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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:25:12 GMTAn interview with Boston Computer Society founder Jonathan Rotenberg discussing the BCS General Meeting where the Apple Macintosh was first shown to the public by Steve Jobs and many of the developers. This is a companion to a video of that meeting to be released in January 2014 by the Computer History Museum.
Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:45:51 GMTWhen he was inaugurated, President Obama called for transparency, participation, and collaboration with an eye towards a duty of responsibility to more than just ourselves as we build a foundation for growth that is inclusive. This is a recording of a Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting where this was discussed by a panel and other participants.
Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:02:41 GMTAnother of Doug Levin's events at the Vilna Shul in Boston. This one was billed as follows: "Today issues facing consumer Internet startups are very challenging. This panel consisting of thriving entrepreneurs will address customer acquisition, funding, startup and entrepreneurial dynamics, and other hot issues." The panelists were Brad Rosen, CEO of Drync, which has a wine-related iPhone app; Jeff Taylor, CEO, EONS, a web site for the Boomer-set, and Tributes, which tries to do for obituaries what his Monster.com did for Help Wanted ads; Scott Savitz, CEO of Shoebuy, a huge reseller of shoes online; and Dave Balter, CEO of BzzAgent, a word-of-mouth media network. The moderator was Jeffrey Bussgang of Flybridge Venture Partners.
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:15:05 GMTLong-time computer industry guru Amy Wohl talks about the announcement in 1984 of the Apple Macintosh, which she attended, and her work with Apple to help get Macs into businesses.
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:54:45 GMTRecently retired Vice Admiral John Morgan, who was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy, discusses global systems of cooperation for the betterment of the world, the role of interconnectivity, learning to deescalate conflict and cooperate towards mutual goals rather than escalate and then try to win and defeat, his view about how technology helps our enemies as well as us, and much more. He is now doing consulting as Instantiation LLC.
Wed, 17 Sep 2008 15:12:12 GMTPaul Carroll, co-author with Chunka Mui of the book Billion Dollar Lessons (www.billiondollarlessons.com), discusses the implications of the research that led to their book with respect to the deal between Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:15:14 GMTAn interview with behavioral economist Dan Ariely that looks at the concepts covered in his book "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" and how they may be applied to thinking about Open Source software.
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 04:55:24 GMTThis is one of Scott Kirsner's Entrepreneurs on the Edge get-togethers. The theme of this event was "Seeing in New Ways: Next-Gen Display Technology." The speakers were Adam Bogue, Circle Twelve/MERL/DiamondTouch, Peter Kazlas, QD Vision, David Rose, Vitality & Ambient, Mark Spitzer, Myvu, and Bob Zehner, E Ink.
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 23:34:50 GMTDoug Levin of Black Duck introduces Scott Kirsner who leads a panel with VCs Larry Bohn (General Catalyst), Jonathan Seelig (Globespan Capital), and Alan Spoon (Polaris Venture) looking back at 2007 and forward to 2008.
Wed, 26 Dec 2007 01:37:28 GMTLaura Fitton tells us why she loves Twitter and how it helped her get connected to the social software scene. It's one of her main connections to the world. We also talk about Seesmic (see my blog post).
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:43:29 GMTBrian Bergstein of the Associated Press hosts a "chat" with IDEO CEO Tim Brown for MITX. IDEO is a design consultancy that contributed to the first mouse for Apple, the Palm V, Shimano's new Coasting bike, and the Eclipse jet.
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 05:25:01 GMTAre New England's most promising companies getting sold before they have a chance to get really big and really influential? A discussion moderated by Scott Kirsner, with Michael Greeley, Founder, IDG Ventures, Paul Maeder, Co-founder, Highland Capital Partners, and lots of entrepreneurs.
Sat, 10 Nov 2007 04:42:13 GMTA Starwood Hotels and Resorts PR person discusses what they plan to do with Microsoft Surface.
Sat, 10 Nov 2007 04:40:36 GMTThe audio from a demo of Microsoft Surface given by Jeffrey Gattis of Microsoft. The video (along with sound) is available on Google Video.
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:29:45 GMTDr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is interviewed by Black Duck's Doug Levin as part of the Vilna Shul Speaker Series. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM after 37 years with the company, where he led initiatives including the 1996 effort to formulate IBM's Internet strategy.
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:05:02 GMTEntrepreneurs, CEOs, VCs, journalists, and PR professionals talking about blogging, etc., at a get together organized by Scott Kirsner and others.
Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:28:17 GMTA discussion between Bug Labs President/CEO Peter Semmelhack and some of the attendees at a get together his company hosted in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are building "...an open source, modular consumer electronics platform that makes building hardware just as easy as writing software or Web applications."
