The Smart Community Podcast

The Smart Community Podcast

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Using Smart Technology in Local Government, James Peet
Dec 8 • 36 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a great chat with James Peet, the Chief Digital Officer at Moreton Bay Regional Council in South East Queensland. James tells us about his background in architecture and passion for using technology…
Entrepreneur Ecosystems and Community Resilience, with Chad Renando
Dec 1 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a brilliant conversation with Chad Randando, director for the not for profit Startup Status, Managing Director Australia for the Global Entrepreneurship network, and current PhD researcher exploring…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 6)
Nov 27 • 14 min
I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” And this time I’m sharing with you the answers from MOVE-ember guests, plus a number of our…
Churchill Fellowship Zoe’s Smart Mobility Report Part 1
Nov 24 • 17 min
In this episode I share with you the overview of my findings from my Winston Churchill Fellowship, which I undertook earlier in 2019 by visiting 7 countries around the world to investigate the integration of Smart Mobility to enable more liveable…
Digital Transformation for Smarter Healthcare, with Rachel De Sain
Nov 17 • 29 min
In this episode I have a brilliant conversation with Rachel De Sain, Founder and lead Advisor at Codesain. Rachel tells us about her background across a range of digital transformation and innovation disciplines, and her passion for using technology to…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 5)
Nov 13 • 17 min
I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” And this time I’m sharing with you the answers from a number of our guests from earlier this…
Positive Human Behaviour in Smart Communities, with David Catalovski
Nov 10 • 30 min
In this episode I have a really fascinating conversation with David Catalovski, co-founder of GreenBe, a company that provides a cloud-based platform and solutions for government and utilities to drive smart technology adoption and hard-to-reach user…
Looking past the hype in Smart Mobility trends, with Scott Shepard
Nov 3 • 28 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast I have a really great chat with Scott Shepard, the Chief Commercial Officer with mobility aggregator and service provider, Free2Move. Scott tells us about his background in urban planning and data analytics…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities?
Oct 30 • 26 min
I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” As the focus this month has been the future of work, this time I’m sharing with you the…
SCP E137 The Future of Work: The role of startups and businesses in Smart Communities, with Colin Kinner
Oct 27 • 34 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a great chat with Colin Dinner. Colin is a startup ecosystem specialist, company director with over twenty years’ experience working with high-growth technology-based companies and a startup coach and…
The Future of Work: Digital Footprints, Data Literacy and Informed Citizens, with Andrew Grill
Oct 20 • 47 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a brilliant conversation with Technologist, Engineer, Futurist and host of the Practical Futurist Podcast, Andrew Grill. You might remember Andrew Grill from Episode 38, way back when we were called…
The Future of Work: Evolving Career Trajectories and Transdisciplinarity, with Anuraj Gambhir
Oct 16 • 36 min
In this episode I have a really interesting chat with Anuraj Gambhir, an innovation evangelist, business strategist and a philosopher as well. Anuraj tells us in this episode about his really varied career trajectory starting from the telecommunications…
The Future of Work: the Importance of Body Intelligence in Workplace Culture and Design, with Thea O’Connor
Oct 13 • 36 min
In this episode, I had a wonderful chat with Thea O’Connor, a body advocate and Workplace Wellbeing and Productivity Advisor. Thea and I met last year at the Bellingen Ignite conference run but the RDA Mid-North Coast and it was great to chat again. In…
The Future of Work: Personal Branding and Talent Retention in the Digital Age, with Sally Illingworth
Oct 6 • 33 min
In this episode, I have a truly fantastic conversation with Sally Illingworth, a strategic thinker and calculative action taker who thrives in fast-paced and complex-adaptive environments. Sally tells us about her really interesting background from…
Using technology to make people happier and healthier, with Declan Edwards
Sep 29 • 33 min
In this episode I had a fascinating chat with Declan Edwards, Founder and CEO of BU Coaching and non-technical founder of the soon-to-be-launched PocketCoach App. Declan tells us how his background in physical health and wellbeing led to his passion for…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 3)
Sep 25 • 22 min
I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” As it’s #selfcareseptember to round out the theme of health and wellbeing, this time I’m…
Promoting Health in our Smart Communities, with Sophia Arkinstall
Sep 22 • 30 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Sophia Arkinstall. Sophia is the Project Lead at Springfield City Group in the Health, Education and Smart City Division, and she’s also an MBA candidate at the University…
Smart Communities that help people thrive, with Katherine Loflin
Sep 15 • 32 min
In this episode I had a brilliant chat with Dr. Katherine Loflin, an award-winning, internationally-recognized trailblazer in place science, earning her the moniker of The City Doctor. Katherine tells us about her background in social work and why that’s…
The connection between health outcomes and transport options in Smart Communities, with Monica Olyslagers
Sep 8 • 42 min
In this episode, I have a fascinating conversation with Monica Olyslagers, the Safe Cities Specialist at iRAP, the International Road Assessment Programme. Monica tells us how moving to Ho Chi Min City at the age of 12 sparked her interest in Cities, and…
