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Aurecon podcast features industry insights from World Engineers Convention

Conversations from the World Engineers Convention - Engineering Reimagined Podcast

“A must-listen for anybody who wants to stay up to date with key commentary and insights into engineering from across the globe.” – Dr Kourosh Kayvani

05 December 2019 – Conversations captured at the recent World Engineers Convention have been released in the latest episode from Aurecon’s chart-topping podcast Engineering Reimagined, covering topics ranging from flying cars to the impact that renewable energy projects can have in bushfires.

Hosted by Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, the World Engineers Convention was held across 20-22 November. During this time Aurecon established a pop-up recording studio in the exhibition hall of the Convention and recorded interviews with some of the industry’s best and brightest presenting at the World Engineers Convention.

Snippets from these interviews are featured in a Conversations from the World Engineers Convention highlights episode that is available wherever you listen to podcasts or via the Aurecon website. Aurecon hosts interviewed a number of esteemed speakers including:

Topics covered ranged from the digitisation of assets and infrastructure, to creativity and innovation in engineering, the role of engineers in the corporate world, why engineers of the future will be philosophers and the future of energy.

Aurecon Managing Director – Design, Innovation & Eminence Dr Kourosh Kayvani who interviewed Prof David Cropley about creativity and innovation in the profession said the discussions captured some of the immense debate and transformations taking place throughout the engineering profession at present.

“David had some fascinating insights into whether there are consistent personality traits amongst creative and inventive people. There was also plenty of discussion around how climate change will influence the role we play in society, and the challenge the engineering and construction professions are facing regarding the quality and safety of delivering large and complex mega projects,” Dr Kayvani said.

“This episode is a must-listen for anybody who wants to stay up to date with key commentary and insights into engineering from across the globe.”

Aurecon interviewers for the podcast at the World Engineers Convention included:

  • Managing Director – Design, Innovation & Eminence Dr Kourosh Kayvani
  • Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand, Louise Adams
  • Managing Director – Energy, Resources & Manufacturing Paul Gleeson
  • Client Director – Energy (Australia & New Zealand) Heidi Sick
  • Global Lead – Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Kylie Cochrane
  • Global Service Leader – Bridges & Civil Structures John Hilton
  • Technical Director Matt Gurr
  • Senior Advisor – Future Energy Harriet Floyd

Nineteen Aurecon representatives also spoke at the World Engineers Convention on a range of issues and trends relating to engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise. For a full list of names visit here.

Interviews from the Convention will be released in full-length podcast episodes for Season 2 of Engineering Reimagined throughout 2020.

Since launching in 2019, Aurecon’s Engineering Reimagined podcast has topped Apple’s iTunes Design charts at #2 for Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam and #3 on the Apple Design charts for South Africa and the UAE. Listeners have tuned in from 91 countries across the world and Engineering Reimagined was listed on Apple’s recommended podcast lists for Technology.

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