The Smart Community Podcast

The Smart Community Podcast

Digital Transformation for Smarter Healthcare, with Rachel De Sain
Nov 17, 2019 29:55

Digital Transformation for Smarter Healthcare, with Rachel De Sain

In this episode I have a brilliant conversation with Rachel De Sain, Founder and lead Advisor at Codesain. Rachel tells us about her background across a range of digital transformation and innovation disciplines, and her passion for using technology to make healthcare better. Rachel and I talk about what digital transformation really means-it's not just making your paper forms into online forms!-and why it's so important that we develop Smart concepts to really rethink how we deliver services to the community. Rachel shares with us some of the projects she's currently working on, and why she moved out of Sydney to find more liveability regionally. We have a really great conversation about the impacts of commuting on health and wellbeing, and why we should be focusing more on this and not just on the problem of congestion. We discuss how technology can help us fail in safer, faster ways and why we need governments that are more risk-tolerant to allow this iterative approach. Rachel and I talk about how we can better integrate by of having a whole of government approach to data sharing to drive better, more efficient use of public investment and the use of life flow analyses to have a more citizencentric approach. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of being interface agnostic when it comes to content, strategy and governance to facilitate accessibility, plus the wellbeing impacts of our always-connected world not just on our kids, but on the grown ups too. As always, I hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it! Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Rachel via LinkedIn or at https://www.codesain.com.au/ Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 5)
Nov 13, 2019 17:18

Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 5)

I'm back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question "Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?" And this time I'm sharing with you the answers from a number of our guests from earlier this year: E108 Abel Immaraj E95 Natalie Malligan E119 Aileen Gemma Smith E92 Chris Cooper E112 Flora Salim E98 Jacob Baskin E86 Joaquim Alvarez There are a few main themes that come up over and over again in the podcast, and these are reflected here in the various guest answers. The three themes that Abel mentioned of trust, engagement and partnerships are common threads throughout these clips. I always ask guests how we can better integrate across disciplines, etc, and many of these guests mention the need to continue working together, communicating and breaking down silos in order to solve the problems our communities are facing. The other interesting theme from this selection of clips is the idea of the interaction between human behaviour and technology. We always talk about the technology sector moving people's behaviour but Chris shares a great example of people's behaviour moving the technology sector, with the example of how SMS was adopted. Jacob also makes this point about us being proactive and setting the rules of the game for technology, rather than letting the technology guide our decisions. We've put this selection together with the theme of MOVE-ember, so moving from now to what's next for Smart Cities and Communities. I hope you enjoy these guests' reflections on where they see Smart Cities and Communities heading in the future, and as always we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod The Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital.
Positive Human Behaviour in Smart Communities, with David Catalovski
Nov 10, 2019 30:35

Positive Human Behaviour in Smart Communities, with David Catalovski

In this episode I have a really fascinating conversation with David Catalovski, co-founder of GreenBe, a company that provides a cloud-based platform and solutions for government and utilities to drive smart technology adoption and hard-to-reach user behaviours. David and I discuss his background as a lawyer and what sparked his interest in the Smart Community space, and why he believes a Smart City is more about serving residents than any technology solution. David tells us about some of the projects he's working on, including the work GreenBe has done with the City of Blacktown and how their services uses gamification to shift human behaviour in cities for the triple bottom line benefit. We discuss why it's so important for cities and government services to be benchmarking themselves against the service and engagement of private entities, plus the challenges of reinvention and keeping up with changing customer expectations. David and I touch on the future of work in local government, and the power of partnerships, collaboration and integration between cities and other organisations. We also have a really interesting conversation about the need for government to measure the amount of power any one company has, and how that goes hand in hand with our need for data literacy as consumers. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of shifting human behaviour to promote better engagement, better wellbeing and more community minded citizens. As always we hope you enjoy listening tot his episode as much as we enjoyed making it! Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with David on LinkedInor via email [email protected] Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
Looking past the hype in Smart Mobility trends, with Scott Shepard
Nov 03, 2019 28:13

