Intelligent Communities 2017
16 MAR, 2017
Intelligent Communities 2017
16 MAR, 2017
Intelligent Communities 2017
16 MAR, 2017
Exploring the role of smart technologies in developing the communities of the future
What began as the “smart city concept” to create sustainable and cost-effective technology solutions to Australia’s urban problems, has now moved forward and opened the way for the ‘intelligent communities concept’. With a more holistic view of cities that include all forms of infrastructure and data analytics, knowledge creation, talent attraction and digital inclusion, ‘intelligent communities’ create collaborative innovation ecosystems that encompass environmental, economic and social sustainability, as well as good governance and citizen participation in the community’s planning and development.
But let us be realistic - there are more than 560 local government agencies in Australia accountable to a diverse range of metropolitan, regional, rural, and indigenous communities. Each operate with different politics and electoral cycles, creating a complex path to developing a framework for intelligent communities. The Intelligent Communities forums are designed to simplify this conversation. We chose two emblematic cities in Victoria to hold this forum, Bendigo and Melbourne, to showcase how government and local business communities are working together on innovative projects to foster the evolution of the Intelligent Communities concept.
Hear from federal and state ministers, mayors and local councilors together with technology leaders, community business leaders and entrepreneurs. Join us to discuss the immediate priorities, key policy directions, funding plans and incentive schemes designed to develop the intelligent communities of the future.
Intelligent Communities 2017 will focus on innovation with an interactive half-day program tailored to meet the needs of Australia’s cities, exploring incoming trends and disruptive technologies.
City leaders and executives actively planning and implementing smart projects will get an unprecedented view of what is coming next, as keynotes and discussions will delve into virtually every aspect of urban life — transportation, health, power, infrastructure, citizen engagement, education and delivery of city services.
This event will:
- Delve into the nation’s cities that are taking the lead with major redevelopments
- Explore the work of angel investors incubating new startups
- Show how engineering faculties and industry funded R&D institutions are collaborating with technology companies to run intelligent communities
- Announce major policy portents on future City Deals
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 supporting private investment in smart city infrastructure
- Assess the opportunities in large and small infrastructure projects
- 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
- Learn from cities around the world who face similar challenges and have created strategies and programs to deal with them
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 Lead Scientist
- Edward Blakely, Founder and Chair Future Cities Collaborative, US Studies Centre
- Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas
Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development
Minister D'Ambrosio grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Fawkner and studied english, philosophy and politics at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Diploma in Public Policy and was elected to Parliament representing the Lower House seat of Mill Park in 2002.
Following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in 2014, she was named Minister for Industry, and Minister for Energy and Resources, and then in 2016 became Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development.
The Minister brings to her role a strong commitment to economic prosperity and social justice, coupled with a passion for the environment and a focus on real and demonstrable outcomes.
As Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Mrs D’Ambrosio has already announced ambitious yet achievable renewable energy targets for Victoria, as well as a commitment to ensure net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In her Industry and Resources roles the Minister developed the Future Industries Fund to support high growth industries and create jobs, following the decline of Victoria’s auto industry, and was a key driver behind the Andrews Government’s response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry.
She was also integral in reforming the Earth Resources Regulator, with a focus on safeguarding the health and wellbeing of local communities and ensuring that resource developments do not present environmental and health risks.
Through the newly developed Suburban Development portfolio, the Minister hopes to ensure our fastest growing suburbs remain great places to live and work.
Hon. Angus Taylor
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
Angus entered politics in 2013 when he was elected as the Liberal Federal Member for Hume in NSW.
Angus was promoted to Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation in February 2016. He was reappointed to the frontbench after the 2016 Federal election.
His portfolios stretch across the whole of government to improve city liveability and tackle long standing issues of traffic congestion, housing affordability and the need to create jobs closer to where people live. He has a focus on regional cities and outer suburban cities.
In his private capacity Angus has founded or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses, particularly in the agriculture sector.
