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Smart Places Summit 2021

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Smart Places Summit

When: Friday, 6 August 2021
Where: Virtual conference

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Bringing together industry, government and place owners, the Smart Places Summit was a catalyst for sharing strategies and insights as well as leveraging collective inspirations for creating smart places.

Dr Sarah Hill, CEO of the Western Parkland City Authority, launched the Smart Western City Program.

Building on the Smart Places Masterclass Series, the summit was an exciting combination of presentations, interactive panel discussions and case studies. Topics included:

  • challenges for industry and government, such as building trust and creating innovative, collaborative environments for delivering successful projects
  • examples from local government showcasing the value of smart places
  • place-based approaches to smart places and how they can improve NSW
  • priorities for government to support acceleration of smart places projects.

Summit agenda and guest speakers

Download the agenda (PDF, 1.8MB)

Replay the live sessions:

Opening and Welcome to Country

Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist, NSW Department of Customer Service and Uncle Allen Madden

Keynote Address by Minister Dominello

The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, Minister for Customer Service, Minister for Digital

Smart Places Acceleration Program with Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter, Executive Director Strategy and Innovation NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Envisioning in 3D: Camden Council Proof of Concept

  • Gaya Gounder, Chief Information Officer, Camden City Council
  • Wayne Paterson Director Spatial Operations, NSW Department of Customer Service

Closing the loop on waste

Petrhyce Donovan, Manager, Digital Innovation and Smart Cities, Canterbury-Bankstown City Council

Panel: How Smart Places can drive entrepreneurship

  • Amy Brown, CEO, Investment NSW
  • Michael Rodrigues, 24 Hour Economy Commissioner, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Meredith Hodgman, Smart Cities Workstream Chair, IoT Alliance Australia

Fireside Chat with Minister Fletcher

  • Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist, NSW Department of Customer Service
  • The Hon. Paul Fletcher, MP, Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities, and the Arts

Launch of the Smart Western City Program

Dr Sarah Hill, CEO, Western Parkland City Authority

Australian Government cities policy

Tiffany Karlsson, Assistant Secretary for City Deals, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The role of local government in driving Smart Places

  • Kiersten Fishburn, Coordinator General Planning Delivery and Local Government, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Councillor Darriea Turley, AM, Mayor Broken Hill City Council
  • Lisa McLean, CEO, NSW Circular

Digital equity, accessibility, and inclusion with Rachel Maiden

Rachel Maiden, Director Digital NSW, NSW Department of Customer Service

Equity, accessibility, and inclusion with Vanessa Gordon

Vanessa Gordon, Director Place Excellence and Public Space, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Panel: Creating an innovative and collaborative environment to drive Smart Places

  • Adam Mowlam, President, Australian Smart Communities Association,
  • Meredith Hodgman, Smart Cities Workstream Chair, IoT Alliance Australia
  • Lisa McLean, CEO, NSW Circular
  • Kirstie Allen, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Yatu Widders-Hunt, General Manager, Cox Inall Ridgeway
  • Dr Kate Harrington, Head of Strategic Digital Initiatives, NSW Department of Customer Service

Closing remarks and actions from the Summit and Masterclasses

Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist, NSW Department of Customer Service

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