Tech Talks

Tech Talks

The awarding-winning technology leadership podcast, exploring the views of leaders and organisations across the sector. Now in our 6th year! Powered by the Harvey Nash Group.

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This week we're focusing on mental health, specifically the mental health of founders and leaders and the pressures they face. Our first guest is Craig Dunham, CEO of Deepcrawl. He talks through his career and how he helped a business grow from 20 to over 2000 people. Then I talk to Thomas Vosper from Aisle 3. David asks Thomas if we have unrealistic expectations of founders in tech? Do get in touch with the show, either on LinkedIn or Twitter (@tech__talks). If you want to explore more literature from the Harvey Nash Group head to our Digital Leadership report landing page: https://www.harveynashgroup.com/dlr

Nov 30

59 min 38 sec

Sophia is a Data Scientist and currently works at Sky in a senior position. She's moved from academia, to startups to enterprise, and we ask her why? Data Science remains under huge pressure (from a lack of talent), and today's episode contains plenty of insight into how these professionals tick!

Nov 26

38 min 14 sec

Mike talks us through his startup story and the world of app marketing. As founder and CEO of ConsultMyApp he's slowly built his consultancy and now works with a range of well know businesses ensuring their app doesn't get lost in the dark recesses of your app draw.

Nov 23

40 min 46 sec

Globetrotter VR are building a platform for virtual travel; experience destinations from your couch, with the help of real tour guides and virtual reality. So we ask, is this a replacement for travel? An accompaniment or a tool to help you plan your trip? Or could it just be an awesome way to unwind?

Nov 19

44 min 27 sec

Vero Vergara is CEO and founder of EnlightAID, a Norwegian/Chilean scale-up business making sure that the money individuals and corporations spend on good causes actually reaches those causes. With so much currently lost to corruption, technology is adding transparency to the process.

Nov 16

35 min 57 sec

Shahad is Chief Innovation and Operations Officer at OpenBrix, the first decentralised and distributed digital property portal in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia, that is fully open and inclusive to everyone. So why the need for a new digital proposition for property, and what's different about this offering? As mentioned in our intro, you can watch this interview! https://www.harveynashgroup.com/post/episode-450

Nov 12

36 min 11 sec

Tom Mills is Managing Director of Two Oceans Strategy. Tom has dedicated his career to understanding the intersection between politics, society and economics in natural resource and energy industries in emerging markets. Now he's using that experience to create a framework to allow us to measure the impact of projects. If you're listening on the 9th of November, join us at 4pm for the DLR Launch (that *may* have been plugged): https://lnkd.in/dtWqfNrN

Nov 9

33 min 58 sec

We discover how a connected life could also be a healthy life. by Tech Talks

Nov 4

12 min 56 sec

One intro track with a few of Dave's 'hot takes' and then five interviews recorded on the floor of the conference - so there is a little background noise, but it's nice you're there... (right?). Tally Market's awesome founding duo Jules Robertson and Laura Beales talk hybrid working and team dynamics. Sebastian Rettlinger tells me how motion profiling medtech Enari 'found it's feet' on a surf board! Margot Worsley, studying at the University of Oxford explains what she's looking for from an employer (and what's caught her eye). Bclose's International Relations Specialist Sandra Jorge brings the local character of Lisbon to life, whilst also explaining how tech can help communities in the developing world access better healthcare. And Paul Hamilton from vTogether tells us that Facebook have been pretty clever, even if the adverts were cringe...

Nov 4

14 min 48 sec

One intro track with a few of Dave's 'hot takes' and then five interviews recorded on the floor of the conference - so there is a little background noise, but it's nice you're there... (right?). Tally Market's awesome founding duo Jules Robertson and Laura Beales talk hybrid working and team dynamics. Sebastian Rettlinger tells me how motion profiling medtech Enari 'found it's feet' on a surf board! Margot Worsley, studying at the University of Oxford explains what she's looking for from an employer (and what's caught her eye). Bclose's International Relations Specialist Sandra Jorge brings the local character of Lisbon to life, whilst also explaining how tech can help communities in the developing world access better healthcare. And Paul Hamilton from vTogether tells us that Facebook have been pretty clever, even if the adverts were cringe...

Nov 4

11 min 30 sec

One intro track with a few of Dave's 'hot takes' and then five interviews recorded on the floor of the conference - so there is a little background noise, but it's nice you're there... (right?). Tally Market's awesome founding duo Jules Robertson and Laura Beales talk hybrid working and team dynamics. Sebastian Rettlinger tells me how motion profiling medtech Enari 'found it's feet' on a surf board! Margot Worsley, studying at the University of Oxford explains what she's looking for from an employer (and what's caught her eye). Bclose's International Relations Specialist Sandra Jorge brings the local character of Lisbon to life, whilst also explaining how tech can help communities in the developing world access better healthcare. And Paul Hamilton from vTogether tells us that Facebook have been pretty clever, even if the adverts were cringe...

