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Evan Kirstel

Boston, United States

302585 Followers

As a B2B tech influencer and Key Opinion Leader with 200K Twitter, 40K LinkedIn and 110K Instagram followers I can help massively grow your social audience and leverage social media as a B2B sales networking, lead generation and thought leadership tool. I'm Building an influencer network of fellow B2B thought leaders to help brands achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape in areas like #Mobile #Blockchain #Cloud #5G #IoT and more!

I am an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017), Telecom/Wireless/5G and am the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2017).

I am a Member of influencer marketing programs at Huawei, IBM, DellEMC, Intel and a HIMSS social media ambassador, with clients including CenturyLink, GENBAND, Ericsson, West Corp, Broadsoft, Qualcomm, Frontier, Panasonic and more

See www.evankirstel.com and evirahealth.com

With 25+ years of sales, alliances & Biz Dev experience in the telecom and IT arena, I bring a unique perspective on opportunities in the Unified Communications & Collaboration segment, including deep knowledge of social, mobile, and the voice/video/web collaboration market and cloud technology.

I have a solid understanding of emerging Cloud & mobile technology and market convergence dynamics, along with a strong track record in selling and marketing disruptive technology to enterprise and service providers.

My social media “Klout"? score is 83 and rising!

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Boston

Evan KirstelPoints
Academic0
Author101
Influencer4394
Speaker0
Entrepreneur20
Total4515

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Company Information

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 30.41
Cloud 39.87
Emerging Technology 30.25
Healthtech 50.56
IoT 34.13
Mobility 33.50
Social 33.38
Startups
Innovation 30.80
Autonomous Vehicles 30.19
Digital Transformation 30.82
Analytics 30.17
Digital Disruption 30.14
Management 30.07
Quantum Computing 30.59
Marketing 32.14
Sales 30.22
AI 30.35
Data Center 33.45
5G 35.20
AR/VR 30.22
Business Strategy 30.09
Big Data 30.42
Leadership 30.28

Industry Experience

Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services
Telecommunications

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Publications

62 Article/Blogs
Ribbon Communications’ 5G Perspectives "By the Slice"
LinkedIn
October 21, 2020
I recently attended Ribbon’s 5G Perspectives, a virtual event that showcased a number of experts discussing the benefits, values, use cases, complexities, and business models 5G enables. While the full replay is available here, I wanted to share my thoughts on a particular “slice,” CTO Kevin Riley’s presentation, which focuses on analytics and 5G, Kevin has a number of insights which I’ve aimed to paraphrase here, hopefully correctly! He started his presentation by saying that " 5G is more than a speed bump. It will transform our lives and usher in many new services. These new capabilities lead to growing levels of network complexity. Because so much of the success of 5G depends on the ability to deliver ultra reliable services, integrating analytics, machine learning and AI into every aspect of the 5G architecture is critical.

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Tags: Business Strategy, 5G

Understanding AI Conversational Tone to Improve Customer Service - Avaya &
LinkedIn
July 31, 2020
When customers call a company, sometimes they are not in a good mood. Years ago, I did a project advising a governmental tax agency (yes, that one) on improving customer service to citizens. My proposal was simple: give agents more freedom to be offline whenever they needed to be. Agents would be able to take breaks at any time. Once adopted, this proved to be empowering.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Business Strategy

Seven Levels of AI: Putting Mental and Metal to Work, Part 2
LinkedIn
July 28, 2020
To cope with the changes that will no doubt take place in making AI a reality, industry-wide standards would be beneficial. Proposing standards initiates a long list of arguments about what elements should exist where, but it is understood that, as the result of an evolutionary process, these standards might be rearranged many times before agreements are reached.

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Tags: AI, Big Data

Thinking About Standards for Thinking
LinkedIn
July 28, 2020
The first machines, and then computers, started simply and became complex. They will be ever more complex in the future. Maybe this is why there is an expectation for AI to solve complex problems immediately. Despite this notion, a back-to-basics approach might be most effective

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Tags: AI, Big Data

My early Top-10 Favs at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020
linkedin
January 04, 2020
Here's a handful of my favorite companies, ideas and innovations at CES2020, I will be there so let's meetup and show me your coolest tech - tweet me here @evankirstel and tag me in all your posts so I can retweet them !

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Tags: AI, Innovation, IoT

Accelerating Marketing Performance Today
linkedin
December 12, 2019
In today's multi-billion daily impression social media world where does one go to get real, not fake news, the latest insights, innovate ideas, actionable business competitive knowledge and more. The answer is not simple one as the complexity of communication in the business world is accelerating faster than ever. Gathering together notable ideas, concepts, clear messages takes more than a single source as gathering both opposing and many other views brings together the necessary information to make effective and reliable decisions.

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Tags: Social, Marketing

DevOps "Closet to Cloud"​ Conundrum 11 Ideas for DevOps
linkedin
December 03, 2019
While I've partnered with IBM Systems, all content within is my own point of view and doesn't necessarily reflect the views of IBM.

Legacy and cloud DevOps is facing new challenges of moving applications from "closet to the cloud" in multi-cloud conditions. By way of example, I was involved in project that abandoned separate development platforms for a new multi-cloud approach, however, this also meant all new DevOps, new budget and additional cloud-ready management, which doubled the cost...

