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A weekly deep dive into all things tech. Join us every Wednesday to find out who from Moser Consulting's more than 350 resident experts we'll be talking to and what they're focused on at the moment.
6 days ago
S5E1: Data Assessment Processes
It's season premiere time at ASCII Anything as we welcome Moser's very own Tony Wilhelm to talk with us about the Assessments piece of our Data Management Process. Tony has been with Moser since 2020 and brings with him a wide range of experience in Microsoft's Data Platform, including Microsoft Access and SQL Server 7.0. His primary focus is High Availability/Disaster Recovery with performance a very close second. And when he's not behind the keyboard, you can usually find him tinkering in the garage or out on the water.
Dec 21, 2022
S4E15: Best of Season 4: We Wish You A Merry Clips-mas!
ASCII Anything's host Angel Leon and Producer Brian revisit their favorite episodes, guests, and nuggets of information from Season 4. From virtual events to a live recording at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Porsche Carrera Cup racecar driver Matty Graham, it was a very fun and exciting season that we greatly enjoyed revisiting. But sure to check out the full episode of any clip that you enjoy. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and we'll see you in 2023 for Season 5 of ASCII Anything!
Dec 7, 2022
S4E13: The Ins and Outs of Virtual Event Planning with Julie Migliacci
This week we're joined by Julie Migliacci, an expert in Virtual Event Planning and Hosting. Julie has more than 17 years of high-touch customer service and event planning under her belt. There isn’t an event type she hasn’t planned before, from large celebrity fundraisers, virtual conferences, and premier cooking shows. She is always up for a new challenge and creating unique experiences for clients and their guests. Hailing from France, Julie has lived in 4 countries and considers herself a global citizen. She currently resides in Boston, MA, and is always looking for an opportunity to jump on a plane to do something new. If left on a deserted island, Julie would bring her sourdough starter (named Steve) and her cats.
Nov 30, 2022
S4E12: ASCII Anything's Annual Holiday Gift Ideas Extravaganza
This week host Angel Leon and Producer Brian welcome some of Moser's jolliest elves to talk about the gifts they're excited to get and to give this holiday season. Links to our featured gift suggestions are below. Most are Amazon links, but check other retailers to make sure you're getting the best price. DJI Osmo Mobile 6: https://www.amazon.com/DJI-Smartphone-Stabilizer-Extension-ShotGuides/dp/B0B7XD7R43/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=dji%2Bosmo%2Bmobile%2B6&qid=1669837833&sprefix=osmo%2Bmoviel%2B6%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.f5122f16-c3e8-4386-bf32-63e904010ad0&th=1 PS5: https://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-5-Console/dp/B0BCNKKZ91/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3OVAZH6G3I6EI&keywords=ps5+console&qid=1669837901&sprefix=PS5%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-2 Echo Show 15: https://www.amazon.com/echo-show-15-smart-display-with-alexa/dp/B08MQLDFF6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MENHQSE63S21&keywords=Echo+Show+15&qid=1669837954&sprefix=echo+show+15%2Caps%2C99&sr=8-1 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Chromebook-Computer-Lightweight/dp/B09851XH2D/ref=sr_1_3?crid=XJ6JSKN7F7IO&keywords=samsung+galaxy+chromebook+go&qid=1669838035&sprefix=Samsung+Galaxy+Chromebook+Go%2Caps%2C103&sr=8-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.c3015c4a-46bb-44b9-81a4-dc28e6d374b3 Nixplay Digital Photo Frame: https://www.amazon.com/Nixplay-Smart-Digital-Photo-Frame/dp/B07V42JLFH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=287SRRPLE5EAO&keywords=nixplay+digital+photo+frame&qid=1669838149&sprefix=Nixplay%2Caps%2C115&sr=8-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.f5122f16-c3e8-4386-bf32-63e904010ad0 Skylight Calendar: https://www.skylightframe.com/calendar/ Kodak Pocket Projector: https://www.amazon.com/KODAK-Luma-Pocket-Projector-Built/dp/B07RLXZ88F/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1JQ1055NYKUJ&keywords=kodak+pocket+projector&qid=1669838332&sprefix=Kodak+pocket+%2Caps%2C94&sr=8-4&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.f5122f16-c3e8-4386-bf32-63e904010ad0 3-in-1 Apple Charging Station: https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Charging-GEEKERA-Charger-Qi-Certified/dp/B083S8418Z/ref=sr_1_5?crid=CWGKGD3NDWWI&keywords=3%2Bin%2B1%2Bapple%2Bcharging%2Bstation&qid=1669838385&sprefix=3%2Bin%2B1%2Bapple%2Bchar%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-5&th=1 USB Powered Hand Warmers: https://www.amazon.com/Warmers-Heating-Wearable-Fingerless-Children/dp/B07V4FBK2X/ref=sr_1_21?crid=2ZFINQU6572WP&keywords=USB+Hand+Warmers&qid=1669838428&sprefix=usb+hand+warmers%2Caps%2C101&sr=8-21 Airplane Phone Holder: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TKPRKBN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Milk Frother: https://www.amazon.com/DOUBLE-WHISK-Milk-Boss-Frother/dp/B07TFJ3RBT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=22T5BCG3IA7SH&keywords=milk+frother&qid=1669838584&sprefix=Milk+Frother%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-3 Samsung Built-In Screen Refrigerator: https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-RS27T5561SR-Refrigerator-Touch-Screen-Family/dp/B09HJM74JG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2F4GHSJG9XINB&keywords=Samsung+Screen+Refrigerator&qid=1669838656&sprefix=samsung+screen+refrigerator%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-3
