10 episodes

Standards Australia has launched a new podcast called ‘Set the Standard.’ We speak with industry experts and leaders to gain insights into current and emerging industries and technologies to better understand the role of standards in empowering the Australian community.

Set the Standard with Shannen Brown Jamal Waqar and Shannen Brown

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Standards Australia has launched a new podcast called ‘Set the Standard.’ We speak with industry experts and leaders to gain insights into current and emerging industries and technologies to better understand the role of standards in empowering the Australian community.

    The Clash of Generations

    The Clash of Generations

    In collaboration with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Standards Australia's recorded its first ever live and interactive Set the Standard podcast session during the ISO Annual Meeting hosted by Standards Australia.

    Join our host Shannen Brown as she sits down with generational leaders from the standards world to understand how we seize the next generations creative and innovative energy to become a positive voice for change in the standards world. We delve into how we can build bridges between generations, share perspectives and experiences to understand how building and navigate a career and life has evolved over the generations. We speak about new ways to bring the young generation into the standards world and address the challenges in doing so.

     The Clash of Generations episode features a stellar line up of guests including:


    Philippe Metzger - Secretary-General & CEO, International Electrotechnical Commission
    Sergio Mujica - Secretary General, International Organization for Standardization
    Nelson Al Assal Filho - Director of Standardization, ABNT
    Sarah Brunton - National Technical Officer, Electrical Trades Union
    Neema Msemwa - Standards Officer, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
    Matthew Ong - Senior Development Partner, Standards division of Enterprise Singapore
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    • 52 min
    Building a global Quantum Industry: Explaining, Scaling and Standardising Quantum Technologies.

    Building a global Quantum Industry: Explaining, Scaling and Standardising Quantum Technologies.

    In this episode Associate Professors’ Nathan Langford and Simon Devitt, co-authors of Standards Australia's Quantum whitepaper series, join our host Shannen Brown, to discuss quantum technology and draw upon some of its most exciting applications, demystifying quantum technology for listeners unfamiliar with this field.

    Joined by CEO & Founder of Diraq, Andrew Dzurak and General Manager, Engagement and Communications at Standards Australia, Adam Stingemore, we explore the challenges of achieving quantum at scale and talk about how standards can support quantum scalability while avoiding standardising prematurely.

    Our guests also discuss what it will take to achieve Australia's National Quantum Strategy's long-term vision for Australia’s quantum future. And address the importance of keeping up with fast-paced environment in which quantum is developing.
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    • 47 min
    Bridging the Digital Divide in the Engineering and Construction Sector

    Bridging the Digital Divide in the Engineering and Construction Sector

    In this episode, Shannen sat down with Adam Stingemore, General Manager of Engagement and Communications at Standards Australia, Eric Bugeja, Chairperson of BuildingSMART Australasia and Simon Vaux, CEO of DEOS Digital to delve into digital engineering and the current state of play in the engineering and construction sector.

    This conversation explores current and future challenges for the sector, concepts of building information modelling, digital engineering, and the importance of data in mastering digital transformation. The episode also highlights future visions for the industry and ways to accelerate the digital transformation in the engineering and construction sector.
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    • 41 min
    AI Concepts, Terminology, and the AI Lifecycle.

    AI Concepts, Terminology, and the AI Lifecycle.

    On today's episode, Shannen is joined by Ali Akbari, Member of Standards Australia’s AI committee IT-043, Judy Slatyer, Lead for the CSIRO’s National AI Think Tank and adviser to Data61, Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and Soraya Selinger, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Standards Australia for Critical and Emerging Technologies to explore Artificial Intelligence and the significant opportunities it presents for organisations of all sizes.  

    We delve into the benefits of Artificial Intelligence, the ability of standards to achieve these benefits and some examples of standards being put into practice. 

    Guests on today’s episode include Dr Ali Akbari - Independent AI advisor and AICD representative, Judy Slatyer, Lead for the CSIRO’s National AI Think Tank and adviser to Data61, Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and Soraya Selinger, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Standards Australia for Critical and Emerging Technologies. . 

    Tune in to hear all about Artificial Intelligence and how collaboration, standards and best practices can ensure the uptake of AI systems is safe and reliable.
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    • 50 min
    The Metaverse: Navigating Standards and Risks

    The Metaverse: Navigating Standards and Risks

    On today's episode I am excited to be joined by Dr Catriona Wallace and Kareen Riley-Takos to deep dive into the Metaverse, a virtual world that enables users to explore new places, interact with others, and experience new things in an immersive digital environment. With the rise of virtual and augmented reality technologies, the idea of a fully immersive virtual world has become more tangible, and excitement around the Metaverse has grown.Dr Catriona Wallace and Kareen Riley- Takos discuss the readiness of society to embrace the Metaverse into our homes and day-to-day lives, critical aspects that need to be addressed, and the potential risks of an unregulated and unstandardised Metaverse. As it is early days for Standards for the Metaverse, Catriona and Kareen explore where Australia could lead in supporting the safe and reliable deployment of the Metaverse, and the partnerships or collaborations necessary to drive its growth and safe deployment.
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    • 31 min
    Paving the way - the role of standards in facilitating recycled content in roads

    Paving the way - the role of standards in facilitating recycled content in roads

    In this episode of Set the Standard, Shannen Brown is joined by Suzanne Toumbourou, CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling, Steve Morriss founder and Head of Circular Economy at Close of the Loop and Stephanie Groves, Strategic Initiatives Officer and Circular Economy lead at Standards Australia. Together, they celebrate the launch of the joint Standards Australia and ACOR report, “Standards to Facilitate the Use of Recycled Material in Road Construction”.

    We delve into the benefits, barriers, and opportunities surrounding the increased use of recycled content in roads. We discuss the importance of education on recycled materials, the need for nationally harmonising inconsistencies across state-level specifications, and the crucial role of collaboration in driving this process.

    Tune in to this insightful conversation that explores how standards can pave the way for a more sustainable future in Australia.

     

    Learn more about our Circular Economy Initiative: www.standards.org.au/engagement-events/strategic-initiatives/circular-economy

    Want to collaborate? Email us at research@standards.org.au
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    • 30 min

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