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Diversifying the rail industry workforce – challenges and opportunities

The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace extends far beyond fairness and equal rights, and is key to enhancing the future of Australia’s rail sector, according to Matthew Clifford-Jones of Aurizon. “Creating a culture where everybody feels safe and included to come to work should be a priority for every organisation, but also,…

24 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Legal

Is there a case for a Media Freedom Act? An interview with Professor Peter Greste

When former Al Jazeera journalist, Professor Peter Greste, was captured and imprisoned in Egypt - after his reporting of a topic believed to be compromising national security - he began thinking about the seeming tradeoff between the need for national security and democracy. Populist pressure to clamp down on national security threats, post 9/11, has seen…

11 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Tackling predictive maintenance – a project management perspective

Predictive maintenance (PM) is the future of asset management in the rail sector, and a good data analytics project is the way to get there. A successful data analytics project can analyse seemingly unrelated train data and predict future equipment and system failures with confidence levels as high as 80 per cent or more. However, orchestrating this kind…

3 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

How to develop your company’s ‘innovation muscle’

Disruptive trends like AI, ‘internet of things’ and ‘as a service’ business models are transforming the expectations of consumers and demanding that we all do business in a different, more innovative, way. With tech giants like Google and Microsoft submitting thousands of AI patent applications and investing heavily in this space, other companies are beginning…

18 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Looking for ways to dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand?

Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas The New Zealand Rail Pitching Competition was launched in 2017 to offer young professionals the opportunity to pitch their ideas to today’s rail leaders, raise their profile and be in the running to win a TranzAlpine journey of a lifetime. Along the way,…

20 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Creating a healthy operating theatre team culture – insights from Scott Dutton

Have you ever been to a restaurant where, in the short time it takes you to order and eat a meal, you get a pretty good insight into the workplace dynamics? Whether the waiters get along; how overbearing the manager is; whether the staff are overworked and unhappy? As well as preventing costly setbacks like…

14 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

How to maximise your online personal brand

Your online presence says a lot about you and in today’s world it could make or break your success. But what exactly should we be sharing online; and how? Ahead of the Future Women Executive Summit, we spoke with Lynn Dang of Microsoft who shared some ideas on how to strategically maximise your online personal…

7 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology

Enhancing mobile networks in a 5G world

Australia’s fifth generation (5G) broadband rollout is now well underway and is soon set to go live, with Telstra and Optus both committed to selling 5G products and services in 2019; and Vodafone in the near future. With its ultrafast network speeds and lower latency, 5G is expected to make a big impact on the…

25 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

How will the Huawei ban affect the 5G rollout?

Since the onset of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, global productivity has slowed, at times, to the point of stagnation. This ‘productivity slowdown’ has manifested, among other things, as low GDP and wage growth. In other words, productivity matters at both a national and individual level. David Kennedy of Ovum believes that enterprise…

7 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

Game-Storming – “Play to get ideas”

Game storming can lead to serious business results: I used game storming in an energy company to bring people to work together and remove communication barriers. Teaming is great and with the right simulation I managed to draw engagements and participation from all levels in meetings and discussions. The biggest problem is not playing the…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights
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