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The Agile CTO is centred around CTOs, technology professionals, disruptors, and thought leaders. If you’re looking for the latest on what’s happening in the software & development space, without getting too far into the weeds, this is the show for you. Each episode features conversations with some of the best and brightest CTOs and technology professionals in the industry today, discussing the future of dev, new trends, and what the future may hold for the industry.

The Agile CTO is centred around CTOs, technology professionals, disruptors, and thought leaders. If you’re looking for the latest on what’s happening in the software & development space, without getting too far into the weeds, this is the show for you. Each episode features conversations with some of the best and brightest CTOs and technology professionals in the industry today, discussing the future of dev, new trends, and what the future may hold for the industry.

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South Africa

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The Agile CTO is centred around CTOs, technology professionals, disruptors, and thought leaders. If you’re looking for the latest on what’s happening in the software & development space, without getting too far into the weeds, this is the show for you. Each episode features conversations with some of the best and brightest CTOs and technology professionals in the industry today, discussing the future of dev, new trends, and what the future may hold for the industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

CEO of Payu w/ Karen Nadasen

8/9/2022
We had the pleasure of chatting with Karen Nadasen in a recent episode of The Agile CTO. Karen is regularly described as one of South Africa’s most inspiring women in tech. She is the current CEO of PayU South Africa, a global financial technology company and payment service provider. She has many accolades, including the Regional Winner (SADC) of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2018. Guy Coleman and Alan Haefele chat to Karen about her role at PayU SA, her...

Duration:01:00:50

Navigating Digital Transformation w/ Dael Williamson

7/12/2022
We’ve heard of data warehouses, but what about data lakehouses? It’s the merger of the minds in the latest episode of The Agile CTO, as hosts Guy Coleman and Harley Ferguson chat to Dael Williamson, Databricks CTO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Dael tells us more about data lake houses, his work in data, and helping clients navigate this data-driven, digital transformation. As one of the world's top 10 Fastest-Growing Private Tech Companies, Databricks is a unicorn business with...

Duration:00:57:32

CEO and Founder of The Little Loop w/ Charlotte Morley

6/14/2022
Google Charlotte Morley and you’ll likely come across many articles about the entrepreneur’s success on Dragon’s Den. But it’s her start-up rental marketplace for kids, The Little Loop , that she’s most proud of (although, she admits that the den is a scary place!). With The Little Loop, Charlotte hopes to make a difference in the fashion industry and help parents along the way. Charlotte has had a fascinating career trajectory from civil servant in Iraq for the UK Ministry of Defence to...

Duration:00:38:11

CEO and Founder of Ziflow w/ Anthony Welgemoed

5/24/2022
Co-Founder. CEO. Acting CTO of Ziflow . These are all titles Anthony Welgemoed holds with pride. As the CEO of Ziflow, Anthony's role is centered around helping creative teams collect and collate feedback and reviews on multiple assets, from static graphics to digital banners, websites, videos, and audio. This helps streamline the approval process, especially when multiple people are required to provide feedback. In our latest episode, we talk to Anthony Welgemoed about his journey, why...

Duration:01:02:47

Career Coach and Indie Game Studio Co-Founder w/ Rick Davidson

4/19/2022
Rick Davidson is a man of many talents – game developer, career coach, online educator, psychologist, and unintentional game dev dad. He has been massively immersed in the gaming industry for over 20 years, working with small and large studios on some exciting things throughout his career. This includes IPs like Marvel’s Captain America and Nintendo’s Mario games. He also co-founded his own indie game studio, Inspirado Games before becoming a career coach at Gamedev.tv where he helps...

Duration:01:07:53

The Journey into Software Testing with Clint Hill and Ross Coetzee

4/5/2022
Clint Hill, QA Practice Lead, and Automation QA Ross Coetzee talk about the journey into testing in our latest Agile CTO podcast. They delve into their journey towards testing. Spoiler alert! They both stumbled into it by chance. For Ross, it was automation from day one. He loved problem-solving and programming, so a career in software development seemed natural. He started in junior roles, interning and accepting any job to get in the industry. His goal was to learn everything he could...

Duration:00:40:17

Creating Engineering Excellence Through a Growth Mindset with Brendan McEnroe -

3/22/2022
Sometimes, it takes a risk to make a difference. Just ask Brendan McEnroe , the successful CTO of Trade Window , the first blockchain company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He is also the founder of consultancy service DigitalTui and co-founder of software firm Block Zero. Brendan, a technologist at heart, clearly has his fingers in many pies, which he explains to us in detail in the latest episode of the Agile CTO podcast. He also shares his insights on: He also chats a bit about his...

Duration:00:55:23

Building a Brand, Company and Open Source Libraries w/ Dane Mackier

3/8/2022
Legends move toward challenges, not away from them. One such legend of the development world, , Co-Founder & CTO at , carved out precious time from his meticulously planned routine, to speak with us. We got an inside look at what moving toward a challenge really involves. Join us as we talk with , Co-Founder & CTO at , all about: Keep connected with The Agile CTO at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for The Agile CTO in...

Duration:01:07:28

Introducing a New Segment on Quality Assurance (QA) & Automated Testing

2/15/2022
We’re pleased to introduce a new segment that will be coming to The Agile CTO podcast that will focus on quality assurance (QA) and automated testing. On this episode, we talk with the co-hosts of the new segment, Clint Hill and Ross Coetzee, to find out what will be discussed. Join us as we discuss: -Why we’re bringing new voices onto the podcast -The backgrounds of Clint and Ross -What the new segment will be about Keep connected with The Agile CTO at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our...