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Tags: Cloud, Quantum Computing, Data Center

The cloud in 2020: Trends & business tips Thoughts on Cloud Transformations - Part 3 of 3
linkedin
December 02, 2019
If there is anything you can say about cloud applications is "you are already there" applies to more business applications than you know or think about. Here are just some of the key trends facing cloud migration:

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Tags: Cloud, Data Center

The Recipe for a Secure Cloud environment Thoughts on Cloud Transformations - Part 2 of 3 by Evan Kirstel @evankirstel
linkedin
October 13, 2019
Hackers are more committed and willing to be patient far longer than you can ever imagine. This was from a presentation I gave in 2000. Now nearly two decades later there are probably 10,000 times the number of private, state-run and security agency hackers exploiting their skills for good or evil. Certainly not all of them are black hat, there is also a great rise in the number of white hat and grey hat hackers. Each one of them either protecting, attacking and involved in nearly every aspect of the IT industry. From a business perspective, there are too many prominent public corporate hack attacks to mention. More importantly are the thousands of daily attacks that are quietly covered up and go unreported. The cloud is also not something that is protected behind some super firewall that is unbreachable. It is just another place where hackers can work because anything connected to anything means that somewhere "in the middle" along the highway just like in cowboy days, the packet "stage coach" can get intercepted. As one certified professional in IT security said, "we are just kidding ourselves that this is a fade that will go away because of moving applications to the cloud." By my own research, hackers have only really attacked the "low hanging fruit" with many more serious high-level attacks to come. In other words, the easy TCP port attacks along with DDOS -distributed denial of service-, email aka ransomware, malware and other attack schemes are known and there is modest to good protection. However, when you think about SIP communications, SCADA, IoT, wearables, medical implants, specific proprietary device communications and other OS schemes that haven't been seriously attacked yet, you can see that multiple layers of protection for cloud security remain needed. Then, look not just at devices but at concepts to attack like HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and others which can be convoluted exposing specific types of data to hackers, there is serious opportunity for many other kinds of on-premise or cloud attacks. It's not that you will be attacked, you already are being attacked, you just don't know it and maybe your IT security staff and others are already at work trying to stop them.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Data Center

Getting Serious Going Green Cloud - Part 2
linkedin
September 18, 2019
In an earlier article, I wrote about green cloud and companies striving for a "net-zero" environmental impact coming from their operations. In other words, moving the company from black to green throughout their operations, suppliers, partners, subsidiaries, customers and other touch points. This is understandably a very complex, if not impossible challenge. For example, "The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has about 2.3 million parts per airplane. They include everything from “fasten seatbelt” signs to jet engines and vary in size from small fasteners to large fuselage sections....

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Storm Clouds Rising with Unlimited Ceiling Cloud, open computing and AI in convergence, convections and more
linkedin
September 11, 2019
Business technology is now reaching farther and faster into new and open cloud formations. In the new few minutes I will explore some of the most exciting issues facing business today. Starting with open computing which has been around since the beginning of computing but like many tech efforts it only appeals to a few bold and brave developers risking their applications and the businesses they work. ..

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Data Center

Madness or Mayhem or ... in Multi-Cloud Business Management - Part 1 of 5
linkedin
September 10, 2019
As nearly everyone points out no one cloud solution fits all companies, nor will there ever be one cloud for all applications. Add in internal development, APIs and more the idea of multi-cloud drives one to madness or mayhem or something else. No one organization can realistically deal with all the cloud tech including all the cloud APIs that exist. Moreover, these cloud providers are building clouds based on their own needs and strategy with little regard to what current customer or future needs will be. This comes from real-world applications development on both major cloud providers and specific clouds such as iOS and others. ..

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Is the traditional data center dead? Going all-in with cloud Thoughts on Cloud Transformations - Part 1 of 3
linkedin
September 05, 2019
Cloud, hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud is the loud buzzing in your head with multi-cloud driving the conversation. However, moving from an internally-focused strategy for IT to an externally-provided one is "not all-in the cards" in conversations with CIOs. They have many other issues on their "to do" list than saving money. When asked to provide additional details, some felt that really "core computing systems" should not ever be placed in the hands of others. The underlying reasons relate to company IP, security, core competence and even inertia...

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data Center

Going Green in the Cloud - Net Zero Environmental & Business Impact
linkedin
July 25, 2019
In an increasing number of conversations with all levels of business and industries, a new concept is emerging - green cloud. Certainly, green IT is not new but "green cloud" is a rising topic on the CIO agenda. When pressed many CIOs could not explain what it is but seems to resonant with them as a new element in their business operations. What I asked CIOs and IT analysts during conversations about their plans and strategies for cloud, I often ended up in indepth discussions on whether the cloud should be green or not. There was nearly a universal response that moving from on-premise to cloud was not meant to be moving climate changing emissions from one place to another. It was for many the hope that the cloud providers they would using, considering and incorporating into their data IT infrastructure plans was greener than what they are doing now. One CIO said, "we are not trading one black cloud for another one, we expect a greener approach to any cloud provider we use." In other conversations green cloud was just one of the many new challenges for any future plans including understanding political impacts of a "green new deal." Another said, "if what we are doing is not hard enough, adding being green is another smackdown what we do, yet if we don't do it there will be hell to pay." Drilling deeper into conversations to what I was really looking for was, how fast were there plans to move from internal data centers to the cloud? The answers were as vague as with going green cloud. One can summarize some of the collective interviews like this. One CIO mentioned they have one ready-to-retire IT manager keeping a 30-year-old a legacy OSS system working. He said "if Fred retires, we are screwed, while we try to rebuild the OSS on a new cloud platform. He noted, there is "no migration code and no easy button because it takes a number of experts to extract data from the old system and develop use cases to rebuild just this one system, and we have more than 50 other older systems like this one." In other words, there is no one kind of migration strategy to move to the cloud except older systems are replaced..

