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More than a Refresh

A podcast about data and the people who wrangle it.

On its second year, More than a Refresh is proving to be an insightful and uniquely human interface into the world of data.

VMware Greenplum


In 2022 we added VMware Greenplum as a sponsor and continue an eclectic range of speakers from Leadership Experts, Privacy Experts, Medical Experts and of course best in class content from experts in the world of databases.

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Episodes

Tue, August 02 2022
01:21:10
AgData: Tom Michaels, Co-Founder @ Open Source Seed Initiative

Welcome to the second episode in our AgData series of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down for a second time with Tom Michaels, Co-Founder @ Open Source Seed Initiative and Horticultural Science Professor at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Listen in as they discuss industrial hemp in all its glories: legislation and economics, how hemp could save the US water system, and why it's always important to have a fire extinguisher on your combine.

Wed, May 25 2022
01:15:53
Episode 17: Tom Michaels, Co-Founder @ Open Source Seed Initiative

Welcome to episode 17 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Tom Michaels, Co-Founder @ Open Source Seed Initiative and Horticultural Science Professor at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Listen in as they discuss copyleft, the hallmarks of healthy open-source communities, the value of diversity, and DNA as source code. 


Wed, April 20 2022
01:09:25
Episode 16: Jeff Mains, CEO @ Intelligent Contacts & CEO @ Champion Leadership Group

Welcome to episode 16 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Jeff Mains, five-time founder and current CEO @ Intelligent Contacts and CEO @ Champion Leadership Group. Listen in as they discuss solving real problems for real people, idea validation, succession planning, and why ideas without passion will lead to failure.

Tue, April 05 2022
01:12:24
Bonus Episode: Andrés Arrieta, Director Consumer Privacy Engineering @ Electronic Frontier Foundation

Welcome to a bonus episode of More than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Andrés Arrieta, Director Consumer Privacy Engineering @ EFF. Listen in as they pick up where they left off in their last conversation, chatting about the price of convenience, the complexities of  children being online, and the inherent dangers of passing legislation without understanding the technology behind the laws.

Fri, March 18 2022
01:24:46
Episode 15: Jacque Istok, Vice President, Data at VMware

Welcome to episode 15 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Jacque Istok, Vice President, Data at VMware. Listen in as they discuss closed source giants, why Postgres is the Linux of databases, and the politics of the rental housing market.

Fri, March 04 2022
01:04:58
Episode 14: Ned Lilly, President & CEO of xTuple

Welcome to episode 14 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Ned Lilly, President & CEO of xTuple. Listen in as they discuss ERPs, innovation vs. acquisition as growth strategy, and why there's more to xTuple's name than you may realize.

Wed, February 16 2022
01:23:50
Episode 13: Andrés Arrieta, Director of Consumer Privacy Engineering at Electronic Frontier Foundation

Welcome to episode 13 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Andrés Arrieta, Director of Consumer Privacy Engineering at Electronic Frontier Foundation. Listen in as they discuss the role of anti-trust policy in mitigating threats, finding a healthy balance with technology in contemporary society, and why Facebook isn't actually free.