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How do we create Australian-made and located jobs and technology that is net zero and nationally significant for future Australian generations?
 
By creating smart cities, which rely on innovation and technology, resilience and sustainable outcomes to further drive the productivity, prosperity and sustainability for current and future Australian communities.
Smart City Connect is a knowledge series hosted by the City of Joondalup and powered by the National Transport Research Organisation, to explore how technology, innovation and resilience can help Australian cities and communities prosper, create jobs and economies of the future, and stay resilient from external environments.
 
The first of the series will focus on intelligent and resilient infrastructure – how to plan for this future and how it will shape our communities for the better. 
This is a must-attend event for those interested in how technology and infrastructure will shape the future of our jobs, economy and communities.
FIRST SERIES EVENT

Intelligent and Resilient Infrastructure

The first of the series will focus on intelligent and resilient infrastructure – how to plan for this future and how it will shape our communities for the better. If you’re interested in how technology and infrastructure will shape the future of our jobs, economy and communities, you need to be there.

 

 
Location: Joondalup Resort (In-person event only)
Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024
Time: 8:30 am
Price: $50

Meet our event speakers

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Simon Stone

VICE PRESIDENT - ASIA, AUTONOMOUS SOLUTION DIVISION, HEXAGON

As the Vice President of Asia, for Hexagon's Autonomous Solutions Division, Simons works with a team of passionate and talented professionals who are committed to liberating human potential through autonomous technologies. Applying world-leading solutions to various industries, such as mining, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and energy, Simon strives to unlock efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability for our customers and society.

With over 30 years of experience in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, Simon has a proven track record in innovation and entrepreneurship after having founded, grown, and sold a successful industrial technology company.

At Hexagon, Simon leverages his skills and expertise to create and deliver transformational solutions that enhance the sustainability, performance and the safety of clients and communities alike. Simon is driven by a vision of a future where autonomy and positioning technologies empower people and resources to achieve their full potential.

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Tamryn Barker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CORE INNOVATION HUB

Tamryn is co-founder and CEO of CORE Innovation Hub, Australia’s first dedicated environment to leverage Australia’s strengths in resources and energy to grow the enterprises of the future. Tamryn has worked in diplomatic and technical roles on large-scale international collaboration, trade, IP rights, and IT&C initiatives for the European Commission in Brussels, European Union in Beijing, and European Patent Office for over 10 years; and on a number of priority initiatives out of WA including the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project, data science and other innovation projects. Tamryn finds joy in growing, in number and scope, innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers in WA for a vibrant community to deliver the ideas, solutions and skills we need into the future.

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Mehdi Langroudi

A/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS, MAIN ROADS WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Mehdi is a transport executive with extensive experience and expertise expanding across many areas of the Transportation sector. Mehdi is currently leading a progressive, multi-skilled directorate at Main Roads Western Australia with over 170 employees focused on improving the operations and performance of the metropolitan state road network in WA. With a demonstrable track record of leadership and technical delivery at both private and public sectors internationally, Mehdi has a holistic understanding of transport planning, traffic engineering, design, construction and operations Mehdi has a keen focus on data driven decision making and use of technology to operate the road network and deliver performance improvements which address congestion, and the safe, sustainable mobility of people and freight.

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Luke Willcock

MANAGER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY, CITY OF JOONDALUP

With a passion for economic, community and environmental outcomes, Luke has extensive experience in Economic Development, property and asset management, and a demonstrated track record in leading and driving business growth by focusing on outcomes, innovative delivery, creating efficiencies and building successful teams.

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Richard Yeo

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NTRO

Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Monash University in 1988. He first joined NTRO in 1990, where he worked on construction quality, pavement performance, accelerated pavement testing and overlay design research projects. After six years at VicRoads, where he led their R&D program and also completed a Master of Engineering degree from RMIT University, Richard re-joined NTRO in 2001 as a Principal Engineer to undertake research on the impact of heavy vehicles on the infrastructure. He was promoted to General Manager, Research in 2008 and Executive Manager in 2012. In 2012, Richard was awarded a PhD in civil engineering from Monash University. Monash appointed Richard as an Adjunct Professor (Practice) in 2017.

Since 2008, Richard has been the key representative for the national transport research programs funded through Austroads. He has a particular strength in building relationships both within and external to the organisation, a skill which will be of great importance as NTRO plays its role in shaping our transport future.

Who should attend

Govt

Local and state 
government

Academia

Academia

Research

Research
organisations

Construction

Construction
sector
 

Mining

Mining industry

Agriculture

Agricultural sector

Science

Science and innovation
industry partners
 

 

Presenters & Guest Speakers

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