Phil Smith


Chief Regulatory Officer, OptiComm

Industry collaboration session

Phil will explore how smart precincts, campuses and buildings are the cornerstone to building smart cities. City planners should mandate that new development should be IoT ready by ensuring networks and systems are flexible enough to enable any new smart city

feature. IP based BMS, security such as CCTV, access control, digital signage, utility metering, smart lighting and public Wi-Fi must be incorporated in all new developments as part of the communication infrastructure. Phil will look at some smart precincts already built in Australia to illustrate how the city of the future will evolve.

Phil has worked in the ICT industry since 1974 initially as an engineer and support manager and later in sales and marketing. Phil has worked for extended periods in New Zealand, England, Hong Kong and China as well as four years in country NSW supplying ICT solution to local government.

Phil has worked with Sperry Univac, Unisys, ICL, Fujitsu and Jtec before joining the FTTP industry in 2005 and in 2006, co-founded OptiComm.

Phil was chair pf the NBN Early Stage Deployment Working Group at Communications Alliance, a member of the Communications Alliance Operations Council and a member of UDIA and has spoken at many Australian and international FTTP seminars and conferences.