Tim Conway is the founder and chief executive of C-Metrics and the Asia-Pacific director of the Global Digital Foundation, a think tank and policy network that provides an interdisciplinary framework for dialogue between policymakers, stakeholders and scholars in support of an evidence-based approach to policy. He has a passionate interest in the transformational impact of ICT and the importance of ensuring that the topic is recognised and discussed on both regional and global policy stages.
In this episode of InTransition, David speaks with Paul X. McCarthy, author of Online Gravity. A leader in Australia's digital industry, Paul is an authority on the transformative nature of technology and the internet, and shares intriguing insights about what the future of online might look like and how it will shape our world and workforce.
About eight months ago, the National Innovation and Science Agenda identified the problem that small businesses and their engagement with university was a very weak part of the Australian innovation system. contentgroup was then fortunate enough to apply for and receive an Innovations Connections Funding. We are now using this grant to bolster our content communications methodology with evidence-based research and specially designed toolkits. As aprt of this, Dr Ying-Yi Chih and her team have engaged 20-plus governments from local, state, federal and multilateral levels, to test, validate and feedback on the contentgroup approach. David Pembroke speaks to Dr Ying-Yi about some of this feedback and where the project will go from here.
Heading up an organisation that represents the live export of animals such as sheep and cows has its obvious challenges, says Simon Westaway. As CEO of ALEC, Simon says he's been focusing on the framing and representation of the organisation, using skills he's acquired over a long career focused on government relations and media management. Tune in to the podcast for the full discussion.
As the CEO of the Bharti Foundation, the development arm of Bharti Enterprises, one of India's leading business groups, Vijay Chadda is responsible for initiatives such as the Satya Bharti School Programme. The scheme provides free, quality education to more than 42,000 children from marginalised communities in rural India. He says he's come to evolve into this role after a career spanning more than 45 years, which has taken in everything from military service to sitting on various tourism boards.
In this episode of InTransition, David Pembroke speaks with Vijay Chadda about:
In the second and final installment of our chat with Liz Jakubowski, digital maestro and director of Ribit in the Data61 team at CSIRO, we discuss the foundations of and history behind Ribit. A free online matchmaking platform that connects digital and STEM students with SMEs looking to grow and compete, Ribit is helping to address skills shortages and students' employment concerns.
In the first of a two-part series, digital maestro and director of CSIRO's Data61 team Liz Jakubowski and our CEO David Pembroke discuss how to be an effective and innovative leader. From affecting change by influencing the right people at the right time to empowering diverse teams so that they believe in themselves and their message, the conversation is a refreshing one.
Queensland government social media manager Elliott Franks spills the beans on the inner workings of state government social media strategy. From the significant number of social media channels he and his small team run to how they use multiple platforms to appeal to small and passionate communities, the online expert offers up many interesting insights applicable across all levels of government and the public sector.
John Allsopp discusses the future of online communications, and what public sector communicators can do to keep up. For nearly 20 years John has developed software, built websites, applications, written articles, tutorials and more.
He speaks with David Pembroke about advances in technology, artificial intelligence, and what will come next.
How can you turn a disparaging comment on "Real Housewives" into a marketing tool for your city? Shannah Hayley explains how "It's a little Plano in here" became a meme of civic pride for one local government.
Shannah is the director of marketing and community engagement for the city of Plano, Texas. David Pembroke spoke to her at Content Marketing World about content communication.
Professor The Hon Stephen Martin has had a distinguished career in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector. Amongst many roles he is the outgoing chief executive of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia. Professor Martin was on the advisory board on WPP's report on the state of communications in governments worldwide.
Leanne Joyce is an experienced corporate and public sector communicator, working as a consultant in government policy, media management, stakeholder relations, and executive management. In this episode of the InTransition podcast she discusses ministerial communications, and finding the stories in public sector organisations.
Martyn Wallace is the Chief Digital Officer of the Scottish Local Government Digital Office. His task is to change the way local councils engage with citizens in Scotland through the use of technology. Martyn speaks with David Pembroke in this episode of InTransition.
Sean Larkins from WPP continues his discussion of "The Leaders' Report" - the first global research focused on government communications. He found that government bodies that invest in communication skills and training achieve better outcomes. This is part 2 of a double episode of InTransition.
WPP's Government and Public Sector Practice has recently published "The Leaders' Report" - the first global research focused on government communications. Sean Larkins explains how a decline of trust in government is one of 5 key challenges for government communicators, revealed in this study conducted in 40 countries. For the first time we have a sense of what government and public sector communications leaders around the world are thinking. Sean led this research project and spoke with David Pembroke for this two-part InTransition podcast.