Future Ready

building smart cities know-how

Future Ready is a smart cities incubator series that sits alongside the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. It uses collaboration, connection and co-learning to grow smart city capability.

On-site and virtual activities bring people together to work through urban challenges, take ideas forward and learn from each other.

Future Ready is open to all.





LEARN
COLLABORATE
CREATE



share your smart idea

We're in the process of creating a new smart cities collaboration platform on the Digital Marketplace.
But we need your help to make it work. You can add a smart city project right now, no matter what stage you're at.

Get in today to connect with and learn from local governments building smart communities and digital services in user-centred, data-informed ways.



upcoming events

Future Ready events run between May and September 2017.

You choose the activities that best match your starting position and goals.


ENROL TODAY
(new link for 21 September session)

Smart City Parking a conversation with Westminster's Kieran Fitsall

webinar – wherever you are

Learn about the role parking plays in today's Smart Cities . Kieran will show how the City of Westminster is using technology and data to cut congestion and journey times and increase enforcement efficiency and effectiveness.

21 September
(rescheduled due to GoToWebinar outage)


ENROL TODAY

Smart City Leadership a conversation with Sunshine Coast's Cr Steve Robinson

webinar – wherever you are

Smart City Leadership by elected officials involves vision and engagement with the community. Steve will discuss the Sunshine Coast Council's Smart City mandate, momentum and coordination, with an opportunity for Q&A.

27 September



ENROL SOON

Smart Financing, Funding and Procurement

masterclass

Many smart city projects require rethinking traditional approaches to financing, funding and procurement. Explore a range of methods to secure funding for your smart city projects, how to select and manage partners and vendors, and ways to improve procurement processes.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Community Engagement and
Customer Service

masterclass

Technology offers unprecedented opportunities for local governments to be innovative in how they engage with the community and improve service delivery. Gain valuable insights into using digital technology to proactively engage citizens in building smart cities.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Thinking Smart – Creating a
culture of innovation

masterclass

Learn how to shape a culture of innovation in your council and community. From co-design thinking, incubators, accelerators, living labs, innovation districts and digital placemaking, discover innovation tools that help to build sustainable smart cities.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Urban Data and Governance


masterclass

Learn how to leverage technologies, big data and an ever-growing array of digital platforms to solve urban challenges. Explore data management, modelling and analytics, networking and IoT as well as data security, privacy and future proofing.

Date TBC
(postponed due to lack of registrations)




masterclass testimonials

“Amazingly different insights – food for thought. We are now focused on what being smart city means for our community” David Adamson, Program Leader – Business Solutions, Logan City Council

“Very Informative, very inspiring. We have a smart city blueprint and now it is time to take stock and make sure we know what the citizens want.” Samantha Smith, Coordinator – Environment and Sustainability, Ipswich City Council

“This has been a step change” Clr James Owen, Tweed Shire Council



past events

Missed an event? Don't worry. You can find videos and resources from Future Ready events
at the links below.


Fast-start induction

webinar

Everything you need to know about Future Ready activities, delivery partners and how to get involved.

5 May

videos and slides


Global smart city perspectives

webinar

Renowned international smart city expert Sergio Fernandez de Cordova from New York City shares his insights.

11 May

videos and slides


Masterclass

workshop – Brisbane

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Brisbane masterclass.

17 May



A conversation with councils going smart: city, regional and remote

webinar

There is no smart community template but you can learn lots from what others have done. Explore approaches taken in Canberra, the Sunshine Coast, and Broken Hill.

18 May

videos and slides



Masterclass

workshop – Sydney

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Sydney masterclass.

22 May


Co-learning lab

workshop – Adelaide

Learn, collaborate and create with local governments, industry, researchers, not for profits and innovators at this co-learning lab.

29 May

overview of the day
visuals and resources

Masterclass

workshop – Melbourne

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Melbourne masterclass.

8 June


Embracing the Internet of Things to accelerate smart cities outcomes

webinar

IoT has been described as the engine room for smart cities. Join leading IoT experts to find out why.

13 June

videos and slides



Masterclass

workshop – Perth

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Perth masterclass.

15 June


Community Engagement


webinar

Community engagement and citizen-centric design are central to successful smart city projects. Learn more from leaders in the field.

23 June


A conversation with the Digital Transformation Agency

webinar

Learn how the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agency is spearheading a transformation of government service delivery across the country.

