Podcast Technology Labs kicking off the new season


This year a new series of podcasts are planned. I am working with my SogetiLabs fellows Daniel Laskewitz and Rik Marselis to produce podcasts for our channel Technology labs. Each podcast focusses on a tech topic and we have expert guests that help us explore new technologies. We always start a podcast with a discussion of a couple of tech items that often leads to some interesting new insights. You can read below what we are talking about in this podcast or start of the podcast and subscribe to our channel here:

Spotify link (https://open.spotify.com/show/1G02YyxN5Dfs8wLI8nBisH?si=3HfNduQxTu-Nk-saiIaJAA)

Apple podcast link (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/technology-labs/id1483649346)

Anchor link (https://anchor.fm/technology-labs/episodes/Kick-off-2021-ep6mbb)

The first episode of the new 2021 series is online where Rik, Daniel and me kick off the new year in tech. Hear all about our perception of Float planes taking off from concrete runways (and how did it get there in the first place; https://youtu.be/7osw2jcsi6Q). 

Next on our agenda is the ‘deplatforming’ of Trump. All the tech involved how to do that is interesting, but what we are even more curious about is the ethics behind this. You cannot block free speech, right? The Verge has a nice article on this as well (https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22217894/deplatform-trump-twitter-ban-facebook-youtube-congress-capitol-riots)

A brief stop at older technology is made with Netflix discontinued from older Nintendo devices (https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22217049/nintendo-netflix-wii-u-3ds-switch). Going to newer tech with the hype game AmongUs (who is playing this as well?). VR implementation for this game that is there for a year or two delivers a very good immersive experience. We extend new tech in old games to GTA in VR and the update of new radio channels in this already quite old game.

Let us know your feedback on our podcast or suggest new guests in ratings in your favorite podcast app or in the comment section below.

Have fun listening!

Tom Van de Ven


Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.

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