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Big Tech: Sign in Here


A friend you support financially is a friend indeed.

So you would think.

Abby Alton, the CEO of the Tech Giant Talking and Shopping pays a visit a Trade Association, the National Information Market Brokers Institute.  T & S pays their bills, so you would expect a little love.  

And love can be found here.  It is just not the love that you would expect

Episode 23 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 


  • Zoe Anastassiou – Capitol Hill Policy Officer
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton of T & S
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tisserande of HWMS
  • Josh LaForce – Brannon Clough
  • Geoffrey Grier – Metropolitan Police Officer 
  • David Alan Grier* – Famous Rankin, CEO of NIMBI
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Jacqui of NIMBI
  • Skippy – Himself


*The other David Alan Grier, as compared to David Alan Grier the Producer.  


Big Tech: All Gone Wrong


It was supposed to be easy. 

A way to build trust. 

A simple public talk at a sympathetic organization.  

But there were protestors. And a badly prepared speech. And a host who didn’t seem to realize what was happening.  

Abby Alton, CEO of Talking and Shopping, addresses the public and finds herself backed into a corner when all goes wrong.

The sixteenth episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  


  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tissarand, Head of HWMS EU Office
  • Geoffrey Grier –  Vinny of HWMS
  • Josh LaForce – Head of HWMS Washington Office
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna of T&S
  • Skippy – Himself



Kaffe Logistiks: When the Client Leaves the Premises

hwms.coverart  You don’t, and that”s the point.   We have a company. We have a consulting team. And we believe we have a client, though it would seem that the client is not sure that he would have us. Days after the HWMS team arrived at BKL, it’s owner decided to go hiking in the Swiss Alps. It could be the confidence of a secure leader. It could be a brilliant strategy to get a new perspective on the business. It could also be a poor choice by a misguided manager. We take a moment to get the owner’s point of view as he walks with his friends in the Alps. A short episode to give us a little insight into the challenges of tech consulting. Cast:
  • Florian, the Client  – Josh LaForce
  • Ida, Friend of Florian  – Debbon Ayer
  • Max, Friend of Florian – Jake Minevich