SiT #39 – Year-end Spectacular

Speaking in Tech #39 – Year-end Spectacular 

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Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is our year-end podcast spectacular as we review the year in tech with some predictions for next year. Ed, Sarah and Greg are all back together with very special guests Brad O’Neill, CEO of TechValidate Software and Peter Bell, General Partner of Highland Capital Partners.

This week we discuss…

  • Ed and Sarah tie off Dell World
  • New Google+ community for Speaking in Tech launches
  • TechValidate continues to grow
  • Party of the year: Bhava Communications / TechValidate VMworld Party
  • The climate for venture capital and Highland Capital Partners in 2012
  • The top tech stories of the year:
    • McAfee
    • Facebook IPO
    • Apple/Google product launches
    • Nicira acquisition by VMware – SDN became the instant buzz phrase
    • Steve Jobs legacy
    • HP’s recovery and Autonomy
  • The fatigue phrase of the year
  • Review of last year’s predictions
  • Big 2013 Predictions