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Alpha Geek Podcast: CIOs and Technical Leaders

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On the Alpha Geek Podcast, Andrew Ramsden speaks with leaders in digital and technology—whether that be CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, Executives, Managers, Tech leads, or influencers within a technical field. Conversation centres around their leadership journeys, challenges, successes and what they’ve learned along the way. Andrew’s mission is to deconstruct how they do what they do and get them to reveal the tips, tricks, and philosophies behind their leadership success.

On the Alpha Geek Podcast, Andrew Ramsden speaks with leaders in digital and technology—whether that be CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, Executives, Managers, Tech leads, or influencers within a technical field. Conversation centres around their leadership journeys, challenges, successes and what they’ve learned along the way. Andrew’s mission is to deconstruct how they do what they do and get them to reveal the tips, tricks, and philosophies behind their leadership success.

Location:

Australia

Description:

On the Alpha Geek Podcast, Andrew Ramsden speaks with leaders in digital and technology—whether that be CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, Executives, Managers, Tech leads, or influencers within a technical field. Conversation centres around their leadership journeys, challenges, successes and what they’ve learned along the way. Andrew’s mission is to deconstruct how they do what they do and get them to reveal the tips, tricks, and philosophies behind their leadership success.

Twitter:

@airama

Language:

English

Contact:

+61 7 3555 7552


Episodes

AGP Ep 37: Dr Tim Patston and Peter Evans-Greenwood—Digital agency and the skills gap⁠—Should everyone learn to code?

10/24/2019
Dr Tim Patston is the head of Innovation at Geelong Grammar School, and Peter Evans-Greenwood is a fellow at Deloitte Centre for the Edge. They have been working together on research around the future of work and the digital skills gap, and have uncovered some unexpected results. Listen now.

Duration:01:11:14

AGP Ep 36: Jamie Leach—Open data, open mind, open doors

4/30/2019
Jamie Leach is the CEO and Founder of Open Data Australia. Jamie has had a long and varied leadership history across a range of industries including finance and tech and AI startups. Jamie has distilled her approach to leadership so that it can work across boundaries and industries. Listen now.

Duration:00:56:19

AGP Ep 35: Peter Evans-Greenwood—Welcome to the future, we have robots

4/16/2018
Peter Evans-Greenwood has deep experience as a CTO and tech strategist and is now a Fellow at Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge, helping organisations understand the digital revolution and how they can embrace the future. We get deep into artificial intelligence and the future of work. Will we still have jobs in the future? Peter is confident he has the answer. Listen now.

Duration:01:07:07

AGP Ep 34: Michael Reid—Sales is a critical part of life, especially for leaders

3/12/2018
Michael Reid is a fully qualified Aerospace Engineer, and then made a shift into sales in IT. He has worked his way into leadership roles, and is now the State Manager for Cisco in Queensland. Hear about the twists and turns in his leadership journey and how to disrupt yourself before others disrupt you. Listen now.

Duration:01:22:39

AGP Ep 33: Jeff Haden—From Upworker to global thought leader. How to maintain your motivation all the way to the top

2/14/2018
Jeff Haden is a world-renowned writer and ghostwriter. Much of what he has written about is in the leadership, influence and personal development space. We talk about some of the key leadership lessons Jeff has picked up from interviewing hundreds of the best in the world. Listen now.

Duration:00:50:35

AGP Ep 32: Kristy Simpkin—Women in technology—How to shift the culture towards inclusion for women and for the good of the industry

9/19/2017
Kristy Simpkin is the Co-President of the ICT arm of Women In Technology who promote women in the industry and what we can all do as leaders to help address the biases and imbalances that are still present in the industry. Listen now.

Duration:00:47:09

AGP Ep 31: Andrew Ramsden—My #1 leadership lesson and how you can apply it

8/29/2017
Andrew Ramsden is the CEO and Founder of Alpha Transform and host of the Alpha Geek podcast. He has a particular passion for leadership development for technical professionals. In this episode Andrew talks about his most important leadership lesson and how you can apply it. Listen now.

Duration:00:15:14

AGP Ep 30: Karin Geraghty—Shifting the gravity from tech skills to people skills

7/25/2017
Karin Geraghty is the Chief ICT and Digital Strategist for Department of Premier and Cabinet in South Australia. She has led many successful large-scale transformations in South Australia and shares a lot of wonderful insights about how to be a leader in that environment. Listen now.

