Mike Kalms

Mike Kalms

Lead Partner Defence and Space Industry

Articles by Mike Kalms

Innovation & Digital

Scientia potests est or knowledge is power: quantum technology – the race is on

Quantum isn’t an interesting laboratory experiment anymore, in the same way cyber warfare isn’t just something that nation states do to each other.

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Innovation & Digital

Space Economy Enters the Light. Not in 2060, it’s happening now

I think the space economy will be a bit like the internet in the 90s. One month you have a conversation on this cool thing called the internet – the next month you are completely unable to do your job because the office wifi network goes down

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Government & Public Sector

The Second and Third Order Consequences as Australia Goes Nuclear

Yesterday we woke to the surprising news that Australia had made the most dramatic change in Defence policy in a generation.

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Government & Public Sector

Navigating Space – connection and cooperation. A vision for defence in space

Australia needs to define a national space policy and implementation plan which encapsulates defence and civil focus areas.

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Government & Public Sector

Australian space takes its place on the world stage

Recurrent themes were connectedness, cooperation and sustainability – truly unifying themes for a world sometimes better understood in terms of its divisions. 

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Innovation & Digital

The future of space: communal, commercial, contested

This global space industry is predicted to be worth US$600 billion by 2030, and Australia is well-positioned to gain from the boom.

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Government & Public Sector

Defence Industry’s Workforce Vicious Circle

Structural problems in the defence sector have made it hard for firms to recruit workers – this needs to change.

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Government & Public Sector

50 years since the Apollo 11 Landing, 1 year since KPMG launched into Space

On the 50th anniversary of that amazing achievement, when Apollo 11 landed and humans walked on another celestial body, we want to acknowledge that effort that sacrifice and offer our support to the next wave of space achievements

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Government & Public Sector

Why So Hollow? Australia’s Defence Industry Middle and what to do about it

Australia’s defence industry sector has an odd shape. Medium size companies are rare in Australian defence industry. We’ve a strong top and a large bottom – but why so hollow…

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