QUT ExecInsights – Kerrie Mengersen on Creating Value with Big Data

ExecInsights Episode with Kerrie Mengersen
Distinguished Professor Kerry Mengersen

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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.

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QUT ExecInsights- Ash Carucci on starting a fitness empire

Exec Insights Episode with Ash CarucciQUT ExecInsights - Ash Carucci

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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.

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QUT ExecInsights – Don Meij on pizza, innovation and the future of delivery

Exec Insights Episode with Don Meij

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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!

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QUT ExecInsights podcasts deliver insights for business success

Dr Kate Joyner interviews Domino’s CEO, Don Meij.

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.

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QUT ExecInsights – Michael Milford on robots, AI and choosing a diamond ring

Exec Insights Episode with Michael Milford

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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!

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Developing leaders for the changing disability services sector

EPIC Assist leaders

EPIC Assist leaders undertaking the Emerging Leaders Program in the QUT Executive Education Centre

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

QUT ExecInsights – Marcus Foth on creating the liveable city

Exec Insights Episode with Marcus Foth

Marcus Forth

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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.

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QUT ExecInsights – Sean Druitt on QUT’s The Cube

Exec Insights Episode with Sean Druitt

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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.

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