25 episodes

New podcast created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Stirring The Pot HERA

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

New podcast created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

    The living building challenge

    The living building challenge

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Former Director of Australia's Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (or SBRC for short) – Professor Paul Cooper.
    His work was focused on bringing together a wide range of researchers to holistically address the challenges of making our buildings sustainable and effective places to live and work in.
    SBRC has a specific focus to retrofit existing buildings to make them more sustainable.
     
    Connect with Paul
    LinkedIn for Paul: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-cooper-06ab623a/
    SBRC Website: https://www.uow.edu.au/sbrc/
    Info about Paul: https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/paul_cooper
    Video on SBRC: https://vimeo.com/408230724
     
    Connect with Troy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
     
     

    • 31 min
    • video
    20/20 VISION - HERA's Future Forum

    20/20 VISION - HERA's Future Forum

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we check in with our CEO Dr Troy Coyle and Metals NZ CE Nick Collins.
    Together we reflect back on the first of HERA's Future Forum Conference which this year was aptly called 20/20 VISION.
    Its theme was visualising the future - and our goal was to look at discussing some of the key challenges facing our industry so that together we could come up with ways to solve these issues and help our industry be more future focused.
     
    Throughout this podcast we touch on the following aspects of the event:
    Nation Breakfast - hosted by HR Specialist Alia Bojilova and a panel of engineering students, this delved into the skills crisis, labour shortages, the future of work, and how we can better attract and retain talent.
    A futurists view on steel - presented by Futurist Chris Riddell. This NZ Steel sponsored keynote speaker delved into future opportunities and threats of disruption for our industry and the world in general!
    Steel bridge to the future - presented by MX3D CEO Gijs Van der Velden. This keynote speaker came to us from Amsterdam where he presented on his robotics lab and 3D-printing business which has changed the face of architectural fabrication through optimisation. Using learning from his project to deliver the worlds first 3D-printed steel bridge to explain the opportunities for our industry and inspire technology adoption.
    Building a tribe - presented by Innovation and Business Commentator, Mike Hutchinson. This key note speaker delved into his background in PR to better understand how communications are key to building a tribe of passionate metalheads who together innovate successfully.
    Hook em' & keep em' - retaining staff - presented by HR Specialist, Alia Bojilova. This key note speaker leveraged her experiences in the NZ Defence Force where she was held captive in Syria to better understand resilience, wellbeing in workplace and the importance of disestablishing tiers of leadership to ensure all staff are appreciated and have a voice.
    Scanning to the future - presented by Watkins Steel CEO, Des Watkins. This NZ Steel sponsored keynote speaker shared his journey to transition from business as usual to a fully integrated technology system within his workshop. Exploring the challenges faced, the outputs of his decision to embrace the future, and the multiple business opportunities that grew from this action.
    An indigenous approach to STEM engagement - presented by Puhoro STEM academy. This presentation brought Te Ao Maori (the world of Maori) to life, why it's important to get more Maori engaged in engineering, and the benefits of programs that foster this belief in terms of diversity of thought and more future engineers in the pipeline.
    Nation Dinner - hosted by MC Rawdon Christie, this was a night of glitz and glame to celebrate our industry wins, with a strong focus on sustainability and inovation.
     
    Connect with Troy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
     
    Connect with Nick
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-collins-2286824/
    Metals NZ: https://www.metals.org.nz/
    Sustainable Steel Council: https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/
     

    • 47 min
    School of future environments

    School of future environments

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and Prof Charles Walker from the Auckland University of Technology.
    Shahab is a Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering and Prof Charles Walker is Head of AUT’s new School of Future Environments and has a  background in architecture. Together we’ll be discussing the exciting two new degrees at AUT – the BEng (honours) in Architectural Engineering and the Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments.
    The idea being to teach our future engineers and architects how to work together to prepare and present building design projects of varying scales and complexity. 
     
