WinBeta’s Kip Kniskern has lunch with Microsoft’s Brad Anderson

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Email Twitter: @vulovestech Sep 24th, 2015 inNews

The “Lunch Break” video series, starring Microsoft’s Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) Brad Anderson, has always been about lunchtime discussions with thought-leaders and influencers of the tech world. The series was featured on WinBeta not too long ago, and this week, the guest is none other than WinBeta’s Editor Kip Kniskern.

A light joke on “WinAlpha” being our biggest competitor (hint: they don’t exist) complemented some info on Kip’s career at WinBeta, started since 2004. Having been a Microsoft MVP since the first iPhone was introduced, Kip has a long history of watching the technology industry, and Microsoft’s story in particular, unfold over the years.

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Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s1 e5 / Kip Kniskern, WinBeta

The "Lunch Break" video series, starring Microsoft's Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) Brad Anderson, has always been about lunchtime discussions with thought-leaders and influencers of the tech world. The series was featured on WinBeta not too long ago, and this week, the

It’s this experience he reflected on to comment about Microsoft’s transition from a laser focus on absolute closed-up, locked-down business data to a more balanced position of corporate security and customer empowerment (which he remarks is partly due to the popularity of smartphones in general), a sentiment shared by Brad. When faced with the question of what he would do for a living if there’s no news writing, Kip revealed his love for camping and cooking (hopefully a tasting session is in order).

We asked Kip what the experience was like, aside from getting a tour around Redmond in a brand new Tesla:

When Microsoft first contacted me this summer about being interviewed by Brad, they said “think (Jerry Seinfeld’s) Comedians in Cars getting Coffee”. I thought they meant lighthearted and casual, and was surprised to find the Tesla lined up complete with Go Pros and a follow car. It was a lot of fun, and a good discussion, too.

The video closed out with some sneak peeks on next week’s episode, which seems to be about being a Microsoft enthusiast (something we can all relate to). For more episodes, interesting talks and info, follow the series on YouTube’s Microsoft Cloud Platform channel.

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