Harnessing International, Government And Industry Expertise To Accelerate Australia's Future In Smart Cities And Infrastructure

Sydney | 7-8 March 2018


Efficient buildings and public lighting; access to clean energy and water supplies; the ability to travel efficiently; a sense of safety and security - these are the prerequisites modern cities must fulfil to stay competitive and provide a decent quality of life for citizens. The 3rd Annual Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit delivers a programme that offers solutions to these challenges.

 

  • Hear from CTOs, smart city programme managers, urban planners and senior decision makers from government, utilities, telecommunications, transport and real estate
  • Learn from those who already live in a Smart City – benefit from the experience of the City of Boston; ask how they did it, and find the strategies that will work and can be applied to your city 
  • Discover how some cities are deploying smart energy and water systems to achieve cost and energy savings with efficient public lighting
  • Understand how smart building technologies are being used to drive operational efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability
  • Gain insights into the mobility needs of the future and discover how current transport planning should cater the needs of the future

 

For the first time ever, the 2018 event will be held co-located with the 2nd Annual Western Sydney Aerotropolis Summit, where Australia’s first smart airport city is being developed. The events will welcome more than 200 government, industry and international keynotes as they gather to explore progress and discuss development opportunities to deliver Australia’s first airport city and Australia’s future in smart cities.  


  
10 Infrastructure events | 500+ Speakers |1,500+ Attendees | 1,000+ Organisations

Smart Cities and Infrastructure Agenda

08:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE 

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address
 

WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS - A SMART AIRPORT CITY IN THE MAKING

09:10

SHARED PLENARY - Moving forward and expediting progress of the Western Sydney Airport
Nathan Smyth, Executive Director - Western Sydney Unit, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities  

09:35

SHARED PLENARY – Making the Western Sydney Aerotropolis a reality

10:00

Conceptual design of Western Sydney Aerotropolis starting zone: The initiation of the growth of a brand new city
Dr. Shane Geha, Managing Director, EG Group 

10:40

MORNING TEA

EXISTING SMART CITY INITIATIVES AND ESTABLISHING INTEROPERABILITY IN PLATFORMS 

11:00

Towards standards-based interoperability for smart cities
Frank Zeichner, CEO, IoT Alliance Australia

11:30

State of the Nation Panel: Reviewing existing smart city initiatives and projecting the future smart nation
Dr. Tahnya Donaghy, Deputy Chief Executive, SA Department of Premier and Cabinet
Christine Wyatt, Deputy Secretary Planning, VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
John Perry, Coordinator-General, Tasmanian Government

12:20

NETWORKING LUNCH

CREATING A SMART ECOSYSTEM AND INTEROPERABILITY IN PLATFORMS

01:20

Panel: Getting the smart city ecosystem right 
Eamon Waterford, Director of Policy, Committee for Sydney 
Easwaren Siva, General Manager Technology Strategy, Vodafone
Alp Basol, Chief Technology Officer, Global Enterprise, Telstra
Catherine Caruana-McManus, Chair, Smart Cities and Industries, IoTAA 

02:10

International Keynote: Smart City Copenhagen 
Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer, Smart City Senior Advisor, City of Copenhagen

02:50

ROTATING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

03:40

AFTERNOON TEA

SMART ENVIRONMENT AND DATA AND TECHNOLOGY

04:00

Utilities Panel: Battling Australia’s power crisis, stretching dollars with smart lighting and smart water urban design 
Jo Witters, Head of Innovation, Australian Energy Market Operator
Anthony Ogle, Smart City Infrastructure Projects Manager, City of Ryde
Scott Ison, Group Manager, Future Energy and Business Development, Origin Energy

04:50

Using data and technology to transform service delivery and enhance citizen experience
Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

05:20

Chairperson’s Closing Address

05:30

END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE AND NETWORKING DRINKS

08:30

WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

DELIVERING THE SMART CITIES OF TOMORROW

09:10

International perspective: Lessons from Boston’s innovation journey
Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston, USA

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND INTELLIGENT COMMUNITIES

09:50

No-nonsense panel – what are local governments really after in a smart city strategy?
Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor, Newcastle City Council
Garry Hunt, CEO, City of Joondalup
Matthew Schultz, City Digital Officer, Ipswich City Council
Sally Curtain, Strategic Director- Customer Focus and Innovation, City of Casey

10:40

MORNING TEA

11:10

Case Study: Launceston as one of Australia’s most liveable and innovative regional cities by 2020
Michael Stretton, General Manager, City of Launceston 
Alex Crothers, Smart City Project Manager, City of Launceston

11:40

Case Study: Projecting the Geelong City Deal 

12:10

NETWORKING LUNCH

DISRUPTION IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY

01:10

Intelligent Buildings Panel: Future-proofing assets with smart technology
Aidan Coleman, Chief Technology Officer, Charter Hall
Alex Fuerschke, Senior Manager, Building Technology, Dexus
Jane Fitzgerald, NSW Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

NEXT GENERATION INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY

02:00

Fireside chat: Utilising intelligent transport systems to create an integrated transport system
Tony Braxton-Smith, Deputy Secretary, Customer Services, Transport for NSW 
Philip Blake, Lead Engineer, Intelligent Transport Systems, SA Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure

02:40

AFTERNOON TEA

03:10

Panel: Digital disruption and the future of mobility 
Gavin Smith, President, Bosch 
Anthony Riemann, Director, Strategy and Urban Mobility, General Motors
Jessika Loefstedt, Head of Public Policy, Uber
Rohan Lund, CEO, NRMA
Chethan Rangaswamy, Head of Marketing, oBike Australia

04:00

The role of Artificial Intelligence in optimising infrastructure and making a city smarter
Nick Falkner, Director - Australian Smart Cities Consortium, University of Adelaide

04:30

Chairperson’s Closing Address

04:40

END OF CONFERENCE 

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Smart Cities and Infrastructure Workshop

USING DATA AND DIGITAL TOOLS TO FACILITATE BETTER POLICY AND DECISION MAKING

 
Pre-Conference Workshop | 6 March 2018
About the Workshop Leader:
 
Professor Pettit is the inaugural Chair of Urban Science at the University of New South Wales. He is responsible for the Digital Cities course at UNSW. His educational background has been focused specifically on the fields of spatial planning and GIS at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Internationally, he is a board member of the International advisory board for the “Geo for All” initiative. He is co-Chair of the “Geo for All” Urban Science and City Data Thematic, Co-Chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) International Interest Group on Urban Quality of Life Indicators and the Co-Chair of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission II Working Group on Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality.
 
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Smart Cities and Infrastructure Top Speakers

Nigel Jacob

Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

City of Boston, USA

Alp Basol

Chief Technology Officer, Global Products

Telstra

Gavin Smith

President

Bosch

Dr Tahnya Donaghy

Deputy Chief Executive

SA Department of Premier and Cabinet

Christine Wyatt

Deputy Secretary Planning

VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Tony Braxton-Smith

Deputy Secretary, Customer Services

Transport for NSW

Nuatali Nelmes

Lord Mayor

Newcastle City Council

Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer

Smart City Senior Advisor

City of Copenhagen

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Why Attend the Australian smart cities and infrastructure summit

  • Hear from CTOs, smart city programme managers, urban planners and senior decision makers from government, utilities, telecommunications, transport and real estate
  • Learn from those who already live in a Smart City – benefit from the experience of the City of Boston; ask how they did it, and find the strategies that will work and can be applied to your city 
  • Discover how some cities are deploying smart energy and water systems to achieve cost and energy savings with efficient public lighting
  • Understand how smart building technologies are being used to drive operational efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability
  • Gain insights into the mobility needs of the future and discover how current transport planning should cater the needs of the future

Who should attend The Australian Smart Cities And Infrastructure Summit

Directors, Heads, Senior Managers and Specialists involved in infrastructure, property, urban development, investment and smart systems in Australia’s cities:
  • Managing directors, C-Level Executives
  • Heads, General Managers, Senior Managers
  • CTOs, CDOs, CIOs
  • Federal, State and Local government 
  • Lord Mayors, CEOs, General Managers 
  • Heads of innovation
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Strategy and planning
  • International and domestic businesses and investors
  • Urban Planners
 

Who Should Sponsor

 Raise your profile at Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit 2018!
 
Are you interested in showcasing your organisation’s products and services to key aviation and infrastructure professionals? Do you need to engage and promote your brand to key public and private decision makers driving high-value projects in this space?
 
Sponsoring the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit, or even taking an exhibition stand, is a fantastic way of raising your company’s profile within the industry and creating greater awareness of your brand. We can tailor specific sponsorship and exhibition packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business now and in the future.
 
Sponsorship can involve:
 
  • A speaking slot on the conference agenda – a powerful platform to showcase the industry and knowledge and abilities of a senior representative of your organisation
  • Branding via the pre-conference brochure, conference website, banners, posters, set panels, conference documentation and delegate gifts – a comprehensive brand awareness raising opportunity which targets people beyond attending the conference itself
  • Hosting a lunch or evening reception for all conference attendees – a fantastic networking opportunity in an environment that you control
  • A table top display or exhibition stand in the conference networking area – demonstrate your products, network with attendees, hold informal meetings or just give more exposure to your brand via an exhibition stand in the only networking area in the conference, where all coffee breaks are held, as well as in many cases, lunches, evening receptions and round table discussion groups
  • Complimentary and reduced conference passes – ensure key members of staff attend the event for free, or even key clients or prospects. In addition, ensure that your clients book onto the conference via yourselves with a discount only available if they book on as a result of your promotional activity
For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact info@aventedge.com or download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus 

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Smart Cities and Infrastructure Venue

Sydney | 7-8 March 2018

Sheraton on the Park
Address: 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Conference Room: Grand Ballroom 2