Top trends and challenges facing smart city leaders - interviews

In the lead up to the Smart Local Government Summit, we spoke with Paul Swift, Sustainable Environment Officer, City of Stonnington, Megan Turnley, Strategy and Transformation Lead, Yarra CityLab and Sander van Amelsvoort (Conference Chair), Director, SJS to find out what exciting projects they are working on, what challenges they are facing in delivering the smart projects and what the future holds.

In the Q&A you can read their answers to these questions and more:

  • What do you think are currently the main barriers in deploying smart technologies in cities and towns?
  • What are the key infrastructure issues when it comes to transforming your town or city and how do you forsee these issue evolving in the coming five to ten years?
  • What would you list as the biggest challenges in deciding on what technology to invest in and what strategy to adopt?

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