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Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Technology

Is your business a critical infrastructure asset?

Last month, the New Zealand Stock Exchange came to a standstill as cyber-attackers carried out a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Overwhelming servers with a flood of traffic, the attackers halted the site’s main board, debt and Fonterra shareholder markets. Aftershocks were felt around the country, with trading effectively frozen for four…

17 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Unlocking VTS data for optimal port operations

With $1.2 billion worth of trade moving through Australian ports every day, it is not surprising that the role of ports as a ‘service provider’ – and not just a ‘landowner’ - is becoming increasingly important. Dr. Tim Wilkes of Marico Marine believes real time data, like that collected by vessel traffic systems (VTS), will…

2 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Leadership & Communication

COVID-19 is as much an aged care mental health crisis as it is a physical one, researcher says

Australia was approximately fourteen months into its Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic took hold. For a sector already beset with staffing, skilling and budgetary constraints, the pandemic has had a profound impact, prompting some to describe it as an “aged care crisis”. Whilst much of the…

26 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Industry 4.0 and implications for the maritime workforce

When plans to build the world’s first fully autonomous container vessel, the MV Yara Birkeand, were first unveiled, opinions varied as to whether the project would give way to an autonomy of things revolution in maritime. Rolls-Royce's Oskar Levander took an optimistic slant famously remarking, "This is happening. It's not if, it's when. The technologies needed to…

25 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Leadership & Communication | Uncategorised

Ten ways virtual conferences trump live events

They say adversity is often the catalyst for change and for large-scale events, COVID-19 has been no exception. With ongoing public health policies, like border closures and social distancing, virtual conferences are fast becoming the norm for Australian business. In fact, 85% of companies are now using digital channels for education purposes. With live policy…

20 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

The new normal – why all businesses need to commit to sustainability

In an increasingly climate-impacted economy, companies around the world are waking up to the need to place sustainability at the heart of their business strategy. What was once considered an extreme liberal discussion is now becoming mainstream practice, with a steep rise in sustainable business models and practices over the last decade. Today, 90 percent of…

6 Apr 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Leadership & Communication

To merge or not to merge – a modern dilemma for health insurers

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is ramping up pressure for health insurance companies to amalgamate, as part of the sector’s “financial recovery plan”. At an industry level, the rationale for a largescale M&A push is clear. But at a company level it is often less so, explains Police Health Chief Executive, Scott Williams. “Consolidation…

4 Mar 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

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
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