Smart Strategies for Mental Health, with Katherine Flynn
Sep 1 • 24 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a really interesting conversation with mental health disruptor and innovator, Katherine Flynn. Katherine tells us about her background in mental health and PR, and why she’s so passionate about Smart…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 2)
Aug 28 • 13 min
I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” As it’s ASCA August/to round out ASCA August, this time I’m sharing with you the answers…
Finding the WHY in Smart Communities, with Marissa Racomelara
Aug 25 • 26 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a really interesting chat with Marissa Racomelara, the Director for Transformation and Change at Georges River Council, and Board Secretary of the Australian Smart Communities Association. We talk…
Data-Sharing and Digital Twins in Smart Communities, with Sean Audain
Aug 18 • 24 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a great chat with Sean Audain, the City Innovation Lead at Wellington City Council in New Zealand. Sean and I discuss the way the public service role of government shapes how decisions are made, and…
The important role of local government in Smart Communities, Matthew Schultz
Aug 11 • 33 min
In this episode I had a great conversation with Matt Schultz, City Digital Officer at Ipswich City Council in Queensland and the National President of the Australia Smart Communities Association. Matt and I cover his wide and varied career in technology…
Advancing Equity in Smart Cities, with Emily Royall
Aug 4 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a really fascinating discussion with Emily Royall, the Smart City Coordinator of the City of San Antonio, Texas. Emily tells us about her passion for advancing equity in Smart Cities, and the Community…
What is ASCA August?
Jul 31 • 7 min
This is a quick episode to introduce our ASCA August special here on the Smart Community Podcast. What is ASCA? ASCA is the Australia Smart Communities Association of which Zoe is a volunteer board member. In August, all episodes of the Smart Community…
Smart Initiatives and Using Resources in India, with Aditi Padhi
Jul 28 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a great conversation with Aditi Padhi, a Senior Associate in Planning and Smart City Initiative at infrastructure and urban development company, Surbana Jurong. Aditi tells us about her background in…
Using data to enable change and foster inclusivity, with Aileen Gemma Smith
Jul 21 • 38 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a fascinating conversation with Aileen Gemma Smith the CEO at Vizalytics Technology Incorporated. Aileen Gemma tells us a bit about her very varied background from English Literature to Allied Health…
Smart Mobility Lessons from Mexico City, with Pablo Lazo
Jul 14 • 36 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a great conversation on location in Mexico City with architect and city planner Pablo Lazo. I recorded this while I was away on my Churchill Fellowship visit to Mexico in March and I really enjoyed…
Nurturing Smart Regional Hubs, with Sofie Pringle
Jul 7 • 34 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a brilliant conversation with Sofie Pringle, a designer with a passion for creating cities and urban places that increase people’s happiness and mental well-being. She is currently completing a…
Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 1)
Jun 30 • 17 min
Zoe is back behind the mic after her Churchill Fellowship world tour so you’ll start hearing her voice again at the start of the regular podcast episodes. In this episode we’re doing things a little differently. Throughout this year, Zoe has asked each…
Citizenship, Democracy and Data in the Smart Community (Part 2), with Cornelia Levy-Bencheton and Mike Barlow
Jun 23 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, we hear part 2 of Zoe’s interview with Cornelia Levy-Bencheton and Mike Barlow. In Part 2, which is the previous episode, Zoe and Mike and Cornelia discussed the power of Smart Communities to engage citizens…
Citizenship, Democracy and Data in the Smart Community (Part 1), with Cornelia Levy-Bencheton and Mike Barlow
Jun 16 • 33 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a fascinating and really great conversation with Cornelia Levy-Bencheton and Mike Barlow, the authors of the book “Smart Cities, Smart Futures: Showcasing Tomorrow.” Cornelia and Mike tell us about…
The power of local champions in Smart Regions, with Heath Raftery
Jun 9 • 29 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe speaks with Heath Raftery, Head of Technology at boutique electronic product consultancy, Newie Ventures. Heath tells us about his background in computing and electrical engineering, and why the…
Putting data in the hands of people, with Flora Salim
May 30 • 25 min
In this episode, Zoe had a fantastic chat to Dr. Flora Salim, Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Monash University and her research areas are…
Smart Community Thinking Solving Wicked Problems, with Mark Thomas
May 23 • 26 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe chats with Mark Thomas, the Managing Director of Serviceworks group, an international Smart City Consultancy. Zoe and Mark discuss how council amalgamations sparked Mark’s interest in the Smart City…
Smarter and greener without overinvesting, with Chungha Cha
May 22 • 47 min
In this epsiode of the Smart Communtiy Podcast, Zoe has a fascinting conversation with Chunga Cha, the Co-founder and Chair of the Re-Imagining Cities Foundation. Zoe and Cha discuss his background in finance and how he became passionate about Smart…
Evidence-based, adaptable and iterative approaches to planning and design, with Prugya Maini
