Conference speakers

Laurie Buys

Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University Of Technology

Professor Laurie Buys is Theme Leader of Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Institute fo

Becky Hirst

President & Cofounder, Engage 2 Act

Becky Hirst is a highly respected leader and practitioner in the community engagement sector.

Bob Carr

Former Foreign Minister

Guest speaker - Dinner, Thursday 10 May

Brook Dixon

President, ASCA

Brook Dixon is Managing Director of Delos Delta, a management consulting firm driving economic, o

Chris Hannaford

Director Business and Innovation, City Of Prospect

As Director of Business and Innovation at City of Prospect, Chris work's to sustain and improve o

Chris Pettit

Professor, Director Of City Analytics, City Futures, UNSW

Professor Chris Pettit is the inaugural Chair of Urban Science at the University of New South Wal

Duncan Taylor

CEO and Managing Director, Country Universities Centre

Duncan Taylor is the CEO of the Country Universities Centre which is establishing a network of hi

Eamon Waterford

A/CEO & Director of Policy, Committee for Sydney

Eamon Waterford is currently the Committee for Sydney’s Acting CEO, an influential business-led u

Jon Anstey

Executive General Manager, Insight and Innovation, Coliban Water

Jon is a thought leader, connector and entrepreneur.

Kent Anderson

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Community and Engagement, The University Of Western Australia

Professor Kent Anderson is an international lawyer who specialises in comparing Asian legal syste

Luke Smith

Mayor, City of Logan

Mayor Luke Smith was first elected as a Logan City Divisional Councillor in 2006, and served the

Mark Burry

Founding Director, Swinburne University

Mark Burry is the Founding Director for Swinburne University of Technology’s ‘Smart Cities Resear

Nathaniel Bavinton

Smart City Coordinator, City of Newcastle

Nathaniel is an urban sociologist, strategic planner and social researcher.

Neil Temperley

Dr, Executive Product Manager – Future Cities, Data61 | CSIRO

Neil is part of Data61’s product management team focusing on future cities.

Paul Burton

Prof. Director, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

Paul Burton is Professor of Urban Management and Planning at Griffith University and Director the

Perez Pascal

Director SMART Infrastructure Facility, University Of Wollongong

Prof Pascal Perez is the Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility (SMART), University of Wol

Sandy Burgoyne

Partner Relations, University of Sydney, Smart Urbanism Lab

Sandy Burgoyne is a researcher, speaker and educator in the field of smart and sustainable cities

Sergio A Fernández de Córdova

P3SmartCity, New York

Sergio has over 20 years of Advertising, Media, Government and Legal experience.

Shewta Babbar

Manager Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Glen Eira City Council

In my current role, I am reporting directly to the CEO and am responsible for leading Council's m

Verity Firth

Executive Director Social Justice, University of Technology Sydney

Verity Firth is the Executive Director Social Justice, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at