208 episodes

Tech for Non-Techies helps Business Leaders have great careers in the Digital Age. Listen to learn tech concepts, apply them to business strategy, and get practical advice on how to succeed as a Digital Leader today.

Hear interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, digital transformation leaders and Big Tech executives about how tech products and profits get made.

Tech for Non-Techies is for:
- Leaders in corporates going through digital transformation
- Non-technical founders
- Professionals who want to transition into a career in tech
- Tech investors

Hosted by tech entrepreneur, executive coach and Chicago Booth MBA Sophia Matveeva.

Sophia has Sophia has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Guardian and Forbes on entrepreneurship and technology. She has also guest lectured at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Oxford University and many more.

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Tech for Non-Techies helps Business Leaders have great careers in the Digital Age. Listen to learn tech concepts, apply them to business strategy, and get practical advice on how to succeed as a Digital Leader today.

Hear interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, digital transformation leaders and Big Tech executives about how tech products and profits get made.

Tech for Non-Techies is for:
- Leaders in corporates going through digital transformation
- Non-technical founders
- Professionals who want to transition into a career in tech
- Tech investors

Hosted by tech entrepreneur, executive coach and Chicago Booth MBA Sophia Matveeva.

Sophia has Sophia has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Guardian and Forbes on entrepreneurship and technology. She has also guest lectured at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Oxford University and many more.

    208. Leadership in the Age of AI

    208. Leadership in the Age of AI

    AI is a hot topic right now.
    The day that this episode comes out Nvidia, has surpassed Microsoft and Apple to become the most valuable publicly listed company in the world.
    But, when a technology receives this much hype, sensible people start losing their minds and placing it on a pedestal.
    This is why, learning how to approach AI strategically as a Business Leader is a must have career skill today.
    Listen to this episode to learn:
    The dangers to organisations and careers when a technology gets overhyped How to approach AI transformation in your organisation When AI enhances jobs and when it replaces humans You will learn from David de Cremer, Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern university and the founder and director of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind at the National University of Singapore Business School.
    David is the author of The AI-savvy leader: 9 ways to take back control and make AI work 
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    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 
     

    • 26 min
    207. The Business of Tech: introduction to business model innovation

    207. The Business of Tech: introduction to business model innovation

    "I believe business model innovation is more disruptive than technical innovation," - Fred Wilson, Venture Capitalist.
    To understand how business models get transformed in the Digital Age, listen to this episode.
    You will learn:
    What the four core business models are The framework to use if you want to update a business model for the Digital Age Why Apple is a prime example of tech & business model innovation -- 
    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 

    • 12 min
    206. How to choose the right No Code tools for your project

    206. How to choose the right No Code tools for your project

    No code tools can help you build an app for just 1% of the cost that you would pay developers.
    Amazing! But how do you know which no code tools to use?
    Listen to this episode to find out.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    The four questions you need to answer to help you choose the right No Code tool  What to know about your user before you start building a tool Why you don't need to worry about scale from the start  
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    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 

    • 15 min
    205. What the No Code Revolution is and why it matters

    205. What the No Code Revolution is and why it matters

    No code tools have opened opportunities up for innovators, and especially for non-technical founders.
    But, they have their limits, and not everybody thinks that they’re a great idea.
    Listen to this episode to learn what the No Code revolution is and when No code tools are a must have, and when they should be avoided.
    In this episode you will learn:
    Why successful wealthy corporates choose to use No Code tools instead of building custom software When a start-up founder should use No Code tools, and when to avoid them What No Code tools to use to build an app or an e-learning business Why investors are wary of No Code tools   Listen here on Apple Listen here on Spotify -- 
    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 

    • 15 min
    204. How corporates stay successful. Lessons from The Innovator's Dilemma part 2

    204. How corporates stay successful. Lessons from The Innovator's Dilemma part 2

    As generative AI shakes up industries, those who don't choose to innovate, won't survive.
    Let's learn from past disruptions. 
    Why did Sears lose their top spot as America's favourite retailer, but Hewlett Packard continue to make new products and grow?
    By understanding how corporates navigated technological change before, we can create a plan for the future. 
    This is part 2 in this mini series on The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen.
    Listen to this episode to learn:
    Why corporate leaders choose to ignore new opportunities and what to do about it What is reasonable to expect of an innovation unit (and what isn't) When tolerating failure is appropriate and when it's unacceptable  FREE GUIDE:
    Innovate but how? the pragmatist's guide to growth (in business & in life) 
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    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 

    • 15 min
    203. Why do great companies fail? Innovator's Dilemma part 1

    203. Why do great companies fail? Innovator's Dilemma part 1

    Why did successful companies like Kodak and Blockbuster miss the digital revolution?
    Listen to this episode to learn why corporates ignore threats posed by start-ups until its too late.
    In this episode, you will learn key lessons from  The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen.
    Christensen coined the term "disruptive innovation" and The Innovator's Dilemma is seen as the "a holy book for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley," according to Business Week.
    Listen to this episode to learn:
    Why the same skills that companies use to become successful can ultimately destroy them Why listening to your customers isn't always a good idea Why start-ups with low quality products and no money beat large rich corporates This is part 1 in this mini series on The Innovator's Dilemma.
    Tune in next week to cover part 2: how corporates can succeed in the face of technological change (and how not get sucker-punched by a start-up).
    FREE GUIDE:
    Innovate but how? the pragmatist's guide to growth (in business & in life) 
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    To discuss a corporate training program for your organisation, book a consultation call here.  Happy clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Oxford University and Constellation Brands.
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    We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on info@techfornontechies.co
     
    Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn.
    Following us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

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Podcast of the Year for me and even if YOU ARE Technical !

Thanks Sophia for what is now becoming MY podcast of the year. I now listen more to this podcast than ANY OTHERS out there, and across every subject. It’s just simply brilliant and I love Sophias straightforward

Neil C Hughes ,

Bridges the gap between technology and business needs.

Love how Sophia demystifies tech and uses this podcast to build a bridge between the tech industry and everyone else. All in a language that everyone can understand.

Awesome podcast.

Bringing tech to the arts ,

Just what I was looking for

I’m heading up a music business, digital start-up. I’m new to the tech/digital world and I need to learn fast. This podcast is exactly what I need. The content is excellent and I’ve already learnt a lot. It’s great to learn in podcast form too (as opposed to reading or courses), I can stick my headphones on, go for a walk and learn at the same time.

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