May 19 • 30 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a great chat with Prugya Maini, an urban ist with a background in planning and design. Prugya tells us how evidence-based planning frameworks, or lack thereof, sparked her interest in the Smart City…
Urban mining and the value of citizen thinking, with Abel Immaraj
May 12 • 45 min
In this episode of the Smart Community podcast, Zoe has a fascinating conversation with Abel Immaraj, a consultant and hydraulic engineer with a background in natural resource management and national, state and local water reforms. In this episode, Zoe…
Considering the impacts of emerging technologies on all members of a Smart Community, with Samson Williams
May 9 • 20 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has an interesting chat with Samson Williams, Principal Consultant at Axes and Eggs, a thinktank and digital advisor on emerging technologies. Samson shares a bit about his work at Axes and Eggs, and why…
Hype, Substance, Technology and Humanity, with Victor Pereira
May 5 • 34 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe speaks with Vitor Pereira, the cofounder and Director of Zoom Smart Cities. Zoe and Vitor discuss his background in journalism and in interest in technology, and how being involved in tourism and events…
Next Generation Infrastructure and a Zero Carbon Future, with Lisa McLean
Apr 28 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a really interesting chat with Lisa McLean, CEO of the Open Cities Alliance. Lisa covers her passion for Next Generation Infrastructure, what that is, and why Smart Community or Next Gen thinking is…
When immediate needs drive Smart Community thinking, with Ricardo Van Loenen
Apr 21 • 23 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a fascinating conversation with Ricardo Van Loenen, the CEO and co-Founder of B. Building Business in Amsterdam. As this episode goes live Zoe will be in Amsterdam as part of her Churchill…
The role of education and ethics in the design of self-driving cars, with Vienna Harvey
Apr 14 • 17 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe brings you an interview she did on location in Silicon Valley as part of her Churchill Fellowship trip investigating Smart Mobility around the world. By the way, if you want to hear more from Zoe about…
Climate change, energy efficiency and the built environment, with Don McLean
Apr 10 • 30 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a fascinating conversation with Don McLean from IES. Don has been in the energy space for nearly 40 years, and is truly passionate about finding intelligent ways to improve energy efficiency as a way…
User Experience at the Intersection of Digital & Physical Environments with Martin Tomitsch
Apr 7 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe speaks with Martin Tomitsch, Associate Professor in Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Chair of Design, and Research Director of the Design Lab - an…
Episode 100 Celebration: Ask Zoe Anything!
Apr 3 • 52 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, host Zoe Eather is back in the hot seat! In celebration of this being episode 100, Zoe and Ellen sat down for a chat where she answers questions from you, the audience of the Smart Community Podcast.…
Solving Problems with Smart Concepts And Tools, with Alexis Hannah Smith
Mar 31 • 27 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe had a great conversation with Alexis Hannah Smith, the Founder and CEO of IMGeospatial. Alexis shares with us a bit about her background in business and how she stumbled into the Smart Community space…
Using Data to Manage City Curbs, with Jacob Baskin
Mar 27 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe speaks with computer programmer and transportation enthusiast, Jacob Baskin. Jacob is the CTO at Coord, New York-based tech company that helps government agencies, companies and professionals get the…
Integrating Active Transport and Infrastructure into Smart Mobility, with Kylie Nixon
Mar 24 • 28 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has an interesting conversation with traffic engineer and transport planner, Kylie Nixon. Kylie is the Vice President of PedBikeTrans - the Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasia and…
Public-Private Integration and Interoperability, with David Pickeral
Mar 17 • 28 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has an interesting discussion with entrepreneur and Smart Mobility advisor, David Pickeral. David shares his varied background from Naval Officer to practicing Law, to working with a variety of public…
How Uber Sees the Future of Transport, with Natalie Malligan
Mar 13 • 15 min
In this bonus #mobilitymarch episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe has a fascinating chat with Natalie Malligan, the Head of Cities for Australia and New Zealand at Uber. This is a short but jam packed episode, and it’s also a perfect follow up to…
Mobility as a Service to rival private car ownership, with Sampo Hietanen
Mar 10 • 20 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Zoe speaks with Sampo Hietanen, the Founder and CEO at Maas Global, the world’s first Mobility-as-a-Service company. Zoe and Sampo discuss his background in transport planning and what sparked his interest…
Investigating Smart Mobility around the World, with Zoe Eather
Mar 3 • 30 min
In this episode, producer Ellen Ronalds Keene interviews host Zoe Eather. Zoe shares what #MobilityMarch is, why she’s created it and what to expect on the show this month. Zoe also discusses a range of different aspects of Smart Mobility and explains how…
Smart Standards and Open Data, with Chris Cooper
Feb 24 • 29 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a fascinating chat with Chris Cooper, engineer, social scientist and CTO of KnowNow Information Ltd. Chris tells us about his background and how understanding the causes of things that happen can help…
Actioning Alternative Fuels and Decarbonisation, with Larissa Rose
