|SMART CITIES INNOVATION SHOWCASE|
|9:00 – 12:30||The pre-forum Smart Cities Innovations Showcase will provide an unprecedented stage for city councils and top companies across Australia to showcase some of the most progressive, exciting innovations that will spark Australian cities’ transformation and urban renewal. You will discover how integration of technological innovations such as AI, smart sensors and IoTs with urban services can optimize citizen experience in this smart city transformation and how city councils can reduce their costs and resource consumption while driving urban renewal with inclusivity and innovations.|
|FUTURE SMART CITIES SITE TOUR|
|13:30 – 17:00||Following Smart Cities Innovations Showcase, delegates will experience the Future Smart Cities Site Tour where you will see physically discover how smart city analytics can aid city planning and design, latest urban renewal and transformation projects at Smart Cities Sydney / Melbourne and discover smart mobility solutions at UNSW’s Smart Cities Research Cluster / CityLab by City of Melbourne. Participants will also discover how City of Melbourne and Sydney are using data and technology to enhance citizen engagement, experience and service delivery and how these cities are using open data, predictive analytics and AI to gain deeper understanding towards smarter cities and resource optimization.|
|DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING FUTURE SMART CITIES FOR SMART CITIZENS|
|As part of the 2016 election campaign, the $50 million competitive Smart Cities and Suburbs Program was launched, with the goal of supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia. More than 52 projects around the nation have been funded under the first round and more are to come in the recently announced second round, further cementing the need for local governments to advance their city transformation.
The first day of the forum will kick-start with sessions exploring local case studies of cities that have successfully obtained funding and embarked on various projects that apply smart technology, data-driven decision making and people-focused design to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Leading smart city innovations like 3D city modelling, 5G, intelligent data and energy networks will also be discussed in great details. These will inspire delegates to push past the status quo and envision future transformative roadmaps towards greater digitalization and automation.
Day one of the forum also explores Australia’s leading universities’ smart cities innovations that are driving urban transformation. Through these sessions, delegates will be able to glean insights into readying their cities for impending digital disruptions.
|09:00 – 09:15||Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson|
|09:15 – 09:45||Mayor Keynote: Designing an Award-Winning Smart City
|09:45 – 11:00||Visionary Smart Cities & Urban Transformation Roundtable Discussion
|11:00 – 11:15||Morning Refreshment & Networking|
|11:15 – 11:45||Newcastle 2021 Smart City Visionary Showcase: Intelligent Mobility, Energy, and Data Networks
In the past two years, Newcastle has been anointed a UN City and featured in the OECD’s yearbook. Initiatives include use of data to better connect the future light rail with other modes of transport and ensure emergency service vehicles get green lights. Other applications include smart phone apps that update commuters in real-time on when their bus is due and guide drivers to vacant parking spaces. Autonomous vehicle trials, an electric bike share network powered by renewables, on-demand buses, apps and data dashboards will all make travel and life in the city easier. Infrastructure backbone of the smart city vision, including WiFi, smart lighting and environmental sensors around the CBD, are all in place to help Newcastle realize its smart city vision.
Deputy Lord Mayor
City of Newcastle
|11:45 – 12:15||Adelaide Smart City Showcase: How Australia’s First Smart Cities Is Leveraging Traffic Sensors To Ease Congestion & Communicate with Autonomous Vehicles
The South Australian government and the City of Adelaide have conducted a trial of traffic sensors that can potentially be used to ease congestion as well as communicate with autonomous vehicles. The sensors can gather a range of information about traffic approaching the intersection, including the location and speed of vehicles as well as data about pedestrians. The information gathered will be used to recommend changes to traffic light intervals.
|12:15 – 12:45||University of Adelaide’s Australian Smart Cities Consortium: Innovation Highlights That Will Propel the Future of Australia’s Smart Cities
The University of Adelaide’s Australian Smart Cities Consortium works with state and local government, industry and entrepreneurs, to improve the experiences of people living in our cities. Topics include:
|12:45 – 13:45||Lunch & Networking|
|13:45 – 14:15||Greater Launceston Smart City Transformation Project: Becoming Australia’s Leading Smart City with 3D City Modelling and 5G Innovation
Launceston will become Australia’s leading smart city with the rollout of a $3.5 million Australian first project collaboration between State, Federal, and Local Government, University of Tasmania and Telstra.
Called the Greater Launceston Transformation Project, it will cover the greater Launceston area and uses the latest connective technology and new 3D virtual city modelling tools to transform city planning processes, deliver better educational outcomes and develop a community co-designed innovation hub. The project will make the region a fully-connected, tech-ready centre which is open and ready for business. Importantly, this partnership will ensure Launceston is a primary test site for emerging 5G technologies, placing the region firmly on the map as a first-comer for full Telstra 5G rollout.
