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Credible Content From the Community is More Important than Ever

There is a hazardous amount of AI-generated and SEO-oriented content being generated, and the solution is real stories from real communities. In the first episode of Tech Field Podcast, recorded on-site at AI Field Day, Stephen Foskett chats with Frederic Van Haren, Gina Rosenthal and Colleen Coll about confronting inauthentic content. The internet is inundated with low-quality, AI-generated, and SEO-driven content, and the antidote is the cultivation of real, credible voices within the tech community. The discussion focuses on the importance of community-driven content and the credibility of individual voices in an era dominated by content optimized for algorithms rather than human engagement. The rise of generative AI in content creation and consumption is accelerating, and we must all find a balance between technological advancements and human insight. This is the essence of the Tech Field Day experience, which fosters meaningful dialogue among tech professionals and companies in the industry. For fifteen years Tech Field Day has highlighted the critical role of human connection and credible voices in navigating the digital information landscape, and this re-launched podcast is part of that continuing effort.

The entire internet is saturated with AI-generated content and SEO-driven articles, and tech media is no exception. Gestalt IT was founded to highlight the value of genuine community engagement and the power of independent voices. That’s why we started Tech Field Day in 2009, to give these independent technical experts a platform to learn, share, and explore enterprise IT. Today we are re-launching the Tech Field Day podcast to return to this foundational ethos but also rise to the challenge to provide credible, human-centered narratives in tech media.

The internet is the foundation for our industry, but this same technology threatens to undermine the fabric of genuine voices. The proliferation of content optimized for algorithms rather than humans has diluted the quality of information, leaving readers navigating a maze of inauthenticity and downright falsehood. That’s why community-driven content and the credibility of individual voices is so important. It’s a challenge that the Tech Field Day podcast is being re-launched to address head-on.

Tech Field Day is designed to be an environment where technology professionals and companies can engage in meaningful dialogue. This engagement is built on their authentic voices, and we have always tried to bring a diverse array of insights and experiences to the table. Like the event series, this podcast is designed to serve as a platform for these voices to cut through the noise of generative AI and SEO manipulation, offering perspectives rooted in real-world experiences and knowledge.

This first episode focuses on AI’s impact on society and the authenticity crisis in content creation. How can we build human connection when so much is automated? And yet we are not anti-AI: The challenge is how to leverage its capabilities while always ensuring that it complements rather than replaces our authentic voices. We are reminded of the importance of critical thinking and the value of community in navigating the flood of information. We need to find a balance between technological advancement and maintaining the integrity of human expression.

Inauthentic content can never match the feeling of a real discussion among passionate and knowledgeable experts. Tech Field Day is dedicated to fostering open discussion and we urge the tech community to rally around the principles of authenticity and credibility. SEO-optimized spam can never drown out real people as long as we keep questioning, discussing, and sharing. And we must embrace the changing social media landscape to help bring these conversations to the world through Tech Field Day events, this podcast, and our individual platforms.

Podcast Information:

Stephen Foskett is the Organizer of the Tech Field Day Event Series, now part of The Futurum Group. Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn or on X/Twitter.

Frederic Van Haren is the CTO and Founder at HighFens Inc., Consultancy & ServicesConnect with Frederic on LinkedIn or on X/Twitter and check out the HighFens website

Gina Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Digital Sunshine Solutions. You can connect with Gina on LinkedIn and listen to her podcast, The Tech Aunties PodcastLearn more on her website.

Colleen Coll specializes in Global Events Management and Digital Media Operations. You can connect with Colleen on Linkedin or on X/Twitter and learn more about her on her website.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Tech Field Day Podcast. If you enjoyed the discussion, please remember to subscribe on YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast application so you don’t miss an episode. Please do give us a rating and a review, it helps with discoverability. This podcast was brought to you by Tech Field Day, home of IT experts from across the enterprise, now part of The Futurum Group. For upcoming events and more episodes, head to the Tech Field Day website

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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