Feb 17 • 35 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a brilliant conversation with Larissa Rose, the Managing Director for the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association. We discuss Larissa’s background as an environmental consultant, her Masters degree in…
Starting with Smart Foundations, with Adam Davis
Feb 10 • 24 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I spoke with Adam Davis, the Director of TPL Connect, and a consultant in the design and delivery of Wired and Wireless Networks in Smart Cities, Data Centres, IoT, Telecommunications and Enterprise sectors.…
Smart Lessons from New York City, with Dr Amen Ra Mashariki
Feb 3 • 35 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a really interesting conversation with Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, the head of Urban Analytics at global GIS company, Esri (pronounced Ez-ree). Amen has a really interesting background, ranging from computer…
The future of public and private transit systems, with Matthew Booterbaugh
Jan 31 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart Community podcast, I had a really great chat with Matthew Booterbaugh, the Vice President of Continuous Improvement at RATP Dev North America. We discuss Matthew’s background in IT, his interest in helping organisations build…
Grassroots and Green Roofs, with Catherine Caruana-McManus
Jan 28 • 49 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast I had a really fascinating conversation with Catherine Caruana-McManus. Catherine is the Director of Meshed IoT, an Australian-based IoT Integrator, and the founder of the global community Giant Ideas for…
Smart Citizens in Barcelona and Beyond, with Joaquim Alvarez
Jan 20 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with Smart City Speaker and Digital Business Strategist, Joaquim Alvarez. We discuss his technical background in telecommunications and engineering, as well as his career…
Getting Smart about Flood Mapping with Juliette Murphy
Jan 13 • 36 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I speak with Juliette Murphy, the CEO and Cofounder of FloodMapp, a predictive flood mapping initiative that uses real time data and Smart alerts to deliver timely and location specific flood warnings.…
Smart Community Thinking from the Regional to the Precinct Level, with Pascal Perez
Jan 6 • 35 min
Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Smart Community Podcast for 2019. In the first episode for the new year I had a great conversation with Pascal Perez. But just before I tell you about that, I wanted to give a quick shout out to my first patrons! As you…
Spatial Literacy and Understanding Data, with Jack Barton
Dec 16, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a great chat with architect Jack Barton. Jack is an Associate at SGS Economics and Planning, and also Manager of Stakeholder Engagement and Business Development for the GeoSpatial Research Innovation…
Bringing Science Fiction to Life, with Shara Evans
Dec 9, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with Shara Evans, Technologist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Self-Proclaimed Sci-Fi Geek. Shara and I discuss her background, how she transitioned from technologist to…
Sharing Smart Stories, with Sarah Wray
Dec 6, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a great conversation with Sarah Wray, the editor at Smart Cities World, an online publication covering all the latest news and trends around Smart Cities and Smart Communities. Sarah and I discuss her…
Embracing future ways of working through intentional design, with Andrew Pettifer and Steve Coster
Dec 2, 2018 • 48 min
This episode of the Smart Community Podcast is brought to you by Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. In this episode, I had a…
Smart Shared Mobility, with Alex Girard
Nov 25, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a really great conversation with Alex Girard, the CTO of Liftango. Alex tells us about his background and what he’s passionate about, and also what a Smart City means to him. We also talk about what’s…
Smart Water Management, with Frank Burns
Nov 18, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a great conversation with Frank Burns, President and Co-Founder of Apana, a technology company that is currently applying its IoT and Prescriptive Analytics suites to solve problems with water use…
The Power of Leadership and Technology in Smart Communities, with Jonathan Reichental
Nov 11, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with Jonathan Reichental, the Chief Information Officer for the City of Palo Alto, California. Jonathan shared a bit about his background in technology, why he loves the way…
Smart Regions and Communities for the Next Generation, with Kerry Anderson
Nov 8, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have an awesome conversation with Kerry Anderson, the founder of Operation NextGen and the author of Entrepreneurship: It’s everybody’s business. Kerry is passionate about sharing stories from rural and…
Mobility, Trust and Seamless Payments in the Smart Community, with Stephen Coulter
Nov 6, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart Community podcast, I have a great chat with Stephen Coulter from Localift. Stephen tells us about his background in financial services, banking and later startups, and how the two have now combined in his interest in the Smart…
Startups, Coworking and Smart Tech, with Monica Wulff
Nov 4, 2018 • 34 min
Hello #smartfriends and welcome to the first interview episode of the Smart Community Podcast. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go back and listen to yesterday’s episode which is all about why I’ve rebranded to expand the conversation away from…
Welcome to the Smart Community Podcast
Nov 3, 2018 • 13 min
On The Smart City Podcast, what I’ve realised is, we’re not actually talking Smart Cities per se, we’re talking Smart Communities and Smart Regions. The term Smart City is not as inclusive as it could be, because we also want to talk to people, or talk…