Nov 4

13 min 57 sec

One intro track with a few of Dave's 'hot takes' and then five interviews recorded on the floor of the conference - so there is a little background noise, but it's nice you're there... (right?). Tally Market's awesome founding duo Jules Robertson and Laura Beales talk hybrid working and team dynamics. Sebastian Rettlinger tells me how motion profiling medtech Enari 'found it's feet' on a surf board! Margot Worsley, studying at the University of Oxford explains what she's looking for from an employer (and what's caught her eye). Bclose's International Relations Specialist Sandra Jorge brings the local character of Lisbon to life, whilst also explaining how tech can help communities in the developing world access better healthcare. And Paul Hamilton from vTogether tells us that Facebook have been pretty clever, even if the adverts were cringe...

Nov 4

14 min 22 sec

One intro track with a few of Dave's 'hot takes' and then five interviews recorded on the floor of the conference - so there is a little background noise, but it's nice you're there... (right?). Tally Market's awesome founding duo Jules Robertson and Laura Beales talk hybrid working and team dynamics. Sebastian Rettlinger tells me how motion profiling medtech Enari 'found it's feet' on a surf board! Margot Worsley, studying at the University of Oxford explains what she's looking for from an employer (and what's caught her eye). Bclose's International Relations Specialist Sandra Jorge brings the local character of Lisbon to life, whilst also explaining how tech can help communities in the developing world access better healthcare. And Paul Hamilton from vTogether tells us that Facebook have been pretty clever, even if the adverts were cringe...

Nov 4

16 min 32 sec

Helena is in Entrepreneur First's programme, and is currently testing a range of ideas to take to the market. We catch up to talk about her journey, finding a co-founder, and why being a founder matters to her. Also on the show, Web Summit chat and COP26 considerations. If you're in Lisbon, say 'hi' to Dave!

Nov 2

39 min 57 sec

Jack O'Meara and Quin Wills are co-founders of Ochre Bio, a biotech business developing therapies for livers containing excess fat, using genomics, computation, and whole human livers kept alive outside the human body. Why is this important? Liver disease is the only top ten killer that's on the rise globally.

Oct 29

44 min 52 sec

James is Director of the Advanced Research Computing Centre at UCL. In this episode he talks about the practical application of data intensive research; what does NLP mean to a historian, now able to read every book written in the 19th century at once? James is looking to expand his team. If ARCC sounds like the place for you head to: https://microsites.harveynash.co.uk/ucl/home Also - GO CHECK OUT THE TECH WOMEN 100 (we implore you): https://wearetechwomen.com/techwomen100-awards-full-shortlist-2021/

Oct 26

35 min 3 sec

Abbas and Rami are cofounders of YouMakr, previously an invention platform, now using AI to create original text for students, Is it their work? Is it cheating? Is it simply progress? We delve into their pivot and where the platform is going.

Oct 22

51 min 25 sec

Andy is CEO of TagMix, a piece of software which adds high quality audio to user-generated video. This helps performers, venues and marketeers to position live music to as wide an audience as possible on social media. Also on the show we discuss the top startups and Web Summit, here is our list: https://websummit.com/

Oct 19

39 min 54 sec

Pete Howroyd is CEO and founder of Swapi, a loyalty platform that frees up choice to the customer, whilst reducing the liabilities accrued on the financial books. WIth a BETA version of the app launch soon, his was a great time to chat to Pete. Enjoyed the whole podcast? Here is the article Dave and Amber discuss: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/oct/11/digital-gender-gap-cost-low-income-countries-billions-india-egypt-nigeria-women

Oct 15

34 min 1 sec

Sam, CEO of Real Links, talks to the podcast about internal referrals, how gamification and 'jams' can herald fantastic results, and questions the data we hold on skills within our organisations. What skills do you measure internally, and why?

Oct 12

35 min 3 sec

Gerry joins us to talk about the Street Group and his journey to the role of technical lead. He talks about moving to the UK, culture and 'banter'. Can we ensure we keep people together in a hybrid world using the lessons we learnt in during multiple lockdowns?

