connectLG - developed by local government, for local government.
Most smart city conferences are filled with big picture, futuristic ideologies which are impractical, expensive and have no short-term benefits.
connectLG shifts the focus to highlight today’s issues within communities and connects city leaders with real, practical and cost-effective solutions to grow smarter cities now.
Through pitch sessions, demonstrations, and tech exhibitions; delegates will walk away with not just conceptual applications, but real technologies that can be implemented immediately.
Are you interested in partnering with us? View the partnership prospectus
|10:00||Welcome to Country|
Introduction to connectLG
Digital Hub Initiative
Digital connectivity is an essential foundation for successful smart places, but the technology and policy enablers and programs that build upon it are what really accelerate place activation, community engagement and economic development. Arup will layout a framework for integrating technology and policy, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of each layer of government, community and the private sector to deliver smart places where communities can thrive.
|12.00||Mr John Barilaro|
Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade, Member for Monaro
Government activation in the regions. Why are the regions being targeted for unprecedented investment? What does the new world look like for regional NSW.
|12:15|| Smart cities products and innovations|
This part of the program and continuing for most sessions for the remainder of the conference – attendees will experience and learn about all the products available to improve local government operations, planning and community services. Each presenter will have 5 to 10 minutes to cover:
Professor Kristen Pammer is the head of the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Her expertise is in applied cognitive psychology, particularly applies aspects of visual attention, such as attentional allocation in driving, reading and dyslexia.
Professor Pammer will highlight the challenges facing the automated vehicle industry and discuss commonly held myths.
Product demonstration sessions
Local councils will have the opportunity to pitch their unique challenges to a room of smart city vendors.
|9:00||Mr Peter Thompson|
General Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council
Merrick Spain & Matt Coetzee
Civic Analytica/Sense Strategy Consulting
This session is aimed at developing a high-quality smart city strategy to guide your decision making over the next decade.
What should a strategy address? What does it look like? Ideas and tips to allow you to develop your own smart city strategy that is tailored to your community and your needs over the coming years.
Merrick is a strategic thought leader in emerging technology markets, and the Founder and CEO of Civic Analytica, a specialist advisor and provider of Data Platforms, Insights and Services that enhance Liveability, Workability and Sustainability for Cities, Communities and Citizens. With over 28 years’ experience in a variety of roles including senior management and consultancy roles.
Matt is a highly experienced project feasibility expert, strategic urban planner and smart cities leader, with over 27 years of experience in Australia and around the world. Matt brings a unique understanding of how to leverage the connections between digital solutions, economics, environmental and social condition, engineering design and urban planning and then reflect this in a comprehensive and enduring development solution.
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.
In Australia we provide 18.0 million retail mobile services, 3.7 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data services and 1.7 million retail fixed standalone voice services.
We believe it’s people who give purpose to our technology. That's why our purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive.
That’s why we build technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use, including Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network. That’s why we strive to serve and know our customers better than anyone else – offering a choice of not just digital connection, but digital content as well. And that’s why we have an international presence spanning over 20 countries. In the 21st Century, opportunity belongs to connected businesses, governments, communities and individuals.
Telstra is proud to be helping our customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.
|11.00||Product demonstration sessions (continued from day 1)|
Smart City product sessions
(People, Governance, Economy)
| Smart City product Sessions|
(Mobility, Environment, Living)
Interactive session – Where to from here?
The smart city technology space has been busy with many players, markets and ideas. There has been a lack of coordinated local authority presence to drive the sector by local authorities, for the benefit of local authorities.
This session will be an interactive session to tease out what local government authorities want moving forward in terms of industry leadership and engagement.
Mr Peter Thompson
General Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council
Dr Tim Williams
BA, PGCE, Ph.D, Barrister at Law
Tim Williams has extensive experience in urban policy, public-private partnerships and major infrastructure and transport projects at all levels of government in Australia and the UK. Tim is currently Principal and Head of Cities for ARUP Australasia and Chair of Open Cities, focusing on next generation infrastructure and the circular economy.
Tim has written extensively on smart cities issues including #wethecity for the Committee for Sydney, the Coffs Harbour digital strategy, and Connecting Communities about the roll out of the UK version of the NBN and how it might impact Australia.
Ben’s work includes smart city strategies, experience design, architecting and implementing data processes and platforms and the delivery of large scale data analytics and visualisation projects for public and private sector clients across Australasia. Ben is experienced in how urban economics, strategy, policy, mobility, emerging technology and data shape our world. He has deep domain knowledge in urban planning, infrastructure and property.
Professor Kristen Pammer
Professor Kristen Pammer is the Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. She holds qualifications in science, psychology and neuroanatomy from the University of Wollongong and the University of New South Wales.
Her expertise is in applied cognitive psychology, particularly applied aspects of visual attention, such as attentional allocation in driving, reading and dyslexia.
Since 2010 her research has shifted to include understanding the visual-attentional mechanisms that are involved in identifying hazards when driving, particularly how failures of visual attention can cause crashes. In this context she has also been looking at autonomous vehicles and how psychological factors can impact situation awareness and take-over capacity.
Neil is passionate about productivity at a macro level and is an active advocate of economic growth and the creation of public and shareholder value. Neil is known for his no-nonsense advice with a focus on practical ways to leverage data for social and economic benefit.
Sense Strategy Consulting
Matt is a highly experienced project feasibility expert, strategic urban planner and smart cities leader, with over 27 years of experience in Australia and around the world.
In 2040, the City of Wagga Wagga will be a thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive community on the Murrumbidgee River.
Are you a smart city technology provider? Partnership opportunities are available and can be viewed in our prospectus.
You can also contact Michelle Aubert, Event Manager, directly for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0408 791 492
Partnership opportunities will be limited.
Telstra Customer Insight Centre Sydney - Level 2, 400 George Street, Sydney
The Telstra Customer Insight Centre Sydney is a place for the future – an environment like no other. Combining intelligent design and innovative business, enabled by industry leading technology.
Located in the heart of the CBD, there is no limit to what you can create with some of Australia’s most unique and dynamic corporate event spaces.
Registration Fees & Information
Local Government – early bird rate - $600 plus GST
Local Government – standard rate - $1000 plus GST
Corporate Rate - $1200 plus GST
(includes full conference package as detailed below)
The Full conference package includes:
- Two Conference Days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
- Conference catering each day (M/T, lunch & A/T)
- Casual networking drinks on Tuesday between 5.00-6.00pm
The Early bird discount of $600 (plus GST) applies to local government delegates only and is for registration received and paid for by Wednesday 24 July 2019.
The local government rate applies to delegates that are employees within the local government sector (including Councillors). All other delegates must pay the corporate rate.
Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. The venue is located within the CBD of Sydney and there are multiple accommodation options available within a short walk.
A full refund, less a $250 cancellation fee per registration, will be made on any cancellations received by Wednesday 31stJuly 2019. No refunds will be issued for any registration cancellations made after July 31st , although substitutions of delegates will be accepted. All cancellations must be made in writing to the conference manager.
Condition of Entry
It is a condition of entry that no delegate may disrupt the order of events or intent of the program. Anyone considered to be disturbing the program intent will be asked to leave. Only pamphlets and brochures approved by the event organisers may be distributed at the event.
Every effort is made to ensure that the contents of this registration material are correct. The organisers retain the right to make changes where necessary. The Wagga Wagga City Council and Countrywide Conference and Event Management, will not accept liability for any damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property for the duration of the conference.
20-21 August 2019
Telstra Customer Insight Centre Sydney
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