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Tags: Cloud, Emerging Technology, Data Center

Show Me the Money - The New Digital Model for Business & Sports Part 2
linkedin
June 17, 2019
In part 1 of an analysis of the Tata Communications Show Me the Money paper I explored how sports and business have many similar traits and how digital transformation is bring these often different concepts closer together. Now I will expand the analysis and explore as Tata points out, " Given the huge figures the global sports industry now commands, it is astounding to think that we are at the tipping point of the next big growth opportunity: the impact of digital technology innovations. New applications and platforms are tearing down the barriers which once existed for sports looking to grow their fan base and take their fan experience to the next level." Indeed, there are many management strategies to digital transformation, integration and foundations for future applications. One of the interesting points where future applications and sports meetup is in the area of artificial intelligence. Often what I find is that AI applications solve one problem but not others and the AI applications venue is not applicable to other areas. Humans are, though we really don't like change that much, very versatile. Humans can go from flying an airplane to driving a car, riding a bicycle and then climbing a mountain often effortlessly. Each of these are different but are alike in the sense that they are all physical and some are competitive sports. By integrating AI and digital transformation within sports, we can bring benefits to the often very competitive nature of many humans. For example, many humans love sports for the physical experience and in the case of esports for the mental engagement. Through digital applications, "sports can use digital to broaden their appeal, particularly when it comes to increasing interaction with younger audiences. It’s about acquiring and maintaining eyeballs.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

Storm Clouds Ahead - Curious and Caution
linkedin
June 12, 2019
Clouds in the real world are nothing that airplanes fly into but avoid at all costs. Clouds in the business world are concepts that few really understand but business are flying into them seemingly without reservation. The reasons for cloud computing are compelling from service agility, OPEX/CAPEX reduction, business agility, business opportunity, security new business revenue, operational effectiveness, vendor lockdown or plethora of other issues. Ericsson issued a very insightful report on the cloud with progress charts on where companies are in their cloud journey. They reviewed where companies are in terms of what data they are putting on the cloud and what they are not. This leaves me to review a few of their findings and ideas on storm clouds ahead. One of the real takeaways is there is a reluctance to trust any cloud any time or anywhere. I would like to focus this short briefing on how cloud transformation is being deployed. First, Ericsson points out that companies have:

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data Center

Crossing the Digital Divide in Digital Transformation
linkedin
May 05, 2019
The digital divide being of digital natives and digital immigrants also applies to digital transformation. Digital transformation, as often is the case with new technology, is having an even greater impact on new technologies like IoT, blockchain and even the hyped efforts in AI. However, much of the need for digital transformation is desperately needed in transforming the legacy systems and processes that have existed in some cases for many decades. Companies are built on cobbled-together systems and when a new need or problem is arises such as cybersecurity, they band aid the issue and go about their way. Years or even decades later they find that what was once an innovative solution is now an albatross hanging over them and have really don't know how to solve or what to do. The team who implemented the system(s) are long-gone and the technology while maybe current or patched with updates is rarely even close to solving the current set of problems of today much less for where the company wants to be next year or beyond. At the C-level, "CEOs should ask their teams more probing questions and not get carried away by the digital transformation hype. This reality check will help businesses make the most of the latest technology innovations to deliver new customer experiences and re-imagine how they operate,” noted Srinivasan CR, Chief Digital Officer, Tata Communications. Indeed, a reality check at all levels of the organization is a key stating point of where we are and where we need to go. Actually, the reality check should also be looking 1-3-5 years ahead because you aim where you want to go not where you are at now.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, IoT

The Impact of Disruption on Connected Experiences: from Roadways to the Skies @EvanKirstel
LinkedIn
October 16, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved the way consumers, businesses and governments communicate, collaborate, and process key information and data. This idea of connected everything has become commonplace, from consumer applications, like smart home devices, to a wide variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, energy management and transportation.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, IoT, Management

From Tempest in a Teapot to the new Tempest in Digital Transformation
LinkedIn
September 24, 2018
Shakespeare’s Tempest has been adapted by many notable composers and even in movies such as the Forbidden Planet one of the most interesting and great sci-fi movies of all times. Forbidden Planet among other things suggest that a former humanoid species who had inhibited the planet known as the Krel had evolved beyond the need for physical bodies to pure thought.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Trillions and Trillions in Digital Transformation By @evankirstel
LinkedIn
September 18, 2018
If you look back at the history of technology you find that what we know is not often what will be. What we forecast is likely though not often the result. Only one can guess how many trillions of messages of all types will be sent and shared by 2020. Forecasters say close to 3 trillion messages will be sent annually but if you look around the room and around the globe you only see the tip of the iceberg in user growth and use cases for messaging.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

KPI-Key Performance Indicators: Challenges or Real Performance ROI Indicator by @evankirstel
LinkedIn
August 14, 2018
KPI-key performance indicators have always been a challenge to me as they as supposed to mean something that really doesn’t translate into any real business benefit. Moreover, there are often too many of them to make sense of what any one of them means to either the technician in the field or the CEO.

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Tags: Analytics

Whats NEXT with Google Cloud By Evan Kirstel @evankirstel
LinkedIn
August 01, 2018
Google gatherings always bring together the best of minds to find solutions that embed Google technology into their applications.

