• 2020 Speakers

     

    Our first 2020 speakers will be announced very soon!

     

    In the meantime, have a look back at some of the expert speakers who joined us at the 2019 event.

Mark Dowd Smart Cities Lab Director Obama advisor

Mark Dowd

Executive Director, Smart Cities LabMark was responsible for creating and executing the groundbreaking US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge that fundamentally changed the…
Vi Le Standards Australia Smart Cities 2019

Vi Le

Stakeholder Engagement Manager - Standards AustraliaVi has over 20 years’ experience in the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector, starting with one of Australia’s major…
Lucinda Hartley Smart Cities

Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, NeighbourlyticsLucinda is an urban designer, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods, pioneering the use…
Craig Lawton Smart Cities conference 2019

Craig Lawton

IoT & Smart Cities Specialist, A/NZ Public Sector, Amazon Web ServicesAs a Solutions Architect specializing in public-sector IoT and Smart Cities initiatives across Australia and New Zealand, Craig Lawton is…
Michelle Price

Michelle Price

Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber, The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network LtdMichelle Price is the CEO for AustCyber. She was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in…
Peter Colacino smart cities infrastructure australia

Peter Colacino

Executive Director, Policy and Research, Infrastructure AustraliaPeter leads Infrastructure Australia’s Policy and Research team and is tasked with identifying the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the…
Sarah Barns Smart Cities

Dr Sarah Barns

Urban Digital Strategist, Sitelines Media & Esem ProjectsSarah’s work today builds on a 20-year career in public policy and strategy working across technology, media and the arts.…

Dr Jonathan Spear

Executive Director and General Counsel, Infrastructure VictoriaDr Jonathan Spear is Executive Director and General Counsel at Infrastructure Victoria. In this role, he is the executive responsible…
Mark Burry Smart Cities

Professor Mark Burry AO FTSE AIA

Founding Director, Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of TechnologyMark Burry is the Founding Director for Swinburne University of Technology’s ‘Smart Cities Research Institute’. His role is to lead…
Sandra Qian Green Building Council of Australia

Sandra Qian

Senior Advisor – Policy and Government Relations, Green Building Council of AustraliaSandra is Green Building Council of Australia’s senior policy advisor, advising the GBCA, members and stakeholders on the range of…
Zoe Eather Smart Cities Zemcon Smart Comunity podcast Arup

Zoe Eather

Smart Regions and Mobility Consultant, ArupZoe is an engineer and a millennial with a passion for Smart Communities, Smart Cities and Smart Regions – not…
Gavin Hill, TCA

Gavin Hill

General Manager Strategy and Delivery - Transport Certification AustraliaGavin holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has 18 years’ experience in…

Shweta Babbar

Chief Transformation Officer, Glen Eira City CouncilShweta Babbar looks after innovation, digital transformation, customer experience, change leadership, PMO for corporate projects, service excellence and planning, corporate…
Adam Mowlam Smart Cities

Dr Adam Mowlam

Manager, Smart City Office, Wyndham City CouncilDr Adam Mowlam is the Manager, Smart City Office at Wyndham City Council. Adam is an accomplished and experienced public…
Stephen Rufus speaker Smart Cities 2019 Conference

Stephen Rufus

Chief Executive Officer - City of Port LincolnStephen is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Port Lincoln. He has worked in local government for…
Anna Murray Smart Cities 2019 Bentley

Anna Murray

Sales Manager - Product Sales and Reality Modelling, Bentley SystemsAnna joined Bentley in 2012 after working in the technology and engineering software sector for organisations such as Microsoft, HP…

Scott Benjamin

Technical Director, Intelligent Transport Systems ANZ, WSPScott is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Project Manager with 20 years experience working for public and private sector clients…

Jeff Kasparian

Programs Director, iMOVE CRC  Jeff has over 25 years’ experience in the area of wireless communications and technology research, development and management, holding…
Lorraine Tighe

Lorraine Tighe

Smart Cities and Innovation ConsultantLorraine is a creative and diplomatic leader with over 20 years experience driving impactful change across private and public sectors…

Nicola Smith

Founding Director, Planning, Niche Planning StudioNicola is a qualified Urban and Regional Planner with over eighteen years’ experience in a wide range of planning and…
Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez

Manager, Asset Knowledge & Systems, Melbourne WaterMichael Gomez is responsible for a team tasked with leading and driving transformation at Melbourne Water, through the introduction of…

Dr John Stone

Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, University of MelbourneJohn has been an active researcher, teacher and advocate in Australian urban transport politics for 30 years and has contributed…

Hannah McCaughey

Executive General Manager, People & Transformation, AusgridHannah McCaughey is a highly experienced senior executive in the international energy industry, having held executive positions relating to business…
Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols

Product & Strategy Manager (Electricity Markets), JemenaTim Nichols is a collaboratively-minded and entrepreneurially-spirited commercial leader with strong general management capabilities. In his role at Jemena, he…
Dr Frank Heibel Doc Frank Rail Services Smart Cities

Dr Frank Heibel

Director, Doc Frank Rail Services‘Doc Frank’, as he is widely known in the railway industry, is one of Australia’s leading strategists and thought leaders…