Wednesday 9 November: Smart Communities Summit

08:30
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Megan Turnley
Manager Yarra CityLab, Strategy and Transformation Lead
Yarra City Council

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
09:00
Future direction of Australia’s smart cities

Hon. Wendy Tuckerman
Minister for Local Government
New South Wales Government

USING DIGITAL INNOVATION TO ADVANCE SMART COMMUNITIES
09:20
Partner presentation

09:40
Harnessing digital technology to develop & advance smart community projects
  • Presenting digital twin software as a tool to develop smart communities and collaboration
  • Learning to engage the public and private smart sector to reach greater advancements
  • Examining the importance of place and location when it comes to developing smart community projects

Jannat Maqbool
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand
Smart Cities Council

10:10
Digital twin and digital fabrication – technologies to support a smarter city and engage your community
  • Examining how digital twins can be used for city decision making and engagement
  • Analysing the effects of digital fabrication to provide new design possibilities
  • Exploring the Lake Macquarie Fab Lab (digital fabrication lab) which provides hands on advanced manufacturing experience for the whole community

Claire Chaikin-Bryan
Smart Cities Lead
Lake Macquarie City Council

10:40
Morning tea

11:20
Utilising 5G networks and IoT to connect garbage trucks to assess the region productively
  • Connecting high resolution cameras and GPS sensors to Brimbank’s waste trucks to access 3D perception of the space
  • Gaining real time data into a cloud-based system to map assets requiring maintenance
  • Examining the technology’s effect on mobility of a city as a tool for local governments and communities

Jasmine Nguyen
Mayor
Brimbank City Council

STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE SMART COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
11:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating the planning and community approach in developing a smart community
  • What are the most effective approaches to gaining social license with stakeholders to develop smart ideas?
  • How can a council or city integrate differing communities’ needs into cohesive projects and plans?
  • How is smart community planning different to traditional city planning?

Moderator:

Dr Adam Mowlam
Vice President
Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA)

Panellists:

Shona Porter
Executive Manager City Stategy
Cumberland City Council

Jennifer Ramsay
Executive Branch Manager, Place Experience and Communications, City Renewal Authority
ACT Government

12:40
Lunch in the exhibition hall

14:00
Deep diving into smart technologies for planning structures
  • Examining data analysis and how to implement these outcomes into projects
  • Investigating smart technologies such as machine learning and digital twins
  • Exploring the benefits of digital connectivity within community engagement

Dr Adam Mowlam
Manager Smart Cities
City of Greater Geelong

14:30
Challenging the global community with innovative competition and collaboration
  • Practicing creative architecture and innovation to bring forward ideas of smart, accessible, socially connective and safe bus shelters
  • Using augmented reality to design and plan low-cost, high technology infrastructure
  • Explaining the future abilities of the smart bus shelter design and how this technology can grow in the future

Jacqui Allen
Director, Connected City
City of Hobart

15:00
Afternoon tea

 

15:40
Scaling smart ‘big city’ ideas for regional and rural communities
  • Introducing smart city ideas to build regional community development
  • Focusing on collaboration and partnerships to advance regional communities
  • Prioritising the community’s needs and advocating for smart solutions

Anne Andrews
Executive Manager – Growth and Investment
Broken Hill City Council

BUILDING RESILIENCE AND SAFETY THROUGH SMART TECHNOLOGIES
16:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussing what it means to be a resilient community and how to get there
  • What are the biggest issues around resilience that need to be considered when developing a future city?
  • What can you do now to make your community or city more resilient in the face of a changing climate?
  • How can technology help to plan, respond and embed a resilience strategy?
  • What can we expect from a resilient community?

Moderator:

Paul Barnes
Coordinator - Resilient Futures Collective
University of Sydney

Panellists:

Cindy Cassidy
Director, SNSW Drought innovation Hub
Charles Sturt University

Sam Kernaghan
Director of Resilience Program
Committee of Sydney

Beck Dawson
Chief Resilience Officer
Resilient Sydney

Greg Hoffman
Executive Officer
North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC)

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:05
End of Smart Communities Summit day one
17:05
Networking drinks
18:30
Official event dinner