Oct 8

39 min 40 sec

Sarah was a lawyer who saw the world was changing, even when those she worked with were blind to it. Taking a chance on a change that *felt* right, she switched careers, and hasn't looked back. Now CISO at UCL, she explains why Higher Education is unmatched as a place to learn the best principals of information security. If you think joining UCL might help your own career, check out what opportunities there are currently available: https://microsites.harveynash.co.uk/ucl/home

Oct 5

39 min 13 sec

This playlist is a collection of four interviews to celebrate International Podcast Day, all recorded in Leeds to celebrate Leeds Digital Festival 2021. You'll find insight here from Tred's CEO Will Smith, The Ahead Partnership (Suzie Bell), The Coder's Guild (Crispin Read) and Jonny Ross, content guru from Fleek Marketing. Also - you'll here us mention The Coder's Guild LGBTQ+ Hack. Take part! https://www.lgbtqhack.com/

Sep 30

36 min 25 sec

This playlist is a collection of four interviews to celebrate International Podcast Day, all recorded in Leeds to celebrate Leeds Digital Festival 2021. You'll find insight here from Tred's CEO Will Smith, The Ahead Partnership (Suzie Bell), The Coder's Guild (Crispin Read) and Jonny Ross, content guru from Fleek Marketing. Also - you'll here us mention The Coder's Guild LGBTQ+ Hack. Take part! https://www.lgbtqhack.com/

Sep 30

32 min 42 sec

This playlist is a collection of four interviews to celebrate International Podcast Day, all recorded in Leeds to celebrate Leeds Digital Festival 2021. You'll find insight here from Tred's CEO Will Smith, The Ahead Partnership (Suzie Bell), The Coder's Guild (Crispin Read) and Jonny Ross, content guru from Fleek Marketing. Also - you'll here us mention The Coder's Guild LGBTQ+ Hack. Take part! https://www.lgbtqhack.com/

Sep 30

37 min 38 sec

This playlist is a collection of four interviews to celebrate International Podcast Day, all recorded in Leeds to celebrate Leeds Digital Festival 2021. You'll find insight here from Tred's CEO Will Smith, The Ahead Partnership (Suzie Bell), The Coder's Guild (Crispin Read) and Jonny Ross, content guru from Fleek Marketing. Also - you'll here us mention The Coder's Guild LGBTQ+ Hack. Take part! https://www.lgbtqhack.com/

Sep 30

34 min 45 sec

Stuart is festival director of Leeds Digital Festival, now in it's 6th year. Up until the pandemic the festival was purely physical, but virtual environments have given the festival a new dimension. Stuart tells us why Leeds is gaining such attention. If you're interested in the chat mentioned by David (between him and Facebook), more details can be found here: https://www.techexevent.com/techex-northamerica/

Sep 28

37 min 49 sec

As James correctly states, we all have mental health. James Routledge is founder of Sanctus, and author of "Mental Health at Work", a book that will be released next week, on the 30th September. Here we get a very honest insight into James' journey from would-be tech entrepreneur to author - with bumps along the way.

Sep 24

37 min 51 sec

Lightful are working with non-profits to bring their impactful stories to life. In a congested market they've helped organisations raise more money during the pandemic, a time when you'd assume people have less to give. We found out why and how when meeting co-founders Vinay and Carlos. If you want to hear more from Lightful, they have a podcast too: https://soundcloud.com/reclaimsocialpodcast

Sep 21

44 min 3 sec

In the second part of our interview with Andy Smith, CIO at UCL, we explore how he's given the technology team purpose and made sure they're empowered within the institution. We're diving into the mechanics of team building on today's show. If UCL is a place you'd like to work, check out their current vacancies: https://microsites.harveynash.co.uk/ucl/home

Sep 17

33 min 51 sec

Andy Smith started his role as CIO at UCL prior to the start of the academic year in 2020, in the middle of lockdowns and the pandemic. How the role of the CIO has evolved and what challenges working in Higher Education presented are discussed in detail in the first part of our two-episodes with Andy. If UCL is a place you'd like to work, check out their current vacancies: https://microsites.harveynash.co.uk/ucl/home

Sep 14

26 min 45 sec

On today's show we chat to Residently UK General Manager Shareq. He's brought experience from Uber Eats to the business, helping add the tap of a button customer delight we're getting used to in other services. Property doesn't have to be painful!

Sep 10

37 min

With climate change and the future of energy so important we're talking to Neptune Energy. Kaveh Pourteymour, CIO, discussed the role technology is playing in building sustainable energy with David, as well as the influence a CIO has on the future shape of a business.

Sep 7

30 min 27 sec

Annika Monari is CEO and co-founder of Artos, a B2B financing and discoverability tech company using blockchain. Founded in 2018, Annika has seen her tech solution lead to her being named in Forbes' 2021 '30 under 30'. How are consumer habits changing? Do you care about the food and brands you choose?

Sep 3

31 min 24 sec

Graham Hussey has opened the doors to 'The Dream Factory', a place where founders and high-growth businesses can fuel their growth with great content. He sees it as the epicentre for the start-up scene in a post-lockdown world, and he's certainly generating buzz in town once again. Step inside the factory in today's show.

