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Episode 16 - Brian Elrod, Text Request

Brian Elrod joins us for this "Chattanooga Startups" episode of the podcast Business & Technology in Tennessee to discuss the ins and outs of co-founding his company, Text Request. In this conversation, Brian sheds light on topics from how he and his wife and co-founder Jamey came up with the idea for their SMS-based SaaS tool to valuable business advice the two received along the way. Text Request reached $1 million in annual recurring revenue in July of 2018 and is positioned for...


Ep 15 - David Martin and Natalie Martin, Heed PR

This episode of the podcast Business & Technology in Tennessee features a recap of Chattanooga Startup Week 2018 with David Martin and Natalie Martin of Heed PR. David and Natalie have both been involved in Chattanooga Startup Week while working for other local startup companies over the past few years. This year they were able to participate as representatives from their own newly-founded startup, Heed PR. In addition to being involved on behalf of their own company, they were also helping...


Ep 13 - CHATECH Sept 2018 Outdoor Tech Panel Discussion

ChaTech's September Connect event will explore how the best outdoor city in the world is the perfect launching pad for innovative, recreation-oriented tech. These companies help people get outdoors for the love of nature and for fitness. Our speakers will showcase tools, equipment and information designed to support active lifestyles across many landscapes. Check out the event recording to learn about the challenges they face and the solutions they have developed! Event Panelists -Justin...


Episode 14 - Municipal Gas Authority of GA with Tara LeCroy

This episode of Business and Technology in Tennessee with guest Tara LeCroy, IT Manager at Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, was scheduled after InfoSystems had completed a data storage project featuring an HP Nimble solution. Listen to the full episode to hear our discussion about the long-term relationship between InfoSystems and Municipal Gas Authority of GA, diversity in technology, and the HP Nimble storage system implementation.


Episode 12 - Bruce Tate,

Episode 12 of the InfoSystems podcast series, Business & Technology in Tennessee with Josh Davis, features Bruce Tate, and conference organizer at Gig City Elixir. In this podcast episode, we talk about the highs and lows of Bruce's programming career, his books, and some hilarious and inspiring stories about some of the fascinating people he has met in programming - some of whom will be featured speakers at the 2018 Gig City Elixir Conference in Chattanooga.


Episode 11 - Susan Johnson, RedHat

Episode 11 of the InfoSystems podcast series, Business & Technology in Tennessee with Josh Davis, features Susan Johnson, Senior Manager, North American Field Marketing - Southeast Region, RedHat. In this episode we discuss the RedHat Mobile Portfolio Center, which was brought to Chattanooga for the CHATECH Scenic City Summit developer's conference. We also spend time talking about the burgeoning technology scene in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the open source RedHat Enterprise Linux Operating...


Episode 10 - Neal Shade, Dell EMC

Episode 10 of the InfoSystems podcast series, Business & Technology in Tennessee with Josh Davis, features Neal Shade, Senior Systems Engineer, Dell Technologies Global Compute and Networking Group. Neal shares the Dell Technologies "IT transformation" story that highlights their commitment to helping customers become more profitable and grow. We discuss four overarching areas of business transformation and how InfoSystems and Dell work together as partners to ensure customers receive the...


Episode 9 - David Gaston, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In this episode, Josh Davis and David Gaston, Director, ProLiant Industry Standard Servers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), discuss major industry trends including Hybrid Cloud and Cyber Security. David shares some insight on the major innovations HPE has built into their new Gen10 servers. The conversation covers how firmware-level security issues have been neglected and present major vulnerabilities in most existing server infrastructure.


Episode 8 - Carla Askonas, Chattanooga Technology Council

In this episode, Josh Davis and Carla Askonas (CHATECH) discuss the Chattanooga Technology Council (CHATECH) with David Gaston, an executive from April's lunch sponsor, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Carla talks about the various strategies and tactics that CHATECH uses to connect technology vendors, service providers, and IT leaders from area businesses. Carla's vision for CHATECH is to provide a collaborative environment to build relationships and drive economic growth for the greater...


Episode 7 - CHATECH April 2018 CIO Panel Discussion

In this episode, Josh Davis sits in as the moderator for a panel discussion at the April 2018 Chattanooga Technology Council's April CONNECT lunch event. The panel features Knut Hilles, CIO Volkswagen Chattanooga, Jeff Berger, VP of Business Operations and Technology, Lee Smith, and Aaron Barthle, IT Director, Morning Pointe Senior Living. The CHATECH lunch was sponsored by HPE.


Episode 6 - Sam Johnson, VisuWell

In this episode, Josh Davis and Sam Johnson (VisuWell) discuss VisuWell, a virtual healthcare platform, pioneering online care options for healthcare practitioners. VisuWell was originally launched in Chattanooga, TN as a virtual behavioral healthcare platform called WeCounsel, and has now expanded their focus into general healthcare as VisuWell. Sam Johnson, CEO, is helping the company transform and has a long history at the intersection of healthcare and technology.


Episode 5 - Andrew Gray, Zerto

In this episode, Josh Davis and Andrew Gray (Zerto) discuss Zerto, a rapid recovery tool used for restoring virtual servers with minimal data loss. It is designed for virtualized environments and gives customers the ability to avoid data loss and minimize downtime. This is usually applied to business-critical applications.


Episode 4 - John Rockwell,

In this episode, Josh Davis and John Rockwell ( discuss the cult-like dedication to the IBM i platform family, which includes the legendary AS/400 hardware. The website was created to provide a resource for people who need to find IBM i professionals and to understand the arguments for remaining on this platform when many technology vendors are trying to convince business leaders to move away from it.


Episode 3 - Sammy Lowdermilk, The Enterprise Center, Tech Goes Home Chattanooga

In this episode, Josh Davis and Sammy Lowdermilk (Program Director of Tech Goes Home Chattanooga, The Enterprise Center) discuss community initiatives that are helping to provide access to technology training and devices for low income families and communities in Chattanooga.


Episode 2 - Marcus Shaw, The Company Lab

In this episode, Josh Davis and Marcus Shaw (Executive Director, The Company Lab) discuss how IT decisions made during the startup and early stages of a company can affect it once it begins to scale and mature. They also discuss Chattanooga's entrepreneurship hub, the Edney Building, and how millenials approach IT. Listen to learn about Marcus Shaw, The Company Lab, The Edney Building, and more.


Episode 1 - Mike Mangione, Sword and Shield

In this episode, Josh Davis and Mike Mangione (VP Business Strategy and Marketing, Sword & Shield) discuss the 2017 EDGE Security Conference in Knoxville, TN and other Cyber Security topics. Listen to learn about cyber attacks, who is behind them, and how to protect your company's assets.