12 min Responding to the explosion of data with Ipswich Council’s Chief Digital Officer
Cities are getting smarter, and the strategic planning behind them is too! Matthew Schultz, the Chief Digital Officer of Ipswich, is responsible for a City Digital Strategy encompassing Smart City, Data and Infrastructure, Innovation, Startups and Education and Digital Enablement, Technology Attraction and Development. Matthew has also positioned Ipswich as the first Australian City to be recognised as a Top 7 worldwide Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum and also a Smart 21 worldwide Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum.
Matthew Hanley, Partner at ADAPT, sits down with Matthew to discuss; the explosion of “Data, Endpoints, Edge Computing” & the emergence of broadband and digital transformation to enhance cities and communities.
15 min Follow the subsea cables to business transformation: An interview with the Lead Advisor of Australia’s fastest telecommunications connection to Asia
Michael Whereat is currently leading the terrestrial build of the SCIBN (Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network). This project, publicly announced in early September 2018, will deliver the first optic fibre international connectivity outside of Sydney by Q1 2020. Since 2013, Michael has led the development of the Sunshine Coast Smart City Framework and has overseen the implementation of the first three-year Smart City Implementation Program. Michael has worked in various roles within Sunshine Coast Council and the former Maroochy and Caloundra Councils from 1999 to the present. Until November 2017, Michael was also President of the Australian Smart Communities Association and the organisation he co-founded as the Broadband Today Alliance in 2011.
8 min Prove the value of IT to the business: An Interview with Dave Glover
As CTO of Salmat, Dave Glover is no stranger to grasping the astounding opportunities offered by cloud. Sitting down with our Senior Director of Advisory Services Anthony Saba, he has a special message for technology leaders, technologists thriving in changing times, and how to engage the rest of the business in reaping the benefits.