Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

Does future tech need renaissance leaders or specialists?
Oct 01, 2019 30:47

Does future tech need renaissance leaders or specialists?

What does leadership look like in tomorrow’s tech world? Wincie and Burcu discuss what the future of tech might look like and what kind of leadership will be needed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Are the tech rich the new 1%?
Sep 24, 2019 22:51

Are the tech rich the new 1%?

Are the tech rich the new 1% and what is the make-up of that group? Wincie and Burcu ask: who are the tech elite? What is their vision? And who are they excluding in that vision? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Teaching kids to code
Sep 17, 2019 28:46

Teaching kids to code

Basic coding skills are today increasingly being likened to basic literacy skills. Some experts are pointing to the need for a trained-up generation of workers prepared for lower level coding jobs. Wincie and Burcu examine the barriers to teaching kids to code in underprivileged communities, as well as what this skill set means for the next generation of job security. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Is there a business case for ethics?
Sep 09, 2019 29:00

Is there a business case for ethics?

The global tech industry is worth trillions of dollars and, as it continues to grow, there is little optimism as to whether for-profit companies will self-regulate in the wake of ethical concerns percolating in the zeitgeist. Wincie and Burcu ask: Is it profitable to be ethical? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Listening to the customer with Made.com
Jul 02, 2019 38:18

Listening to the customer with Made.com

In the final episode of this series, Piers Linney meets Julien Callede, the co-founder of revolutionary online furniture brand Made.com. They discuss how curation and customer feedback has been central to the company's success, alongside a made-to-order model which means they can minimise overheads and the need to hold stock. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Subscription with Freddie’s Flowers
Jun 25, 2019 24:30

Subscription with Freddie’s Flowers

Piers Linney meets Freddie Garland to find out how he’s applying the subscription model to floristry. Freddie explains how the company (which started in his parents' back garden) skipped online marketing in favour of face-to-face interaction – building reputation with a personal touch.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Innovation with Straight Teeth Direct
Jun 18, 2019 28:34

Innovation with Straight Teeth Direct

Piers Linney meets Dr Aalok Y Shukla, the cofounder of Straight Teeth Direct, to hear how he’s using tech to disrupt the dentistry market. Aalok explains how the company has harnessed innovations such as 3D printing and online consultation to make the teeth straightening process more accessible and affordable – and is consequently opening up a brand customer base, by sending aligners in the post. He also shares his thoughts on growing a business vertically and managing a mindset for success. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Inclusivity and authenticity with Nubian Skin
Jun 11, 2019 28:25

Inclusivity and authenticity with Nubian Skin

This week Piers Linney is joined by Ade Hassan – a founder whose business has set out to make fashion a more inclusive place. Born from the frustration of not being able to find lingerie and hosiery that matched her own skin tone, Ade Hassan started Nubian Skin in 2014, offering ‘nude’ colour options to cater for women of all shades. Ade shares the story of how the company launched with viral acclaim, winning fans including as Beyoncé ­– but as the company grows she also explains the challenges she faces on that journey. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Building a digital business with Pouch
Jun 04, 2019 40:48

Building a digital business with Pouch

Piers Linney meets Jonny Plein the co-founder of Pouch, a company helping people to cash in on discount codes through an automatic browser extension. He shares the highs and lows of building a digital business and describes the company’s financial journey through multiple funding rounds, failed investments, and even an appearance on Dragon’s Den.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Curation with Trouva
May 28, 2019 37:33

Curation with Trouva

This week, Piers meets Alex Loizou, founder of Trouva, one of the UK’s top-five fastest growing tech companies. Trouva is an e-commerce platform for brick-and-mortar homeware and fashion boutiques and enables independent shops to sell their carefully curated products online, worldwide. Alex shares his journey from graduating as a software engineer to founding a tech company committed to protecting the future of the independent high street. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy