Rethinking our Cities, April 2018

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Date: Monday, 30 April 2018 to Monday, 30 April 2018
Address: BRISBANE, QLD Australia
Total Price: $122.00

Urbanisation, population growth and competitiveness are all key drivers for Australia to have a world class built environment capability. As our economy transitions to a full, internet-based, knowledge-based economy, the demands upon our cities and built environment grow relentlessly.

To respond to these changes and to take advantage of the emerging digital economy we need to rethink the way our built environment is planned, constructed and managed. Consult Australia and the Smart Cities Council believe that these challenges will be most effectively managed by practitioners who have the capacity to respond to the opportunities and transform our cities.

This session will explore how your business can adopt a new approach to working with a client or partner on embedding smart cities opportunities in a project to achieve a greater level of liveability, workability and sustainability.


Adam Beck | Executive Director, Smart Cities Council ANZ

Adam is Founding Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council ANZ, an organisation dedicated to accelerating sustainability outcomes in cities and towns through adoption of technology, data and intelligent design. In this role, Adam works with its member companies to help build a comprehensive smart cities policy framework for the region, accelerate the pipeline of smart cities investments, and build capacity within the marketplace.


Dr Tim Williams | Australasia Cities Leader | Arup
Having been a special advisor on housing, urban regeneration and planning to five successive senior UK ministers, Tim is now recognised as one of the world’s leading urban renewal thinkers and practitioners. Since coming to Australia in 2010 Tim has quickly become one of the country’s leading city thinkers and has shaped Sydney as the CEO of the Committee for Sydney as well as in his role as Cities Leader for Australasia at Arup.

Tim has written significant reports on housing, urban renewal and the digital economy. His latest report on Sydney which looks at Sydney’s continuing boom but also its continuing spatial divides and inequalities as published in ‘Adding to the Dividend, Ending the Divide’.

Bharath Krishnan | Future Cities Lead ANZ | Accenture Australia
Bharath(BK) leads the Futures Cities practice for Accenture in Australia and New Zealand. His
passion lies in developing strategies to develop "Future Cities" - a complex ecosystem that ranges from sustainable energy usage, innovation and economic development, digital inclusion, social issues such as homelessness, and efficient city operations.


Typical projects for Bharath include Strategy and Operating Model definitions, Digital strategy definition, Define Business Transformation initiatives, Programme design and development, Operational due-diligence, Enterprise and Business Architectures. His experience spans client engagements across UK, Asia and Australia. Recently, he is spending a lot of his time on the concept of "Data Convergence" in the civic domain, Digital infrastructure and the connect to economic outcomes and unlocking the funding conundrum for Smart Cities.

Dr Anne Kovachevich | Australasian Foresight + Innovation Lead | Arup

Anne is an Associate in Arup’s global Foresight + Research + Innovation team. She leads Foresight + Innovation for the Australasia region. Anne has a technical engineering background with a PhD in Hypersonics and is an experienced sustainable building’s design engineer as well as completing executive training in futures thinking and strategy development. Anne runs a masters course in Strategic Foresight for the University of New South Wales.

Anne has developed and facilitated many workshops and helps clients to understand the disruptions that are inevitably occurring and helps to empower them to make the most of the opportunities that arise. Her current project topics include the future of mobility, suburbs, water and innovation districts.

Anne has worked closely with the Brisbane City Council on their Smart, Connected Brisbane Strategy including workshops with their executive management team. A framework was developed that has been adopted by both Brisbane City Council and Digital Brisbane in their Strategy 2.0.

Anne was part of the advisory team for the Smart Cities Guide for Built Environment Consultants.

Date: 30 April 2018
Venue: Offices of Arup, Level 4, 108 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
Time: 5.30 pm, followed by networking drinks

$110.00 incl gst Member
$122.00 incl gst Non member

The ‘Member’ rate is extended to members of Smart Cities Council please contact Consult Queensland to make a booking.

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