19 July




Smart City Street Lighting a conversation with IPWEA's experts

webinar – wherever you are

IPWEA's Smart Street Lighting experts, Bryan King and Godfrey Bridger, will explain how to create your smart city backbone for efficiency, connectivity, innovation and sustainability.

3 August




Smart City Leadership a conversation with San Jose's Kip Harkness

webinar – wherever you are

Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, is gathering a tribe of Civic Innovators to transform the City of San Jose. Learn about the pain, purpose and process involved in creating an innovation roadmap to drive your smart city vision.

16 August





Graphic summary of the Co-Learning Lab



our partners







The Cities Leadership Institute is dedicated to building the capacity of urban leaders to make cities, towns and communities great places.

Using its global reach and international networks, the Institute conducts a range of professional development programs, international exchanges and public forums for individuals and organisations across the public and private sectors.

The Cities Leadership Institute partners with organisations and academic institutions around Australia with shared values and objectives.


ASCA is Australia’s peak smart city group, working with our members and partners across Australia (and internationally) to build digital maturity, and accelerate smart city action and outcomes.

ASCA facilitates, promotes and advises on how communities can build liveable, sustainable, workable smart cities. We put our citizens, local businesses and stakeholders at the core of our activities.

Our membership includes representatives from local governments, Regional Development Australia committees, Regional Organisations of Councils, industry, businesses and individuals who collectively represent 1 in 3 Australians.








The Smart Cities Council is the world's largest network of smart cities practicioners and policy makers, embracing technology, data, and intelligent design to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability outcomes in our cities and towns.

The SCC has a global footprint, with offices in some of the world's largest and emerging smart cities markets – North America, Europe, India and Australia New Zealand – enabling us to harness best practice and share it globally.


The Digital Transformation Agency is transforming how the Australian government buys digital services. For buyers, the Digital Marketplace gives all levels of government access to hundreds of pre-approved digital businesses, providing the services needed to deliver smarter city innovations.

For sellers, the Digital Marketplace makes it easier to connect with government and showcase expertise in areas such as emerging technology, strategy and policy and data science. To join the Digital Marketplace as a buyer or seller, or to find out more,
visit the marketplace.





building smart cities know-how

Future Ready is a smart cities incubator series that sits alongside the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. It uses collaboration, connection and co-learning to grow smart city capability.

On-site and virtual activities bring people together to work through urban challenges, take ideas forward and learn from each other.

Future Ready is open to all.





LEARN
COLLABORATE
CREATE



share your smart idea

We're in the process of creating a new smart cities collaboration platform on the Digital Marketplace.
But we need your help to make it work. You can add a smart city project right now, no matter what stage you're at.

Get in today to connect with and learn from local governments building smart communities and digital services in user-centred, data-informed ways.



upcoming events

Future Ready events run between May and September 2017.

You choose the activities that best match your starting position and goals.


ENROL TODAY
(new link for 21 September session)

Smart City Parking a conversation with Westminster's Kieran Fitsall

webinar – wherever you are

Learn about the role parking plays in today's Smart Cities . Kieran will show how the City of Westminster is using technology and data to cut congestion and journey times and increase enforcement efficiency and effectiveness.

21 September
(rescheduled due to GoToWebinar outage)


ENROL TODAY

Smart City Leadership a conversation with Sunshine Coast's Cr Steve Robinson

webinar – wherever you are

Smart City Leadership by elected officials involves vision and engagement with the community. Steve will discuss the Sunshine Coast Council's Smart City mandate, momentum and coordination, with an opportunity for Q&A.

27 September



ENROL SOON

Smart Financing, Funding and Procurement

masterclass

Many smart city projects require rethinking traditional approaches to financing, funding and procurement. Explore a range of methods to secure funding for your smart city projects, how to select and manage partners and vendors, and ways to improve procurement processes.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Community Engagement and
Customer Service

masterclass

Technology offers unprecedented opportunities for local governments to be innovative in how they engage with the community and improve service delivery. Gain valuable insights into using digital technology to proactively engage citizens in building smart cities.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Thinking Smart – Creating a
culture of innovation

masterclass

Learn how to shape a culture of innovation in your council and community. From co-design thinking, incubators, accelerators, living labs, innovation districts and digital placemaking, discover innovation tools that help to build sustainable smart cities.

