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By Henry Suryawirawan

Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building great technical teams and achieving technical excellence. Find out what makes them great and how to apply those lessons to your work and team.

#38 - The Tech Executive Operating System - Aviv Ben-Yosef

Aviv Ben-Yosef is an advisor and consultant for tech executives to help them create world-class engineering teams. In this episode, Aviv shared with me in-depth about “The Tech Executive Operating System“, his latest book for tech leaders to maximize their leverage and make great impact in an organization.

#37 - Lean Inception & Fun Retrospectives - Paulo Caroli

Paulo Caroli is a Principal consultant at Thoughtworks and the author of Lean Inception and FunRetrospectives. In this episode, Paulo shared in-depth with me about Lean Inception, the importance of shifting our mindset from project to product, and also how to conduct effective retrospectives with FunRetrospectives.

#36 - Building High-Performing Teams with Observability and CI/CD - Charity Majors

Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb. In this episode, we discussed about building high-performing teams by having observability and CI/CD as the critical pillars to support it, the 5th key metric, and the engineer/manager pendulum.

#35 - AirAsia Super App Transformation and Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic - Pablo Sanz

Pablo Sanz is the CTO of AirAsia. In this episode, Pablo shared the tough challenges that AirAsia went through during the COVID-19 pandemic, how it pivoted and transformed from being a traditional airline company into becoming an ASEAN super app.

#34 - Improving Developers’ Productivity with Universal Code Search and Sourcegraph - Beyang Liu

Beyang Liu is the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, a tool that brings universal code search capability for developers. In this episode, he shared his view about developers’ productivity, how to measure it, the danger of proxy metrics, and the rationale for universal code search to cope in the current era of “Big Code”.

#33 - Simplicity Playbook for Innovators - Jin Kang Møller

Jin Kang Møller is an award-winning customer experience strategist, design practitioner, and author of “The Simplicity Playbook for Innovators“. In this episode, Jin shared with me in-detail her perspectives on simplicity and how simplicity naturally leads to innovation, along with her powerful framework, “Simplicity Diamond“.

#32 - CIO Leadership Lessons from Singapore's First CIO - Alex Siow

With a career that spans over four decades, Alex Siow is well-known as Singapore’s first CIO and also the author of “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO”. In this episode, Alex shared his insights on the CIO role, the traits of a good CIO, how a CIO manages priority, risk and governance, and his leadership philosophy.

#31 - Sustainable Digital Innovation at BNY Mellon - Johnny Wijaya

Johnny Wijaya is the Head of BNY Mellon APAC Innovation Center. In this episode, we learn from Johnny the sustainable innovation story at BNY Mellon, what it means to be digital, its innovation playbook, advice on digital transformation, and his personal innovation transformation journey.

#30 - The Engineering Career Dilemma & Growing Through Self-Reflection - Annie Vella

Annie Vella is a technologist with almost two decades of engineering and technology leadership experience. In this episode, Annie shared her engineering career dilemma story of resisting getting into management early in her career, and her unique approach to helping others grow through self-reflection and storytelling.

#29 - A Guide to Technical Writing and Content Creation - Helen Scott

Helen Scott is a technical writer and Java Developer Advocate at JetBrains. In this episode, we discussed many things about technical writing, such as the technical writer role definition, the traits of a good technical writer, and how to create a good technical content.