The Mobilecast

The Mobilecast
The Mobilecast is a podcast about mobile, mobile technology and the enterprise. While it will touch on consumer issues with mobile and also IoT, it’s main focus is on all things relating to mobility in the enterprise. Brian Katz is your host and talks ?

#309 – S3 Ep09 Alvaro Pombo from Prontoforms.mp3
Mar 23, 2016 • 22 min
Brian talks with Alvaro Pombo, CEO and Founder of ProntoForms, a 14 year old start-up as Alvaro likes to refer to it. They started out with web forms but they didn’t really work for mobile devices for the first 7 years. They moved into native forms and…
#308 – S3 Ep08 Randall Makin and RedEye Apps
Mar 15, 2016 • 31 min
Brian talks with Randall Makin, Co-Founder and CTO of RedEye Apps. Randall and his team set out to solve the issue of engineering data and how, as projects got bigger, it took longer to get data in the hands of people who need it. On average, every…
#307 – S3 Ep07 Rob Tiffany, Mobile, IoT and Microsoft
Mar 8, 2016 • 42 min
Brian talks with Rob Tiffany, technology lead for IoT at Microsoft. They start by reminiscing about the original mobile devices they both used and then Rob talks about being a submariner during the gulf war and learning to program, from how he went from…
#306 – S3 Ep 06 MWC 2016 Day 4 Recap with Nirave Gondhia
Feb 25, 2016 • 32 min
Brian talks with Nirave Gondhia from Android Authority about day 4 and really the entire Mobile World Congress experience from a consumer and tech geek point of view. Nirave starts by talking about LG’s and Samsung’s flagship devices they announced at…
#305 – S3 Ep 05 MWC 2016 Day 3 Recap with Eric Klein
Feb 24, 2016 • 14 min
Brian talks with Eric Klein of VDC research. Eric talks about technology that stood out for him during the day and entire show. Split Billing was one stand out as he saw it actually working. They then talked about how hall 8 .1 had a large amount of…
#304 – S3 Ep 04 MWC 2016 Day 2 Recap with Nick McQuire.mp3
Feb 24, 2016 • 17 min
Brian talks with Nick McQuire about his thoughts on day 2 of Mobile World Congress with a specific focus on MWC and the Enterprise. Of course, the recap isn’t complete without wishing Nick Happy Birthday. They start by talking about the lack of…
#303 – S3 Ep3 MWC 2016 Day 1 recap with Sascha Segan
Feb 23, 2016 • 13 min
Brian talks with Sascha Segan from PCmag about his thoughts on Day 1 of Mobile World Congress. They start with Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance at the Samsung event and talking VR. They move to LG’s G5 and it’s capability of accepting accessories. Sascha…
#302 - S3 Ep2 - MWC 2016 Day 0 with Carolina Milanesi
Feb 22, 2016 • 15 min
Brian talks with Carolina Milanesi from Kantar Worldwide Panels about her experiences on Day 0 of Mobile World Congress. They talk about Samsung’s announcements of new phones and VR with a surprise guest. They also talk about Huawei’s new 2 in 1…
#301 - S3 Ep1 - A roundtable with Brett Belding Swarna Podila and Philippe Winthrop
Feb 22, 2016 • 46 min
Brian Katz hosts a roundtable with Brett Belding, Swarna Podila, and Philippe Winthrop. They start by talking about what they expect to see at Mobile World Congress. Some things they mention are identity, IoT, wearables. new devices, and 5G. They then…
#223 - Menterprise Canada
Feb 18, 2016 • 37 min
Brian Katz hosts a panel with Bob Egan, Jack Gold, Eric Klein, Sanjay Khanna and Ken Daniels at Menterprise Canada. They start by defining what “enterprise mobility” is. Granted, they come up with 5 different definitions and lots of disagreements but…
#222 - Kinvey - A love story with Sravish Sridhar
Dec 15, 2015 • 45 min
Brian Katz talks with Sravish Sridhar, CEO and founder of Kinvey. They start with the history of how Kinvey was founded from Sravish being kicked off a couch to creating an app for moms and their goal to be the McDonalds of their space. They talk about…
#221 - Dan Bricklin and Alpha Software
Dec 1, 2015 • 34 min
