Top Ten IT Conversations Shows for September 2007


Update: I've updated this with ratings data.

Normally the top 10 report includes the ratings for each show. The way I get access to the ratings data has been inop for some weeks now. I've delayed doing the report for September in hopes that I'd get access soon, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen soon. So, I've generated it without the ratings data for now.

  1. Rob Levy - Tech Nation (Rating: 3.80)

    Some technology companies founded and headquartered in the United States aren't outsourcing to India and China, but are spreading technology centers around the world instead. Ron Levy, CTO of BEA Systems Inc., explains to Dr. Moira Gunn how BEA is making things work when their staff works in wildly different time zones.

  2. Eben Moglen - Freedom Businesses Protect Privacy (Rating: 4.38)

    Rich in linguistic play and delivered with both wit and panache, Eben Moglen's talk is an intellectual delight. Beginning with a look at the history of memory from the public recording of England's 11th century Domesday Book, Moglen leads us through the private memory palaces of 14th and 15th centuries to the problems of privacy that started with photographic technology. Convincing us that we have willingly given away our data and that those who now possess it have the right to use it, Moglen proposes voluntary data collectives as the answer.

  3. Vint Cerf on Technology & Digital Culture - IEEE Spectrum Radio (No rating yet)

    On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio listen to Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton Cerf speak about his favorite work of fiction. Also, hear about Spectrum's Senior Editor Tekla Perry's cell phone shopping experience , and why an old shoe box might be better storage than your hard drive. Finally, Spectrum interviews the Swedish mobile technology engineer Stig Nordqvist on his vision of future news reading.

  4. Jared Smith - Technometria: Open Source Telephony (No rating yet)

    For many years, only very large businesses could afford to create and deploy innovative voice applications, such as looking up account balances or tying voice applications into their existing business applications. Now, with Asterisk and other open-source applications, the field is wide open for businesses of all different sizes. Jared Smith, Community Relations Manager of Digium, the creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform, joins Phil and Scott to discuss the present and future of open source telephony.

  5. Edward Iacobucci - Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators (Rating: 4.14)

    Joining Jon Udell on this episode of Interviews with Innovators is Edward Iacobucci, co-founder of DayJet. Widely known in IT circles as the co-founder of Citrix, he left in 2000 to pursue his interest in aviation. In 2002 he co-founded DayJet, a company whose mission is to deliver on-demand, per-seat jet travel service.

  6. Rohit Khare - Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators (Rating: 4.60)

    At the 2002 Emerging Technology Conference, Rohit Khare gave an influential talk on an architecture he called application layer internetworking (ALIN). Five years later that thinking has evolved, and now he's describing syndication-oriented architecture (SynOA). On this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks Rohit Khare why he thinks that syndication-oriented architecture will enable business users to achieve that same kind of awareness.

  7. Joshua Spanogle - Tech Nation (No rating yet)

    Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Joshua Spanogle, author of a number of medical thrillers, and student at the Standford Medical School, about the bio-ethics of cosmetic surgery.

  8. Beth Kanter - Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators (Rating: 4.60)

    On this episode of Interviews with Innovators, Beth Kanter describes the strategies she uses to teach digital immigrants in non-profit organizations how to use Web 2.0 strategies to communicate and collaborate more effectively.

  9. Dave Gynn - Enterprise Open Source Directory (No rating yet)

    Optaros started an internal list of open source projects that become the Enterprise Open Source Directory, a growing online community still under the editorial guidance of Optaros. The EOSD includes case studies, grouping of software by categories, and Optaros' trend rating showing which open source projects are stable, up-and-comers or fading glories. Gynn explains why the directory includes open source software whose license does not match the Open Software Initiative's definition of open source, as well as commercial versions of open source software.

  10. Joel Spolsky - Technometria: Hiring Technical Talent (No rating yet)

    The top software developers are ten times as productive as average developers. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you. Joel joins Phil, Scott, and Ben in a discussion of how to recruit and interview technical talent. Joel talks about how to develop a useful intern program and how best to treat employees to make them both happy and productive.