Let's Talk Tech Podcast

LATEST EPISODES

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Episode 7 - Cracking the code: getting IT in the classroom

March 4, 2016

Let’s Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, show host Dave Miller interviews one of the nation's leading experts on the front lines of efforts to integrate computer science in the classroom and a Mississippi entrepreneur who is co-founder of the non-profit Base Camp Coding Academy, which provides minority high school graduates with a fast-paced, year-long program that readies them for IT-related jobs. Learn how these specialized classroom and vocational training programs promise to help alleviate the shortage in skilled computer programmers in the U.S. workforce and enable students to develop more critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Episode 6 - Connecting the Dots: The Internet of Everything

December 9, 2015

Let’s Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, we talk to Chuck Martin, editor of the Internet of Things Daily and one of the world’s foremost experts on the growing worldwide trend of connecting devices and services in homes and businesses to the Internet and consumers. The best-selling author will share his insights on why this trendy tech topic goes beyond the gaudy growth and investment numbers and really is about the next wave of hyper-connectivity - all designed to improve business profitability, innovation and consumer quality of life.

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Episode 5 - Inseparable: Home values and ultra-fast Internet

October 16, 2015

Let’s Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, one of the leading Fiber to the Home research firms in North America discusses the latest broadband Internet trends and developments and how changing consumer behavior and technology use is driving the growing demand for ultra-fast Gigabit speeds in homes and neighborhoods across the country. Learn why fiber-based services, which provide more reliability and faster speeds, have rapidly become the most important considerations for consumers shopping for new homes.

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Episode 4 - Gettin’ Giggy Wit It on the 21st Century Campus

October 16, 2015

Let's Talk is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, learn how a small, private Christian liberal arts university in the Deep South is giving new meaning to the definition of on-campus housing perks by offering students super HD TV services and ultra-fast Gigabit Internet access that's 100 times faster than national average broadband speeds.

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Episode 3 - Into the Storm: Life Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

October 16, 2015

Let's Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we live, work and play. In this episode, key players for C Spire's mobile service unit take a retrospective look at technology changes in the last decade after Hurricane Katrina. Join them as they share first-hand accounts of destruction and the resiliency of the human spirit in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Learn how C Spire helped storm victims, about the heroic efforts of technicians to maintain and restore critical communications and how the company is better prepared today for the next storm of the century.

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Episode 2 - Making sense of the Video Revolution - Vū Digital

September 16, 2015

Let’s Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, a Mississippi tech startup may have cracked the code on one of the most vexing problems for content providers and big media companies worldwide – how to glean searchable, indexable data from images, text and audio in videos. With video soon to comprise 90 percent of the world’s data, learn how C Spire subsidiary Vū Digital developed revolutionary new computer vision science technology as the result of a pivot.

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Episode: 1 - The Next Gig Thing is here: C Spire Fiber to the Home

September 16, 2015

Let’s Talk Tech is a monthly podcast that explores the latest emerging technologies, the people behind them and how these trends will affect the way we work, live and play. In this episode, a tech company in the Deep South is threatening to become the nation’s leading ultra-fast Gigabit speed Internet service provider. Hear the amazing story of how C Spire used fiber optics to quickly launch a new line of business and put the Magnolia state on the U.S. technology map.

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