Intelligent Communities 2017
15 MAR, 2017
Intelligent Communities 2017
15 MAR, 2017
Intelligent Communities 2017
15 MAR, 2017
Rallying top public and private community innovators to advance and showcase the initiatives driving Bendigo’s intelligent infrastructure. Discover how federal and state government - city leaders – business leaders – and innovators are aligning to build momentum for growth and to create new value for the city and its citizens.
Intelligent Communities 2017 is designed to align with the Federal Government’s focus on smart city initiatives through its Smart Cities Plan, for key stakeholders from government, education and business to discuss key issues and take advantage of key opportunities. The half-day forum will touch on key policy announcements, funding plans and city deals designed to promote capital attraction.
Join 400+ policy makers and key stakeholders in the business, education and community sectors to discuss key issues and key opportunities for developing intelligent communities in Australia. The half-day forum will touch on initiatives underway and in the pipeline, funding plans and city deals designed to promote capital attraction and collaboration in broadband, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital equality, sustainability and advocacy.
This event will
- Delve into the nation’s cities that are taking the lead with major redevelopments of its centre, where digital technologies are used to attract commercial and residential tenants and to improve public safety
- Explore the work of angel investors incubating new startups in transport, infrastructure, environment, housing, finance, education, health and social services
- Show how engineering faculties and industry funded R&D institutions are collaborating with technology companies to develop the nation’s ICT talent needed to run intelligent communities
- Announce major policy portents for transport, health, smart grids and telecommunications
Who will be there
- Federal and State Government Policy Makers
- City Mayors
- City Councillors
- Chief Executive Officers
- Senior IT Leaders from utilities, energy, health and transport sectors
- Infrastructure and Construction Experts
- Telecommunications and Broadband Experts
- Corporate Innovation and Smart City decision-makers
- City Chief Digital and Technology Leaders
- Regional and Municipal Economic Development Officers
- Public Works and Transportation Leaders
- City Planners
- Community social organisations
- Municipal Systems Administrators
- Municipal Planners in Social Services
- University Engineering and Innovation faculty members
- Municipal Transportation and Construction Leaders
Benefits of Attending
- Identify new sources of seed capital focused on unlocking and supporting private investment in smart city infrastructure
- Assess the opportunities in large and small infrastructure projects in water, energy, affordable housing, data-analytics and health
- Gain high exposure to the individuals involved in the delivery of the city deals
- Access the experience of local and regional leaders of intelligent communities and how they work with their partners in technology, education, business, economic development, healthcare and other sectors
- Learn from cities around the world who face similar challenges and have created strategies and programs to deal with them
- Get inspired by city leaders and business innovators who will show you how to take the first essential steps to play a leading role in developing intelligent communities
InnovationAus.com would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Advisory Panel of Intelligent Communities Forum 2017, who have been instrumental in guiding the forum’s direction.
- Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council of Australia New Zealand
- Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
- Michael Briers, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Economy Institute (KEi) and Head of Hypercat Australia
- Leonie Walsh, former Victorian Government Lead Scientist
- Edward Blakely, Founder and Chair Future Cities Collaborative, US Studies Centre
- Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas
Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects, Victorian Government
Jacinta is currently the Minister for Public Transport and the Minister for Major Projects in the Andrews Government. Jacinta is also the Leader of the House.
In the previous Labor Government, Jacinta held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Regional and Rural Development and Industry and Trade. She has also been the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, the Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the Minister for Education Services and Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs.
Jacinta was elected as the Member for Bendigo East in September 1999 at the age of 25, making her the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Victorian Parliament.
Jacinta was born and grew up in Bendigo and studied at St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill then Catholic College Bendigo, before completing her BA (Hon) at La Trobe University in Bendigo.
Before entering Parliament, Jacinta worked in the office of Steve Gibbons MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, and for two years prior to that she worked in the office of Neil O'Keefe MP, Federal Member for Burke, and the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations.