Brian Katz talks with Dan Bricklin, the CTO of Alpha Software. Dan is the father of the spreadsheet, as he created Visicalc. They talk about what Alpha Software is and some of the things they enable people to do. They are about allowing people who don’t…
#220 - Menterprise with Maribel Lopez and Jack Gold and Adam Stein
Nov 17, 2015 • 22 min
Brian Katz talks with Maribel Lopez, Jack Gold, and Adam Stein at Menterprise Boston. Jack starts off talking about trends in mobile and the fact that BYOD is actually decreasing in the enterprise. He also talks about rapid app deployment, the faster…
#219 - 3 Brians in an Uber
Nov 12, 2015 • 37 min
Brian Katz talks with Brian Reed, Chief Mobility Officer of Good Technology and Brian Laughlin Technical Fellow and IT Architect of Boeing Company. Brian Laughlin talks about a capstone project that is happening in Boeing where they are using mobile to…
#218 - Nick McQuire from CCS Insight
Nov 9, 2015 • 48 min
Brian talks with Nick McQuire, lead CCS Insight’s enterprise research. CCS Insight started at looking at the consumer side for years and Nick’s job is bringing that consumer work to the enterprise. They talk about Nick and CCS’ research into business…
#217 - Dave Stafford talks Dropbox for the Enterprise
Nov 2, 2015 • 43 min
Brian talks with Dave Stafford, head of enterprise solutions at Dropbox. They discuss what it means for Dropbox to be part of the enterprise market and how they got there. Dave walks Brian through the steps of converting a personal user to a business…
#216 - Chris Perret and Jeff Enderwick bring Nacho Cove out of stealth
Oct 14, 2015 • 33 min
Brian talks with Chris Perret (@mobileperret) and Jeff Enderwick (@jeff7091) from NachoCove, a productivity startup emerging from stealth. Chris and Jeff talk about how they started at Nukona and that their vision has followed to NachoCove, to help…
#215 - Sanjay Poonen and John Marshall talk AirWatch by VMware
Oct 9, 2015 • 22 min
Brian catches up with Sanjay Poonen and John Marshall at the AirWatch Connect show in Atlanta. They talk about the changes and growth in AirWatch since being acquired by VMware. They talk about how MDM has become endpoint management and where it is…
#214 - Caleb Sima and Adam Ely from Bluebox Security
Oct 1, 2015 • 57 min
Brian talks with Caleb Sima (@csima) and Adam Ely (@adamely) from Bluebox Security. Bluebox has recently pivoted, or as they like to say, stayed true to their mission, applying security to the things that matter; the endpoint, which is now the app. They…
#213 - Jody Tyrus from Gallo Talks going Mobile
Sep 21, 2015 • 45 min
Brian Katz talks with Jody Tyrus, technical architect of data security at EJ Gallo Winery. Jody was part of the team that helped bring mobile to life at Gallo. She talks about their approach; “If I can go home and do something on my PC I should be able…
#212 - Amy Lewis tells how she uses mobile for influence marketing
Sep 18, 2015 • 43 min
Brian Katz talks with Amy Lewis, Director of Influence Marketing at Solidfire. They start by defining influence marketing and talking about how they both use twitter as a tool. Amy describes how she got started in publishing and was using bulletin…
#211 - The one-minute enterprise with Mayank Mehta and Capriza
Sep 8, 2015 • 42 min
Brian Katz talks with Mayank Mehta, VP of product at Capriza. They start with the history of Capriza, and how it was originally a Consumer app company and then moved to the enterprise. They talk on how Capriza has moved to the one-minute…
#210 - Digital Performance Testing with Tom Lounibos of Soasta
Sep 3, 2015 • 47 min
Brian Katz is joined by special guest host Ben Goodman (@benontech) as they talk with Tom Lounibos (@Lounibos), CEO and Co-founder of Soasta. They talk about the genesis of Soasta, and how it’s company full of quants, that started working with…
#209 - Mobile Experience Virtualization with Reddo and Itzik Spitzen
Aug 24, 2015 • 36 min
Brian Katz talks with Reddo CTO and founder Itzik Spitzen in the last episode recorded at BriForum. They talk about the genesis of Reddo from Gizmox 18 months ago. They talk about app refactoring and how Reddo likes the term “mobile experience…
