Day Two

Welcome coffee
Opening remarks from the chair

Sander van Amelsvoort
SJS Strategy


How PropTech innovations will make tomorrow’s cities even smarter

For smart cities to succeed they’ll need to integrate new connective technologies in existing cities, new master-planned communities and integrated Building technologies. Guess what? Many of those new technologies are being applied right now! What are the top PropTech technologies for Smart Cities? How can this all be integrated together across an entire city?

Matthew Schultz
Australian Smart Communities Association

Two sides of the same coin? The parallels between shopping centres and cities in IoT strategy development

Developing an IoT strategy and solution for shopping centres has parallels to smart cities
What learnings from shopping centres can be applied to smart cities?

Alexander Vulkanovski
National Manager - Internet of Things (IoT)

Improving urban resilience

Promoting effective leadership, inclusive decision-making, empowered stakeholders and integrated planning
Maintaining protective natural and man-made assets that reduce the physical vulnerability of city systems

Sam Kernaghan
Managing Director APAC
Global Resilient Cities Network

Networking break & showcase viewing


Improving healthy and connected living
  • How the smart social spaces are creating connected green places
  • What is data telling us about how people use and value public spaces
  • How technology can be used to activate public spaces and better connect them with the community
  • How to integrate technology with existing infrastructure

Sue Weatherley
Director City Strategy and Innovation
Georges River Council

Bringing the community along the journey and building ownership
  • Exploring strategies to better engage the community
  • Different demographics, different engagement programs
  • Sharing data with residents and businesses in order to understand their behaviour
  • Using data to educate and shift citizens behaviour and improve environmental sustainability performance

Amanda Newbery
Smart Cities Council Centre for Civic Innovation

Building better cities for people – smart city technologies that enable economic sustainability through participation

12 months ago Darwin, in the Northern territory of Australia, faced a rather large challenge with a decreasing population and on the back of annual natural disasters the city of Darwin needed to respond better. Resilience was not lacking in anyway fromthe community that called this place home, however the goal posts needed to shift. An ability to adapt needed to be applied. The city launched the largest smart city project in Australia and now the results and learnings are on show. The general manager for innovation for the City of Darwin will provide both a look under the hood and insight into the outcomes that have been realised in the first 12 months post deployment.

Joshua Sattler
General Manager Innovation, Growth and Development Services 
City of Darwin

Lunch & Showcase viewing


How to integrate smart technology into regional communities: Armidale Regional Council case study
  • Identifying the right solutions (for the right problems)
  • Lessons learnt: what worked and what didn’t
  • Collaborating with Universities, community and local businesses
  • Coordinating already being developed initiatives to aligned them with a broader strategy

Mark Piorkowski
General Manager of Operations
Armidale Regional Council

The next level of connectivity for industries and society
  • Exploring the range of network options and selecting the right service for the task
  • Understanding the differences between connectivity types including LoRawan, Wi-Fi, 4G
  • Viability of investing in optic fibre networks

Kim Hunt
Innovation Projects Manager
City of Adelaide

Using data management and data visualisation for better project design, planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Integrating interval data from sensors with large stable datasets
  • How local governments are providing data that leads to tangible initiatives for cities experiences
  • Open data- how to manage and promote access to stakeholders outside of local government

Lawrie Cox
City of Whittlesea

Case study: How Stonnington is using technology to manage corporate water consumption
  • Installing water meter loggers at key sites to give live online data
  • Moving temporary loggers around key sites
  • Testing irrigation system reports against data from water meter loggers
  • Benchmarking irrigation sites to identify outliers
  • Reviewing and repairing our rainwater systems
  • Quarterly review and analysis of all our water invoice data

Paul Swift
Sustainable Environment Officer
City Environment, City of Stonnington

Networking Break
Deep personalisation and citizen’s privacy

With the rush to gain increased personalised and contextual insights of users through historic and real-time data, rises the need to balance the provision of personalised services and privacy. In this session, we will discuss
the following challenges:

  • Figuring out what data to collect and analyse
  • Exploring privacy concerns around more invasive technology and retaining communities’ trust
  • Considering how notions of privacy have evolved in the context of the digital economy and what cities can do to maintain citizen trust

Nicole Stephensen
Executive Director for Privacy and Data Protection
IoT Security Institute

Integrating scientific data and the community’s aspirations to contribute to a better place-based strategic planning
  • Using your own GIS special database for  a better project design, planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Mapping the local character to build the desired future character of our neighbourhoods
  • How local governments can provide data that leads to tangible initiatives for cities experiences

Bruno Pelucca
Senior Urban Designer - Strategic Planning
Randwick City Council

Closing remarks from the Chair

Sander van Amelsvoort
SJS Strategy

End of day two and close of the conference