Deputy Secretary - Planning, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Christine Wyatt serves as Deputy Secretary of Planning at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). She is responsible for DELWP's collaborative work with local government and other key public and private stakeholders in state and metropolitan development, leading strategic and statutory planning, development regulation and environmental assessment.
Brian Lee- Archer
Director, SAP Institute for Digital Governance
Brian joined SAP in 2014 to lead the establishment of the SAP Institute for Digital Government (SIDG), with the objective to spur public sector innovation and create public value. In collaboration with government agencies, universities and partner organisations, the Institute facilitates innovation through digital technology for deeper policy insight and improved service delivery.
In a career spanning 30 years including 12 years as a civil servant with the Australian Department of Social Security, he has forged an international profile as a subject matter expert and management consultant in the social protection industry, specialising in digital government and public policy.
Senator Jane Hume
Senator for Victoria
Prior to entering the Senate, Jane had a twenty year career in the financial services sector.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, she began her career at NAB, and went on to senior executive roles at Deutsche Bank and Rothschild Asset Management.
Immediately prior to entering Parliament Jane worked at Australia’s largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper, where she advised on strategic policy.
While taking time away from financial services to raise her three young children Jane returned to Melbourne University to study politics. After watching a close friend suffer from crippling post-natal depression, Jane joined the board of the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA). She later went on to serve on the board of two of Melbourne’s iconic institutions, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Federation Square.
Jane was elected to the Senate at the 2016 federal election, and since that time she has chaired the Senate Standing Committee on Economics.
Chief Technology Officer (Oceania), Nokia
Warren is Chief Technology Officer across Nokia’s Oceania market unit. Warren held a similar role at Alcatel-Lucent prior to its acquisition by Nokia in January 2016.
Warren and is known for his leading insights into technology trends, transformation and innovation. He has over 35 years industry experience and for the past 12 years has consulted extensively across Asia-Pacific, specialising in transformational digital networked services solutions for communication service providers, ICT businesses and various vertical industry segments. He has a particular interest in connectedness, smart cities and IoT and is an inaugural board member of the IoT Alliance Australia. Warren has a personal focus around the disruptive possibilities of IoT and the capacity of a vibrant ICT sector to benefit Australia’s future.
Chief Executive Officer, LaunchVic
Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s $60 million startup initiative.
Kate is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and has considerable experience in technology innovation across start-ups, academia, corporates and government.
Most recently, Kate led the development of human resources technology start-up Rision Ltd, creating new products, partnerships, sales and ultimately a listing on the ASX.
Kate previously held positions at the University of Melbourne including Director of Industry Engagement and Innovation, Executive Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES). She also co-led the establishment the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications - a joint venture between the University of Melbourne, Victorian State Government and global telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent.
Kate’s is a telecommunications engineer, and was involved in policy development for the NBN. She has held the positions of Senior Telecommunications Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and has also worked as a General Manager at NBN Co.
Kate Cornick undertook her PhD in optical telecommunications at the University of Melbourne and, as part of her studies, spent time at AT&T Research Laboratories, USA.
Chief Executive Officer, Communications Alliance
John is a seasoned communications industry executive with over 18 years of experience. From 2006-2009 John was Chief Executive Officer of ASX and NZX-listed telecommunications carrier, People Telecom. Under his leadership, People Telecom became profitable and was recognised as Australia’s Best Regional Service Provider in the Australian Telecom Awards 2007. In early 2009 the Company was sold to M2 Telecommunications.
Prior to that Mr Stanton was an executive with Intelsat, the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. Based in the UK from 2001-2005, he was President and Director of Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing and of the Data, Carrier and Internet Business Unit. Mr Stanton also spent two years in the US with Intelsat as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1999-2001.
Mr Stanton joined Telstra in 1992 as a result of the merger with OTC where he was Manager of Public Affairs. From 1992-1999 Mr Stanton held a number of roles with Telstra including Managing Director of Payphones and Card Services. From 1996-1997 he was also Chairman of the Intelsat Board.
