QUT Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Deputy Director ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematics and Statistical Data speaks to Kate about rich opportunities for business and policy insights from burgeoning sources of data and new techniques of data analytics. Among many examples, Kate and Kerrie cover airport congestion and measuring the impact of the $3.6B Queen’s Wharf casino and retail development project in Brisbane’s CBD.
Head Coach and Owner, FITA U Performance Centre, Paddington, talks to Kate about the challenges of starting out in small business and the mindset for success. Kate and Ash also share some insights from a recent Entrepreneurship Summit they attended, and agreed to disagree on what went down.
Exec Insights Episode with Don Meij
Don Meij, CEO Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd and recent inductee in into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame speaks to Kate about the journey from delivering pizza in Red Hill, Brisbane to being the CEO of a company which is a market leader in seven countries. The conversation ranges through the importance of a laser-like customer focus, risk taking, digital retail, working with your Board, and the future of work in the pizza and food delivery business. Yes, there will be drone delivery!
Great Business Schools have great podcast series, with Harvard Ideacast arguably being the most well-known. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, QUTeX started on its journey to podcast glory with QUT ExecInsights in December 2016, with me as inaugural host.
Professor Michael Milford, Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT, shares with Kate his thoughts and predictions about what everyday life could look like in the near future with the onward march of technologies around robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. He also shares a strategy for using a bot to replace the romance of choosing an engagement ring!
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has transformed the business landscape for the disability sector, requiring organisations to develop leaders who are agile, innovative and commercially savvy. However, non-profit and ‘for benefit’ provider organisations often struggle to make the business case for investment in leader development, as this can be seen as being at the expense of frontline delivery. That can be a risk to organisational vision and mission, as James Shepard pointed out in the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Leadership Development: Five Things All Non-profits Should Know. Read more
Marcus Foth, Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, speaks to Kate about creating, applying and using information technology and data to create cities and urban environments in which people can thrive.
Sean Druitt is the Studio Manager of QUT’s The Cube, one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, dedicated to engaging young and old in the wonder of STEM. Sean talks to Kate about the team behind the Cube, digital art and Fruit Ninja.