Day One

Monday 16 October


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Registration and welcome coffee
Opening remarks from the chair

Brook Dixon
Smart City, Smart Regulation Executive
Delos Delta

Power to the people
  • The importance of innovation, collaboration and the development of partnerships within the community and government.

Minister Matt Kean
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
NSW Government

Strategies to support innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Identifying the barriers to co-creation and the tools to address those challenges
  • LIVE POLL: Challenges to co-creation

Oakley Kwon
Innovation Manager for eHealth
Department of Health, Queensland Government

Innovation through procurement
  • How innovation in procurement will drive growth and development of smarter cities
  • New models and processes for transformative procurement

Elizabeth Zealand
Chief Executive Officer
Spot Parking

Best practice to build local skills and engage with tech talent
2 x 15 minute presentations looking at a city and regional perspective
  • Strategies for attracting tech to your city, accelerating economic growth and job creation
  • Collaborating with industry, incubators and research institutions to boost city competitiveness

Jon Anstey
Executive General Manager, Insight & Innovation
Coliban Water Bendigo

Kate Deacon
Executive Manager - Research, Strategy & Corporate Planning
City of Sydney

National and international co-operation and collaboration to drive growth

Lessons from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)

  • Public-private partnerships to resolve global urbanisation and sustainability challenges
  • Creating economic value while improving living conditions of citizens

Rob Roggema
Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments
University of Technology Sydney

Networking break and showcase viewing
Democratising the Internet of Things - The TULIP Initiative for Smart Liveable Cities

This presentation will highlight local and global case studies of how co-creation and collaboration is transforming business models and enabling people in cities to get more of the data they really want.

Catherine Caruana-McManus
Director Sales & Strategy


This session of short stimulating 10 min presentations encourages delegates to think differently about how to drive innovation through collaborative partnerships and design led approaches

How data can encourage and optimise co-creation and co-design

Ben Guy
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Urban Circus

Community engagement to activate the city

Caitlin Bladin
Manager, City Activation
ACT Government

PPPs that allow for true co-design and collaboration between communities, government and industry

Bill Bannear
Senior Executive Designer & Cate Shaw
Executive Designer, Think Place

Cate Shaw
Executive Designer
Think Place

Lunch & Showcase viewing
The City is a platform IDEAHACK

A series of moderated co-creation fast sprints focused on finding solutions to major city challenges

Learn more about how the IdeaHack here.

Introduced by:

Ben Hamley
Business Models Inc

Challenge 1: Affordability – Innovative approaches to make it affordable for people to live in their communities

Chris Tidswell

Bob Sharon
Chief Innovation Officer
Blue IoT

Challenge 2: Collaborative city – Providing citizens with the tools to actively shape their communities

Lina Patel
Chief Operations Officer
Code for Australia

Prof. Marcus Foth
Professor of Urban Informatics
Queensland University of Technology

Christine Yates
Executive General Manager
NAB Private

Challenge 3: Mobility - Designing the mobility ecosystems of tomorrow; towards networked multimodel cities

Neha Saini
Program Manager, Smart Innovation Centre
Transport for NSW

Sara Stace
City Shaper
Waverley Council

Carola Jonas
CEO & Co-founder


Networking break & showcase viewing
Digizens: Putting the digital citizen at the core of the smart city strategy
2 x 10 minute presentations considering differing views and 10 minutes combined discussion and question time.
  • Strategies for making the digital citizen the backbone of smart cities and the benefits this can drive
  • How to harness the link between place, technology, community and identity

Joseph Purdam
Senior producer
Lina Patel
Chief Operations Officer
Code for Australia

Using digital channels to foster high quality, low friction citizen engagement
  • How can we improve the way the city functions and connects with citizens?
  • Strategies to enhance democracy through enabling smarter digital platforms

Adam Jacoby
Founder & Chief Steward

End of Day One and networking drinks