35 Burst results for "Silicon Valley"
Self-Censorship Is the Most Powerful Form of Censorship
"So let's talk first about censorship. So Dennis and prager you did a great job. They're Google lawsuit. They were way ahead of the curve by the way. They tried to warn everyone that Google was going to shut everyone up. And people took them seriously, but not enough people, and then next thing you know, Donald Trump gets kicked off YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, all in one day, and it's kind of, I told you so, right, Dennis, it was one of those things. And we kind of have a separate government that exists in our country, one that we elect and one that is technocratic and one that is headquartered in Silicon Valley and in Menlo Park. So I could get into that form of censorship. I could also talk about the former censorship that exists on college campuses, whether it be the administration or antifa, and all that. But the type of censorship that I think is actually most helpful to talk about is one that every single person in this room participated, which is when we shut ourselves up. Self censorship has become the biggest form and most powerful form of censorship. Now, it's not only we don't shut ourselves up because we always want to, it's largely because we're afraid of the price or the cost associated with speaking up. And a great example of this is when people say Charlie, what can I do? And I asked them, I say, at work or with your Friends, are you allowed to express your political or religious or moral beliefs? And a vast majority of the people that listen to my show say no. I say, well, then you are not free. I said, let's just start there. You know, instead of you running for governor or whatever, what you're all great things and say, why don't you next time at your lunch break, tell the people around you how you view the world like Charlie, I can't do that. I mean, I'll lose my job, I'll be ridiculed. I'll be marked. I'll be smeared. So, of course you will be. So why won't you do it? And that's really the issue, isn't it? And this has been one of the genius moves to the left is that they are able to hold hostage our decadence to use a great word. Our lifestyle our luxury over us. We have a great life here in America and conservatives know they have a great life. And it's actually this very interesting thing. It's this inverse relationship, and I love Dennis thoughts on this. Because conservatives are more thankful to be an American and thankful for what they have. I think we're also more afraid to lose
How Elizabeth Holmes Soured the Media on Silicon Valley
"Their owners founder Elizabeth Holmes has taken the stand at her trial you can't tell your side of the reporters trailed Elizabeth Holmes as you looked at federal courthouse in San Jose California the fall in Silicon Valley star took the stand late Friday afternoon in her trial for criminal fraud will back again on Monday the former entrepreneur will attempt to refute allegations by federal prosecutors that she bamboozled investors and patients about her start up Theranos and blood testing machine called Edison that she claimed would reshape health care homes began her testimony by recounting her early years as a student at Stanford University her interest in disease detection while working with the respected chemistry professor who later joined the company she talked about dropping out of school at the age of nineteen and convincing her parents let her use your college savings to found a startup the government's evidence included internal documents and emails and
'Transhumanism' and the Coming Cyborg Reset With James Poulos
"I just want to make sure everyone understands what transhumanism is in the sense of how it applies to them. It's this movement where these people in Silicon Valley want to try and integrate computers or technology actually into humans. You could start to see this with Neuralink with Elon Musk and many other movements and that technology is only accelerating. You saw that with Facebook, which is no longer Facebook. It's now called meta. Now, let me just start with something that I think our audience would be able to understand because there's a lot of technology behind this. I don't think even I have a good grasp on. But is it conceivable that if we do nothing? In 20 years we will be mostly cyborgs or plugged into an alternative universe and not the real world. Talk about the implications of where this technological movement is heading, which is the destruction of the human species. Yeah, that's a trajectory. You can see it in the language, the rhetoric around the great reset. You can see it in the way that, you know, social credit system has already developed in the U.S.. You know, we already have the major corporations and the government, including the part of the government where citizens can not replace these individuals by voting on whether or not they should remain in office. A tremendous unity of the institutions under federal purview, creating a social system on the Internet wherein if you say the right things and do the right things, you know, you won't get a check from the government, but you will get social credit points, basically. And it's still informal, you know, there are these things don't have a name. You can't sort of flex on people by showing that you have a higher social credit score than them. But already, if you have kids and they're on TikTok or if you just really hungry for the memes, you can just go on there and see that, you know, the zoomers who understand what's going on are already making sort of meme videos mocking folks like John Cena for, you know, for saying that Taiwan is a part of China, making fun of him for having an infinite social credit score. They understand where things are going. They understand that, you know, colleges, education system, Hollywood, banking system, every component of these pillars of civil society are all sort of circling the wagons consolidating authority and try to usher people into what I'm calling a cyborg Vivarium. You know, sort of it's like a domed enclosure, really, where people who have merged with their technology are cultivated and reordered on digital
Victor Davis Hanson's Take on Glenn Youngkin's Upset Victory in Virginia
"Victor Davis Hansen senior fellow at the Hoover institution at Stanford University and author most recent so many things. Anything with his name on it, buy it, but the dying citizen out now follow him at vide Hansen. Professor Hansen, welcome to America first. Thank you for having me again, Seth. So much to discuss, personal news on your front with regards to a very storied conservative publication, but let's talk about the events in Virginia of the last few days. My take is the following. I would like you to be the sanity check for this. We have seen 9 out of ten of the analyses post the young con victory have been incredibly sophomoric, very, very simplistic, basically half of them have said, this is an indictment of Donald Trump because young and isn't Trump and the other half said this is a victory for Trump because he's just like Trump and critical race theory, et cetera, et cetera. I think the truth lies somewhere in between a very cautious candidate who didn't go full America first. However, embraced a culture war issue much like president Trump, which propelled him to the top of the ticket, who is to blame or who gets the credit for this massive upset victory professor. I think you have it right. I think he ran more successfully or at least as successfully in those red counties of Virginia than Trump did. So he was able to get the base. He was able to keep the base because Trump endorsed him and he didn't no issue did he disagree with the Trump magazine. He might have downplayed abortion in the particular suburbs. But he didn't, and he thanked Trump and that he won. He said that I appreciate that. But Trump made it easier for him because let's face it, this ostracism of Trump on social media, boomeranged against Silicon Valley. Because Trump found out that when he wasn't commenting on personalities every day, that in time people are remembering his record and not what he tweeted. And his tweets bothered some people. Some people they encouraged. But the point I'm making is people looked at Biden's disaster's first 9 and a half months and they've said this was all self created. The opposite of what Trump did. So Trump's stature has risen the more I don't know how to say it because it's a contradiction or paradox, the more remote. It's almost as a Trump is everywhere in the mind of the Democrats, but he's nowhere on social
Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises
"A federal jury in San Jose California weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes has heard audio evidence in her fraud trial federal prosecutors played a series of recordings of all of the calls boasting to investors about what she claimed was a breakthrough in blood testing technology buyer firm Theranos the government alleges that homes due to sophisticated investors and major retailers about a bogus device called Edison the machine was supposed to be able to use a few drops of blood to scan for hundreds of potential health problems the flurry of investments at one point totaled nine billion dollars with their nose while not being in only forty Walgreen's stores after it invested millions if convicted almost could face up to twenty years in prison I Norman hall
Is the Biden Regime Illegitimate?