Meander Valley Council
|14:15 – 14:45||City of Joondalup – Digital City Implementation: Leveraging and Learning from Opportunity|
|The City of Joondalup Digital City Strategy was endorsed by Council in April 2013 and this was a first for any local government in the Perth metropolitan area.
The Strategy’s original aim was to provide direction to the City so the local community and businesses could maximise the benefits from the growth of online and digital activity and other new communication infrastructure and technologies.Hear from the City of Joondalup CEO on the challenges of implementing such a strategy and how this has led to some outstanding opportunities being realised.
City of Joondalup
|14:45 – 15:15||Sydney City Council’s Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Plan
|15:15 – 15:30||Afternoon Refreshment & Networking|
|15:30 – 16:00||University of New South Wales Smart Cities Initiatives: Smart Community and Liveable Neighbourhood Plan and Research|
|16:00 – 16:30||La Trobe University: Innovative Technologies Driving Urban Transformation in Smart Cities
|Dr Aniruddha Desai
Director of Centre for Technology Fusion
La Trobe University
|16:30 – 17:00||National Cities Performance Framework: How Smart Cities Can Benchmark Their Progress
The Performance Framework provides a snapshot of the productivity and progress of Australia’s largest 21 cities plus Western Sydney. It is the first official framework of its kind in Australia and brings together critical data on our cities in an easily accessible online format. In one location, you will be able to track the performance of cities across key measures: Jobs and Skills; Infrastructure and Investment; Liveability and Sustainability; Innovation and Digital Opportunities; Governance, Planning and Regulation; and Housing. The Performance Framework will assist all levels of government, industry and the community to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy and investments, including through City Deals.
|17:00||Closing Remarks by Forum Chairperson|
|City Leaders & Mayors Champagne Networking Evening
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
|PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST: MAKING SMART CITIES HUMAN AGAIN|
|While technology has always been a critical force deeply intertwined with urban transformation and the building and evolution of smart cities, conversations surrounding smart cities have shifted to adopt a more people-centred focus through building cities that citizens truly want to live, work and play in. Citizen engagement is thus critical to the success of future smart cities and the way forward is a community-driven, bottom-up approach where citizens are an integral part of designing and developing.
Day two of the forum will further discuss strategies to engage citizens in the decision making process and enable multi-layer collaborative efforts. Case studies of how cities around the world are becoming more responsive and adaptable to meet the changing needs of smart citizens will also be shared to assist delegates in evading pitfalls and accomplish substantive and valuable results.Day two of the forum will then proceed with a series of exciting showcases on the next generation technologies and solutions in smart mobility and city network infrastructure to enable urban transformation. Learn more on how to leverage on Predictive Analytics, Blockchain and AI to optimize and advance smart city operations and improve services in various aspects like security, city planning and transportation as well as boost the quality of life for citizens.
|0:159:00 – 09:15||Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson|
|09:15 – 09:45||Learning From the Leaders: Key Smart City Developments Around the World
|Poon King Wang
Director Lee Kuan Kew Centre for Innovative Cities
Singapore University of Technology and Science
|09:45 – 10:15||Keynote: Re-Thinking Urban Mobility & Keeping Cities Moving
Chair – Department of Civil Engineering & Deputy Director
Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
|10:15 – 10:45||Crafting an Efficient and Productive Land Use Transportation Program for Smarter Cities
Adjunct Professor & Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney
|10:45 – 11:00||Morning Refreshment & Networking|
|11:00 – 11:30||Smart Communities: How Engaging Citizens Make the City Smarter
Committee for Sydney
|11:30 – 12:00||Placemaking: Planning for Local and Liveable Neighborhoods
Centre for Civic Innovation, Smart Cities Council
|12:00 – 12:30||City Sustainability and Resilience Strategies
UN Global Compact Cities Programme
|12:30 – 13:15||Council and Government Panel: Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
|Dr Tahnya Donaghy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
Manager Architecture and Urban Design
City of Monash
|Katherine O Regan
Cities Leadership Institute
|13:15 – 14:00||Lunch & Networking|
|14:00 – 14:30||Utilizing Predictive Analytics for Smart City Deployment to Gain Deeper Understanding Towards Smarter Cities
|14:30 – 15:00||Blockchain – Train of Innovative Thoughts Transforming Smart Cities
|15:00 – 15:30||Using Data and Technology to Enhance Citizen Engagement, Experience and Transform Service Delivery
|15:30 – 15:45||Afternoon Refreshment & Networking|
|15:45 – 16:15||How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Smart Cities Even Smarter
|16:15 – 16:45||Using Public-Private Partnership to Advance Smart Cities
|Peter Holcombe Henley
Acting Project Director – Citylink Tulla Widening Project
|16:45 – 17:30||Panel Discussion: Civic Engagement & Citizen Experience: Implementing a citizen-centric approach to Smart Cities
|17:30||Closing Remarks by Chairperson|