Welcome to PopUpTechTalks, the show by and for technologists. What’s on your mind these days? Tell us, and we’ll help share your inner tech voice with nifty & occasionally snarky little pop-up bubbles.

 

This time on the show we invade VMworld Barcelona to take on the topics of AI, GDPR, blogging and of course the perks of being a member of the VMware elite! Will self driving cars run over your cat? Will customers start caring where there data sits? Who is this Alexa person everyone is talking about? Watch, learn and laugh:

 

 

Patrick Redknap talks with Petya about the origins of the vRockstar gatherings and how to make sure you get a pass.

 

 

Petya and Dean Lewis chat about GDPR and several great ways to shield yourself and your company from cyber threats.

 

 

Rebecca Fitzhugh explains how the real value of IT is shifting up the stack and how end customers care less and less about where their data sits as long as it is available.

 

 

Jens Soeldner explains how he literally wrote the book on virtualization and how he has seen learning evolve within IT.

 

 

Kenneth Westerby explains how virtualization is finally conquering graphic intensive workloads and enabling industries like oil, medical and engineering to thrive.

 

 

Jose Gomez explains how he infused his home lab with Alexa and why he isn’t afraid of AI robots.

 

 

Barry Coombs weighs in on the current state of cyber security and how every IT vendor is becoming a security vendor as well.

 

 

Megan Warren and Petya talk #GirlPower and the desire to bring more women into the field of IT.

 

 

Ryan Mangan shares some of the pros associated with being a vExpert especially at VMworld!

 

 

Stanimir Markov explains the value of bringing a unique solution to market in the enterprise and the importance of being a VCDX.

 

 

Ather Beg gives his take on blogging, AWS, Route 53, and upstart VMware integrations.

 

 

Karen Reilly gives her take on how and why AI and specifically self driving cars are making such strong growth.

 

 

Michael Williamson breaks down how he got into technical blogging as well as some of his best strategies and tips.

 

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Mike Turner

Mike Turner is an influence marketing manager and social media strategist located in RTP North Carolina. A Mike of all trades and master of none, he has worked in the fields of auto maintenance, sales, IT, marketing, operations, and communications. If he is not riding a bike or playing with new tech you can find him on twitter @1andonlymiket.