Aug 27

35 min 6 sec

Sonya Barlow is the author of 'Unprepared to Entrepreneur', the host of the BBC's The Everyday Hustle, and founder of Like Minded Females. Today we're talking to her about being an entrepreneur; what it really means and the lessons she's learnt from others. The 21st was World Entrepreneur Day, so both episodes this week focus on entrepreneurship.

Aug 24

39 min 25 sec

Applied believe we need to ‘re-architect a hiring process that perpetuates bias’; they exist to fix the intertwined issue that the way we hire today is inefficient, and it’s unethical. Khyati Sundaram, CEO, is here to tell us what that new process could, and should, look like.

Aug 20

33 min 44 sec

Gil Laser, CEO of GoTo Global, is joining the podcast to talk about mobility and confidence. With many European cities rejecting cars, and many customers more environmentally conscious, GoTo are offering a multi-modal transport platform that will work for a community, rejecting broader appeal to meet the demands of people for every day usage.

Aug 17

42 min 10 sec

Sean O'Brien is a cyber expert and visiting fellow at Yale Law School, but he's joining Tech Talks to talk about Panquake, a short messaging service that doesn't sell user data. It's built, and supported, by a community who are trying to rekindle the initial promise of the internet; what's not to love about that?

Aug 13

46 min 35 sec

Paul Berney, CMO of Anthropos, is here to chat about connected care. By collecting data from a kettle, and other household goods, they're able to build up a picture of an older persons day - and alert you to changes in routine. Given children are often a long way from parents the reassurance this can give everyone concerned is priceless. Also on the show we've got Anna Flockett, editor of Startups Magazine - go check out the latest issue: https://startupsmagazine.co.uk/

Aug 10

41 min 50 sec

Lee is General Manager of Europe at Playvox, a company helping to optimize the performance of staff in call centres. We're discussing cloud, omnichannel etc... but how do you use the tech in a way that actually motivates people? That's the big question to ask today.

Aug 6

34 min 38 sec

Jamie True is an entrepreneur who is constantly looking to apply tech and new ways of working to improve existing products and services. Uptime is his latest idea, an app offering educational hacks! Increasingly fitting learning into life is getting easier.. provided someone you trust can curate the content you want for you!

Aug 3

38 min 19 sec

Joe Baguley is VMWare's go to person to answer the question, "what's next?". Given the acceleration of adoption of AI to manage processes, and the ever increasing deluge of data, Joe is occupied with questions such as explainability, intellectual property and sustainability. Fundamentally are we thinking about the impact of what we're building?

Jul 30

39 min 49 sec

Daniel Glazer, founding partner of Wilson Sonisi's London office, explains why British startups fail in the USA, and how they might achieve growth. We challenge our relationship with the technology sector, and gain great insight along the way from a virtual Silicon Valley.

Jul 27

37 min 51 sec

Project Pegasus has blown apart the notion that our phones are secure, so we decided to find out as much as we could about the subject and ask how worried we should be! Rebecca Rumbul has returned to the show to offer expert insight: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-rumbul-96a5441a/ David is on leave this week, so our usual mics weren't available - but we hope this interview is informative and offers a valuable perspective!

Jul 23

32 min 18 sec

Andy Blacker is CEO of Songclip, the plumbing making it possible for apps to use music to help uses express themselves! Only 4 apps currently licence music, yet it is fundamental to the way we express ourselves, and musical choices tell others about us. So Songclip is bringing this uniquely human experience to more products.

Jul 20

36 min 46 sec

Crystel Robbins Rynne is CMO of HR Locker, a business on the West Coast of Ireland providing HR solutions to businesses. Unsurprisingly as the world of work has shifted gear, and new priorities have risen in importance, they've been a little busy! So what benefits matter to us now, and what is good culture anyway?

Jul 16

38 min 31 sec

On today's show we well Tess Cosad, co-founder and CEO of fertility medtech product and service Bea Fertility. Their approach embraces the past, and uses technology to offer women an affordable option to fertility. But who is their audience? Do investors feel comfortable talking about the subject? What can men do to help?

Jul 13

41 min 59 sec

Racheal is Education and Policy Director for Speakers for Schools, a charity establish by Robert Peston to give opportunities to young people in state-school education. We all know how imbalanced society has become, but through campaigns like Predict, this charity are trying to change things. Through their work 11,000 young people in state schools and colleges across the UK are undertaking work experience with leading employers.

Jul 9

39 min 37 sec

Traditionally money has been given to businesses based on gut-feeling and 'intuition'; well Clearco thinks data is how to judge that investment. Their Chief Growth Office Ruma Bose explains how they actually do that, why it matters so much to her, and what the results are in terms of where that money goes!

Jul 6

35 min 52 sec