With a wealth of defence industry experience and a career spanning both defence industry and the Department of Defence, Victorian defence industry advocate John O’Callaghan is well versed on trends throughout the sector, and joins us at Pacific 2019 to share his thoughts around the growth of Australian defence on a global scale.
He discusses the sentiment of the SME sector in Victoria and their confidence to invest in the industry in the current climate, shares how SMEs can compete on a global stage to participate in AIC content, and explains why an understanding of the procurement system and how it operates is key to securing business within the competitive defence space.
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