2318: THORWallet DEX - Permissioned vs. Permissionless DeFi
Permissioned blockchains have gained popularity as an alternative to open distributed networks, attracting institutional investment by ensuring security through restricted access.
Although permissioned decentralized finance (DeFi) could ease the transition for traditional finance players into the blockchain industry, it is undoubtedly a departure from the core ethos that drives the development of permissionless blockchains like THORChain, a non-custodial decentralized exchange that opens access to native and cross-chain liquidity.
Permissioned chains offer the familiarity standards of security, privacy, and control that financial institutions are used to. By that very nature permissioned DeFi is oxymoronic, recreating the restrictions of the traditional financial system that DeFi was designed to bypass. Such permissioned protocols may attract institutional support but inevitably stray from the open, transparent, and equitable ethos that is championed by permissionless blockchains.
Pedro Isaac Lopez, Chief Growth Officer at THORWallet DEX, the gateway to THORChain and the only non-custodial DeFi wallet to offer cross-chain swaps, advocates for the position that if it is not permissionless, then it is equally not decentralized: it’s centralization masquerading as innovation. Listen in as we discuss how decentralized blockchain networks maintain security through over-collateralization without sacrificing open access for everyone.
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2405: The Future of Cybersecurity and Collaboration: A Conversation with Jeetu Patel at Cisco Live
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17:32I sit down with Jeetu Patel at Cisco Live. We discuss the scale of global security and its far-reaching implications for every individual and organization. Jeetu provides a comprehensive look at the challenges of cybersecurity and how the digital landscape is changing. We explore the idea of making security a seamless, frictionless experience for users through the latest release of Cisco Secure Access, aimed at simplifying and enhancing cybersecurity measures for all. Our conversation also navigates the complexities of current security setups, where companies often struggle with managing numerous products and policy engines. Jeetu shares insights on the importance of reducing cognitive load for users and the efforts Cisco is making to accomplish this. This podcast is a deep dive into the significance of achieving a balance between zero trust and zero friction, to provide least privileged access without overcomplicating the security process. Jeetu also touches on the importance of integrating AI in cybersecurity to handle sophisticated attacks at scale. He gives us a sneak peek into Cisco's upcoming security policy management gen AI assistant, set to revolutionize the way security rules are managed and hygiene is maintained in the cybersecurity space. Listen in to stay updated on Cisco's upcoming releases and to gain valuable insights into the future of cybersecurity. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, an IT administrator, or a general user, this conversation will provide crucial takeaways for you. Tune in to discover how Cisco is shaping the future of global security and what it means for you.
2404: How Interstates is Redefining IT Infrastructure with Cisco
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14:05Today, I am live from the buzzing showfloor at Cisco Live in Vegas, where we have a chance to talk to Nathan Bullock, IT Operations Manager at Interstates. Interstates, a company with a rich 60-year history based out of Iowa, is known for maximizing value for its manufacturing customers. How? By simplifying and updating its servers through a strategic partnership with Cisco, a global leader in IT and networking. In this episode, Nathan will walk us through how Cisco server technology is being leveraged by Interstates to innovate and optimize its operations. Thanks to Cisco's advanced solutions, Interstates has seen a significant reduction in the frequency of server infrastructure overhauls. But that's not all - they've also experienced improved systems integration, enhanced automation, and better scalability. Furthermore, Nathan will discuss how these changes have simplified and accelerated their data center operations. The result? A whopping 75% acceleration in deployments to manufacturers, providing them with the efficient, high-quality service they need to remain competitive in today's fast-paced business landscape. We will also touch on the challenges that come with such a massive transformation and how Interstates has navigated the path to digital transformation, emerging stronger and more efficient. With Nathan's rich experience in IT operations and his leadership at Interstates, this conversation is guaranteed to offer valuable insights for anyone looking to understand the power of updated IT infrastructure, the crucial role of server technology, and the impact of strategic partnerships in driving business value. Tune in for this insightful discussion with Nathan Bullock live from Cisco Live in Vegas, and discover how the right technology can revolutionize IT operations, optimize value delivery, and drive the future of manufacturing. It's an episode you won't want to miss, right here on Tech Talks Daily.
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2403: AI at Work: How Cisco is Redefining the Workplace with Javed Khan
2 giorni fa
16:46Javed Khan, SVP and GM of Cisco Collaboration, joins me in a discussion about the world of Hybrid Work. Javed reveals the approach of Cisco Collaboration in leveraging AI to deliver unrivaled experiences for both organizations and contact center agents. We explore the impact of AI on teamwork, decision-making, and efficiency, transforming the very way we understand and approach work. Javed also discusses the concept of the 'mobile office', giving us a glimpse into the future of work. He shares his vision of a seamless blend of technology and connectivity, where geographical boundaries cease to restrict productivity and innovation. In addition, we delve into Javed's leadership at Cisco, where he previously ran Cisco’s Cloud Calling business and led the Webex Meetings business unit. We learn about the strategy and transformative initiatives that have been the hallmark of his tenure, such as the development of a single meetings platform architecture and the modernization of the Webex experience. Listen in as we explore the intersection of technology, work, and the future. If you are interested in the future of work, AI, or just curious about what comes next, you won't want to miss this episode.
2402: Cisco Live - The Digital Transformation of the Sports and Entertainment Industry
3 giorni fa
22:43I sit down with Ken Martin, the Managing Director of Global Sports, Media & Entertainment at Cisco. As the strategic advisor to the world's premier sports leagues, venues, and organizations, Martin has been a key player in transforming the digital landscape of stadiums globally, setting the pace for the future of fan experiences. From pioneering video delivery in stadiums 15 years ago to architecting high-density Wi-Fi and IP Fabric for broadcast, Cisco is now at the forefront, enabling more than 460 stadiums worldwide to deliver personalized, immersive experiences to their audiences. With advanced technologies such as AI, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and dynamic security tools, Cisco is revolutionizing the guest and fan experiences by enhancing convenience, customization, and personalization. During the podcast, Ken will share insights on how Cisco's technology underpins the infrastructure of the most technologically advanced venues, such as SoFi, State Farm, and Allegiant Stadiums, which hosted the 2022, 2023, and 2024 Super Bowls. He will also shed light on the integral role of Cisco's networking technology in powering the biggest events, including Super Bowl LVII and upcoming grand events like the 2026 World Cup and the 2028 Olympic Games. Moreover, we'll delve into Cisco's partnerships with organizations like the NFL to ensure enterprise-level security. From handling 100 million DNS requests and blocking 200,000 of them during the 2023 Super Bowl to analyzing 800,000 suspicious files using secure Malware analytics, Cisco's role in cybersecurity is extensive. Ken Martin will also reveal how Cisco's technology, such as Cisco Secure Firewalls, Umbrella, and Secure Malware Analytics, is utilized to aggregate intelligence feeds that are integral to threat hunting and monitoring. This is a must-listen episode for all tech enthusiasts and sports fans curious about the future of sports entertainment and the massive digital transformations behind the scenes. Join us to discover how technology is transforming the global sports, media, and entertainment industries.
2401: How Indiana is Harnessing Cisco Full-Stack Observability
13:13On this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we're coming to you live from the bustling show floor of Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Our focus today is on the evolution of technology adoption in the public sector, a field traditionally seen as lagging behind its private counterparts. We're busting myths and challenging stereotypes as we delve into the intriguing world of public services, proving that they are, indeed, keeping pace with the digital world. Our special guest is Brad Walsh, Lead Program Manager for Application Performance Management at the Indiana Office of Technology. Brad offers unique insights into the current technological shift in the public sector and reveals how governmental organizations are not just catching up, but in some areas, leading the charge in implementing cutting-edge solutions. We're shining a spotlight on Cisco's Full-Stack Observability (FSO), a game-changing solution that provides end-to-end visibility across applications, infrastructure, and network layers. This powerful tool can transform IT operations and enhance overall business performance, boasting benefits like improved visibility, faster problem resolution, increased collaboration, scalability, and heightened security. But what does this look like when applied in the real world? How can it truly revolutionize public services and raise public expectations from government services? Brad Walsh will share his firsthand experience with the Cisco FSO and will reveal how this tech solution is transforming operations at the Indiana Office of Technology. Tune in for an eye-opening discussion about the future of public sector technology, straight from the heart of Cisco Live. We're breaking down barriers, shattering misconceptions, and bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. Don't miss out!
2400: Linux Foundation Europe and the Geopolitics of Open Source
37:26I sit down with Gabriele Columbro, General Manager of Linux Foundation Europe (LF Europe) and Executive Director of Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), to dissect the geopolitics of open source and the dynamic growth of LF Europe. We kick off by understanding why a regional foundation like LF Europe is vital in the ever-evolving global landscape of open source. Gabriele provides fascinating insights into the rapid growth of LF Europe, which has amassed over 100 members in just 8 short months. We then delve into the instrumental role of the public sector in Open Source Software (OSS) sustainability and its potential to elevate the open-source community. Our discussion then veers towards the implications of the Cyber Residency Act (CRA), the intricacies of open-source policy, and the pressing need for liability clarity for open-source contributors and commercial entities. We also touch upon the recent launch of the Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board (LFEAB), aiming to define priorities, foster new collaborations, and expand the open-source community across Europe. Furthermore, we explore the 2023 Global Spotlight Survey, reflecting on the significant findings from the previous year's survey that have influenced LF Europe's operations. Lastly, Gabriele shares exciting glimpses into the upcoming Linux Foundation Europe Member Summit scheduled in Spain, which will revolve around hot topics such as collaboration between the public and private sector, upcoming projects, and the role of LF Europe in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Don't miss out on this intriguing conversation with Gabriele Columbro as we delve into the geopolitics of open source, discuss pivotal community and policy matters, and unveil what lies ahead for the Linux Foundation Europe.
2399: Accenture: The Race to Cloud and Reaching the Inflection Point to Value
27:32On this episode of Tech Talks Daily Podcast, I am excited to host Ashley Skyrme, a notable figure from Accenture. Ashley plays a pivotal role in shaping Accenture's cloud strategy and has recently been involved in their latest report, “The race to cloud: Reaching the inflection point to long sought value.” During our engaging conversation, Ashley sheds light on how the cloud market is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Our discourse delves into the report's findings that reveal cloud commitment is no longer optional but has become a business mandate. An astonishing 86% of companies report ramping up the scope and volume of their cloud initiatives since 2020. While cloud adoption shows promising progression, it's not without challenges. We talk about the persistent hurdles businesses face, such as security and compliance risks, the complexity of operational change, and how a few early adopters have managed to overcome these barriers to unlock the true value of their cloud investments. Ashley generously shares some success stories, strategies, and best practices that have worked for companies, providing listeners with valuable insights and solutions. Our conversation also includes a future-forward perspective as we discuss the upcoming trends in cloud adoption. Ashley explains the strategic shift towards reinventing the digital core, sustainable cost transformation, and the importance of AI-centric and industry-specific cloud investments. In this episode, we don't just scratch the surface but deep dive into the current state of the cloud market, its benefits, complexities, and how businesses can optimize their cloud strategies.
2398: How AI is Making Building Software as Easy as Ordering Pizza
26:31Sachin Duggal, the innovative mind behind Builder.ai joins me in a deep dive into the journey of making software creation as easy as ordering a pizza. Sachin's experience with the arduous process of app development and the frustrations that came with it sparked the inception of Builder.ai. He was determined to create a platform where anyone, regardless of their technical knowledge, could bring their app ideas to life. Builder.ai revolutionizes software development by creating an AI-powered platform that transforms complex coding processes into a simple selection and customization task. Listen in as Sachin dissects the world of low code and no code platforms, the limitations that these platforms possess, and how Builder.ai navigates through these challenges. They delve into the recurring barriers to entry in the software industry and explore how Builder.ai elevates its users' confidence in building software and ensuring successful outcomes. Sachin shares insights on how his platform enables non-technical customers to build apps with the help of an AI assistant. The platform's unique approach allows clients to own the code and build anything within reason, making Builder.ai stand out in the crowd. In addition, the duo discuss how Builder.ai reduces the risk of building the wrong product, automates the software production process and fosters a high return on investment by creating an expert network of developers and designers. Discover how Sachin Duggal, a computer prodigy since his early teenage years, evolved from fixing a broken computer to founding one of the first cloud computing companies and eventually building Builder.ai. Get inspired by Sachin's remarkable journey from a passionate tech enthusiast to a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer and Entrepreneur.com's Serial Entrepreneur of the Year. Join me on this enlightening journey of transforming the landscape of software development. Learn how Builder.ai is reshaping the software industry and making it more accessible to the non-tech savvy community. Tune in and get inspired to bring your app ideas to life!