In his early career, Mr Stanton worked as a journalist and as a press secretary with the Australian Government.
Business Leader, Future Communities, DATA61
Peter works closely with the research community, industry and governments to apply transformative technologies to social and industrial challenges.
He has been involved in various aspects of smart cities for a number of years and has an interest in using data science to better understand increasingly complex urban systems. The human aspects of technology adoption and interaction are also of specific interest.
In his role at Data61 Peter is keen to increase the impact of the broader Australian research and development capability on the lives of Australians in our cities.
Peter has a technical background and is an inventor on over 25 granted patents in voice and video communications, data networking, biometrics with others pending in structural health monitoring and data analytics.
Former Victorian Lead Scientist
Leonie Walsh is an experienced leader and adviser in technological innovation with a background that spans more than 30 years of experience both locally and internationally across a diverse range of industries and applications. Leonie draws from this experience to support government, academia and businesses on strategic science and technology issues including innovation efficiency, technology commercialisation and the future skilled workforce through a range of related boards, advisory and advocacy activities.
Leonie has recently completed a 3-year term as Victoria's inaugural Lead Scientist from 2013 to 2016. In this capacity Leonie was a contributing member on the Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council, provided contributions to the Education State activities and STEM plan via the Tech Schools STEM Future Industries Advisory Panel and the STEM advisory committee, represented Victoria on the Forum of Australian Chief Scientists and continues to participate on a range of government and industry advisory committees and funding assessment panels spanning innovation, education, new energy, ICT and advanced manufacturing.
Leonie is also a strong advocate for attracting more women into science, engineering and technology and was recently named as the inaugural Ambassador for Women's in STEMM Australia.
Leonie Walsh has received a BSc and an MSc from Swinburne University, an MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2014 Leonie received an Honorary Doctorate (HonDUniv) from Swinburne University of Technology for contributions and leadership in scientific enterprises, innovation and the community.
Mayor Paul Pisasale
Mayor of the City of Ipswich
Mayor Paul Pisasale is celebrating over 25 years in local government, being first elected to Council in March 1991 and appointed Deputy Mayor in April 2000. He has subsequently been elected four terms as Mayor of the City of Ipswich since 2004.
Under his leadership, Ipswich is the fastest growing region in Queensland and one of the fastest growth regions in the country. At the same time, Paul has made job creation and community care his number one priorities.
In 2016 the city became a leader in the digital economy with the establishment of FireStation 101, which will deliver opportunities for business mentoring, development of ideas and provide the community with the tools to tackle digital technology and the jobs of the future.
Ipswich has received the following awards and nominations in no small part due to Paul’s leadership:
· 2015 – Ipswich nominated in Top 7 Intelligent Communities (2015 being the first time an Australian city had been nominated and being named in the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the World)
· 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 – Ipswich nominated as a finalist for the Intelligent Community Forum's Worldwide Smart21 Award.
Director, Giant Ideas
Catherine Caruana-McManus is the founder of Giant Ideas, a digital transformation firm for smart cities and IoT and is a non-Executive Director of Meshed, an IoT integration company. Catherine has launched an independent global community on Facebook called “Smartcities IoT” which promotes the advancement of smart cities, IoT and renewable energy. Prior to Giant Ideas, Catherine was the Director of IBM’s Smarter Cities business for ANZ.
As a serial disrupter, Catherine has launched many successful internet businesses such as Australia’s first real estate portal, whereis.com and whitepages.com.au. Recently, Catherine was recognised by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation initiative as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and innovators in big data and building Australia as a Smart Nation.
Catherine has years of planning and telecommunications major projects experience including the Sydney Olympic Park for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Melbourne Docklands. Catherine is a Member of the Technical Advisory Council for AURIN and recently appointed Chairperson of the Sectors & Industries Work Stream for the IoT Alliance. Catherine is an Ambassador for Whitelion Foundation – Youth at Risk as well as an advocate for STEM and Young Women mentorship.