Looking past the hype in Smart Mobility trends, with Scott Shepard

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast I have a really great chat with Scott Shepard, the Chief Commercial Officer with mobility aggregator and service provider, Free2Move. Scott tells us about his background in urban planning and data analytics and how that led to his focus on transportation and new mobility in cities. We discuss why empowering citifies and improving community quality of life is really the whole point of the Smart Communities movement, and the real need for regional inclusiveness when it comes to tech, mobility and planning. Scott and I discuss the ways new technologies pose a risk for increasing divide and disadvantage within our communities, and also the importance of looking past the hype in order to see those [deeper problems/the real implications of the new tech on the most vulnerable in our communities. Having lived and worked in both places, Scott then tells us about Free2Move, and shares with us his perspective on the similarities and differences between the way the US and Europe is embracing Smart Mobility concepts, and the different ways the markets are maturing. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of consumer scrutiny and awareness around data, choices and inclusivity. As always, we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Scott on Facebook, LinkedIn or [email protected] Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities?
Oct 30, 2019 26:26

Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities?

I'm back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question "Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?" As the focus this month has been the future of work, this time I'm sharing with you the answers from our guests this month: E133 Sally Illingworth E134 Thea O'Connor E135 Anuraj Gambhir E136 was Andrew Grill, and I didn't actually ask him this question specifically because the whole episode was really about what's next! E137 Colin Kinner There are a couple of main themes in this episode. You'll hear these guests talk a lot about the various stakeholders and humans at the centre of work, and the way technology is changing that, so how do we strike that balance between the technology and automation side of things, with the people, the jobs and most importantly the human brains and bodies and how they actually function best. Creativity and critical thinking is a key theme, as is the importance of keeping the focus on communities, on investing in the people and investing in collaboration opportunities within workplaces, within cities, within communities. The future of work is a really broad topic and each of these guests are focusing on a different part of it, but it's a fascinating conversation. As always we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod The Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital.
SCP E137 The Future of Work: The role of startups and businesses in Smart Communities, with Colin Kinner
Oct 27, 2019 34:34

SCP E137 The Future of Work: The role of startups and businesses in Smart Communities, with Colin Kinner

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a great chat with Colin Dinner. Colin is a startup ecosystem specialist, company director with over twenty years' experience working with high-growth technology-based companies and a startup coach and trainer, so I knew he was the right person to speak to about the role of startups and small businesses in the future of work in Smart Communities. Colin shares a bit about his background in startups in lots of different contexts, and why it's important that Australia gets better at building an economy based on high value, knowledge-intensive jobs rather than just resources and agriculture. We discuss how Smart Companies contribute to not only Smart Communities but economically prosperous ones too, and some examples from places like Singapore where investing in young people's knowledge to build Smarter Cities. Colin tells us about Startup Onramp, and what he's observed during the program about innovation in regional Australia and the relative immaturity of Australia's startup ecosystem. We talk about the myths and mindset challenges that stop people pursuing startup opportunities, as well as the absolute importance of validation when starting any venture. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of social entrepreneurship and why we need more than buzzword bingo in our understanding of emerging trends! As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Colin via LinkedIn or on Twitter @ColinKinner Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
The Future of Work: Digital Footprints, Data Literacy and Informed Citizens, with Andrew Grill
Oct 20, 2019 47:47

The Future of Work: Digital Footprints, Data Literacy and Informed Citizens, with Andrew Grill

