Defence Connect catches up with Shane Arnott, the director of Boeing’s arm of innovation Phantom Works International to discuss the company’s major functions, the newly invigorated innovation within Australia’s defence industry and how great ideas can be commercialised into products.
Arnott has a proven track record in high technology fields for experimentation, applied research and new product development. He has extensive global experience across Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, including many emerging markets. His work has seen him focus on air, land, sea and space systems; unmanned systems; weapons; command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; mining, oil and gas; precision agriculture; geographic data systems; complex and large data analytics.
Arnott's experience in the technology industry allows him to offer unique insights into the innovative world of defence technology.
Enjoy the show,
The Defence Connect team.
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni