Echo ONE Podcast

Echo ONE Podcast
By Blakely & Justin
About this podcast
We're all about the digital workspace - news, trends and the interesting people making it come together. | The Echo ONE Podcast is sponsored by VMware End-User Computing
Latest episodes
Nov. 16, 2016
What does 2030 look like for enterprise IT? And what do we need to do today to prepare for the future of business tech and end-user demands? We’re getting in on the mobile tech predictions action with Brian Katz, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Director of Mobile Strategy and all-around smart guy. Brian looks into his metaphorical crystal ball on the popular Echo ONE tech podcast. “Basically, you want ‘Her,’ you want to be Joaquin Phoenix. You want an AirPod or something else that you can talk to and get what you need. … That gets back to contextual computing. … I think that is a big deal as far as, if you know the context, if you can help people make better decisions faster, that’s a big deal.“ This episode is sponsored by VMware Horizon 7. Horizon 7 provides a streamlined approach to delivering, protecting and managing virtual desktops (VDI) and apps, while containing costs and ensuring that end users can work anytime, anywhere, across any device. Learn more about Horizon 7 here.
Nov. 2, 2016
Welcome to season two of the Echo ONE podcast! Tech conference season has come and gone. And one of the most intriguing things to come out of these events—especially Connect Atlanta—was a conversation around smart glasses, augmented reality and virtual reality at work. What started as a sci-fi office joke of holographic conference calls has transformed into something real, something that could completely change the way businesses build products, deliver next-gen experiences and interact with customers. To dive into the first stages of augmented reality at work and speculate on the future of virtual reality, Blakely hosts special guest Bhavesh Kumar, augmented reality enthusiast and product manager of emerging technologies, like VR and AR, at VMware End-User Computing (EUC). Today’s episode is sponsored by VMware Workspace ONE Essentials, a new entry-level edition into the digital workspace. At $4 per user per month, Workspace ONE Essentials provides users with a unified catalog for single sign-on access to web and mobile apps on unmanaged devices. Learn more and sign up for a custom demo at https://workspaceone.com/
July 12, 2016
In episode 7 of the popular free tech podcast Echo ONE, VMware mobile security expert John Britton joins to the show to get cyber-scary about the real truth about mobile security. He shares his vast expertise on the evolution of cyber threats and highlights some of the biggest security threats facing businesses today, including: • Hackers • Ransomware • Malware • Phishing • Social engineering • And (shiver) so much more Episode 7 of Echo ONE also marked our first-ever Facebook LIVE stream. Watch John and your hosts, Blakely and Justin, in action here: https://www.facebook.com/airwatch/videos/1021844664537476/ Special thanks to our social media manager, Chelsea Curtis, for making the live stream happen. And, as always, thanks to Andrew Hnath and his awesome team for helping make Echo ONE sound so darn good. Don’t forget to tweet your thoughts and cyber security questions using #EchoONE. Until next time, “Bye, from Echo ONE!” This episode of Echo ONE is sponsored by the VMware NSX and AirWatch integration, which transforms hybrid cloud security for mobile end users. The combination of NSX and AirWatch helps reduce security threats from over-provisioned access inside the data center with network micro-segmentation. To learn more, please visit http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2015/03/securing-virtual-desktops-east-west-threats-data-center.html.
June 20, 2016
In episode 6 of the free tech podcast, Echo ONE, we hit all the big-names trends facing the digital workspace. My favorite? Can IoT live up to the hype? Shawn Bass, long-time IT consultant and current VMware End-User Computing (EUC) CTO, joins hosts Justin and Blakely to dive into the biggest trends in work tech these days, including: • Digital transformation: what does this big buzzword actually mean??? • Internet of Things (IoT): hobbyist movement vs. industrial IoT • Bots: micro-task app for your micro-task app within your app (so meta) • Cybersecurity: going from old-school to modern approaches with growing cyber threats • End-user experience: how IT’s REAL goal should always be serving its customers more efficiently and rapidly Have more questions about the tech that makes the digital workspace go from buzzword to reality? Connect with Shawn on Twitter @shawnbass. And don’t forget to tag our podcast using # EchoONE to get featured in an upcoming episode. If you want to read the Altimeter Group report on digital transformation that Shawn mentions, check it out here. And take a sec to check out our sponsor, as well: VMware App Volumes, the innovative software that provides rapidly faster application delivery with unified application and user management—helping reduce IT costs by up to 70%. Learn more here: vmware.com/products/appvolumes. Thanks for listening to Echo ONE. We'll see you next time when we talk to cybersecurity expert John Britton about all-things cyber-scary: hackers, ransomware, phishing, social engineering... and (shiver) so much more.
