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TalkingHeadz with Evan MacMillan, CEO of Gridspace

Gridspace is an amazing company. That’s not even a new conclusion, because I felt the same way in 2018, and I can prove it. In 2018 we (myself, Joseph Williams, and Dan Miller) selected Gridspace (and Evan) for inclusion in…

TalkingHeadz with Karen Mangia of Salesforce

From the inside flap of Working From Home We knew virtual workplaces were coming, but we didn’t think they would come so soon. Yet, here we are, sitting in our home offices, trying to make sense of our now-remote careers. Do…

TalkingHeadz with John Saw of T-Mobile

Transcript Evan Kirstel 2:24 And we’re here at talking heads. In today’s episode, we have john saw executive vice president advanced and emerging technologies at T Mobile events an emerging absolutely so we have high expectations, john and nice to…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Bill Wignall, CEO of Sangoma

Earlier this month, Sangoma closed on its acquisition of Star2Star Communications. Sangoma (Ontario, Canada) acquired the Florida UCaaS provider for $437M.  The merger marks Sangoma’s largest acquisition, which was likely its 8-10th company it bought (no one seems to know…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with OJ and Simen of Neat

Follow TalkingHeadz on your favorite podcast app. Transcript Evan Kirstel 0:12 So Dave, we have a couple of great guests coming up in the video conferencing space. But before that all the excitement seems to be around social audio. And…

TalkingHeadz with Karl Hantho, Americas President for Pexip

I wonder how this pandemic will be remembered, though I suspect it will forever be associated with video. Sometime in the past year just about every company, medical provider, and education institution embraced video like never before. Not to mention…

TalkingHeadz with Scott Wharton, Logitech

I believe Scott is the first guest to return to TalkingHeadz. Our first interview with Scott took place after Infocomm 2018. Once again, in this interview we were able to discuss with Scott recent product announcements from Logitech: The Rally…

TalkingHeadz With Tom Puorro

Poly knows a few things about transformation. Polycom was a pioneer in enterprise video and played a key role in both the maturation of SIP and the transition to VoIP. In late 2018, Plantronics and Polycom merged, that’s two well…

TalkingHeadz with Jeff Teper of #MicrosoftTeams

There was a lot of mixed reactions to the idea that Teams would eventually replace Skype for Business. There were those that had really embraced SfB, and didn’t see Teams at all ready. There were also those that just didn’t…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Anand Janefalkar, UJET

Running any startup is a tough business. Running a CCaaS is even tougher. It has all the joys of other startups (funding, growing pains, establishing a brand, recruiting managers and employees, and building a product) further complicated by established (entrenched)…

TalkingHeadz with Javed Khan SVP of Cisco Collaboration

It’s impressive how much Cisco Collaboration changed in 2020. We can attribute some of this to the pandemic, but more of it goes to Javed Khan. He was promoted to unit SVP and GM mid year and immediately took action…

Talkingheadz with Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize

I remember my first video meeting. My employer at that time, circa 1993, had a big conference room dedicated (though mostly unused) for video meetings. I think it was a Picture-Tel system, but who knows. I think it used ISDN…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Rory Read, CEO of Vonage

In our effort to get to know Rory we cover a lot of ground in this podcast. We cover his journey to Vonage including IBM wingtips and appreciation for art. We cover the PC world including Lenovo, Dell, AMD, and…

TalkingHeadz with Cory Doctorow

This was a big deal for Dave – I’m a major fan of Mr. Doctorow. I really appreciate how he makes complex topics so accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Little Brother books (just started the third), and have…

TalkingHeadz with Javier Soltero of Google Workspace

This was a really fun conversation. Javier didn’t hesitate or deflect any question we threw at him. Quite the opposite, he provided thorough and thoughtful responses. This is actually new for Google. I’ve been following Google’s productivity solutions for over…

TalkingHeadz with Tony Bates

Key Points From This Episode Staying busy and finding fun activities during the pandemic and quarantine. Looking back on Tony’s time at Skype and the sale they made to Microsoft. The Skype family and the culture of creativity and innovation…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Noreen Allen of Bandwidth

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is a Raleigh, NC-based software company focused on communications for the enterprise. Companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom, Dialpad, and RingCentral use Bandwidth’s APIs to power their voice, messaging, and 911 access into software and applications. It provides…

TalkingHeadz with Alan Duric of Wire

Wire was recently recognized in the Innovation Showcase at Enterprise Connect 2020. This is a fantastic in-depth conversation on securing communications. Alan has deep knowledge of  both technologies of communications and the issues of security. There’s a perception that most of…

TalkingHeadz with Stewart Butterfield

While Slack gets its fair-share of publicity as an innovative technology provider, its story is less understood within the UCC space. Slack may not have been the first messaging-centric collaboration solution, but it was the first to breakthrough. Virtually every…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with CEO Bruce at Ribbon

I really enjoyed this conversation. Bruce has a tremendous opportunity with Ribbon, but it won’t be easy. Ribbon has a lot of moving parts. I’ve been impressed with many things (projects, approaches, people, vision, etc.) at Ribbon, but the company…