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Data Center

Changing the Chains in the Supply Chain
LinkedIn
May 24, 2018
The supply chain may be the oldest industrial concept we have in history. Even the Egyptian pyramids were built in a complex supply chain where stones were carved from mountains, brought down the Nile, hauled by many methods to the site and then moved into place by the hands of thousands of slaves.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Are you a Disruptor or Disrupted?
LinkedIn
May 14, 2018
In reviewing the revealing research from a new Panasonic Study: Adoption of 10 disruptive technologies by industry, I was taken by the real issue of the spectrum of disruption and also by the lack of disruption by industries market and technologies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption

VoIP reliability and quality, a patented path to customer satisfaction and IoT
LinkedIn
May 12, 2018
In the rush to embrace convenience and lower operational costs, voice quality often gets the short end of the stick. Cellular service and voice over IP (VoIP) are two examples where individuals and businesses have, at first, been willing to accept dropped calls and compromises in audio in exchange for mobility, more features, and smaller bills.

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Tags: IoT

Caught in the CrossHair & Crossfire Public Safety Communications, Collaboration, Coordination & Command
LinkedIn
May 12, 2018
Few would argue that any kind of public safety incident represents a potentially complex problem to solve but what are viable and lasting solutions to problems that have existed for a very long time? Just this week, yet again the race issue in a coffee shop brings to bear that even the simplest problems are complex beyond any simple or singular answer.

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Tags: Health and Safety

Where’s the Beef? Turning AI and IoT Hype into Action
LinkedIn
April 22, 2018
As Shakespeare might say if he was still around today, there is “much ado about nothing” when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies are eager to talk about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming IoT by connecting devices, automating tasks and analyzing large chunks of data.

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Tags: AI, IoT

The Great Network Transformation
LinkedIn
March 27, 2018
I began my telecom career on the vendor side with Dialogic fresh out of college in 1992. All these years later and the telecom/networking industry is the in the midst of the most exciting and transformative period in my adult lifetime.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Effect of 5G Technology on the Healthcare Industry
LinkedIn
March 06, 2018
Has your healthcare experience been markedly improved by technology yet? Perhaps you’ve been using a fitness tracker, or enjoy easy access to your medical notes through a provider portal.

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Tags: Healthtech, 5G

5G and Beyond to Infinity
LinkedIn
February 07, 2018
For nearly two decades I have been saying there is “infinite demand for bandwidth.” Now we are poised for global 5G expansion which Qualcomm and others are leading and innovating to bring global users and audiences faster speeds than we ever imagined.

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Tags: Innovation, Mobility, 5G

Cybercriminals Focusing On Small Healthcare Providers in 2018
LinkedIn
February 02, 2018
With the increased implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in healthcare, it has become simpler for cybercriminals to do damage. The 2017 Health Care Cyber Research Report stated 140 hacking events took place in 2017 and the number had risen 27% since 2016. Based on ongoing research, 2018 is going to see a continual rise in these cyber attacks because of potential vulnerabilities in the current setup

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Tags: IoT

Moving Us Beyond How We Move Us
LinkedIn
December 15, 2017
Historically, carriages, trains, buses, planes and taxis have all moved us in way we really didn’t have to think about. We just got in and went on our way with someone else doing the driving at the wheel

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Mobility

Driving to the Future Giving Time Back
LinkedIn
December 04, 2017
One of the many challenges in car ownership is car service and repair. As we drive cars harder and increase demands on vehicle performance and reliability we also know they need the TLC that we don’t really have time for anymore.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

The New “Big Data Car”
LinkedIn
December 04, 2017
Big cars used to mean muscle cars racing down the highway. Today, it’s cars that provide huge amounts muscle in the form of “big data” to other cars, road ways and guidance systems and operations that make everyone safer.

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Tags: Big Data

The New Inflight Experience
LinkedIn
November 30, 2017
As a flyer with usually more than 100,000 miles in anyone year my home is really an airplane seat and my inflight experience is really vital and critical to my performance. What I look for and what I think every other passenger looks for is less waiting, fewer delays and never-lost baggage.

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Tags: Innovation

Driving to Distraction
LinkedIn
November 20, 2017
It was exciting to see Panasonic demonstrate their product leadership at ITS World Congress 2017 Montreal. The ITS World Congress is an international conference sponsored by ITS organizations that represent three regions in the world (Europe: ERTICO-ITS Europe, United States: ITS America, Asia Pacific: ITS Japan) and is attended by research scientists, industry experts and academic leaders.

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Tags: Innovation

Technologies That Really Do Move Us – Panasonic Achieves Marketing Excellence
LinkedIn
November 20, 2017
It was exciting to see Panasonic win the Gold Marketing Excellence award from ITSMA for Strengthening Brand Definition resulting from their efforts to accelerate global trends and technologies. For more than 20 years, ITSMA has led the way in defining, building, and inspiring B2B services and marketing excellence.

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Tags: Marketing

Trade Show Turning Point: Not Vendor but Customer Run – Part 1
LinkedIn
November 13, 2017
For thousands of years people would gather and show they wares. As industries grew the number and size of trade shows around the world is extraordinary. Yet with all the growth in number and size the way trade shows work hasn’t really changed at all. People really go for the parties, sight-seeing and maybe attend a few workshops, demos and maybe even visit a booth.

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Tags: Customer Experience

SEO vs SEM
LinkedIn
November 06, 2017
In the beginning people searched and wandered through large yellow books for people and services they needed. Search marketing was easy: You had to place ads in each book in the cities or regions you served and your ads could only be changed once a year. Flash forward you can place search engine ads based on key words, places, demographics, websites and many more ways.

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Tags: Marketing

Business-To-Business Uses Encouraged For 5G Operators
LinkedIn
October 29, 2017
Business-to-business (B2B) use cases have been difficult to define in the past and remain a lingering problem with 5G. Most mobile operators are reliant on essential features such as increases in speed, which do little to create intrigue in the market.

