Smart Cities Forum: The Art of Possible - 15 August 2018

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Keynote Speaker: Budrish Kapoor, Smart+Connected Communities, Australia, Cisco Systems

City Deals. Smart Cities. What does it all mean? A smart city uses a range of technologies to connect, protect, and enhance the lives of residents and non-residents alike.

Internet connected sensors, cameras, social media, and other inputs can act as a nervous system to provide city operators, public and private stakeholders, and citizens with constant feedback in order to decide how and when to take action across a range of operational and service experiences.

Please join Bud Kapoor, Smart+Connected Communities, Australia, Cisco Systems and a panel of leading city practitioners as City of Hobart opens community discussions about the evolution of urban technology, policy and design.

Moderator: Alex Johnston, MC and Journalist

Panellist 2: Katrena Stephenson, CEO, Local Government Association of Tasmania

Panellist 3: Dr Emma Pharo, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Panellist 4: Peter Carr, Director City Innovation and Technology, City of Hobart


When: 15 August 2018, 6pm - 8pm, doors open 5.45pm

Where: Hobart Town Hall Ballroom


Bud Kapoor Bio

As the Australia Sales Manager for Smart+Connected Communities, Bud 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 13 years and brings 35 years of senior management experience across the US & Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Cisco, Bud was with Lucent Technologies as the General Manager for New Zealand, Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Program Manager for Harris Corporation and a Captain in the United States Air Force. Bud holds a Master degree in Business Administration - Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Dr Katrena Stephenson Bio

Since being awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD in the UK, Dr Katrena Stephenson has followed a passion for public policy and advocacy, working in not-for-profits, State Government and now, for 10 years in the Local Government sector, currently as CEO of the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

Dr Emma Pharo Bio

Dr Emma Pharo is a Geographer and Planner with a special interest in transport. She teaches into the Master of Planning and the Master of Environmental Management at UTAS, specialising in land use and regional planning. She sits on the Planning Institute of Australia’s policy committee and the City of Hobart’s Bike Advisory Committee. Emma is interested in the capacity of sensors to provide better information on transport needs, particularly for data on walking and cycling. She was a member of the Road Safety Advisory Council between 2012 and earlier in 2018, and keen to see a range of technologies investigated to bring down our current high road toll in Tasmania. Examples of applications might include inattention, particularly mobile phone use, through blocking technology and increased enforcement.
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