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

Case Study: Exploring the Smart Devices for Landfill Management project

The City of Casey is utilising smart devices at a closed landfill to assist with the aftercare management requirements of the site. These devices are being trialled to reduce manual data recording tasks and to provide real time data, helping to identify faults or maintenance requirements in the gas extraction system. Currently there are approximately 40 devices on-site with sensors that record counter data (leachate pump strokes), pressure information (gas and air systems), water/leachate level monitoring and temperature information.

A discussion of the setup process and outcomes from a user perspective after 18 months since the first smart device was installed.

Aidan Stevens
Field Technical Officer - Contaminated Land
City of Casey

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

Committee for Melbourne update: Melbourne 4.0 and What’s next

Clive Dwyer
Director Engagement
Committee for Melbourne

Lunch & Showcase viewing


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

Interactive scenario planning session

Future Smart Local Government: Interactive scenario planning to create structure in uncertainty

  • Why scenario planning? How does it work? How can it benefit my organisation?
  • The one hour Taster will help you understand how you can employ scenario planning to develop robust, future proof strategies to help your organisation navigate a changing world.
  • This is an interactive conversation where participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities of different futures; what does it mean for your organisation, your residents, your clients, your suppliers, your (future) competitors, your industry…?

Sander van Amelsvoort
SJS Strategy

Networking Break
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 of Stonnington

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

Closing remarks from the Chair

Sander van Amelsvoort
SJS Strategy

End of day two and close of the conference