In this special episode of The Commercial Disco, we hear from Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies and Rania Poullos, Project Manager – Fire Shield for Minderoo Foundation, as they call Aussie innovators to solve a global problem. The UN predicts extreme bushfires are expected to increase up to 14% by 2030 globally, 30% by the end of 2050 and 50% by 2100. XPRIZE Wildfire will spur innovation across a wide range of firefighting technologies, transforming the practices of a crucial industry that have not seen major change in the way that we detect fires for thirty years. This episode of The Commercial Disco is moderated by InnovationAus.com publisher, Corrie McLeod, and is proudly brought to you by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst.
Since 2021, Christine Tonkin has been the Member for Churchlands in the Western Australian Parliament in Roger Cook’s Labor government. Ms Tonkin brought a lifetime of experience in public and private sector procurement reform to the Parliament, having worked all over the world in large organisations. In this episode of The Commercial Disco she talks about opportunities for making government procurement more cost effective, and better for local industry.
Government procurement data is not always straight-forward to access, or to glean insights into purchasing decisions. In this episode of The Commercial Disco, James Riley talks to the founder and CEO of Tendertrace, an AI-based public sector market intelligence engine.