Talking to the brightest minds in tech

Where can technology take your business? Join hosts Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr on an IT transformation expedition. Listen in as they have in-depth conversations with technology luminaries who clear the path for your business growth – hear from analysts, partners, your peers and leaders across Dell Technologies. Find research, best practices and tools to make your IT transformation real.
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Host:Mark Schaefer

Host: Mark Schaefer

Author, Consultant, College Educator

Mark is a leading authority on marketing strategy, consultant, blogger, podcaster, and the author of six best-selling books, including "KNOWN." He has two advanced degrees and studied under Peter Drucker in graduate school. Some of his clients include Microsoft, GE, Johnson & Johnson and the US Air Force.

Host:Douglas Karr

Host: Douglas Karr

Technologist, Author, Speaker

Pre-Internet, Douglas started his career as a Naval electrician before going to work for the newspaper industry. His ability to translate business needs into technology during the advent of the Internet paved the way for his digital career. Douglas owns an Indianapolis agency, runs a MarTech publication, is a book author, and speaks internationally on digital marketing, technology, and media.

Episode 11: Information Superiority is Your Cybersecurity

Duration 25.22

Cybersecurity can seem overwhelming, as more data moves into the cloud and internet-enabled devices proliferate. Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan brings his expertise to bear on this tricky topic, sharing the four critical criteria businesses can use to evaluate cybersecurity solutions, how businesses should prioritize security spending, and why he remains optimistic for the future.

Episode 10: Displaying… the Future of Work

Duration 29:59

The display requirements in different industries, like finance, oil and gas or education are vastly different for users. Kirk Schell, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Asia-Pacific, Japan and China at Dell Technologies, discusses how virtual and mixed reality technology is demanding ever more sophisticated displays needed to translate data into the visual.

Episode 9: The Power of Compute… At the Edge

Duration 30:36

With the increasing volume of data being collected, cloud computing does not yield the best results for certain types of analytics and real time decision making. Ravi Pendekanti, SVP of Server Product Management and Marketing at Dell EMC, and Scott Aylor, Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Solutions at AMD. discuss how a new distributed and secure compute model must replace certain processes that are currently still in the cloud.

Episode 8: Untethered Mixed Reality… On the Edge

Duration 39:25

The future of work is flexible, untethered and peppered with virtual and mixed reality. Much of the compute is happening on the Edge, meaning on the device you work on. Sam Burd, President of Dell’s Client Solutions Group, discusses the future of work.

Episode 7: Connecting Intelligent Things…With Your IT

Duration 28:26

Connecting physical things with the Internet of Things is still in its nacency, integrating smart things is even newer. Learn what type of considerations and technology innovations it takes to succeed. Listen to Liam Quinn, Dell’s CTO of IoT.

Episode 6: Your IT… Hyperconverged

Duration 26:09

This episode features Trey Layton who got his start in the military as an imagery analyst working for General Schwarzkopf during Desert Storm. His special skills of interpreting images led to him finding the Black Hawk helicopters downed during the Battle of Mogadishu, known as the ‘Black Hawk Down’ incident. Now CTO at Dell EMC for Converged Platforms, Trey sheds light on how his work in the military still inspires him every day to help customers be agile by creating converged and hyperconverged solutions that come with codified integration and baked-in operational experience.