The Technology Whisperers - A Technology and Innovation Podcast

The Technology Whisperers - A Technology and Innovation Podcast

Alistair Ross and Sean Muller, who combined bring you almost 50 years of technology experience, bring you a podcast to help demystify technologies and provide guidance about where technology is going and how you and your business can use those technologies to get better outcomes. From CEO’s to those just starting out, The Technology Whisperers Podcast helps you understand the technology landscape and where you should be investing to get the best benefits for yourself and your business. So come along and listen in!

Episodes

April 23, 2024 54 mins

The Technology Whisperers: Season 3, Episode 5 - "Current Events for April 2024"

Episode Summary:

Join Alistair Ross and Sean Muller in this informative episode as they delve into the latest happenings in the IT space, with a particular focus on cybersecurity and AI. The hosts provide expert insights into recent security breaches, developments in AI, and the implications of new technologies on business and security practices.

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Women in CyberSecurity: The Spicy Brain Episode - Reloaded

Hosts: Sean Muller and Alistair Ross Guests: Hilary Walton, Kat Lennox Steele, Sasha Mullins Release Date: Originally aired 12 Sept 2023

Episode Summary

In this Reload of our most downloaded episode ever of Technology Whisperers, hosts Sean and Alistair are joined by three remarkable guests: Hilary Walton, Kat Lennox Steele, and Sasha Mullins, for an in-depth discussion on ...

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In this riveting episode of The Technology Whisperers, hosts Alistair Ross and Sean Muller are joined by David McDonald, a serial entrepreneur, futurist, and expert in Artificial Intelligence. Together, they dive deep into the current state and future potential of AI technologies, debunking myths, exploring opportunities, and addressing some of the most pressing concerns surrounding AI's impact on society and busin...

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March 11, 2024 3482 mins
The Technology Whisperers Podcast Season 3, Episode 2: "SOC(s)/SIEM(s) Demystified"

Hosts: Alistair Ross and Sean Muller

Release Date: 11 March, 2024

Duration: 58:02

Episode Summary: "The Technology Whisperers," hosted by Sean Muller and Alistair Ross, delves into the intricacies of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and Security Incident Event Management (SIEM). They begin by clarifying the acronyms SOC and SIEM, discussing their...

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The Technology Whisperers Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: "Welcome Back and Happy New Year!"

Hosts: Alistair Ross and Sean Muller

Release Date: 26 February, 2024

Duration: 40:31

Episode Summary: Join us as we kick off Season 3 of the Technology Whisperers! In this celebratory return, Alistair and Sean dive into what's in store for the podcast and share their personal anecdotes of diving headfirst into the busy new year. With new insig...

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This week we get to do a deep dive on one of Alistair's favorite topics with a truly great guest. Join us as we take a look at the challenges and opportunities in risk analysis and how to make sure your business is safe for the future.

Agile

https://www.agilealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Agile-Risk-Management-Agile-2012.pdf

CSF

https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework

NIST

https://csrc.nist.gov/pubs/sp/800/30/r1/final https://...
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Oh the Drama, Is this the next Netflix limited series?. In this special 'early release' episode Alistair and Sean take a look at the last 2 weeks and the significant corporate drama around what may arguably be the biggest tech company in the world right now, OpenAI, and their embattled CEO, Former CEO, again CEO Sam Altman.

Hot off the presses a OpenAI press release, made after our recording

https://openai.com/blog/sam-altman-retur...

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November 22, 2023 24 mins

This week Alistair and Sean start trying to demystify DevSecOps. They pull it apart from the business value perspective and discuss the why and what of it in a way that is easy to relate to. There will be a followup Part 2 where they dive deeper into the how of making DevSecOps work and moving left in the development pipeline.

 

Contact Details

Alistair Ross

alistair@revolutioninfosec.com

Web: https://revolutioninfosec.com

Linkedin...

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This week Alistair and Sean tackle the big hairy technology Quantum Computing and start the process of demystifying what it is how it works and why we would should care.

 

Links:

https://newsroom.ibm.com/2022-11-09-IBM-Unveils-400-Qubit-Plus-Quantum-Processor-and-Next-Generation-IBM-Quantum-System-Two

https://newsroom.ibm.com/IBM-research?item=32425

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tswarren_ais-social-responsibility-plot-twist-doing-...