Duration:00:08:27

3 Keys to Employee Satisfaction: Compensation, Culture, & Growth

1/25/2022
It’s a candidate’s market right now. So, what makes employees happy? Employee experience is a balance of three factors: compensation, company culture, and growth opportunities. In this episode, we hear from the Haefele Software team about where we’ve come from, what criteria we use to evaluate our jobs, and what irritates us enough to leave. Our three guests are Jamie-lee Havenga, People & Culture Associate; Clint Hill, Test Lead; and Kyle Roycroft, Business Analyst — all at Haefele...

Duration:00:52:37

How a Growth Mindset Leads to High Performance

11/23/2021
Today’s guest is our very own Alan Haefele, Owner and Managing Director here at Haefele Software. He’s the perfect person to join this roundtable episode, where we scrutinize what it takes to produce a high-performing development team. More specifically, in this episode we discuss: - The Haefele Software steering column - 3 lenses that help define high performance - The growth mindset required for high-performing people and teams - How to identify high performance Keep connected with...

Duration:00:52:56

Cloud Native, Digital Identity, & Universal Control Plane w/ Andrew Baker

11/9/2021
When today’s guest thought about what the future held for him, culture fit was top of mind. It matters greatly that our value systems align with that of the companies we work for, especially in terms of not being domain driven and learning from and collaborating with other teams. In this episode, we interview Andrew Baker, Director of Engineering, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) at AWS, about the rigorous interview process, what attracted him to AWS, and why culture was a major criterion...

Duration:01:01:46

Forbes 30 Under 30 Founder on His Hybrid Workspace Startup w/ Tom Watson

10/26/2021
Our guest today didn’t start out passionate about office space and property, but he did have a passion for solving problems by building startups. The problem he discovered was that office space is filling wildly different roles in our lives today and that people need flexibility and choice when it comes to hybrid work. So he decided to build a platform to solve it (originally written in AngularJS, if you can believe that). In this episode, we interview Forbes 30 Under 30 Tom Watson,...

Duration:00:56:42

A Roundtable Chat About Backend, Frontend, & Full Stack

10/12/2021
If you ask five developers the same fill-in-the-blank question, you’ll get five different answers. “As a new developer, it would be best for me to learn ___.” In our latest roundtable episode, each of us tackles this question and many others. We chat about what frontend and backend really mean, the benefits of full stack for businesses and new developers, the importance of “tinkering,” mentorship, and more. - Johan Botha , Practice Lead - Backend & Cloud at Haefele Software - Guy...

Duration:00:59:05

The Challenges & Pitfalls of Agile Delivery w/ Jonathan Balmer

10/5/2021
Building software is not at all like building a building. Something that’s brick today might become tile or green paint tomorrow. More importantly, it’s impossible to know how much it will cost and when it will be done at the beginning of the project. That’s why explaining to the customer what an agile approach is and how it serves the project better is crucial. In this roundtable episode, we chat with Jonathan Balmer , Delivery Director at Haefele Software, about the challenges and...

Duration:00:58:20

The 4 Agile Values of Scrum Masters w/ Peter Hundermark

9/28/2021
A defined way of doing projects is fine when you don’t anticipate the requirements to change. The reality is, however, that a project with all requirements known upfront just doesn’t exist. With Agile, you’re reflecting and adapting on your process frequently throughout the entire project. You can adjust course rapidly (and cheaply). One framework for implementing the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto is Scrum. In this episode, we interview Peter Hundermark, Mentor at...

Duration:00:50:55

The Advantages & Challenges of a Startup w/ Sophie Troy

9/21/2021
Working at a startup comes with its fair share of unique challenges — ranging from the hiring process to mentorship. Choosing to work for a startup can be a rewarding work path, but only for those with the right predisposition. In this episode, we interview Sophie Troy, Vice Pres ident of Engineering at Vamp, about how she’s helped build Vamp into what it is today and advice for those thinking of following in her footsteps. What we discuss: - A deep dive into Vamp & Sophie’s...

Duration:00:43:25

Growth Mindset & Company Culture Tips for Entrepreneurs w/ Tyrone Adams

9/7/2021
Today’s guest wasn’t really aware of computers until after high school. He has regularly been called young, stubborn, and naive. Proving everyone wrong by landing on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, he embodies the growth mindset of the best of tech entrepreneurs. In this episode, we interview , Co-Founder and CEO at , about his entrepreneurship, innovation, and vision for technology in Africa. Join us as we discuss: - Why Africa 1.0 can skip straight to Africa 3.0 - Offering an...

Duration:01:06:25

How to Build a Culture That Drives Good Products w/ Greg Van Berkel

8/31/2021
Entrepreneurs who are on a limited budget have excellent opportunities to build world-class frontend experiences. The frontend journey is going to change how we speak to our technology, how we move around it, and how we leverage data to create customer experience. In this episode, we interview , CEO at and Head of Software Development and Technology at the , about entrepreneurship and how company culture strongly relates to product, whether frontend, backend, or full stack. Join us as...

Duration:00:54:08

Low Code Development and the Future of Software Developers w/ Paul Du Bois

8/24/2021
Software developers are a rare commodity. So, when an app needs to be built in a developer’s absence, it requires a low code or no code solution. However, low code/no code is not always the answer. What should be done, then? In this episode, we interview , CEO and Founder of , about the explosion of low code/no code applications and why the high need for software developers will continue. What we discuss: - A deep dive into low code & no code applications - Understanding...

Duration:00:51:12