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Tags: Innovation, Mobility, 5G

5G: Revolution or Evolution?
LinkedIn
October 25, 2017
Prior to the unveiling of the first iPhone back in 2007, mobile phones were solely designed for communications. Soon after smartphones were introduced, the application of mobile phones expanded to include global connectivity through the internet.

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Tags: Innovation, Mobility, 5G

Can IoT and wearable health technology fill the gaps in healthcare?
LinkedIn
October 05, 2017
Healthcare is one of the top concerns in the nation today, because of growing costs and unending political debate and uncertainty about the future of ACA. Another aspect is that baby boomers are reaching the age where chronic disease and illness are prevalent.

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Tags: IoT, Health and Safety

Mobility Really Means Being More Human
LinkedIn
September 22, 2017
It was great catching up with Ericsson last week in San Francisco at the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas conference. Ericsson is doing incredible work to advance innovation by partnering with operators globally around IoT and 5G deployments, ranging from testing new radio technology, like advanced MIMO, to new core 5G systems for providing network slicing, to applications like Autonomous vehicles.

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Tags: Mobility, 5G

Leveraging Network Infrastructure In Business Operations
LinkedIn
August 24, 2017
Security, collaboration, and datacenter analytics are among the top priorities in the digital transformation. Nonetheless, the network infrastructure forms the foundation of digital transformation, which is in essence at a unique position to leverage not only the infrastructure, but also the innovation that occurs across it.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data Center

Rise of the Autonomous Vehicle
LinkedIn
August 07, 2017
The self-driving vehicle has become a prominent part of the new wave of automotive advancement.
Various automakers are now looking at diving in headfirst to get a piece of the pie while improving their cars. A lot of research has gone into perfecting the self-driving vehicle to make sure it passes all regulations and doesn't harm those who get behind the wheel.

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Tags: Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles

The Benefits of One-Stop Selling
LinkedIn
July 31, 2017
Integrating your CRM-UC provides you with the tools for one-stop selling communications. Here’s how this integration works: After the initial sales call or presentation, a decision-maker goes through a series of private evaluations to which you’re generally not privy.

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Tags: Marketing, Sales

What Is Fog Computing And How Does It Relate To Both Cloud and IoT?
LinkedIn
June 26, 2017
Fog computing is a distributed infrastructure in which various specific application processes and/or services are managed at the most efficient place between the actual source of the data and the cloud.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT

Who Is The Real Elon Musk?
LinkedIn
May 30, 2017
Elon Musk has become a superstar in Silicon Valley with his unique mannerisms, creative business decisions, and thirst for innovation.
He's become an inspirational figure for millions of people around the world.
The real question is, who is Elon Musk and what are his plans for the future? This article will sift through his life and pinpoint what he intends to do in the coming years.

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Tags: Innovation

What Is The LiveWorx Conference?
LinkedIn
May 22, 2017
LiveWorx is an international technology conference and marketplace for solutions designed for an increasingly connected and smart world. Whether your focus is the creation of elegant product designs, delivery of efficient service, management or brilliant factories, or disrupting entire market, LiveWorx provides a platform for showcasing what is currently happening and what the future holds.

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Tags: AI, AR/VR, Innovation, IoT

A Brief History Of Jeff Bezos And Amazon
LinkedIn
May 17, 2017
Jeff Bezos - founder of Amazon and e-commerce pioneer - was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 12, 1964. From his childhood days, Bezos was passionate about computers and computer technology.

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Tags: Innovation

Network Insights Beyond Scaling
LinkedIn
May 16, 2017
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is way beyond any traditional concept of networking and provides great insights and guidance for future generations of networking technology.

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Tags: Cloud, Innovation, IoT

The Benefits Of SMS and Messaging For Customer Service and Customer Care
LinkedIn
May 04, 2017
More than ever, businesses need to emphasize and improve customer service. As consumers share more experiences online, they influence ever increasing numbers of other, like-minded consumers, driving the importance of customer service to an all time high.

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Tags: Customer Experience

Applications Synchronization in the New Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) World
LinkedIn
May 01, 2017

Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are driving the world faster and farther than any concept yet in managing and creating new approaches to complex global networks.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT

History Of Red Hat Software And Its Role In The Open Source Movement
LinkedIn
April 28, 2017
The open source movement has grown phenomenally over the past decades. A large portion of that growth can be attributed to Red Hat Inc., which is a software company that is known for providing high-quality open source software to the public.

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Tags: Innovation

The History Of Speech Recognition And A Glimpse Into Its Future
LinkedIn
April 26, 2017
With the release of Apple's Siri and comparable voice search assistance from Microsoft and Google, you might have speculated why it took so long for speech recognition innovation to progress to this stage.

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Tags: Innovation

Quantum Computing and Its Disruptive Nature
LinkedIn
April 22, 2017
What is quantum computing and why is it so disruptive? What exactly is quantum computing? Quantum computing exploits the bizarre capacity of subatomic elements to be in various states at any time.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Quantum Computing

Introduction to Data Over Sound Tech: CHIRP
LinkedIn
April 18, 2017
CHIRP is a powerful communication technology that enables the transmission of data between devices. It can readily be encoded into a specific audio stream. Any device that has a speaker can transmit a CHIRP, and most devices that have a microphone can decode the information.

