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.
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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