SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by CAE’s director of global naval market development, Simon Ancona, to unpack how the science of training is enhancing national security.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by CAE’s director of global naval market development, Simon Ancona, to unpack how the science of training is enhancing national security.

  • The pair begin the podcast unpacking how training fundamentally underpins readiness, accessibility, and sustainability, ensuring that both personnel and equipment are able to defend Australia’s national interests.
  • Ancona then unpacks trends in maritime training across the globe and challenges faced by navies in providing instruction by land and sea.
  • They continue discussing how the science of training can be used to generate a next-generation force, employing technologies such as simulation to enhance the training environment.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 424: PODCAST: Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
Episode 423: PODCAST: Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
Episode 422: SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023
Episode 416: SPOTLIGHT: The sky’s the limit with AUKUS – Northrop Grumman Australia
Episode 415: SPOTLIGHT: AUKUS, frigates and the future of the Royal Australian Navy, with Babcock Australasia CEO Andrew Cridland
Episode 414: SPOTLIGHT: Getting match fit – enhancing the ADF’s maintenance, sustainment requirements with KBR’s Nic Maan

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