13:00 – 13:30 How are Next Generation Networks and Technologies Transforming the Effectiveness of Public Infrastructure?
Paul Kubat, Associate Director, Safe & Smart Cities, Optus
13:30 – 14:00 Choosing Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Dr. Boyd Murray, Director, Principal Consultant, Murray Wireless
14:00 – 14:30 Key Technologies Shaping Smart Cities Landscape
Dr Hafiz Yasar Lateef, CTO & Director, TelXperts Ltd, UK
 14:30 – 14:40 Networking Break
Experience the dynamic exhibition that put leading city councils on unprecedented stage to share smart city insights, experience, progress and achievements
14:40 – 15:00 Launceston City Case Study
Janie Finlay, Alderman, Launceston City Council
15:00 – 15:20 Glen Eira City Council Smart City initiatives

Glen Eira City Council, like many, is tapping into opportunities that technology is creating to deliver on sustainability, create safe, welcoming places in the community and to run services and assets more effectively. This presentation looks at what has worked well so far, the next priorities and what will be needed to
put them into practice.

GPS, digital photography, mobile technology and fleet tracking have proven of huge benefit for improving customer service and service performance for some of its biggest cleaning and waste services. Remote monitoring and control of new buildings has proven effective, but wireless technology is also now helping overcome long standing challenges in older buildings to drive energy efficiency amongst other things. One of the challenges being faced is how to best equip teams in the face of rapid and ongoing technology change and the prospect
of further big changes within the next 10 years.

Rachel Ollivier, Group Manager – Property, Environment and Sustainability, Glen Eira City Council
15:20 – 15:40 Latrobe City Case Study
Greg Drumm, General Manager – Corporate Services, Latrobe City
15:40 onwards Roundtable Discussion

Table A: Latrobe City Case Study
Table B: Launceston City Case Study
Table C: Glen Eira City Council Smart City initiatives

08:30 – 10:30 WORKSHOP A: Harnessing City Data – Employing Data Analytics in Smart Cities

Data has been an inseparable element in smart cities development and it is essential government to enhance the ability to harness the power of big data to arrive at comprehensive, 360-degree view of the city infrastructure. Through effective use of data, city council could achieve the goal of providing useful information and relaying communications that are more relevant and valuable.

This workshop aims to help participants to strive for proper balance between digital and data science skills which will help to enhance proficiency in leveraging on data to make decisions that build competitive advantage of the city. It will also provide insights on machine learning, data analytics, data science, and big data. Lastly, participants will discover the role that data analytics can play in your smart cities strategy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explain the role of M2M, Big Data, analytics and the Big Data ecosystem in Smart Cities
  • Understand the types of data that can be utilized as a strategic resource
  • Leverage data analytics to create a city’ competitive advantage
  • Realize the economic growth and value of data analytics in achieving optimal use of resources
11:00 – 13:00 WORKSHOP B: Securing the Virtual Connection – Risk Management in Cyber Security

As smart cities depend heavily on the internet usage, cloud application and connected devices, the cyber security threat becomes increasingly widespread. Information technology are ever complex and it is important to ensure that the critical infrastructure, data and privacy of are not compromised in the process of designing and implementing the technology roadmap of a smart city.

This workshop strives to provide participants with the insights on how to effectively to handle cyber security threats and the best practices in addressing the challenges in the often un-patched cyber attack. It will also provide the necessary knowledge in drafting a cyber security framework to identify, analyze and mitigate risks in a smart city.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the nature and causes of why IoT are more vulnerable to cyber security threat
  • Discover tools and skills that are crucial for managing cyber security risks
  • Standards and procedures in designing the cyber security framework
  • Understand importance cyber security capability and capacity building
Workshop Leader:

Alan Mihalic, Cyber Security Advisor (Smart Buildings & Critical Infrastructure), Norman Disney & Young


09.00 – 09:10 Opening Address by Conference Chairman
Alan Mihalic, Cyber Security Advisor (Smart Buildings & Critical Infrastructure), Norman Disney & Young
09.10 – 09:40 Keynote Opening Address by MP
Andrew Giles MP, Member of Scullin
09:40 – 10:20 City Deals: Transforming Cities, Infrastructure and Development through City Deal

  • The Western Sydney City Deal: View from Property Council Australia

The Western Sydney City Deal will be the single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership in the history of the nation. The deal will encapsulate a large geographic area that includes eight local government areas and the site of the new Western Sydney Airport in addition to priority growth areas and new rail and road investment. Given the size and complexity of the deal, the deal’s content and good cooperation between Federal, State and local government will be critical to driving long term growth.

Jane will explore the essential elements of a good city deal and what should be included in the Western Sydney City Deal to stimulate investment and promote long term growth in Western Sydney.

