Virtual BDI - Week 7 

Adobe & Defence Force Recruiting

Wednesday, 29 July 11:00am-12:00pm (AEST)

Dr Tim Kitchen, Adobe

'Turn Your Passion Into A Job'

To be competitive in the current and future world of work, it is important to develop a range of what are commonly referred to as ‘soft skills’ and ‘hard skills’. Most education systems are good at encouraging students to develop hard skills because they are easy to measure and test. In many cases this is at the detriment of so called ‘soft skills’ that are hard to measure yet so important in the workplace of today and tomorrow, especially in the light of all the COVID-19 disruptions. Both LinkedIn/Microsoft and the World Economic Forum have released some interesting research that rates the most important skills required to thrive in the future and they are anything but ‘soft’. During this presentation, Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will share his thoughts on this topic following his nearly 30 years as an educator and currently as Adobe’s Senior Education specialist for Asia Pacific.

Major Benjamin Harington, Defence Force Recruiting

'STEM Careers in Defence'

Major Benjamin Harington is an Army Officer with over 25 years of military and engineering experience. 


Ben is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Associate Graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales and holds a Masters of Gun Design from Cranfield University. He has spent his career primarily around land-based assets and has worked on technologies such as body armour, generators, multi-spectral camouflage equipment, load carriage equipment, weapon simulation systems, parachutes, pistols, assault rifles and sniper rifles.

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