"We are one on one with Stanford University's professor Victor Davis Hansen. Given that you have said all the synonyms, the deep state, the permanent bureaucracy, justified, not hyperbole, we have the empirical evidence. If we add to that, what we witnessed last year, 80 million unbidden mail out ballots sent out. Democrat governors across the nation saying we don't need to verify signatures. We can stretch the dates suitcases of ballots being pulled from under tables on CCTV. And Hunter Biden, the Hunter Biden story being literally censored at the source by Silicon Valley, the oldest newspaper in America, Alexander Hamilton's New York Post, not being allowed to re post the story of the contents of the hunt of mine laptop. Is it again? I'm using you as my sounding board. Is that hyperbole? It is an exaggeration to say that this quote unquote regime, this White House is illegitimate professor. Or I'm not going to adjudicate because that's what Hillary Clinton did and discouraged. Remember, she said that he was that he was not fairly elected. Stacey Abrams did that. All I will say is that when you transition in a single election cycle to the highest you've ever had mail in ballots in 2016 of 40% roughly. And you go to 63%, a 102 mail in or early ballots. And the error rate goes from a typical per state average of three to 4% rejection rate. And it goes down to .2 to .4, depending on the state. And then you're told that when you more than double the amount of work, the tabulate those ballots. And you need double the amount of workers. Yet you're going to find less air than you usually would when you have half the bowel, I just don't believe that's
Google Launches Anti-Racism Campaign, Says We're All "Raised to Be Raised"
"Google the leviathan. The most powerful organization on the planet has now launched a new anti-racism initiative for all of their employees claiming that america is quote a system of white supremacy and that all americans are quote raised to be racist. They have a white supremacy pyramid. Christopher rufo rights. I've obtained a trove of whistle blower documents from the inside of google revealed a company's extensive racial reeducation program based on the core tenants of critical race theory including intersection algae white privilege and systemic racism in a module called ally ship in action. Google train their employees to deconstruct racial and sexual identities and then ranked themselves hierarchy of power and privilege and manner manager reactions through crying and assessing their happy place in a video guest lecturer henry rogers. Otherwise known as abram x. kennedy claimed that all americans including children as young as three months old are racist quote to be raised in the united states is to be raised to be racist and to be raised to rice. Racist is to be raised to be almost addicted to racist ideas. Denial of racism that a person is racist quote for me is the heartbeat of racism. Is denial and the sound of that. Denial is that. I'm not racist can told google employees. It's a critical critically important for americans to no longer being denial about their own racism and another lecture. Google paid nicole. Hannah jones claim that she created and she created the sixteen nineteen project to verify lifelong theory that everything in modern day united states can be traced back to slavery. If you name anything in america i can relate it back to slavery
Twitter Suspends JD Vance Campaign Account
"You see what happened to jay. Vance jd vance the author of hillbilly elegy the Appalachian raised kind of half appalachian. Half middletown ohio raised a young man. Who went on to become A yale law school. Nor i take that back. I think he went to yale. For as undergrad got his law degrade ohio state. Beg your pardon at anyway you'll jedi vance now. Senate candidate jd. Vance is one of the top senate candidates at least according to polls rising. He's got a lot of very powerful people behind him. Not a lot of which by the way or not all of which are full on full conservatives. he's got some silicon valley support but jd. Vance is a senate candidate to replace rob portman who is retiring and is not running for reelection here in the state of ohio again in which i reside so i will cast votes in this election. Jv vance's campaign account was suspended from twitter. Twitter is not now just censoring conservative individuals. Like you know the former president of the united states now. They're actually practicing. Election interference the campaign account for jd. Vance was suspended without any rhyme or reason offered. You just can't have a place on twitter anymore. They're still trying to find out why. To my knowledge they have not found out why. But it's an issue. It's a massive issue. Free speech the ability to communicate the ability to use modern tack. Everyone else's using modern tack in campaigning. All of that now is up in the air.
Power, Money, and Ego With Teddy Schleifer
"Are a part of a team that is releasing a new media. Publication called the puck. Website puck dot news. And i couldn't help start the conversation. And when i went to the website it's simply says a new media company covering power money and ego and those three words i think Elicit all kinds of emotional responses from people power money and ego But you've been writing about a lot of the stuff for a while. Where does the personal fascination or interests come from in covering some of these topics so in some ways. The role is very big and in some ways. It's very small What what. I mean by that is there. Are you know. Three hundred and fifty million people in the united states But a very small number of people have enormous amount of influence in american society. People who like you know. I think lots of listeners might not even know their names if you look at the floors four hundred list from time to time. I'm always Humor that like how many people even as someone who covers billionaires. I have never heard of you know people who have thirty forty billion dollars who made their money in some got awful boring industry Who have enormous amount of assets and can convert that into political influence rob against wince Influence in just kind of in public life more so pucks. Kind of central conceit is that the world is actually driven by a small number of people And that there is a big world that is governed by people in hollywood people in washington people on wall street people in silicon valley And that ultimately that that world needs to be a unspoiled for the rest of us to understand and these rather also. I feel like often very are treated as isolated power sectors right people in hollywood who cover hollywood really wealthy people on wall street. Who covered the or system really. Well you know. I've covered silicon valley This is actually really one world right. The people on wall street have influenced in washington. People washington or regular people in silicon valley and silicon valley is attacking hollywood and creeping on kind of traditional studios. So one of the other ideas of pop is that. Let's let's kind of narrow the synapse here and try to really uncover this as one world
Nike CEO John Donahoe's Lessons on Servant Leadership
"What star. John rains that i am most associate with you. Which is servant leadership. And i'd love if you could describe your philosophy on servant leadership especially try to conceptualize it for much smaller organizations. What does it mean to serve leader as a ceo of a bunch of ceo's around the table how should they think about how that philosophy conform away they run their business so when i talk about servant leadership. It's frankly the the way. I learned to lead because i actually learned the lead in partnership a ban where you aren't really empowered to do anything to you have to earn the respect and the followership of others. You guys don't have that as founders. But i do think you'll find that. Many of the best leaders exhibited the principles servant leadership. And i just say how do i serve serve. The purpose of the organization serve the customers served. The employees serve the communities in which we operate in a jim collins called at level five leadership other people call from things. But it's when someone it's not about the leader it's about what it is. We are trying to accomplish right and some of the antithesis of what's hot silicon valley at different times the narrative. Always around the all-powerful founder. They're all powerful leader. And i think there's actually very few examples where that actually great sustainable companies come out of that my leadership role model for large parts of my career with phil jackson of the chicago bulls. Now it'd be steve kerr for your younger and would always struck me. He was able to do is get people who actually were better than he was klay. Together he got michael jordan. Scottie pippen dennis. Rodman caster characters to win six championships. It got shack kobe to play together. You look at you. Look at steve kerr the warriors right. Now he's getting. Somehow he's getting steph curry klay thompson and kevin durant andrew mongering all vying to something greater and they win i view with how do you build high performance teams of top talent to win and servant leadership is part of it.
'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos
"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception
Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes on Trial as Jury Selection Begins
"Miracle. She promised that a single drop of blood. Could give you information about numerous diseases and conditions that may be in your future. She was the darling of the tech industry until it all came crashing down. And today Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial over three years after she was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. Today. Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial Jury selection begins today in the Bay Area. At one point, Holmes was as Silicon Valley superhero dropping out of Stanford and then creating Theranos only to find out her company's blood testing technology. That he did not do what she claimed at trial. The question will be weather. Holmes knew all along that she had a device A didn't work. Holmes is expected to point the finger at the company's CEO, who is also charged and with whom she had a romantic relationship.