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:38:55 GMTInterview with Andrew Rollert, founder & CEO of SpotScout, a Boston area start up that helps you find parking spaces, about the company, its strategy, etc. Recorded under Fenway Park at an event hosted by TriNet and GlobalLogic.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:14:51 GMTDoug Levin of Black Duck Software moderates a "chat" with Scott Kirsner as part of the "Welcome Back to Boston" event for Scott at the historic Vilna Shul in Boston. Much of the conversation and Q&A centered around Scott's article that morning in the Sunday Boston Globle "Why Facebook went west".
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:59:20 GMTThe "Welcome Back to Boston" event for Scott Kirsner was held at the Vilna Shul, an old synagogue in Boston. Event organizer Doug Levin is active in restoring this historic building. This is a short talk about the building and its history given by its executive director, Steven Greenberg, right before the talk with Scott. See the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage website for more information.
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:04:37 GMTAn interview with Bob Cringely right as he was preparing to interview me for a PBS TV program. We discuss what he's up to, Youtube, and more. A very short portion of this is available as video on Youtube.
Fri, 04 May 2007 14:55:44 GMTAntonio Rodriguez of Tabblo talks about their acquisition by Hewlett-Packard.
Fri, 04 May 2007 14:53:18 GMTRick Treitman of Virtual Ubiquity talks about their upcoming Flash-based word processor.
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 02:37:37 GMTDavid Weinberger at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Social Media Cluster talking about "Taking Back the Internet: How Social Media will Transform Media and Institutions".
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:48:40 GMTToby Redshaw, Motorola VP, talks about the growth of their use of wikis and blogs, and why they are so important. This is a follow-up to the podcast interview in March 2006.
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 22:24:06 GMTThis is a sit-down interview with Vice Admiral John Morgan about building a community of trust in a "Pier-to-Pier" world.
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 00:46:15 GMTJessica Baumgart organized a Blogger Dim Sum brunch to coincide with Dave Winer's visit to the Boston area. I was one of the attendees and used it as an opportunity to try out some new podcasting equipment.
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:26:24 GMTThis is a phone interview with Asheesh Birla, Executive Director of Strategic Production Technology Global Production at Thomson Learning.
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 23:07:30 GMTThis is a phone interview with Ward Cunningham. Ward is known, among other things, for inventing and popularizing the wiki.
Wed, 06 Dec 2006 15:48:00 GMTThis is a MITX Fireside Chat with Craig's List CEO Jim Buckmaster. The interviewer was Scott Kirsner and there was a lot of Q&A from the audience.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 01:04:08 GMTThis is a quick interview with Alan Yates at a Microsoft reception at the University of Massachusetts Club overlooking the Boston Harbor. Alan is the general manager of business strategy for the Office team. I asked him a few questions about Google Spreadsheet and web stuff related to Office and recorded them in a podcast.
Sat, 25 Mar 2006 22:45:48 GMTThis is a compilation of walk-around quick interviews at a VIP lunch at the Boston FIRST Regional Robotics Competition. FIRST is the organization Dean Kamen founded to promote interest in science and technology in kids. It starts outs with CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) strategic director Ronald Newbower (I wrote up a visit to CIMIT in February 2002 here on my blog), then has iRobot chairman and co-founder Helen Greiner, then AI pioneer Marvin Minsky, then Steve Wozniak, then one of the Worcester, Massachusetts, "Polar Bots" team, and then a little sound from the competition.
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:39:40 GMTThis is an interview with Toby Redshaw, Motorola's Corporate Vice President of Information Technology Strategy, Architecture & e-Business, at DiamondCluster's DX Summit in early March 2006. He told me that Motorola, #49 on the Fortune 500, has almost 2,000 internal wikis (that's separate wikis, each with many pages), and 2,700 blogs used by 60,000 of their 68,000 employees daily. 4,000-5,000 people are actively contributing, the rest mainly read.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:40:29 GMTThis is a recording of the keynote at the Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.org. In this 47 minute speech (including audience questions) he talked about what Wikipedia is, how it's done, misconceptions about its organization, and more. Regular businesses like IBM are using collaborative tools like wikis and it's worth learning from the Wikipedia experience.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:39:53 GMTThis is a recording from the Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting of the CIO panel, moderated by eWeek Editor Eric Lundquist. The panelists were Sandesh Bhat, director of design and technology innovation at the IBM Software Group, Bethann Pepoli, deputy CIO of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and David Webb, CIO of Silicon Valley Bank. They talk about what they do and their role, some about where their budgets are going, how to sell to them, and (at 40:15) about their use of Open Source.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:39:21 GMTThis is a recording, from the Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting, of John Landry of Adesso Systems gaving his view of the outlook for IT/software technology in the coming year. He's always entertaining, and knowing this was being podcast he made sure to describe things even if you couldn't see his slides.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:38:35 GMTThis is a recording, from the Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting, of a short talk by Boston Mayor Tom Menino. At about 5:45 in he talks about the new WiFi and wireless initiatives the city is doing.