Nov 23, 2022
S4E11: Working In IT When You're NOT An IT Person with Samantha Parrish
Moser's very own Samantha Parrish joins us this week to talk about working in IT as a non-IT person. From not faking it until you make it, to recognizing the role everyone has on a given team, to coding languages, building platforms, and so many acronyms it looks like an industrial accident at an alphabet soup factory, she'll tell us how she found her way and her place at Moser Consulting.
Oct 20, 2022
S4E5 - Tim Mack Teaches Alternative CPR (Career and Professional Resuscitation)
Moser's Director of Data, Tim Mack, joins us this week to talk about career transition. Many people working in the IT space don't start there and Tim is one of them. We really enjoyed hearing about how his path took him from a job with the National Forestry Service in Idaho to working at Moser Consulting. We think you will too!
Sep 28, 2022
S4E10: The Client/Vendor Relationship with MedPro CIO Brian Gray and Moser Consulting's Caitlin Karvasky
Caitlin Karvasky, Senior Business Development Manager at Moser, joins us this week, along with MedPro CIO Brian Gray. They're here to talk to us about vendor/client relationships and how building trust through long-term partnerships pays dividends for everyone involved.
Sep 21, 2022
S4E9: Progressive Web Apps with Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett, VP of Application Services at Moser, explains what progressive web apps are, how they are built, and the advantages of using them over a native application.
Sep 14, 2022
S4E8: The Indiana Sports Corp's Annual Indy Corporate Challenge Results and Review
Today's episode is a special one as we have Craig Lippincott from the Indiana Sports Corp, and he's here to talk to us about the Indy Sports Challenge, an event that brings Indiana's companies together in the spirit of sports while also helping companies embrace company culture. We also have Moser's Director of Office Managment, Khemary Carter, who joins us to speak about why Moser participates in the Corporate Challenge.
Sep 7, 2022
S4E7-Data Management As A Service with Shaun Watts and Tim Mack
Moser Consulting's Director of Data, and previous Podcast guest Tim Mack is joined this week by Shaun Watts, one of Moser Consulting's Principal Consultants. They're here to talk about data management as a service. How can your company benefit from defining that large amount of data? How can you harness that data in order to improve its reliability and efficiency, ensuring you meet regulatory requirements? We cover this and much, much more on this week's episode of ASCII Anything.
Sep 2, 2022
S4E6: On Location at IMS with Porsche Carrera Cup Driver Matty Graham for the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest
We're on location at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to follow up with this season's Episode 4 guest, race car driver Matty Graham. He's in the US and was gracious enough to sit down with us before his first practice session of the day to discuss his trip over and his excitement and expectations for this weekend's race.
Aug 24, 2022
S4E4: Racing Technology with Porsche Carrera Cup Driver Matty Graham and Josh Ward of Terminus Technologies
This week we are joined by Matty Graham and Joshua Ward. Matty Graham is a racing driver from North East England. Racing since the age of eight, his formative years in karting marked him out as one of the UK’s top emerging talents. Crowned CIK-FIA Asia Pacific Karting champion in 2010 and Under 18 World Champion in 2011, Matty’s upward trajectory continued as he graduated into full race cars in 2013, as he impressed throughout the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship, winning two races and scoring a further four podium finishes! Matty ended the regular season fourth in the standings, before sealing the series Winter Championship with three wins out of eight races. Joshua Ward is an experienced leader and innovator across a variety of technology industries including Fintech, Motorsport, Cryptocurrency, Construction, Biotech and Media. He is skilled at identifying problems and developing solutions; overseeing from concept to completion and application. His talents also include lia…
Aug 17, 2022
S4E3: Malinda Lowder - Living with Intent and Purpose
This week we're joined by Moser's Director of Marketing, Malinda Lowder. We'll be talking about living with intent and purpose, what it takes to do that, how to do things with intent, and how technology factors into all of this.