What Is the Metaverse? With Dan Gallagher
"A new buzzword in silicon valley the metaverse on books latest earnings call ceo mark zuckerberg mentioned the word no less than sixteen times. What is the metaverse. The metaverse the metaverse metaphors in many ways. The metaverse is the ultimate expression of social technology in defining quality of the metaverse presence within the metaverse. You're gonna build a hang out. Play games with friends. Work and more and zuckerberg isn't the only one talking about the metaverse exacts a companies ranging from microsoft to match group have been spending time and money either building out or getting involved in the metaverse. But what is it. And what could it mean for you and me here to talk more about. It is our heard on the street columnist. Dan gallagher hey dan thanks for being here pleasure to be here okay. Dan help us out here at the simplest level. What is the metaverse. Almost it almost depends on who you ask. But i think the most common definitions run that the metaverse is like this virtual world that you know as things that are similar to a we have a real world like a functioning economy. You know places where you can have a sense of physical presence. Even if it's not like what we think of as physical early versions of this we see and things like you know big video games like fortnight. That are kind of like their own worlds or could be defined as that. But what. I think when you hear from these tech companies. They're really talking about something. That's a lot more immersive. Unusually has to be kind of accessed with technology like virtual reality and augmented reality and that kind of equipment
Louisiana Braces for Hurricane Ida
"Com. Louisiana residents ready now for Hurricane either the massive storm expected to go ashore sometimes Sunday night with 140 Miles And a lot of water. The New Orleans area could see maybe around A foot of rain and University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNulty says Sunday's arrival will bring back memories of one of the worst storms in history. Hurricane Ida is going to make landfall in August. 29th there which is the 16 year anniversary of Hurricane
Elizabeth Holmes' Lawyers Say She Suffered Partner's Abuse
"The criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes starts next week in Silicon Valley. She's a disgraced founder of the blood testing company, Theranos. NPR's Bobby Allyn reports on new court documents that shed light on her defense. Holmes is accused of defrauding patients and investors by making false claims about their nose equipment. In newly unsealed court papers. Her lawyers say she plans on pointing a finger at her ex boyfriend, Sonny Bill Joani. He was a top there are no executive and is also charged with fraud, but will be tried separately. Holmes legal team accuses Boudouani of emotionally and sexually abusing homes they say that impacted her state of mind during the alleged crimes. Bonnie's lawyers call this claim salacious and inflammatory Jury selection and Holmes trial starts Tuesday. She faces 20 years in
Mike Maples on Value Hacking and Avoiding The Fake Growth Epidemic
"Is value hacking. How do you sort of conceived this term. And what problem did you set out to solve. We're doing it. Yeah so so Value hacking was intended to Address problem that we saw more and more in the tech industry which we like to call fake growth and so fake growth to me is kind of like the hidden. In plain sight secret that's pervasive in silicon valley it says pervasive in tech and startups as fake news and politics and so we started to think well a lot of companies that we'd worked with some get all the way to the promised land get public like say octa or lift kind of more recently but some start out great and go off the rails and we wanted to understand why it so we did a lot of analysis and thought about it some and interviewed a bunch of founders companies that had worked and not worked and we really honed in on this issue fake growth and to what is baker. What are the most. Common signs at a startup is experiencing fake it. Yeah so fake growth. Basically emphasizes growth optics overgrowth reality so we like to call it grow theater and so you know what are some common examples. You know focusing on funding round sizes and getting publicity around that focusing on. How much pr can you get regardless of your customer. Traction focusing on is my valuation in the last round bigger than my buddies valuation. In the last round that i met at a meet up and even worse it's the board is actually usually complicit in this. It's it's everybody trying to make numbers in a spreadsheet that look good and so board meetings become about okay. I read in some blog. You've gotta grow fifteen percent a month and so are you growing fifteen percent a month and so what we what we learned is that one of the great causes a fake growth. Is that people start trying to grow before they're ready to grow and that the right way to think about it was create a very strong value proposition. that's true and then Grow by syndicating the truth because if value propositions true in theory we should be able to scale it
Inside Big Tech's Battle to Erase Trump
"How do you rate the efficacy of big tex attempt to arrays the trump movement yet lead to donald trump They winning odd people pushing back his rumble getter power. Are they making a difference. How how do matters stand right now. What gives me some level of optimism about silicon valley ability to control. Things is that despite the massive amount of resources they threw at donald trump this five altering the very nature of that platform with a ready basis that flap reading voss apparatus offense oakwood misinformation purely as a way to undermine the mind donald trump supporters. They were still only able to. You know win election by By a few a few tens of thousands of This is extraordinary. When you look at the kind of things they did ahead of the election from stanford in the new york post on the biden story censoring breitbart group rule Cop right balked visibility in their search engine by ninety nine point seven percent compared to twenty sixteen almost completely a racist system and they actually did completely erased out through by homosexuals for joe biden out visibility rocky zero overnight automated algorithms thing. There's very clear. What bugles doing that So they did. All of that still only managed to win win the election by a few tens of thousands of both white
Breitbart's Allum Bokhari on Facebook and Freedom of Speech
"Here we have the chief spokesperson for the new regime. The blood firths the jihadi regime. Who has a lesson for us play cuts and that's where the booklet later is the ban. Daddy the dow this question should be asked to those people who are Claiming to be promoters of speech who do not allow publication of information and news. I can ask facebook company this week. The taliban lecturing the press as to whether facebook's should be the people that are interviewing let's discuss the rich rich irony with the author of hashtag deleted Big tax battle to raise the trump movement and steal an election. He is of course. A bright button uses investigative journalists on big tech issues allen bakari. Welcome back and welcome to america. First one on one. I had to be on so after ask. How did you react when you saw that video that audio from kabul with the the theocrat of of the the taliban regime lecturing us on freedom of speech well this is actually something. I've been expecting for a while for From like any number of regimes that criticizes on know. They even rights record on the basis for the individual liberty. They denied that people. Because you know. As liberty erodes in america that undermines america's ability to criticize concrete even if they are objectively worse than the united states and the taleban over the are objectively worse than Than the united states and the west even than silicon valley but when silicon valley has undermined reece beach. the extent That allows you know the taliban to come along and say hey facebook centers facebook centers would it tends to be blasted me. Why facebook standard. Though we're gonna blast today in afghanistan yukon criticize us for it
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"I didn't see it as such a fairy tale land until i laughed so i was born in and was gave i grew up in silicon valley and both my parents worked in the semiconductor industry. And i didn't. I didn't realize at the time how unique that was. We'd have a girl scout fundraiser. Or or something in my mom would take me to hurt company. I'd get to put on the bunny suit. Go inside chip fabricators equipment and that was just the world. I grew up in and had no idea that it was revolutionizing you know the rest of the planet. 'cause i was you know ten so it was a pretty different perspective on that but i guess it sticks with you mean i remember going out of business meetings with my dad who whilst worked in the industry and you just go to a starbucks or coffee. Whatever around here and you kind of look around. And everyone's like hitching someone else trying to get a deal up and doing business in having an idea. And there's notebooks that napkins and scraps and so that energy was just what i grew up in and i didn't really realize how special until i left and kinda looking back on it and seeing how much that entrepreneurial spirit and that kind of tech vibe so alive here and really unique to other places in the world i want to move on to where agriculture fits in basin where it has tried and failed in the past to digitize oil kind of change in in silicon valley robe. What's what's your experience of it. Well i think. I didn't know much about food or agriculture and i actually started talking to some people who've very quickly mentored me if you will to tell me that you know as opposed to like the social media investing that i have been doing that tweeting eating or food and agriculture very different than social media right and for a variety of reasons. The you know all the reasons it will probably get into but you know that..
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"It sane is the birthplace of modern technology quite literally taking its name from the region sand which contained the silicon used to manufacture out the first computer chips now. Silicon valley is synonymous with technology rapid innovation startups and venture capital. It's the home of big tech companies like ebay pay pal facebook intel alphabet and of course apple people now even talk about the silicon valley innovation model as a template for. Stop success yet win. It's been applied to act. Take well we've seen mixed so you may think that if i can just give the farmer to adopt my tool. Then it's game over. I'm going to go disrupt the system but you find that. There's like multiple layers of that onion to peel back before you can actually make changes to that system. I think that's one of the big at a lot of folks have had so where peeling that onion that was robbed trice the founder better food ventures of food and aggrava- say and founder of the mixing bowl. Which is connecting food act and tech innovators in silicon valley. And beyond you'll also hear from serrano let who you probably already know as well as matthew prior both car founders of tenacious benches and agritech vase day and partners at the fintech rukh both have strong ties to silicon valley and recently published an article. We've this very premise. How silicon valley said take back a decade. It struck a chord. It was a little tongue in cheek but it really started a conversation. So we thought we'd dig in further but first let's meet rob sure so My name is rob twice. And i spent about just under fifteen years in the mobile internet venture capital space. I came here at the tail. End of the dot com bubble. I saw the burst. I was here for nine. Eleven as here for two thousand when i started working on the mobile internet. We're onto g networks. It was that time when people wondered..
