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Alpha Geek Podcast: CIOs and Technical Leaders
67 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
AGP Ep 35: Peter Evans-Greenwood—Welcome to the future, we have robots
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.
83 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
AGP Ep 34: Michael Reid—Sales is a critical part of life, especially for leaders
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.
51 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
AGP Ep 33: Jeff Haden—From Upworker to global thought leader. How to maintain your motivation all the way to the top
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.
47 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
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.
15 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
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.
46 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
AGP Ep 30: Karin Geraghty—Shifting the gravity from tech skills to people skills
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.
57 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
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.
45 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
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.
68 minutes | May 29, 2017
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.
52 minutes | May 8, 2017
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.
66 minutes | Apr 3, 2017
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.
53 minutes | Mar 20, 2017
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.
40 minutes | Mar 6, 2017
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.
42 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
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.
40 minutes | Feb 20, 2017
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.
67 minutes | Feb 13, 2017
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.
50 minutes | Feb 6, 2017
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.
49 minutes | Jan 30, 2017
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.
49 minutes | Jan 23, 2017
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.
79 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
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.
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