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Shaping a Future of Place in Aotearoa New Zealand, for Everyone: Spark and Smart Cities Council partner for Smart Cities Week

Submitted by Robyn Francis on January 30, 2024

AUCKLAND, Aotearoa New Zealand – 1 February 2024

In addition to Australia, Smart Cities Week will head to Aotearoa this year, creating a space for thought leaders, experts and practitioners from across sector divides. The leading event dedicated to the advancement and application of technology, data, engineering to deliver better, more sustainable, beautiful places, will be made possible by Spark, who join as a Platinum Sponsor and venue partner for the upcoming event in Auckland on May 27-28, 2024.

The overarching theme for this year's Smart Cities Week is "Shaping the Future of Place," reflecting the commitment to exploring innovative and sustainable solutions across crucial themes. 

The event will serve as a platform for thought leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to exchange ideas and insights:

  • Healthcare
  • Transport and Mobility
  • Data
  • Built Environment
  • Enabling Technologies: Digital Twins, IoT, AI
  • Energy, Resources, and Environment
  • Governance and Economy
  • Living and Inclusion
  • Safety and Security
  • Tourism
  • Circular Economy / Getting to Net Zero
  • Resilience and Disaster Preparedness
  • Connectivity

Smart Cities Week Aotearoa 2024 invites industry professionals, policymakers, and innovators to submit abstracts for speakers, sharing their expertise and experiences in embracing innovation and sustainability within these critical areas.

As the Platinum Sponsor, Spark demonstrates its commitment to driving technological advancements that contribute to the development of smart cities. Their support amplifies the event's mission to explore the forefront of smart city solutions and foster collaboration among stakeholders.

"We are thrilled to have Spark as the Platinum Sponsor for Smart Cities Week Aotearoa 2024. Their dedication to technological innovation and reaching tomorrow sooner aligns perfectly with our goals of shaping the future of place through smart deployments of technology and data, to leave no one behind" said event organiser, Robyn Francis. “We want to ensure that organisations and local councils have the capability and capacity to navigate the digital landscape and become future-ready.”

Spark’s General Manager for Converged Technology, Sarah Walker said, "We are proud to be helping deliver this event, helping to improve outcomes for Aotearoa with digital solutions for smart cities and helping organisations become more productive and sustainable through technology. The event venue is also home to Spark’s Innovation Studio, where organisations can book studio tours to learn more about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and computer vision, established technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and view real-life examples from local organisations of how business challenges can be solved through technology.”

Join Smart Cities Council in Auckland on May 27-28, 2024, for an immersive experience - Together, let's explore and define the future of cities, regions and towns, for all.

For more information on speaker submissions, event details, and registration, please visit the event page

About Smart Cities Week Aotearoa

Smart Cities Week Aotearoa is a premier event focused on advancing the understanding and implementation of smart city solutions. Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and technology innovators, the event explores key themes shaping the future of urban environments.

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