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Dissecting Popular IT Nerds
45 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
131. Stop Acting Rudderless and Reinvent Your IT Career with Greg Altman
Greg Altman Greg is currently leading the Infrastructure team at Strike Construction. He has implemented Cato Networks, migrations to RingCentral and M365, Mitel phone systems, VS Code, Storage Spaces Direct clusters, and various Azure services. A problem-solver at heart, Greg has a breadth of knowledge that enables me to communicate with people at all levels...
67 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
130. Is Your Management Fostering High-Level Performance? with Daniel Millbank
Daniel Millbank Daniel is responsible for the successful completion of strategic initiatives around all aspects of IT, information architecture, knowledge management, and process improvement. With over two decades of experience in the technology field, he’s not only managed highly technical projects but also put an intentional focus on fostering healthy cultures, developing passionate people, and...
46 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
129. Identify Vendor Flags Using These Simple Questions with George Bica
George Bica George is the Director of information technology at HZO, a global company that delivers world-class water-proof nanocoating solutions that safeguard electronics, electrical products & critical applications in an ever-changing market. His position in IT is the highest leadership position within the organization in charge of information technology operations and vision for the future...
33 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
128. These Two Traits Will Make Your Managers Take IT Necessities Seriously with Al Gardner
Al Gardner Al Gardner is the Vice President of Information Technology and Security for Denver-based Inspirato. Mr. Gardner specializes in strategic IT management and overall network operations management. Al is a passionate coach and mentor who has a reputation for building and motivating highly effective teams by creating a culture built on integrity, compassion, innovation,...
43 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
#127 – What Department Performs Better Without Technology?
Milos Topic, CIO Digital Transformation Behemoth Most IT people struggle in certain key areas… Here’s what to do… When you struggle with telling the narrative When you struggle selling your big plan When people circumvent your IT leadership When you can’t convert someone The power of 8 cents Stop the bleeding Enable the future Hire...
37 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
#126 – The Human Factor Engineer
#126 – The Human Factor Engineer Calvin Nobles, Department Chair and Information Technology Professor There is no defined scientific discipline surrounding humans… and yet humans cause all the problems. What are the high friction Points with humans Cognitive abilities put to work Hands-on experience leads to advanced level skills. Why making your own lab could...
57 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
#125 – The Single Biggest Problem in IT
David Park is Director of Information Technology at Sambatek and a transformational leader with a high functioning form of Autism. “Working 80 hrs a week only to get insulted.” Crazy Example of Roadmap Failure at 38 min in. High level success with autism No Roadmap… welcome to hell Circumventing Upper management Stake holder buy-in
56 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Don’t Make Technology the Solution
Dr Braden Myers, MBA, MIS helps you concur the dreaded comment, “It’s working fine, why should we change?” What truly is customer centric? IT is not a service or a function? How does business and IT align How does empathy work Why do good IT guys quit? And… Should you quit your job?
56 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
5th Wheel IT Spy Ends Up Getting Hired and then gets Everything he Asks For
Malachi Salazar came in as a spy at 19 Years Old… Was taking a year off before college… Instead got hired to forklift massive multi-location company. Also on this episode… Old IT artifacts running XP Where do sales come from if IT doesn’t exist? 1st, 2nd, 3rd interviews for IT jobs Ambition + Direction = Progression How...
43 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Love the community and you’ll love your IT job
Christopher Driscoll, Director of Technology at University of Pittsburgh How do you have a campus culture when everything is online? The IT Hierarchy Top 4 in Order #1: Security #2: Connectivity #3: Reliability #4: Resourcefulness
44 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
IT is learning to Golf
Keith Tripp, IT Infrastructure Leader| Cybersecurity Risk Strategist| Technology Leader |Baltimore Aircoil Company Top 5 Tips from Keith Tripp #1: Collaboration kills silos #2: Master achieving buy-In from others #3: Learn to sell at the Executive Level #4: Communicate communicate communicate #5: Simplify as much as technology can allow
38 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Build Your Network Like a Race Car
Jon Comstock, IT Manager @Berger Chevrolet “Don’t be afraid to say your piece, take chances and know who you are working for.” Building Asteroids and the Lunar Lander Delivering End-Users Phish in Newspapers Security cameras for car jackers Keep the cash register open I should get something for this: https://www.gmpartsnow.com/ Like a free SS or something with...
53 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
What does 9600 BAUD look like?
Jack Suess “Technology Legend” VP of IT and CIO at UMBC if you can’t sell the value of IT after the pandemic you probably shouldn’t be the leader of IT Actually, thinking about your coded before submitting. Who remember the past TCP battles? Working at a rate of 96 Baud The positives and negatives of...
59 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Making friends with IT people gets you into IT
Andre Green, IT Manager Luminis Health Not in IT? Just make friends with IT people and work for free Small IT staff off 40 guys Medical Billing Loose note documents lol How do we prevent a ransomware attack… just google it Not in IT? Just make friends with an IT Director and work for free...
52 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
At what point do people decide to congratulate IT
Chris Perrin: Director of IT at A-1 Freeman Moving Group Pet Peeves surrounding Domains Justifying Costs for T1s Measuring people. IT people need to love selling If I gave you a million dollars to spend on IT where would you spend it? How do we break the numbers down and make the investment a no-brainer
65 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Be a change enabler… when tech, process, and people meet the faster you achieve
New Jersey IT Director renames the iPhone appropriately, “Jersey Phone” Tony Fatouros, Director, IT – OCM and Change Enablement at Mattel, Inc. End users ask, “Why can’t we do what amazon does?” change is a constant now… get used to IT Knowing what to do is easy… but how do you know what to measure? What...
57 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Traversing the Canyon that Separates IT and The Business
Harrison Woodard – IT Business Building Master How to exploit technology Where to Learn the Language of Business “I’m here for the solution” Rebuilding IT Forcing Yourself to Walk Away No One Want to Do Scarry Stuff The answer is so simple
52 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Beyond Layer 7
Tom Goral (IT Manager at 1888 industrial services) describes the 3 Missing OSI Layers How to cut time managing The fun of spear fishing end users How to deal with everything we do becoming obsolete Governing human factors with policy How do you pick what to learn next? Check out his website here for wicked...
50 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
What to do with End Users Who Don’t Care
Aldino Parchment: Head Of Information Technology, Paramount Global Encouraging Fear What’s your Maturity Level Sounds like Panama is where it’s at How much Technology Foundation do you need? Challenge you order takers to take charge Live life as a project manager and you’ll be happier If you can’t do this, you might as well just lay...
64 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Why Critical Thinking is More Important Than Leadership
WOW! What an Episode!!! Cia Hang, Senior Director of Information Technology at Chapter Aesthetics, deconstructs all my beliefs on Leadership being important. At least we don’t have to worry about leading anymore, but we do have to worry about our genetics. Human relationships are a nightmare to navigate because people are not on the same page If you...
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