"silicon valley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Silicon Valley insider now back to Silicon Valley insider once again your host Keith to get better I thought it would keep specialist today as we come out tomorrow Joe part Greg even jurors in the co founder of a recording will come back Nico concrete to do here so thanks again for being a show they had a great time chatting about cryptocurrency bitcoin I had to keep yourself safe using a few tips well I brush your teeth and now we're on the pivot I want to talk about your view into what's gonna be happening after the new normal in the future yes so to me like the near future becomes super hard to it's a really difficult time to try to predict the future because we you know it's so unbelievable where we are in a you know it's a it's the future they sister has not been written but what I do want to talk about if the eventual future right which is that because I come from open source software what I do know is that open source this is really big coin is open source financial infrastructure and what I know from history open source is that first of all you can't complain about missing features and you can't complain about bugs because what I know from the history of open source software is eventually the developers are gonna win they're going to get it they're gonna get it right it just takes however much time it takes I don't know how much time it'll take but it'll it'll get done right so that's up to me don't bet against open source software or open source offer developers you know so to me that the eventual story has kind of already been written you know which is which is an end up looking like this is if you look at open source software like it powers the most powerful companies in the world so all the Facebook for Netflix and Microsoft power bi open source software and they're actually more profitable as proprietary software companies building on top so my mood around something like open source financial infrastructure is that traditional monies in traditional financial services will all be worth so much more an economy be worth so much more but all the infrastructural services will be open source and you know I think that is an eventuality yeah you know I really love this point because I think rewind the clock to two or three years ago during the ICO craze among a lot of conversations with CEOs at publicly traded companies about this whole a blockchain thing and and I think that was the big queen Ethereum usually in the context of talking to a corporate CEO in the normal schedule not naming names was Hey I I plug in a couple million dollars in this project the skunk works projects for the last six months or a year and we're really **** this up we waste a lot of money I think that's why we love what you're saying because they're so fixated on the cryptocurrency asking how do I make this into a revenue stream for my company this is what I really was passion about is like you should just think of this as another technology to help propel your company forward and worry less about how you gonna monetize make this into a crypto currency revenue generating thing what are your topping these tools techniques and your platform to make it a better experience yeah and ultimately the goal of open source software as it's been expressed is really to lower the cost of infrastructure right that's really the effect now if you think that that sounds like a boring trivial thing it turns out that when you do lower the cost of infrastructure more participants can build on top and it accelerates the rate of innovation right because it's just cheaper for everyone to join and it's cheaper for everyone to build even more innovation and that's that's the net effect so it's a very powerful net effect yeah that's what I really appreciated the history you're giving so we had them sign in on a couple weeks back he was really talking about the history of Cisco and how in the late nineties we and son had to create everything ourselves yeah there was anything you could look into there's an empty eyes and then what came next was the you know cloud generation where we're talking about lowering operating expense a cloud companies were lowering the expenses of far greater than traditional I'm hardware churches offer companies because they're not leveraging these tools and now he we another ten years later and we have all these other start ups will start to open up overnight and leveraging these backbones that these car companies start up so the rate of development continues to get lower lower offering senses get lower lower so if you think about how do I look at blockchain incorporate that into lowering overall offering since recent profitability and gaining more adoption I think that is really vital yeah and I think that in the end game they I will only be beneficiaries from open source and that you know there are people who are not benefiting from it are actually like why did they why did they even existed I like that the it's it's free software I could fight that it's free like you know it's nothing there's nothing to dislike well me go we're out of time I'd love to have you come back yeah thank you so much once again so do I sort of keep two special guests me come out tomorrow Joe part regularly mentors and co founder of recording today show was all about how to keep.
"silicon valley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Whole story this is a special presentation of Silicon Valley inside her now back to Silicon Valley insider once again your host Keith to if there is walking back to the center would keep to once again joined with my Bordeaux who is the co CEO of a tune which we've been really having a fascinating conversation so welcome back my thank you so tune is all about marketing but is specifically persuasion marketing and we hope trains of really great dialogue during the break one thing I wanted to bring up my was we talk a lot about emotions and things that drive engagement what happens when it's a company could you just talk to some of the large corporations work with windows actual hard dollars at stake yeah this is so this is a very good example of rational versus emotional is that when it goes down to the to the line people are like well in business we talk numbers we talk money so you know my you're coming to me and saying oh yeah I just come up with some emotional flimsy flames the message and you know the the the people my CEO is going to be like all moved by it and decide to shift is framed hells no I mean I you know I'm a branch manager of a bank I put out beautiful out about kids on a bike learning from their dad and nobody storms a branch but Hey you know say for your iPad and all of a sudden like everybody in the neighborhood is in there are signing up for an account so don't tell me rational doesn't matter the numbers are what really move things well I would say that what's really important is to get an emotional message that makes your target whoever that is even if their numbers minded emotional that's what's really critical and someone riding a bike may not be it so for example talking to a CEO trying to convince them to shift their business policy with a non finance argument how do you do that there was an example of a company I deeply respect I won't name because I want to keep it confidential for them but they we're doing some of this type of image based subconscious work they were trying to work for pharmaceutical companies who wanted to understand how do people view us and up to this point that company hadn't made huge strides in terms of changing their policy to accommodate people who had been contacting them in polls saying nine out of ten I'm angry at you ten out of ten you know the numbers were clear that there was a big problem but then when you do research we ask someone in their minds hi what is it like to face high drug prices and you have a woman describing in my head I see myself in my dream house that is taken fifty years of hard work for me and my husband to save up and built and I see this pharmaceutical company because of their insane cancer drug prices for my husband it suffice on my house slowly crushing it with me inside and I'm screaming for help to somebody help me and I'm throwing money out the window and this money is falling into a trough where pharmaceutical executives are fat pigs dressed in business suits eating from the trough of the money and throwing them and not even looking up to see me being crushed in my own house now when you present that visual to a farm exec you sparked an emotional reaction in that room I can't describe people who are used to working numbers numbers numbers every day how do we advance the business growth darted to get emotional there is tears there was anger there was disbelief but that's what how you spark changing the ended up creating an incredible program to provide drugs at free or low cost of people have a certain income level yeah I mean it's powerful because you hear about all the stories I think it was MP pen rain and people realize how much more market but was and you know whether it was morally more I mean when I make a different call but that was something that was in the public domain and sparked a huge discussion over there was the the talk about the woman who had a snake bite and my Koster I think of the eighty percent discount the still Koster like ten thousand some of these told her like twenty thousand dollars a piece such an appealing two thousand four thousand dollars but that you can get it in Mexico for like a hundred Bucks right I mean those are the kinds of things I think the public gets angry about and pharmaceutical companies because there are large it just like banks and other large companies the have to really think about how the image perception is even if there were considered a monopoly and I think that's where bringing in firms like a tune is important yes in fact I would say subconscious messaging and research is only in not impactful on psychopaths which happened to be a very small slice of the population the rest of us feel emotions and and it absolutely when the messages right our frame it will absolutely spark a reaction and I'm happy to also Keith tell you how to avoid dating psychopathic space to study different show me to do that that's a whole different show and so my with just a short amount of time we have left on today show and I do want to remind people that my will be giving us some tips are not included in the show so go to SEN a bit is to download them when we start publishing it what do you want to impart let let's see your technology start up in again that we deal with a ton technologist are trying to scale their stock and they come to us for help what's a good ways for them so my advice is to slow down before you speed up I know that we're in this stage right now fail fast feel cheap and I could not agree more once you get to the implementation phase yes break things move fast Belfast feel cheap but not before you have that foundational knowledge and what's interesting is when you slow down to speed up your first designs while you're still kind of throwing spaghetti to wall it's a much narrower band and you're much more likely to succeed great advice so once again my Bordeaux Colosio Mattoon has been with us today you have a question or comment about how to get a hold of my energy email us at info that's been.
