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.
How Shared Mobility is Radically Changing Australian Cities
Justin-Passaportis-rounded Justin Passaportis

General Manager – Victoria & South Australia

Goget Car Share

AI spearheading Smart Mobility: Accurately Identify Car Make, Model, Body, Series, Fuel and Transmission in Real Time
Agustinus-Nalwan-rounded Agustinus Nalwan

Head of AI and Machine Learning

Carsales AU

Embedding Traditional Owner Objectives & Collaborative Sub-catchment based Proactive Approach for Integrated Water Management and Community-based Planning
Marnie-Ireland-rounded Marnie Ireland

Divisional Manager Sustainable Growth Planning

Yarra Valley Water

Energy, Reimagined: How Blockchain can Empower and Provide Individuals and Communities with Access to Low-cost, Reliable, and Renewable Energy
George-D-rounded George De Bono

Manager of Sales and Business Development

Power Ledger

Understanding the journey to a Smart City and how 5G will be a major enabler
Paul-Kubat-rounded Paul Kubat

Technology Futurist

Smart, Connected Waste Management Innovations for Smart and Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow
Samira-rounded Samira Hughes

Chief Operations Officer

Smart City Solutions

Identifying AI Opportunities and Turning Them into Value
Dheeren-rounded Dheeren Vélu

Head of AI & Cognitive Business ANZ

CBA Strategic IT

 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.
Australia Smart Cities Innovation Showcase: AU$50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:15 Keynote: Designing an Award-Winning Smart City: A Reality Check – Is A Pragmatic and Integrated Approach The Secret to A Successful Smart City?   

  • How cities can meet the global challenges of our time
  • Innovative models based on collaboration between industry, government and communities to find solutions to emerging issues
  • Formulas to develop future cities for smart citizens and the importance of taking a measured view and pragmatic approach, and tempering possibility with practically.
David-Singleton-rounded David Singleton AM

Chairman Advisory Board – Smart Cities Research Institute

Swinburne University of Technology

09:45 Adelaide Smart City Showcase: How Adelaide is on the road to become one of the world’s smartest cities with a globally connected and opportunity rich economy

  • Ten Gigabit Adelaide: Australia’s first revolutionary 10Gbps fibre optic network
  • Carbon Neutral Adelaide: Reducing carbon emissions to become the world’s first carbon neutral city
  • Smart Environmental Monitoring to improve the living, working and playing experience for all
  • Smart Mobility initiatives: Smart Parking & Pedestrian Movement
Sandy-Verschoor-rounded Sandy Verschoor 

Deputy Lord Mayor

City of Adelaide

10:15 Morning Refreshment & Networking 
10:30 Fisherman Bend – The Next Chapter in Melbourne’s Growth Story

  • Australia’s largest urban renewal project to connect Melbourne to the Bay
  • A leading example for environmental sustainability, liveability, connectivity, diversity and innovation
  • Setting new benchmarks for inner city urban renewal
  • Catering for a new community – 80,000 new residents and 80,000 new workers
Bernadene-rounded Bernadene Voss


City of Port Phillip

11:00 The new Western Parklands City –  The World’s  First Truly Smart City at The Centre of The World’s First Totally Digital Region

  • A Smart City – from the ground up
  • The Digital Region – transformation in a hurry
  • Two dimensional mediocrity must become three dimensional excellence.
Charles-rounded Charles Casuscelli

Chief Executive Officer

Western Sydney Regional of Organisation of Councils

11:30 Greater Launceston Smart City Transformation Project: Becoming Australia’s Leading Smart City with 3D City Modelling and 5G Innovation 

  • How a regional city positions itself as a “Smart City”, and what does this actually mean
  • How multiple councils collaborating supports regional transformation
  • Why is becoming a “Smart City” so important
Craig-Perkins-rounded Craig Perkins


Meander Valley Council

 12:00 Lunch & Networking 
13:00 City of Joondalup – Digital City Implementation: Leveraging and Learning from Opportunity