     
    Connect with Shahab
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahab-ramhormozian-b58b7583/
     
    Connect with Prof Charles Walker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-walker-a050216/
     
     
    Connect with Auckland University of Technology
    Website: https://www.aut.ac.nz/
    School of Future Environments: https://www.aut.ac.nz/study/study-options/architecture/courses/bachelor-of-architecture-and-future-environments
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/autuni/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/autuni
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/autuni
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AUTUniversity
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autuni/ 
     
    Want to hear more from AUT and the exciting work they're doing? Come to our Future Forum - 20/20 VISION conference where they're sponsors of our Nation Breakfast and demonstrating virtual reality capabilities during the evening session!
    Find out more & register today! http://bit.ly/2020VIS
    Got a question? Contact our Event Manager: brian.low@hera.org.nz
     

    • 33 min
    An indigenous approach to STEM engagement

    An indigenous approach to STEM engagement

    Today our conversation is with Puhoro STEM Academy’s Leland Ruwhiu who is responsible for Operations. As navigators their role is to better support Maori student engagement with STEM disciplines via mentoring, tutoring and wananga, which is experiential learning and field trips.
    We also have in studio our very first Whanake Scholarship Recipient and Mechatronical Student at Massey University, Sarah Lewis, who’ll be sharing her perspective on STEM as an aspiring engineer starting out her career.
    Together, we’ll scratch below the surface to better understand how we can improve Maori engagement in STEM, and why that is important for our industry.
     
    Connect with Puhoro STEM Academy
    Website: https://www.puhoro.co.nz/
     
    Connect with Sarah
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-le-lewis/
     
    Interested to know more about HERA's Whanake Scholarship or the Transformation Agenda?
    Contact our CEO Troy Coyle at troy.coyle@hera.org.nz
    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/hera-whanake-scholarship/
     

    • 34 min
    Digitisation – the future of steel fabrication

    Digitisation – the future of steel fabrication

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Watkins Steel Managing Director, Des Watkins.
     
    He has gone through a truly transformative process in his steel fabrication business – developing a four-step end-to-end digital process utilising 3D scanning, digital twins, augmented reality and automation.
    This change has allowed him to achieve real world outcomes that have redefined his business.
    Not surprisingly, we couldn’t resist inviting him to be on our podcast, but also to be a keynote speaker at our Future Forum 20/20 VISION conference next year! He’ll also be hosting an exclusive Industry 4.0 Innovation cluster workshop during this time too.
     
    Connect with Des
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/des-watkins-aaa60415/
     
    Connect with Watkins Steel 
    Website: https://www.watkinssteel.com.au/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/watkins-steel/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watkinssteel/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watkinssteel/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0nDL736S66iCqwcvPY1tw/
     
     
    Want to hear more from Des? Come to our Future Forum - 20/20 VISION conference next year!
    Find out more & register today! http://bit.ly/2020VIS
    Got a question? Contact our Event Manager: brian.low@hera.org.nz

    • 35 min
    Bridging innovation: 3D printing

    Bridging innovation: 3D printing

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with MX3D CEO Gijs Van der Velden - all the way from the Netherlands!
    His company has a clear mission to introduce the advantages of 3D metal printing to new, high impact industries. Designing intelligent, robust and easy to use robotic additive manufacturing technology to enable users to 3D print large objects in metal.
    He’s also the creator of the first of its kind 3D printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam, and we’re excited to have him as key speaker at our Future Forum – 20/20 VISION next year. 
    In this podcast we'd like to introduce a new way of thinking around 3D printing within our membership, and spark thinking around it's potential for our future of business.
     
    Connect with Gijs
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gijs-van-der-velden-2b795112/
     
    Connect with MX3D
    Website: https://mx3d.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mx3d/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mx3dbridge
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mx3d.metal.printing/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyC9Aae05wP5U5_U0avzAg
     
    Want to hear more from Gijs? Come to our Future Forum - 20/20 VISION conference next year!
    Find out more & register today! http://bit.ly/2020VIS
    Got a question? Contact our Event Manager: brian.low@hera.org.nz
     

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

noise1too ,

Loving it

I am not in the metals industry but I am loving it anyway.

Deno556798 ,

Inspiring

Love the content - really topical and interesting

Kaiza123 ,

Great podcast!

Really enjoyed listening to this, very interesting!

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