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 is now the CIO of Streamline Products and an active champion for the development of young people in the community.
Ted Tencza is the CTO for finder.com.au Australia’s biggest and fastest growing financial and utility deal finder.
Ted started his career as a software developer and wanted to make a bigger positive impact. But he stayed deeply connected to technology and other skilled professionals.
Listen in to hear how this combination (tech + impact) supported his impressive career and accomplishments.
Jenine Beekhuyzen is the Founder of The Tech Girls Movement, inspiring and empowering young women to consider and pursue careers in tech industries. Listen to hear about the skills gap we’ll face over the next 5-10 years and what we can do about it. We also discuss how we can normalise the conversation and what we can do to challenge our unconscious bias.
Stuart Gibbon’s first role in an IT organisation was CIO. He is now leading the Digital Strategy development for WA government in the Office of the CIO. Stuart knows how to lead and how to efficiently progress your career, and he shares his tips and learnings in this episode.
James Lush is the CEO of Lush Digital Media and a local radio personality in Perth. Listen to hear about how the media industry is undergoing massive upheaval due to digital disruption and how James is looking to the future. We also discuss Jame’s commitment to his values and how that shapes his role as a leader and everything his team does.
Holly Tattersall is the CEO and founder of Digital Talent Co a recruitment agency specialising in helping companies find the very best Digital talent. She has also founded and grown the Women in Digital organisation who provide community, mentoring and opportunities for women in the industry. Holly’s grown the network now across Australia, and internationally in Silicon Valley, Toronto, Israel and Bangladesh!
Morgan Strong is a consultant and digital developer for Gaia Resources. He’s an experienced leader with impressive accomplishments in digital design and transformation programs. But he’s currently happy being back in a more hands-on role. Listen to hear why, and how he leverages the experience of both types of roles to improve what he does.
Matthew Perry is the CIO of the Dulux Group here in Australia. He formed the basis of his leadership philosophy while he played Volleyball at a National level.
Applying and refining insights from the elite sporting arena, Matthew has developed a repeatable approach to creating high-performing teams, which he talks about in this episode.
Kerry Walker is the Director of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood, for Courts Services Victoria.
She has successfully led and delivered significant change to how the Justice system works in Victoria for the betterment of the community in an environment that’s extremely resistant to change.
AGP Ep 3: Anthony Lake—On AI, machine learning, algorithms and influencing people, for data science!
Anthony Lake is the Principal Data Scientist for Complexica. Anthony has experience in leadership and management, but his current role is very hands-on. But he uses his leadership skills to influence clients and stakeholders within the business to get the best outcomes.
Bill Le Blanc is the CIO for South Australia Government Department of Health. He comes from a hands-on technical background, he was an introvert and felt he didn’t enjoy dealing with people. But he pushed outside his comfort zone, and realised he did enjoy working with people, then his career took off.
Welcome to the first episode of the Alpha Geek podcast with your host Andrew Ramsden. Andrew speaks with technical leaders about their leadership journeys, challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome them. This first episode is a short monologue explaining why we started the podcast and what it’s all about.