Date TBC
(postponed due to
lack of registrations)


ENROL SOON

Urban Data and Governance


masterclass

Learn how to leverage technologies, big data and an ever-growing array of digital platforms to solve urban challenges. Explore data management, modelling and analytics, networking and IoT as well as data security, privacy and future proofing.

Date TBC
(postponed due to lack of registrations)




masterclass testimonials

“Amazingly different insights – food for thought. We are now focused on what being smart city means for our community” David Adamson, Program Leader – Business Solutions, Logan City Council

“Very Informative, very inspiring. We have a smart city blueprint and now it is time to take stock and make sure we know what the citizens want.” Samantha Smith, Coordinator – Environment and Sustainability, Ipswich City Council

“This has been a step change” Clr James Owen, Tweed Shire Council



past events

Missed an event? Don't worry. You can find videos and resources from Future Ready events
at the links below.


Fast-start induction

webinar

Everything you need to know about Future Ready activities, delivery partners and how to get involved.

5 May

videos and slides


Global smart city perspectives

webinar

Renowned international smart city expert Sergio Fernandez de Cordova from New York City shares his insights.

11 May

videos and slides


Masterclass

workshop – Brisbane

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Brisbane masterclass.

17 May



A conversation with councils going smart: city, regional and remote

webinar

There is no smart community template but you can learn lots from what others have done. Explore approaches taken in Canberra, the Sunshine Coast, and Broken Hill.

18 May

videos and slides



Masterclass

workshop – Sydney

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Sydney masterclass.

22 May


Co-learning lab

workshop – Adelaide

Learn, collaborate and create with local governments, industry, researchers, not for profits and innovators at this co-learning lab.

29 May

overview of the day
visuals and resources

Masterclass

workshop – Melbourne

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Melbourne masterclass.

8 June


Embracing the Internet of Things to accelerate smart cities outcomes

webinar

IoT has been described as the engine room for smart cities. Join leading IoT experts to find out why.

13 June

videos and slides



Masterclass

workshop – Perth

Smart city leaders developed their skills, knowledge and capabilities
at the Perth masterclass.

15 June


Community Engagement


webinar

Community engagement and citizen-centric design are central to successful smart city projects. Learn more from leaders in the field.

23 June


A conversation with the Digital Transformation Agency

webinar

Learn how the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agency is spearheading a transformation of government service delivery across the country.

19 July




Smart City Street Lighting a conversation with IPWEA's experts

webinar – wherever you are

IPWEA's Smart Street Lighting experts, Bryan King and Godfrey Bridger, will explain how to create your smart city backbone for efficiency, connectivity, innovation and sustainability.

3 August




Smart City Leadership a conversation with San Jose's Kip Harkness

webinar – wherever you are

Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, is gathering a tribe of Civic Innovators to transform the City of San Jose. Learn about the pain, purpose and process involved in creating an innovation roadmap to drive your smart city vision.

16 August





Graphic summary of the Co-Learning Lab



our partners







The Cities Leadership Institute is dedicated to building the capacity of urban leaders to make cities, towns and communities great places.

Using its global reach and international networks, the Institute conducts a range of professional development programs, international exchanges and public forums for individuals and organisations across the public and private sectors.

The Cities Leadership Institute partners with organisations and academic institutions around Australia with shared values and objectives.


ASCA is Australia’s peak smart city group, working with our members and partners across Australia (and internationally) to build digital maturity, and accelerate smart city action and outcomes.

ASCA facilitates, promotes and advises on how communities can build liveable, sustainable, workable smart cities. We put our citizens, local businesses and stakeholders at the core of our activities.

Our membership includes representatives from local governments, Regional Development Australia committees, Regional Organisations of Councils, industry, businesses and individuals who collectively represent 1 in 3 Australians.








The Smart Cities Council is the world's largest network of smart cities practicioners and policy makers, embracing technology, data, and intelligent design to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability outcomes in our cities and towns.

The SCC has a global footprint, with offices in some of the world's largest and emerging smart cities markets – North America, Europe, India and Australia New Zealand – enabling us to harness best practice and share it globally.


The Digital Transformation Agency is transforming how the Australian government buys digital services. For buyers, the Digital Marketplace gives all levels of government access to hundreds of pre-approved digital businesses, providing the services needed to deliver smarter city innovations.

For sellers, the Digital Marketplace makes it easier to connect with government and showcase expertise in areas such as emerging technology, strategy and policy and data science. To join the Digital Marketplace as a buyer or seller, or to find out more,
visit the marketplace.