November 2014

Shit Detector

CHAOS Tuesday #69: is titled “Shit Detector”.  The first segment of this show we discuss with Lon Allan the benefits of a “Shit Detector” and how to use it in business and projects.  Lon will discuss some of the interesting history behind the shit detector. Lon Allan is dedicated to educating corporate directors of public, private, venture-backed and non-profit entities.  In our second segment, Harry Scott will discuss with us how to improve your legacy applications security by adopting modern security techniques and technologies.  Harry Scott is the co-founder of Carr Scott Software. Carr Scott Software specializes in database, middleware, and modernization software. Marilyn Smith will give her opinion on end-of-life software.

In this show we explore:

  • The history of Shit Detectors
  • How to use a Shit Detector
  • What is modern security techniques and technologies
  • How to improve security of legacy applications
  • End-of-life software

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Lon Allan

After 35 years as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley for companies such as Atari, NetLogic Microsystems and Global Motorsport, Lon Allan is now an educator of directors and C-Suite executives of public, private, venture-backled and non-profit entities at both the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program.


Harry Scott

Harry Scott is the co-founder of Carr Scott Software. Carr Scott Software specializes in database, middleware, and modernization software. Mr. Scott has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills and expertise that make him well suited to help organizations modernize their legacy applications.


Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith is the CIO for George Mason University. Ms. Smith was the former Head of Information Services and Technology at MIT. She also worked at The Hanover Insurance Group and Liberty Mutual Group, and is a graduate of Babson College.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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