Program

Digital Globalisation : Digital Localisation

NEDC will feature a compelling program of highly regarded thought-leaders whose knowledge and expertise will challenge delegates, and encourage robust dialogue around the conference’s central themes Leveraging Smart Cities for Economic Development and Digital Globalism, Digital Localism.



PROPOSED PROGRAM (as at 11/06/19)

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Pre-conference activities

11.00am – 2.00pm Study Tours:

1. King William Upgrade / Prospect Road Innovation Precinct

2. Adelaide beaches & western mainstreets / Australia Naval Infrastructure – Home of Australia’s $90 billion Shipbuilding Program
2.00pm – 5.00pm Masterclass Robert Bell, Intelligent Community Forum (New York, USA)
5.30pm – 8.00pm Welcome Reception @ 2KW

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Theme: Leveraging a Smart City agenda for Economic Development

From 8.00am Registration desk open
8.30am – 8.40am Welcome to Country & Lord Mayor Address
8.40am – 8.50am Official Opening Address
8.50am – 9.00am Welcoming Address Mark Holdsworth ACEcD, National Chair, Economic Development Australia  

Jacqueline Brinkman, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Australia
9.00am – 9.45amMoving from Smart to Intelligent – ensuring the digital revolution delivers the greatest possible benefit to citizens Robert Bell, Intelligent Community Forum (New York, USA)
9.45am – 10.30amThe Present and Future of Smart Cities (Globally)Joaquim Alvarez, Digital Business Strategist, Barcelona City Council (Barcelona, Spain)
10.30am – 10.50am Morning Tea
10.50am – 11.20amInternational – USA Calandra Cruickshank, President & CEO StateBook International (USA)
11.20am – 11.45amNewcastle exampleNuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle (Newcastle, NSW)
11.45am – 12.10pmDarwin exampleTBC
12.10pm – 12.30pmPanel discussion Calandra Cruickshank, President & CEO StateBook International (USA)  

Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle (Newcastle, NSW)   TBC
12.30pm – 12.35pmEDA award finalists announced (part categories)
12.35pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.15pmNational agenda – Smart Cities State of Play   Matthew Schulz, National President, Australian Smart Communities Association
2.15pm – 2.40pmPanel discussion Robert Bell, Intelligent Community Forum (New York, USA)  

Joaquim Alvarez, Digital Business Strategist, Barcelona City Council (Barcelona, Spain)

Matthew Schulz, National President, Australian Smart Communities Association
2.40pm – 3.10pmEDA Around the States
3.10pm – 3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm – 4.30pmIGNITE Session A
4.30pm – 4.35pmEDA award finalists announced (part categories)
4.35pm – 4.40pmDay 1 wrap up Todd Miller, General Manager, International Trade for the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment / Master of Ceremonies
4.40pm – 5.00pm EDA Annual General Meeting
6.30pm – 10.30pm The Economic Development Awards of Excellence Dinner @ Adelaide Zoo

Friday, 25 October 2019

Theme: “Digital Globalisation – Digital Localisation”

From 8.15am Registration desk open
8.45am – 9.00am MC Welcome and recap of Day 2 Todd Miller, General Manager, International Trade for the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment / Master of Ceremonies
9.00am – 9.40amDriving the Network Economy – steadily increasing connectivity across the globe has catalysed the global network economy, generating a plethora of new business models and possibilitiesRoss Dawson, Futurist
9.40am – 10.10amSweat Case StudyTobi Pearce
10.10am – 10.40amNeighbourlyticsJessica Christensen-Franks, Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics
10.40am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 11.30amScholarship presentations (Creative clusters / Digital co-working spaces) Paul Johnson

Ann Niddrie
11.30am – 11.55am
Lot Fourteen – Innovation Hub
Mohan Koo, Entrepreneurship Advisory Board member for the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
11.55am – 12.45pmInnovation Clusters and the Digital Economy Emily Wise, Independent consultant (Lund Uni, Sweden)
12.45pm – 1.25pm Lunch
1.25pm – 1.55pmCareAppAllison Nikula
1.55pm – 2.25pm Mighty KingdomDan Thorsland
2.25pm – 2.45pmPanel discussionJessica Christensen-Franks, Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics

Allison Nikula

Dan Thorsland
2.45pm – 3.20pmIGNITE Session B
3.20pm – 3.40pm Afternoon Tea
3.40pm – 4.10pmIGNITE Session C
4.10pm – 4.50pmChris Riddell, Futurist
4.50pm – 5.00pm Closing remarks Todd Miller, General Manager, International Trade for the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment / Master of Ceremonies

Mark Holdsworth ACEcD, National Chair, Economic Development Australia