Some folks are familiar with my previous work in the webcast business -- which involved moderating slideshow-driven conversations between vendors and IT channel partners. These days, I'm focused on a different type of IT conversation -- which increasingly involves the video netcast called Tech News Today. Here's how and why to tune in.
As of July 2014, I've been co-anchoring Tech News Today (TNT) with Mike Elgan and Jason Howell each Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Tech News Today is a netcast (video-driven podcast) that rides upon the larger TWiT (This Week in Technology) platform. The netcast topics range from Android to Enterprise IT.
In the case of TNT, Elgan lines up some of the world's top tech reporters to share exclusive insights each day. Most of the coverage involves big companies (Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.) making big moves. But Elgan also has a knack for discovering "what's next" on the consumer and business tech landscape. The conversation includes a mix of hard-hitting views plus some occasional comic relief.
Elgan and I have known each other since about 1996, when he recruited me to cover news and Windows NT for CMP Media's Windows Magazine. We reconnected around 2004, when I recruited Elgan to moderate CIO summits worldwide for Ziff Davis Media.
And now, we've connected again. Elgan hosts Tech News Today every business day. I join the program each Tuesday. It's one of my favorite parts of the week, because audience reaction is instant and the conversations are unscripted.
You can catch TNT the following ways:
Thanks to those who tune in. And for those who don't, please stop by and join the conversation.