Engineering Reimagined podcast will feature inspiring stories to help people shape and design a better future and reimagine engineering
31 January 2019 – Global infrastructure advisory and engineering company Aurecon has launched a new podcast series that explores how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their roles in it.
Aurecon Chief Executive Officer, William Cox, commented: “Humanity depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. We want our audience, and ourselves, to learn from our guests’ compelling and inspiring stories to help us shape and design a better future and reimagine engineering. We are matching our future-focused employees with movers and shakers who are helping us think differently about the challenges the world faces.”
The interviewers of Engineering Reimagined are Aurecon people who are passionate about a specific topic. Guests on the show are individuals who can impart insights, knowledge, experience and a personal connection with a topic that is changing our world.
Guests in the first series include a French chef, award-winning inventor, earthquake expert and the first woman of colour in South Africa to receive a mathematics PhD.
“Podcasts are continuing to grow exponentially in popularity and we have identified the channel as a meaningful way to connect with audiences ranging from our employees, clients, graduate students or anyone who is keen to learn about some of humanity’s most pressing issues.
“Aurecon will drop a new episode every month featuring a compelling guest. We hope that we all can learn from their inspiring stories to help us lead the world to a better future,” concluded William.
Listen to the first two episodes of Engineering Reimagined
Guests on the show
The first episode features Australia’s top French Chef, Guillaume Brahimi. He discusses how lessons learned in the kitchen can be applied to leadership in business with Giam Swiegers, outgoing Aurecon CEO.
In the second episode, Aurecon’s Managing Director for Design, Innovation and Eminence Kourosh Kayvani chats with materials engineer and inventor Veena Sahajwalla about revolutionising recycling to help industries repurpose waste as a low-cost alternative to raw materials and fossil fuels.
Other upcoming guests on the show include John O’Hagan, the General Manager who led the rebuild projects following the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes which devastated Christchurch in New Zealand; Law Professor Camilla Andersen from the University of Western Australia, who will be discussing the future of visual contracts; Tasneem Chopra, a cross-cultural consultant, author and activist who was recently appointed as an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission; and Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, who will impart her wisdom on how education can be redesigned to bring more diversity and inclusion to STEM.