The Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast team has been forced to deviate from their usual lighthearted approach to corporate B2B technology in the first few months of the year. They spoke about the war in Ukraine on several podcasts, with the help of Computer Weekly’s security his editor Alex Scroxton. In these episodes, the cyberwarfare aspect of the conflict came to the fore, as did his boycott of the IT industry in general against Russia.
Otherwise, women in tech in the UK, along with diversity, were once again a big topic for the team, discussed throughout the year, with Claire’s presentation on the launch of the 2022 list of the most influential women in tech in the UK. , culminating in events associated with it. , Diversity in Tech, is run by Computer Weekly in partnership with Nash Squared.
The two main topics Caroline focused on in her podcast were the story of the ongoing IR35 reforms and the energy crisis. This was relevant to the data center market (and green IT more generally, including the launch of the Computer Weekly Green IT think tank). She is the mastermind and the shepherd).
And Brian got back on the plane in 2022 to attend Dreamforce in San Francisco, Oracle Cloud World in Las Vegas, and SAP’s TechEd and SAP press trip to the adjacent Bay Area.
This year, Computer Weekly Editor-in-Chief (Technology) Cliff Saran did a series of episodes within the framework of a podcast. These featured his one-on-one interviews with leading thinkers and executives in the IT industry on topics ranging from quantum computing to the metaverse to developer well-being.
One of them is a case study of how the National Archives adopted a semantic data platform powered by MarkLogic to support the UK government’s efforts to improve transparency in the judicial system.
Cliff concluded this year’s podcast with a conversation with Stewart Buchanan, research vice president of Gartner’s CIO team. CIOs talked about how they weather the current economic crisis and how inflation effectively cuts IT budgets. That conversation has detailed advice for IT leaders.
Meanwhile, the multi-year podcast Power Trio has added some light to the shade throughout the podcast year, including talks around the arrival of Halloween and Christmas.
Here are Computer Weekly’s Top 10 Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcasts for 2022.
1. Ukraine: Russian boycott by cyberwarfare and the IT industry
In this episode, Computer Weekly Security Editor Alex Scroxton joins Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald, and Brian McKenna in discussing cyberwarfare aspects of the war in Ukraine and the IT response to Russian aggression, including its boycott and humanitarian aid. Discuss industry response. Ukrainian people. This is the most serious subject, so this episode of the podcast is devoted exclusively to this topic.
2. Impact of the energy crisis on the data center market
Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald, and Brian McKenna examine the current energy crisis due to the collapse of Sungard AS UK and the role of software and data analytics in the wind turbine industry. They also talk about the findings of his annual Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT salary survey. The study found that IT professionals are more in control of their jobs than before the pandemic and are returning to pre-health crisis wage levels.
3. The metaverse and women in the software industry
Claire McDonald and Brian McKenna, in the temporary absence of Caroline Donnelly and joined by Cliff Saran, on the Metaverse, Makers Women in Software Power List, and How CIOs Should Relate to the Details of Enterprise Technology We talked.
4. Is quantum important?
In this special edition of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Quantinuum CEO Ilyas Khan discusses the quantum computing revolution.
He believes Britain is leading the way, just as it was when the first industrial revolution began. The CEO of his Quantinuum, an organization formed by the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing (the company Khan founded in 2014), believes the UK is, if not the world leader in quantum computing. He said one of the major countries.
5. Koch Networking
Here, Matt Hoag, CTO of Koch Business Solutions, explains Networking as a Service.
The “lift and shift” mentality does not make sense in the cloud. Matt Hoag, chief technology officer (CTO) of Koch Business Solutions, said that while lifting and shifting workloads might work in the short-term, organizations need to buy time to develop cloud-native software. , points out that enterprise networking cannot be lifted and shifted. to the cloud.
6. Developer Happiness
A wide range of specials from Brad Miller, CTO of Capital One Bank.
Brad Miller lives in New Jersey and, due to the pandemic, has the flexibility to work both from home and from Capital One Bank’s New York office. Miller has been CTO of Capital One for two years, where he is responsible for the bank’s enterprise product and platform technology organization.
7. Top 50 UK women in tech, IR35 truss debacle
Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald, and Brian McKenna reflect on the launch of the 2022 UK Most Influential Women in Tech list and Diversity in Tech, Computer Weekly’s associated event in partnership with Nash Squared.
They also discuss aspects of Liz Truss’ short-term prime ministership that were covered up in other media: the repeal of the IR35 reforms, and the subsequent reversal of the abolition.
8. Coding with Bet365
In this podcast, Alan Reed, head of sports development at Bet365, discusses the technical and business challenges of scalability.
The last time Computer Weekly spoke with Alan Reed was years before the pandemic. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Bet365’s head of sports development Live said he had to adapt to the suspension of sports and the transition to working from home.
9. Judicial Transparency
The National Archives supports the UK government’s efforts to improve the transparency of the judicial system by deploying a semantic data platform powered by MarkLogic.
John Sheridan, Digital Director at The National Archives, defines semantic data as a formal conceptual model that describes data. The National Archives uses a semantic data platform powered by MarkLogic for its case law search service. “We are preserving court decisions in a digital archive for future reference,” he said.
10. AWS Mute Trash Talk at Re:Invent
Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald, and Brian McKenna at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent Partner and Customer Conference in Las Vegas, Initiatives to Engage Young Women in the Cybersecurity Profession, and Recent SAP and SAP Users Consider a group event. San Francisco, Las Vegas, Birmingham.