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"Presentation of Silicon Valley inside her now back to Silicon Valley insider once again your host Keith to there is walking back to the center would keep to once again joined with my Birdo who is the co CEO of a tune which we've been really having a fascinating conversation so we'll come back my thank you so tune is all about marketing but is specifically persuasion marketing and we can all kinds of really great dialogue during the break one thing I wanted to bring up my was we talk a lot about emotions and things that drive engagement what happens when it's a company could you just talk about some of the large corporations work with windows actual hard dollars at stake yeah this is so this is a very good example of rational versus emotional is that when it goes down to the to the line people are like well in business we talk numbers we talk money so you know my you're coming to me and saying oh yeah I just come up with some emotional flimsy flames the message and you know the the the people my CEO is going to be like all moved by it and decided to shift his frame hells no I mean I you know I'm a branch manager of a bank I put out beautiful out about kids on a bike learning from their dad and nobody storms a branch but I he is a free iPad and all of a sudden like everybody in the neighborhood is in there are signing up for an account so don't tell me rational doesn't matter the numbers are what really move things well I would say that what's really important is to get an emotional message that makes your target whoever that is even if their numbers minded emotional that's what's really critical and someone riding a bike may not be it so for example talking to a CEO trying to convince them to shift their business policy with a non finance argument how do you do that there was an example of a company I deeply respect I won't name because I want to keep it confidential for them but they we're doing some of this type of image based subconscious work they were trying to work for pharmaceutical companies who wanted to understand how do people view us and up to this point that company hadn't made huge strides in terms of changing their policy to accommodate people who had been contacting them in polls saying nine out of ten I'm angry at you ten out of ten you know the numbers were clear that there was a big problem but then when you do research we ask someone in their minds I what is it like to face high drug prices and you have a woman describing in my head I see myself in my dream house that is taken fifty years of hard work for me and my husband to save up and built and I see this pharmaceutical company because of their insane cancer drug prices for my husband it suffice on my house slowly crushing with me inside and I'm screaming for help to somebody help me and I'm throwing money out the window and this money is falling into a trough where pharmaceutical executives are fat pigs dressed in business suits eating from the trough of the money I'm throwing at them and not even looking up to see me being crushed in my own house now when you present that visual to a farm exec you sparked an emotional reaction in that room I can't describe people who are used to working numbers numbers numbers every day how do we advance the business growth started to get emotional there is tears there was anger there was disbelief but that's what how you spark changing the ended up creating an incredible program to provide drugs at free or at low cost to people of a certain income level yeah I mean that's powerful because you hear about all the stories I think it was MP pen raid and people realize how much more market but was and you know whether it was morally more I mean we're not making a different call but that was something that was in the public domain and sparked a huge discussion over there was the the talk about the woman who had a snake bite and I Koster I think of the eighty percent discount still Koster like ten thousand some of these told her like twenty thousand dollars a piece such an appealing two thousand four thousand dollars but that you can get it in Mexico for like a hundred Bucks right I mean those are the kinds of things I think the public gets angry about and pharmaceutical companies because there are large it just like banks and other large companies the have to really think about how the image perception is even if there were considered a monopoly and I think that's where bringing firms like a tune is important yes in fact I would say subconscious messaging and research is only in not impactful on psychopaths which happened to be a very small slice of the population the rest of us feel emotions and and it absolutely when the messages right our frame it will Apsley spark a reaction and I'm happy to also Keith tell you how to avoid eating psychopathic space to study a different show happy to do that that's a whole different show and so my with just a short amount of time we have left on today's show and I do want to remind people that my will be giving us some tips are not included in the show so go to S. V. in our business to download them when we start publishing it what do you want to impart let let's see your technology start up in again I we deal with a ton technologist are trying to scale their stock and they come to us for help what's a good ways for them so my advice is to slow down before you speed up I know that we're in this stage right now fail fast feel cheap and I could not agree more once you get to the implementation phase yes break things move fast Belfast feel cheap but not before you have that foundational knowledge and what's interesting is when you slow down to speed up your first designs while you're still kind of throwing spaghetti to wall it's a much narrower band and you're much more likely to succeed great advice so once again my Bordeaux co CEO of a tune has been with us today you have any questions or comments about how to get a hold of my energy email us at info that's been a biz find us on Twitter Facebook linkedin if your company is stuck give us a call so thank you.
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"A special presentation of Silicon Valley inside her now back to Silicon Valley insider once again your host Keith to connect so Carelli third time has keep too on today show I have John Walton who's the chief information officer can you send it to on this week's tip I want to talk about the Iowa caucus cyber security is not always about getting hacked sometimes you kind of do it yourself so I've been getting a lot of questions of what happened with the Iowa caucus so if you've heard there was a delay in counting the votes for the democratic nominees and when we found out later it was due to a mobile phone apps on app use for your iPhone or android device allegedly the company's name is shadow the actually did put out a response that they're sorry if they were involved with the I will call miss counting because they'll be said the counting was wrong they're saying that the app cause delays in reporting and so what that means is this app click the data you have to to my understanding you have to sign up the precinct managers had to register and then they're responsible for updating the vote counts manually into the app in the app collects all the data in and tells you exactly what it is due to some infrastructure problems it was not updating correctly there was allegedly some miss counts that's why I'm being very careful not to say that that actually did happen so by the time the company figured out and everyone involved they got actual numbers now the story here is this app had just been put into production right before usage you should always test out your apps also because the up got so much visibility a security firm decided on it the up and said that not only did it not report well it actually had lots of holes in security system so even though there's no evidence of cyber security hacking conceivably it could have had the result altered so as always when we talk about cyber security don't always expected to be a data breach in terms of a hacking attempt you are responsible for the software you produce for your apps or the suffer using in your environment so always be sure where it's coming from in that it's been tested and the server to blink welcome back to the show once again enjoy with John Walton who's the chief information officer of Kenya some tail welcome back John correct me here so throughout.
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"Area Sir this is a special presentation of Silicon Valley inside her now back to Silicon Valley insider once again your host Keith to walk in Mexico in center I'm because keep to join with function of us who wins marketing here suckling certain on this week's server to I'm going to go deeper into the wire is exposed camera database breach that was just announced the talked about doing tech news so why is which makes smart camera smart home systems they had a two point nine million customer data breach and how that happened was they actually did everything right to set up their infrastructure but then during some type of maintenance period some administrator when in in chains security settings when they were working with the database and didn't change it back to being secure so this is an example of in you do the right things at the right time setting things up but then you don't follow up with that and have an ongoing process of being safe so explain a little bit further in this scenario a researcher named Dan Eric out of Austin had discovered the vulnerability and he'd found races information see actually contacted an editor Wall Street journal said Hey I can see three for cameras and she immediately shut them down so in doing the forensics behind this from what we can see so far because white has not admitted anything yet it looks like that the database was a my sequel database he will be technical and using elastic search and so in things that we talk about often when you're using a software as a service platform so Amazon elastic search Google cloud Microsoft as your you give up a level of control to those systems it's going to save you money is going to save you time is probably better for your resiliency which means keeping your stuff up especially for running a business but the same time you can't just rely on your vendor that they know how you want to configure to what you want to do so in this case although they bring up a lot of vendors involved it really wasn't their issue it really was a configuration issue and that's where things need to be locked down and when you make a configuration change you change it back so I'm sure will be a lot more information on this going forward but just wanted to again reiterate that you control your environment you control your vendors and it's up to you to keep yourself secure at all times now on the consumer level also keep in mind is you're putting the smart devices all through your house you also need to be aware of how the connecting and how you should serve your network I'm I always recommend that for I two devices in your home put him on a separate network create a whole separate wifi and keep it different then your personal computers that way if your computers get hacked they don't miss again to I. T. network and if I if he never gets hacked they will get into computers and that's the suburbs of.
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"Silicon Valley inside inside balance of nature changing the world one life at a time I have to tell you I am not having any stomach issues anymore I am not having any pain in my arthritis in my knees and in my lower back and is also helps with my skin I always had dry again on on my legs always even as a child not drastic but I notice it's just not that dry and scaly anymore but I just feel like having this prison veggies in the fiber in my system it has helped a lot and I think it's even and this just seems crazy but I know my mental health has improved and it seems like it was a gradual saying it's just amazing and my husband he starred in the notice to the other disk used and he notices when he's reaching back in the chair at night when he's lane and watching TV that is back if not he doesn't have that pain is much anymore I hear these women and these men on the radio talk about it and I just feel like yeah I believe them that's me and I believe everything that they say your commercials are not stage they're real people talking about there are real problems that you help someone I know that the balance of nature is is really helping me see how getting a variety of.
