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Smart Cities Week Australia and New Zealand will be delivered in February 2023, in partnership with Platinum event sponsor, Amazon Web Services, Gold Plus partner NBN, and venue partner Swinburne University. 

This coming-together of the who’s-who in smart cities, digital twin and future of place thought leadership is an energising, open dialogue on how to leverage technology to deliver better quality of life for everyone. 

Smart Cities Week offers sessions designed to bring demand and supply side stakeholders together in a way that incubates business opportunities and incubates the smart cities investment pipeline.

This year, the event will be delivered in conjunction with Digital Twin Week, known as the premier platform for showcasing, exchanging and networking around all things Digital Twin in the built and natural environment. Once again the event will offer a series of opportunities to connect and gain information and insights on Digital Twin activity, policy and practice from government and industry leaders.

Smart Cities Week Sponsors


Leading the lineup is Platinum event sponsor, Amazon Web Services, who will offer attendees a look at AWS-powered twin cities, and how towns, regions and cities, can use cloud benefits, technology and support, to realise their local planning vision.

The Swinburne University Smart Cities Research Institute applies innovative and socio-technical approaches to address the challenges facing the world’s fast-growing cities — challenges such as climate change, altered energy, food or water security, issues of mobility and health, ageing population and disruptions to the nature of work and home. We are striving to meet these challenges head-on through the development of 'smart cities'.

The nbn® network is the digital backbone of Australia, powering our nation as a leading digital economy and society. New homes, buildings, communities, and cities are enabling new ways to live, work, learn, trade and play. At the core of it all is connectivity. Data use has tripled in just six years - and the need for broadband will reach unprecedented levels over the next decade as the internet transforms how we live – so the nbn network will grow to stay ahead of demand.


  • 300+ delegates
  • 4+ breakout sessions, twice a day (in person
  • Pre-Day and Post-Day
  • Option to attend online Monday

...with key note speakers, plenary and breakout panel discussion, Boardroom sessions, Experience session, and classroom style learning, covering all things smart cities and digital twin.


Plenary Sessions - Main Stage
Wednesday & Thursday

9:00am - Welcome Comments - AWS
9:05am - Keynote Talk: Government
9:45am - Panel Discussion: Digital Twin: Where to Next
10:30am - Morning Tea
11:00am - Breakout Sessions: Stage, Boardroom, Experience
12:15pm - Lunch & Networking
01:15pm - Keynote Talk: Global Viewpoint
02:00pm - Breakout Sessions: Stage, Boardroom, Experience
03:15pm - Afternoon Tea
03:45pm - Panel Discussion: The Digital Divide
04:30pm - Wrap Up and Closing Comments

9:00am - Welcome Comments - Corey Gray: Global CEO Everyone by Smart Cities Council
9:05am - Keynote Talk: AWS
9:45am - Panel Discussion: The City as Software
10:30am - Morning Tea
11:00am - Breakout Sessions: Stage, Boardroom, Experience
12:15pm - Lunch & Networking
01:15pm - Keynote Talk: Government
02:00pm - Breakout Sessions: Stage, Boardroom, Experience
03:15pm - Afternoon Tea
03:45pm - Panel Discussion: Terranova
04:30pm - Wrap Up and Closing Comments

Breakout Sessions


11:00am - Data for Good - AWS
02:00pm - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

11:00am - Build sustainable cities with the cloud
02:00pm - Measuring Wellbeing - Urban Advisory

Experience 1:
11:00am - Transport Innovation - Institute for Sensible Transport
02:00pm - Smart Territory Framework

Experience 2:
11:00am - Placemaking - Our Future Cities
02:00pm - Technology Users - TUANZ

Experience 3:
11:00am - Energy Efficiency - EEC
02:00pm - Regional Economies - Regional Australia Institute


11:00am - Urbanism
02:00pm - Safe and Smart Buildings

11:00am - Hosted by AWS
02:00pm - Cybersecurity: Hosted by ALGIM

Experience 1:
11:00am - Circular Economy - ACE Hub
02:00pm - AWS Digital Twin & Simulation Technologies

Experience 2:
11:00am - Smart City Strategy - Chair to be Confirmed
02:00pm - Turning Ideas into Action - Griffith University

Experience 3:
11:00am - Future Automated Mobilities - She’s a Crowd
02:00pm - To be confirmed - NBN



Lyndsey is CEO and cofounder of agtech company Platfarm. Based in regional SA, Lyndsey uses technology, innovation, and open source software and methodologies to build and connect communities.


We have an awesome line up of speakers this year, handpicked from across Australia and New Zealand, some of which will be covering what you would more traditionally expect from an event like this with others adding to the overall experience with the not so traditional but just as important, if not more so. 

There are still loads of opportunities to be part of the programme so please get in touch if you are interested in participating.