33 episodes

The Nuts & Bolts of Business and Technology by A. Spanner. This podcast covers current developments within the business and technology landscape globally, and when applicable with a focus on the impact in Australia & New Zealand and the APAC region.

A Spanner in the Works Andreas Spanner

    • Business

The Nuts & Bolts of Business and Technology by A. Spanner. This podcast covers current developments within the business and technology landscape globally, and when applicable with a focus on the impact in Australia & New Zealand and the APAC region.

    IdeaSpies Edition - What makes an idea artistic? By Gillian Corban, Artistic Editor of IdeaSpies

    IdeaSpies Edition - What makes an idea artistic? By Gillian Corban, Artistic Editor of IdeaSpies

    Welcome to the 7th episode of the IdeaSpies Editor Series in partnership with the A Spanner in the Works Disruption Podcast. I'm Lynn Wood, the Founder and Chief Idea Spy of IdeaSpies.

    Gillian Corban, Co-Founder Corban and Blair and Artistic Editor of IdeaSpies, will update you on what's new and exciting in the creative industries.

    Corban and Blair search for new opportunities, processes, materials, and techniques to engage customers and design for their needs. The ideas Gillian posts on IdeaSpies are very popular, often appearing in IdeaSpies Weekly.

    These are Artistic ideas Gillian has posted.

    • 12 min
    Dr Timothy Boyle - Director of Innovation & Commercialisation at ANSTO

    Dr Timothy Boyle - Director of Innovation & Commercialisation at ANSTO

    A super interesting episode learning from Tim a multitude of new things on different topics, for example
    - How IP-based R&D is different to software innovation and why patents are still important
    - How ANSTO provides world-leading research infrastructure
    - How fungi research literally solves world hunger by increasing the output of crops
    and many more...

    • 28 min
    Idea Spies Edition - The Why behind Israel as the Startup Nation of the World with Jeremy Ungar, Israeli Editor of IdeaSpies

    Idea Spies Edition - The Why behind Israel as the Startup Nation of the World with Jeremy Ungar, Israeli Editor of IdeaSpies

    Welcome to the 6th episode of the IdeaSpies Editor Series in partnership with the A Spanner in the Works Disruption Podcast. I'm Lynn Wood, the Founder and Chief Idea Spy of IdeaSpies.

    Jeremy Ungar, Senior Trade Officer of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission in Sydney, Australia, and Israeli Editor of IdeaSpies, will update you on how Israel became the Startup Nation - the one to watch!

    Why Israeli Ideas for Idea Spies? Israel is a little country in land mass with a relatively small population that is only turning 75 years old next year. But, about a decade ago, a popularised book hit the shelves; from then on, Israel earned the nickname 'The Startup Nation,' and for a good reason: With a population of around 8.5 million, it has the highest number of startups per capita in the world, around one startup per 1,400 people. 

    This phenomenon has caught the eyes of companies with global reach. Global companies are adopting Israeli innovations and buying their companies, investing in startups, and establishing research and development facilities in Israel to tap into their local workforce. Now, a decade later, after the book emerged, some are coining the phrase: Scale-Up Nation, or even using the phrase Unicorn, in exciting ways, to describe the Israeli ecosystem, which helps an idea grow from just that, an idea, to companies with one billion-dollar valuation.
    What does he see in the business world? He sees growing attention from established industries, such as in Australia: Mining, Financials, and Water Corporations tapping into the yes-we-can attitude among young professionals in Israel. Companies there are building innovation labs to bring in startup ideas in their infancy, nurturing them amongst their large corporation, growing them, championing the ideas, selling ideas to their network, and benefiting in an above-market-value way.

    You can see Israeli ideas, explained simply, on the IdeaSpies platform
    https://ideaspies.com/search?q=israeli
     

    • 9 min
    IdeaSpies Edition - How PropTech is transforming the Real Estate Industry with Jennifer Harrison, PropTech Editor of IdeaSpies

    IdeaSpies Edition - How PropTech is transforming the Real Estate Industry with Jennifer Harrison, PropTech Editor of IdeaSpies

    Welcome to the 5th episode of the IdeaSpies Editor Series in partnership with the A Spanner in the Works Disruption Podcast. I'm Lynn Wood, the Founder and Chief Idea Spy of IdeaSpies.

    Jennifer Harrison, Vice President of the Proptech Association Australia and and PropTech Editor of IdeaSpies, will update you on what's new and exciting in PropTech and how it's transforming the real estate industry

    You can see PropTech ideas, explained simply, on the IdeaSpies platform  https://ideaspies.com/sort/PropTech

    • 11 min
    Head of Technology & Cyber Security Simona Dimovski on Mental Fitness in Leadership & Team Boundaries

    Head of Technology & Cyber Security Simona Dimovski on Mental Fitness in Leadership & Team Boundaries

    -5:00] - To step into a first-time CIO role - expectations VS reality
    - 11:00] Covid, VPN, remote working, softphones, transformation in 6 weeks while not leaving the people behind emotionally, socially, financially, and physically
    - 15:00] Things you can do and don't do to create the culture you want to protect your team & yourself
    - 20:00] Team and individual boundaries to reduce overwhelm
    - 22:00] Quick tips: Mindful leadership, self-care, personal resilience, well-being, resilience, personal & team boundaries
    - 25:00] Guiding Principles for Leaders and how teams can coach their leaders

    • 27 min
    IdeaSpies Edition-Transformation in the Legal Industry with Karen Finch, LegalTech Editor of IdeaSpies

    IdeaSpies Edition-Transformation in the Legal Industry with Karen Finch, LegalTech Editor of IdeaSpies

    Welcome to the 4th episode of the IdeaSpies Editor Series in partnership with the A Spanner in the Works Disruption Podcast. I'm Lynn Wood, the Founder and Chief Idea Spy of IdeaSpies.

    Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours and the LegalTech Editor of IdeaSpies, will update you on how legal tech is transforming the legal profession and why it matters!

    You can see LegalTech ideas, explained simply, on the IdeaSpies platform https://ideaspies.com/sort/LegalTech

    • 11 min