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Tags: Innovation

Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence: Are My Freelance Writing Days Numbered?
LinkedIn
April 17, 2017
Take a look around, wherever we may be, artificial intelligence is already upon us. It is no longer something that is coming in the distant future. Rather, it is something that we have been living with and will continue to live with for years to come.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

B2B Vs. B2C Marketing: Which Social Networking Sites Are Best?
LinkedIn
April 14, 2017
There are so many different social media websites that some marketers have a tough time figuring out where they can find a good audience for their marketing message. Of course, the best way to find the best platforms for your own own business is to spend some time testing.

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Tags: Marketing

The Future Of IoT, 5G And M2M In The Automotive Industry
LinkedIn
April 13, 2017
Although many people expect the car of the future to be a self-driving car, there is much more to the digitalization of cars. The concept of a connected car has already taken root in the minds of the experts in the automobile industry.

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Tags: IoT, Mobility, 5G

Using Twitter for B2B Marketing and Social Selling: Most Effective Techniques
LinkedIn
April 12, 2017
Social media marketing and social selling rank among the most effective inbound techniques today. Twitter is one of the channels that still deliver the best results for B2B sellers. About 13 percent of B2B leads come through a Twitter campaign, Oktopost statistics suggest. In addition, B2B marketers who use Twitter generate two times the leads of marketers who don't use the network.

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Tags: Social, Marketing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - The Industrial Internet Of Things And Industry 4.0
LinkedIn
April 12, 2017
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT are related but different concepts. Industry 4.0 began as a German initiative to improve their industrial processes and develop a competitive manufacturing base. Industrial Internet of Things takes the Industry 4.0 concept further and refers to the process of connecting smart machines which can communicate and sense each other.

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Tags: IoT

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Chief Digital Evangelist / Co-Founder
eViRa Health
November 01, 2017
Boston-based and globally-connected #B2B experts, we are a trusted #socialmedia partner to clients across the health tech landscape. Whether it’s enabling startups to get discovered and introduced to potential partners and investors, guiding companies to expand their thought leadership, or helping clients to grow massive online audiences and deepen user engagement, we are here to serve the global health tech community. Evirahealth.com

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Tags: Cloud, Social, Healthtech

19 Media Interviews
Tech influencer Evan Kirstel in an interview with Eric Parsons, Ericsson and Cristina Rodriguez, Intel on Cloud RAN launch and partnerships
Ericsson
June 24, 2021
Watch and enjoy the word game on #5G #Cloud and #Virtualization?

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Tags: Cloud, 5G

Evan Kirstel - The B2B Influencer Interview Keith Townsend @CTOAdvisor
The CTO Advisor
June 22, 2021
Keith gives the keys to The CTO Advisor CTO Dose to Evan who talks about the CTO Advisor Road Trip to date. Keith and Evan catch up in Foxboro, MD at Normandy Farms.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cloud, 5G

What keeps Evan Kirstel up at night?
Scott Schober
June 07, 2021
Evan Kirstel is a tech influencer that has a tremendous social media presence with over 500,000 social media followers. So what keeps him up at night?

Evan is helping B2B tech brands achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape in areas like mobile, blockchain, cloud, 5G, HealthTech, IoT, AI, Digital Health, crypto, AR, VR, Big Data, Analytics and CyberSecurity.

Evan has well over 25+ years of enterprise sales, alliances & biz dev experience in the telecom and IT arena and is the Chief Digital Evangelist & Co-Founder of eViRa Health.

Scott Schober is a #cybersecurity​ and wireless technology expert, author of Hacked Again and Cybersecurity is Everybody's Business, host of 2 Minute CyberSecurity Briefing video podcast and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems who appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business & Fox News, CGTN America, Canadian TV News, as well as CNN, CBS Morning Show, MSNBC, CNBC, The Blaze, WPIX as well as local and syndicated Radio

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Tags: Cloud, Mobility, 5G

This Week in Voice LIVE - Episode 11 - Evan Kirstel
This Week In Voice TV
April 01, 2021
This week we're featuring Evan Kirstel - thought leader, B2B technology influencer, and co-founder of eViRa Health.

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Tags: Cloud, Mobility, Healthtech, 5G

Evan Kirstel - Poly Weekly News - 15th March
YouTube
March 15, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Healthtech

CCC Talks - The Overlooked Sides of Digital Transformation w/ Evan Kirstel
YouTube
September 08, 2020
It's not always easy to find an expert with a holistic understanding of the digital transformation process. Communicating the implications of technological advancements in lay-terms can be a big challenge. We are constantly hearing about new innovations, acronyms, and complex jargon. The concept of "organizational velocity" and "multi-cloud environments" may sound interesting. But what does that mean to the common user? Not everyone has deep technical knowledge on such topics. How can they relate the content of this information to their day-to-day work? Stepping outside the box and looking in the broader scheme of things, can help to get insightful knowledge.

B2B thought leader, top technology influencer, and industry insider, Evan Kirstel, is our guest in this episode of CCC Talks. In it, he discusses lesser-known sides of technologies such as Cloud, IoT, and Blockchain. On top of that, Evan examines the role of technology in the transition to remote working that marked the year.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Healthtech

Industry Leaders: Evan Kirstel on the future of cloud computing
Telefonica Tech Cloud
June 12, 2020
Evan Kirstel, thought leader and researcher, shares his view on the future of cloud computing in an exclusive interview with Telefónica Business Solutions.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, 5G

DHC #40 - Evan Kirstel
YouTube
March 11, 2020
Evan Kirstel is a B2B thought leader and top technology ”influencer” and industry insider with a direct social media following of more than 400,000 (280K Twitter, 55K LinkedIn and 95K Instagram followers). With an organic reach in the tens of millions and a network of fellow Influencers Evan has helped B2B tech brands like Intel, IBM, AT&T Business and Samsung achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape in areas like mobile, Blockchain, Cloud, 5G, HealthTech, IoT, AI, Digital Health, crypto, AR, VR, Big Data, Analytics and CyberSecurity.