Jane Fitzgerald, NSW Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
10:20 – 10:40 What are the Key Drivers of Smart Cities and How is Technology (like IoT) Helping Industry Players Like Government Agencies Deliver More Liveable and Safer Communities?
Allan Burdekin, Director, Safe & Smart Cities, Optus
10:40 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 Envisaging the Implementation of Smart Cities Plan

  • The Infrastructure Development Planning for Smart Cities – How careful planning of our future urban environments will help prioritise projects for the benefit of all and how could smaller cities reposition the competitive edge
  • Unlocking the potential of cities by keeping citizens at the centre of design and technology
Sophia Maalsen, Ian Fell Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney
11:30 – 12:15 Challenges and Opportunity Around  Open Data 
  • The City of Future – Enabling Open Data and analytics, mobile, cloud, to design, build and operate critical infrastructure
  • Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges – How could it makes good to smart city
  • Creating a plan for a new smart city service that uses open data
Jack Barton, Urban Consultant, Jack Barton Digital Design 
12:15 – 12:45 Australia’s First Fully Integrated NB-IoT Enabled Smart Water Meter – What It Means For Smart Cities
Guenter-Hauber-Davidson, Managing Director, WaterGroup
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:30 Global Case Study: Tel Aviv – Bottom Up Smart City Civic Engagement 

  • Tel Aviv DigiTel Project – Vision to Achieve Smart Engagement with the Citizens
  • Connecting the dots: Adapting municipal tools and infrastructure to current technological trends and needs to enable the integration of smart services
  • How Tel Aviv incubate an ecosystem for innovators, start-ups and private sector in delivery smart city services
Lior Meyer, Deputy CEO, Tel Aviv City
14:30 – 15:10 City of Newcastle’s Smart City Vision 2017 – 2021

Newcastle Smart City is an open, collaborative and connected city that uses technology to make things easier, move liveable and sustainable for all people.

The Smart City movement is emerging as pivotal in shaping how Newcastle will look and engage on a multitude of levels in the future, and will be instrumental in revitalising and bringing renewed investment into Newcastle and the Hunter Region in New South Wales.The City of Newcastle’s aim is to develop a roadmap for creating a smarter and more innovative Newcastle and to maximise opportunities as they are presented in sectors including technology, advanced manufacturing, the digital economy and the creative industries.

Nuatali will present on the importance of the Smart City movement for regional city’s and the opportunities the Smart City movement presents for regional jobs and regional economies

Councillor Nuatali Nelmesis the Lord Mayor of Newcastle
15:10 – 16:00 Case Study on City of Casey: The Australian City Context, Digital Casey 

  • City of Casey’s vision and what we are doing
  • The 7 Principles in ongoing establishment, development and management of Digital Casey
  • City of Casey Roadmap in Digitisation, Infrastructure development Economic development and Community safety

Sam Aziz, Councillor, City of Casey
16:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
Champagne Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.


09:00 – 09:15 Opening Address by Conference Chairman
David Klingberg, Director and Principal, Smart Planning & Design
09:15 – 10:00 Opening Keynote Address: Age of Disruptive Technologies: Internet of Things (IoT) as an Enabler for Smart Cities

  • The City of Future – Enabling Open Data and analytics, mobile, cloud, to design, build and operate critical infrastructure
  • The Importance of Interoperability & OPen Standard in Decreasing Cost of Deployment, Allowing Mass Scale Adoption and Incubate Smart Cities Innovation
  • Open Global Standard For Secure, Carrier-Grade Iot LPWA Connectivity
Bob Sharon, Chief Innovation Officer, Blue IoT IoT Alliance Australia Member – Executive Council
10: 00 – 10:40 Making Smart Cities Smarter
Dr. Subhash Challa, CEO and CTO, SenSen Networks
10:40 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking 
11:00 – 11:45 When are Smart Cities, Really Smart 
Garry Bowditch, Executive Director – Better Infrastructure Initiative, The University of Sydney – John Grill Centre for Project Leadership
11:45 – 12:30 CLARA Case Study: One High Speed Rail, Eight New Cities – A New Plan for Australia’s Growing Population

  • The Cost of inadequate understanding in Integrated Land Use Planning – How could value capture lead to better transport planning and smart investment decision
  • Cost – Benefits Analysis for Government and Private Sectors in Unlocking the value of the Infrastructure Corridor
  • A Glimpse into High Speed Rail ( HSR) in linking Australia Major Cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra)
Nick Cleary, Founder & Chairman, CLARA
12:30 – 12:55 Speaking Slot Reserved for Sponsor 
12:55 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking 
14:00 – 14:45 Smart Cities: A Paradigm Shift For Transportation 

  • The Role of Sharing Economy Play in the Era of Smart City Evolution
  • How Car- and Ride-Sharing Networks could Reshape the Future of Urban Mobility and Reduce City Congestion
  • Bridging the First and Last Mile Gap in Public Transport- Real Time Ride Sharing and Public Transport Data
14:45 – 15:15 Transportation, Mobility and the City – Automated and Connected Vehicles

  • The emergence of connected and automated vehicles and the impact on cities
  • Regulation to enable connected and automated vehicles
  • Transport technology changes and mobility
James Williams, Policy Manager, National Transport Commission
15:15 – 15:30  Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 – 16:15 Understanding Security Threats and Risks in Smart Cities

  • IoT Security Threats and Trends
  • Effective security measures for securing IoT environments against insider and external hacks
  • Understanding the security threats across infrastructure, transport, public services, enterprise
Alan Mihalic, Cyber Security Advisor (Smart Buildings & Critical Infrastructure), Norman Disney & Young
16:15 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Creating a Safe and Secure Smart City

  • Critical Iot Security priorities
  • Promoting the benefits of introducing security early into the development lifecycle of a project or plan
  • Building partnerships between cities, providers and the security community
  • Who is responsible for creating standards and regulations to help solve cybersecurity across all areas related to smart cities?
  • Data Privacy Implication

Craig Sheridan, Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group

Alan Mihalic, Cyber Security Advisor (Smart Buildings & Critical Infrastructure), Norman Disney & Young

Wayne Tufek, Director, Cyber – Risk 

17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman