Hello, I'm Ivan Teong,
a product manager
based in Sydney.

About Me

I'm passionate about intuitive design and innovative technology.


I've shipped platform and product experiences at scale, automated hybrid cloud infrastructure and led a startup's development from idea to launch.


Atlassian Product Manager
January 2018 - Present

Atlassian develops products that unleash the potential of teams. Currently enabling the Jira brand to expand beyond technical teams to all departments by cross-flowing Jira Software users to Jira Work Management.

SolveXia DevOps Engineer
December 2015 - November 2017

SolveXia is an enterprise process automation platform for clients in finance, insurance and travel. Designed and automated cloud systems infrastructure, researching and experimenting with new cloud technologies.

TradeSumo Co-Founder
January 2014 - August 2016

TradeSumo is eBay for trading, a marketplace for trading 2nd hand goods in local communities. Led 3 software engineers and 1 designer to develop web app with < $1000 and built user communities of 1000+ before launch.


University of New South Wales Master of Information Technology, e-Commerce Systems

Achieved 1st of 182 students (Web Applications Engineering) and awarded AUD$1000 for The WiseTech Global COMP9321 Prize. Achieved 1st for team project (e-Enterprise Project) and awarded AUD$1000 for The WiseTech Global COMP9323 Prize.

University of New South Wales Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance

Achieved 3rd and awarded USD$500 for the Inventure Prize. Awarded Entrepreneur Club Member of the Year by University of Florida's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


I love to share my learnings from working in product and technology.

Feel free to reach out if you enjoy my posts.

  • Product Experiments

    How to run product experiments Learn More

  • Film-making

    What I learnt at film school about making good products Learn More

  • Product Management - Art or Science?

    Is product management more of an art or a science? Learn More

  • Cloud Computing Technologies

    Understand SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, CaaS and FaaS in Cloud Computing Learn More

Digital Art

A collection of my digital art drawings...

Sept 2020


Nov 2020

Dragon Ball

Feb 2021

Finding Nemo

Oct 2020

Summer Butterfly

Aug 2021

Creepy Pumpkin

Nov 2021

Misty Autumn

Apr 2022

Pink Lady

May 2022


Feb 2022

Aurora Borealis

Apr 2021

The Twelve Apostles

Nov 2020

Haunted Forest

Aug 2020


Dec 2022

World Cup

Oct 2022


Jul 2022

Water Lilies

Feb 2023


Jan 2022

Year of the Tiger


Snapshots of my wanderlust and memories.


Poland (2011)

Some of the wonderful friends whom I met in Poland... great memories!


Dubai (2019)

Donning the dress required in Dubai and playing music...


Abu Dhabi (2019)

Admiring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a key place of worship for prayers.


Chicago (2014)

Who doesn't want to snuggle under the bean in Chicago?

Hong Kong

Atlassian User Group (2019)

Presenting at an Atlassian user group for the first time and overseas in Hong Kong!


Rome (2012)

1st snowstorm in 20+ years! The whole city's traffic was down!


Jeju (2018)

When my brother tries to stand on my hand in Jeju Island...


Kyoto (2008)

I should return to Japan sometime to visit this temple made of gold!


Kyoto (2022)

Path of a thousand torii gates...


Tokyo (2022)

At the top of Tokyo Towers!

Newcastle, NSW

Hang Gliding (2021)

First time hang gliding and feeling like a bird!


UNSW (2011)

Once an AIESECer, always an AIESECer!


San Francisco (2014)

The red bridge connecting the city to Oakland.


Cockington Green Gardens (2020)

Enjoying viewing the mini versions of cities around the world!


Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) (2018)

Learning how to make a film - it is very much like making a software product, only higher risk as you can't iterate on it after release.

Jervois Bay

Sandboarding (2016)

Boarding down sand dunes in Jervois Bay!


Marty Cagan (2018)

Finally got to meet author of "Inspired", Marty Cagan!


Snowski (2011)

First time snowski in Prague mountains - I got lost while returning to base!


Death Railway Train (2019)

Steam locomotive used during World War 2 that commemorates the construction of the Death Railway between Thailand and Myanmar.


Saigon (2018)

Vietnamese love sitting on low tables and chairs outside the restaurant. It definitely took me a while to get used to it!


Startup Weekend (2014)

My first startup, TradeSumo, was born at a Startup Weekend. My co-founder and I decided to continue after the hackathon.


Skydiving (2013)

Right before my first skydiving!

Gold Coast

Surfers' Paradise (2021)

View from SkyPoint Observation Deck


Rottnest Island (2022)

With our friendly Quokkas in Rottnest Island

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