Join a panel of Queensland-based professionals as they discuss how local engineers are adapting to this new disrupted environment our industry is in right now.
This will be an online forum on how engineers are adapting, or are being forced to adapt, to this new disrupted environment we find ourselves in. There will be reflection on what the future may hold and the focus on people and places are going to be central in establishing a new normal.
Panel members will focus on planned infrastructure projects for the Sunshine Coast, the adoption of technology and smart ways of thinking that will be required in the engineering sector and the local manufacturing needs of the future, particularly in relation to the response to COVID19.
It is true that the world is always changing, however, the impact of COVID-19 to all areas of our lives has created great uncertainty. This webinar offers the opportunity to reflect on what the future may hold and how engineers must adapt. Core to the discussion is realising that focusing on people and places is central to emerging from lockdown and establishing a new normal.
Zoe Eather MIEAust CPEng NER | CEO, My Smart Community
Zoe is an engineer with a passion for Smart Communities, Smart Cities and Smart Regions. She uses technology and innovative ways of thinking to make the places we live in more accessible, liveable and sustainable for all.
Zoe is a 2018 Churchill Fellow and keeps up-to-date with the latest trends and shares her learnings through hosting The Smart Community Podcast. Her background includes civil construction, project management, environmental engineering and advanced and emerging transport technologies. Through her boutique consultancy My Smart Community, Zoe offers Smart Community advisory services with a focus on Smart technology in regional communities, dealing with disruption and facilitating genuine collaboration.
Tom Jamieson | Group Executive, Built Infrastructure, Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Tom is the Group Executive for the Built Infrastructure Group and the Local Disaster Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast Council, responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all roads and transportation assets, the management and service delivery of Council’s green park and recreational spaces, transport policy and operational services, disaster management, asset management and delivery of the Sunshine Coast new international runway project.
Leading a team of over 550 with a diverse, annual operational budget of over $80m and an annual capital program of over $250m, Tom holds an Honours Degree in Engineering from Newcastle University and an Accelerated Development qualification from the London Business School.
With over 25 years of professional work experience, Tom started his career in the platinum mines of South Africa, moving to the construction of the Docklands Light Railway in London, then as Production Manager delivering the Heathrow Express City Link, to working in California, building an eighteen foot wide/35km long water tunnel through the San Andreas fault line.
He has operated across a multitude of sectors with a proven track record of commercial business growth and of leading large geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary operational teams. Prior to his emigration to Australia, Tom was Managing Director running a $95m pa commercial interiors and construction business across the UK.
Graham Pointer | Future Ready Lead Australia, WSP
Graham is a strategic planner and Chartered Geographer. At WSP, he leads on the Future Ready innovation platform to support colleagues and clients to see the future more clearly and design for it today. This involves looking deeply into trends and the impact of disruptions like COVID-19.
Graham has over 15 years’ experience working across the public and private sectors in Australia and Europe and has a strong track record of navigating outcomes across multiple government agencies and ministerial portfolios. Graham is passionate about driving good placemaking up and down the spatial scale, from the street corner to cities and regions to drive better outcomes for people.
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