I am most definitely not a techie. I mean, I can touch type which comes in handy but I couldn't code my way out of a paper bag even if I had to.

However, I do 'technically' work in tech. And not only that, I work with people who aren't techies but also either work in tech, or run tech companies. A lot of the people I come across on a day-to-day basis are either running, or just about to set up, a company that is built on technology in one way or another.

They've come up with an idea for a new app or a website, they've found a way to make current systems within their industry work faster or more efficiently, or they've seen a gap in the market following a few too many pints in the pub.

Regardless of their background, people from all kinds of industries are inadvertently becoming the founders of tech companies - whether they realise it or not! 

I guess if you're anything like my Mum (who's 70 years old this year *sorry Mum), the use of the combination ctrl-alt-del would warrant some form of technical masters degree. But unfortunately, a ctrl-alt-del combo does not a techie make.

The most successful technology companies I come across, either in person or via the press, have that magical combination of tech and business acumen leading the way. I think that's partly to do with the different ways in which they see things - like having an engineer and an artist create something beautiful and functional at the same time!

I think the lines are becoming more blurred, with traditional 'techies' proving themselves as successful business people, and business people being innovative technology founders. The key is to combine the two.