The TechTalk Show

Detective Dot visits SVB

November 3, 2017

We hear from Tom Butterworth of SVB and check-in with Sophie Deen's Detective Dot


Halloween has  been and gone, but we still have a frighteningly good TechTalk Show for you to enjoy. The future of banking and the future of coding were both discussed and not a pumpkin in sight.

Joining Sue Nelson in the presenters’ chairs this week was Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. We kicked the show off by finding out about all the different projects that Russ is involved with.

Neither of them were a stranger to our first guest either. Tom Butterworth is the UK Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank and came along to the studio to tell us all about their story – they are the only bank in the UK focused solely on the innovation economy.

Our next guest benefitted from a barrage of hate on Social Media, thanks to their tag-line ‘inspiring the next generation of coders, not Kardashians’. It was the brainchild of Sophie Deen’s mother and, while Sophie doesn’t mind a bit of KimYe, it’s a catchy saying. Sophie has invented the Detective Dot character, who is making coding fun. Dot has been attracting a lot of attention worldwide too – find out the whole story by taking a listen.