the DoJ related to the Bitfinex hack,  a $320M cross-chain hack between Ethereum and Solana, and the launch of OpenCBDC; Cyber...

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This week we're talking about the #1 Internet Technology of 2021: WebAssembly (According to The New Stack) and the organization building its future: Bytecode Alliance.

We are joined by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Bytecode Alliance: Till Schneidereit (Principal Software Engineer, WebAssembly @ Fastly and Former Sr. Engineering Manager at Mozilla) and Ralph Squillace (Principal Program Manager, Azure Core Upstream, Microso...

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This week we're talking about big deals and big tech and big stuff as Farmville's Zynga was acquired for 11 billion and NFT marketplace OpenSea raises $300 million at a scorching $13 billion valuation. Big tech staff movements are on the rise, people are moving all over the place, including Meta's head of PR resigning and Signal's CEO is stepping down. And our reports of 70 departures from Microsoft's HoloLens t...

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This week we’re covering the news and 2022 predictions (a few weeks behind due to COVID in the production studio). Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos was convicted of fraud, we discuss both her first HBO special as well as the film in production starring Jennifer Lawrence;  2022 Predictions, America’s Team Telecom is back Big Tech Cables for Google and M*** to China; we discuss the future of social media and alternatives like Mastodon, D...

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This week we have as our guest Hrish Lotlikar, the Co-founder & CEO of SuperWorld. Hrish  has recently been named one of the 30 most influential people in the Metaverse, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Business Times, Entrepreneur.com and since recording, appeared on CNBC and was featured in The Economist.

SuperWorld's virtual real estate platform is mapped over the entire surface of the globe, allo...

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This week we’re covering the latest news, from the biggest Zero Day vulnerability in history, to Dorsey’s departure from Twitter, to huge data center acquisitions, the AWS Outage, the Edge, and more... 

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Facebook vs Meta on face recognition and other intrusive tech. Biden's broadband plan. Bitcoin tax. NSO Group. Ransomware. Google gets into trading. Apple looking at Crypto. 


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This week we have as our guest Matt Johnson, CEO and Co-founder of QC Ware. QC Ware focuses on Enterprise Software and Services for Quantum Computing with offices in Palo Alto and Paris, and soon, Tokyo. With one of the largest teams of quantum algorithm experts QC Ware strives to make quantum computing easily accessible by classically-trained data scientists and to offer performance speed-ups on near term hardware. Enterprise cust...

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This week our guest Dave Perrill, CEO and Co-founder of Compute North. A 25-year veteran of IT and InfoSec, Dave has been keenly immersed in the cryptocurrency mining industry and blockchain technology since its formative days. 

He founded and subsequently sold two technology companies, including SecureConnect, an ISP which morphed into a Managed Security Provider, and was ultimately was acquired by Trustwave Holdings in 2012. He al...

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October 12, 2021 64 min

Our guest this week is Kristen Buchanan, the CEO and Founder of Edify, an AI platform that enables engineers to be high performing. Edify’s first product, Eddy, is slack-native solution that helps developers and product managers build technical onboarding plans for their new hires. She received $2M of seed funding in Dec. 2020 right before being accepted into the TechStars Seattle 2021 Cohort. Prior to founding Edify, she consulted...

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October 5, 2021 81 min

Our guest this week is Eddie Schutter, the Chief Technology Officer for Switch. He has over 25 years of experience and leadership in the data center and information technology industry for organizations including eBay, AT&T, DCF Technologies, The Green Grid, Data Center Pulse, and other various advisory boards. He is a Director on the iMasons BOD, Executive advisor of the Technical Curriculum Advisory Board for CNET Training, a...

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Dean Nelson visits Texas and brings back a special gift. This week we're discussing China's Covid data creep, Amazon's plans to censor certain AWS customers, we check in on Steve Mullaney at Aviatrix, a 77-atom AI molecule, and Nasa's big UFO plans. 

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This week we’re discussing the latest news making headlines in Big Hacks, Big Tech, Big Brother, Big Deals, and China. 


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This week we have more updates on Apple privacy concerns, Microsoft Azure reveals a Top Secret Government Cloud while emerging threat vectors in the cloud prompt Biden to take action, the Indian Government is trying to establish a surveillance state, US Officials run into a few issues and Elon, who once feared Terminator-like AI, is now building Tesla robots

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We’re  discussing the privacy concerns with Apple’s new child protection feature, Huawei pressuring US businesses for backdoors, China’s ownership stake in Bytedance and Weibo, SpaceX’s quiet acquisition of Swarm and what it means for 5G and IoT, and the news in crypto… 


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Our guest this week is Joshua Schechter (shek-ter), Director of Cognitive Delivery and Implementation for Amelia, the Most Human AI along with additional products such as the Amelia Hyper Automation Platform introduced in 2018 for true end-to-end, enterprise-wide automation. He is passionate about bringing “Conversational AI” to the world, believing it is the foundation for the future state of work and will help usher in the next i...

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Major investigation Reveals Israeli-based NGO Group’s Pegasus spyware has been used to spy on journalists, activists and others via Apple’s iOS -  Snowden pointed out., Amazon CloudFront, URL Shorteneing Servers, DNS Servers, and more.  China was accused of backing cyber attacks in a rare co-ordinated effort by the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the EU, Japan and NATO, followed by the DoJ charging 3 Chinese officials. Bezo...

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This week we’re talking about a different Billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, successfully voyaging to space with 5 Virgin Galactic employees just days ahead of Bezos. Brad’s alma mater Brookfield entered a JV with Digital Realty to enter India and more. 


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