SiT #50 – Geoff Barrall

Speaking in Tech #50 – Geoff Barrall

You can listen to the episode from the RSS feed, iTunes or on The Register. Show notes and episode details after the jump…

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for the first time in over a month.

First, some banter…

  • Sarah is back and after SXSW, contemplates branding social media “experts”… literally
  • Ed is still employed and plans on speaking at CloudConnect
  • Speaking in Tech announces the first big party for VMworld
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

Our very special guest this week is Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Chairman of Gridstore

  • Geoff traces his startup pedigree
  • Connected Data and the “Transporter”
  • Leveraging Kickstarter to launch a product
  • Learning from Dropbox
  • Reliable file sharing, backup and data repository
  • Lessons from product design, branding and manufacturing
  • Google inspired Gridstore
  • True storage clustering