The TechTalk Show
Digital talent and the Brexit debate

Digital talent and the Brexit debate

April 28, 2019

Oli Barrett is a serial founder who enjoys making useful connections between people and ideas. In 2011 he co-founded StartUp Britain, which was launched by the British Prime Minister and funded by the private sector. The campaign led to the creation of PitchUp Britain (in partnership with John Lewis and Sainsbury’s) and PopUp Britain.

Oli joins Russ Shaw and Sue Nelson to discuss talent and diversity in tech. With a nearly a million tech jobs expected to be created in the coming years, just where are we going to get that talent? Brexit seems to have made it even more difficult and the team discuss this uncertain situation with no holds barred!

Oli will be hosting the upcoming Tech London Advocates Investor Showcase 2.0 on the 2 May.

Tech for good - making the world a better place

Tech for good - making the world a better place

April 28, 2019

Ella Goldner started her career as an engineer in Tel Aviv’s hi tech aerospace industry and is now Co-Founder of Zinc VC, the company building a new eco-system for Social Innovation.

She joins Russ Shaw and Sue Nelson to discuss the positive social impact of new technologies. Can it really be a force for good? Don't forget to also catch Ella at the forthcoming Tech London Advocates Investor Showcase 2.0 on the 2 May at Here East.

Go East young man

Go East young man

April 28, 2019

John Zai is the Founder and CEO of CENTI Group and the Founder and Chairman at Tech Shanghai Advocates, and will be speaking at the upcoming Tech London Advocates Investor Showcase 2.0 on the 2 May.

John joins Russ Shaw and Sue Nelson to discuss the relationship between China and the UK in terms of technology and investment. He explains how the west generally misunderstands Chinese culture and context and how it's moving fast to capitalise on technological innovation. Will this be the centre of tech in ten years time?

Trust me, I’m a techie

Trust me, I’m a techie

April 26, 2019

Gavin Poole is the CEO of Here East, London’s largest tech and creative campus, with 4,000 students, entrepreneurs and corporates working across a range of tech-enabled specialisms.

Gavin joins Russ and Sue to discuss the importance of trust in tech and tech companies and, of course, the upcoming Tech London Advocates Investor Showcase 2.0 on the 2 May, being held at Here East. 

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.