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GTA TechTalk Show: women in tech

GTA TechTalk Show: women in tech

November 19, 2018

Sarah Luxford and Tamsin Anastasi-Pace join us for a discussion around women in tech

The wind is howling, the cold is biting, and shops are blaring Christmas music out of their speakers…in mid-November. There are many forces at play that will make you want to elope back to your duvet covers on this miserable Monday, but don’t.

We’ve got something that will get your brain juices flowing with debate and discussion; it’s the last (for now) of four GTA TechTalk Show podcasts in partnership with Russ Shaw and the Tech London Advocates.

Today we tackle the huge subject of Women In Tech, with two women at the heart of innovative tech innovation. Sarah Luxford, group lead on TLA Women and a prominent female recruiter for the industry, and Tamsin Anastasi-Pace of The Economist Group join us on the microphones.

Download and stream now via the website or you can find us later on the Podcast App, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify or any popular podcast streaming service.

GTA TechTalk Show: immigration

GTA TechTalk Show: immigration

November 16, 2018

Pat Saini of Penningtons Manches joins Russ Shaw and Sue Nelson to discuss to effect of immigration against the tech industry

We are nearly there, folks. Fridays are the last hurdle before the weekend and we’ve got you a podcast to take half hour off the waiting time. This is the third of our four GTA TechTalk Show podcasts, hosted by Russ Shaw of Tech London Advocates.

For this show we’ll be catching up with the brilliant Pat Saini, Head of Immigration at law firm Penningtons Manches. With uncertainty shrouding the UK among the murky world of Brexit, ensuring that we have tech skills in our country to keep innovating is vital.

Download and stream now via the website or you can find us later on the Podcast App, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify or any popular podcast streaming service.


GTA TechTalk Show: inspiring young people

GTA TechTalk Show: inspiring young people

November 14, 2018

This Wednesday will be wonderful, welcome to the second episode of the GTA TechTalk Show…hosted by Tech London Advocates founder, Russ Shaw, and Sue Nelson, who heads up the TLA Food Tech group.

On this episode, the focus is how to inspire young people to take up roles within the ever growing and exciting tech industry. Joining us to tackle the subject is Mark Martin, aka the Urban Teacher, and Julian Hall, CEO of Ultra Education. 

Download and stream now via the website or you can find us later on the Podcast App, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Spotify or any popular podcast streaming service.


GTA TechTalk Show: Digital Infrastructure

GTA TechTalk Show: Digital Infrastructure

November 12, 2018

Join us for the first of our GTA TechTalk Show specials with Anthony Impey of Optimity

What a way to start the working week…The TechTalk Show, in partnership with the Global Tech Advocates, is back. Welcome to the GTA TechTalk Show.

Joining the Global Tech Advocates founder Russ Shaw and our very own Sue Nelson, is the fantastic Anthony Impey of Optimity. The tech entrepreneur joins us in the studio to discuss all things Digital Infrastructure.

Download and stream now via the website or you can find us later on the Podcast App, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher or any popular podcast streaming service.

When nature knows best

When nature knows best

May 31, 2018

Erin Platts from SVB is joined by Animal Dynamics founder Alex Caccia

We read an article last week that said reading your phone in bed can badly damage your mental health… so we suggest something a little different – download this podcast and listen to another fantastic TechTalk Podcast like it’s an interesting lullaby. The only problem is that it’ll be too interesting and you won’t fall asleep… oh well. 

As this show gets aired on a Thursday, we thought we’d try a little throwback… with a difference. You may recall that we had Tom Butterworth from Silicon Valley Bank on our show last year, it was a great interview and SVB do some great work and we wanted an update.

Erin Platts, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank Commercial Banking, came to visit us to discuss some extensive research they’ve compiled about women in tech. Erin had some valuable insight for us; are things improving? You’d better listen to find out.

Our next guest is involved in some tech which is truly mind-blowing. Alex Caccia found himself on our TechTalk22 list recently because of the work his company, Animal Dynamics, are undertaking. They’ve ripped up the rulebook on design and are building better machines based on animal movements – makes sense really. Hear about their drone based on a dragonfly.

Proper prop tech

Proper prop tech

May 24, 2018

James Dearsley of TLA PropTech & The Digital Marketing Bureau is joined by Jon Scott of TLC 

This is the last TechTalk podcast that you’ll get to enjoy while you’re deleting all of those horrible spammy emails (hopefully)… with the GDPR deadline set for tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how our inboxes start looking.

To be fair, the inboxes of both Paul and Sue are usually a little bit colourful after recording these shows, but they promised to be on their best behaviour for this one.

