In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Greg Whitehouse, managing director of Precision Technic Defence, joins host Phil Tarrant to reflect on his history within the services and unpack how it has led to his position as managing director with the organisation.
Whitehouse will discuss the technology they are involved in creating, the satisfaction that comes from seeing that technology being used in the field, and how the evolution of the relationship between SMEs and defence personnel has led to the creation of technology that better meets the end user.
Greg will share his thoughts on how the expectations of defence have shifted as a result of technological advances in the civilian sector. He will also discuss how a government change could impact the SME space and address the ongoing development of Precision Technic Defence and how their team could look in the future.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 223: PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Episode 222: PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Episode 221: PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
Episode 220: PODCAST: Building organic Australian capabilities – Keith Johnson, Leidos Australia
Episode 219: INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
Episode 218: INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
Episode 214: PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems