STEM in Defence Summit

 

 

STEM in Defence Summit

Growing the STEM workforce: Filling the well
21 August 2018 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

 

 

 

 

 

Now in its second year, the ADM STEM in Defence Summit is a cornerstone event that brings together Defence, Defence Industry and Education to build the STEM-skilled workforce we need.

With the rapid pace of change in STEM fields in a growing Defence Industry, and the hotly anticipated Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy due to be released in mid-2018, it is imperative for Australia to ensure young people are propelled onto future-looking career pathways in cybersecurity, drone technology, shipbuilding, space and more.

How Industry, Education and Defence will achieve this is the core focus of the Summit. We will explore:

  • How defence industry, including SMEs, can work with educational institutions to develop attractive career pathways (through engagement and reskilling programs alike), building up STEM talent at all points in the pipeline
  • What a successful STEM program looks like for Defence and Defence Industry
  • Shifting the perception of STEM careers, and careers in Defence and Defence Industry
  • Implementing cultural change in Defence and STEM industries to be more inclusive, in order to attract and retain diverse talent
  • Raising the profile of trades and vocations, particularly in the shipbuilding context
  • What needs to happen to keep Defence and Defence Industry innovating

Join us as ADM hosts this one-of-a-kind summit to strengthen the resolve, cultivate the relationships and take the exciting next steps to deliver a future-ready, STEM-skilled workforce.

 

Speakers

 

Senator The Hon Marise Payne

Senator The Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence, Department of Defence

 

Dr Sheridan Kearnan

Dr Sheridan Kearnan

First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy, Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group, Department of Defence

 

AIRCDRE Sue McGready, CSC

AIRCDRE Sue McGready, CSC

Director General Defence Force Recruiting, Department of Defence

Dr Todd Mansell

Dr Todd Mansell

Chief Science Strategy and Program, Department of Defence

Rick Persse

Rick Persse

Chief Executive, SA Department for Education

Dr Andrew Dowse AO

Dr Andrew Dowse AO

Director Defence, Edith Cowan University

Andrew Sezonov

Andrew Sezonov

General Manager, Skilling Australia Foundation

Brett Biddington AM

Brett Biddington AM

Chair, Advisory Board of the Victorian Space Science Education Centre VSSEC

Dr Francesca Maclean

Dr Francesca Maclean

Consultant, Arup, Co-Founder and Strategic Director, Fifty50, and Engineer in Residence, Swinburne University of Technology

John Bale

John Bale

CEO and Co-Founder, Soldier On

 

Professor Kourosh Kayvani

Professor Kourosh Kayvani

Managing Director - Design, Innovation & Eminence, Aurecon

Matt Opie

Matt Opie

Director, Defence, University of South Australia

Megan Lilly

Megan Lilly

Head of Workforce Development and Education. Ai Group

Owen Pierce

Owen Pierce

Program Manager, National Research and Education, AustCyber

 

Richard Price

Richard Price

CEO, Defence SA

 

Rick Evans

Rick Evans

STEM Workforce Manager, Regional Development Australia - Hunter

 

Shanaye Baxter

Shanaye Baxter

Assistant Director Indigenous Engagement, Defence Science and Technology

Teresa Janowski

Teresa Janowski

General Manager, STEM Nation

 


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