Our first guests introduced us to a new term, but one that will no doubt become a household name (literally) within the next couple of years.

PropTech… not proper technology, not technology for props but property technology. James Dearsley heads the PropTech working group for the Tech London Advocates and talks us through how it’s likely to influence the landscape of buying and selling your home in the future.

Our next guest is using the technology industry as a motor for positive change, particularly when it comes to charity. Jon Scott founded TLC (Thinking Loud & Clear), the creative industry that is pouring its profits back into charitable causes.

Teaching an old dog new tricks

Teaching an old dog new tricks

May 17, 2018

This week we welcome Anthony Parker from Cuberoot64 and Sebastien Conran from Consequential Robotics.

Are you ready for a Royal Wedding? While bride-to-be Meghan Markle is no stranger to TV screens, Prince Harry may be a little less comfortable at having his wedding day broadcast to the world.

However, we hear that TechTalk is his favourite podcast and he’ll be listening on the morning of the big day to calm his nerves.

Well, Harry, we have just the show for you. One would imagine that his bank balance (and the taxpayers’) will be running dry – so he may want to consider plumping up his resources by delving into some cryptocurrency.

Anthony Parker from Cuberoot64 came on to the show to walk us through how it all works. So, if you’ve heard of blockchain and bitcoin and fancy the thrill of the market – this is the episode for you.

If digital currencies aren’t your bag, surely robotic dogs will be? You may recall our TechTalk22 feature last year – where we had a run through of the innovative companies to look out for in 2018 – Consequential Robotics particularly caught the eye. Sebastien Conran came on to the show to discuss the uses for the amazing Miro – yep, a fully mobile robotic dog.

Avoid a computer catastrophe

Avoid a computer catastrophe

May 9, 2018

Apparently, this week marks the 40th anniversary of the first-ever spam mail being sent…will GDPR mark the end of this? No more curious sexual remedies, no more $100 billion waiting for us in a Nigerian bank account – what will we do?

Clearly for some companies, GDPR could be a bit of a nightmare. However, refreshingly, we had IT expert, Perry Ashby, on the show who explained that, for most, the new rules won’t be as jarring as they sound.

Perry founded Urban Network and, as well as running through GDPR, he gave us the lowdown on what to do in an IT emergency and how his company could help.

Sorry to stick with the topic, but GDPR will cause slightly more aggro in the recruitment world…so we were grateful that Lucy Smith made the time to talk to us. Lucy founded Digital Grads – a firm focused on helping graduates turn their university-taught skills into employable traits.

Buzzing around the London tech scene

Buzzing around the London tech scene

May 3, 2018

As well as catching up on the TLA event with Russ Shaw, we chat with Joao Fernandes of BuzzStreets and Adi Gaskell.

We were at the TLA 5th birthday event a few weeks ago, hosted by Russ Shaw (who features as presenter in this episode), and we were wowed by the little delivery robots which are disrupting the food industry. Well, it’s happening sooner than expected as it was announced this week that 1,000 of them will be hitting UK streets soon. 

It wasn’t the only dazzling thing at the event that night and Russ was delighted with how it all went and how London is on its way to becoming the tech capital of the world.

To make that happen, we need our Tech Heroes and thankfully we had a few in the studio. Adi Gaskell is a pretty key one too. Adi has his finger on the pulse for all things technology and writes for all sorts of publications like Forbes, Huffington Post and BBC – in this podcast we talk all about the new technologies that are influencing business. 

Another one of the Heroes is helping us to find our way across London, but with a difference. Yep, Google Maps helps you through the streets but BuzzStreets goes as far as helping you in nightmare locations like shopping centres and sporting arenas. Joao Fernandes tells us where the idea comes from.

Start-ups: Dead or alive?

Start-ups: Dead or alive?

April 26, 2018

In a bit of a start-up special, we welcome Maryam Mazraei from Autopsy and Matt Jonns of Ucreate

We, as Producers, didn’t really set-out to do this…but it just so happens that we’ve got a start-up special podcast for you.

Our guests this week have lived through the highs and lows of being a start-up and base their current businesses around those trials and tribulations.

We hope it’s not the case but the first half of the podcast could scare people away from building a business (both guests are big advocates of starting your own business). Maryam Mazraei has compiled a list of failed start-ups through her company Autopsy, rather than being a scare though – it was actually an extremely educational discussion and is a great pointer of the things to avoid when going into business.

Matt Jonns is also used to working with start-ups, but successful ones! He founded Ucreate - A startup studio for non-tech founders who want to build ambitious tech businesses. They have helped over 20 businesses to build and launch so far – and that number is sure to keep rising.