  • Digital City Strategy – A first for any local government in the Perth metropolitan area.
  • Providing 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.
  • The challenges of implementing such a strategy and how this has led to some outstanding opportunities being realised.
GARY-rounded Garry Hunt


City of Joondalup

13:30 Visionary Smart Cities & Urban Transformation Roundtable Discussion
  • Adelaide’s Smart City Initiative
Sandy-Verschoor-rounded Sandy Verschoor 

Deputy Lord Mayor

City of Adelaide

  • Launceston Smart City Transformation Project
Craig-Perkins-rounded Craig Perkins


Meander Valley Council

  • Joondalup Digital City Implementation
GARY-rounded Garry Hunt


City of Joondalup

  • Fisherman Bends Project
Bernadene-rounded Bernadene Voss


City of Port Phillip

14:15 Winning from Second: Geelong as Victoria’s Second City

  • Establishing Geelong as a second city – the story so far
  • Insights into the experiences of comparable US and European cities to begin a similarly successful transformation in Geelong
  • A proposed second city policy framework for Geelong: the next steps
Rebecca-rounded Rebecca Casson

Chief Executive Officer

Committee for Geelong

15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
Australia Leading Universities’ Smart Cities Visionary Showcase
15:30 Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) – Connectivity the key to future cities

  • ‘Multimodal’ transport — connected vehicles, connected public transport, connected pedestrians and cyclists, and smart public transport stations
  • Collaborative trials of technology connecting the movement of people and goods with transport infrastructure options
  • How highly integrated and connected transport technology can deliver safer, cleaner and more sustainable urban transport outcomes
majid_sarvi-rounded Majid Sarvi

Chair Transport Engineering

Univeristy of Melbourne

16:00 La Trobe University: Innovative Technologies Driving Urban Transformation in Smart Cities

  • Autonobus: Kicking off trials of autonomous shuttle bus
  • “Fitbits” for animals: Wearable motion sensors to pioneer smart, digital farms
  • Energy Efficiency: Sensing, Modelling and Management
  • Monitoring Efficiency in Food Supply Chain
Aniruddha-Desai-rounded Dr Aniruddha Desai

Director of Centre for Technology Fusion

La Trobe University

16:30 Smart Cities Mission: Key Developments in India

  • A country-wide initiative to help India embrace the opportunities of increasing urbanisation
  • Ensuring cities are citizen and environmentally friendly, economically strong and sustainable for future population
  • How competitive development is becoming de rigeur, inspiring quest for a unique vision and mission
Sarbeswar_Praharaj-rounded Sarbeswar Praharaj

Leader – Australia – India Smart Cities Knowledge Exchange Network


17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
Champagne 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.

International Smart Cities Developments and Case Studies
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:15 International Keynote: Smart and Sustainable: People Perspectives from Singapore and Asia

  • What have we learned from the experiences of cities who have embarked on smart cities
  • What might we have overlooked as we continue on our smart cities journeys
  • How can we increase the odds of success in our smart cities strategies
Poon-King-Wang-2-rounded Poon King Wang 

Director – Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transportation
09:45 Keynote: Re-Thinking Urban Mobility & Keeping Cities Moving

  • Disruptive mobility and harnessing digital innovations to unlock potential opportunities for low carbon mobility
  • New business models: The merging worlds of technology, vehicles and shared mobility
  • Utilizing smart technologies and AI to create self-healing and self-learning infrastructure
Hussein-Dia-rounded Hussein Dia

Chair – Department of Civil Engineering & Deputy Director

Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology

10:15 Crafting an Efficient and Productive Land Use Transportation Program for Smarter Cities

  • Funding opportunities for increased investment in urban public transport
  • Integrating land use and transportation for more productive, inclusive and sustainable cities
  • Designing and putting together a strategic land use and transport program to meet social needs
Stanley_John-rounded John Stanley

Adjunct Professor & Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney

 10:45  Morning Refreshment & Networking 
 Smart Community & Liveable Neighbourhoods
 11:00 Smart Communities: How Engaging Citizens Make the City Smarter