Aug 10, 2022
S4E2: Application Development with Matt Bennett-VP of Application Services at Moser Consulting
Moser's VP of Application Services joins us this week to talk about App Development. Our process for developing apps at Moser, how it starts, the different steps in that process, the importance of your impact during it, and much more.
Aug 3, 2022
S4E1: The Peter Principle with Stefanie Krievins
Season 4 kicks off in grand style as we talk with Stefanie Krevins, owner of Stefanie Krevins & Company, an organization that provides change management coaching and executive coaching. Our topic today is The Peter Principle, a management concept which points out the shortcomings of how people are promoted within organizations, stating that workers are promoted to their level of incompetence. She works with CEOs, small business owners, C-suite leaders, and mid-level managers through small business coaching, team training, workshops, and speaking. Stefanie is also the host of the Hot Mess Hotline podcast, featuring conversations about hot messes that leaders have had to clean up. They tell their stories for all to hear and discuss the valuable lessons learned from those hot messes.
Jun 1, 2022
S3E17: All That And A Bag Of Clips - The Best of Season 3
It's end-of-season clips time again, our favorite part of the year. Host Angel Leon and Producer Brian take a spin through our third season, pulling out some of our favorites. Looking back at the time we spend with our guests always brings a smile to our faces. And if you hear something that you like, please remember to go back and check out the full episode featuring that guest. There's plenty more goodness where these clips came from. (To borrow an old mining adage, you can follow these nuggets back to the mother lode.) Thank you for joining us this season. We hope you have a terrific summer and we'll see you back here in late July or early August for Season 4 of ASCII Anything.
May 25, 2022
Brian - Stay Tuned
May 18, 2022
ASCII-Week Off Message
May 13, 2022
S3E16: Networking Skills for the Modern World with Frank Agin
Frank Agin joins us this week to talk about networking in the modern world. The tools may have changed, with phones, computers, web cameras, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other resources, but the foundation of establishing connections and forming relationships has remained the same. From time zone math to having no idea how tall a colleague is, we discuss some of the challenges that come along with modern networking in this week's episode.
May 4, 2022
S3E15: Star Wars Day 2022 - May The Fourth Be With You!
It is May the 4th and that can only mean one thing for our Moser team. Our annual Star Wars Day Trivia Zoom Party. Join us this week as we interview last year's winner and grill him with some of our new Star Wars Day Trivia. Will he reign supreme again this year?
Apr 27, 2022
S3E14: The Genesis and Evolution of Current IT C-Suite Roles with Shaun McAdams and Warren Sifre
This week is another piece of our ongoing conversation between Shaun McAdams, Moser Consulting's VP of Data & Analytics and Warren Sifre, our Data & Analytics Director of Strategy. Today's topic is the modern IT C-Suite, along with its newest title additions, and the responsibilities that are assigned to those roles.
Apr 20, 2022
S3E13: Practical Creativity with Malinda Lowder
Creativity doesn't have to mean a painting, a poem, or a song. Creative thinking can be applied to almost any challenge, whether or not you're wearing sunglasses, a scarf, or a beret. Malinda Lowder, Moser Consulting's Director of Marketing, joins us this week to talk creativity, creative thinking, and how to take a creative approach to your next project.
Apr 13, 2022
S3E12: How Much Can You Afford To Lose and For How Long? - Disaster Recovery with Jim Timberman
Jim Timberman joins us once again, making him a very strong candidate for an award we just made up....the MVPG! (Most Valuable Podcast Guest) This week's topic is Disaster Recovery. What is it, why is it, how much should you have and what factors affect its cost?
Apr 6, 2022
S3E11: Human Centered Design with Adrienne Watts and Sarah Moore
After a nice break this past week, we're back for our next episode. This one features a discussion of Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking with two of Moser's resident experts in our Data & Analytics Division: Adrienne Watts and Sarah Moore. In this week's episode, we'll learn what Human-Centered Design is. We'll learn about the 5 phases Moser takes our clients through during a project, what makes Moser's approach to Human-Centered Design unique, and we'll learn what happens when a project leads to unexpected discoveries.
Mar 30, 2022
2022 Spring Break Announcement
It's Spring Break time in Indiana, so we're taking a week off. Tune in on Wednesday, April 6th for our next new episode.
