INTERFACE - Podcast from TasICT
Episode 17 - Annette Kaitinis Director & Co-Founder of Scoot Boot

Episode 17 - Annette Kaitinis Director & Co-Founder of Scoot Boot

October 9, 2021

A small Tasmanian business is riding high after winning multiple Export Awards. In this episode of INTERFACE, TasICT Chief Executive Officer Steve  Adermann talks to Annette Kaitinis, Director and Co-Founder of Scoot Boot a business which sells its horse boots worldwide. Since the company was established in 2015, revenue has increased impressively year on year, with over 500 stockists selling Scoot Boots worldwide.

Episode 16 -  Jeffrey Hawkins Managing Director Pivot Maritime

Episode 16 - Jeffrey Hawkins Managing Director Pivot Maritime

September 15, 2021

Pivot Maritime won two trophies at the 2021 TasICT Excellence Awards, and Managing Director Jeffrey Hawkins joins TasICT CEO Steve Adermann in this episode of INTERFACE to talk about the nominations which won the Best Initiative from Regional Tasmania sponsored by ISW and the Best ICT Partnership sponsored by Telstra.

Episode 15 - Peter Padd CEO & Co-Founder FortifyEdge

Episode 15 - Peter Padd CEO & Co-Founder FortifyEdge

September 2, 2021

Move ID is Zero Trust Authentication Software which won the 2021 TasICT Excellence Award for Best Cyber Security Initiative, sponsored by MyState Bank. The software was developed by FortifyEdge, and in this episode CEO & Co-Founder Peter Padd explains how the technology removes the need for passwords, instead utilising networks to continually authenticate users and connected IoT devices without the need for the cloud. 

Episode 14 - Ian Warner CEO ISW

Episode 14 - Ian Warner CEO ISW

April 8, 2021

Award Winner. ISW won the 2020 TasICT Excellence Award for IT Exporter of the Year, sponsored by the Tasmanian Government's Department of State Growth - Trade & International Relations. Managing Director of ISW Ian Warner explains  the recent export success has been a long time in the making. He explains that any business that is looking to follow suite and trade internationally, needs to develop partnerships and relationships with overseas technology companies. In his discussion with TasICT CEO Steve Adermann, Ian talks about exporting software, coping with the language barrier, target markets, UTAS graduates and intellectual property.

Episode 13 - Dean Williams Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Episode 13 - Dean Williams Sustainable Timber Tasmania

April 2, 2021

Award Winner. Forest Management Services Manager from Sustainable Timber Tasmania Dean Williams explains the the 'Eagle Eye' project to TasICT Chief Executive Officer Steve Adermann. The innovation earned the 2020 TasICT Excellence Award for Best Contribution to Sustainability or Protection of the Environment sponsored by AQ Advisory. In addition to providing a non-disruptive means of monitoring the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, the 'Eagle Eye' project provides advantages for other forest management practices in remote wilderness.

Episode 12 - Lisa Clapham MyState

Episode 12 - Lisa Clapham MyState

March 15, 2021

Award Winner. Lisa Clapham won the 2020 TasICT Excellence Award for 'Outstanding Contribution by a Tasmanian Woman in Technology'. From her humble beginnings as a clerk in a UK bank to her current position as Manager Data Quality & Systems Configuration with MyState, Lisa talks about her time with NYNEX, IBM and her role as a mentor for young women through the TasTAFE/ACS mentorship programme.

Episode 11 - Fiona Turner CEO Bitwise Agronomy

Episode 11 - Fiona Turner CEO Bitwise Agronomy

March 11, 2021

Award Winner. Chief Executive Officer of Bitwise Agronomy Fiona Turner discusses Greenview, the project which won the 2020 TasICT Excellence Award for 'Best Innovation from Regional Tasmania'. The product combines computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify, count and measure parameters in horticultural crops. Efficiencies and reduction of costs are achieved by producers because Greenview is able to return accurate yield estimates.

Episode 10 - Award Winners. Sudhir Iyer, MyState

Episode 10 - Award Winners. Sudhir Iyer, MyState

December 26, 2020

The honours were shared in the TasICT Excellence Award for 'Best Project or Project Management' sponsored by ISW, and a joint winner was the MyState Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Project. MyState Systems Technical Manager Sudhir Iyer talks to TasICT CEO Steve Adermann about the Award nomination and the impact of the RPA project.

Episode 09 - Award Winners. Jon Ettershank, TasWater

Episode 09 - Award Winners. Jon Ettershank, TasWater

December 21, 2020

The H2GO Application was a joint winner of the TasICT Excellence Award for Best Project or Project Management category sponsored by ISW. TasWater Department Manager Business Systems Jon Ettershank details the project and the efficiencies gained by the implementation of H2GO.

Episode 08 - Award Winners. Michael Sylvester, CEO, Blueline Laundry

Episode 08 - Award Winners. Michael Sylvester, CEO, Blueline Laundry

December 20, 2020

This episode is the first in a series focusing on the winners from the TasICT Excellence Awards. Blueline Laundry won the Award for the 'Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative' sponsored by atWork Australia with the nomination titled 'Tasmania's Most Talented Laundry'. Blueline Laundry CEO Michael Sylvester explains how he unearthed the amazing amount of experience and qualifications that existed in his workforce, and how those talents are now being used in the business.

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