The Defence + Industry Conference 2017 got off to a loud start on Tuesday last week at a gala dinner the night before the conference. Dep Sec Kim Gilles asked for a bit of Hollywood, and Footy Show host Erin Molan (daughter of ex Chief of Army) and comedian Vince Sorrenti delivered! However, they did not upstage the awesome efforts of the Essington Lewis finalists
The conference the next day commenced with capability updates. Being in the defence people business, I was paying particular attention to the updates and challenges that would affect the workforce within the Defence Sector. I noted the following points on people matters from various presenters in two large defence organisations.