Simon Kaplan


CEO, [ui!] Australia

Future Ready Co-Learning Lab

Simon is an outstanding entrepreneur, academic, strategist and organisational leader, leading a company that provides data analytics and smart services for cities. 

He will also overview the [ui!] UrbanPulse, the open urban informatics platform which has been used as the reference implementation for the DIN SPEC 91357 standard, and explain how the UrbanPulse has been used to create the interactive components of ASCA's Guide to creating smart communities in Australia - 2017.

Simon is CEO of [ui!] Australia, a company focusing on infrastructure and analytics for smart cities. Prior to this role, Simon founded North Shore Labs, a NICTA organisational analytics spin-out, served as Queensland Director for NICTA, and as Executive Dean of Science and Technology at Queensland University of Technology. Simon has also served as a Professor at the University of Queensland and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research has been supported by DARPA, the National Science Foundation, Australian Government, Australian Research Council, US Army, and Intel, Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, Bull, IBM and AT&T.