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"To elevate your business to the next level now your host for Silicon Valley insider Keith to welcome to focus on the third time in his key few on today show a mark Jeffrey who's an award winning author and the founder and CEO of guardian circle which fashions itself as the next generation life alert in this week's tech news I'm gonna talk about how innovative hackers are so Intel just announced that they have another vulnerability called thunderbolt and that is where hackers can use the dynamic voltage in a chip to get access and control that system we always talk about how the past we thought that the software inside of a chip was going to be a hackable and we found that to be false if you are a Facebook user affected by the two thousand eighteen data breach eight judge just recently ruled that you can sue for reasonable security but you cannot sue for damages that you can prove that you're actually damage financially in that breach this might explain in a recently conducted study that usage of Facebook continues to decline especially in the twelve the thirty four year old segment so the needles and millennials it was measured that in two thousand nineteen only sixty two percent of the population had Facebook accounts compared to sixty seven percent in two thousand eighteen it was attributed that the younger generation actually enjoys Snapchat Instagram more is very wary about Facebook's privacy standards the city of Pensacola which have the shooting last week actually also the next day had a ransomware attack the city reports that it is functioning with only a few services affected but it is continuing on that cities are being specifically targeted for attacks and what's the intake news is that the department home security wants to expand airport facial recognition to include all US citizens inbound or outbound of the country up until now it's been tested on only foreign nationals and some slick pilot cities and that's the tech news of the week welcome back to the show once again I have mark Jeffrey who is the founder and CEO of guardian circle as well as an award.
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"This is Silicon Valley insider this show that demystify the valley and hosts elevate your business to the next level. Now, your host for Silicon Valley insider Keith coup. Welcome to Silicon Valley insider, I'm your host Keith to on today's show. We'll have the founders of cuisine, which is an algorithm that trading platform for crypto currencies. If you ever wondering either what Al trading platform is or how that associates cryptocurrency. You wanna stay tune? Also, I'll be talking about the citric breach. And what happened around the concept of Email spring? And of course, we'll be talking about the pivot. So don't go away. On this week's tech news in a little bit of sense of irony. Elizabeth Warren who's a presidential candidate. She had her ads on Facebook banned by Facebook itself and the ads happened to be actually talking about her vision, which is to break up large technology companies such as Facebook or Google or Twitter, etc. Facebook responded saying that they banned her not because of the content but because her campaign used their logo. Without authorization. And so therefore, they put back her ads and are happy to get into a discourse around what she's saying in her campaign, and the concept that they're censoring add in other news, the department of homeland security announced that they will have facial recognition. Scanners deployed at the top twenty airports in the United States by twenty twenty one. This is a follow up to the Obama administration's two thousand fifteen law that said that they needed to implement this for us customs border protection. And then followed it with the Trump administration's March two thousand seventeen executive order to speed this up. They want to be able to identify when hundred percent of all international passengers including American citizens when they're traveling. And I'm sure this will be more in the news. We recently talked about Arpaio robotic process automation, it continues to be in the news, whether it might have gone mainstream yet. This is that more and more mundane tasks will be done by software or a robot. We estimate somewhere between seventeen forty seven percent of all jobs that are done behind. A computer screen can be done by a robot new surveys done by Ernst and young chief innovation officer said that in eighteen months of deployments over twelve percent of the approximately two hundred and fifty companies surveyed that they had a Ray adopted pay project and of the group twenty one percent said they were going to be planning on investing even more. So as we discuss off in this is something that's very disruptive in that people should want to stay on top of it. So they stay current with their skills. And that's the techniques of the week. Welcome back to the show today. I have shoe this was and Brian Laura of Khorasan, and that's an algorithm the trading platform for cryptocurrency. Welcome guys. Thanks for having us. I'm sure will. Thank you for having. This man is I'm Brian. Yeah..
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"Now back to Silicon Valley insider once again, your host, Keith too. Insiders. Welcome back to Silicon Valley to today, I'm joined the John Madigan who's a senior security architect with check point software again, John. Earlier in the show today, we talked about John company checkpoint global security powerhouse, and we really hit home that preventative measures. Whether you're an individual a business can help prevent a lot of grief, if a malware attack actually went into your business or computer this segment is really about the pivot, which is whether you're a company or individual changing careers. Hell there's lots of stories on people making transitions, and what I thought was really cool about John is that he wasn't always a traditional tech person in the IT world. He started off his career doing something, very different. So John I wanted to talk about your story. Yeah. Well, after high school, I graduated high school, and I went to trade school, and I became an electrician and worked in the building trades for a number of years. It's good, honest work. It's it's hard work. However, I could never I never felt like I was. Like, I was getting ahead in life. And I I wanted to make a change and I went back to school. I got a degree in computer networking, and my very first job out of school was. Network security related position that I'd mentioned earlier with an internet service provider in Raleigh, North Carolina. And we provided managed security services.
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"Now, your host for Silicon Valley insider Keith coup. Welcome to Silicon Valley insider, I'm your host Keith to on today's show. I will have Edgar unions who's the CEO of air night Adrian as a service company, and we'll be talking all about what it takes to. Use drones effectively especially in light of things like the PGA wildfires. Also be talking about centralized versus decentralized crypto exchanges and how to keep yourself safe. So don't go away. In this week's tech news. It was reported that one of an artificial intelligence company. Backed by Elon Musk the self shut down the ability for people to find out how they did it. But it's called a fake news techs generator. So what it was is the ability for a human to right? The initial parts of a new story. Let's call it five paragraphs. And then allowing the robot to write the next fifteen paragraphs, and it was something completely crazy like the unicorns exist. But in terms of the copy that was written totally believable. So the developers of the felt it could be used in the wrong hands. And so for the time being they will not allow their technology to be used by others. If you were affected by the Wendy's data-breach civil years ago when these has settled with the banks in the total amount of money in the settlement is fifty million dollars. So as an individual if you were -ffected by your credit card, or overdraft, fees, etc. You can Google when these settlement and see how you can participate in that. Google apologized for never disclosing that the nest thermostats certain ones had built in microphones. It was in the product literature wasn't in the description, Google said it was a complete oversight that they're sorry. And some people are skeptics just because a similar thing happened with Google street maps a few years earlier in which Google street maps was using local wifi actually intercepting things like personal data an Email. In the final story this week. We talked about the apple FaceTime bug A bug that this fourteen year old kid had discovered that if he was using the FaceTime feature and the group featured and calling forward that even if you didn't pick up on the other end you could start to hear the conversation. His mom put him in for Apple's bug bounty program, which you've talked about last year in a couple of shows. What bug bounties are in. Apple has said that they are going to take care of him. I don't know it hasn't been disclosed what the amount is. But the official bug bounty program for Apple's between twenty five thousand two hundred thousand dollars payout. And that's the tech news of the week..
