On this week’s episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Accenture ANZ defence lead Matthew Gollings and BCT Solutions co-founder Patrick Batch to discuss Accenture’s acquisition of BCT Solutions, their partnership moving forward and what it means for tech and AI within the defence industry.
Gollings and Batch reflect on their time in the defence industry, the skills they have been able to transfer into leading their teams and advice for SMEs looking to enter an acquisition arrangement.
They also discuss the work and programs Accenture is currently undertaking in the defence industry, how they are approaching innovation, their growth plan and what technologies they will be focusing on in the future for defence.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 213: INSIGHT: Lessons on national security from a career in diplomacy – Dave Sharma MP
Episode 212: PODCAST: From micro-business to leading distributor - Graeme Bulte, Aquaterro
Episode 211: PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
Episode 210: PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
Episode 209: PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Episode 208: INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
Episode 207: PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology
Episode 206: PODCAST: Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems
Episode 205: PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
Episode 204: PODCAST: Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College