#208 - App Refactoring with Hopto
Aug 17, 2015 • 35 min
Brian Katz talks with HopTo CEO Eldad Eilam (@eldade). They talk about the genesis of Hopto from Graphon, and the fact that it is a public company. They then dive into the technology and why HopTo really isn’t an app refactoring company. Their goal is…
#207 - VMI Smackdown with Hypori, Nubo, and Remotium
Aug 10, 2015 • 74 min
Brian is joined by special guest host Jack Madden (@jackmadden) and they interview a roundtable of VMI (Virtual Mobile Infratructure) guests. They talk with Justin Marston, the CEO of Hypori (@hypori), Israel Lifshitz, Ceo of Nubo Software…
#206 - VMI part 3 - securing your enterprise with Remotium - Stephanie Fohn.mp3
Aug 6, 2015 • 39 min
Brian Katz talks with Stephanie Fohn, the CEO of Remotium in part 3 of the Mobilecast’s series on VMI (Virtual Mobile Infrastructure). They start the conversation talking about Remotium being acquired by Avast. They then move into the features of…
#205 - VMI part 2 with Nubo Software
Aug 3, 2015 • 36 min
Brian Katz talks with Israel Lifshitz, the Ceo and Chen Landau, the director of global sales of Nubo ( in part 2 of the Mobilecast’s series on VMI (Virtual Mobile Infrastructure). Israel defines how Nubo approaches VMI and…
#204 - Justin Marston from Hypori talks about VMI
Jul 30, 2015 • 51 min
Brian Katz talks with Justin Marston, CEO of Hypori, a VMI company. They start their discussion by defining VMI or Virtual Mobile Infrastructure. They talk about how Hypori sees itself as a handset company. They talk about the difficulties in…
#203 - All about Microsoft, mobile, EMS and licensing with Wes Miller
Jul 27, 2015 • 44 min
Brian Katz talks with Wes Miller from Directions on Microsoft. They discuss the history of Windows Phone and how it may be moving forward. They talk about the new Microsoft and their focus on Services. They hit EMS - Enterprise Mobility Suite and…
#202 - StarMobile and Appifying your Enterprise
Jul 20, 2015 • 60 min
Brian Katz talks with Todd Fryburger @toddfryburger, the CEO of StarMobile ( about turning out enterprise apps for your mobile devices. They talk about StarMobile’s solution to taking existing enterprise sources and legacy apps…
#201 - All about Privacy with Steve Wilson
Jul 13, 2015 • 37 min
Brian Katz talks with Steve Wilson about privacy in the digital world. They discuss identity and what it mean to be able to choose what information is available about you in the modern world of the internet.
#122 - Acompli redefines BYOA & Email
Feb 27, 2014 • 58 min
Brian Katz talks with Javier Soltero (@jsoltero) about his company Acompli, who have just come out of stealth with their new email app that is currently in Beta. Acompli is looking to capitalize on the BYOA model through building a great User Experience…
#121 - Bluebox Security & Redefining BYOD
Feb 19, 2014 • 42 min
Brian Katz talks with Caleb Sima (@csima) and Adam Ely (@adamely), Co-Founders of start-up Bluebox Security (@blueboxsec), about mobile security for the enterprise and the unique MIM technology and market approach they are offering.
#120 - VMware acquires AirWatch
Jan 31, 2014 • 36 min
Brian Katz talks with Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen) and John Marshall (AirWatch CEO) about VMware’s acquisition of AirWatch which was announced last week.
#119 - Beer, Twinkies and Box
Jan 28, 2014 • 32 min
Brian Katz talks with Ben Haines (@bhaines0), former CIO of Pabst and current CIO of about all SaaS IT, real-life BYOD success, managing MDM and Mobile Devices and how Ben saved the Twinkie from extinction.
#118 - BYOD for Everybody
Oct 13, 2013 • 44 min
Brian Katz chats with Brett Belding (@bbelding), Senior Manager - Cisco IT, all about how Cisco does BYOD and about the journey to get there. They start with what the landscape of Cisco looked like in 2002 and quickly bring it up to present day. They…
#117 - Blackberry, What’s Next?
