We all know Black Mirror, a dystopian sci-fi series examining the impact of new technologies on modern society. Though life is not about looking at things through rose-tinted glasses, the world could use some purple energy. That’s why the Office of CTO is inviting you to Inflection Points: a podcast about technology and big ideas!
Join Carla Guzzetti, vice-president of customer experience, and Tim Harrison, director of technology, as they host experts from inside and outside Extreme Networks, in an ongoing discussion of the future of the world of networks.
The program grapples with practical and potential visions of the future and how networks transform alongside of society. Guests reveal their inside approaches on how the world of technology is preparing for everything our future holds in retail, at school, in our social and work lives.
The show bursts with ideas that are both thoughtful and entertaining and what you will hear is at times entirely speculative and other times shockingly plausible. But all of it should prove insightful as it is coming to you from the future-facing department of a leading network and technology provider in Silicon Valley, California.
Listen to the new episode of Inflection Points every Wednesday on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Podcast.co, Spotify, YouTube, or Extreme Website!
Episode 1: Defining the Infinite Enterprise
What is the infinite enterprise? CTO Nabil Bukhari describes our new distributed reality in the first episode of Inflection Points.
Episode 2: Guiding Businesses Through An Uncertain Future
The new, distributed working environment is here to stay. Extreme’s Chief Cloud Officer Allan Cuellar Amrod and CTO Nabil Bukhari discuss the bets companies must place to thrive in our new reality.
Episode 3: Society is Now Driving Technology
Instead of technology transforming society, society is now driving the technology advancements we need to thrive. Extreme’s Markus Nispel and Roy Verboeket discuss the shift on Inflection Points.
Episode 4: The Future Need for Cloud Technology
Three of the most technically-skilled experts at Extreme Networks: Jeevan Patil, Anu Gade, and Bill Lundgren delve into the technical details of how our digital lives are changing and will continue to change.
Episode 5: Shifting Generations, Shifting Tech
Generation Z deals with technology the same way other generations deal with breathing. How will the members of this entrepreneurial generation shape the technology world when it takes control? Michelle Tafler, a marketing guru from the Gene agency talks about what does the future hold for us.
Episode 6: The Rapid Evolution of Esports
Hosts Tim Harrison and Carla Guzzetti find themselves at the intersection of sports and tech when they talk esports. Hear how one company has created a virtual camp for kids, showing how sports are building online communities that matter just as much as any game played in person.
Episode 7: Retail's Digital Revolution is Just Starting
Here’s a big idea for you: Amazon is just the start of the transition in retail. Will 3D printers allow you to buy plans and make your own clothes at home? Carla Guzzetti and Tim Harrison of Extreme Networks host retail expert Kate Nadolny to discuss how shopping is transforming.
Episode 8: Digital Diagnoses
The pandemic has created virtual emergency rooms and sped up a long-coming digital evolution in healthcare. That change was out of necessity. But will it accelerate in the future? Technological advances are poised to make remote healthcare our new normal. Hosts Tim Harrison and Carla Guzzetti speak with Extreme’s Healthcare Technology Expert Doug McDonald on healthcare’s transformation.
Episode 9: How the World of Work is Expanding
Join hosts Carla Guzzetti and Tim Harrison as they sit down with HR leaders Kimberley Basnight of Extreme Networks and Tamika Jean-Baptiste of Amgen to discuss the pros, cons, and probabilities of a working world linked by networks rather than hallways and offices.
Episode 10: We Can Update Technology, But Should We?
In developing technology, you have to question every part of it to see if it can stand up to scrutiny. So Tim Harrison and Carla Guzzetti asked colleague Marcus Burton to join and offer opposing arguments to the Infinite Enterprise. Marcus’ heartfelt explanations of what he hopes the world will hold on to as it advances technologically will touch you as hosts Carla and Tim grapple with the soul of the Infinite Enterprise.
Episode 11: The Arrival of the Infinite Enterprise
Distributed and cloud-based networks that will give consumers what they actually want are the way of the future for the technology. An episode that can either serve as an entry point or an ending, Episode 11 examines the best ideas in networking technology, with hosts Tim Harrison and Carla Guzzetti arriving at a new conclusion on the concept of the Infinite Enterprise.