June 6, 2016
In episode five of the Echo ONE podcast, hosts Justin and Blakely sit down with the “accidental entrepreneur” who reinvented email. Andrew Eye, founder of popular mobile email app, Boxer, shares his unique start-up story. We dive into how Boxer was one of the first apps to use Big Data and analytics in its development process. Finally, Andrew shares his mobile “micro-moment” philosophy and how, thanks to the merge with VMware, smart (and secure) mobile email is FINALLY coming to the enterprise. Have more questions about the tech that makes the digital workspace work? Connect with Andrew on Twitter @andreweye and tag our podcast using #EchoONE. We could even feature your tweet on an upcoming episode. You can also get all the latest digital workspace, mobility, virtualization and tech news at workspacecentral.com. To learn more about this episode’s sponsor, VMware Workspace ONE—the all-in-one platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management—at vmware.com/products/workspace-one.
May 17, 2016
In episode four of the Echo ONE podcast, hosts Justin and Blakely explore the apps ecosystem within the digital workspace. Mainly, why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard that IT knows all too well is: If you build, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins us to delve into why business apps are, well, just so horrible. And we explore a new movement that brings the consumer experience into the way work gets done. This episode’s highlights: • Exploring Windows 10 and Microsoft’s “universal apps” vision • Google’s best practices for Android app development • How technology is intersecting personal and professional to make what Blake calls “mobile moments” • The security needed to make it all work safely and protect corporate IP • If you build it, they won’t come: time to focus on end-user experience when developing corporate apps Have more questions about the tech that makes the digital workspace work? Connect with Blake on Twitter @blakebrannon or tweet the show using #EchoONE. We could even feature your tweet on an upcoming episode. You can also get all the latest digital workspace, mobility, virtualization and tech news at workspacecentral.com. To learn more about this episode’s sponsor, VMware Identity Manager, an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering that provides application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and single sign-on, please visit https://www.vmware.com/products/identity-manager/.
May 2, 2016
In episode three of the Echo ONE podcast, hosts Justin and Blakely dive into the technology innovations that make the digital workspace work. Following closely on Apple’s announcement of its smaller iPhone SE, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary preview and VMware’s Workspace ONE launch, we’re all trying to figure out: how do all these pieces fit together? Subscribe and listen to Echo ONE on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play Music. Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president of desktop products for VMware End-User Computing, joins the show via Skype to shed some light on the mystery of the digital workspace and the technology that makes the digital workspace work. He talks about: • The tug of war between user demands and IT requirements • IT’s new career path, thanks to the transition to the mobile-cloud era • How the consumerization of IT is increasing in influence for business technology decisions • IT and employee demands for the digital workspace: consumer simple, enterprise secure • The new innovations that make single sign-on, enterprise apps catalog and unified endpoint management possible • How technology is integrating into a single platform to deliver a better experience to employees and a more secure, manageable solution for IT Have more questions about the tech that makes the digital workspace work? Connect with Sumit on Twitter @sumit_dhawan or tweet the show using #EchoONE. We could even feature your tweet on an upcoming episode. You can also get all the latest digital workspace, mobility, virtualization and tech news at workspacecentral.com. To learn more about this episode’s sponsor, VMware Horizon 7 and Horizon Air, the platform that enables the industry’s fastest, easiest and most affordable application and desktop delivery, visit http://www.vmware.com/products/horizon-view/.
April 28, 2016
In episode #2 of the Echo ONE podcast, co-hosts Blakely and Justin describe their first times (working digitally) and dive into the modern-day reality of, to paraphrase Madonna, living in a digital world—and we’re all digital girls (well, Blakely is, at least). Noah Wasmer, SVP of mobile products for VMware, joins the show and is called out for a Forbes post he wrote saying that 2016 is the year people will finally love their work. Love? Seriously?! With only 13% of the world’s workers feeling engaged at work, he’s got some explaining to do. We also ask Noah “What the hell does that mean?” about the buzzword-y concept of micro-task apps. Finally, he explores what will happen once we finally bring big data, mobility, apps, devices and identity together—and why the old debate of PC or Mac is now officially irrelevant. For our listeners who want to dive into the EMC-VMware IT report mentioned at the beginning of podcast— “State of IT Transformation” —you can access it here: http://www.vmware.com/radius/state-of-it-transformation-report/. *** It was getting a little weird on our old hashtag feed, so please tweet us using #EchoONE—and we’ll feature your tweet on an upcoming podcast. Want more digital workspace news and insights? Check out our home at WorkspaceCentral.com. Until next time! ~Blakely and Justin
April 28, 2016
What is a digital workspace? And why’s the industry a-buzz about this new way to work? This new trend is so huge, that we launched a whole podcast dedicated to all things digital workspace and business mobility. In the premier episode of Echo ONE, get to know us – Justin and Blakely – as we talk to historian, published author and professor Dr. Don Elder about how NASA’s Project Echo laid the groundwork for modern communications and the digital workspace. We also ask our good friend and media pro Gabrielle Ferree, “What the hell does that mean?” And with Mobile World Congress only a few weeks past, get the low-down on all the new technologies, devices, toys and apps entering the business mobility realm. Like what you hear? Tweet us using #EchoONE. Tell us what you want to hear next, and we’ll give you a shout-out in a future episode. This episode of Echo ONE is sponsored by VMware Workspace ONE, which delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management. It is available as a cloud service or for on-premise deployment. For more information, visit vmware.com/products/workspace-one.