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"Welcome back to the insider today. My guess is Keith Castillo who is the global vice president of the IBM and SAP partnership and VM welcome. Keith. It's great to be her key. Thanks for having me. Thanks for being here. In just a quick note. We were also going to have David Hutchinson. Who's the SCP of the IBM SAP shift for SAP, but he was unable to make it to to travel. So again, we have Keith in studio or actually keep on the phone and Keith you have a really interesting story background because even though you're at IBM, you actually have a long career in tech and as well as a career with people for IBM. So let's talk a little bit about that. So I started my career in Silicon Valley. I lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many many years. I went to Cal after graduating from there went to work for us sort of a startup company called oracle who at the time. Was about twelve hundred thirteen hundred employees and had just gone public until I got my start in enterprise technology. And at some point in time found myself at SAT spent the better part of eight years there in their services and and product area as well as involved in sales and executive sponsorship client, so I have a lot of you know, a lot of a deep relationships at SAP brought those IBM to to run our global services business associated with SAP, which represents a large portion of our business globally. Oh, that's great. Why don't we talk a little bit of I've been global services, especially in light of the red hat merger. What's the scale of IBM global services the rest of the company? Well, at IBM global business services, we call a GPS for short. We we have well over one hundred thirty thousand employees, and we took clients across the globe, we have an incredible reach, and the, you know, a big portion of what we do is help our clients advance their their their agendas toward a. You know, common systems and so on and so forth and the change that that requires and of course, we're seeing a lot of that in the SAP world. And so we've got you know, we're we're very large. I mean, if we were an independent company, and and these numbers are publicly reported, we'd be well over sixteen billion a year in revenue, and you know, we'd we'd be up there with the largest system integrators in tech companies on the planet. Yeah. Let's give a brief overview of SAP as well. Because I think for the average this recipe is generally seen as a very large competitor to oracle for European enterprise resource planning, but he's done some changes as well. And how that relates to where the go to Mark with IBM? So let's just talk a little bit about what else appeals well ethics as you mentioned this an ER p company, but they've they've advanced way beyond that. And so they are. They have made some recent investments that many people have read about and what we traditionally have referred to as a CRM customer relationship management arena. They refer to as customer experience or see x. And so they're looking to advance the sort of end to end view of customer experience. Embedded in their technology solutions that they offer to their clients. And of course, they have other cloud solutions, which they've invested in over the years for talent and human capital management, which they call us to success factors, and they have. Spend management which comes under it, which is sort of an umbrella for them that that includes procurement which they have at the Pierre REBA things like contingent workforce management and feel glass and so forth. So they've made several large acquisitions over the last six or seven years and all of those and addition to their own Janik development makes up this and solution that that extends well beyond DRP. Yeah. Certainly just like other very large tech companies compared to oracle or IBM. They've definitely made a lot of investments I've done deals with all those companies pre acquisition in post position. And I wanted to just reiterate that because we have a very diverse listener base that they do how solutions now for small medium businesses as well. Not just not just not these really grand just the grand earpiece system. So let's do this because we love to cover again, we're with Keith coastal global vice president of the partnership for IBM talking about how very large companies can do business together will dive in a little bit more of that in our next segment. You have any questions or comments about today's show, Email us at info SPF.
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"Now back to Silicon Valley insider once again, your host Keith coup insiders, welcome back to with key to join with Keith Costello who is the global vice president of the IBM Mississippi relationship at IBM thinks Keith again for being here. Thank you for having me. So since we started Silicon Valley insider, I always give cyber tip of the week, which is really talking about things going on information security and data privacy. And a lot of what's been in. The news is Facebook because Facebook has a lot of bad news this week. It came to light that Facebook was quote, unquote, bribing teens for unlimited access to the private data, and this is a complicated story. So what you have is Facebook, which can be on your computer or on your iphone or your mobile device getting access to teens and the accusation in tech crunch report was that they do this by getting first printed permission. So imagine if you have kids they're able to sign up with the Facebook after able to put in their age, they might put in a fake age or the might say get your parents consent. And so therefore you either as apparent give them with their consent fake it and in that face. Offers twenty dollars gift cards a month to the user, and they might not be children. But in this case definitely teams were involved in order to then monitor everything that's happening on that device. Now, if you think about Facebook being a widely used application on something like an iphone owned by apple apple has very stringent controls on what applications do on their phones and they use a test system called test flight. So if you're any company whether startup or Facebook in order for you to get your application, even tested has to go through test flight apple has now realized that Facebook willfully circumvented those controls as well getting users to go to different sites three different actual tests places to download their application that apple knowing it. So what's happening here? One. Apple revoked developer license to Facebook. Facebook cannot develop any further applications without apple. Scrutinizing everything apple stopped short of actually pulling the application off of all of their technology. So just imagine getting pulled off of an iphone or an ipad. And then to Facebook is under more scrutiny regarding the business practices. We talk about data privacy or security every single week. Because a lot of users who aren't familiar with technology are using these applications just because because it's available and so last week I actually spoke at a cyber security conference, and I was on stage with Elvis Chan who's the supervisory FBI agent four cybercrime the San Francisco region. And he also made clear point that people really need to know what they're using it why they're using it. And so this is just my way of educating you every week, and so that's the tip be very conscious of which you install on your phones or any device and be very wary of these big applications like Facebook or Facebook messenger, and that's the.
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"Now, your host for Silicon Valley insider Keith coup. Welcome the Silicon Valley insider, I'm your host Keith coup today. Joined by two very special guests ball director of sales and marketing and Lucy in tusker head of content for Sierra circuits. In tech news this week zones apparently are not happy with driverless vehicles Waymo, which has had a pilot since two thousand seventeen has been testing their cars there, and there are reports of at least two dozen different types of attacks on the vehicles and the drivers including slash tires rocks. Being thrown the cars and even other drivers trying to get them to drive off the road or crash, and there's a couple of theories why this is one people just don't like the thought of an automated vehicle perhaps taking over a job, like an Uber driver or taxi driver. And then to as we reported in other shows Waymo had accidentally run over a pedestrian in Chandler, Arizona last year a woman who was wearing dark clothing. And so there's just as backlash against driverless vehicles. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have just announced that they're funding research in order to implant devices into brains to solve for brain anomalies such as epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease, the actually sold thirty million shares of Facebook to do this. And they believe that with this funding that these cures could be on the horizon within five years reported in the Chinese media is that they're rolling out school uniforms for students that have all types of sensors built into them. So that the students can be tracked. And I again, I know this sounds a little an easy in the west at times, but the benefits that the Chinese are promoting or that you get to track their children. They will know if the students are attending at the right times whether or not there in the right classes and on the right breaks. This is technology that can be used to get all kinds of analytics on their behavior. During school time. Windows ten is in the news because it just surpassed windows seven as the most popular operating system. And that's not news that itself, except that when windows ten first came out it was being derided by the windows seven population. They think that the rise in windows ten or for a couple of reasons one because of all the patching required to keep your systems secure and stable in too because windows made it seamless with mobile operating systems in gaming systems. So that this adoption of seven hundred million devices is how they overtook windows seven. And that's the news of the week. So welcome back. Once again, I'm joined with Ahmet ball and Lucy Antarctica, Sierra circuits. Hello. Hey, how are you know, very good. And one thing we wanted to say serious circuits is a very well known family owned business, looking value when the most prominence and they work with printed, circuit boards, repeat CB's, an Amish. I wanted to go into what is a PCB. A PCB is critical to anything electronic have soon as you see a display there's going to be a circuit board in that piece of electronic. So it's something that makes really the everything electronic possible. And that's in layman's terms, like the green plastic thing. Allows a kid I used to take apart a lot of things, and I really didn't learn how to put things back together. Probably until I was terror eleven results. I broke a lot of things. So it's those green cards inside the old radios and tvos and VCR's and now. Yes, absolutely. So basically a piece of printed, circuit board is a backer for all components that go onto it. So it's like, they call it a substrate, they call it a backer board people look at it. They're like, oh, it's just a piece of plastic. That's holding all the important components. But actually, there's a lot that goes on in a circuit board. So it's it's really the backbone literally and figuratively of electronics. It's fascinating coming both from a hardware and software perspective that this is something that is critical to making your Electric's work. And I believe you have a new innovation. That just came out regarding PCB's. Yes. Absolutely. So Sierra circuits is constantly innovating. And we recently came out with a patent that changes the way, circuit boards are made. So today, circuit boards are made with what's called a subtractive process where you actually copper and with the new patent. It becomes an additive process where we now are in the realm of additive manufacturing that opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Great in. I think we want to get more into detail with that process in the next segment of the show. But before that I really wanted to talk about how Sierra got started. Yeah. That's that's an interesting story. So in one thousand nine hundred eighty six my parents moved out west. To start a business. And my dad didn't know what business exactly to start. So he was looking in the newspaper one day and saw business for sale. He drove by and he offered thirty thousand dollars by the business and the person selling it was very happy that he had to take her. And so that's how the business actually started. So in one thousand nine hundred six your dad wanted to buy business. He bought it for three thousand he did. And it was what what form of business was that at the time. So at that time, it was a very small business doing mass manufacturing for very basic things. Like, you know, the mouse for computer things like that and boards for keyboards. Okay. Yeah. Just in comparison. If you've been around long enough in the valley, and there was a series back in the ninety s called revenge of the nerds one dot which is the history of all these companies Bill Gates, but deal or dos. Dos for fifty thousand dollars from two guys in Monterey. Living in a in an old Victorian at fifty thousand dollars dust. That's what became as of recently, Microsoft, just overtook. Apple you have to be the most valued company in the world. Right. But this is hilarious century dad could do this for thirty thousand dollars. So then how did it move into? What's here is today? Well, a lot of investment and a lot of hard work. There's no way around it. My parents have worked extremely hard for the last thirty plus years, blood, sweat and tears investing in the people investing in customers investing in technology. And my dad is a true innovator every few years with whatever profit that was leftover. He would invest back into the company. So today, I would say we're known in the valley as one of the higher technology printed circuit board manufacturers, and that's just through continuous innovation in process and equipment. How many folks are employed in the company right now about four hundred people Lucy. What's it been like being a part of the Sierra family? Actually, it's been very very great so much about the Silicon Valley before, but you know, you get work a PCB company, and you realize how much you are actually essential to the tech industry. Right. Because I kind of consider a PCP to be like, maybe as a brain or visit at train devices that can send the markets, and it's very very very interesting. Yeah. That's definitely true. I think about where PCB's have been so vital to technology. Absolutely. And where it's going to be even more vital because as we work with wearables, we work with things like drones autonomous vehicles in even more future products. That is really going to be a key element to technology going forward. This has been a really great start to the show. Once again, Keith coup Silicon Valley insider joined with Ahmed ball and Lucy Antarctica of circuits and don't go away. Because when we come back, we'll know whether or not the innovation series working on and how can fit on a business card or be as thin as a business card, and if you want to see this innovative lightweight printed, circuit board come to s v. I ended.