Mar 23, 2022
S3E10: 2022 Habitat For Humanity Build at Moser Consulting
It's time for one of Moser's favorite events of the year, so that means it's also time for one of our favorite episodes of the year. It's Habitat For Humanity Week on ASCII Anything! This week's episode was recorded while we hosted a Habitat for Humanity panel build in the parking lot at Moser corporate HQ in Indianapolis. Moser Consulting has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for many years and today, similar to last year, we have several interviews for you. We talk with our Chief Administrative Officer, Paula Moser, to find out more about why Moser Consulting does this type of event and how we partner with Habitat for Humanity every year. Then we speak with Amy and Mona from Habitat for Humanity about the process for obtaining a home through Habitat. Then, you'll hear from LaKesha, today's homeowner, who explains how her process has gone and the feeling of finally seeing her dream come to life.
Mar 16, 2022
S3E9: Your Password Stinks - Password Hygiene with Alexander Johnson
Moser's Alexander Johnson joins us this week to discuss password security. Why are passwords so important and what makes a good password? What is password hygiene? What are some common mistakes you could be making that make your accounts vulnerable to hackers? All of that and much more will be discussed this week on ASCII Anything.
Mar 9, 2022
S3E8 - UpSurge Baltimore and Building America's First Equitech City - with Kory Bailey and Alphia Stephens
Kory Bailey from UpSurge Baltimore and Moser's Alphia Stephens join us this week to discuss the launch and early successes of UpSurge Baltimore. The UpSurge mission is to propel Baltimore into the top tier of innovation cities. As students of the country’s brain hubs, they want to emulate the efforts and successes of those hubs, while staying uniquely Baltimore in their approach. They’ve mobilized around a new vision: to be the country’s first Equitech city. Equitech is about building an innovation economy where all belong. It’s a force-multiplier, building on the proven benefits of diverse teams, leaders, and perspectives. Equitech is a lens to attract, align, and support startups – not a filter to exclude them.
Mar 2, 2022
S3E7: The Tools and Techniques of Data Governance with Shaun McAdams and Troy Moser
This week we welcome two of our Data & Analytics leaders, Troy Moser and Shaun McAdams, who are joining us to talk about Data Governance. What it is and how it's done at Moser, including tools, techniques, and more, all on this week's episode of ASCII Anything.
Feb 23, 2022
S3E6: Summer STEM Camps and Other STEMulating Activities for Kids - with Rick Clemons
Data & Analytics Team Manager Rick Clemons joins us this week to talk about STEM activities for kids. Rick is the Co-Founder of Techucate, an Indianapolis-based group dedicated to promoting technical education through means of easy-to-learn course work that encourages innovation and inspiration, for the empowerment of the Indianapolis community of tech-focused learners, with a focus on increasing technical programs that target black and brown communities.
Feb 16, 2022
S3E5: A Wombat Can Do That - Non-Tech Skills You Need with Chadd Wheat
We've got a bit of a tongue twister this week as we have the Team Manager of the Managed Services Team, Chadd Wheat, joining us to discuss critical skills that are sometimes overlooked or forgotten when the topic of IT comes up. Today's nerds are out of the basement and able to withstand full sunlight. We've even managed to conquer conversations that involve eye contact. In fact, we're in charge of a lot of things now. So the cliche of dark holes covered in Cheeto dust and Mountain Dew can officially be retired. (But we still like Cheetos and Mountain Dew...they are delicious "SOMETIMES snacks").
Feb 9, 2022
S3E4: You Can't Spell Project Manager without NAG - with Rebecca Luth
Becky Luth joins us this week to explain that while you can't spell Project Manager without the word NAG, a PM's job is much more focused on accountability and the free flow of information to all involved parties. We also learn to decipher some of those initials we see behind our colleagues' names as we discuss the various certification options that are available for professional training and growth.
Feb 2, 2022
S3E3: Hello Failure! The Secret of My SUCcess with Malinda Lowder
In S3E3, we welcome Moser Director of Marketing Malinda Lowder and talk about the importance of failure. Your organization can become stronger and more successful simply by making it okay to make mistakes. This supportive atmosphere encourages innovation, which can lead your business to new ideas and new heights.
Jan 26, 2022
S3E2: Bob Russo's Guide To Managing IT People and Living Life Easier
Bob Russo joins us to share some of the knowledge he picked up in the years he's spent as an executive coach and a life coach. His mission is to help everyone live life easier and we are ready to learn!
