Hi, I’m your host Ken Yarmosh. I'm a writer, speaker, thinker, and tech practitioner.
I believe being an actual practitioner is really important to write and speak about tech.
My entire life has been immersed in digital technology, ranging from the rise of PCs, early Internet, dotcom, social media, and most recently, apps. I've worked in tech on both the services and product side. I've been part of early-stage startups with investment from Union Square Ventures and Founder's Fund as well as large professional service firms.
With knowledge into those two worlds, the last 10+ years I focused on growing Savvy Apps, a top creative app agency. I started it with no outside funding, using a small makeshift desk in a rental apartment and grew it to a mid seven-figure agency. I didn't intend for it to get to the scale it was but that lead me to become a Partner at Modus Create.
This site started all the way back in 2005, then at technosight.com, as a place to share my tinkering with blogs, podcast, wikis, RSS, and Web 2.0, which no one knew about back then. As the tech landscape has shifted, so has my writing and speaking. For example, I moved from Web 2.0 to apps in 2008 but today am focusing on innovation, which I cover in my podcast.
I've been blessed to see a number of career milestones through the years:
Launched mega hits of my own.
Agenda Calendar (Editor's Choice), Today Weather (Starbucks Pick of the Week), and Jellies (featured in the WSJ and TechCrunch). Agenda was one of the first apps driven entirely by gestures. It was also "Fireballed" by John Gruber.
Wrote an O'Reilly book.
After realizing an early morning blog post was a much bigger idea, I pitched O'Reilly Media on the concept for App Savvy, I then crafted a marketing strategy that catapulted it to #1 in Mobile on Amazon.com. It has since sold over 10,000 copies with use in college classrooms and discussions from around the world. 1
Speaker at Google, SXSW, industry events, and guest on Bloomberg TV.
Regularly quoted in national press.
Similarly, that body of work has allowed me to help reporters and analysts. I've provided quotes, been mentioned, or featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Axios, Mashable, and comparable outlets as noted on my speaking page.
Work featured in a Disney+ original show.
Along with my amazing team, we were floored to see our work in an original series with Jeff Goldblum.
If you watch that video, my last name is pronounced with an "i" as in "Yarmish"...you can hear the panic in his voice. ↩