Skip to main content

Conversations with the tech entrepreneurs shaping our digital, connected world
 

Tales from the Tech Corridor features conversations with tech pioneers, entrepreneurs, and founders – predominantly, but not exclusively from the UK’s tech corridor – talking about their inspiration, their latest projects, and their vision for the future.
 

Episode 5: The Wartime CEO

Joanna Goodman  Tech Podcast host

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman is a journalist and author specialising in AI and emerging tech. She is the Law Society Gazette’s IT columnist, and she has covered tech and media topics for The Guardian. Her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services, was the one of the first about legal AI. She recently produced AI/IoT content for Google and worked for Oxford University and Tech Nation on lawtech and innovation projects. She’s always interested in technology that’s new and different.
Margarita Sivakova Legal Nodes

Margarita Sivakova

Margarita has been running Legal Nodes remotely, supporting her team and their families, many of whom are still in Ukraine’s war zone, pivoting the business and launching new Web3 products. Margarita takes us through her fascinating personal and professional journey from law student in London to tech entrepreneur and wartime CEO.

Legal Nodes have created a lawyer-at-hand service that is centered around a roadmap for startups. They do this by standardizing legal services into clear legal products that can be connected online and by building an extensive network of legal professionals worldwide. This means their services go beyond dealing with just the immediate legal priorities; they look forward to the future to help predict costs and mitigate risks and hurdles too.

Episode 4: Live from The Curious Lounge

Joanna Goodman  Tech Podcast host

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman is a journalist and author specialising in AI and emerging tech. She is the Law Society Gazette’s IT columnist, and she has covered tech and media topics for The Guardian. Her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services, was the one of the first about legal AI. She recently produced AI/IoT content for Google and worked for Oxford University and Tech Nation on lawtech and innovation projects. She’s always interested in technology that’s new and different.
Louize Clarke  The Curious Lounge

Louize Clarke

I love to juggle many things and my big passion is for plugging the digital skills gap. I'm fiercely proud of what I have created with The Curious Lounge and Digital Gum and I'm on a mission to create more open thinking around diversity and inclusion - it's not a gender thing for me.

The Curious Lounge is a space in Reading town centre for people to meet, listen and learn. It opened in November 2019, three months before the pandemic struck, and immediately had to pivot online. Now it has re-opened as a community workspace and training centre, co-founder and chief mischief maker Louize Clarke tells Joanna Goodman how The Curious Lounge team – and Bernard the (girl) dog – are bringing the creative magic of community back to Reading, with digital skills and sales training that helps young people find their superpowers and get jobs, and opens the eyes of local companies to the diverse talent on their doorstep.

Episode 3: Cutting through the noise to the need-to-know

Joanna Goodman  Tech Podcast host

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman is a journalist and author specialising in AI and emerging tech. She is the Law Society Gazette’s IT columnist, and she has covered tech and media topics for The Guardian. Her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services, was the one of the first about legal AI. She recently produced AI/IoT content for Google and worked for Oxford University and Tech Nation on lawtech and innovation projects. She’s always interested in technology that’s new and different.
Daniel Benigson   Signal Ai

David Benigson

Signal AI started life with three people in a garage in 2013. A young David Benigson, working for his parents’ executive search business, found inspiration as he spent hours manually curating stories for the company newsletter sent to business leaders to help them stay on top of industry critical news. David knew there had to be a better way, he met data scientist and ML/AI academic Dr Miguel Martinez, and the idea to use artificial intelligence to augment this process was born!

Signal AI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to connect the dots between multiple data sources, helping organisations cut through the noise and uncover information that they need. CEO and co-founder David Benigson joins Joanna Goodman to share his entrepreneur's journey from a start-up in his parents’ garage to an international company with over 600 global clients. He outlines some of Signal AI’s high-profile work around G7 governments’ Covid-19 response, and President Biden’s first 100 days in office.

Episode 2: From lawyer to tech founder and staying true to yourself

Joanna Goodman  Tech Podcast host

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman is a journalist and author specialising in AI and emerging tech. She is the Law Society Gazette’s IT columnist, and she has covered tech and media topics for The Guardian. Her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services, was the one of the first about legal AI. She recently produced AI/IoT content for Google and worked for Oxford University and Tech Nation on lawtech and innovation projects. She’s always interested in technology that’s new and different.
Paul Evans   Redstor

Paul Evans

Paul Evans is the CEO and co-founder of Redstor. Following a brief spell as a lawyer, he has been working in the business of data management since 1994. After starting out with Memory and Shuttle Technology, he set up Redstor with fellow co-founder and lifelong friend Tony Ruane in 1998. Paul was also a co-founder of SaaS company Centrastage, which exited to Vista/Autotask in 2014. At Redstor he is focused on delivering the 'Future of Data Management. Now'.

The exponential growth in online data and services has made data management an essential requirement for many businesses. Redstor was launched 23 years ago and has evolved into an AI-powered smart data management platform. Reading entrepreneur CEO and co-founder Paul Evans guides Joanna Goodman through his journey from lawyer to tech founder with detours into opera singing and Silicon Valley tech.   

Episode 1: The internet of everywhere! (with Wireless Logic CEO Oliver Tucker)

Joanna Goodman  Tech Podcast host

Joanna Goodman

Joanna Goodman is a journalist and author specialising in AI and emerging tech. She is the Law Society Gazette’s IT columnist, and she has covered tech and media topics for The Guardian. Her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services, was the one of the first about legal AI. She recently produced AI/IoT content for Google and worked for Oxford University and Tech Nation on lawtech and innovation projects. She’s always interested in technology that’s new and different.
Oliver Tucker 2018v2 740x540

Oliver Tucker

With over 35 years in the IT and mobile industries, Oliver has steered the commercial and strategic direction of the company since its inception. He led the first management buy-out in 2011 backed by mid-market private equity house, ECI Partners, followed in 2015 where he was the lead on the successful transition from ECI to CVC Capital Partners. Driving a number of acquisitions in the past four years, the group’s continuing growth saw Oliver welcome the arrival of Montagu Private Equity in June 2018.


shutterstock 531975229 (1)

Stay ahead with the latest from Boyes Turner

Sign up to receive the latest news on areas of interest to you. We can tailor the information we send to you.

Sign up to our newsletter
shutterstock 531975229 (1)