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 04:18:48 GMTThis recording is from a party for TopTenSources. They were celebrating moving into a real office and the pass off from founder John Palfrey to a team headed by new CEO Halley Suitt. It has Halley talking about what Top10 is all about and their business model (or lack there of), Adam Green talking about their business model and programming and what he's doing and his view of Web 2.0 (it's the excitement after the dead of 2000-2004), John Palfrey talking about Top10 and business models and RSS and copyright, other Top10-related and semi-related people talking about what they do, the chief scientist from Feedster.com talking about the differences between automatic and editor-driven search results, a short speech by John, Halley, and others, and more. It ends with Halley talking about Dave Winer and his role in RSS, wishing he was there.
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 03:39:49 GMTMary Hodder and some others were in town David Weinberger invited some people over to his house to schmooze about saving the Internet and other topics. I walked around at one point and asked some of the people if they'd like to say something for a podcast. You'll hear Mary, Halley Suitt, Steve Garfield, Henry Jenkins, Rebecca McKinnon, Bob Frankston, and others. It's nearly a half hour long.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:50:30 GMTThis recording is from a meeting of the Technology Industry Group of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. The speakers were Dan Caine and Jonathan Seelig. Dan is best known (in the tech world) for founding the company that developed the TaxCut income tax software which was acquired in 1993 by H&R Block. Jonathan was a co-founder of Akamai Technologies. The talk was titled "Two Guys Talking: A Discussion on Starting Companies, Living in Israel, and Committing to the Jewish Enterprise".
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:56:25 GMTThis is John Osborne of Osborne Associates. He's a person who records sound for broadcast. He's worked on lots of projects over the last 20 years or so and is doing reality TV stuff right now. I asked John lots of questions about equipment and stuff. His answers were aimed at people looking to do a "professional" job, so some of the equipment mentioned fits that price range, but it's really cool to listen to a pro even if you can't afford it. Realize that this was all recorded in a quite noisy club, with music, bar, candlepin bowling, and the Patriots football on TV -- a good test for my equipment (Sennheiser MD46 mike, Edirol R-1 recorder) and technique.
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:55:11 GMTI talked to Mark Mills (co-founder Nancy Mills' husband, co-host of the show, certified financial planner, and currently executive producer of Greater Boston on WGBH-TV) at the BoomersTV party. He talked about the show and then I asked him questions about funding, etc., that might be of interest to others (including podcasters) interested in making a living in independent media.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 05:35:50 GMTDave Winer was in town and he proposed a "geek dinner" at a food court in a mall in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I recorded about 20 minutes of some of the people talking to each other.
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 20:14:51 GMTDon, who was CEO of Trellix, is now CEO of EqualLogic. I run into people all the time who ask how he's doing and what's up with him, so I devoted some of our lunch time to recording a podcast. You will find this of interest if you are interested in Don himself, in EqualLogic and the type of products it makes (storage area network devices), or the VAR channel. He explains what SANs and iSCSI in particular are all about (IP-based network attached storage), why he joined that company, and what the VAR channel is like and how it compares to the Lotus Notes days when he helped develop the Notes VAR channel.
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 21:48:24 GMTThe Massachusetts Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies and the Science and Technology Caucus held a meeting titled "An Open Forum on the Future of Electronic Data Formats for the Commonwealth". It was held in the Senate Reading Room, and I was able to record the meeting.
Fri, 09 Dec 2005 03:42:03 GMTJay Walker, Chairman of Walker Digital, is best known for his work with Priceline.com.
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 04:05:06 GMTThis is a few minutes from a dinner with Microsoft's Dan'l Lewin and a few others. We discuss Ray Ozzie a bit.
Wed, 02 Nov 2005 03:52:48 GMTRobin is editor-in-chief at the Open Source Technology Group, which includes Slashdot.org, Linux.com, SourceForge.net, etc.
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Fri, 28 Oct 2005 04:16:27 GMTFrom the announcement: "The purpose of this meeting is to explore together how open standards are increasing productivity, decreasing costs and shifting control of information and technology choice from vendors to individuals, businesses and governments." The moderator was John Palfrey (Berkman Executive Director), with panelists Steve Bratt (COO W3C), Tim Bray (Sun), Doug Levin (CEO Black Duck Software), and Bob Sutor (VP Standards and Open Source, IBM).
Thu, 27 Oct 2005 02:31:54 GMTThe interviewees were J.J. Allaire and Jeremy Allaire, founders of Allaire Corp., the ColdFusion people.