An interview with Boston Computer Society founder Jonathan Rotenberg discussing the BCS General Meeting where the Apple Macintosh was first shown to the public by Steve Jobs and many of the developers. This is a companion to a video of that meeting to be released in January 2014 by the Computer History Museum.
Recorded: January 22, 2014
Length: 19:39, Size: 13.5MB
When he was inaugurated, President Obama called for transparency, participation, and collaboration with an eye towards a duty of responsibility to more than just ourselves as we build a foundation for growth that is inclusive. This is a recording of a Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting where this was discussed by a panel and other participants.
The panelists were Doc Searls, one of the authors of the Cluetrain Manifesto and now at Harvard's Berkman Center and senior editor for Linux Journal, as well as Susie Adams, Microsoft Federal Civilian and IGO Chief Technology Officer, Tim Yeaton, the new CEO of Black Duck Software who has a background that includes Red Hat and Macromedia, and Tom Kincaid, Executive Director of Sun's Application Platform organization and part of the original Java EE architecture and management teams. Dan Bricklin moderated.
Recorded: April 1, 2009
Length: 1:58:57, Size: 54.4MB
Another of Doug Levin's events at the Vilna Shul in Boston. This one was billed as follows: "Today issues facing consumer Internet startups are very challenging. This panel consisting of thriving entrepreneurs will address customer acquisition, funding, startup and entrepreneurial dynamics, and other hot issues." The panelists were Brad Rosen, CEO of Drync, which has a wine-related iPhone app; Jeff Taylor, CEO, EONS, a web site for the Boomer-set, and Tributes, which tries to do for obituaries what his Monster.com did for Help Wanted ads; Scott Savitz, CEO of Shoebuy, a huge reseller of shoes online; and Dave Balter, CEO of BzzAgent, a word-of-mouth media network. The moderator was Jeffrey Bussgang of Flybridge Venture Partners.
Recorded: February 11, 2009
Length: 1:08:53, Size: 31.5MB
Long-time computer industry guru Amy Wohl talks about the announcement in 1984 of the Apple Macintosh, which she attended, and her work with Apple to help get Macs into businesses.
Recorded: January 26, 2009
Length: 9:38, Size: 4.4MB
Recently retired Vice Admiral John Morgan, who was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy, discusses global systems of cooperation for the betterment of the world, the role of interconnectivity, learning to deescalate conflict and cooperate towards mutual goals rather than escalate and then try to win and defeat, his view about how technology helps our enemies as well as us, and much more. He is now doing consulting as Instantiation LLC.
A transcript is available.
Recorded: September 25, 2008
Length: 56:15, Size: 25.7MB
Paul Carroll, co-author with Chunka Mui of the book Billion Dollar Lessons (www.billiondollarlessons.com), discusses the implications of the research that led to their book with respect to the deal between Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
Recorded: September 16, 2008
Length: 7:46, Size: 3.6MB
An interview with behavioral economist Dan Ariely that looks at the concepts covered in his book "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" and how they may be applied to thinking about Open Source software.
Recorded: March 2, 2008
Length: 55:54, Size: 25.5MB
This is one of Scott Kirsner's Entrepreneurs on the Edge get-togethers. The theme of this event was "Seeing in New Ways: Next-Gen Display Technology." The speakers were Adam Bogue, Circle Twelve/MERL/DiamondTouch, Peter Kazlas, QD Vision, David Rose, Vitality & Ambient, Mark Spitzer, Myvu, and Bob Zehner, E Ink.
Recorded: February 13, 2008
Length: 50:45, Size: 23.2MB
Doug Levin of Black Duck introduces Scott Kirsner who leads a panel with VCs Larry Bohn (General Catalyst), Jonathan Seelig (Globespan Capital), and Alan Spoon (Polaris Venture) looking back at 2007 and forward to 2008.
Recorded: January 8, 2008
Length: 1:05:49, Size: 30.1MB
Laura Fitton tells us why she loves Twitter and how it helped her get connected to the social software scene. It's one of her main connections to the world. We also talk about Seesmic (see my blog post).
Recorded: December 24, 2007
Length: 19:52, Size: 9.1MB
Brian Bergstein of the Associated Press hosts a "chat" with IDEO CEO Tim Brown for MITX. IDEO is a design consultancy that contributed to the first mouse for Apple, the Palm V, Shimano's new Coasting bike, and the Eclipse jet.
Recorded: December 5, 2007
Length: 1:09:36, Size: 31.8MB
Are New England's most promising companies getting sold before they have a chance to get really big and really influential? A discussion moderated by Scott Kirsner, with Michael Greeley, Founder, IDG Ventures, Paul Maeder, Co-founder, Highland Capital Partners, and lots of entrepreneurs.
Recorded: November 28, 2007
Length: 59:19, Size: 27.1MB
Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is interviewed by Black Duck's Doug Levin as part of the Vilna Shul Speaker Series. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM after 37 years with the company, where he led initiatives including the 1996 effort to formulate IBM's Internet strategy.
Length: 1:06:45, Size: 30.5MB
A discussion between Bug Labs President/CEO Peter Semmelhack and some of the attendees at a get together his company hosted in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are building "...an open source, modular consumer electronics platform that makes building hardware just as easy as writing software or Web applications."
Length: 44:36, Size: 20.4MB
Interview with Andrew Rollert, founder & CEO of SpotScout, a Boston area start up that helps you find parking spaces, about the company, its strategy, etc. Recorded under Fenway Park at an event hosted by TriNet and GlobalLogic.
Length: 14:57, Size: 7MB
Doug Levin of Black Duck Software moderates a "chat" with Scott Kirsner as part of the "Welcome Back to Boston" event for Scott at the historic Vilna Shul in Boston. Much of the conversation and Q&A centered around Scott's article that morning in the Sunday Boston Globle "Why Facebook went west".
Length: 1:03:29, Size: 29MB
The "Welcome Back to Boston" event for Scott Kirsner was held at the Vilna Shul, an old synagogue in Boston. Event organizer Doug Levin is active in restoring this historic building. This is a short talk about the building and its history given by its executive director, Steven Greenberg, right before the talk with Scott. See the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage website for more information.
Length: 10:30, Size: 5MB