We’ll never tell…

10 12 2010

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Ok, we will tell.  2010 brought some great guests to TechTalk.  So many, we have some great conference coverage from the last couple of months bring the year to a close.

This week, we are excited to bring you a new Week In Review followed by our coverage of this year’s INTEROP NYC. Check out the SHOW PAGE for more info.

As for the rest of the year, we will air coverage from Contingency Planning and Management 2010 East, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (or FLASH) and start 2011 the same way we started 2010 – with our NY Government Technology Forum coverage from the Brooklyn Marriott.

That’s all we can tell you for now.  We don’t want to spoil the surprise.

We’ll be on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST on 1100 KFNX.  Click the logo on the right of the page to visit KFNX and try out the live stream so you are ready to go.


Back to the Cloud

4 11 2010
NYC Clouds

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The show will air Sunday at 1pm EST.  Due to sports coverage on KFNX, you can catch us even earlier on Sunday.

Here at TechTalk, we not only talk about the cloud – we rely on it.  We use WordPress.com for our website, Google for our imitechtalk.com mail and a plethora of other services that rely on the cloud – Twitter, bit.ly and Flickr come to mind at first thought.  While the majority of this data is data we want you to see, we want to be sure it will be there and safe from other people trying to pass along information as us.  What does all of that rely on? Security.

This week, Tom is joined by Craig Balding who was our very first Cloud Computing guest.  Craig will let us know what is going on with service providers, how security models are evolving and a new project he is developing. Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  Don’t forget that the show will be on at 1pm EST …also don’t forget that time goes back an hour everywhere except Arizona.

Don’t forget that Friday, November 5 is GrowSmart Biz conference at the Renaissance Washington DC with friends at the Washington Business Journal.  Be sure to tell Shashi Bellamkonda hello if you see him…or just tweet him.

Speaking of conferences, we have two shows coming soon – one from the FLASH conference and one from our time at Interop.  Tom also had the chance to attend CPM 2010 EAST this week AND GovTech in Brooklyn.  We’ll get those on for you soon.

A Capital View

28 10 2010
Washington, D.C. Field trips for the "fly...

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How does your geography affect your outlook?  While the term Washington insider is not usually a compliment, Tom is joined by a capital tech insider with unique vantage point. Rob Pegoraro is right in the middle of the D.C. tech scene and will stop by to talk tech policy and more.  Find out what Rob and Tom will be covering about seeing tech from a D.C perspective on the SHOW PAGE.

We’ll also let you in on how you can purchase NASA patents for automated software code generation, how gummi bears can outsmart finger print scanners, how $105 can save you from being sued by Copyright-Trolls and a great advance in portable medical technology.

Interop New York 2010 Kick Off

18 10 2010

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Interop at the Javits Center in New York City this week.  Lenny Heymann, the show’s General Manager, was on this week’s show with Tom.  Find out about this week’s keynote speakers, sessions not to miss and details on big announcements at this week’s conference.  Tracks for this week’s show include Application Delivery 2.0, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Green IT, Enterprise 2.0, Video Conferencing and more (See All).

For the entire show on Digital Forensics and more teasing about the Verizon iPhone, go to the SHOW PAGE.


What it takes to keep NYC IT running

30 09 2010
New York City Marathon

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New York City‘s Information Technology infrastructure is a big business.  The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post joins Tom this week to talk NYC IT.  For more information on the show, check out the SHOW PAGE. What is the agency’s direction? How are they staying social? As a big user of energy, what steps are being taken to increase computing power and reduce the overall footprint?

That and more, this Sunday at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT.

Our Week In Review starts in the City with details about Mayor Bloomberg‘s announcement of the partnership between CUNY and IBM; we let you in on who wants to tap your texts; and help you get your online identity back if your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Facebook or Twitter account is hacked.

When “Users Become the Programmers” & Attack of the 50 foot Mainframe!

1 08 2010

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Ok. No 50 Ft mainframes, but the first part sounds just as scary.

This week, we have Dick Davies stopping by to discuss “Users Become the Programmers” [SHOW PAGE].  Arguably, one of the more technical tasks of programming we faced five years ago is now being taught on a regular basis to everyone.  And, as we are approaching more and more creative, yet simple technologies, the need for professionals is slowly diminishing.  This is where Dick Davies steps in.  He will be addressing what is causing the push of this trend, what will happen to IT professionals, and how to cope with the problem.  Dick is the President of Sales Lab Incorporated, and is also partner in a Web 2.0 start up known as Partnerpedia; therefore, he is extremely well versed in the topic, and it is not a show you want to miss!

The show will air this Sunday, August 1, 2010 @ 6 pm EDT | 3 pm MST on KFNX 1100 in the greater Phoenix area.  If you are around your computer, but not the radio, you can still listen by going to http://www.1100kfnx.com and clicking the ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button at the according time.

November 29- Week In Review and More!

30 11 2009

This week’s show [DOWNLOAD/LISTEN] was recorded at GovTech 2009 hosted at the Brooklyn Marriot, and had some great stories for the Week In Review portion of the segment.

Here are the stories featured in this week’s show:
  • Newly Declassified Files Detail Massive FBI Data-Mining Project- Wired- [JUMP]
  • 3D Televisions Expected In Homes In 2010- CNN News- [JUMP]
  • ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Attacked- BBC News- [JUMP]
  • The US Open Fan Experience Goes High Tech- NY1- [JUMP]
Other News:

Hudson Valley Regional Council, the Environment Finance Center and S3 Consulting announce GREEN2010 Conference.

The Hudson Valley Regional Council has teamed up with S3 Consulting, the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University, and Schein Media Green Business + Careers to host a day-long conference on the future of the Green Economy in the Hudson Valley. The event is scheduled for Friday December 4th and will be hosted by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies at their state-of-the-art meeting facility in Millbrook, New York.

For more information and registration information, check out the link: [JUMP]

Thanks for stopping by and come back Thursday for more information about our upcoming shows.

January 4, 2009 – NY Gov Tech

5 01 2009

We sent Tom out in the wild to bring us interviews from NY GovTech held at the Brooklyn Marriott not too long ago. He had the opportunity to interview the show’s organizer, a local vendor an winner of CIO of the Year for NYC agencies.

We hope you had the chance to listen.

Tony Bradley will join Tom on January 11th. Check back this Friday for the details of the show.

December 28 – Cynthia Leonard – Web Accessibility

27 12 2008

Many companies have websites, but not all of them adhere to common accessibility standards. Cindy joins Tom on the last TechTalk show of 2008 to discuss what should be one of your business’ 2009 resolutions. I know, we told you already.

Tough economic times etc etc. This is not what one can consider an “optional” expense no matter the forecast. Every person that cannot access your site because it does not meet accessibility standards is a potential customer you are discriminating against.

So. Do the right thing – find out if your business’ website is ADA compliant. If so, great. IF not, FIX IT!!

We will not post the Week In Review on Monday – It is a best of our stadium tech coverage. Enjoy and have a happy new year.

The first show of 2009 for TechTalk is a compilation of professionals in and around the New York City government technology scene. Tom was able to get some live interviews at NYC’s GovTech at the Brooklyn Marriott not too long ago. Tom speaks with one of the event’s organziers, a vendor and a 2008 Award Winner ….we’ll post details next week.

Tune in next Sunday, January 4th at 3 pm MST/5 pm EST to 1100 KFNX in Phoenix or stream the show on your computer from KFNX’s website www.1100KFNX.com for our NYC GovTech.

LINK of THE WEEK: The WebUrbanist … GREAT STUFF!!! Just go. Any explanation I could string together would not do it justice.