Host Phil Tarrant is joined at Pacific 2019 by John ‘JP’ Smith, general manager of defence at consulting firm Noetic Group.
Smith conveys the role of Noetic’s work in the Australian defence landscape, what the environment is like for consulting businesses that address the ‘harder edge’ of government matters, and how his organisation balances tackling issues of the moment with preparing for the future. He also shares the key attributes and skills necessary to succeed in his role, how his company recruits the right people, and details about the unique graduate program offered by Noetic.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 188: PODCAST: ‘Deftech’ and the counter-drone industry – Oleg Vornik, DroneShield
Episode 187: PODCAST: Leveraging Indigenous talent in the defence workforce – Craig Williams, Navantia Australia, and Brendan Dumbrell and Hayden Surrao, JLB-Yaran
Episode 186: PODCAST: Interconnectivity between Navy services and the defence industry – Greg Laxton, Fleet Support Unit Australia
Episode 185: PODCAST: Embracing storytelling into your day-to-day life as a professional in defence industry – Chris Huet, Understood Consulting Services
Episode 184: PODCAST: Strengthening Australia’s defence capability – Sir Roger Carr, BAE Systems
Episode 183: PODCAST: Extreme ownership – John Gretton ‘Jocko’ Willink
Episode 182: PODCAST: Supporting the defence workforce – Richard Price, Defence SA
Episode 181: PODCAST: Priorities for the defence industry – Matt Keogh, shadow defence industry minister
Episode 180: PODCAST: The need for a national security strategy – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 179: PODCAST: Maintaining intellectual advantage within the cyber defence space - Matthew Wilson, Penten