2397: How Direct Digital Holdings is Disrupting the AdTech Space
21:25In this episode of The Tech Talks Daily Podcast, we explore the rapidly evolving AdTech and digital programmatic advertising industry with Mark D. Walker, the CEO, Co-founder, and Chairman of Direct Digital Holdings (DDH). Mark unpacks how DDH, a burgeoning titan in the industry, continues to lead with its innovative technology platform that manages approximately 90,000 clients monthly, generating over 100 billion impressions per month across various media channels. Amid industry turbulence, this disruptive tech entity uniquely stands strong, continuing to grow and succeed. Crucially, DDH isn't your typical AdTech firm. Comprising Huddled Masses, Colossus SSP, and Orange142, DDH presents a unique ad ecosystem that offers services on both the ad-buy and ad-sell sides, a feature that most competitors lack. DDH has strategically positioned itself as a leader in programmatic advertising, emphasizing reaching consumers and publishers in mid-sized, multicultural, and under-represented markets, including those linked to gender, race, and sexual orientation. On a prouder note, DDH carries the torch of being the 9th ever black-owned business to list on a US exchange (Nasdaq: DRCT), an accomplishment that Mark, who is well-versed in the complexities and potential of multicultural markets, holds with great pride. In our conversation, Mark discusses a recently released whitepaper featuring noteworthy research findings indicating that, during a time of economic uncertainty, many brands are neglecting potential revenue and market share growth opportunities due to a lack of focus on Black, Hispanic/Latin, AAPI, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Mark offers actionable insights to address this issue. This episode promises to provide a deep dive into the future of AdTech, the unique vantage point of DDH, and why this fast-growing company should be on everyone's radar. Stay tuned for this insightful discussion with Mark D. Walker, a trailblazer and advocate for diversity in the tech industry.
2396: Guarding the Web: CHEQ and the Fight Against Bots and Fake Traffic
34:07Guy Tytunovich is the founder and CEO of CHEQ, a leading security firm specializing in the elimination of bots, fake web traffic, and malicious users. Born from the minds of former members of Israel's elite intelligence Unit 8200, CHEQ is dedicated to shielding over 15,000 companies worldwide from damaging web activities that can significantly impact their bottom lines. In our conversation, Guy unpacks the startling extent to which bots and fake traffic disrupt businesses, with a whopping 40% of all web traffic comprised of invalid users and bots. He illuminates how this trend sabotages marketing efficiency, skews data and analytics, and hampers on-site conversion efforts. Guy brings the issue to life with real-world examples. We dive into CHEQ's findings, which reveal an astounding potential wastage of $658M annually in Twitter ad spend on bots and fake users. Guy also touches on the infamous bot attacks on Ticketmaster during Taylor Swift's tour sale, which led to site crashes and congressional hearings. We explore the recent case of JP Morgan Chase, which suffered a $175M loss due to a fraudulent customer list during the acquisition of startup Frank. In the rapidly heating M&A landscape, Guy sheds light on how businesses can properly vet acquisition targets and steer clear of such pitfalls. Join us for this insightful episode as we explore the hidden threats in the digital landscape and discuss how CHEQ, with its advanced cybersecurity measures, is paving the way for safer, more efficient business practices in the web realm.