Sep 15, 2013 • 44 min
Brian Katz chats with Nick McQuire, CEO of GEMA, about a variety of topics. They spend two thrids of the podcasts talking about Blackberry and what may happen to them and then move onto how GEMA works in enabling multnationals to move into mobile. They…
#116 - Enterprise Mobility Mgm’t Space
Sep 12, 2013 • 32 min
Brian chats with John Marshall, CEO of AirWatch while at the AirWatch Connect Users Conference. They talk about MDM and how it’s turning into Enterprise Mobility Management. They touch on some of the general things that enterprises are asking for and…
#115 - The Apple Announcements
Sep 10, 2013 • 38 min
Brian chats with Chris Hazelton (@Chris451mobile) of 451 Research and Ray Wang (@rwang0) of Constellation Research a few minutes after the Apple Announcement is over. They discuss the announcements and how they think they will effect both the consumer…
#114 - The Microsoft + Nokia Deal
Sep 3, 2013 • 69 min
Brian chats with Ben Bajarin (@benbajarin), Bob Egan (@bobegan) and Matt Rosoff (@mattrosoff) as a panel and they discuss the Microsoft buyout of Nokia Devices and Services announced early this morning. They have a wide-ranging and fun discussion that…
#113 - Mobile Security
Aug 30, 2013 • 44 min
Brian Katz chats with Rich Mogull, CEO of Securosis, about topics on mobile security. They start with how Rich’s background in physical security led to his natural progression into IT Security and then move onto mobile topics. They discuss how modern…
(.net) #112 - Data Ingestion
Aug 15, 2013 • 35 min
Brian spends time talking with Dave Stafford about the Data Ingestion problem that comes with mobile. While people are still fighting about BYOD and who should own/pay for devices, there’s a problem of how you get data off of devices, especially if…
(.net) #111 - An Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Primer
Aug 5, 2013 • 37 min
Brian spends time talking with Jack Madden (@jackmadden) about his new Book, “Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything you need to know about MDM, MAM, and BYOD”. They walk through the main themes of the book and how it is a great primer for anyone…
(.net) #110 - VMware End User Computing
Jul 31, 2013 • 31 min
Brian speaks with Scott Davis (@shd_9, CTO of End User Computing at VMware. They talk about the Horizon mobile offering from VMware. From there they talk about how iOS 7 may effect some of these types of…
(.net) #109 - Apple WWDC Keynote Observations
Jun 11, 2013 • 41 min
Brian Katz talks with Ben Bajarin (@benbajarin) and John Kirk (@johnkirk) hours after all three attended Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. The three of them have an open discussion on what they saw in the keynote. They talk about…
(.net) #108 - CISO and the Art of Mobility
Jun 10, 2013 • 39 min
Brian Katz talks with Eric Cowperthwaite (@e_cowperthwaite), the CISO of Providence Health & Systems about how they approach mobility and some of the lessons he learnt as mobility was brought into the company.
(.net) #107 - Mobile Etiquette to Management
May 23, 2013 • 33 min
Brian spends time talking with Bzur Haun and Mani Zarrehparvar from Visage Mobile and even pronounces Mani’s name correctly. They spend time talking about mobile etiquette both personally and when doing work. This leads them to talking about codifying…
(.net) #106 - WiFi, Small Cells and Mobile
Apr 28, 2013 • 33 min
Brian talks with Art King (@artkingg) from Spidercloud about small cell wireless and how it helps enterprises meet their mobile needs. Small cell wireless is a way for enterprises to solve the issue of their buildings being faraday cages and allow their…
(.net) #105 - App Development & Lessons Learned at Festo
Apr 17, 2013 • 34 min
Brian and Steve Damadeo (@sdamadeo, IT Ops Manager @ Festo) have a lively conversation about doing mobile app development. They talk through the steps that Steve’s team have taken in the last few years to develop solutions at Festo and come up with a…
(.net) #104 - Data Categoritization and Security.mp3
Apr 15, 2013 • 44 min
Brian and Bill Pelletier (@awpiii, spend some time talking about data categorization, security and how it relates to mobile. This stems from a series of blog posts that Brian wrote in response to Alessandro Festa’s…
(.net) #103 - Identity and Access Management
Apr 9, 2013 • 37 min
Brian Katz talks with Paul Madsen (@paulmadsen, Office of CTO at Ping Identity) about the challenges of identity management, accesss management, and securing mobile applications, and the associated data. They explore SSO, SAML, JSON, OAuth and other…
(.net) #102 - Health, Fitness and Wearable Computing
Mar 29, 2013 • 45 min
Brian has a great discussion with Ben Bajarin (@benbajarin, Principle Analyst at Creative Strategies) talking about health and fitness and how it relates to wearable computing. They cover history, how they relate, and what will be needed to succeed in…
(.net) #101 - A Year of Going Mobile Only
Mar 13, 2013 • 32 min
Brian Katz kicks off the 1st Episode of The Mobilecast by talking to Benjamin Robbins of Palador (@PaladorBenjamin) about how he spent the last year working “mobile only” and how it’s transformed his thinking about his technology and usage models for…