Thales Australia was recently invited to participate as a panellist at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue's ‘Ignite Greater Wester Sydney (GWS) Summit’ to share insight and experience about building local expertise and capability in the growing region.
The Ignite GWS Summit is designed to help open up the conversation on public policy reform and advocate for the sustainable development of one of the fastest growing regions in the nation; Greater Western Sydney. The conference brings together the region’s big business, bright minds and emerging enterprise to discuss the new precincts, technologies, innovations and industries that will grow jobs and ignite the GWS economy.
Held at CommBank Stadium, over 300 leaders in government, academia and science attended the event which aimed to spark lively discussions around enterprise, employment, health and education opportunities for the Greater Western Sydney region.
For Thales, development initiatives in Greater Western Sydney are important. Many of our people work and live in the area, and for over 30 years, our Rydalmere site in Western Sydney, has been a trusted and strategic partner of the Australian Defence Force in both our Underwater Systems and Digital Systems businesses.
Vice President Strategy, Gary Dawson, participated in a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Nurturing local heroes & securing global talent’ where he highlighted Rydalmere’s distinguished history supporting some of the State’s and Commonwealth’s strategically important programs, as well as being a major employer in the region. He also shared insights about how companies like Thales are in a prime position to leverage global expertise to build and upskill our local workforce to produce sovereign capability and build a future we can all trust.