Duration:00:46:10

AGP Ep 29: Leigh Berrell—Maximise your impact. Get the best from others and support them to thrive

7/4/2017
Leigh Berrell was a geek from an early age, interested in science and electronics. He has had an impressive career working his way from hands-on technical roles up to CIO roles over the past 10 years. Listen to hear how Leigh made the transition and his top leadership lessons. Listen now.

Duration:00:56:50

AGP Ep 28: Mark Glazebrook—Girls invent. On intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and supporting young female inventors

6/13/2017
Dr. Mark Glazebrook is an inventor, academic, and founder of Girls Invent who supports girls in schools to become innovators and entrepreneurs. Listen to hear how this movement is helping to shift the imbalances in the industry and how you can be involved. Listen now.

Duration:00:45:05

AGP Ep 27: Steve Hodgkinson—Platform+Agile. The formula for successful digital transformation in large organisations

5/30/2017
Steve Hodgkinson is the CIO for Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services. Steve has spent time in both public and private sector and he believes this balance is the key to his success. Listen to hear his methodology for delivering successful digital transformation in large organisations that avoids the pitfalls of both waterfall and agile methodologies at enterprise scale. Listen now.

Duration:00:57:26

AGP Ep 26: James Tuckerman—Bulletproof mindset. How to deal with uncertainty and risk?

5/8/2017
James Tuckerman is the Founder and CEO of Australian Anthill Magazine and the Not So Freaky University. Hear about how James built these businesses over the past 14 years into the success they are today, and how he managed the personal risk and uncertainty day-by-day. Listen now.

Duration:00:51:46

AGP Ep 25: Arjen Lentz—Define success on your own terms: What does success look like for you?

4/4/2017
Arjen Lentz has a long history in technology starting out in hands on technical roles and includes being employee #25 at MySQL. Arjen is now the founder of Upstarta and co-founder of OpenSTEM. Arjen focuses on quality of products and quality of life over and above money. These priorities also allow Arjen to ensure his companies make a positive social impact. Listen now.

Duration:01:05:53

AGP Ep 24: Simon Goodrich—The power of innovation, productivity, and purpose. How to win at leadership and business

3/21/2017
Simon Goodrich is the co-founder and Managing Director of Portable a digital service design and development company based in Melbourne. Simon’s had a string of entrepreneurial successes and talks about his journey in leadership, business and why having a higher purpose is so incredibly valuable. Listen now.

Duration:00:53:09

AGP Ep 23: Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann—Money is not the goal. But focus on Service excellence + Integrity and the money will follow

3/7/2017
Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann started her own mission-critical cloud hosting company not long after graduating from university. Defined by a focus on service excellence and integrity, her leadership approach has led to a successful and multi-award winning company. Listen to hear how she thinks about business and leadership. Listen now.

Duration:00:40:11

AGP Ep 22: Robert Mead—Alert but not alarmed. Information security as an enabler

2/28/2017
Robert Mead is an executive security adviser with over 20 years of experience. He shares with us about his somewhat unique approach to practical risk management and how he has been able to use information security as an enabler of business outcomes. Listen now.

Duration:00:41:38

AGP Ep 21: Andrew talks—Why UX professionals make great leaders

2/21/2017
For something a bit different, this episode features a recording of a talk I gave last week at the UX Brisbane meetup. But there's value here for any technical professional. It also includes a short leadership self-test and tips on how you can level-up your leadership superpowers. Listen now.

Duration:00:39:39

AGP Ep 20: Chris Boyle and Tom O'Neill—The power of social entrepreneurs to change the world for the better

2/14/2017
Chris Boyle and Tom O’Neill are social entrepreneurs. They are founders and directors at CommSync, a tech startup aimed at revolutionising child and community safety using the internet of things. Listen to hear how using passion and innovation you can make the world a better place. Listen now.

Duration:01:07:17

AGP Ep 19: Ben Melbourne—The art of servant leadership. How to add value by empowering others

2/7/2017
Ben Melbourne is the General Manager for ThoughtWorks Brisbane, a global software consultancy with a deep connection to Agile software development and project delivery. Ben shares his journey from being ‘in the trenches’ through to leadership roles and how he smoothed out the transition. Listen now.

Duration:00:49:40

AGP Ep 18: Sarah Smith—Leading from the front, coding games and building high performing teams

1/31/2017
Sarah Smith is the Founder and lead software engineer for Smithsoft, who make educational games for young people. She also Founded the Brisbane chapter of Women Who Code. We talk about her leadership and entrepreneurial journey, her achievements and challenges. Listen now.

Duration:00:49:23