About This Episode
He’s the leader with his finger on the pulse of the global tech community, and now Russ Shaw’s attention is on guiding it through the current crisis. In this Change Makers interview, Russ shares the work Tech London Advocates is doing to combat the economic impact of coronavirus on the sector, as well as stories of bounced cheques at his first job in Phoenix, Arizona, how being late for a lecture led him to meet his future wife, and how he turned an idea for a network of London tech leaders into a powerful global movement.
Born in the USA, today Russ Shaw is the man on a mission to turn London into the world-beating home of tech. Launching Tech London Advocates seven years ago to give the tech sector an independent voice, it has since been described by the Evening Standard as “London’s most influential business network”. Now an established titan of tech himself, Russ has taken the Advocates model around the world to help more cities build their tech ecosystems.