Past Speakers

Nigel Jacob

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

City of Boston, USA

Alp Basol

Chief Technology Officer, Global Products


Gavin Smith



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

John Perry


Tasmanian Government

Nuatali Nelmes

Lord Mayor

Newcastle City Council

Easwaren Siva

General Manager Technology Strategy


Aidan Coleman

Chief Technology Officer

Charter Hall

David Smith

Group General Manager, Business Transformation and Technology


Frank Zeichner


IoT Alliance Australia

Eamon Waterford

Director of Policy

Committee for Sydney

Garry Hunt


City of Joondalup

Michael Stretton

General Manager

City of Launceston

Alex Crothers

Smart City Project Manager

City of Launceston

Jo Witters

Head of Innovation

Australian Energy Market Operator

Matthew Schultz

City Digital Officer

Ipswich City Council

Jane Fitzgerald

NSW Executive Director

Property Council of Australia

Alex Fuerschke

Senior Manager, Building Technology


Sally Curtain

Strategic Director- Customer Focus and Innovation

City of Casey

Anthony Riemann

Director, Strategy and Urban Mobility

General Motors

Anthony Ogle

Smart City Infrastructure Projects Manager

City of Ryde

Nick Falkner

Director - Australian Smart Cities Consortium

University of Adelaide

Pascal Perez

Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility

University of Wollongong

Jessika Loefstedt

Head of Public Policy


Catherine Caruana-McManus

Chair, Smart Cities and Industries; Director

IoTAA; Meshed

Scott Ison

Group Manager, Future Energy and Business Development

Origin Energy

Philip Blake

Lead Engineer, Intelligent Transport Systems

SA Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure

Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer

Smart City Senior Advisor

City of Copenhagen

Rohan Lund



Nathan Smyth

Executive Director - Western Sydney Unit

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

The Hon. Angus Taylor

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity; Minister for Energy

Australian Federal Government

Lucy Turnbull

Chief Commissioner

Greater Sydney Commission

Tim Reardon


Department of Premier and Cabinet

Frans-Anton Vermast

Senior Strategy Advisor for Low Carbon and Connected Urban Planning

Amsterdam Smart City

Matthew Pencharz

Former Deputy Mayor for Environment & Energy

Greater London Authority

Geoff Roberts

Deputy Chair and Economics Commissioner

Greater Sydney Commission

Kim Woodbury

Chief Operating Officer

City of Sydney

Kate Vinot


City Strategy and Place, City of Melbourne

Malcolm Middleton

Queensland Government Architect

QLD Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Eric Lumsden


Western Australian Planning Commission

Gary White

Chief Planner

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Stephen Troughton

Deputy Secretary

Infrastructure and Services, Transport for NSW

Steve Kanowski

Former Chief Economist and General Manager (Strategic Policy)

QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads

Sinead O’Brien

Executive Director

Office for ICT and Digital Transformation, SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Michael Hopkins

Deputy Head Policy and Reform

Transport for Victoria

Paul Pisasale

Former Mayor

Ipswich City Council

Kay Fraser


Lake Macquarie City Council

Cate Hart

Chief Executive Officer

City of Prospect

Michelle Fitzgerald

Chief Digital Officer

City of Melbourne

Kiersten Fishburn

Chief Executive Officer

Liverpool City Council

Brian Beswick

Former Chief Information Officer

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Nathan Rogers

Chief Information Officer

Northern Beaches Council

Ian Oppermann

CEO and Chief Data Scientist

NSW Data Analytics Centre, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Elizabeth Tydd

Information Commissioner

NSW Information & Privacy Commission, NSW Open Data Advocate

Rob Pfitzner


NSW Treasury

Michelle Narracott,

Former Executive Director Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience

ACT Government

Michael Comninos

Former Executive Director – Strategic Infrastructure Planning

Infrastructure NSW

John Pickhaver

Executive Director, Co-Head Infrastructure, Utilities & Renewables

ANZ, Macquarie Capital

Neil Temperley,

Executive Product Manager

Future Cities, Data 61, CSIRO