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Engineering Reimagined Podcast: Launch episodes

Episode one: Leadership lessons from the kitchen table to the board room

Giam Swiegers & Guillaume Brahimi | 30 January 2019 | 25:15

From the kitchen to the boardroom: How can lessons learnt in the kitchen be applied to leadership in business? Australia’s top French Chef, Guillaume Brahimi shares leadership insights with Giam Swiegers, outgoing CEO of global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon.

In this episode of Engineering Reimagined, we explore the pursuit of perfection and how changing your mindset can help leaders find balance. We learn about the role of collaboration in the kitchen and hear the ‘mashed potato’ story that inspired the interview.

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Episode two: Waste not, want not: how innovation is saving Mother Nature

Kourosh Kayvani & Veena Sahajwalla | 30 January 2019 | 25:32

How can we repurpose waste into valuable assets? 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.

In this episode of Engineering Reimagined, Veena shares her breakthrough invention of recycling used rubber tires from cars into parts replacement in steel-making, inspiration in becoming an inventor and the role of art and design in scientific disciplines. We also explore the concept of micro-recycling, the future of e-waste and green micro-factories.

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27 March 2019

Episode 4
Innovation vs Risk – how do visual contracts stack up?


27 February 2019

Episode 3
Engineers and earthquakes: the First 24hrs and Beyond

About Engineering Reimagined


Throughout history, engineers have been leaders in inventing and creating some of society’s most ground-breaking developments. Just think of the Egyptian pyramids, Roman viaducts, the aeroplane, skyscrapers – the list is endless!

But what role do engineers play today, and what does the future hold?

Welcome to Engineering Reimagined. In this podcast series we will explore how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their leadership roles in it.

Technology is disrupting our world at a faster rate than any other change in our history. To meaningfully contribute, and to continue to lead society in some of its greatest advancements, engineering needs to be reimagined. Humanity still depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. Not only can engineers make things ‘work’; they can use smart thinking, combined with digital technologies, and a focus on human-centred outcomes to co-create a future in which communities and individuals can thrive.

Each episode will feature an interviewer speaking to a different guest. What can we learn from their compelling and inspiring stories to help us reimagine engineering, to lead the world to a better future?

Meet podcast narrator, Kalay Maistry

Veteran broadcaster and the Africa Marketing and Communications Business Partner at Aurecon, Kalay Maistry, lends her voice-over abilities to Engineering Reimagined as the podcast series narrator.

Following a highly successful career in broadcasting, which included her role as Southern Africa Correspondent at global television network Al Jazeera English, Kalay now uses her natural storytelling expertise to enable brands to connect with their customers.

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