Jan 19, 2022
S3E1: Blind Zebra and Building Your Personal Brand with NFL Umpire and Referee Bryan Neale
This week we talk about personal brands and how to build them. We also talk about the fact that you have a personal brand, even if you think you don't. Bryan Neale is the founder of Blind Zebra and his company got its name from his career as an NFL referee and umpire. Matt Wren, Moser's Director of Business Development, also joins us live from a trade show in Las Vegas.
Dec 1, 2021
S2E19: Season 2 Recap - Golden Girls Clips 2 - Electric Boogaloo
Host Angel Leon and Producer Brian take listeners through a tour of their favorite moments from Season 2 of ASCII Anything. From applied improvisation and practicing empathy to some very specific Thanksgiving family traditions, ASCII Anything's second season provided a lot of good information and a lot of laughs. Happy Holidays and we'll see you all in 2022 for Season 3!
Nov 24, 2021
S2E18: Black Friday Bonanza - Tech Gifts 2021
We polled our colleagues at Moser to see what tech gifts had them really excited this year. But, the poll was a clever ruse! The prize for answering was an invitation to appear on this week's episode of ASCII Anything to discuss the item they contributed to the discussion. (Cue "Womp-Womp" SFX from Let's Make A Deal) From power banks, eye massagers, and even fully loaded electric vehicles, this gift-giving episode has options for all of your lists, so get in touch with your inner Grinch or Scrooge and let them know it's time to act like the end of their stories.
Nov 17, 2021
S2E17: Thanksgiving Traditions
In this episode, we asked the consultants at Moser Consulting about Thanksgiving traditions that their families have and then invited a few of them to share those traditions with you. Take a listen and maybe you'll find a new tradition to start with your family this year at Thanksgiving.
Nov 10, 2021
S2E16: Recapping This Season's Data & Analytics Episodes
Shaun McAdams, VP of Data & Analytics at Moser Consulting, joins us for a recap of the conversations we've hosted covering Data & Analytics this season, in addition to giving a sneak peek of what we'll be talking about next season with our Data & Analytics team.
Nov 3, 2021
S2E15: Tales of Terror From The Haunted Help Desk
Gather around the campfire, or pull a blanket over your head and light a flashlight under your chin, as we share some of the hair-raising, bone-chilling, goosebumps-inducing true tales of terror from our consultants' careers and time they spent at the haunted help desk. There are no simple "Blue Screen of Death" stories here. Too common. Too mundane. From an enigmatic, problematic, and unbelievable power source, to a blood-stained laptop...these are true tales of horror lived by some of Moser's consultants and they're joining us in this Halloween-inspired episode to share them with you.
Oct 27, 2021
S2E14: Workplace Empathy 2 of 2-Basic Emotional Maintenance and Other Empathy Tips For Workplace Success
Workplace Empathy, Part 2 of 2: This week we continue our discussion with Liesel Mertes, an acclaimed workplace empathy expert. Having experienced her own loss and struggle, Liesel emerged with a deep understanding of what employees need to feel supported at work after a disruptive life event. As the Founder of Handle With Care, Liesel works with groups that want to boost employee satisfaction as well as attract and retain better talent. Liesel works with companies spanning industries, from RV manufacturers, to diplomats, to tech companies, both locally and internationally. Her favorite clients are forward-thinking organizations who know the value in supporting their employees with empathy and compassion. Her expertise is broad—loss, returning to work, cultivating resiliency, compassion fatigue, how empathy impacts the brain—and no disruption is considered less significant. Liesel is a dedicated speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in these topics. She also hosts the Han…
Oct 20, 2021
S2E13: Workplace Empathy - Part 1 of 2 - Why Values Have Value and How Routine Emotional Maintenance Can Improve Your Organization
This week's guest is Liesel Mertes, an acclaimed workplace empathy expert. Having experienced her own loss and struggle, Liesel emerged with a deep understanding of what employees need to feel supported at work after a disruptive life event. As the Founder of Handle With Care, Liesel works with groups that want to boost employee satisfaction as well as attract and retain better talent. Liesel works with companies spanning industries, from RV manufacturers, to diplomats, to tech companies, both locally and internationally. Her favorite clients are forward-thinking organizations who know the value in supporting their employees with empathy and compassion. Her expertise is broad—loss, returning to work, cultivating resiliency, compassion fatigue, how empathy impacts the brain—and no disruption is considered less significant. Liesel is a dedicated speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in these topics. She also hosts the Handle With Care podcast.
Oct 6, 2021
S2E12: Data & Analytics Strategy - What To Consider When It Comes To Your Data Engineering
Shaun McAdams and Warren Siffre continue their discussion about the five pillars of Data & Analytics. This is part 5 of 5 and covers the final pillar: Data Engineering. Shaun and Warren talk about what companies should be looking for and thinking about when it comes to their data engineering.
