Ruv is in India this week, so Allyson is hosting the program solo. Unfortunately for listener ear drums, we had audio issues with Ben Kepes (@benkepes), a cloud computing thought leader and our first guest. He chats about the WhatsApp acquisition, Box and Dropbox moving toward IPO, what cloud computing companies will be interesting in 2014, and where software-defined networking is moving in the future. Then Shashi Jain (@skjain2), Corporate Innovation Lead at UP Global, joins the program to talk about Startup Weekend – how the process works, what role technology plays (in both the pitched companies and the collaboration of Startup Weekend), successful enterprises that came from Startup Weekends, and how people can get involved.
• 0:00: Introduction and News of the Week
• 5:09: Interview with Ben Kepes (excellent content, listen at your peril)
• 19:05: Interview with Shashi Jain
• 33:20: Wrap up