Inspiring Tech Leaders

The Technology Podcast Series

S1 Episode 18 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Dave Roberts, Global IT Director at Stantec and NED


In this week's episode of the Inspiring Tech Leaders Podcast, the roles have been reversed as we revisit an interview conducted earlier this year when I featured on the Empowered Leaders in Tech Podcast with Sue Parker.

In this podcast I share my own career journey and insights, and hopefully provide guidance and inspiration for others as they continue to grow and develop their careers.

I hope you enjoy this episode and many thanks again to Sue Parker for allowing me to share this interview.

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S1 Episode 17 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Barbara Gottardi, Chief Information Officer Europe at Vanguard

Barbara Gottardi

This week my special guest is Barbara Gottardi, the European Chief Information Officer for Vanguard. Barbara joined Vanguard in September 2020, after an extensive and impressive career with HSBC spanning more than 16 years. During her time at HSBC, Barbara held the role of Chief Information Officer within Retail Banking, as well as also being a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Risk Admin Officer.

Barbara has also worked for Fortis Investments, Reuters and Peregrine Systems during her career.

She has Masters degree in Business Administration and Business Management qualifications from the University of London and Cambridge Judge Business School.

Barbara is a true leader and an extremely capable Chief Information and Operation Officer focussed on delivery, determined to bring structure to chaos and build high performing global teams.

In this episode Barbara and I discuss how to harness innovation from across a global organisation and how it can encourage IP Reuse. We talk about the importance of building geographically dispersed teams that are empowered and trusted to deliver digital solutions for their customers.

Barbara provides fascinating insight into how automation is enabling Vanguard to be a truly digital business and highlights how technology is successfully underpinning the overall organisational strategy.

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S1 Episode 16 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Tony Healy, Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Ticketer

Tony Healy

This week my special guest on the Inspiring Tech Leaders podcast is Tony Healy, who is the Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Ticketer.

Tony is also a Non-Executive Director with Trafford Leisure and has held several senior roles including the CIO for Mobica, the Global Information Officer and Security Officer for the Walls Family Enterprise and the Group IT Director for AES. He is a fellow of the BCS, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Tony is a globally experienced, award-winning and industry recognised CTO and CIO with significant success in leading cross-functional teams to design and integrate leading-edge IT solutions across a range of organisations.

In this episode Tony and I discuss the cultural differences when working in private equity backed businesses, family run firms and publicly traded organisations. We also explore how to create high performing development teams and the impact that low code / no code platforms are having across the wider tech industry.

Tony is a specialist at launching and delivering programs that safeguard data, streamline operations, automate processes, promote innovation and advance business needs and strategy. Hear how he is able to maintain a culture of innovation but also ensure that organisations remain cyber aware and secure.

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S1 Episode 15 - Inspiring Tech Leaders - Rising Stars of Technology - Alina Timofeeva

Alina Timofeeva

This week I'm pleased to introduce a new segment to the podcast that recognises the Rising Stars of Technology.

In this new segment I will be talking with up and coming Technology leaders and learning more about their journey to becoming the next generation of CxO's.

I'm delighted to welcome Alina Timofeeva to the podcast, who is a Senior Manager at KPMG and has previously worked for Accenture and PwC.

Alina is a multi-award winning executive who has been recognised in the Top 50 Women in Software List and also the Tech Women 100.

Alina shares her incredible story of how she grew up in Russia and developed a successful technology career in London.

Hear how Alina is helping to support our migrant community and her involvement in mentoring programmes to support diversity and inclusion.

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S1 Episode 14 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Sue Parker, Founder of Empowered Leaders in Tech

Sue Parker

This week on the Inspiring Tech Leaders podcast I'm joined by Sue Parker, the Founder of Empowered Leaders in Tech.

Sue talks about her journey into Technology and her passion for helping ambitious professionals to become empowered leaders.

Hear how Sue has created a platform for personal and professional development to enable people to feel motivated and fulfilled in their roles. Sue describes how she was able to overcome the imposter syndrome as a developer and find her path forward as a successful coach and mentor.

We discuss how to create a structure as a path to successfully achieving your goals and long term objectives. Sue provides guidance on how to develop personal branding and moving up the organisational value chain.

If you would like to hear more about Empowered Leaders in Tech please visit or connect directly with Sue via her LinkedIn profile -

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