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Data Driven Decisions and the Office in India

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We sent the cast to Bangalore. We went looking for an office. It was a hard task. Harder than any of them thought.   There are a lot of choices for a small tech organization in india and a lot of opinions among the cast.  So they ultimately resorted to numbers – not because they trusted numbers. They used a numerical process to build trust in themselves.

Cast:

  • Jameela the Bangalore Office Manager – Saraha Ale
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Sulley from PR – Josh LaForce
  • Evelyn the Office Manager – Margaux Amie
  • Bix the Master Scrum Master – Ron Bianchi

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Machine Intelligence and the Future of Work

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Machine Intelligence is going to take over the world, right? We know this? Driverless cars. Computer bosses. All the information that you could ever know captured in a few silicon chips? Can the new generation of workers look ever look forward to having a satisfying career again? The Podcast How We Manage Stuff is about to embark on a study of machine intelligence, as our very intelligent intern, Anna, explains.

Cast:

  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf

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The Scrum Master and the Sous Chef

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Can  Scrum Masters learn something from Sous Chefs?  Or Sous Chefs from Scrum Masters?  Both represent a kind of job that is being overlooked in this age.  Skilled.  Managerial.  Professional.  Disciplined.  Yet not quite academic.    Our Master Scrum Master, Bix, and the Sous Chef from Washington’s Green Rice and Natto talk about their respective jobs and ultimately get sidetracked by the roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Cast:

  • Bix the Master Scrum Master – Ron Bianchi
  • Christine the Sous Chef – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Himself – Kit Kuksenok 

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How to See the Consumer Electronics Show

hwms.coverart What should you see at CES? Or perhaps more to the point, how should you see CES? It is a massive show and is not easy to grasp, even when you are standing in the midst of it.

In this episode, we bring back our good friend (and in this case, real friend) Tom Coughlin to talk about how you should look for trends at the Consumer Electronics Show. Tom is a familiar figure at the CES and is an organizers of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics.

In this episode, he is joined by two cast members (who are real to us, but perhaps not in the same way), Sulley, the Policy Director and Jameela, the Manager of our Bangalore Office, to talk about the most important new technologies. (And, it appears, none of them are autonomous drone based coffee delivery systems.) Augmented Reality is probably on the top of the list, followed by Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Tom explains.

Cast:

  • Sulley, from Policy – Josh LaForce
  • Jameela, Bangalore Office Manager – Sonam Powar
  • Himself – Tom Coughlin 

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CES 2018: Automotive Cybersecurity

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Not only does it have to be good, it has to be secure. That’s the problem. And it’s now the problem with everything. Everything including cars.

It’s such an issue, that the ICCE, the Engineering Conference on Consumer Electronics, is devoting its entire session to cybersecurity.

To bring attention to the important issues of automotive electronics, we have invited retired Formula 1 Champion Mario Sciocco to talk about his experiences with Automotive Cybersecurity. And to offer a bit of advice, just a bit, to our cast.

Cast

  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Mario Sciocco, F1 Champion – Ron Bianchi

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Retrospective: CES 2017 & The Trillion Shot Latte

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The story of the 2017 CES was drones. Drones to deliver packages. Drones to inspect oil pipelines. Drones to follow traffic. Drones to spy on you neighbor. One company offered drones to bring the last remnant of paper mail to beleaguered offices. Another upped the ante by suggesting that drones could bring food to those office workers who were either chained to their desks or intent on impressing their bosses with their dedication to work. The IT director of the podcast HWMS, Rohit, went one step further with his Autonomous Drone Latte Deliver System (ADLADS). Prior to the 2017 CES he demonstrated the system by draining Lake Mead and filling it with the trillion shot late.

Cast

  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Bix the Master Scrum Master – John C. Havens
  • Tourist 1 – Debbon Ayer
  • Tourist 2 – Josh LaForce
  • Himself – Stan Freberg

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Consumer Electronics Show 2018: Preview

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A pair of guests. A Blue Screen of Death. The Perils of Live Podcasting.

The time is rapidly approaching for the Consumer Electronics Show and its engineering counterpart, the International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Anna, our intern, wanted to give a preview to the show and talk about how it will be emphasizing cybersecurity but events got in the way.

CES: January 7-12, Las Vegas Nevada

ICCE: January 12 -14,  Las Vegas Nevada
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Cast:

  • Anna-the-Intern                                        Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Rohit-from-IT                                              Noah Masur
  • Jim from Chippewa Falls                       Josh LaForce
  • Becky from Chippewa Falls                 Zoe Anastassiou

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17315: Working in the Neighborhood

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How do you fix a troubled startup? How do you mend a broken heart?

When your startup is in trouble, you can look for solutions in every possible direction but the right one. Vinny considers the possibility of a simple technical fix for Maddie’s increasingly complex Watcher Dogz.

Featuring:

  • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie-the-8-year-old-entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the Board Chair
  • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Office Manager
  • Ron Bianchi as Ernesto from Tenderloin Angels

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