Sep 29, 2021
9/29/21: Special Announcement
ASCII Anything is taking a small break to let our host, Angel Leon, have time to welcome his new son to the world. We'll be back next week, maybe a little sleepy, but definitely ready to dive deep once again with our resident experts at Moser Consulting.
Sep 22, 2021
S2E11: Ingest, Store, Model, Process, Serve: The Core Components of Data & Analytics Technology
This week's episode brings back Shaun McAdams and Warren Sifre to continue their discussion on the 5 Pillars of Data & Analytics. This time their focus is tech, all the equipment, systems, gadgets, and doodads required to meet your Data & Analytics needs.
Sep 15, 2021
S2E10: Truth or Consequences - Honesty in Business with Malinda Lowder
Honesty is the best policy and in business, it's legally required. Moser Consulting's Marketing Lead, Malinda Lowder, stops by this week to discuss lies and the lying liars who tell them. So, grab your fireproof pants and tune in.
Sep 8, 2021
S2E9: Hunting Purple Unicorns - IT Recruitment with Michelle Nash
Every recruiter dreams of finding that elusive Purple Unicorn. In this week’s episode of ASCII Anything, we talk to Michelle Nash, Moser Consulting’s Resource Manager, about candidates, culture fit, interviews, and getting hired.
Sep 2, 2021
S2E8: Your Money Or Your Files-Ransomware with Jim Timberman from Moser Managed Services
In this episode, we discuss Ransomware with Jim Timberman, the Managing Director of Managed Services at Moser Consulting. We cover what it is, how it works, its effects, and what you can do to make yourself and your business a less convenient target.
Aug 25, 2021
S2E7: CIO Roundtable-Part 2 of 2-Moving Tech Forward-Sponsored by Dynatrace and Moser Consulting
This week's episode picks up where last week's episode left off during the discussion from a CIO Roundtable hosted by Dynatrace and Moser Consulting. The panelists include Grant Dawson, Vice President of IT for T2 Systems, Nirav Shah, Vice President of IT for Republic Airways, Michael Loggins, Global Vice President of IT for SMC, and Moser Consulting's very own, Shaun McAdams, our Vice President of Data and Analytics. This is part two of a two-part series in which our panelists discuss moving forward in tech and what that looks like currently.
Aug 18, 2021
S2E6: CIO Roundtable-Part 1 of 2-Moving Tech Forward-Sponsored by Dynatrace and Moser Consulting
This week's episode shares the discussion from a CIO Roundtable hosted by Dynatrace and Moser Consulting. The panelists include Grant Dawson, Vice President of IT for T2 Systems, Nirav Shah, Vice President of IT for Republic Airways, Michael Loggins, Global Vice President of IT for SMC, and Moser Consulting's very own, Shaun McAdams, our Vice President of Data and Analytics. This is part one of a two-part series in which our panelists discuss moving forward in tech and what that looks like currently.
Aug 11, 2021
S2E5: Cyber Security Careers: Battling the Forces of Darkness with Former Professor and Current Cyber Security Consultant Jason Lowmiller
This week we are joined by cyber-security expert, Jason Lowmiller. He is currently a senior security consultant for CyberSheath Services International, a cybersecurity firm in the defense supply chain industry and is a former assistant professor of cybersecurity at Anderson University.
Aug 4, 2021
S2E4: Back To School Tech Tips For Students, Parents, and Teachers
Moser Consulting Scrum Master and teaching veteran Jody Bergman joins us this week for a talk about tech as much of the country either heads back, or prepares to head back, to school.
Jul 28, 2021
S2E3: Moser Habitat For Humanity Panel Build Day 2021
Moser Consulting is a long-time partner of Habitat For Humanity. Last week, we hosted a panel build in the parking lot of our HQ in Castleton, Indiana. In between hammer strikes, ASCII Anything talked with Paula Moser about our company's involvement with this particular charity. We also spoke with Amy, our build's Habitat For Humanity rep, and Alicia, the future owner of the house Moser is helping to build.
Jul 21, 2021
S2E2: The Power of Networking and Emotional Intelligence with Dan Horwich from CAMP IT Conferences
This week we are joined by Dan Horwich, the CEO of CAMP IT Conferences. Dan's family literally owes its continued existence to networking and he's eager to share the story of his family, and his company, with as many people as possible.
Jul 14, 2021
S2E1: Bring A Brick, Not A Cathedral: Using Applied Improvisation To Improve The Communication At Your Company With Dr. Krista Longtin, PhD
In the kickoff episode of SEASON 2, we talk with Dr. Krista Longtin, Associate Professor of Communication Studies & Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at IUPUI in Indianapolis, about using Applied Improvisation to improve communication and become a more interesting and engaging presenter.
May 26, 2021
S1E22: Best of Season 1 - A "Golden Girls" Style 'Clips' Show
We hope you enjoy this trek down memory lane as we present some of the best bits from Season 1 of ASCII Anything. Grab the cheesecake out of the fridge and meet us on the lanai as we channel our inner Golden Girls to squeeze one more episode of Season 1 out of our existing material. Host Angel Leon does his best Dorothy Sbornak and keeps everything organized and on track while Producer Brian digs deep for his best Sophia Petrillo, "Picture it...Indianapolis, 2021..." Season 2 will premiere in July. Until then, so long everybody!
May 19, 2021
S1E21: How To Modernize Collaboration Work Management Tools At An Enterprise Level Regardless Of Industry
Organizations face increasing pressure to fast-track the introduction of new products and services to maintain their market positions. This could mean that It is time for executives to look at enterprise-level solutions to get results with digital transformation. Today, host Angel Leon is joined by Moser expert Marcus Reed and Atlassian's Ken Urban to discuss this pressure and the solutions Atlassian can provide.
May 12, 2021
S1E20: Red Hat Experts Answer Your Ansible Questions
Listen in on one of our Tech Talk Thursday panels as Ansible Experts answer questions submitted from our Tech Talk Thursday audience.
May 5, 2021
S1E19: Discussing Destinations: Where Do Tech People Go to Take Some Time Offline?
In this week's episode we explore the favorite vacation spots of some of Moser's consultants. We sent out an employee survey to learn our colleagues' favorite spots when it comes to taking time off and unwinding. Producer Brian joins Angel to discuss the survey and they are joined by 3 of Moser's consultants who drop in to discuss their favorite places.
Apr 28, 2021
S1E18: The Evolution of Data Architecture for Analytics Workloads: A Discussion with Databricks
Moser's VP of Data & Analytics, Shaun McAdams, talks about the evolution of Data Architecture for Analytic Workloads with Tim Lortz, a Senior Solutions Architect from Databricks, a data and AI company that helps data teams solve the world’s toughest problems.
Apr 21, 2021
S1E17: Data & Analytics: People, People, People-Who To Recruit, How To Find Them, And How To Keep Them
This week, Shaun McAdams and Warren Sifre continue their discussion of the pillars of Data & Analytics. This time their focus is on the people who fill the teams that address each of those pillars. Who to recruit, what to look for, and how important keeping those people is once you find them are all covered in this week's episode of ASCII Anything.
Apr 14, 2021
S1E16: Interest and Aptitude, Lists, and The Ability To Interrupt- A Women's Guide To Tech Success with Debbie Schilling
One advantage of having so many tech experts at Moser Consulting is that a lot of us have cool friends in our network. Debbie Schilling is one of those friends. Debbie retired a couple of years ago after spending her career in development. She's a former VP of Development at Orchard Software, a world-traveler, and a gardener. She joins us today to talk through the evolution of opportunities for women in the tech field over the years and we even delve into making a smooth transition into retirement.
Mar 31, 2021
S1E14: Flannel Shirts Have Gone Out Of Style And Come Back In Again - 25 Years of Moser Consulting
President and CEO of Moser Consulting, Ty Moser, joins us today to talk about our company's 25th anniversary and how Moser has evolved throughout the years as one of Indiana's powerhouses in IT consulting. We cover his origins in tech, what led him to start his own consulting company, and some of the lessons he's learned over the past 25 years.
Mar 24, 2021
S1E13: Automatic, Systematic, Hyyyyydromatic... Discussing IT Automation with Estelle Lissouck
In this week’s episode of ASCII Anything, we talk to Moser Consulting’s resident expert, Estelle Lissouck, about IT Automation. * Reasons to Choose IT Automation * Improve What Already Works Through Automation * Making Clients Happy, Keeping Clients Happy * IT Automation Helps Teams of Any Size * Driving Costs Down Through IT Automation
Mar 17, 2021
S1E12: Mind The Gap - Plugging The Most Common Holes In Data & Analytics Strategies
This week we are joined by two of Moser's top Data and Analytics experts who are going to talk about the mindset a company should have regarding data and analytics strategy. Shaun McAdams is Moser's Vice President of Data & Analytics and Warren Sifre is the Director of Strategy within Moser's Data & Analytics group.
