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Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.
102 Episodes
Passing through Colorado on our Road Trip 2 .conf19, we caught up with Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate for Splunk in the final podcast before Splunk .conf19. Tune in to hear Andi share innovative stories from his work in DevOps and how organizations use the powerful Splunk platform to mine valuable insights from all the emerging ops categories.  You'll get a preview of Andi's sessions at .conf19 and hear his passion for this exciting gathering of techies from around the world.Follow our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at
On day 11 of the Road Trip 2 .conf, Cory and Brett sit down with Davitt Potter, Global Security Practice Lead and Frank Lyles, Splunk Sales Engineer to hear how Arrow is helping customers manage the complexities and ever the evolving landscape important areas like security and IoT.  At the beautiful Arrow HQ in Denver, Davitt and Frank talk about how Arrow's mission and strategy and the partner ecosystem they are leveraging to help their customers.  Cory and Brett hear about Arrow's partnership with Splunk and the way this partnership is helping customers.
Join us in Dallas, Texas when we catch up with Gregg Woodcock & Noah Woodcock to learn why and how they built Splunxter, their Splunk consulting practice during The Big Data Beard Road Trip to Splunk's .conf 2019! We also chat about Gregg's activity on Splunk Answers as well as the Dallas Splunk User Group he started. We also get a preview of Gregg's new venture, Siemplicity, and how it will utilize Splunk to simplify for SIEM. Be sure to checkout their 2018 .conf talk here.Find out more here: our entire adventure and all of our livestreams, podcasts, and live dashboards at is one of the most frequently visited eCommerce sites and is a major contributor to Dell Technologies revenue.  Where even minutes of downtime could cause millions in lost revenue, it's up to the Dell Technologies Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team to ensure continuous availability.On day 9 from our #RoadTrip2conf, Kyle and Brett sit down with the team charged with ensuring is always up and running.  Scott Mosqueda, Sr. Director for SRE and Tanuj Arcot, Lead SRE Engineer talk about their responsibility to keep up and running and how they turned to Splunk to help.  Scott and Tanuj go into how Splunk was introduced into the data center and the evolution of how it's been used.
On the 8th day of our Road Trip 2 .conf, we find ourselves at the Dell Technologies headquarters in Round Rock, TX.  Cory and Brett sit down with Dell's new Chief Digital Officer, Jen Felch to hear about Dell's vision for digital transformation.  In a organization where digital transformation is a never ending journey, Jen talks about the role that  people, process technology and culture play in driving Dell's strategy and next phases of digital transformation.
Join Cory and Kyle in Nashville, TN as we go under the Fez, into the mind of the Splunk Trust. We chat with Splunk Trust members Duane "DuckFez" Waddle and George Starcher, discussing the history of Splunk Trust, how Duane became "DuckFez", and what really goes into being able to wear the black fez. We also chat about the community surrounding Splunk Answers, icq, and the slack channel.
It's Day 4 of our #RoadTrip2conf!  In our journey so far, we have traveled across 9 states and have had some excellent conversations.  For the podcast today, Kevin Steeprow and Ramon Taylor join Cory and Kyle for round 2.  Kevin and Ramon provide a deeper look into the tools and technologies that customers are using to solve their analytics challenges and further their AI capabilities.
We are just outside Washington DC on day 2 of the #RoadTrip2Conf. Join us as Brett and Cory sit down with Navy veteran and Splunk's Public Sector Chief Technical Advisor, Juliana Vida. Juliana shares insights from her career as a naval officer turned technologist. She also provides advice for military personnel wanting to broaden their career in IT. Then we dive in on the power of data and how its helping transform experiences from higher education to military intelligence.
It's day 2 of our #RoadTrip2conf and today we are in Washington D.C meeting with Red River Technology.  In today's podcast Cory and Kyle sit down with Kevin Steeprow, VP of Design Engineering and Ramon Thomas, Design Engineering Manager.  Kevin and Ramon provide a glimpse into how Red River is helping customers make sense of their data and turn insights in actionable intelligence. 
Its finally here! The Big Data Beard team has started its epic Road Trip 2 .conf today.  I can think of no better way to kick off our Road Trip series of podcasts than with Splunk's very own Jeff Champagne.  In the first episode of season 5, Brett and Kyle sit down with Jeff and get his thoughts on how customers are deploying Splunk at scale, deployment trends and the evolution of SplunkNext.
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