Conference 2 of Smart Cities 2021

11 May Digital Connectivity

Conference two explored digital connectivity, the backbone of modern life.

We’ll explore the networks that connect us professionally, socially and technologically; and look at the work we need to do to keep these secure, efficient and fit-for-future purposes.

We’ll also explore the digital divide, and consider how we can close the gap between the haves and have nots.


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Meet the speakers

Conference Program


Laura Harvey, Managing Editor, Council Magazine

Welcome Remarks


Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, NSW

Australia's digital pulse: Insights


Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director Strategy and Sales, Meshed

How IoT and data sharing are transforming cities, precincts and places


Panel - Ensuring digital equity across urban, regional and rural Australia


Zoe Eather, CEO, My Smart Community


Laura Baker, Head of Smart City and Innovation, City of Casey
Megan Turnley, Manager Yarra CityLab, Strategy and Transformation Lead, City of Yarra
Stephen Farrugia, Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications


Tanya Lipus, Executive Coordinator Smart City, City of Gold Coast

Gold Coast's Digital City Program: transforming how we live, connect and grow


Laura Harvey, Managing Editor, Council Magazine

Closing Remarks

Meet The Speakers