Smart Cities Awards 2019: Smart Innovator of the Year

Awarded to the individual making the biggest contribution to the technological development within their business or government organisation.

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David Klingberg (Smart City Strategies and Solutions)


David is Director and Principal of Smart City Strategies and Solutions, a business dedicated to education in, and delivery of, Smart City learning, strategy delivery and implementation. David and his team believe a Smart City consists of six implementable elements that can take a city from the digital to the analogue and back again, resulting in a better place for the city and its citizens.



  • Peter Auhl (Central Coast Council): Peter has been nominated for his work in developing and overseeing the Ten Gigabit Adelaide project, a revolutionary high-speed, high-performance fibre optic data network that is being rolled out to commercial buildings across the City of Adelaide.
  • Jagpreet Walia (City Of Melville): Jagpreet (Jag) Walia is a techno-strategic professional with a determination to deliver Smart Cities initiatives at the City of Melville. Jag focuses on integrating innovation and technology to deliver sustainable development for the City.