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The Nuts & Bolts of Business and Technology by A. Spanner. This podcast covers current developments within the business and technology landscape globally, but with a focus on the impact in Australia & New Zealand.

A Spanner in the Works Andreas Spanner

    • Business
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The Nuts & Bolts of Business and Technology by A. Spanner. This podcast covers current developments within the business and technology landscape globally, but with a focus on the impact in Australia & New Zealand.

    Optus VP of IT Yoke Kong Seow on how to execute an Agile Transformation at Scale

    Optus VP of IT Yoke Kong Seow on how to execute an Agile Transformation at Scale

    This episode is jam packed with valuable insight on how to execute an Agile transformation at scale. We cover topics from how to align and prioritise across teams to tribe and squad OKRs, funding, lessons learned and much more.

    This is a recording of our pre-Covid conversation. With with Wilson Toh.

    How it all started - The reasons for embarking on an Agile journey [0] 
    Squad Alignment & Agile frameworks [5] 
    Prioritisation [6] 
    Internal allies, barriers & where Agile doesn’t fit [8] 
    Showcase as a change management tool [11] 
    IT is now part of the business [13] 
    Change resistance [15] 
    Kicking off working Agile & Support for people [16] 
    Risk mitigation and tribe VS squad OKRs [18] 
    Things we learned and are learning & Architectural governance [21] 
    Changing Employee & Leadership behaviour [22] 
    Demand and release prioritisation and alignment [24] 
    Funding & expected outcomes [25] 
    Lessons Learned & Recommendations [27] 

    • 28 min
    Justin Hennessy - CTO at Neto Global, Maropost & Outfit.io

    Justin Hennessy - CTO at Neto Global, Maropost & Outfit.io

    Justin shares great insights about his journey from low confidence to achieving his goal he set for himself - to become a CTO.

    And as a CTO Justin shares great insights on a variety of topics from how to build and run a SaaS product, balancing buisness realities with technical excellence, why future proofing is a bad idea in the first then minutes alone. Then we discuss SRE, how to evolve and organisations DevOps capability maturity, metrics, leadership VS Leadership and why you don't  need deadlines.
    How to build & run a SaaS productHow to balance technical excellence with business realities Why future proofing is bad idea [- 10:00}The importance of blurring the lines of development and infrastructure [14:00] How to get started with DevOps & evolve the maturity [16:00] and how it becomes a ‘whole of business philosophy' How Leadership, Trust and Empowerment are connected [19:00] Why you have to hand a business problem over to the technical teams instead of solutions [24:00] Metrics [25] Why you don’t need deadlines [27] Team Topologies [32] The importance of genuine, humble & servant leadership [32:30] 

    • 34 min
    Terry Lee - Head of Innovation & Technology, Leonardo Consulting

    Terry Lee - Head of Innovation & Technology, Leonardo Consulting

    Join Terry in this episode to learn how technology and innovation fit into the Leonardo consulting business.
    In this episode, we discuss innovation blueprints, process metrics, multi and hybrid cloud strategies, Kubernetes and OpenShift as the enablement layer for both multi and hybrid cloud architectures, the future of integration as well as the weakness and strengths of open source

    [time index]
    Integration & consulting blueprints 
    Process metrics 
    Waste and process mining  
    Multi-cloud 16:40 
    Cloud strategy - multi & hybrid cloud 18:00 
    Kubernetes and OpenShift as the foundation for a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy 19:40 
    The future of integration 20:00 
    Weakness & strength of open source 23:00 

    • 28 min
    Hillery Hunter - Global IBM Cloud CTO, VP and IBM Fellow

    Hillery Hunter - Global IBM Cloud CTO, VP and IBM Fellow

    Enjoy Hillery sharing how to build a Cloud, what makes an industry specific Cloud and her thoughts on what's next in the Cloud space. We are also discussing what special ingredients IBM brings to the Cloud market for its customers.

    00:00 IBM Fellows - a team of Nobel Prize winners, open source contributors and complex problem solvers 
    04:00 Munich - You gotta love Munich! 
    05:00 The silicon world explained for software engineers and how it fits into an Agile delivery world 
    10:00 How do you design a Cloud 
    23:00 How is a vertical cloud different - designing an ecosystem and the right compliance posture in the context of the biggest barrier of entry 
    29:00 The future of industry Clouds and associated ecosystems 
    32:00 What’s next in Cloud  

    • 40 min
    Katherine Squire - VP of Global Technology at Nasdaq

    Katherine Squire - VP of Global Technology at Nasdaq

    Having held senior engineering leadership roles at ASX, Macquarie Bank and globally at Nasdaq Katherine Squire knows what it takes to run and support national infrastructure.
    As one of the top female technology leaders in the region, Katherine shares deep insights into market changes, software engineering, how to deal with tech debt and where/which metrics make sense. 
    Learn about the importance of 'Fear Free Development', Defensive Delivery VS Defensive Design strategies, human capital and what hiring managers look for compared to 20 years ago. 
    Enjoy Katherine's lighthearted way of sharing deep experience and our buzzword bingo.

    Topics by time index:
    0+ 
    Career in Capital Markets Acceleration & job tenure Human capital, skills in the market and how it affects technology choices What skills to hire 10+ 
    The Dead Sea effect and culture Talent & technology - hyperscalers VS Open Source communities Hybrid talent strategies 20+ 
    Fixing the next bottleneck, practical steps for continuous improveents Waterfall and where to go from there Choosing the right metrics, measuring waste and impact on team morale Developer utilisation  How Consistent innovation and confidence create a virtuous circle 30+ 
    Fear Free Development Automation  Defensive Delivery VS Defensive Design Strategy Security & shift left and organisational change Tech debt addressed consciously & accelerators Digital Transformation & why they are failing 40+ 
    The "Brent’s" from the Phoenix Project Career Advice 

    • 43 min
    With Sol Cates, CTO & Principal Technologist for Cloud Security at Thales Group

    With Sol Cates, CTO & Principal Technologist for Cloud Security at Thales Group

    Hear from Sol interesting concepts like Exit to Community, his view on how to enable everyone to be the best self and why being a good guy in Cyber is way more interesting than hacking itself.
    00:00 Improving political systems through technology and decentralisation of trust 12:00 Security is playing the long game 13:00 CNCF, White-hat hackers and rise of the technologists 14:30 Cyber, Fixing root access and improving systems on a daily basis 15:30 Cybersecurity is straight forward - but there's a lot to it 17:40 Cyber Defense is more rewarding 20:20 Threat modelling to aid decision making and web hooks needed for global innovations 24:00 Executives need help - It's not about poking it's about investing - Successful Change Management is about great leadership 28:00 5G, IoT, Kubernetes, edge, software is eating the world - there's a lot potential to mess up & how we tackle it. 32:00 Different approaches to Security in an Hybrid-Multi-Cloud 

    • 35 min

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