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PODCAST: Evolution of cyber security, Matthew Gollings and Patrick Batch


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 156: PODCAST: Replacing Australia’s ARH Tigers and AH-1Z Viper’s expeditionary capabilities – Javier ‘NERF’ Ball and Rowan Tink
Episode 155: PODCAST: Innovation in defence – how Australia stacks up, Nigel Whitehead, BAE Systems
Episode 154: PODCAST: Working locally to deliver world-class capabilities, Graham Evenden and Dion Habner, Thales Australia
Episode 153: PODCAST: Shaping workplace culture and behaviour, Stephen Becsi, Pulse Global
Episode 151: PODCAST: Naval Shipbuilding Institute and what it means for the industry, Ian Irving, NSI
Episode 150: PODCAST: Passive radar systems, space and defence, Dr James Palmer, Silentium Defence
Episode 149: PODCAST: Thought leadership and the power of self-awareness, Mark Hodgson
Episode 148: PODCAST: Supporting ex-service personnel transition to corporate life, Mike Whitelaw, Wandering Warriors
Episode 147: PODCAST: Utilising technology to save the lives of military veterans, Chris Rhyss Edwards, Soldier.ly
Episode 146: PODCAST: Supporting allies, growing economies – Richard Cho, Hanwha Defence Australia

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