The Empowerment of Smartivists, with Tom Mueller
Nov 1, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with Tom Muller, an Economic Geographer and one of the cofounders of Bee Smart City. He shares with us how Bee Smart City came to be, what they do and a bit about their database…
Sparking an interest in 3D printing, with Stephanie Piper
Oct 31, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interview Stephanie Piper, 3D printing enthusiast, and the Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, where she runs their Maker Space. In this episode we discuss…
Getting Data Sharing Right in the Smart Community, with Geof Heydon
Oct 30, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode of the Smart City podcast, I have a great chat with Geof Heyden, Associate at data-sharing company CreatorTech and Co-Founder of the IOT Alliance in Australia. Geof shares his background in the telecommunications industry, and how that…
SCP E69: The importance of privacy protections in the Smart City, with Nicole Stephensen
Oct 29, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really interesting conversation with Nicole Stephenson, a Privacy Consultant originally from Canada but now based in Ipswich, Queensland. Nicole shares why privacy is such an important part of the Smart…
SCP E68: Being Smart for the Local Community, with Khal Asfour - Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown
Oct 28, 2018 • 26 min
Hello #smartfriends, welcome to Smart Cities Week! This week we are going to release one episode every day Monday to Friday to celebrate Smart Cities Week. This first episode of the Smart City Podcast this week is with Mayer Khal Asfour, who is the Mayor…
SCP E67: Smart Stakeholder and Community Engagement, with Amelia Loye
Oct 21, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Amelia Loye. Amelia is a Community and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist who and the Founder of engage2, a public participation and stakeholder engagement consultancy. We begin…
SCP E66: Visionaries creating a new Smart narrative, Mateusz Jarosiewicz
Oct 14, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really great conversation with Mateusz Jarosiewicz from Poland. He is the Program Coordinator for Smart City Polska. We talk about collaborating so we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, and he talks about…
SCP E65: Convergence of Energy, Infrastructure and Transport, with Carola Jonas
Oct 7, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really great conversation with Carola Jonas. Carola is the CEO and Co-Founder of Everty, who build software for electric vehicle charging. She has a background in logistics and freight, and has moved into…
SCP E64: Bonus Episode | 21st Century Solutions to Current Day Problems, with Dean Madison
Oct 3, 2018 • 23 min
In this bonus episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really great conversation with Dean Madison, the founder and CEO of T. D. Madison and Associates. Dean has a background in broadband and we first start talking bout IOT and the next generation of…
SCP E63: Smart from the Start, with Merrick Spain
Sep 30, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Merrick Spain, the Smart Cities Lead for Telstra. We discuss the importance of community and civic innovation in the Smart City space, and also the need to develop a data…
SCP E62: Underspent Smart Communities, with Rachel Smith
Sep 23, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I had a fantastic conversation with Rachel Smith, the author of Decongestion and also Underspent. A transport planner by trade, Rachel tells us about the BMW Guggenheim Lab she participated in where she travelled…
SCP E61: Interoperability and Power the Key to Smart Cities, with Robert Linsdell
Sep 16, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Robert Linsdell, the Managing Director of Vertiv for Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about technology; he grew up with it and has worked with it all of his life. We…
SCP E60: Bonus | Sustainability, Liveability and Making the World Better, with Will Davies
Sep 12, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interview the CEO of Car Next Door, Will Davies. Will starts with discussing how he started to follow his passion for reducing our carbon footprint, and then how to utilise our resources better and how that…
SCP E59: Integrating Technologies and Embracing the Digital Age, with Emma Hendry
Sep 9, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Emma Hendry. Emma is the CEO of Hendry Group and was also a member of the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation to Japan. Emma and I discuss incorporating tech into everyday…
SCP E58: Smart Cities as a way of thinking, with David Batchelor
Sep 2, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with David Batchelor, a planner and history buff from Wellington, passionate about heritage and culture in our cities. He is also a member of the Smart Cities Council Emerging…
SCP E57: City Deals for Integrated Cities, with Michael Comninos
Aug 26, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great chat with Michael Comninos, the Managing Director of Astrolabe Group. First he tells us about his background in mathematics and growth infrastructure planning, so how cities grow. He also talks…
SCP E56: Bonus | Smart Chats - Governance with Danielle Storey
Aug 23, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I have a great conversation with Danielle Storey. It’s the third time she’s been on the podcast (previously in Episodes 25 and 35) and this time we talk about Smart City Governance and the importance of frameworks…
SCP E55: The Circular Economy, with Ashleigh Morris
Aug 19, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Ashleigh Morris. Ashleigh is the cofounder and CEO fo the Circular Experiment, and also joined me on the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation to Japan. Ashleigh and I…
SCP E54: Cybersecurity in the Smart City, with Vaughan Emery
Aug 12, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really interesting chat with Vaughan Emery. Vaughan is the Founder and CEO of Atonomi, a company focused on security protocol for the internet of things. We talk a lot about the importance of…
SCP E53: Using technology to empower people to solve real problems, with Alvaro Maz
Aug 5, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great conversation with Alvaro Maz from Code for Australia. This episode isn’t about coding, it’s about using technology to empower people to solve real problems, which is a concept that I love. We…
SCP E52: Smart Local Councils and Communities (Part 2), with Bronwyn Voyce
Aug 1, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast we have part 2 of my conversation with Bronwyn Voice. In Part 1 we talk about the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation, Bronwyn’s background, the sharing economy and karaoke. In this episode, we continue our…
SCP E51: Smart Local Councils and Communities (Part 1), with Bronwyn Voyce
Jul 29, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I had a great chat with a fellow member of the Future Leaders, Future Cities Delegation, Bronwyn Voyce. Currently a consultant at GWI, she has a wide and varied background which we dive deep into in this episode.…
SCP E50: Bonus | Key themes from the Future Cities, Future Leaders delegation
Jul 26, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I cover some of the key themes from the recent Future Cities, Future Leaders delegation to Japan, led by the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo. I share 11 of my insights from the trip, and…
SCP E49: Urbanism, tech and meaningful Smart Cities, with Nicola Balch
Jul 22, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interview Nicola Balch. We had a great chat about urbanism and tech. Nicola is an associate at McGregor Coxall. We also talked about the intelligent use of data, including why we need to be thinking about the…
SCP E48: Different approaches to Smart Cities, with Janice Lee
Jul 15, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I interview Janice Lee. Janice is the Director of Infrastructure Advisory at EY and also recently joined me on the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation to Japan. It was really great to hang out with Janice in…
SCP E47: The power of Smart concepts in regional areas, with Neil Glentworth
Jul 8, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had an awesome chat with Neil Glentworth. Neil is the Executive Chairman at GWI and he is passionate about the ethical use of data to make informed decisions. He is also passionate about Smart happening in the…
SCP E46: BONUS | Smart Chats from the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation in Japan
Jul 5, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I come to you all the way from Japan. I’m here on an AusTrade delegation with the Honourable Steven Ciobo, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and we have had such an amazing time. First, each member…
SCP E45: Connectivity and Collaboration for Smart Communities, with Daniel Fletcher
Jul 1, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had some great discussions with Daniel Fletcher. Daniel is the General Manager of Communities for the Central Highlands Regional Council in Queensland. He is very passionate about supporting and nourishing…
SCP E44: Holistically Smart Cities, with Dan Barr
Jun 24, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great conversation with Dan Barr. Dan is the director of the Better Cities Group and is passionate about making cities more liveable. Dan has a wide and varied background, and most recently embedded Smart…
SCP E43: Changing the World One Podcast at a Time, with Zoe Eather
Jun 21, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, you’ll hear from me again. I was reminded by an avid listener that I didn’t share about how this podcast has change my life. So here it is… Find the show notes for this and other episodes at…
SCP E42: Top 5 Themes from the Smart City Podcast so far, with Zoe Eather
Jun 17, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, you’ll hear from me about some of things I’ve learnt so far from having some amazing conversations with really awesome Smart City people. Here’s what I covered: change is coming, the Human Smart City Movement,…
SCP E41: Engaging people with Smart Cities, with Oliver Lock
Jun 14, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed fellow member of the Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovators, Oliver Lock. Oli and I had a lot to discuss and had a great conversation about what Smart Cities means to him, what he’s doing in the…
SCP E40: (Part 2) Education and Life Design for Smart Citizens, with Ellen Ronalds Keene
Jun 12, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I finish off my conversation with teacher turned entrepreneur, Ellen Ronalds Keene. Part 1 of our chat is in episode 39, where you’ll hear about what Ellen’s passionate about and why she thinks the Smart City…
SCP E39: (Part 1) Education and Life Design for Smart Citizens, with Ellen Ronalds Keene
Jun 10, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed teacher turned entrepreneur, Ellen Ronalds Keene. Ellen is passionate about education, health and wellbeing, and podcasts, and we had so much to talk about. This episode is split into two parts, so…
SCP E38: The Practical Future of Smart Cities, with Andrew Grill
Jun 7, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed the Practical Futurist, Andrew Grill. We discussed a number of interesting topics that fit into the Smart City space. We talk about the future of work, and how it’s not all about the millennials -…
SCP E37: The Heart of a Smart City, with Zubin Pratap
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed serial entrepreneur and Founder of Whooshka.me Zubin Pratap. Zubin tells us more about Whooshka and solving urban congestion and shares his true passion of bringing people back to the heart of a…
SCP E36: Smart Holistic Solutions, with David Klingberg
Jun 3, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed David Klingberg who is the Director and Principal at Smart Planning and Design. David and I had a great chat about thinking holistically about delivering solutions and using technology to enable…
SCP E35: Being a Guiding Hand in Technology, Danielle Storey
May 31, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed the Chief Innovation Officer of Smarter Technology Solutions Danielle Storey. Dani and I follow on from our conversation from ASCA’s Australian Smart Communities Conference. We talk about using…
SCP E34: The Smart Connection of Physical and Digital, with Thibault Van der Auwermeulen
May 29, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed Thibault Van De Auwermeulen who is the Founder of 4Instance and Co-founder of ExpoPolis, the Smart City Virtual Expo. Thibault shares his background in the public sector and his passion for…
SCP E33: Riding the Next Wave of the Internet, with Louise Mercer and Leanne Kemp
May 27, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, a podcast first, I interviewed two amazing people at the same time: Louise Mercer who is the Head of Everledger for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and Leanne Kemp who is the Founder and CEO of Everledger.…
SCP EP32: Bringing Data to Life, with Brian Ashton
May 24, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed the Director of Harvest Digital Planning Brian Ashton. Brian is passionate about creating and geospatial technology and combining these to things to help government to better engage with the…
SCP E31: A Tailored Approach to Tech, with Michael Cybulski
May 22, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed Founder and CEO of Retina Visions Michael Cybulski. Michael is passionate about pushing the boundaries when it comes to technology and focuses on implementing technology on a local scale. Michael…
SCP E30: Being a Catalyst for Change, with Zanthea Chulio
May 20, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed Brisbane lover and fellow founding member of SCCei.This chat with Zanthea was great and I felt a real theme of being a catalyst for change, which I loved! Zanthea is passionate about connecting…
SCP E29: Hacking a Smart Future, with Angela Bee Chan
May 17, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed serial hacker and fellow Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovator Angela Bee Chan. Angela is the CEO and Founder of Hackathons Australia and she tells us all about Hackathons and how they are…
SCP E28: Create, Break, Learn, Repeat (Part 2), with Tim Rastall
May 15, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, you’ll hear Part 2 of my conversation with Tim Rastall. If you missed Part 1, it’s Episode 27 and we covered Tim’s background and projects he is working on, as well as where NZ is at when it comes to Smart…
SCP E27: Create, Break, Learn, Repeat (Part 1), with Tim Rastall
May 13, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed technologist and creator Tim Rastall. I’ve broken this episode into two parts as we had so much to talk about. In this episode, Part 1, we talk about some of the exciting work that Tim has been…
SCP E26: The Connected Soldier, with Richard Kidd
May 10, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I had a really fascinating conversation with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Army, Strategic Integration Mr Richard Kidd. Richard tells us about how the Smart City concept is being utilised in army…
SCP E25: BONUS Episode | Smart Chats at ASCA’s Australian Smart Communities Conference
May 10, 2018 • 33 min
In this bonus episode of the Smart City Podcast, Zoe comes to you live from the ASCA Smart Communities Conference. Zoe speaks with Sergio A Fernandez de Cordova of P3SmartCity about why they are agnostic when it comes to technology. They also discuss the…
SCP E24: Let’s Talk about Terms, with Zoe Eather
May 8, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I tell you what I’ve been up to and what’s coming up. And then I also go through some of the terms we’ve been using which hopefully is useful for your understanding. One that I forgot to mention was BIM which is…
SCP E23: Being Nimble and of Service, with Chelsea Collier
May 6, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I had an awesome conversation with Chelsea Collier. Chelsea shares some really interesting insights from her Eisenhower Fellowship where she explored Smart Cities across America and China. This led to her to…
SCP E22: Bringing Together Talented Humans, Robots and Automation, with Michael Milford
May 3, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I spoke with robotics and artificial intelligence guru, Michael Milford. Michael is a professor at QUT and has his own start up, Math Thrills. We talk about some of the cool stuff that he’s working on at the…
SCP EP21: Making Construction Smarter, with Brittanie Campbell-Turner
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed fellow podcaster and construction professional and enthusiast Brittanie Campbell-Turner. Brittanie hosts the Constructrr podcast and is currently in her second season which is talking about…
SCP EP20: Using the Resources of Today to Build a Better Future Tomorrow, with Roxann Griffith
Apr 29, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed Roxann Griffith. Roxann loves to help people which makes her perfect for her role as the Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinator with the US Department of Labor. Roxann talks passionately about…
SCP E19: Designing for the Socio-Technical, with Laura Forlano
Apr 26, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed social scientist and design researcher Laura Forlano. Laura and I had a really great discussion about the socio-technical aspects of design and how humans and machines come together. Laura talks…
SCP EP18: Building Responsive Cities, with Julia Hamilton