  • The new era of transformation: Increasingly connected communities through rapidly changing intelligent technologies
  • Case studies of success: How cities around the world are becoming more responsive from engaging citizens
  • New tools for engagement and consultation that use Smart Cities technology
Eamon-Waterford-rounded Eamon Waterford

Acting CEO

Committee for Sydney

 11:30 Placemaking: Planning for Local and Liveable Neighborhoods

  • Roadmap to plan for liveable neighborhoods for all ages, income groups and abilities
  • The 20-minute neighbourhood: coherent, attractive and adaptable urban structure
  • Preparing neighborhoods to adapt and meet the changing needs of the smart cities
Stephen-rounded Stephen Yarwood

Urban Futurist


 12:00 City Sustainability and Resilience Strategies

  • The need for every city to develop and implement a resilience strategy in order to withstand shocks and stresses and bounce back stronger
  • How and where are successful cities using new technologies to upgrade infrastructure and enhance resilience?
  • How to actively harness the power of urban innovations to advance various economic, social, and environmental sustainability goals
Michael-Nolan-rounded Michael Nolan


UN Global Compact Cities Programme

 12:30 Council and Government Panel: Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities

  • Efforts to address contemporary urban planning and development challenges
  • Planning for collaborative projects to employ innovative technology solutions to urban challenges, delivering economic, social and environmental benefits
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to define and create the cities of tomorrow
Michael-Nolan-rounded Michael Nolan


UN Global Compact Cities Programme

Stephen-rounded Stephen Yarwood

Urban Futurist


Poon-King-Wang-2-rounded Poon King Wang 

Director – Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Nicola-rounded Nicola Ward

Manager City Planning

City of Casey

 13:15  Lunch & Networking 
Smart City Network Infrastructure, Data and Analytics to Enable Urban Transformation
 14:00 Utilizing IoT & Predictive Analytics for Smart City Deployment to Gain Deeper Understanding Towards Smarter Cities

  • How government can leverage data generated by sensors or smarted devices to improve services in various aspects like security, city planning and transportation
  • Developing predictive models that enhances city services and the quality of life for citizens
  • Kickstarting successful IoT and Advanced Analytics projects in your own city and organization
Marimuthu_Swami_Palaniswami-rounded Marimuthu Palaniswami

Director/Covenor of ARC Research Networks on Sensor Network/IoT

University of Melbourne

 14:30 City of Fremantle Case Study: Learning how Cities of The Future can use Combined Data and Blockchain Technology to Integrate Distributed Energy and Water Systems

  • Project RENeW Nexus: How blockchain technology and data analytics can enable the integration of decentralised urban energy and water systems
  • Community involvement as a key element in the successful deployment of remotely-read smart metering technology
  • Data analytics to inform the transition to a new energy and water network and demonstrate the interconnected infrastructure of future smart cities
Stewart-Dallas-rounded Dr Stewart Dallas

Research Fellow

Murdoch University

15:00 Using Data and Technology to Enhance Citizen Engagement, Experience and Transform Service Delivery

  • Measuring traffic volume with probe data
  • Automating the road inventory process
  • A HD map of your local road network
Anthony-Germanchev-rounded Anthony Germanchev

Leader – Advanced Technologies Lab

Australian Road Research Board

15:30 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:45 Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce: Preparing Greater Melbourne for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • How can we navigate uncertainty when it comes to long-term planning?
  • What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for Melbourne, and what does it mean for your organisation, clients and competitors?
  • Scenario Planning: An interactive dialogue to create structure in uncertainty
Sander-rounded Sander van Amelsvoort

Director, Policy and Research

Committee for Melbourne

 Government Initiatives to build the Smart Cities of The Future
16:30 Using Public-Private Partnership to Advance Smart Cities

  • How collaborative investments can overcome traditional barriers to funding and financing smart city projects
  • Setting the stage for successful public-private collaborations and fostering productive partnerships
  • Unlocking value and bringing a critical mass of players together to spur development
Peter-rounded Peter Holcombe Henley

Acting Project Director – Citylink Tulla Widening Project


17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman