Born in Bethnal Green

January 11, 2018

Paul Miller from Bethnal Green ventures talks 'tech for good' 

 

The temperature is cold and the skies are grey – if you ever needed something to blow the January blues away, we have it here and now for you. How about a bit of brand new tech to get you in the mood?

With all the gloom, it took a bit of coaxing to get Sue Nelson and Paul Armstrong out of their warms homes and into the presenters’ chairs at TechTalk HQ – but as soon as they heard who our guest was, they were ready and raring to go.

Paul Miller is a bit of a star on the London tech scene and is the CEO of Bethnal Green Ventures. They help talented teams launch and scale “tech for good ventures”, which are Tech companies with projects that will significantly improve millions of lives.

Over the course of this episode, Paul talks a little about some of the brilliant companies that he has helped – some that you’ll have definitely heard of and others that are ones to watch for the future.

 

 

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TechTalk 2017 - the best bits (part 2)

January 5, 2018
Part 2 of our 2017 highlights show featuring Algo Dynamix, Tech Talent Charter, Aftab Malhotra, Navroza Ladha and Erik Staaf.
 
 
Yes, we know it’s 2018 now and we really should just get going. However, this episode is not a case of us suffering a severe case of Janaury blues – we just felt that we had too many TechTalk highlights in 2017 to let last week’s special be enough.
 
So, we have another round-up of our favourite interviews for you.
 
We hear snippets of our time with Algo Dynamix, Tech Talent Charter, Aftab Malhotra, Navroza Ladha and Erik Staaf over the next hour and we hope you enjoy.
 
We’ll get back to normal next week with a packed line up fit to kick 2018 off in style.. Promise.
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TechTalk 2018 - the best bits (part1)

December 28, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TechTalk - we've had a great 2017 and we have some brilliant highlights for you to listen back to. 

It was been all change this year as we moved into a new studio overlooking London from Euston Tower and welcomed a new high-profile presenting team. 

Sue Nelson, Sarah Luxford, Paul Armstrong and Russ Shaw have put their heads together to put together an hour of some of our favourite interviews. One hour won't be enough, so we'll have some more next week. 

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Embark on your Christmas voyage

December 21, 2017

Struggling for motivation? Of course you are! It’s time to clock off for the festive period and we want you driving home for Christmas with Sue Nelson and Paul Armstrong, not Chris Rea.

For this last episode before Christmas we had Andre Kay coming to town, not on an open sleigh but rather the London-Midlands service into Euston station.

Andre is the CEO of Voyager Blue and he is decking your wallets with cards of protection. Credit card crime is becoming easier with modern technology, but Andre’s team are creating card blockers and other tools to ensure that you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

Also on the show, it’ll be jingle bells to your ears if you’re looking for a job in the technology sector because Sue has also recently caught up the team at Global Resourcing.

Happy Christmas to all of our followers – next week we’ll be hearing our highlights from 2017 in a special show.

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Lockdown your law practises

December 15, 2017

We're delighted to chat all things law with Pam Loch from Loch Law

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Enable your digital skills to grow

December 8, 2017

Navroza Ladha from the Government department for Digital Skills is joined by TLA India founder Aftab Malhotra.

 

Temperatures are dropping, winds are rising and rain is falling. It’s that horrible time of year. Luckily, we had some warm tech debate to keep Sue Nelson and Sarah Luxford happy as we near Christmas.

First up, we were delighted to welcome somebody hugely influential in the tech industry. Joining us this week was Navroza Ladha, she is Deputy Director for Digital Skills and Inclusion in the Government and was able to give us some fantastic insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes.

Our other guest is also hugely influential in the tech world – Aftab Malhotra, among many other things, he has founded Growth Enabler – they use AI and Algorithms to create intelligence on Disruptive Technologies and Digital Innovations that empowers you to make informed decisions – and also the TLA India group.

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Squaring off the legal edges

December 1, 2017

 

This week we are joined by Sarah Harvey from Square & Pat Saini from Pennington Manches 

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Innovate UK special

November 24, 2017

Get to the grips with the best of UK tech innovation

 

We love it when we go on the road at TechTalk. It’s handy to have a studio close to Euston Station, because we were able to head up to the fantastic Innovate UK event.

We sent our roving reporter, Steve Griffiths, up to Birmingham’s NEC Arena where he was greeted by an abundance of fantastic UK companies who are revolutionising the tech scene.

In this special show we hear from Zelter Shelter, Emteq, Dynamon, Zinergy, EcoGo, Touch & Discover Systems and SOMI Trailers.

Everything from batteries to emergency shelters are covered in this special show.

 

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Teaming children with machines

November 17, 2017

Phil Westcott from Filament is joined by Heather Picov of Apps for Good

 

The moment that we have been waiting for happened on Monday morning at 9am. It was the time of our big TechTalk22 reveal on TechRadar, one of the biggest tech websites in the country.

Our presenter, Sue Nelson, assembled a number of big names in the tech world – including guest presenter Sarah Luxford, Gadgette Founder Holly Brockwell and Rich Walker of Shadow Robot – to compile their top 22 of UK companies at the forefront of tech innovation. 

Catch the full list here on TechRadar and our website here.

While the excitement of TechTalk22 remained, Sue and Paul Armstrong had some more fantastic companies to chat to.

Phil Westcott is a bit of an expert when it comes to AI and machine learning. He has set up the Filament platform, which is allowing businesses to focus on the creative stuff and become far more efficient with their data and resources.

We then welcomed Heather Picov to the mic. She is on a bit of a mission to get youngsters invested in the tech industry. She has setup Apps For Good – their free courses helps 10-18 year-olds to build mobile apps and IoT products.

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Fill your new home with flowers

November 10, 2017

Join us for an hour where we hear from Mick Silver of MoovShack and Phill Burton of Bloom & Wild 

 

 

We’ve been getting very excited about TechTalk22 – you may have heard about this already, but on Monday 13th November we are releasing our list of the top 22 most exciting tech firms in the UK. This is being published on TechRadar.com – however, in the meantime, we had to remain professional and produce another fantastic podcast. 

It wasn’t too difficult though, we had some fantastic guests. This was a good show for Paul Armstrong to return to, alongside Sue Nelson. 

To kick us off, we were talking moving homes. The least attractive of thoughts – until now. Rather than countless back and forths with solicitors and estate agents, we met Mick Silver from MoovShack. They have created an app which allows the nitty gritty of sorting agents to be done on your phone. Feet up and collect the keys.

Sticking with the theme, what might you buy a new homeowner? ‘How about some lovely flowers – nice. Ah, but I don’t know when they’ll be in – damn it. Oh wait, let’s send them through the letterbox – perfect’. We’d imagine this was exactly the thought process behind Bloom & Wild – yep, you can send flowers (and even Christmas trees) through a letterbox. This techy company is brilliant.

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