IT in the D
About the Podcast
So what do a couple of IT guys from Detroit talk about when they go to the bar? Welcome to the IT in the D show, brought to you by long-time Detroit IT veterans Bob Waltenspiel (The Sales Guy), and Dave Phillips (The Geek). The duo has been putting on free networking events for the metro Detroit information technology community for over 10 years, helped more than 1,200 people find new jobs, and been featured in local and national news stories and publications for their efforts. After taking on speaking engagements starting in 2011 that helped refine their message, in 2013 they took their ramblings to a broadcast format that has proven to be far more popular than anyone expected. The IT in the D show is more conversational and less instructional – it is far more geared toward entertainment and local goings-on in the metro Detroit area than a deep-dive about specific technical issues. It’s a bar chat, not technical seminar. You’ll hear more movie quotes than MySQL queries and more Depeche Mode than development methodologies. Not that the guys don’t roll up their sleeves and deep dive from time to time, but with guests ranging from local CIOs and CEOs to roller derby girls and pop culture icons from the 80s, don’t let the “IT” in “IT in the D” scare you. Each weekly two-hour show typically includes current events and stories, guests ranging from local entrepreneurs to local IT rock stars to people with great local stories to tell, rants, raves and everything you’d expect from a couple of guys who have known each other and been drinking together for nearly two decades.
About the Host
Bob Waltenspiel and Dave Phillips
Bob Waltenspiel's career has spanned close to 20 years in which he has worked for tech giants NTT, NEC, HP, Dell, and Cisco Systems. He has managed a territory, built and managed a channel and sold directly to end-users. He has sold to every vertical from Enterprise to mid-market to SLED. He is a consistent quota-over achiever and has won numerous achievement awards. Bob is the co-founder of 'IT in the D', a networking organization which boasts over 7,000 members in the IT industry, produces a weekly podcast which is listened to by over 300,000 people weekly, and author of the award-winning blog series titled 'Don't be that guy'. Bob is married with three beautiful daughters and resides in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dave Phillips co-hosts the IT in the D podcast.