"silicon valley" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Yeah onstage, and as he was talking to Kurt to me that basically what was happening was technology companies becoming so important that they were really more like the navy, and when you're the navy you have to act like the navy. You can't actually the pirate anymore and that transformation. Probably. Logged a bit especially at some companies like Uber, but maybe even across the valley, but to me humans are humans. They've in humans like if you read Shakespeare like there's nothing there's nothing that's happening. So kabala that you can't find in Shakespeare because human humans have always been humans, or if you read Sapien. So you get a feel for this to going back, you know, not just centuries, but like eons and to me like when you talk about an ethical debate. The question is are we doing things better than we used to better than other humans that are than one hundred years ago better than a thousand years ago and the answer to both of those questions is? Yes, yes. And yes. And so yes, people can improve. Yes. Silicon Valley can improve. But if you compare it on any benchmarking yardstick to humans in history. It's usually pretty damn good. So we can talk about this very specifically on any of these topics. But I don't start with the premise that Silicon Valley should be so bulletproof in so perfect or fair to criticize so completely right? Okay. So what do you think of the criticism it's mostly focused on? Facebook, of course. Yeah. Which I think is is also a little unfair. I think something's Facebook has done are unique to Facebook. And that's a legitimate topic. To discuss criticize, I think a lot of things Facebook has done or actually things other technology companies or other nine technology companies have done and the media has been fairly inconsistent and singly Facebook. So for example, let's take a classic example, people talk about using certain data to target ads on Facebook, and they can complain about you can target on this way or that way. And they find various examples of such allegedly. I would posit that anything you've seen on Facebook. In terms of targeted ads can be done on steroids. I e more targeted with more data that's more personally, sensitive using direct mail and direct mails around at least since nineteen forties. Right. But I don't read the New York Times writing exposes on direct mail. Credit probably dropping. What do you think? Why do you think this is at the size of the massive the massive impact is the numbers? I think is probably why I think it's jealousy. Truthfully. I actually think a lot of journalists are jealous of tech. They have colleagues that are comparable people that went to school with them at Harvard, Yale, etc. That went into companies that are same age makes Thanks a lot a more. lot more money. Now. Secondly, the biggest issue is gate keeping is the removal of a gatekeeper role. So when I was growing up, which isn't that long ago, the media had massive 'gate-keeping obligations and impact. So if CBS news didn't want to cover your story, right? There really wasn't a way to communicate directly with the American people or you know, even when I started in Silicon Valley in two thousand. Basically, the New York Times Wall Street Journal Faust company wired, or maybe one or two other publications wouldn't write about you. There was nothing. You could do that's changed with the proliferation of Twitter Reddit Facebook. There's so many channels to communicate your ideas that the role of the media has been this rated the media cannot stop ideas from spreading anymore. And I think that frustrates a lot people in the media, and they want kinda wanna put the genie back in the bottle. And you see that in the law of the coverage. It's either explicit or implicit. But in Nevada was the first one to evolve avocado is the first one to really point this out in a blog post..
"silicon valley" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"And that was a clip from our interview with Senator Mark Warner Senator from Virginia on his thoughts on regulating, the technology industry. Now, we're going to listen to a segment from our interview with page Panter and organizer in volunteer with tech workers coalition a group that's acting as kind of a resource hub for those within the tech industry that wanna push their companies to be more ethical. Now you've been organizing for a few years with or not organising volunteering rather with tech workers coalition. And you said that, you know, there have been other issues beyond just the products that companies are making that have caused workers to want to come together and push for change in Turnley, and one of those the abysmal diversity numbers at at Silicon Valley companies, you mentioned, you know, it seems that there is more gusto now around stopping some of the the the work with with the government now that Trump is an office then around diversity stuff or around solidarity. With you know, low paid workers that work in Silicon Valley. So I'm I'm curious with your experience over the years. Can can you talk about? What's what's changed now? Yeah. I mean, it's maybe shared my personal journey would help a little bit. But yes, my own entry to tech workers coalition was around twenty fifteen when we're when our work was really focused on solidarity efforts, and how to show up workers at our companies who are in union drives or contract renegotiations. So at that time, I was working on this. I've been working on this HR software product that we hoped would be a big game changer issues around systemic discrimination and bias in who gets hired at what companies for which jobs. So this is like twenty fourteen Google's releasing data for the first time on the diversity of their workforce in the conversation about lack of corporatization tech eilly getting some attention and anyways. This diversity inclusion practice was working on in my day to day experience had me disillusioned with software based interventions for the kind of injustices. I was seeing around my workplace my peers workplaces. I felt like I was getting a front row seat to just like the evils of how the system works. As far as who? Decides. What products get built in deployed in the first place. What problems are valuable to solve? And then I was also kind of starting to see the discrimination in jobs as hard coded in like baked into the system, and especially learning how little exects were really interested in trying to change that in. So that awareness was growing in me in the sense of that that top down interventions seemed like a lost cause and I had ended up at a rainbow push coalition event. This is Jesse Jackson's or who is getting Google to release their. Diversity data? So like in the in the main conference hall were watching until CEO get congratulated for these like sweeping promises and lifts lip service to diversity goals. Probably will never being fully materialize. And then moments later in a side panel. I'm hearing from a group of service workers talking about some of the same things. I was feeling like like we can't just wait on exects to step up and make change and things that don't necessarily promote profits or the bottom line. And these workers were not waiting the system doesn't incentivize them to ever make our lives livable to pay enough. So we don't have to commute from central valley to San Jose. So we're taking matters into our own hands. And we're getting organized and getting better wages in a voice on the job. And they introduced me to tech rigors coalition. Citrus because Silicon Valley in organized labor heaven always gone hand in hand. I think there's been a sense among a lot of people in Silicon Valley. Probably especially the entrepreneurial class that unions are obstacle to innovation people like tesla CEO Elon Musk who sees organized labor getting the way of his his goal to save the world and establish a colony on Mars and get us off carbon and all that. And so there's this tension between the Silicon Valley idea like move fast and break stuff or the lean startup or being agile being mission driven and some of the values that unions have historically stood for like job, security, instability, and fair wages, and that sort of thing is that change is there are there are attitudes changing or among whom I guess are..