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Aurecon hosts podcast at World Engineers Convention

Aurecon hosts podcast at World Engineers Convention

"Asking what the future holds and reimagining the future and our leadership roles in it will help us lead society in some of its greatest advancements,” says Dr Kourosh Kayvani.

11 November 2019 – Global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon will host live interviews for its chart-topping Engineering Reimagined podcast at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne from 20-22 November.

More than 3000 engineers from around the world are expected to attend the convention that is only held once every four years. 2019 marks the first time the event will be held in Australia, hosted by Engineers Australia. At the World Engineers Convention, the profession’s best and brightest will explore how engineers can help solve complex problems and design a sustainable world, with convention themes aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Hosts from Aurecon will interview a number of esteemed speakers across the World Engineers Convention program on topics ranging from the digitisation of assets and infrastructure, to creativity and innovation in engineering and the role of engineers in the corporate world.

We will also explore why engineers of the future will be philosophers, the future of energy including the role of renewables in remote areas, planning for flying cars and more. A highlights episode will be published in December 2019 before the interviews are released for Season 2 of Engineering Reimagined throughout 2020.

Interviewees include Prof David Cropley from University of South Australia, Leeanne Bond, Breakthrough Energy Pty Ltd, Tim Mumford, Office of Projects Victoria, Chris Dalitz, Essential Energy and Lachlan McLeod, Ekistica.

Aurecon Managing Director – Design, Innovation & Eminence Dr Kourosh Kayvani said the podcast would reflect the rich fusion of ideas, innovation and issues discussed by industry and academic experts at the World Engineers Convention.

“Humanity still depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. Our role is constantly evolving as technology disrupts our world at a faster rate than any other time in history. Asking what the future holds and reimagining the future and our leadership roles in it will help us lead society in some of its greatest advancements,” Dr Kayvani said.

“I can’t wait to hear the compelling and inspiring conversations during the convention from our roster of remarkable hosts and guests, that will no doubt inspire us all on how we can continue to meaningfully contribute and create a future for communities to thrive.”

Aurecon interviewers for the Engineering Reimagined podcast interviews at the World Engineers Convention include:

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

Nineteen Aurecon staff members will also speak at the World Engineers Convention on a range of issues and trends relating to engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise.

Date Speaker Presentation
Wed 20 Nov Jessica Kahl (in her capacity as Managing Director, Dream Big Australia) Inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders
Shandip Abeywickrema, Antony Schinckel (CSIRO) What the global Square Kilometre Array project teaches us about the future of engineering and the skills needed to thrive
Kylie Cochrane
Learn more from Kylie
Can we trust engineers to design infrastructure?
Luke McKenzie, Jack Higgins
Learn more from Luke
Optimising chiller energy consumption through machine learning
Slaven Marusic, Matt Gurr
Learn more from Slaven
Amplifying business performance through the application of machine learning and the building Internet of Things
Thurs 21 Nov Michael O'Brien, Duan Serfontein
Learn more from Michael
Learn more from Duan
Engineering for humans
John Hilton Sustainable bridges: why not?
Pablo Sepulveda Corradini Climate change adaptation and mitigation: a Mediterranean climate-adapted train station
Lauren Thompson
Learn more from Lauren
A rail case study: documents to database
Fri 22 Nov Matthew Tendam
Learn more from Matthew
Diversifying diversity: LGBT representation in STEM industries
Quentin Jackson, Jeremy Mansfield (Lendlease)
Learn more from Quentin
Timber – the human material and a case for wellness
Sarah Zhang
Learn more from Sarah
Influencing design and improving accessibility through pedestrian simulation modelling
Wei Sun, Dan Newton Signalling the layout – automatic design of the optimum ETCS l2 track sections
Declan Barrett, Pratik Shrestha Perth Children's Hospital – designing it for the kids

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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