It was a great episode to have the Famous CHANGE WHISPER on Nerds out of Water.
Change is inevitable. It’s coming for you, me and everyone else.
Michelle Delebet runs a company, Corporate Growing Pains, specialising in promoting change fluency in organisations, enabling massive tech transformations to progress from idea to delivery and into ‘normal’.
Michelle tells us stories from her career as a “Change Whisperer” and we discuss the importance of curiosity. And now for some reason, I have a hankering for her siracha and chilli marmalade.
David and Michael discuss the current COVID-19 issues and add some tips around working from home, and the heightened level of cybersecurity threats that are happening. Ai threats, social threats and enabling businesses to understand and quantify those threats. They cover company pitching and why it shouldn’t put you to sleep.
Since the 1950’s there have been designs of Vertical Take-Off & Landing Units. Over the last few years, this is becoming more and more real. Now at many private and government areas, we are looking Urban Air Mobility.
Electric Motors have enabled almost any vehicle to have electronic motors to propel them. New industries are being created to reduce traffic congestion. In 10 years time, Short Hop Urban Air Mobility will be an everyday occurrence and we will be able to jump on an (Autonomous??) Urban Short Hop vehicle and travel 50km from suburb to suburb.
Around the world, Certification and establishing Air Worthiness of VTOL vehicles. Air Space Control agreements need to be in place to remove the risks of other air traffic, including Drones and new Space Aircraft that will be coming out in this time.
Test Beds are being created to develop this work, to understand what will be required under many different conditions. Safety is paramount, off-nominal (lost of propulsion, loss of wing, loss of rotor), understand winds and vehicle speeds are all part and parcel of the testbed work.
As with Autonomous vehicles, the trust factor is one we will need to move past. With Autonomous Vehicles, some countries are taking this trust in hand, having trial after trial. This introduces the public to the idea, provides a belief, and sets wheels (or rotors) in motion for the next era. It is unfortunate that other states are hiding the trials in very small, unpopulated areas which have no, or minimal influence on the public, who are ultimately the decision-makers.
David Camus, Director of One Bright Cloud.
One Bright Cloud provides solutions for automation and is taking steps to bring public safety, autonomous vehicles (both air and ground), into the public mainstream
As the world starts looking into the new norm things are changing, going into work, going to restaurants, flights, gyms, daycare, the opera, theatre and shops. Owners will need to ensure their customers and staff are safe. The easiest way is to adopt a temperature testing to provide a level of security and reduce the risk of illness being spread. Using the latest AI, One Bright Cloud have partnered and developed a number of cheap, fast, viable solutions, both for small business and large facilities (shopping centres/airports) to the issue of facial recognition and incredible fast biometric temperature testing. Watch this space for an exciting announcement.
In this episode, David and Michael chat with a colleague and long term friend of David’s. Jason Gibson is the director of Neon Poodle, a very successful, multi-national business designing, manufacturing and selling neon lights and word neon art across USA, Europe and Australia. We speak on how he got to this point, learning of the way through and what has got him here.
In Episode 17 of Nerds out of Water Michael and David discuss the criteria for eligibility in the Australian Government stimulus packages before diving headfirst into popular conspiracy theories surrounding the pandemic. We discuss smart stuff (glasses, contacts, homes and transport) as well as looking at a giant stringy sea creature. We also discuss climate change and oojemaphlips (whatever they are)! #NerdsOutOfWater#NOOW#OBC#OneBrightCloud#Teamscal#Covid19#coronavirus#podcast