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Tags: Healthtech, Marketing

Podcast - "Do Not Mess With B2B Influence Marketing" w/ Evan Kirstel
YouTube
December 05, 2019
I met Evan at the Paris Air Show this year and we got to spend some qualitative time together on Dassault Systèmes' chalet. We had the opportunity to exchange views about a topic which we both feel pretty strongly about : B2B influence marketing.

There are currently quite some debates going on about the very concept of B2B influencer. In the B2B world, professionals are still in the process of getting the most negative representation of an Instagram influencer out of their mind. In France, people are even being very sarcastic about the concept of influence marketing applied to complex sales environments, such as tech, software and industry.

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Tags: Healthtech, Marketing

Comms Business Live - Influencers Evan Kirstel and Dave Michels talk UC
YouTube
November 29, 2019
Broadcasting directly from Avaya Engage in Dubai, David Dungay spoke to B2B tech influencers Evan Kirstel and Dave Michels about the latest developments in the UC and Contact Centre spaces.

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Tags: Healthtech

Industry Leaders: Evan Kirstel on the future of cloud computing
Telefónica Business Solutions
November 11, 2019
Almost everything in the digital world is connected to the cloud in some way or another. As tech giants and startups find new ways to organize, process and present data cloud computing will become a more and more integral part of our lives.

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Tags: Cloud, Data Center

Talking to noted Tech Social media influencer Evan Kirstel
picoNETS
November 01, 2019
Evan Kirstel visited our partner JMA Wireless booth and saw a demo of PicoNETS

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, 5G

Evan Kirstel | Micron Insight 2019
YouTube
October 24, 2019
Evan Kirstel, social digital influencer, talks with Dave Vellante & David Floyer at Micron Insight 2019 from Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA.

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Tags: Healthtech, Marketing

Evan Kirstel - B2B Social Media & Digital Expert
YouTube
September 23, 2019
When it comes to digital transformation, there's fear of the unknown and comfort in the status quo.

Leaders should go within in the organization and start experimenting. Try to seed transformation opportunities from within without the big bang approach that often lead to failures. Leverage "change-makers" within the company.

Hear Evan's thoughts on digital transformation, Facebook's portal, bitcoin, social selling and much more.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Healthtech

Influencer Marketing and Social Media Strategy, with Evan Kirstel (CXOTalk #328​)
YouTube
February 14, 2019
Enterprise social media strategy and influencer marketing are crucial topics in digital marketing for 2019. Enterprise industry analyst talks with well-known enterprise social media strategist and influencer about these topics.

For more details and the complete transcript, see: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/enter...​

For Evan Kirstel, Social Business has been a healthy “obsession” for years. He has massively grown his personal social networks, while helping dozens of clients grow from zero to tens of thousands of engaged followers. Evan has 280K followers on Twitter, 50K connections/followers on LinkedIn and 100K followers on Instagram, growing by thousands monthly. His connections are a "Who's Who" of the B2B Enterprise, IoT, Cloud, and HealthTech. Evan was named the fifth most engaging B2B marketeer in the US. He was recently selected to be a 2017-2018 HIMSS Social Media

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Influencer Marketing and Social Media Strategy, with Evan Kirstel (CXOTalk #328)
CXOTALK
February 13, 2019
For Evan Kirstel, Social Business has been a healthy “obsession” for years. He has massively grown his personal social networks, while helping dozens of clients grow from zero to tens of thousands of engaged followers. Evan has 280K followers on Twitter, 50K connections/followers on LinkedIn and 100K followers on Instagram, growing by thousands monthly. His connections are a "Who's Who" of the B2B Enterprise, IoT, Cloud, and HealthTech. Evan was named the fifth most engaging B2B marketeer in the US. He was recently selected to be a 2017-2018 HIMSS Social Media

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, 5G

The first meta #livecast​ with Evan Kirstel at Mwca17
YouTube
September 18, 2017
The first meta #livecast​ with @evankirstel from #mwca17​ #ruvtv​

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Tags: Healthtech, Marketing

Evan Kirstel on the intersection of IT and telecom
Ericsson
May 22, 2017
In an interview from Red Hat Summit, Evan Kirstel talks about the intersection of IT and telecom, and how cloud is where that grey area exists today between those two industries. He also looks at the community around Red Hat and OpenStack and how it's enabling innovation and services in telecom that will drive the adoption of 5G and the IoT.

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Tags: IoT, Mobility, 5G

TEX NYC 2016: Evan Kirstel, Top Social Media Influencer in Telecom & Tech
JaymieScottoTV
June 29, 2016
JSA TV is so excited to speak to Evan Kirstel, the tech and telecom's notable Twitter enthusiast and top social media influencer at the Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC event in June 2016. Mr. Kirstel talks about the importance of "human to human" virtual connections and think about how social media is not only "technologies and platforms," but rather how it enables sales networking and relationship building. Evan Kirstel is a B2B social media & social selling fanatic with 70,000 Twitter followers, a top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profile, Top50 VoIP influencer, New England Top 40 influencer in Content/ Digital marketing, and the #1 Social Media influencer on the Twitter #WebRTC, #Ucoms and #SocialBiz Hashtags. Follow Evan on Twitter - https://twitter.com/evankirstel.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Mobility, 5G

12 Podcasts
Data Movers with Blackfoot Communications’ Todd Twete: Leadership, Rural Carriers, & Robert Redford
YouTube
March 24, 2021
In this episode of Data Movers, Blackfoot Communications Director of Sales and Marketing Todd Twete joins Jaymie and Evan to discuss his unique perspective on the world of telecom. Twete covers a range of topics, including his keys to success when building effective teams and creating a customer-focused culture in an organization. As part of a 66-year old organization responsible for the fiber backbone of Montana’s network infrastructure, Twete also shares insights about the pros, cons and trends of rural network solutions. Check out the episode to learn about the future of rural 5G, the importance of business mentorship, and what Robert Redford did for the Montana tourism industry.

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Tags: Healthtech, Leadership

Data Movers Podcast - The Importance of Listening, Telecom Sales Trends and more!_Final
YouTube
March 10, 2021
Throughout his career, Consolidated Communications SVP Mike Olsen has seen a fair share of changes, but none quite so rapid as those brought on by the pandemic a year ago. Hear him talk cloud adoption, the need for service providers to adapt to changing priorities quickly and why his number one piece of advice is to listen more.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers Podcast- Innovating Across Asia with BDx CEO & Celebrated Wordsmith Braham Singh
YouTube
February 23, 2021
In this exciting episode of Data Movers, we sit down with Braham Singh, CEO of BDx, to discuss how he has led the company’s explosive growth across APAC amid the pandemic. We also take a closer look at his laser-focused vision during the discussion and how that has empowered his team to innovate and launch sophisticated solutions. As a data center veteran with decades of knowledge and experience under his belt, Braham also provides insight into how the internet has transformed into a “video playground” and what lies ahead for the industry regarding the vital topic of renewable energy. As a storyteller by nature, Braham also reveals his affection for writing and gives us the inside scoop on his top-rated Amazon Best Read novel and other projects that he has in the works.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers with 1623 Farnam: Interconnection, Innovation, and why Omaha?
YouTube
February 10, 2021
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this Data Movers episode, we sit down with Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam. 1623 Farnam is a regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection and data center services located in Omaha, Nebraska at the nexus of the nation’s fiber routes. More than that, Omaha is quickly becoming a hotbed of innovation from a rise in AR/VR technology to 5G labs, hear Cushing talk about what’s hot in the data center space and why an IX is a big deal.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers Podcast with Chin Fang, Founder & CEO of Zettar Inc. on Stanford, Cloud Storage & more!
YouTube
January 27, 2021
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with Chin Fang, Founder & CEO of Zettar Inc, to chat about cloud storage, the future of moving data, how Zettar is pushing the envelope with innovative software solutions and more. Chin also offers insight into how his career led him to where he is today: from his studies at Stanford to founding tech startups and what drove him to launch Zettar Inc.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers - Avner Papouchado of Serverfarm: Where Aviation, Surfing & Data Center Management Meet
YouTube
January 13, 2021
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with Avner Papouchado, CEO of Serverfarm, to chat about Data Center Management as a Service (DMaaS), sustainability, Serverfarm’s expansion plans and more. This episode also takes a deeper dive into how Avner’s preciseness as a pilot and energy management as a surfer has guided him to excel in the data center industry.

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Tags: Healthtech, Leadership

Data Movers Podcast - David Johnson of Comstar Technologies: Unified Comms, Client Care and more!
YouTube
December 29, 2020
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with David Johnson, President of Comstar Technologies to chat about his career path, the importance of creating great client relationships, and Philly Cheesesteaks!

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Tags: Healthtech, Leadership

DataBank’s Raul Martynek: Thriving During Uncertain Times and the Importance of Company Culture
YouTube
December 15, 2020
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with CEO of DataBank, Raul Martynek and discuss thriving during uncertain times and the importance of company culture.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers Podcast Featuring Digital Sociologist, Dr. Julie Albright
YouTube
December 01, 2020
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this episode of Data Movers, we sit down with Dr. Julie Albright for her insights as a Digital Sociologist on digital culture and the social impacts of new technology adoption. Listeners will also get a glimpse into her book, 'Left to Their Own Devices.'

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers Podcast Featuring Phillip Marangella of EdgeConneX
YouTube
November 18, 2020
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

In this 2nd official episode, we feature Phillip Marangella, CMO at EdgeConneX. We dive into Phillip's 20 + year experience in the industry, the recent acquisition of EdgeConneX by EQT, and his expiriences during COVID-19.

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Tags: Healthtech

Data Movers Podcast Featuring Erick Contag of GlobeNet and SubOptic
YouTube
November 03, 2020
Join us for our latest series entitled ‘Data Movers’. Telecom PR pro Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and top B2B social media influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with the most influential men and women of today’s leading telcos and data centers, supporting the network infrastructure requirements of our modern world.

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Tags: Healthtech

Cristina Rodriguez, Intel Executive, discusses RAN with Evan Kirstel
Evan Kirstel
May 11, 2020
Hi this is Evan Kirstel - Today I am excited to talk with Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President in the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Wireless Access Network Division.

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Tags: Cloud, Data Center, 5G

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Cloud Strategy in the Data Age | Splunk’s Andy Hershey and Evan Kirstel
Splunk
April 13, 2021
In 2020, Coronavirus forced many companies to rapidly pivot to cloud-based solutions and remote work. Splunk’s Andy Hershey GVP, Cloud Sales & GTM Transformation, and B2B tech influencer and evangelist, Evan Kirstel, sit down to discuss how companies can optimize their cloud strategies in the Data Age.

The pair discuss the challenges of the cloud journey, data-driven solutions, security concerns, and how leaders can effectively succeed in this new digital world.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, 5G

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