Conversations with innovators and business leaders in transport and smart cities.
Stability with Agility: building resilient supply chains | Interview with Carlee McGowan
This interview is part of a special collaboration between Byte Size and the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies (ITLS) Board of Advice from the University of Sydney.
Carlee presently serves as the Supply Chain Director at Pernod Ricard Pacific, where she has also held a seat on the ITLS Board of Advice for ten years. With a wealth of experience spanning over three decades in the realm of consumer Supply Chains, Carlee is driven by a fervent commitment to uncovering novel and inventive methods to enhance not only her own life, but also the lives of those around her.
What you'll learn:
How has supply chain and logistics evolved over the last decade?
How Pernod Ricard Pacific is involved with the ITLS board of Advice
What does the future of our supply chains look like?
Innovating with Purpose: Achieving Targeted Value with Thoughtful Adoption | Interview with James Vincent
James Vincent is the CTO at NCS NEXT Australia, a global digital, data and cloud services consultancy igniting possibilities of their clients and pioneering the solutions of tomorrow today through deep tech capabilities and emerging technologies to impact lives and advance communities. A senior people leader with 25 years’ of commercial IT experience, James is an established authority in large-scale strategic transformation in enterprise environments and delivering business outcomes through technology.
What are the barriers to entry for the adoption of new technology in transport and business?
How can we apply new technology in a way that ensures targeted value?
What effects do economic factors have on investments in technology?
How can we balance scale and growth with long-term business goals?
Digital Twins, Collaborative Wins: Leveraging Data and Diversity for Organisational Success | Interview with jeff sharp
Jeff Sharp is an Associate Partner at EY in Australia working in Transport Technology. He has a career that spans the Telecommunications and Transport sectors and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia with a background in leveraging data analytics and machine learning for Transport use cases.
What you’ll learn about:
What is a Digital Twin?
What is an example of Digital Twin technology?
How to leverage non-monetary value exchange to achieve positive outcomes for joint customers?
What is the role of different kinds of diversity in organisation success?
Work hard, pave hard: The importance of Road Maintenance | Interview with Lachlan McLean
Today’s episode features Lachland McLean, Estimator at Pavement Management Systems in Sydney.
What you'll learn:
About Pavement Management Systems
What is Road Maintenance + why you should care
Challenges faced in maintaining roads
How we measure changes in road surfaces
Democratising curb-side Electric Vehicle charging | Interview with Tiya Gordon
Tiya holds 20 years of experience in design, leadership, and operations across a range of disciplines for some of the country’s top firms and institutions. She is now venturing to spend the next 20 years on projects that use design to wage war against the Climate Crisis. Tiya's work has received the industry’s top accolades, including The National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; the SXSW Innovation Award for Urban Infrastructure; the Inaugural Cannes Gold Lion for Creative Data; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival; and the designation of the second-most innovative design firm in the world by Fast Company.
What you’ll learn:
About It’s Electric and the purpose behind the company
The importance of equal access to public electric charging infrastructure
Challenges faced in setting up It’s Electric
About Movmi and their global EmpowerWISM competition
ITLS Transport Opinion Survey: How has public sentiment towards transport changed?
David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS): The Australian Key Centre of Teaching and Research in Transport Management in The Business School at The University of Sydney. David has published over 600 papers in leading international transport and economics journals, as well as 16 books. In January 2023, he was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (OA).
David is also responsible for the ITLS Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS). The biannual survey measures the public's opinion on transport-related issues; It’s the only regular national survey that tracks changes in the public's views around public transport.
What you’ll learn:
What is the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies?
What is the Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS)?
Some of the key headline figures from the latest TOPS, released in March 2023
How public sentiment towards transport has changed over time and differs between states and territories.