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
The Hon. Philip Dalidakis
Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade
The Hon. Philip Dalidakis is the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade in the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, Australia. Mr Dalidakis was elected as a member of the Victorian Parliament in November 2014 and was appointed to Cabinet in July 2015. Since Philip's Ministerial appointment in 2015, he has worked hard to strengthen Victoria's reputation as a regional tech hub by engaging the local startup community and attracting leading global companies (including Zendesk, GoPro and Slack) to establish a regional presence in Victoria.
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.
Chief Digital Officer, City of Melbourne
In November 2015, Michelle joined the City of Melbourne as Chief Digital Officer (the first position of its kind for Victorian Local Government) managing the newly-formed Smart City Office. In this position she will assist the City of Melbourne to attract technology and bioscience start-ups; drive the take up of digital, agile development and open data across customer services; lead the shift in infrastructure management towards smart city modelling; and collaborate with Melbourne’s research and higher education sectors to build the city’s education capabilities and reputation as a knowledge hub.
Michelle was previously a Customer and Digital Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Consulting Australia. Michelle has extensive experience in developing strategies across financial services, telecommunications, resources, healthcare and technology sectors across Australia and internationally. She is also a Non Executive director for Standards Australia, and was recently awarded as one of the Knowledge Nation 100 leaders in Australia.
CTO – 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.
Executive Director, Smart Cities Council of Australia and New Zealand
Adam is Founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, Cities Advisor to the Green Building Council of Australia, and Director of Centre for Urban Innovation, a consulting practice collaborating with urban leaders to build sustainable communities and cities. Adam is also an Ambassador with Portland-based think tank EcoDistricts, where he was previously Director of Innovation. Before entering the non-profit world, Adam spent almost a decade with global consulting firm Arup, and five years with GHD. Adam was also lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland, and maintains strong research interests in collaborative governance processes for city-building.
Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
As CDO of Brisbane city, Cat looks for opportunities to drive economic development in the city through the smart, strategic adoption of digital technologies. This includes educating, enabling and empowering the small business sector, galvanising and strengthening the digital start-up ecosystem and assisting in identifying digital infrastructure opportunities to enhance residents’ and visitors’ experience of the city.
As the co-host of the Australian Businesswomen’s Network’s ‘Social Media for Small Business‘ podcast she has interviewed some of Australia’s leading social media practitioners and is constantly delving into the latest tools, trends and apps.
As CEO of HEARIS, an Australian-developed social media management platform, she helped clients like Lorna Jane, Ray White, Poolwerx and Goodlife Gyms to manage multiple, local, Facebook pages.
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.