All tagged Careers in Tech

Geoff Donaker: "Instant Karma"

Geoff Donaker has seen every stage of a start-up—from going public to having to close the doors. Now he is on the VC side as founder of Burst Capital, bringing his expertise to investing. Meet this former COO of Yelp and hear his advice for founders and new companies on how to avoid common problems like stagnant prices or becoming untethered from your customers.

Joe Meyer: "It Don't Come Easy"

Joe Meyer has a long history in tech as an entrepreneur and big thinker. Joe shares with us his perspective on the New York tech scene, and why it just may be better to be in tech in NYC than in Silicon Valley (gasp!). Joe tells about the inspiration for starting ExecThread, the job sharing platform specifically for successful execs looking for those hard-to-find executive positions, and how it opened his eyes to matters of diversity and privilege.

Tiffani Bright: "Girl On Fire"

Dr. Tiffani Bright, PhD is the Biomedical Informatician at IBM Watson Health. She describes arriving at this fascinating field which sits at the intersection of several disciplines (mathematics, health/biology, and social science), and in particular how she is looking at Artificial Intelligence as a tool for improving healthcare delivery in the future.

Philip Rosedale: "Starman"

Philip Rosedale, virtual world entrepreneur and all-around “Starman,” joins the podcast to discuss the biggest themes at the intersection of humanity and technology. He describes building the virtual world “Second Life” and what he believes the future holds for expansive virtual environments and 3D interactions.

Avinash Kaushik: "Curious"

A sense of awe runs throughout this episode with Avinash Kaushik, one of the godfathers of web analytics. Avinash is a data visualization expert and Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google and takes a step back with us to wonder at the magic of the Internet while delving into how data can better serve businesses.

Sian Morson: "The Story"

Sian Morson is a start-up founder, a published author, a film producer, creator of a genius beauty app, and an incredibly down-to-earth interviewee. She’s been on both sides of the investor/start-up founder relationship, and is an entrepreneur whose persistence and need to solve nagging problems has served her remarkably well.

Mar Hicks: “We Belong”

Mar Hicks, Associate Professor of  History at Illinois Institute of Technology, drops in to talk about the history of technology and how algorithmic bias has evolved over the years. They discuss topics from how women were purposefully excluded from the tech industry to how transgender algorithmic bias began in the 70’s. Mar shares insights about bias in tech that you have probably experienced but might have only given a passing thought.

Sherry Wei: "Here Comes the Sun"

Sherry Wei, founder of Aviatrix Systems, talks with Melinda Byerley about how she bootstrapped her company into a $25 million venture-funded startup. Her tips about not giving up too early, putting time into your business, and the role “dumb luck” plays in life and business are refreshing and inspirational.

Paula Buchanan: "American Girl"

Paula Buchanan, researcher and self-proclaimed data nerd, brings her passion for education, data, and lifelong learning to this episode. Paula’s goal is to make healthcare data accessible to the public so people are better equipped to make informed decisions. Paula and Melinda explore how conquering the fear of failure and striving to learn more can be a driving force for women and people of color, and really anyone in the tech world.

Ellen Petry Leanse: "Imagine"

Ellen Petry Leanse joins Melinda Byerley to talk about her experiences in the early days of Apple when she served as Apple’s first User Evangelist. Proclaimed the “nerd queen,” she led the company’s first online debut in 1985 with one of the first BBSs. Her career is a parable of what happens when you are willing to take risks, work hard, and don’t worry about looking back.

Linda Popky: "We Built This City"

Linda Popky, one of Silicon Valley’s top 100 women of influence, stops in to talk to Melinda Byerley about her lifetime of marketing experiences and specifically her time at Sun Microsystems in the heady days of the genesis of Silicon Valley. In this insightfully fun episode,  she talks about how she came to work for Sun and her eventual move from Boston to the West Coast. You will enjoy Linda’s engaging stories about her marketing philosophy, some Silicon Valley history, and the tech marketing ecosystem she has navigated for over 30 years.