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 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.

Episode 5: Smart IT Connects & Protects…Your Data

Duration 36:26

Rooted in the mindset of an engineer, a scientist, a business development expert and an entrepreneur, Dr. Orna Berry analyzes business challenges from multiple angles to ensure that any IT and services solution achieves all objectives. Due north for all activities is a five star customer experience.

Episode 4: Hello Alice! Scale your business… with AI

Duration 22:00

Transforming a company into a digital business is hard, for companies of any size. It requires transforming the company’s culture, business processes and, most certainly, its IT. We are beginning to see the potential of AI in defining human machine partnerships that will allow companies to scale their business. Meet Alice, an AI business engine for entrepreneurs.

Episode 3: Of Risk and Trust… in IT

Duration 23:56

In Ray O’Farrell’s words, virtualization, or software-defined hardware, simply works, is flexible and very non-disruptive. A perfect technology for IT organizations, right? Sort of. To realize the benefits of any new technology, Ray, CTO of VMware CTO, discusses why there has to be a fundamental level of trust between a vendor and customer that takes the fear factor out.

Episode 2: Store Your IT Data… in DNA?

Duration 28:20

Technology innovation and disruption must benefit all customers What happens when a large scale business in an industry that is …