Mar 10, 2021
S1E11: QS & QA & QC Oh My: Finding Our Way To The Emerald City of Quality With Alphia Stephens
This week's discussion is with Moser's Director of Quality, Alphia Stephens. It may sound simple, but quality is a complex and ever-evolving challenge. In today's episode, we take a deep dive into Quality and some of its components. And we're very fortunate to have Alphia join us.
Mar 3, 2021
S1E10: Dr. Carlotta Berry of the Rose-Hulman Institute Discusses Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
This week we talk with Dr. Carlotta Berry about increasing diversity in STEM. Dr. Berry co-founded Rose-Hulman’s Building Undergraduate Diversity (RoseBUD) program, which encourages students from underrepresented groups to seek STEM careers; helped student scholars organize an annual SPARK! campus event that brings together high school and college students to work on hands-on projects (this year’s virtual event is scheduled for March 20); and has been co-director of the institute’s multidisciplinary robotics academic program. At Rose-Hulman, Berry has taught courses from mobile robotics to human/robot interaction to electrical engineering design. She has encouraged students to learn by tinkering, hacking, and making mistakes. She has even shipped low-cost kits to students’ homes to facilitate online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 24, 2021
S1E9: Green IT - Malinda Lowder Discusses Dramatically Reducing Energy Usage To Save Money And The Planet
It's not easy being Green. Especially in Technology. A technology company has all of the normal environmental concerns as any other office such as using paper, resources like lighting and heating an office space. But tech has more responsibilities. Computers use a lot of power. Data centers full of Servers use a lot of power. They produce a lot of heat that has to be cooled all year round. And computer hardware uses a lot of resources in their production. Parts of computer equipment are made from toxic materials such as lead, mercury, and PCBs. Those need to be responsibly sourced and disposed of properly. Green IT is a complicated ball of string to unravel.
Feb 17, 2021
S1E8: Building A Data & Analytics Strategy - Progress Through Process with Shaun McAdams and Warren Sifre
Shaun and Warren return to continue their discussion and dive deeper into Defining a Data & Analytics Strategy for your organization. Today, the focus is on how that process works.
Feb 10, 2021
S1E7: Radical Transparency: How Winning The Information Lottery Shifts Focus To The Value We Create
This week's guest is Marcus Reed, Moser's Operations Design leader. He's going to help us better understand Radical Transparency and how it helps improve performance from a company and individual perspective by increasing autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Feb 3, 2021
S1E6: Disaster Recovery and Backups - Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean They Aren't After You
Managed Services, Part Deux: Jim Timberman and Chadd Wheat had so much fun during their first podcast appearance they came back for more! This episode deals with disaster recovery and backups for your business. Yes, you should probably have a business continuity plan, but what should that plan entail? How often should you backup your data and how do you determine what is critical and what you can get by without?
Jan 27, 2021
S1E5: Defining a Data & Analytics Strategy - Lessons Learned and the Evolution of our Approach
Two of Moser's top Data & Analytics experts talk about defining your organization's Data & Analytics strategy and the origins of our approach.
Jan 20, 2021
S1E4: Red Hat Expert Insights: What is Quarkus, Anyway? And What Do I Need to know about Serverless Computing?
Red Hat expert Jim Garrett joins us to work through the ins and outs of Red Hat's Quarkus, a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework that's made for Java virtual machines (JVMs) and native compilation, optimizing Java specifically for containers and enabling it to become an effective platform for serverless, cloud, and Kubernetes environments.By the end of the episode, you'll know what that means and you'll have learned about the advantages that serverless computing brings to your business operations and your bottom line.
Jan 13, 2021
S1E3: Spam, Scams, and Sabotage: Tales of Adventure from the IT Helpdesk
Host Angel Leon talks about the IT Helpdesk with Moser Consulting experts Jim Timberman and Chadd Wheat. Their discussion covers IT stereotypes, maintaining constant vigilance against hackers, and good ways to avoid security breaches, such as trusting absolutely nothing you see, hear, or read...
Dec 23, 2020
S1E1: Gifts That The Technology Fans In Your Life Will Like
Host Angel Leon takes you through some of the tech gift suggestions we gathered by surveying the tech experts who work at Moser Consulting. From high-tech drones to kitchen gadgets and even the best thing since sliced bread, because it was inspired by sliced bread, we'll take you through our favorite seven options that represent a wide range of price points. You might just find the perfect thing to give the technology fan in your life!
Dec 8, 2020
ASCII Anything Trailer
Promotional spot for ASCII Anything, a podcast from Moser Consulting.