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 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
Episode 203: PODCAST: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial
Episode 202: INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence
Episode 201: PODCAST: National resilience through COVID-19
Episode 200: INSIGHT: Establishing a grand strategy – Dr Peter Layton, PhD
Episode 199: PODCAST: Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Episode 198: PODCAST: Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project
Episode 197: INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP