12-14th March 2019 | Crown Melbourne
Wednesday 13th March 9:30am-10:00am
Cities 4.0 Briefing Session by Committee for Melbourne, Director Policy and Research, Sander van Amerlsvoort.
Sander van Amelsvoort is responsible for undertaking high-level policy and research work on a wide range of issues that affect the Committee’s agenda for change. In this role, he helps to formulate strategies for change that add value to the long-term development of Greater Melbourne as a major internationally competitive city.
Sander is also leading the Committee's new flagship taskforce, Melbourne 4.0.
Following the briefing session, Committee for Melbourne will host a panel session: From Competition to Collaboration 10:00am-10:50am
What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for our cities and regions? How will we compete and thrive, while retaining our highly-prized liveability, in an increasingly globalised world?
Join us as we get a better understanding of how we can collaborate to compete in the 21st century.
Sander will then join fellow panellists:
Tim O’Loan | Director, Cities – Australia and New Zealand | AECOM
Tim leads AECOM’s Cities group across Australia and New Zealand, which seeks to identify and make possible critical urban and social infrastructure opportunities within major cities across the region. Through the application of independent research, Tim is focused and passionate about driving broad, integrated strategies that attract people and investment, and overcome financial and operational challenges for the benefit of the community.
Tim has worked on significant national and international integrated developments and master planning projects in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He has built a team focused on developing forward-thinking urban policy and development strategies that underpin world-class infrastructure that enhances the environment, equity, and economy of our cities.
Most recently Tim is focused on; the Fishermans Bend Employment and innovation District in Melbourne, the Melbourne Cricket Ground Deck Concept project, also in Melbourne, and is a proud member of the Creative Director team for the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
The projects he peruses are typified by an engagement with strategic ideals relevant to the future of our cities and evolution of contemporary life. His focus is on the development and leadership of a highly charged design team focused on finding practical and evocative solutions to complex urban design issues. In reality Tim understands that these aspirations need to find ground in conceptual applications to real projects within the practice of landscape architecture and urban design.
Jessica Christiansen-Franks | Co-Founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics
Jessica Christiansen-Franks is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics of urbanisation. Passionate about creating neighbourhoods people love and feel connected to, Jessica is a thought leader in innovative citizen participation, and particularly the value of ‘placemaking’ as a tool for collaboration and inspiring active citizenship. With experience across Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, Jessica has been fortunate enough to advise the public and private sectors, along with major international aid agencies.
As Co-founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics, Jessica has side stepped into the world of big data to develop a social analytics platform for neighbourhood development. Neighbourlytics harnesses social data feeds to provide real time insights into local neighbourhood identity, place attachment and social connectedness.
A champion for the citizen voice, Jessica is Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Council’s (AusNZ) Centre for Civic Innovation.
Kathy Coultas | Director of Strategic Innovation Investment Department of Job, Precincts and Resources, State Government of Victoria
Kathy is a multi-disciplined professional with wide experience across Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. In the public sector, she has held senior positions in industry policy development, program delivery and trade and investment portfolios. She has managed trade missions, industry development and investment attractions projects involving Australian and international stakeholders with a focus on digital technology and innovation. In her current position with the Victoria department of economic development, jobs, transport and resources, Kathy leads a team responsible for bringing a strategic approach to building innovation and technology partnerships, capability and investment in Victoria.
Kathy has an Honours degree from Australian National University, and, as an Australian winner of a Japanese Government Scholarship, completed a Master degree in public policy at Saitama University in Japan
Chaired by Clive Dwyer, Director Engagement Committee for Melbourne.