What is Culture? Season 3 – Episode #4: Energy

Director, Corporate Program Management OfficeThis week’s episode features Mike Iong, Tangoe’s Director of the Corporate Program Management Office (CPMO). Mike and his team of five other Project Managers, as well as eight members of the Client Triage Project Management team (led by Nick Zembruski), all reside under the IT department, which is headed up by Mark Troller, our CIO.

Mike works from our Parsippany, New Jersey location and has probably one of the best smiles I’ve ever seen. Mike exudes positive energy and continues to influence and impact Tangoe, both internally and externally, as he leads projects and initiatives across multiple departments.

We discuss many topics in this episode, including Mike’s love for Brazilian jiu-jitsu, his relationship with his children, an incredible story of how he met his wife, the influence of his Chinese ancestry, his direct involvement with the Tangoe-MOBI integration team, as well as the current culture and vibe inside the Parsippany office.

Also, there’s an interesting twist at the end of the episode, where Mike pulls a switcheroo, and he becomes the interviewer and I become the interviewee.

Here is my conversation with the extremely optimistic Mike Iong. Let’s all learn from him.

Send Mike Questions for Our Flipping the Tables Episode

As Mike and I mention in this week’s show, we plan to do a special “Flipping the Tables” episode where Mike becomes the host and I become the guest.

What questions do you want Mike to ask me? Send him a message on Microsoft Teams, or email him directly at Michael.Iong@tangoe.com. And please get your questions to Mike no later than December 1, 2019.


About the Podcast

How does Tangoe—a global organization with over 2,000 employees in 11 countries, who has acquired several organizations throughout its nearly 20-year history—maintain, nurture, or alter its collective company culture? Can it be done? Before answering that, an organization must first discover its culture as it currently exists—without judgement. And that’s precisely what this podcast aims to do. Join us as we rediscover Tangoe’s culture through a series of candid interviews with employees, industry analysts, clients, and more. Learn more about the podcast What is Culture?

If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please send me an email at Rocco.Lungariello@tangoe.com. And remember: This podcast is available for download on both Apple & Android devices. Look for it today on your favorite podcast app!

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