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a brilliant conversation with Technologist, Engineer, Futurist and host of the Practical Futurist Podcast, Andrew Grill. You might remember Andrew Grill from Episode 38, way back when we were called the Smart City Podcast. Since we're talking about the Future of Work this month, I knew it was the perfect time to have him back on the show. In this episode, Andrew and I discuss the skills to implement now to stay ahead of the curve in the future of work space, and why we should be designing offices for the future flexible workforce. Andrew tells us why he predicts the gig economy trend is going to reach C-suite and Executive level, and the three Ps of the future of work: people, place and purpose. We also cover the importance of the personal brand and how the notion of personal brands and digital footprints have changed over Andrew's career, plus the idea of employees renting their personal brands to employers. We discuss the need to be practising digital etiquette and also building trust digitally and in person. Andrew explains the notion of the digital agent, what privacy will look like in the future and what your data is worth. We finish our chat talking about data literacy, informed citizens and the broken business model that is interruption advertising. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Andrew at Andrew.London or on Twitter @andrewgrill Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
The Future of Work: Evolving Career Trajectories and Transdisciplinarity, with Anuraj Gambhir
Oct 16, 2019 36:06

The Future of Work: Evolving Career Trajectories and Transdisciplinarity, with Anuraj Gambhir

In this episode I have a really interesting chat with Anuraj Gambhir, an innovation evangelist, business strategist and a philosopher as well. Anuraj tells us in this episode about his really varied career trajectory starting from the telecommunications and mobile technology industry, through to startups and entrepreneurship, and now the holistic Smart Cities space. Anuraj and I discuss the need for meaningful interaction with technology the power of what he calls 'transdisciplinarity' or the disruptive creativity that comes from integration across different disciplines and industries. Anuraj also explains his focus on where technology and spirituality meet, and the importance of keeping humanity at the centre of all the tech. Anuraj tells us about a couple of projects he's been involved with that connect dots between industries and some real use cases of data and predictive analytics helping keep humans safe and well. We finish our chat talking about the emerging trends of neuro-tech and wearable tech being used to improve health outcomes, plus the distributed intelligence in our Smart Regions and Rural Communities. As always I hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Anuraj via LinkedIn Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
The Future of Work: the Importance of Body Intelligence in Workplace Culture and Design, with Thea O'Connor
Oct 13, 2019 36:10

The Future of Work: the Importance of Body Intelligence in Workplace Culture and Design, with Thea O'Connor

In this episode, I had a wonderful chat with Thea O'Connor, a body advocate and Workplace Wellbeing and Productivity Advisor. Thea and I met last year at the Bellingen Ignite conference run but the RDA Mid-North Coast and it was great to chat again. In this episode Thea shares with us what sparked her interest in the link between technology and health, and the impacts of workplace culture on health and also productivity. She tells us why we need body intelligence in our personal lives and in our workplaces, as well as why we need more power naps! Thea shares with us some techniques that can improve the way we work into the future and cultivate Smarter workplaces now, as well as some tips and tricks to combat white collar fatigue. We also have a really interesting discussion about the opportunities and challenges in the uptake of designing workplaces to support human bodies and brains, and the dangers of the intense, hustle culture in the startup scene. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of designing algorithms and apps with the body in mind, and also the experiment I'm doing to try to break my phone addiction. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Thea on LinkedIn or at Thea.com.au Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
The Future of Work: Personal Branding and Talent Retention in the Digital Age, with Sally Illingworth
Oct 06, 2019 33:38

The Future of Work: Personal Branding and Talent Retention in the Digital Age, with Sally Illingworth

In this episode, I have a truly fantastic conversation with Sally Illingworth, a strategic thinker and calculative action taker who thrives in fast-paced and complex-adaptive environments. Sally tells us about her really interesting background from starting in a pizza shop and working her way up the food retail industry, to moving into management consulting and the world of digital marketing. The theme on the podcast this month is the future of work and this is a brilliant interview to kick us off. Sally and I discuss how her career progressed and why she believes that hard work and a willingness to learn can help anyone make similar moves in their career. We cover the skills that are needed in the future of work, including the importance of creativity and curiosity, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and organisations trying to attract and retain talent in this digital age. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of the speed at which jobs are being created and then becoming commonplace, as well as the challenge of balancing legacy systems and the need for employers to protect their brands with the trend of employees taking control of their career by building personal brands online. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community Connect with Sally via LinkedIn or at sallyillingworth.com Connect with me via email: [email protected] Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod