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Registration Closes
Tue 08 Nov 2016 - 1:00 pm
Event Date
Tue 08 Nov 2016 - 12:00 pm to
Tue 08 Nov 2016 - 1:00 pm

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Catherine Caruana-McManus
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What exactly is a “Smart City”? The new tools driving urban productivity. Register

Title: What exactly is a “Smart City”? The new tools driving urban productivity.

Presenter: Catherine Caruana-McManus, Founder, Giant Ideas

What you will learn:

  • The smart city concept
  • How the internet of things supports smart cities
  • How building information modelling is evolving to meet city wide modelling

Description: Smart Cities are widely seen as one of the major areas of application for the Internet of Things (IOT). But just what is a Smart City? This webinar outlines the core technologies underpinning the smart city concept and explores the associated business models with case studies showing how productivity in cities can be improved. In particular, a new specification called Hypercat is examined. Hypercat facilitates interoperability among IOT devices monitoring city environment, enabling the promise of smarter decision making and improved services.
In addition, this presentation dives deeper into the built environment by examining the impact of IOT on Building Information Modelling. Best practices from the UK are explored and the implications for Australia discussed.

About the presenter: Catherine Caruana-McManus is the founder of Giant Ideas, a digital transformation firm for smart cities and the IoT. She is also a non-Executive Director of Meshed, a board member of Hypercat Australia, and is on the Technical Advisory Council for the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. Previously, Catherine was the Director of IBM’s Smarter Cities business for ANZ and held senior positions with MC2 Consulting, PMP New Media Limited and Telstra.

When: 12 midday AEDT (Sydney) on 8 November 2016. The presentation will last 30 minutes followed by question time.

Where: The presentation is by webinar. After registering you will be sent details of how to logon.

Cost: This presentation is free to members of Engineers Australia (EA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and IEEE. Just provide your membership number during registration for the event. The cost for non-members is $30.

How to register: Please register on the Engineers Australia event system. Note, to register you need to have a free EA ID which you can get on the first screen of the registration page. Take note of your ID number for future events.