Welcome to The Smart Cities Chronicles - the premier podcast on smart cities action and investment. The Chronicles is hosted by the Smart Cities Council, the worlds largest network of smart cities companies, policy makers and practitioners. More information is available at www.smartcitieschronicles.com
Episode 85: The smart cities marketplace, a 2020 review
In this episode of the Chronicles we celebrate our smart cities momentum, and the journey that 2020 has been for the movement. Off the back of the 2020 Australia New Zealand Smart Cities awards, we dig deep into the advancements we have made, the market opportunities and where we still have ground to make up. Meredith Hodgman from the Internet of Things Alliance, and Jury Chair for the Smart Cities Awards joins us to recap the year, review our standing and suggest some focus areas for 2021 and beyond.
Episode 84: Scaling up your start ups, top tips for cities
Adrian Brossard is Co-Founder of Yellowbox, a smart cities startup looking to help cities solve some pretty common challenges when it comes to public place personal storage. This is his story. These are his ideas when it comes to startups working with their local authorities. JOin us in this episode of the Chronicles for an authentic account of the startup journey, and the opportunities for both local Council and startup company when it comes to accelerating great outcomes for the community by using technology and data solutions that are customer centric.
Episode 83: The fundamentals of 'Data Exchange'
In this episode we pull back the curtain on the concept of 'data exchange', and how you can establish the conditions for creating opportunities and value from data. CEO of Civic Analytica, Merrick Spain, breaks down the concept for us and shares his views on how we can build a culture to exploit the world's most abundant resource - data. And its all about 'data for good', as Merrick describes, as he places data exchange in context with open data and also data sharing. Join us for this no-nonsense discussion on how we can practically use data exchange as a method for building the highly desirable idea of a data economy.
Episode 82: The NSW Government's Smart Infrastructure Strategy
It is rare that the smart cities policy enthusiasts among us get excited, but from time to time there will be a cause for celebration. And in July 2020 the NSW Government delivered us the 'Smart Infrastructure Policy' - what we would certainly identify as a reason to be excited.
Join us as we unpack this leading example of smart infrastructure policy, certainly a first for Australia. Helping us review the Policy is this episode is Henry unpack the strategy is Henry Okraglik, Global Director of WSP Digital. We work our way through the document and reflect on the wider marketplace opportunities.
Episode 81: Sidewalk data and placemaking strategy
Join our three guests for a briefing on all things pedestrian sensing, placemaking and a post COVID world that continues to rely on thoughtful planning and urban design of our communities.
In this Episode we are joined by Catherine Caruana-McManus (Meshed IoT), Professor Pascal Parez (University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility) and Stephanie Kelly (City of Canada Bay) as we discuss the findings of Australia's most comprehensive pedestrian counting research projects, and what was highlighted in the data. How cities and communities respond to the emerging challenges around managing place is discussed from a technology perspective, research perspective and a place management perspective.
Episode 80: On our physical and digital footprint, there is a new normal
In this one-on-one session with Neighbourlytics Co-Founder Lucinda Hartley, we unpack a recent report they have tabled on the idea of 'The New Normal'. The insights report compares Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on key trends from COVID-19 and what it means for five key at-risk industries and in-demand assets - public space, hospitality, creative industries, attractions and wellness and and beauty.