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

Adam Schultz

General Manager, Australia and VP Business Development, Buddy Platform

Adam Schultz is the Australian GM and VP Business Development for Buddy Platform, where is jointl

Amelia Loye

Managing Director, Engage2

Amelia Loye is an internationally respected leader in community engagement, social innovatio

Anna Grau

Strategy Consultant, Doxa Innova & Smart

Anna has participated in several projects related to smart cities and digital transformation of m

Anthony Albanese

Shadow Minister for Transport Cities and Regional Development

Anthony was re-elected the Member for Grayndler at the July 2016 election and is currently the Sh

Anup Raghavan

CEO, B1 Hub Australia

According to him, he’s a 100% engineer and a 100% entrepreneur. A total of 200%?

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 & Former NSW Premier

Guest speaker - Conference dinner

Bronwen Clark

Executive Officer, National Growth Areas Alliance

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) is the peak body representing designated growth council

Cat Matson

CDO Brisbane, Brisbane Marketing

Cat Matson is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the City of Brisbane and is charged with the di

Catherine Caruana-McManus

Director - Sales & Strategy, Meshed Pty Ltd

Catherine Caruana-McManus is a leading expert in smart cities, IoT and digital transformation.

Catherine Murdoch

Director Northern Cities, Office of the Tasmanian Coordinator-General

Catherine comes to the role of Director Northern cities from Tasmanian Irrigation where she was t

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

Director - City Analytics Program, City Futures, UNSW

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

Dominic Di Martino

Asset and Property Manager, Brimbank City Council

‘Dominic Di Martino, believes that a 'systems thinking' approach drives excellent asset managemen

Duncan Taylor

CEO and Managing Director, Country Universities Centre

The Country Universities Centre is establishing a network of highly connected, staffed regional s

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

Elanor Huntington

Dean, College Of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU

Professor Elanor Huntington was appointed the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sci

Emma Dawson

Executive Director, Per Capita

Emma Dawson was formerly a senior advisor on Digital Inclusion at Telstra, Executive Director of

Frank McGuire MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation

Frank McGuire has enjoyed significant careers as a Member of Parliament, internationally acclaime

Frank Zeichner

CEO, IoT Alliance Australia

Frank Zeichner is an industry leader and influencer in building the collaborative Internet of Thi

Garry Hunt

CEO, City of Joondalup

Garry Hunt PSM has held executive positions in local government since 1977 including his current

Geof Heydon

Creator Tech Smart City Consultant & Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance Principal Consultant

As a consultant with Creator Tech, Geof co-founded the IOT Alliance, Australia - IoTAA in 2015 an

Holly Ruxin

Founder & CEO, Montcalm TCR

Holly stewards Montcalm, a certified B Corp, in the blending of expert investing with new economy

Jason Nielsen

Head of Internationalisation, Business Development & Innovation Management, RISE Sweden

Jason Nielsen has worked for almost 20 years in the field of sustainable cities in a variety of r

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, University of WA

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

Lily Stanzel Day

Service Delivery Manager, Biometix

Lily is the Service Delivery Manager for Canberra based biometrics firm, Biometix.

Lorraine Tighe

Smart Cities Consultant

Lorraine Tighe has worked in IT transformation for over 20 years, across banking, shipping and lo

Mark Burry

Founding Director, Swinburne University

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

Nancy Marshall

Senior Lecturer, UNSW

Dr Nancy Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in the City Planning Program, Faculty of Built Environment

Neil Temperley

Executive Product Manager – Future Cities, Data61 | CSIRO

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

Nick Stabler

City Digital Experience Analyst, The City of Newcastle

Nick is currently the City Digital Experience Analyst in the Smart City team at Newcastle City Co

Nicole Campbell

Senior Manager, Research and Learning, Landcom

Nicole Campbell is the Senior Manager, Research and Learning for Landcom, the NSW Government’s la

Paul Burton

Director, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

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

Paul Francis

Smart Cities Lead, Director, KPMG

Paul Francis is KPMG’s Smart Cities Lead, and a Director in the firm’s Internet of Things practic

Perez Pascal

Director SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

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

Peter Tegart

CEO, Queanbeyan-palerang Regional Council

Peter Tegart is CEO of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council following the merger of Queanbeyan an

Phil Smith

Chief Regulatory Officer, OptiComm Co Pty Ltd

Phil has worked in the ICT industry since 1974 initially as an engineer and support manager and l

Regis Berdaa

Manager Smart Councils, Thinxtra Pty Ltd

Previously at Cisco and NBN, Regis has a long experience in dealing with local councils, so it wa

Robert Linsdell

Managing Director, ANZ VERTIV

Robert assumes the leadership responsibility for the overall Vertiv business in Australia and New

Roger Rooney

Senior Project Manager, Smart Parking, ACT Government

Roger is experienced in delivering digital transformation projects: drafting the Digital Canberra

Russell Bennett

Manager Business Systems, Southern Grampians Shire Council

Russell Bennett has been the Manager Business Systems at Southern Grampians Shire Council since A

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

Sara Stace

Executive Director, Link Place

Sara Stace is a city shaper with extensive knowledge about cities, land use, and urban transport.

Sergio A Fernández de Córdova

P3SmartCity, New York

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

Shaun Beckley

eBusiness and Planning Reform Coordninator, Liverpool City Council

Shaun Beckley is accomplished planning and digital professional, having worked across local and s

Shweta Babbar

Manager Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Glen Eira City Council

Shweta is responsible for leading Council's major transformation portfolio and implementing a mul

Steve Shaw

Director Strategy - Smart Cities, Duncan Solutions

An experienced Sales Professional with an appetite for all things technology, prior to joining Du

Tania Brown

COO, University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility

Tania Brown is the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure

Ton Dijkgraaf

Smart Technology Solutions Lead, GHD

Ton is focused on realising the potential of emerging technologies to create “Smart Cities”, incl

Verity Firth

Executive Director Social Justice, University of Technology Sydney

Verity Firth has more than 15 years’ experience at the highest levels of government and the not f