Smart Cities Forum

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Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 to Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Address: , NSW Australia
Place: Sydney CBD, provided to confirmed attendees
Total Price: $135.00

Member $95, Non-Member $135, Government $110


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Smart Cities Forum: Setting Standards and Measuring Success


Our cities are becoming smarter, with digital approaches such as BIM and the Internet of Things increasingly being used to improve their productivity and competitiveness.


But what does this mean for decision makers and professionals working in the built environment?


Presented by Consult Australia and Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, this forum will explore the role of standards in defining smart cities, the framing of projects by the public and private sectors, and how success can best be measured.



Event details:


Tuesday 28 March

8:00am – 11:00am (registrations open 7:30am)

Museum of Sydney

$95 Members

$110 Government

$135 Non-Members

(All prices include GST)

Tea, coffee, a light breakfast and morning tea will be provided. 






Kate Deacon 

Executive Manager - Research, Strategy and Corporate Planning at City of Sydney


Kate has a keen interest in cities and placemaking and has worked at Federation Square in Melbourne, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority in Sydney and more recently as head of marketing and now Executive Manager, Research Strategy and Corporate Planning at the City of Sydney.

She is strategic planning lead for the organisation's economic, social, cultural and asset management project initiatives. Kate recently developed the City of Sydney's Draft Digital Strategy which is the roadmap for how the City will deliver a green, global and connected city for the people of Sydney in a digital age.



Justin Anderson

Director, Internet of Things – KPMG, and Co-Founder of the Hypercat Alliance


Justin Anderson is a Director in KPMGs Internet of Things practice, with a focus on Smart Cities including infrastructure, utilities and transport and Smart Agriculture (Food & Fibre).

Justin has over 25 years experience leading teams working across the innovation life-cycle from R&D to customer advocacy  He is a recognized global leader in the Internet of Things with broad experience across multiple industries.  He has led multiple IOT consortia projects using highly collaborative models leading to numerous innovation breakthroughs and new market opportunities.

Justin founded Hypercat, with $35m funding from government and industry to drive secure and interoperable IoT. He chaired the IoT Council of the UK’s leading technology trade association techUK.



Oliver Richards

Assistant Secretary, Cities Economics Branch – Cities Division 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Oliver Richards is the Assistant Secretary of the Cities Economics Branch in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Since joining the Commonwealth Public Service in 2001, Oliver has worked as an economist in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Treasury and the Productivity Commission.

Oliver has worked in macro- and micro-economics and on a range of key reviews and taskforces related to the Government bond market and Future Fund, industry policy, agricultural regulation, and the emissions trading scheme.

Oliver holds a range of qualifications from the Australian National University including a Bachelor of Asian Studies, a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and Masters in both Economics and Economic Policy.    Oliver also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and Honours in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia.



Gavin Cotterill

Consulting Director, Professional Construction Strategies Group Pty Ltd


Gavin Cotterill is the Consulting Director for Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG), a digital transformation firm for SMART Cities, IoT and Building Information Modelling.

As a thought Leader and advocate for harnessing ‘Digital Transformation’ to better the economy and built environment, Gavin provides public & private clients with policy, procurement advisory services that deliver business outcomes through improved information and data solutions.  

Gavin brings over 20 years’ experience within the Oil & Gas, Property and Infrastructure Sectors, and recently provided evidence at the Canberra public hearing into the federal government’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications’ Smart ICT inquiry into the role of smart ICT in the design and planning of infrastructure.



Dr Sarah Barns

Data 61 Cities Advisor, CSIRO


Dr. Sarah Barns advises a number of organisations across government and industry on smart city strategy and policy. She has a career-long interest in the potentials and challenges of digital disruption on the built environment, and between 2013 and 2016 was supported by a UK Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to address smart city developments across the US and UK.

Sarah brings to her strategy and policy work deep experience in designing and delivering digital transformation projects that connect people, place and the built environment.



Angela Bee Chan

Founder, Hackathons Australia


Angela Bee Chan is the Founder of Hackathons Australia, works in Marketing at Schneider Electric and is an ARN Women in ICT Award winner.

During unemployment, she attended plenty of hackathons and fell in love with technology: the speed of how it evolves, the way it influences our lives, and the benefits it brings to simplify processes and help those in need.

To date she's participated and mentored at over 50 hackathons, inspiring others to inhabit an innovative mindset. Her advice: make a difference to the way we live — not only now but make a mark on the future.



Adam Beck

Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand


Adam is Founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, Cities Advisor to the Green Building Council of Australia, and Director of Centre for Urban Innovation. Adam is also an Ambassador with Portland-based think tank EcoDistricts, where he was previously Director of Innovation.

Before entering the non-profit sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including Arup. He was also lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland.

Adam has dedicated his career of more than 20 years to advance city-building practices around the world, through the creation and deployment of frameworks, tools, and protocols that accelerate sustainability.



Matthew Trigg

State Manager for New South Wales, Consult Australia


A leading advocate for better cities, Matthew joined Consult Australia in August 2015 and is also a Director of the Cities Improved urban thought leadership group. He is architecturally-trained and has worked across a range of public, private and not-for-profit organisations focused on the built environment in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. 




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