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My Digital Career: Katrie Lowe

[An image appears of Katrie Lowe talking to the camera and a cityscape can be seen in the background and then the camera zooms in on her face as she talks]

Katrie Lowe: My name is Katrie Lowe and what do I call myself? I am an urban explorer. That’s my name on my business card.

[Image changes to show a black and white photo of Katrie and text appears: My Digital Career, Katrie Lowe, curiocity kate]

[Images flash through of Katrie talking, Katrie going up an escalator in an airport, Katrie on a train, and Katrie looking up at a building]

So, I’m actually travelling around the world at the moment exploring different cities to see urban developments up close. 

[Image changes to show Katrie talking to the camera and on her left inset photographs of Katrie in various cities flash through and then the image changes to show her blog on a computer screen]

So, I meet locals, I talk to experts, I see what works, what doesn’t work, and I blog about it.

[Music plays and images move through of Katrie wearing a hard hat and hi-vis vest talking to a colleague, Katrie talking to the camera, and then Katrie working on a computer]

Well, I started my career as an engineer working in water infrastructure and that was pretty digital using things like CAD and modelling software and engineering programmes.

[Image changes to show Katrie talking to the camera and then the image changes to show various 3-D models of cities and buildings and text appears: How can we make cities more sustainable, How can we make cities more affordable?]

But I became more interested in big questions like, how can we make cities more sustainable, and how can we make cities more affordable?

[Music plays and images flash through of photographs of various cities in the world ending with Sydney and then the image changes to show Katrie talking to the camera]

Cities are fascinating because big cities are the future. 

[Images flash through in fast motion of people walking down a city street, cars moving along a road, and people crossing a city intersection]

Billions of people are pouring into them creating these new challenges that no one’s ever faced before.

[Images move through to show Katrie talking to the camera, Katrie turning and walking along a street, and then her blog on a computer screen showing videos and photos of Katrie in different cities]

There’s experiments all over the world trying to solve these problems so for the last two years I’ve gone on this crazy adventure visiting cities from Europe to North America and South America just learning and posting online.

[Images move through to show Katrie talking to the camera, Katrie taking a photo with a Smartphone, Katrie walking along a street, and Katrie working on a computer and then a Smartphone]

So, I guess now my career is digital in a whole different way because I’m researching and writing and connecting with people through the internet and that’s creating real life work opportunities.

[Image changes to show a photograph of Berlin and then the image changes to show people working on computers and text appears: Berlin]

Next, I’m going to work with these programmers in Berlin 

[Image changes to show Katrie talking to the camera]

and we’re using Blockchain technology to try to make housing prices more fair and transparent. 

[Camera zooms in a little on Katrie as she talks]

And so, it’s a really cool idea.

Isn’t it weird if I’m saying it’s a really cool idea?

[Image shows Katrie listening and smiling]

Male: No, not at all.

[Image shows Katrie pumping her fists and smiling]

Katrie Lowe: Great.

[Music plays and an image of a city flashes through and then the CSIRO logo and text appears: CSIRO digital careers, digitalcareers.csiro.au]

[Image changes and the CSIRO logo and text appears: CSIRO Australia’s innovation catalyst]

Katrie Lowe