Apr 24, 2018 • 22 min
In the episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed the New Zealand Co-ordinator of SCCei and community focused advocate Julia Hamilton. Julia is a Strategic Projects Advisor for Wellington City Council in NZ and is doing some really exciting stuff.…
SCP EP17: Changing the structure of society, with Colin Wright
Apr 22, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with minimalist, writer, podcast host, blogger, speaker and full time traveller Colin Wright. We discussed the linkages between minimalism and Smart Cities and how people-scale…
SCP EP 16: Breaking down traditional ways of thinking, with Marika Svikis
Apr 19, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed NSW coordinator of the Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovators (SCCei) and people focused planner Marika Svikis. I’ll start by saying that everything we discuss is personal opinion only and does…
SCP EP15 The Human Smart Cities Movement, with Kylie Legge
Apr 17, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I had a great chat with Place Maker Kylie Legge. Kylie is the founder of Place Score, we discuss how Place Score aims to positively change the way engagement with the community happens and change the way data is…
SCP E14: Addressing energy inequality in remote communities, with Nick Kamols
Apr 15, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed Town Planner and Smart City Entrepreneur, Nick Kamols. Nick was calling up from Indonesia, where he spent a month with his startup, PowerWells. PowerWells aim is to provide basic access to…
SCP E13: Using Technology to Accelerate Sustainability, with Chris Castro
Apr 12, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had an early start to have a great discussion with the Director of Sustainability of the City of Orlando, Chris Castro. Chris and I really just scratched the surface on a number of projects that the city of…
SCP E12: Asking who the Smart City is for, with Katharine Willis
Apr 10, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really thought-provoking conversation with Katharine Willis about who the Smart City is for. Katharine is an architect and Associate Professor at Plymouth University and initially was reluctant to get…
SCP E11: Using data to make Smart decisions, with Claire Daniel
Apr 8, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed another self-confessed data addict and fellow member of the Smart City Council Emerging Innovators, Claire Daniel. Claire is a town-planner at heart and loves exploring exciting ways to use data to…
SCP E10: Creating a Digital Democracy, with Brook Dixon
Apr 5, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interview Brook Dixon, the Managing Director of Delos Delta, the go-to consultant for all things Smart Cities. Brook is also the newly elected President of the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA)…
SCP E09: The key to resilience is human, with Mike Legatt
Apr 4, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of The Smart City Podcast, I interviewed the CEO of Resilient Grid Mike Leggat. Mike is passionate about focusing on the human when it comes to the resilience of critical infrastructure. I really enjoyed this discussion particularly around…
SCP E08: The Agency of Citizens in Smart Cities, with Irina Anastasiu
Apr 3, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode I interviewed Irina Anastasiu, who describes herself as a perpetual chameleon. She has a wide and varied background, which is perfect for the Smart City space, and a genuine interest in citizen co-creation, so much so that she has created…
SCP E07: Where we’ve been and what’s to come!
Apr 2, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, Zoe shares a bit more about her background, the Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovators Group and why she is so passionate about the Smart City space. She explains where the podcast has been for the last month and what’s to come in…
SCP E06: The power of open data, with Adam Dennett
Mar 4, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed self-confessed data addict, Adam Dennett. Adam is the Senior Lecturer of Smart Cities and Urban Analytics at the University College, London (ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa). According to Adam, the Smart…
SCP E05: Technology that makes the human experience richer, with Janine Betz
Feb 27, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great conversation with a fellow member of the Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovators Group, Janine Betz. Janine is a passionate advocate for sustainability and using Smart techniques to help fight…
SCP E04: The nexus of people, place and technology, with Marcus Foth
Feb 25, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab at QUT in Brisbane, Marcus Foth. Although the term ‘Smart City’ wasn’t around, Marcus has been involved in this space for over 10 years,…
SCP E03 Using technology as an enabler for social justice, with Nancy Odendaal
Feb 20, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, I had a delightful conversation with Nancy Odendaal, an Urban Planner, an Associate Professor in City planning at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has been in the Smart City game for well over a decade now and is really…
SCP E02 Preparing for Australia’s Smart future, with Darren Wren
Feb 20, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, I interview the Managing Director of IFC Collective, Darren Wren. Darren is a Civil Engineer with a diverse and expansive career. He’s excited about Smart City technology and exploring the space further both in the cities and in the…
SCP E01 Introduction to the Smart City Podcast
Feb 20, 2018 • 2 min
A taste of what’s to come on the Smart City Podcast. I’m your host, Zoe. I’m an engineer and a millennial with a passion for Smart City technology - and not specifically just in the big cities, but using Smart technology in any shape or form that makes…