We are delighted to invite you to join us at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and KPMG Internet of Things (loT) Boardroom Briefing for 2018 on Thursday 12th April. We are also pleased to welcome Cisco as a sponsor for this year’s series.
Following the success of the IoT Boardroom Series over the last two years, this event will focus on the 'Smart City', with specific reference to embedding and moving initiatives to scale. As cities benefit from a maturing market, a better sense of the outcomes possible through implementing Smart City initiatives, and the impetus of Federal funding such as the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, thoughts have turned now to not only scaling solutions beyond pilots, but also to how to embed Smart City DNA within the very fabric of city operations.
Joining us will be a distinguished panel of subject matter experts, able to offer diverse insights and lessons learned from successful Smart City initiatives. They will provide tangible advice to those looking to make progress on their own journey.
Director, Cities and Smart Technology
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Tim Farrell is responsible for the $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program that supports local governments to collaborate and apply innovative, technology-based approaches to improve the livability of cities and towns across Australia. Before joining the Cities Division, Tim lived in Denmark for three years, helping establish the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, where he provided advice to cities and countries on energy efficiency policies and programs. During this time he was Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency.
Chris Gantt joined Celestino in 2014 and is Development Director of Sydney Science Park, an A$5.0 billion project comprising an integrated, mixed-use community that will create an internationally recognised epicentre for research and development in Western Sydney. Sydney Science Park has the aspiration of creating a connected and responsive community that is an exemplar for Smart City development now and into the future. Chris is a Chartered Engineer and Certified Practising Project Director with over 15 years’ experience in development in Australia and the United States.
Budrish (Bud) Kapoor
Sales Manager Australia Smart + Connected Cities
Bud Kapoor is responsible for enabling cities and councils to transform through smart cities services and new ways to engage citizens. Bud has been with Cisco for 12 years and brings over 34 years of senior management experience across the United States and Asia-Pacific region. Bud was previously with Lucent Technologies as General Manager for New Zealand, a member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Program Manager for Harris Corporation, and a Captain in the United States Air Force. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration - Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Councillor Nuatali Nelmes
Lord Mayor of Newcastle
Nuatali Nelmes was elected Lord Mayor of Newcastle in 2014 and re-elected in 2017. She has championed the revitalisation of Newcastle’s coastline and worked to improve vital council services such as Blackbutt Reserve and pools and libraries to provide all Novocastrians with equitable access to high-quality public facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree with a double major in industrial relations/human resource management and marketing from the University of Newcastle, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She worked in small business and recruitment before being elected to the City of Newcastle Council in 2008.
National Lead Cities & Regions
Alice joined KPMG as a Director in the Policy, Program and Evaluation Practice late 2017. She leads KPMG's national focus on Cities and Regions as part of the Planning and Infrastructure Policy group. Prior to KPMG, Alice provided advice at the highest levels of government, most recently as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, for infrastructure, transport, cities, regional, local government and territories.