7 episodes

Peer Check is a podcast for engineering leaders who want to challenge the status quo by finding better ways for design teams to work together. 

Each episode features a conversation with an industry leader about how they’re innovating and the concrete steps they took to do it. If you’re looking to improve your team’s communication, collaboration, and decision-making, this is the place for you.

Welcome to Peer Check.

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Peer Check is a podcast for engineering leaders who want to challenge the status quo by finding better ways for design teams to work together. 

Each episode features a conversation with an industry leader about how they’re innovating and the concrete steps they took to do it. If you’re looking to improve your team’s communication, collaboration, and decision-making, this is the place for you.

Welcome to Peer Check.

    #6 — How to Bring Manufacturing into the Digital Age

    #6 — How to Bring Manufacturing into the Digital Age

    From legacy infrastructure to prohibitive costs, innovating within the manufacturing world comes with many obstacles.
    On today’s episode, we discuss what it takes to shake things up, introduce new methods, and decide which digital transformation trends are worth paying attention to (and which aren’t).
    In this conversation with Robin Dechant, Co-founder of Aveo, you’ll hear:
    Aveo’s origin story
    The most exciting digital transformation trends in manufacturing
    The biggest obstacles holding innovation back
    How disruption happens in manufacturing


    More information about Robin Dechant and today’s topics:
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robindechant/
    Company Website: https://aveo.one/
    Peer Check Homepage: https://www.colabsoftware.com/podcast/peer-check


    To hear this interview and more like it, subscribe to Peer Check! Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website—or just search for Peer Check in your favourite podcast player.

    • 41 min
    #5 — Why Tech is More Powerful With the Right Collaborative Relationships

    #5 — Why Tech is More Powerful With the Right Collaborative Relationships

    Implementing change in an industry as complex as shipbuilding is extraordinarily difficult to accomplish.
    But sometimes change is necessary to keep up with technological innovations. The best way to get through it? With an open, collaborative mindset.
    In this conversation with Chad Mercer, Director of Delivery at Genoa Design International , you’ll hear:
    How industries are adapting to the demand for better, greener, and more efficient technology
    The driving factors for industry-wide changes
    How the Genoa Academy helps people transition from other engineering and manufacturing roles into shipbuilding
    How collaboration helps companies thrive during the digital transformation process  


    More information about Chad Mercer and today’ s topics:
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-mercer-82341b6/
    Company Website: https://genoadesign.com/
    Peer Check Homepage: https://www.colabsoftware.com/podcast/peer-check  


    To hear this interview and more like it, subscribe to Peer Check! Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website—or just search for Peer Check in your favourite podcast player.

    • 38 min
    #4 — Why Engineering Leaders Need to Build Strong Relationships

    #4 — Why Engineering Leaders Need to Build Strong Relationships

    All great engineering managers have one thing in common: they know how to build strong relationships.
    Those relationships become the key to unlocking career progression, building trust, and earning the authority to implement new methods.
    Hear our conversation with Leila Kheradpir, Program Manager at StarFish Medical, as she chats with host Adam Keating about:
    How building strong relationships is vital to succeeding as a leader
    The differences between a technical manager and a people manager
    Why true leaders need to be big-picture thinkers  


    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Peer Check in your favourite podcast player.

    • 32 min
    #3 — Engineering in the Cloud w/David Heiny

    #3 — Engineering in the Cloud w/David Heiny

    The engineering world may have been slower than other industries to embrace cloud-based tools, but that gap is narrowing. More and more engineering teams are seeing the value of cloud-native solutions that integrate well with other tools.
    In this episode, we speak with David Heiny, CEO at SimScale, about recent trends in engineering software, the future of simulation tools, and the challenges of making change within engineering organizations.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Strategies to successfully bring cloud tools into your organization
    The future role of simulation across the product lifecycle
    The tricky balance of conserving value vs. driving innovation

    • 36 min
    #2 — Embracing The 21st Century w/ Ivan Filipic

    #2 — Embracing The 21st Century w/ Ivan Filipic

    Today’s workers want modern tech. The 21st century is well underway, and workplaces need to keep up if they want to attract (and retain) top talent.
    In this episode, we speak with Ivan Filipic, Director of Operations and Engineering Centre at Schneider Electric Field Service, about creating a culture of improvement in large engineering companies. After 24 years in the industry, he knows how to get things done.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Successfully implementing change in the engineering space
    Adopting digital tools and embracing the 21st century
    The challenge of proving ROI and getting buy-in

    • 27 min
    #1 — Managing Your Team and Supply Chain w/Greg Smyth

    #1 — Managing Your Team and Supply Chain w/Greg Smyth

    How do great engineers become great leaders? It takes more than a title change—it takes a mindset change.
    In this episode, we speak with Gregory Smyth, former Group Manager at Tesla turned Career Pivot Coach at Career Pivot Accelerator, about best practices for managing both your team and your supply chain.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Leading an engineering team effectively
    Managing your supplier relationships
    Making strategic supply chain decisions      


    Check out the book Greg mentioned:
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

tmw465 ,

Really informative and engaging!

Excited to see the learnings that come from these conversations!

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