VIC: Higher Intelligence – Technology in the Built Environment over a 5 year Horizon

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Date: Friday, 21 September 2018 to Friday, 21 September 2018
Address: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Place: Quay West Suites Melbourne - Southbank II Room
Total Price: $0.00

A Consult Australia and FutureNet joint event

Cost: Members $65, non members $95, FutureNet members $65 (to access the FutureNet ticket price please do not register online - email )

If you are experiencing difficulty registering online, please email

The rate of change in technology is increasing, with the changes forecast over the next five years expected to be disruptive rather than complementary to existing technology. Sooner than expected organisations will be confronted by the promise – and challenge – of artificial, or higher intelligence.

The time to start preparing for the shift is now.

We invite you to join us for this breakfast session to hear from experts as to how future technology trends will impact the built environment over the next 5 years.

Why attend?

Be informed about the future direction and understand how influential organisations are grappling with this direction

Share the key messages from the session with your organisation to inform your strategic direction

Understand where and how you might invest in your personal development to prepare for the future

What you will hear….is the best breadth of viewpoints given there is no clear answer on the future!

How can your organisation learn the new skills required to manage and leverage new technologies?

Where do you invest to create market differentiators?

How do you prepare communities, and clients for the impact of these changes?

Our presenters

Tim Chapman: Arup Director, Infrastructure (UK)

Tim is the Director in charge of Arup's infrastructure design group in London, and a civil / geotechnical engineer by original training, with an interest in large infrastructure schemes. He enjoys thinking about whole system engineering to provide complete solutions and has an interest in improving infrastructure solutions to be more useful to society; better, more buildable, lower carbon.Tim’s Specialties include proper risk management for large infrastructure schemes, contribution of infrastructure to whole economy carbon reduction, design of large underground structures and design of metro systems. Tim was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014, and in 2016, was invited to join the Technical Advisory Group for the UK's National Infrastructure Commission.

Michelle Fitzgerald: Chief Digital Officer & Smart City Office, City of Melbourne

Michelle leads the smart city and innovation agenda for the City of Melbourne, and is the city's first Chief Digital Officer. As our cities face digital disruption, Michelle is responsible for trialling and implementing technology and data strategies and solutions that will help prepare Melbourne to adapt to major population growth, create the jobs of the future and prepare for the effects of climate change. Example innovation projects include open data platform, IOT sensors, 3D Development Activity Model, Startup Action Plan, CityLab and Melbourne Innovation Districts. Michelle is also a member of the CEO's Executive Leadership Team.

Moderated by Tara Ritchey: Digital Producer & Innovation Specialist, Aurecon

Tara is a skilled facilitator, analyst, networker and sense-maker with a drive for social change. She helps to facilitate innovation within businesses. "To me, innovation can mean a range of different things, but at the heart, I believe innovation to be about making informed, sustainable changes for the betterment of people and the planet." Tara is passionate about sustainability, as an all-encompassing outcome and trusts that the only way forward is through collaboration and co-design.

Event Details

Date: Friday 21 September 2018

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am with registration from 7:15am

Venue: Quay West Suites Melbourne, 26 Southgate Ave, Southbank: Southbank II Room,

Cost: $65 members, $95 non members, FutureNet members $65 (includes light breakfast and gst)

Rsvp: Thursday 13 September

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