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

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.

Duration: 00:47:03

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

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.

Duration: 00:15:14

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

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.

Duration: 00:56:42

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

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.

Duration: 00:44:59

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

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.

Duration: 01:08:04

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

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.

Duration: 00:51:39

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

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.

Duration: 01:05:43

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

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.

Duration: 00:53:01

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

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.

Duration: 00:40:05

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

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.

Duration: 00:41:32

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

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.

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

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.

Duration: 01:07:08

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

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.

Duration: 00:49:33

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

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.

Duration: 00:49:23

AGP Ep 17: Jen Bunk—Perfecting your ‘people stack’, all top performers have a coach

Jen Bunk is the Founder of People Stack Academy a leadership development consultancy for technology leaders. Her passion is organisational and leadership psychology and putting that into action to help new leaders grow.

Duration: 00:49:21

AGP Ep 16: Craig Thomler—90% of digital disruption is still to come, impacts for government

Craig Thomler has digital experience in public and private sector and is a serial entrepreneur, from social media to oil rigs! We discuss the incredibly disruptive effects of digital transformation we're yet to see and the inevitable impacts for governments around the world.

Duration: 01:18:22

AGP Ep 15: Kim Hopwood—People, Process, Products and Profit

Kim Hopwood is the Managing Director of Pusher and Marcel, Australian Digital agencies. Kim started Pusher in his early twenties and had to learn leadership lessons as the company grew. Listen to hear about his personal leadership framework.

Duration: 00:41:38

AGP Ep 14: Peter Buckmaster—Transformational leaders provide vision and narrative

Peter Buckmaster is the Director of Digital Services for the NSW Department of Education. Peter has had a varied career but there’s a consistent thread. Peter has always provided vision and narrative to lead the organisation forwards.

Duration: 00:39:13

AGP Ep 13: Hasan Anjum—The power of diversity and lifelong learning

Hasan Anjum has a broad technical background starting as a Software Engineer working his way up to lead transformation programs within South Australian government. In this episode, hear about Hasan’s journey and the challenges he faced.

Duration: 01:16:03

AGP Ep 12: John Smilek—Getting the best from ASD in IT, both challenges and superpowers

John Smilek had a difficult childhood, and Aspergers on top of that. But John’s eye-opening experiences early in life lead to a positive outlook and a passion for personal development. John in now the is the CIO of Streamline Products and an active champion for the development of young people in the community.

Duration: 01:21:58

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