Cr Margaret O'Rourke
Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo
Cr Margaret O’Rourke is an accomplished business woman with extensive leadership experience.
She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and is currently a Director at Goulburn Murray Water and Bendigo Health Care Group and Deputy Director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute. Her previous roles include Chair of Bendigo TAFE and a Director for the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and Bendigo Business Council.
Cr O’Rourke was elected to Council on the platform of developing a strong and prosperous future for Greater Bendigo that encourages industry and job development. She looks forward to focusing on improving the municipality’s retail sector and developing a strategy to drive growth, and believes this work will position Greater Bendigo as a key art and retail destination in regional Australia.
Cr O’Rourke is also looking forward to working closely with rural communities and ensuring both rural and urban residents are better connected to new technology.
This is Cr O’Rourke’s first time as a Councillor. She is a long time Bendigo resident and lives here with her husband Ray and their two daughters.
Chief Executive Officer, Birchgrove Property and President, Urban Development Institute of Australia [UDIA]
Damien Tangey is the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property. Birchgrove Property is a development business that has been operating in Regional Victoria for over 40 years. Damien commenced his property career as a valuer in Melbourne and has been developing in Regional Victoria predominantly centred on Bendigo for the past 20 years. Damien is also the Chair of the Northern Victorian Chapter of the UDIA. Damien has led Birchgrove Property to work with the principals of providing best practice products into low cost regional markets with the essence of turning subdivisions into living environments for communities.
Secretary, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Adam commenced as Secretary of the new Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 1 January 2015. Adam leads DELWP in protecting and enhancing Victoria’s natural and built environment and heritage and supporting liveability and local government across the state, strongly influenced by decision-making at a regional and local level.
Chief Executive Officer, Bendigo Business Council
Leah Sertori joined the BBC in March 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. In her capacity as CEO, Leah leads the Bendigo Business Council's ambitious agenda to drive business development in our region. Through Leah’s guidance, the Bendigo Business Council hosts the Smart City Bendigo Alliance, Education City Bendigo, Bendigo Inventor Award Program and Bendigo Business Excellence Awards. Leah’s background includes Leveraging the economic benefits of the new Bendigo Hospital, with the City of Greater Bendigo, held the Chief Executive Officer roles with Sustainable Regional Australia and Melbourne Cares. Leah is a non-executive director of Regional Management Group and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, representing regional members on as a Victorian Councillor with AICD.
Executive Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
Professor Mike Ewing is an Alfred Deakin Professor and is the Executive Dean and Vice-President of the Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, since March 2014. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Monash University (as professor of marketing, Head of the Department of Marketing, deputy PVC and Head of Faculty) and 6 years at Curtin University in Perth. He is also an Alfred Deakin Distinguished Professor at Deakin.
Mike’s research interests include marketing communications, marketing strategy, brand management, and health promotion. Two recent meta-analyses rank him as the most productive marketing communications researcher worldwide.
Mike has received sixteen awards and citations for research and won ARC grants. In 2008, he was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. In 2010, he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Australia New Zealand Marketing Academy and appointed to the international advisory board of the Academy of Indian Marketing. Mike was recognised as a distinguished fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science in May 2012 and voted onto the AMS executive as vice president in May 2014.
Over the past two decades, Mike has taught in Australia, Austria, Brunei, China, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the Philippines.
Prior to entering full time academe, Mike was the marketing research manager for Ford Motor Company’s South African subsidiary. More recently, he has consulted and delivered executive education programs to such organizations as Coca-Cola (Asia), Unilever (Europe), Telekom Austria, Holden, Saab, BMW Financial Services, Argyle Diamonds, Levi Strauss & Co., Ansell, Glaxo Smith Klein, the CEO Institute, Isuzu-General Motors, Nissan and the West Australia State Government.
Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation for Bendigo and Central Victoria
Ann Lansberry is the Executive Officer for the Community Foundation for Central Victoria where she created Australia’s first Community Giving Day – Big Give. She is also an experienced business executive and change consultant who is deeply involved in her local community.
She holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as holding qualifications in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Ann is passionate about strengthening and engaging regional communities. She launched the local campaign to save Bendigo’s Discovery Centre and is now their Vice President and is President of the Bendigo Community Farmers Market. She has 4 chooks, 3 kids and 2 cats.
Garry is now the Principal consultant and Director of STARGO established in 2016 to specifically offer strategic ICT planning and audit services. Since October 2016 Garry has also become an Advisor to CohortIQ , a ‘big data’ analytic company established by his son, Ben after Ben and his partners won the 2016 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) Datastart competition, with an innovative approach to Health data analytics. Garry has had extensive ICT experience over several decades in the Education and Health sectors.
Garry’s work in Health focussed on the development of regional ICT Strategy, Architecture and Governance, with particular emphasis on innovation, benefits realisation and financial sustainability. He has become well known in the Health industry through his development of SWARH1, there have been significant firsts such as: first fully converged multi-agency health network in Australia (1999); First regional IP telephony implementation for health (2001); First regional IP based telehealth implementation in 2002.
Garry has been focussed on demand aggregation in regions and across Victorian Health by working with the Victorian Health CIO committee (Chair 2007-2014) to develop State aggregated agreements for the Health sector.
Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority
As CEO, Peter oversees the VPA’s planning and infrastructure coordination activities to ensure Victoria has a strong supply of quality housing and job precincts, to keep pace with our thriving population.
Peter has a background in engineering, planning and management, with a Master of Engineering Science in Transport Planning and a Master of Urban Planning, both from Melbourne University. His background encompasses both government and private enterprise roles.
With a professional career starting in planning new towns in the UK and Australia, much of Peter’s career has been in Local Government as the CEO of several cities, including Essendon, Greater Bendigo, Whitehorse, and the City of Sydney.
Peter was also the CEO of Federation Square during its building phase and its first few years of operation.
Executive Director Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Bendigo Health
Bruce Winzar has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry since 1976 and has held several senior ICT roles within both the private and public sector, including operating his own consulting business. Bruce has pursued a lead role in specifying and supervising the delivery of new models for services in health and local government and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments. He took a lead in role in the development of Australia’s first regional telecommunications company in 1998 and was a board member for the first three years of its inception. Bruce chairs several project control groups and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project for Bendigo Health.
He has project managed the development of Central Victoria’s Innovation Park and was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster – a State Government initiative to promote and develop the ICT industry in central Victoria.
Bruce’s expertise covers business and management systems and he has worked across three tiers of government and facilitated a number of significant regional economic development initiatives for central Victoria. Bruce has a passionate interest for delivery of fair and equitable telecommunications services to the rural and remote sector of Australia and is a member of the iBendigo and iLoddonMallee working groups to advance smart city strategies for the Loddon Mallee region.
Program Director for CityConnect, BlueChilli
Johanna directs BlueChilli’s latest accelerator program, CityConnect: an open innovation program to co-create solutions addressing the biggest challenges facing the world’s urban communities, launching in 2017. Prior to BlueChilli, Johanna was the Deputy CEO for the Committee for Sydney, an independent think-tank advocating for global best practice in city-making. Johanna brings a deep understanding of urban issues and economic development, through senior roles in Federal and State agencies, and the UK Government's overseas trade network. Johanna is passionate about connecting the right players to create smart cities that are productive, inclusive and liveable for all.
Leader, Great Small Cities Program, Regional Australia Institute
Leonie joined The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in Jan 2016 to deliver the Great Small Cities program, with the objective of providing research and solutions of public value for regional cities. In collaboration with local government leaders and regional city policy makers, the program facilitates innovation of policy, knowledge and practice to grow Australia’s Great Small Cities.
In a career spanning 20 years including time in consulting, government and academia, she has forged an international profile as a subject matter expert and management consultant in urban systems economic development, specialising in resilient small cities and public policy.