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Smart Cities Expo World Forum

December 11, 2016

Smart Cities

Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor. It will be a unique opportunity for attendees tolearn, discuss and educate themselves towards Smart Cities and Internet of Things(IoT). We provide a comprehensive platform to Urban Planners, Government Officials, Academic Researchers, City Council Representatives, and Industry Experts not only to learn about how to shape our cities into Smart Cities of the future but also to share ideas on open issues and challenges faced in implementing theSmart Cities solutions with enhanced efficiency.

The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Applications such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Fog computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance. Moreover, there will be 30+ world renowned keynote speakers from leading tech companies like Cisco, IBM, Telstra, KPMG, Thinxtra (SIGFOX Network Operator), IBB Consulting Group, ThingWorx (A PTC Business), REDtone IOT, HoustonKemp Economists, Vault Systems, The University of Sydney, TelXperts, Meshed, University of New South Wales, Director, Smart City Regulation, Australian Capital Territory, (ACT) Government and many more, who will share their innovative ideas in order to realize Smart City Applications.

Conference Agenda:

  • Sir Winston Churchill Goes Digital – Smart City Success Factors by Brook Dixon, Director, Smart City Regulation, Australian
  • Standards Enabling Secure and Interoperable Internet of Things for Industry and Smart Cities by Piers Hogarth Scott, National IoT Leader – KPMG Australia
  • Smart Cities: Connectivity and Mobility by Dean Economou, CTO, Telstra
  • Towards Key Challenges and Standards for Developing Future Smart Cities by Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef – Director, Smart Cities Expo World Forum
 Conference Program
10:20 AM Morning
Refreshments and Networking Break
10.50 AM Keynote V: Open and Agile approach to Smart Cities by Budrish
(Bud) Kapoor, Sales
Manager, Cisco
11:10 AM Keynote VI: Smart City and Cognitive IoT by John MacLeod, Internet of
Things Technical Specialist – IBM Australia
11.30 AM Keynote VII: The Role of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) in Designing
IoT/M2M and Smart City Vertical Applications by Renald Gallis, Vice
President Ecosystem & Marketing – Thinxtra Pty Ltd Australia (SigFox
Network Operator)
1:00 PM “Low Power Wide Area Networks Workshop” By Dr. Boyd Murray,
Director, Murray Wireless
2.00 PM Keynote VIII: Urban Mobility: How Real Time Data Access Will
Help You Get Around Town by Virginia Wheway, Senior Analytics
Specialist – HoustonKemp Economists
2.20 PM Keynote IX: Infrastructure Governance Setting for Innovation
and New Technology by Prof. Garry Bowditch, Executive Director – Better
Infrastructure Initiative, John Grill Centre, University of Sydney, NSW,
2.40 PM Keynote X: Visualising the Changing Dimensions of the Smart
City by Prof. Christopher Pettit, Associate Director – City Futures
Research Centre Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
3.00 PM Refreshments and Networking Break
3.15 PM Panel Discussion: Cyber Security Challenges in Future Smart
Cities by Stephen Alexander, Prof Michael Johnson, and Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef
4.00 PM “Smart Cities Essentials Workshop” by Prof. Christopher Petit,
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
4.50 PM “Big Data Analytics Workshop” by Raj Dalal, Principal, BigInsights
5:30 PM End of Day 1 – Conference Day One –
December 12, 2016
Day Two December 13th, 2016
Time Description
8:00 AM Registration
8:45 AM Welcome Remarks & Overview
9:00 AM Keynote I: Australian Government Smart Cities Plan by The Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Representing Prime Minister of Australia, Assistant Minister to Prime Minister, with Responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation, Federal Member for Hume
9:20 AM Keynote II: Building Smart Cities through the Eyes of Citizens and Avoiding Citizens Engagement Pitfalls by Dr. Mazlan Abbas – CEO, REDtone IoT, Malaysia
9:40 AM Keynote III: How to develop your city as a Smart City by Dr Scott Bourke, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Innovation Programs, Beach City Group Australia
10.00 AM Keynote IV: Augmented Reality – The User Interface of a Smart City by Glenn Vassallo, Senior IoT Solutions Specialist – ThingWorx Australia –PTC Business
10:20 AM Morning Refreshments and Networking Break
10.50 AM Keynote V: Future Sustainable Cities by Sein-Way Tan, Chairman & CEO, Green World City
11:10 AM Keynote VI: IoT for Everyone – Democratizing the Internet of Things for Smart Connected Communities by Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, The Things Network Sydney.
11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Increasing the Efficiency of Smart City Grant Programs by Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef and Dr. Mazlan Abbas
1:00PM “Internet of Things Workshop” by Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO,
REDtone IoT, Malaysia
2.00 PM Keynote VII: Internet of Really Important Things – Smart Cities IoT for improved livelihood of citizens by Nadeen Jayasundara, Principal – Asia/Pacific Lead for IoT and Connected Home, IBB Consulting Group
2:20 PM “Smart Grid Workshop” by Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef – Director, Smart
Cities Expo World Forum
3.20 PM Refreshments and Networking Break
3.40 PM Keynote VIII: How Fog Computing & Big Data Analytics can Pave the Way for Building Future
Smart Cities by Dez Blanchfield, Head of Technology & Cloud PlatformsVault Systems –
Certified Government Community Cloud Australia
4.00 PM Keynote IX: Smart Solutions for Stadiums, Ports & Airports by Anup Raghavan, CEO, Accumulus Energy Group
4.20 PM Keynote X: Towards e-Health, m-health & s-Health Smart City Applications by Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef – Director, Smart Cities Expo World Forum
4.40 PM Keynote XI: Can cities survive the accelerating rate of innovation? by Colette Grgic, GENERAL MANAGER, INNOVATION, Blue Chilli
5.00 PM “Smart Health Workshop” by Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef – Director, Smart
Cities Expo World Forum
5.40 PM End of Day 2 – Conference Day Two – December 13, 2016


December 11, 2016
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1 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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