Cloud Computing

Voices in AI – Episode 81: A Conversation with Siraj Raval

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 81 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Siraj Raval discussing how teaching AI to the world can help improve the quality of life for everyone, and what the footfalls along the way are.

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Byron Reese: This is voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Siraj Raval. He is the director of the School of AI. He holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University. Welcome to the show, Siraj.

Siraj Raval: Thank you so much for having me, Byron.

I always like to start off with just definitions. What is artificial intelligence and specifically what’s artificial about it?

That’s a great question. So, AI, Artificial Intelligence is actually… … Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

HCI is very popular with organizations of all sizes now, but it’s not perfect! A compromise must be found between performance, flexibility, usability, and cost. This applies to most types of infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) included. What’s more, it is quite hard to find a single storage infrastructure that covers all use cases that need to be addressed.

HCI is a good solution for small organizations, but the architecture imposes some trade-offs, limiting its potential in larger enterprises where there is a sizeable and established environment to support. Put this way, HCI is the perfect example of the 80/20 rule, whereby 80% of the existing workloads are predictably dynamic and a good fit for HCI. The problem is the remaining 20% of your infrastructure is expected to grow exponentially with Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML), Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing … Read More »

Five questions for… Keri Gilder, Chief Commercial Officer, Colt Technology Services. Can Connectivity be linked to Customer Experience?

Customer experience, or CX, is one of those areas that makes you wonder why it’s being discussed: after all, which organisation would go out of it way to say that customers were not a priority? Nonetheless, talking about customers can be very different to actually improving how they interact with the business, not least because the link between theory and technical practicality will not always be evident.

In the case of connectivity, the task is even harder. In principle there should be a connection – if you (as a customer) can’t connect to the service you need, or if it is slow or unresponsive, your experience will be less good. In practice however, connectivity is often seen as low-level infrastructure, with little value to add beyond linking things up.

These challenges made our research on the link between connectivity and CX, conducted … Read More »

Cloud Storage Is Expensive? Are You Doing it Right?

In my day to day job, I talk to a lot of end users. And when it comes to the cloud, there are still many differences between Europe and the US. The European cloud market is much more fragmented than the American one for several reasons, including the slightly different regulations in each country. Cloud adoption is slower in Europe and many organizations still like to maintain data and infrastructure in their premises. The European approach is quite pragmatic, and many enterprises take somewhat advantage of the experiences made by similar organizations on the other side of the pond. One similarity is cloud storage or, better, cloud storage costs and reactions.

The fact that data is growing everywhere at an incredible pace is nothing new, and often faster than predicted in the past years. At first glance, an all-in cloud strategy … Read More »

GigaOm Infographic: Connectivity and Customer Experience

How can businesses use connectivity to drive improved CX for their customer? GigaOm asked 350+ strategic enterprise decision-makers from North America and Europe to share their experiences. Check out the infographic below and then read the full Research Byte here.

Voices in AI – Episode 80: A Conversation with Charlie Burgoyne

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 80 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Charlie Burgoyne discussing the difficulty of defining AI and how computer intelligence and human intelligence intersect and differ.

Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought you by GigaOm and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Charlie Burgoyne. He is the founder and CEO of Valkyrie Intelligence, a consulting firm with domain expertise in applied science and strategy. He’s also a general partner for Valkyrie Signals, an AI-driven hedge fund based in Austin, as well as the managing partner for Valkyrie labs, an AI credit company. Charlie holds a master’s degree in theoretical physics from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in nuclear physics from George Washington University. … Read More »