Australian Information Industry Association

  

AIIA SA - Why tapping into smart cities is smart for business

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016

Where: Riverbank Rooms 2, 3 & 4, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Contact Name:Kathryn Bothe

Phone:0438114994

Email:k.bothe@aiia.com.au

Price Member:$130

Price Non Member:$195

Table Price Member:$1170

Table Price Non Member:$ 1755

Details

Our guest speaker line-up

Andrew Hodges, Vice President - Citizen and Business Engagement, Future Cities Institute
Sharing his insights and experiences of innovation developed through his engagement across many countries in our region.

Karyn Kent, Chief Executive Officer, Study Adelaide
Discussing the economic and social benefits of overseas students choosing to study in SA, and how a Smart City can increase this great export.

Justin Ward, Director Information Management, Renewal SA
Exploring the Riverbank Authority's smart technology potential, and how this is being received by the Riverbank precinct partners.

Paul Daly, Advisor - Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Adelaide City Council
Discussing the Adelaide Smart City Studio, a venue focused on identifying and generating commercial opportunities for innovators, while supporting their creativity and endeavours.

Steven Smith, Digital Strategist & Business Advisor, United Focus
Advising on smart parking o the SA Government, and the use of digital technologies for place making in the Riverbank precinct in Adelaide.


The most successful business leaders are those who have been a step ahead of the game. Those who have anticipated and invested in what the future would bring, not simply reacted to what the present delivered. For savvy business leaders, the future is in smart cities.

Innovation – the key to success

In today’s digitally connected world, local innovation can lead to significant outcomes at a national level in terms of economic growth and competitiveness.

Our government is focused on creating an environment of innovation, with the infrastructure, finance, information, institutions and people to fully harness the advantages provided by this digital age.

Creating local communities that are digitally enabled and connected globally forms the basis of competitive advantage for cities and, by extension, nations. But it starts at the grass roots level: sidewalks, cafes, small firms, educational campuses, industrial clusters and diverse communities that make up the ‘city proper’.

But what does this mean to business, what are the opportunities, and who are our innovators?

What this means for South Australian businesses

Adelaide has been voted as one of the world’s “top 5” most liveable cities. The key to maintaining this ranking is through growing Adelaide’s economy by creating an environment that will attract new investment, retain skills, and establish South Australia as a leader in innovation and the place to live, learn and do business.

The journey into the future of smart cities has already begun in South Australia with the Adelaide City Council – Smart City initiative. The city is developing a program to trial smart city applications and services to create a more vibrant and entrepreneurial future for Adelaide and the State. This provides an exciting opportunity for local businesses to contribute and benefit from the Smart Cities agenda.

If you’re
  • a business leader keen on innovation within your business
  • a government agency or local council wanting to improve efficiency or solve a problem
  • a software developer looking for support to create new smart city applications
  • a technology service provider keen to partner with others to address smart city opportunities
  • an innovator with a new product or service ready to trial in a smart city living laboratory
  • an educator or researcher seeking to experiment in a living laboratory of smart city services

then you can’t afford to miss this informative, thought-provoking event, including a facilitated Q&A session with our speakers. Hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association, this event will explore the value of the Smart Cities initiative to the state, nation and international markets.


Sponsorship

Establish your name as a leader and advocate of the smart city initiative by becoming an official sponsor for the event. Information about sponsorship opportunities can be found in the prospectus on our website.


Thank you to our event sponsor


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Speakers/Q&A panel members

Andrew Hodges

VP Citizen & Business Engagement, Future Cities Institute
Sharing his insights and experiences of innovation developed through his engagement across many countries in our region.

Andrew is a thought leader with specific interests in ICT Strategic Planning, Innovation & Policy, Economic Development, Program Management and Infrastructure Design predominantly in the Public Sector.

Andrew has through his career worked for many ICT corporates such as Digital, Compaq, and Microsoft where his last role prior to leaving Microsoft was Regional Director for Emerging Markets in the Asia Public Sector team. Whilst he held many roles spanning his 35+ years in the industry, a consistent theme has been that he has driven engagements in Public Sector, working with country based teams establishing the strategy in their government engagements including eGovernment, innovation, and Citizen Services, in both the mature and emerging markets across Asia, and in all levels of Government including National, Local or Regional Government, and cities. He has developed an ability to view these areas through the “lens” of economic development and capacity building which, resonates well with Governments, particularly in emerging markets. In Australia, he has also been a key lobbyist for the ICT Industry through associations including the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Notably in Asia, he has been a regular presenter at forums such as the Future Cities Summits in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and the Gold Coast, Safe Cities in Singapore, uCity in Songdo (Korea) and at the Launch of the Initiative for ICT Development in the Asia Pacific Region joint hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, to name a few.

Paul Daly

Discussing the Adelaide Smart City Studio, a venue focused on identifying and generating commercial opportunities for innovators, while supporting their creativity and endeavours.

Paul Daly is responsible for Adelaide City Council’s program of support for innovation and entrepreneurship.  He works closely with key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to make Adelaide a great place to start and grow a business.  Paul was instrumental in launching the Adelaide Smart City Studio as a focal point for innovation in the development of smart city products and services.  The Studio will ensure that South Australian companies to play a key role in helping to define what a smart city can be.

Karyn Kent

Chief Executive, StudyAdelaide

Discussing the economic and social benefits of overseas students choosing to study in SA, and how a Smart City can increase this great export.

Karyn Kent commenced as Chief Executive of StudyAdelaide at the beginning of July 2014. StudyAdelaide is responsible for marketing Adelaide as a desirable destination for international students.

Karyn brings a wealth of experience in destination marketing following 18 years in the tourism industry, including executive roles with the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Australia. She was SATC’s global International Marketing Manager and later Director of Sales before moving to Tourism Australia.

Karyn joined StudyAdelaide from a post in Singapore where she was Tourism Australia’s Regional General Manager South/South East Asia and Gulf Countries. In this role she was responsible for implementing Tourism Australia’s marketing strategy across the region, and managed teams based in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai.

In 2014, Karyn was appointed to the Riverbank Authority Board of Management, which oversees the long-term vision and planning for the Riverbank Precinct.

Karyn was educated at The University of Adelaide, gaining a Bachelor of Economics, and TafeSA.


Justin Ward

Director Information Management, Renewal SA

Justin is an experienced IT professional with over 15 years’ experience improving IT services and bringing innovation to professional services throughout Asia. His experience spans project management, commercial and vendor management, and IT service design and delivery, with a strong focus on customer experience and user outcomes. Justin has a passion for the role technology can play in our current and future lives, and is a thought leader on how smart tech can be developed and deployed throughout Adelaide, including the Riverbank Precinct.

An MBA graduate from the University SA, Justin currently holds the role of the Director of Information Management with Renewal SA, after spending five years with the global engineering firm Mott MacDonald as the IT Manager for Asia Pacific.

Steven Smith

Digital Strategist & Business Advisor, United Focus

Steven has been a digital strategist and business advisor for over 20 years, helping organisations to make sense of the digital world. He helps clients integrate their business and digital strategies so the organisation is relevant to its digital-savvy customers and uses digital technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness.

He was at KPMG for five years as a Director in digital consulting and now is back in his own consultancy company, United Focus.

Steven has provided advice to government on smart parking and is advising on the use of digital technologies for place making in the Riverbank precinct in Adelaide.

Rob Fitzpatrick

Rob Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer, AIIA

Rob manages the AIIA team and is responsible to the Board for corporate strategy and planning, compliance and performance management. He regularly liaises with government and AIIA members in support of the AIIA's goals and activities