Let's Talk Shop

Elias Khnaser

Coming to you from the Windy City, and hosted by Elias Khnaser! Welcome to Lets Talk Shop! A Podcast about all things cloud and enterprise tech. Listen to insights and guest interviews with IT thought leaders and professionals. read less
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Episodes

Automating Cloud Operations: An AWS Executive Discussion
Dec 20 2023
Automating Cloud Operations: An AWS Executive Discussion
In this special episode of Let's Talk Shop, we are streaming from AWS Re:Invent 2023 and my guest is Nandini Ramani, VP of Monitoring and Observability at AWS. Our discussion include:  ► Key announcements from re:Invent related to cloud operations across three main themes: Governance/compliance, multi-cloud/hybrid, and cost optimization► Specific new capabilities announced:     ► CloudWatch Logs supporting queries across multiple data sources like OpenSearch and Azure      Monitor     ► Application tags in Cost Explorer for visibility by application     ► Control Tower updates like new managed controls and region deny capabilities     ► CloudWatch Logs Infrequent Access for lower cost log storage► Use of AI/ML to enhance CloudWatch, Config and other services:     ► Natural language search capabilities     ► Anomaly detection in logs► Nandini's vision for the future of "automated, self-optimizing, self-remediating" cloud operations capabilities at AWS► Her advice to think about cloud operations upfront rather than an afterthoughtSign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com
Revolutionizing Learning: The Power of AI in Education
Oct 24 2023
Revolutionizing Learning: The Power of AI in Education
In this exciting episode, we dive deep into the world of education, AI, and the future of learning. Join us as we catch up with a dear old friend, Gary Eimerman, and explore the latest trends and innovations in the field of education.Gary, with over a decade of experience at Pluralsight and a track record of transforming the learning landscape, shares his insights into the evolution of online education. He reflects on his time at Pluralsight, leading up to his recent departure and transition into a semi retirement—a surprising twist for someone known for their boundless energy.But the retirement was short-lived, and Gary return as the Chief Learning Officer of Multiverse.io. An outstanding alternative to college and corporate training via professional apprenticeships.Check out:► Gary on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyeimerman/► Multiverse.ioSign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com
Let's Talk Shop: The Evolution of Generative AI with IBM's Shobhit Varshney
Jul 26 2023
Let's Talk Shop: The Evolution of Generative AI with IBM's Shobhit Varshney
In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, our guest is Shobhit Varshney, VP and Sr. Partner at IBM Consulting. We delve into IBM's annual CEO Study, unveiling intriguing findings on productivity, technology modernization, and the evolving landscape of generative AI. Discover the biggest barriers hindering the adoption of generative AI and how it boosts productivity, accompanied by real client examples. Business leaders seeking to scale generative AI will find invaluable tips, explore ripe experimental areas, and delve into exciting use cases and innovations. Get an insider's view of the strategic partnership between IBM and AWS, the role of Watsonx, and how they serve clients together. Brace for bold change in the enterprise as Shobhit shares the future vision for IBM Consulting amidst the accelerating technology disruption like quantum computing.Download the CEO Study: ► https://ibm.biz/BdyLF5Sign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com
Inside the Mind of CIOs: Discussing the Biggest Challenges in Enterprise Tech Today!
Apr 25 2023
Inside the Mind of CIOs: Discussing the Biggest Challenges in Enterprise Tech Today!
Welcome to today's episode of Let's Talk Shop podcast. Our guest for today's show is Tim Crawford, a leading CIO thought leader and advisor.In this episode, we dive deep into the current state of enterprise technology and explore the biggest challenges that CIOs are facing today. Tim shares his insights on topics such as digital transformation, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and the evolving role of the CIO in today's business landscape.We also discuss the impact of emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, and IoT, and how CIOs can effectively navigate these new trends to drive innovation and growth in their organizations.Throughout the conversation, Tim provides practical advice and real-world examples based on his extensive experience working with CIOs across various industries. He also offers valuable insights into the evolving nature of IT leadership and what it takes to be a successful CIO in today's fast-paced, technology-driven world.So, join us for this fascinating discussion with Tim Crawford as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing CIOs today and how they can stay ahead of the curve.Sign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com
The Cost of Cloud Computing: David Heinemeier Hansson on the Hidden Expenses of the Cloud
Apr 18 2023
The Cost of Cloud Computing: David Heinemeier Hansson on the Hidden Expenses of the Cloud
In this episode of Let's Talk Shop, we sit down with David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and co-founder of Basecamp & HEY, to discuss his recent controversial cloud exit.David made headlines when he announced that Basecamp & HEY would be leaving the cloud (AWS and Google Cloud) and moving back on-premises (colo). This decision was motivated by many concerns, the primary driver is that they expect to save a significant amount of money. David also made the point that cloud was supposed to simplify things and it did not, there is increased complexity in managing cloud. In our conversation, David shares his thoughts on the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing, and why he believes that companies should have more control over their own infrastructure. He also discusses the challenges of making the transition away from the cloud, and what he has learned from the experience.Given my background in cloud, this was definitely an interesting conversation. Join me and my co-host, Mindy Cancila for a thought-provoking and informative discussion. Stay tuned to the end. I made a bet with David and I need your help :) Follow David's blog where he documents their journey out of the cloud and all the lessons they will learn along the way:► https://world.hey.com/dhhSign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com
Let's Talk Shop with JumpCloud: A Revolutionary Cloud Directory Platform
Mar 30 2023
Let's Talk Shop with JumpCloud: A Revolutionary Cloud Directory Platform
In today's episode, we dive deep into the world of JumpCloud, a game-changing cloud directory platform that's transforming the way IT administrators manage and secure their organizations.Join Eli as he talks to Chase Doelling, Principal Strategist at JumpCloud, to discuss how this innovative platform is revolutionizing the IT landscape. Discover the ins and outs of JumpCloud, including its unique features, benefits, and how it's empowering IT professionals to be more efficient, agile, and secure.Key discussion points in this episode include:► A brief overview of JumpCloud and its mission to simplify IT administration► The limitations of traditional directory services and how JumpCloud fills the gap► The role of JumpCloud in enabling seamless remote work and hybrid work environments► JumpCloud's robust security features and how they help protect organizations from cyber threatsDon't miss this in-depth conversation with Chase Doelling, as we explore the world of cloud directory services and learn how JumpCloud is paving the way for a more efficient, secure, and flexible IT landscape. Whether you're an IT administrator, a CIO, or just a tech enthusiast, this episode will provide valuable insights into the future of IT management. Subscribe to "Tech Horizons" now and stay ahead of the curve!Sign Up Now for my online course "The Cloud Strategy Master Class":► On my web site: https://lnkd.in/gcxcrX and use promo code LINKEDIN20 to receive a 20% discount.► On Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/cloud-strategy-master-class/PODCASTS: Listen wherever you get your podcasts:► Let's Talk Shop: http://letstalkshop.buzzsprout.com ► It Depends with Eli and Sanjeev: http://itdepends.buzzsprout.com Follow me:► TikTok: @ekhnaser► Instagram: @ekhnaser► Twitter: @ekhnaser► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliaskhnaser/► Website: www.eliaskhnaser.com