25 episodes

Explore the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game. In each episode, we meet senior technology professionals who have the coolest jobs in tech and ask them to share how they’ve got to the top of their career. Expect conversations with global experts including cyber security leaders, directors of data, chief technology officers and augmented reality specialists.

How Did You Get That Job‪?‬ Hays

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Explore the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game. In each episode, we meet senior technology professionals who have the coolest jobs in tech and ask them to share how they’ve got to the top of their career. Expect conversations with global experts including cyber security leaders, directors of data, chief technology officers and augmented reality specialists.

    Embedding sustainability into technology with Ellen Wu (Manulife)

    Embedding sustainability into technology with Ellen Wu (Manulife)

    In this episode we spend time with Ellen Wu, the CIO of Manulife China (or Manulife- SInochem), the JV in China. She shares how working on a UN think tank opened her eyes to the opportunity and responsibility which the technology industry has around sustainability. Ever since it has become a passion project of hers to learn and help influence those around her into more sustainable practice. 

    Other guests we’ve had in the series have mostly come to technology via a non-traditional career path. Ellen, however, studied for a Data Science degree and in this episode she talks about how she felt that it gave her that immediate connection with the colleagues around her and enabled her to accelerate her career. We discuss other popular topics, like recruiting for roles within her team and why people should choose a career in tech, and also delve into her experiences of being a woman in technology in China, about which she shares a very funny story. 

    By listening to this episode, you will:
    Discover more about a Data Science degree: what Ellen learned, the work-life balance and also the advantages which were gained as a result.Find out how she looks for attitude and aptitude over skills when recruiting to her team, as those qualities are key to ensuring you succeed while tools change all the time.Hear her thoughts on how the tech industry are creating the most inclusive tools ever for all mankind and how that tool creation mindset needs to be applied to the wider industry to help more diverse inclusion of teams.If you would like to learn more about how the tech industry is becoming more sustainable, we encourage you to check the Hays sustainability blog where you will get expert comment, articles and tips to be more effective in your thinking. 

    • 30 min
    Mentorship – the foundations for a successful career in tech

    Mentorship – the foundations for a successful career in tech

    This is a special episode dedicated to mentorship and how it can help your career. Since starting this podcast and talking to successful tech leaders, mentorship has always been a topic which has been spoken about glowingly. These leaders have all spoken about how and why mentorship is responsible for where they are today, the confidence it’s given them and what they’ve learned as a result. 
    This episode looks back on these moments and we also chat with Thea Watson, Global Customer Experience Manager at Hays. She talks about what to look for in a mentor, what can consist in a mentorship programme and tips on how to measure success. 
    We have recently released the Learning Mindset Report 2022, where we have surveyed 20,000 workers and employers to discover their Attitude, Aptitude and Availability to learning new skills. This touches upon mentorship too and some analysis on the results found are in this podcast. You can read the report in full here.

    • 17 min
    Defining and delivering success for clients with John deCraen (Kroll)

    Defining and delivering success for clients with John deCraen (Kroll)

    In this episode we meet John deCraen. He is the Associate Managing Director for Cyber at Kroll, a consultancy organisation who, among their services, offer digital investigations and incident response. John speaks about the daily challenges he faces, how he helps clients to protect themselves against attacks and his career experiences with digital forensics.

    Presenter, Shaun Cheatham, speaks in more depth with John about his career and how he had a later start than those around him, and how hard work was the one thing which helped accelerate his career. In this episode he shares with us what he looks for in potential team members, with plenty of tips for you. 

    Listening to this episode you will:
    Hear John explain why it’s never too late to change your career and offer tips on how to succeed.Learn why you should never rest upon what you have already achieved and should always be looking to progress. Discover why, when reading something on tech, you must always look for a competing view to make your opinions more rounded.Understand how to deliver core messages to wider teams and stakeholders.

    • 25 min
    Growing a tech company from local to global with Dave Messenger (LianLian)

    Growing a tech company from local to global with Dave Messenger (LianLian)

    The guest in this episode is Dave Messenger. He’s the Executive Chairman of LianLian, a Chinese-born FinTech company he’s helping to go global. Dave discusses starting his career as an apprentice chef, before training to become an engineer and later venturing into leadership positions at Virgin Mobile and American Express.
    Shaun asks Dave about mentorship and its influence on his career, as well as his observations around diversity. We also land upon the topic of failure, which is something Dave looks for when recruiting as a sign the individual has put themselves out there and ultimately had to bounce back.
     Listening to this episode, you will:
    • Discover more about the Executive Chairman role, the challenges which are faced and how the position will innovate and adapt in the coming years.
    • Hear Dave’s three things to consider when creating a long-term sustainable company.
    • Learn why focus groups is a great way to stay up to date on technology and trends within business, as well as for soundboarding ideas and situations.
     

    • 31 min
    Tech in the Public sector with Tariq Khan (Camden Council)

    Tech in the Public sector with Tariq Khan (Camden Council)

    Shaun is joined in this episode by Tariq Khan, the Chief Digital & Information Officer at Camden Council. Tariq started his career in the private sector working for big multinational organisations. However, in the pandemic, and after a lot of reflection, he decided to take up a role with Camden Council to help implement social change.

    Tariq is now responsible for technology on 600 lines of business, from parking solutions to schools to road maintenance. He shares his thoughts on why being a team leader is more like being a head gardener, how to gain trust when collecting data that can help others and the differences in approach between the private and public sectors.

    Listening to this episode, you will:
    Gain tips on how you can maintain working towards a goal, despite everyday real world challengesHear observations on the type of talent which is needed in an every expanding and developing public sector workforceDiscover how reverse mentorship can assist and develop your skills when implemented with all levels of hierarchyLearn how he’s working to achieve a citizen-centred approach to all tech solutions can achieve success for all users           For blogs and insights into the tech industry, visit www.expertsintechnology.hays.com

    • 30 min
    The journey to CIO with Ivan Woo (Qi Group)

    The journey to CIO with Ivan Woo (Qi Group)

    In this episode Shaun is joined by Ivan Woo, who is the Chief Information Officer at the Qi Group. Ivan started his tech career as a programmer and he talks about his passion for working hard and facing challenges which has helped unlock doors for him along the way. Ivan also shares that one of his biggest inspirations is the book ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ by Marshall Goldsmith.
    Listening to this episode, you will:
    Discover why Ivan thinks people should “follow their passion” as, especially in techGain insight into digital transformation and how you should always be looking to re-think processes and challenge what is presently in place. Learn how mentorship has helped Ivan rise through his careerHear Ivan pitch why you should consider working in technologyFor blogs and further insights into careers within the world of technology, then visit www.haystechnology.com. 

    • 27 min

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