Y2K: An Autobiography
Interview Interlude - Vincent Balouet - Y2K In France

Interview Interlude - Vincent Balouet - Y2K In France

April 16, 2021

An Interview with Vincent Balouet - the former Y2K leader in France. If you wanted to know WHY the situation in France was so very different than in the rest of the world? This is the Interview to listen to. Vincent is a French consultant, he specialized in computer science and risk management (ESIEE Master); He  started his career with Y2k, as a computer science expert and wrote most of the French reports and publications between 92 and 99. He was successively called and appointed by computer security associations, CIO associations, French business associations and the French Government. He founded in 2013 maitrisedescrises.com, a French digital consulting online service to large businesses, addressing large systemic economic risks.

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Interview Interlude - Michael Mainelli - Sheriff of London

Interview Interlude - Michael Mainelli - Sheriff of London

December 11, 2020

Fascinating interview with the Sheriff of London... who was deeply involved with Y2K Efforts in the UK

Interview Interlude - A second Interview with Prudential Insurance

Interview Interlude - A second Interview with Prudential Insurance

November 3, 2020

This is an Interview with Chuck Sevola - one of the leaders within the Prudential Insurance Y2K Project - He was involved in the Offshore Outsourcing to Tata Consultancy Services

Episode #16 In Closing

Episode #16 In Closing

October 19, 2020

Final Episode of the Audio part of this Podcast
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Episode #15 The Question of Italy

Episode #15 The Question of Italy

September 29, 2020

In this episode we explore the big question - Why? Given that we believed that Italy (and others) did very little Y2K remediation did they experience no Y2K problems in the Year 2000?

and? James Lauber will talk about a problem potentially larger than Y2K - and one we can do little to mitigate. A Carrington Event. 

Interview Interlude: Maryfran Johnson - a Computerworld Editor’s Perspective of Y2K

Interview Interlude: Maryfran Johnson - a Computerworld Editor’s Perspective of Y2K

September 15, 2020

The former editor-in-chief of CIO magazine and Computerworld, Maryfran is highly respected throughout the IT leadership community nationwide for her engaging stage presence, deep understanding of business technology issues and extensive network of Chief Information and Digital Officers. 

In addition to her previous editorial leadership roles with IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

Episode #14 Articles as Artefacts and How Computers Fail in Strange Ways

Episode #14 Articles as Artefacts and How Computers Fail in Strange Ways

August 26, 2020

Three articles this episode
1998 Dec 14th - An UNreal Question - report from the UN
1999 Apr 14th - How Bad, How Long, How Likely - a look at Y2K Preparations
1999 Dec 20th - A Best Kept Secret - A look at the HTC - High Tech Consortium

And James Lauber explores how computers fail in Strange ways

Episode #13 Articles as Artefacts and something new

Episode #13 Articles as Artefacts and something new

August 6, 2020

In this episode I look back at a few important articles that appeared on the year2000.com website - My Testimony to the US House of Representatives, Doomsday Avoided - and my responses to the responses to that somewhat controversial article. 

In addition? We're introducing a new feature - Tangential IT Issues with James Lauber - where we start exploring the 2038 problem in some detail

Episode #12 A Trip back to the LOMA 1995 Systems Forum

Episode #12 A Trip back to the LOMA 1995 Systems Forum

July 14, 2020

This is the entire keynote I gave at this conference --- it was one I called 'The Two by Four' talk. 

An uncompromising, unrelenting talk designed to get the listener to either take action and start fixing the problem, or storm off in a huff determined to prove I was wrong (and then contact me later to say I was correct)

Enjoy. 

Interview Interlude: Robert J. Sawyer: Y2K the long View

Interview Interlude: Robert J. Sawyer: Y2K the long View

June 16, 2020

If you'd like to view the video version of this interview? Head to: www.vimeo.com/technobility/bonus

Robert Sawyer is a SF Writer with dozens of books to his credit - and both Hugo and a Nebula awards as bookends to his work. One of his novels, "Flash Forward" was made into a TV series, so it's more than likely you know some of his work already.

I'm pushing the next regular episode of the podcast out to July 7th 2020 as I take a small holiday in the midst of the lockdown

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