08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON DELIVERING SMART CITIES

09:10

A holistic approach towards Smart – Dissecting Amsterdam Smart City

  • Analysing the Amsterdam Smart City initiative
  • Utilising open-source data for innovation, collaboration and efficiency
  • The city as an ecosystem – encouraging collaboration and active participation of smart citizens to drive city transformation
  • Measures of success and applicable lessons for Australia
Speakers
Frans-Anton Vermast,
Senior Strategy Advisor for Low Carbon and Connected Urban Planning
Amsterdam Smart City

09:50

Planning and preparing for smart growth across South Australia

Speakers
Chris Picton MP,
Member for Kaurna
SA Government

10:30

Morning Tea

11:00

Reviewing Greater Sydney’s future smart city vision

  • Leveraging innovation and technology to connect communities, improve experiences, deliver efficient services and build healthier, happier and smarter cities
  • Facilitating smart coordinated growth to accommodate for a growing population
  • Role of Greater Sydney Commission in driving NSW’s smart city capabilities
Speakers
Geoff Roberts,
Deputy Chair and Economics Commissioner
Greater Sydney Commission

11:40

A dynamic operating model for future smart cities

  • Effectively capitalising on a city’s assets to improve liveability, prosperity and sustainability
  • Citizens at the heart of development and engaging in long term pre-emptive planning
  • Towards a “smart city” model - driving transformation of services to embrace customer focus, digital, agile development, and open data
Speakers
Kim Woodbury,
Chief Operating Officer
City of Sydney

12:10

Networking Lunch 

13:10

Panel: Reviewing existing smart city initiatives and future plans

  • Reviewing current and future smart city initiatives to transition cities into vibrant digital hubs
  • Digitalising cities to transform city living and drive economic growth
  • Role of government in supporting innovation in smart infrastructure, transportation, utilities
Speakers
Malcolm Middleton,
Queensland Government Architect
QLD Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Eric Lumsden,
Chairman
Western Australian Planning Commission
Gary White,
Chief Planner
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Paul Byrne,
Lead Director, Greenfields
Victorian Planning Authority

14:00

A Brisbane perspective –  challenges for reengineering a growing city and retrofitting it with smart technologies 

  • Challenges in balancing legacy architecture and implementing new technology
  • Striking a balance between infrastructure planning and conservation to minimise disruption 
  • Building digital skills and culture to transform cities into powerful business engine platforms 
  • Integrating and retrofitting buildings and infrastructure congruent in smart cities environment
Speakers
Malcolm Middleton,
Queensland Government Architect
QLD Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

14:30

Afternoon Tea

14:50

Panel: Projecting the future smart nation

  • A look at the future: Sustainable living, innovation, free energy, autonomous cars, and modernised infrastructure 
  • Role of technology in smart city revolution and strategies to leverage smart city innovation
  • Building a digital foundation and growing the digital economy   
Speakers
Sinead O’Brien,
Executive Director, Office for ICT and Digital Transformation
SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Neil Temperley,
Executive Product Manager - Future Cities
Data 61, CSIRO
Chris Pettit,
Professor of Urban Science, Associate Director - City Futures Research Centre, City Analytics, Smart Cities
UNSW
DEVELOPING THE SMART CITY INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT 

15:40

Panel: Developing intelligent public transportation

  • Drivers of disruption in public transportation - urbanisation, technology and innovation 
  • Integrating physical and digital transport infrastructure for a multimodal transport ecosystem 
  • How are Intelligent Transport Systems and Cooperative ITS technology applied?
  • Autonomous transportation - necessary legislative, regulatory and road design changes
  • Envisioning transport in 2025: what will this look like?
Speakers
Stephen Troughton,
Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Services
Transport for NSW
Steve Kanowski,
Chief Economist, Executive Director - Infrastructure Policy & Planning
QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads
Michael Hopkins,
Deputy Secretary, Network Planning
VIC Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

16:30

Chairperson’s Closing Address and Networking Drinks

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Speakers
Kate Vinot,
Director, City Strategy and Place
City of Melbourne
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

09:10

Ministerial Keynote: Embracing Australia’s future smart cities and suburbs

  • Role of Government’s Smart Cities Plan in maximising global competitiveness
  • Leveraging smart technology to improve sustainability, drive innovation and build an agile, innovative and prosperous nation
  • Driving smart city policy with increased collaboration across three levels of government
  • Engaging in smart investment to boost accessibility, productivity, jobs growth, affordable housing and healthy environments
Speakers
The Hon. Angus Taylor MP,
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
Australian Federal Government
CASE STUDIES: INTELLIGENT COMMUNITIES 

09:40

Local council panel: Role of digital in creating smart communities 

  • Role of digital in smart city innovation and approaches to digital transformation in local government
  • Projecting future citizen expectations through digital engagement and predicting behaviour
  • Incorporating technologies and innovations in future planning to build an integrated, interactive and digital communication network
Speakers
Mayor Paul Pisasale,
 
City of Ipswich
Nathan Rogers,
Executive Manager Systems & IT (Strategic)
Northern Beaches Council
Kay Fraser,
Mayor
Lake Macquarie City Council
Amanda Chadwick,
Adminstrator
City of Parramatta Council

10:30

Morning Tea

10:50

Case Study: City of Prospect’s initiatives for a smarter city

  • City of Prospect’s plans and initiatives for smart city and infrastructure
  • Becoming a Smart21 Community – success factors
  • Projecting future plans
Speakers
Cate Hart,
Chief Executive Officer
City of Prospect

11:20

Case Study: Dissecting Sunshine Coast’s Smart City Framework

  • Developing a Smart City region – success factors
Speakers
Brian Beswick,
Chief Information Officer
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

11:50

Networking Lunch

DATA, PRIVACY AND CYBER SECURITY

12:50

Unlocking the power of open data, big data and analytics

  • How can a city leverage open data and turn data into insights and growth?
  • Trends in big data application and enhancing services through accurate data visualization 
  • Implementing data-driven systems for transport, waste management and energy
Speakers
Ian Oppermann,
CEO and Chief Data Scientist
NSW Data Analytics Centre, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

13:20

Enhancing trust in the digital age and and building effective and connected communities

  • How do we ensure that data is utilized in an open manner and maintain community trust and confidence?
Speakers
Elizabeth Tydd,
Information Commissioner
NSW Information & Privacy Commission, NSW Open Data Advocate

13:50

Afternoon Tea

FUNDING AND COLLABORATION

14:10

Panel: Strengthening the financing landscape for smart city projects

  • Assessing current market dynamics and state of Australia’s financing market 
  • Implementing innovative financing models– encouraging the right settings for value capture
  • Proposing sustainable initiatives and opportunities for investments and increased financing
Speakers
Rob Pfitzner,
Director
NSW Treasury
Andrew Beehag,
Project Director
Queensland Treasury

15:00

Establishing a collaborative ecosystem to develop intelligent cities

  • Role of open data and co-creation in creating smart businesses and drive innovation
  • Encouraging innovation through cross-industry collaboration – effective models for PPPs 
  • Effective models, platforms and polices to encourage innovation and partnerships   
Speakers
Michelle Narracott,
Executive Director Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience
ACT Government

15:30

ROTATING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS 

Roundtable sessions allow for extended and in-depth discussions and are excellent for giving and receiving targeted feedback. 
 
Roundtable A
Implementing smart ICT to infrastructure
 
Roundtable B
Driving use of energy efficient technologies
 
Roundtable C
Emerging technologies and innovation
 
Paul Pisasale, Mayor, Ipswich City Council

17:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference

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