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.

#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.

#27 - Tech Entrepreneurship Venture from Israel to Vietnam - Doron Shachar

Doron Shachar is an Israeli entrepreneur living in Vietnam and the founder of Renova Cloud, a Cloud Consulting Partner in Vietnam. In this episode, we looked at the essence of Israeli entrepreneurship and discussed in-depth about Vietnam's technology trends and his tips on how to venture successfully into Southeast Asia.

#26 - Experience Design—Apple's Best Kept Secret - Tim Kobe

Tim Kobe is a design leader and founder of Eight Inc., an award-winning strategic design firm widely recognized as “Apple’s best kept secret”. In this episode, we looked at how successful brands build radical impact by creating ground-breaking human experiences with Experience Design.

#25 - Software Craftsmanship & Modernization - Sandro Mancuso

Sandro Mancuso is the author of “The Software Craftsman” and co-founder of Codurance. In this episode, Sandro shared his great insights on how developers can become a software craftsman to achieve technical excellence, and the principles behind a successful software modernization.

#24 - Best Practices for Your Developer Onboarding Process - Tanaka Mutakwa

Tanaka Mutakwa is the VP of Engineering at Names & Faces and founder of the Tech Leadership community in South Africa. In this episode, Tanaka shared with me his best practices for onboarding new technical hires and developers into the team, tech landscape in Africa, and his “NoDaysOff” lifestyle movement.

#23 - Earn People & Leadership Lessons from Hyperscaling Gojek - Ajey Gore

Ajey Gore is an Operating Partner at Sequoia Capital India who was previously the Group CTO of Gojek. In this episode, Ajey shared his deep beliefs and motto of “earn people, not money” in various aspects of his career and life, leadership lessons, and his remarkable journey hyperscaling Gojek engineering team.