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This episode Alistair and Sean do something a bit different. We bring Bernard Hickey in to talk about politics and economics and we try and demystify the why of technology under investments in New Zealand.

Bernard is an independent speaker and writer about economics & politics. He produces email newsletter + podcast for subscribers via thekaka.substack.com & 5in5withANZ.substack.com and Podcasts weekly via The Spinoff's...

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This episode we dive into the rise of AI, ChatGPT and some of the risks and benefits AI can provide along with the brilliant commentary of Tim Warren.

Tim Warren is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ambit, a leading NZ AI software company specialising in GPT Conversational AI for customer service automation.

He presents regularly on AI and leadership. With a background in Software and Finance, including roles at Goldman Sachs and JBWer...

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September 25, 2023 54 mins

This episode we demystify the Alistair's journey into the IT space and how he became a thought leader in security, risk and governance. It is a great story and worth a listen to.

Bulletin board documentary 

https://youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ?si=2moXKTFOHK-f1ubh

Al's Geek Lab

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpa_ZxyIl8u1TS3-rS1bTrg

 

 

Contact Details

Alistair Ross

alistair@revolutioninfosec.com

Web: https://revolutioninfosec.com

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The Spicy Brain Episode

This episode we welcome 3 wonderful women leading in Cybersecurity and governance. We hear about their journey and what worked and what didn't. Along the way we get to talk about some great different perspectives and how a Spicy Brain can make the work better.

If anything resonates with you don't hesitate to reach out to them.

Women in CyberSecurity Panel

Hilary Walton hilarywalton@microsoft.com https://www....

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Contact Details

Alistair Ross

alistair@revolutioninfosec.com

Web: https://revolutioninfosec.com

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistairjross  https://www.linkedin.com/company/revolutioninfosec 

Sean G Muller

seangmuller@technologyleader.co.nz

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgmuller/

In This Episode we demystify:

Security and the recent security events

Risk and how risk is measured

What exactly is a CISO and a vCISO

W...

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Contact Details

Alistair Ross

alistair@revolutioninfosec.com

Web: https://revolutioninfosec.com

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistairjross  https://www.linkedin.com/company/revolutioninfosec 

Sean G Muller

seangmuller@technologyleader.co.nz

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgmuller/

Show Notes:

1) OpenAI are being sued. 

Since the inception of ChatGPT back in November 2021, controversy has never been far away, and sm...

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This fortnight we dive deep into demystifying the migration to cloud journey that many of you are going through. Apologies for missing the 1st of July episode and Alistair and Sean are working on the coming episodes so let us know if you have a suggestion or want to be a guest.

 

Your hosts on this intrepid journey to demystify technology can be found across the internet:

Alistair Ross

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alistairjross/

Em...

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Zero Trust Security

Traditionally, our networks have been castle and moat style. We trust everything in our castle, and everything after the moat (or in the moat to a lesser extent, ie the DMZ), is untrusted. This was a decent model when all of our infrastructure was based on our own physical networks, in our own server rooms, running our own software that we had the CDs for. But most of the time we are on the Internet. A lot of so...

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This Episode the Technology Whisperers welcome back Amanda Watson to try and Demystify what it means to return to work, whether it is from a sabbatical, maternity leave, going back to school or just some downtime. How should you share what you have learned in your time away from work on your CV? What should employers look for in these non-work periods of time and how valuable are they to the health of a business? We try and tackle ...

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In this episode Alistair and Sean demystify the concepts of Cloud Native development and try and define it in a way that allows business to invest wisely and helps technologists communicate the realities of development Cloud Native. Along the way they debunk several myths and try and bring a little light humour to a topic that will make or break many organisations in the coming years.

If you have would like to join either Alistair,...

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In this episode, Sean and Alistair meet with Cam Chapman, CEO of Fernleaf Consulting where he discusses Business Technology. 

Business Technology is not a methodology or framework – it’s a cultural shift in the way technologists can engage and deliver to their customers.

As a Business Technologist, Cam is very passionate about the opportunities it provides for digital technolo...

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