The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.

We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.

This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.

We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.

We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.

We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.

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All Episodes

Episode 186 – Juicy tech states, Metaverse’s standing, and THOR’s Day

Topic 1: Some juicy stats… The U.S. tech market accounts for 35% of the total world market. The U.S. tech industry is expected to grow by 6.7% in 2022. The U.S. tech industry employs roughly 12.2 million workers as of 2020. Check out these stats…

Episode 185: Dodging an Existential Bullet, Google Shuts Down Stadia, & Ambient Intelligence

Topic 1: The Open Internet as We Know It Dodged an Existential Bullet Last Week In an election for the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), members chose Doreen Bogdan-Martin from the United States – the…

Episode 184: Public cameras and Privacy Concerns, Machine Translation, and Darth Vader!

Topic 1: Public Cameras, Social Media, Art, and Privacy concerns Great article on how to use publicly-available surveillance systems and open source facial recognition to mash up Instagram selfies with Earthcam video.  Artist shows all the…

Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service,

Topic 1: NANC and KRUZ ETFs – Outperforming the Market  Now you too can get away with insider trading. These new Exchange Traded Funds track the performance of members of Congress.  Topic 2: US Military on social media to engage in…

Episode 182: “Good” hack for SolarWinds, “Bad” security for Twitter, and “Sock Puppet” phishing

Topic 1: Could it actually be possible that the SolarWinds hack was “good” for their business? No one would argue that being the victim of “the largest and most damaging security breach in US history” is a good thing. But as a result of the…

Episode 181: SMBs need MSPs, Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, & Police subscribe to “Fog Reveal”

Topic 1: Any surprises in the research? SMBs need MSPs “A new survey of over 500 IT decision makers at small and medium businesses, from threat detection and response specialist Vade, shows 69 percent say a serious breach had bypassed their current…

Episode 180 – AI “Accountability”, Quietly Quitting, & the Right to Tractor Repair

Welcome to Episode 180 of the Killing Podcast with special guest host Nadia Karatsoreos! Nadia has assisted channel partners and customers in building their businesses by adopting best practices and resources that are proven to accelerate success and…

Episode 179: Reverse Mentoring, Internships during cybersecurity shortages, and Amazon in healthcare

Topic 1: Reverse mentoring in the technology industry increases understanding and opens opportunities for both sides of the mentor relationship Everyone knows a person of “a certain age” who is not as connected to or fluent with a new technology…

Episode 178: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Gender Equity in Tech, Amazon maps your home

Topic 1: It’s time for cybersecurity to focus on the fundamentals instead of the “glory” case In a world where we are addicted to having…