ITAD TALK

IT ASSET DISPOSITION PODCAST

Hosted by Jeff Bittner

SEASON ONE

Host Jeff Bittner

As founder and President at exit technologies, Jeff is pioneering new processes and methodologies to improve the IT Asset Disposition industry. 

A graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Executive Program, Jeff is a strategic thinker, and thoughtful conversationalist. 

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Jeff Bittner

Cal Braunstein pt3 – Data Center Sustainability

Cal Braunstein
Cal Braunstein
Cal Braunstein pt3 - Data Center Sustainability
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Welcome to the 3rd and final part in our conversation with Cal Braunstein of Robert Frances Group.
Subject matter expertise includes: purchasing, contract negotiations, vendor management, leasing, mission-critical systems, business continuity, DR/BC, SLAs, servers, storage, ROI and TCO analyses, information governance, infrastructure architecture, risk management, data center energy efficiency, and sustainability.

Cal Braunstein pt2 – Robert Frances Group

Cal Braunstein
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Cal Braunstein pt2 - Robert Frances Group
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In part 2, Jeff continues his conversation with Cal Braunstein. Cal serves as CEO & Executive Director of Research at RFG, which provides concierge advisory, consulting and research services for business technology (BT) executives. We facilitate bi-weekly invitation-only discussions on current issues for senior IT executive at the top financial services firms and other select F500 enterprises.

Cal Braunstein pt1 – International with IBM

Cal Braunstein
Cal Braunstein
Cal Braunstein pt1 - International with IBM
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Jeff welcomes Cal Braunstein, CEO & Executive Director of Research at Robert Frances Group. Prior to joining RFG, Cal held a variety of management and non-management positions in IBM. He provided IT consulting and advisory services for enterprises in Asia, North America, Europe and Australia and was one of the consultants selected to assist Louis Gerstner’s effort to reshape IBM and cut annual expenses by $8 billion.

Kyle Wiens pt2 – Right to Repair

Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens pt2 - Right to Repair
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In part two, Jeff Bittner continues the conversation with iFixit CEO, Kyle Wiens, a staunch advocate for the right to repair consumer property. The fact is, you don’t really need a new phone simply because there is a new color. This is a fun conversation about the circular economy of IT.

Kyle Wiens pt1 – iFixit CEO

Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens pt1 - iFixit CEO
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In this series, Jeff welcomes the CEO of iFIxit, Kyle Wiens. They discuss the beginnings of iFIxit, the right to repair movement, and rethinking the value proposition of consumer electronics upgrades. Kyle’s background is in Computer Science, with a Bachelor’s from Cal Poly. This is a fun conversation about the circular economy of IT.

Brett Ekart pt2 – Podcaster and CEO

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Brett Ekart pt2 - Podcaster and CEO
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Jeff continues the conversation with Brett Ekart, the CEO of United Metals Recycling and the host of A Scrap Life Podcast. UMR is third generation family business, founded in 1972. Brett has grown the business from thirty to three-hundred employees in his tenure. This is a great conversation about podcasting, loving what you do, green economies, and the challenging logistics of wind-power and electric cars. This is part 1 in a 2 part series on the ITAD Talk Podcast.

Brett Ekart pt1 – United Metals Recycling

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Brett Ekart pt1 - United Metals Recycling
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Guest 13 on the podcast is Brett Ekart. Brett is the CEO of United Metals Recycling, a third generation family business, founded in 1972. He has grown the business from thirty, to three-hundred employees in his tenure. This is a great conversation about opportunity, business development, and putting in the work. This is part 1 in a 2 part series on the ITAD Talk Podcast.

Daniel Frye pt2 – Speaking of Data Security

Daniel Frye
Daniel Frye
Daniel Frye pt2 - Speaking of Data Security
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Welcome to part two in the conversation with Rocketansky CEO, Daniel Frye. Mr. Frye has spoken at several information security, IT, and executive conferences on technology and security topics, is a published author, and is a member of the SANS Institute Advisory Board.

Daniel Frye pt1 – CEO of Rocketansky

Daniel Frye
Daniel Frye
Daniel Frye pt1 - CEO of Rocketansky
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Jeff welcomes Daniel Frye, the cofounder and CEO of Rocketansky, a Software-as-a-Service cybersecurity startup.
Prior to cofounding Rocketansky, Mr. Frye spent nine years as the Chief Information Security Officer for Sierra-Cedar, a privately held technology services and cloud hosting company operating in the US, Canadian, and Indian markets.

Aaron Zeper pt2 – Data Center ITAD

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Aaron Zeper pt2 - Data Center ITAD
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Jeff continues the ITAD Talk conversation with Aaron Zeper. Aaron is CEO of DMD Systems Recovery, a Tempe, Arizona-based ITAD company focused on the Fortune 5000 across Data Center, End User Compute, and Mobility asset classes. We are NAID AAA Certified, R2, and also a B Corp committed to balance profit and purpose.

Aaron has led Services, Sales, Marketing, and Operations organizations at numerous technology companies including MDSL, Tech Data, STG (a Data Center services company), and Insight.

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