Interviewing the Interviewer: Cloud Unfiltered Podcast Episode 12, Stu Miniman
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We’re twelve episodes into the series now, and if you haven’t listened in you are most definitely missing out. We’ve had an incredible array of smart, entertaining guests that have each brought something unique to the cloud discussion. Some have shared corporate strategies for adopting cloud and others have spoken about the hottest current technologies in the space. Heidi Joy Tretheway from the OpenStack Foundation walked us through the results of the annual user survey, Reuven Cohen talked about the future of artificial intelligence, and Tim Crawford explained how great CIOs stand out from the crowd. Dave Lively addressed the role of the network in the cloud, Jeff Dickey contemplated what is next with containers, and Branson Matheson spoke to security and net neutrality.
And that’s just a sample of who we’ve had on. I could list everybody, and I probably should, but then you’d stop reading this post. So you’ll just have to trust me that these guests have all been incredible in their own way. Best of all—they have truly run with that whole “unfiltered” thing. They’re sharing their opinions openly and seemingly without concern about which user group/company/foundation they might offend. Which is exactly what we wanted when we started this series. A place where the thought leaders in our industry could share their knowledge and opinions honestly so the rest of us have a better chance of staying current with cloud and the technologies surrounding it.
So thank you to those who have been on the show, thank you to those who we have scheduled in the coming months, and thank you to those of you who have been tuning in week after week. Now, to get back to my original point: If you’d like to subscribe, you can do it right here for YouTube, or here for iTunes.
This week’s guest is another complete original, coming at us with a unique point of view. Stu Miniman was once an engineer at EMC. Now he’s the one of the co-hosts of theCUBE, which is the worldwide leader for video coverage of the tech industry. If you’ve been to a conference in the last decade, you’ve seen him. He’s one of the guys under the bright lights out in the hallway interviewing the keynote speakers, conference organizers, and startup CEOs. So today we sat down with him and asked him to share his opinion on some of the biggest news in the tech industry, and to tell us what he’s learned by interviewing so many technology leaders. Specific topics we covered included:
- The impact of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods
- Why cloud adoption isn’t moving faster
- What factors stall disruption and innovation
- What he’s learned hosting his own show
- How we’d better “move with the machines” if we’re going to avoid obsolescence in the age of robots