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.

To find out more, download the events program or click on the links below.


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Sydney

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

22 May


ENROL TODAY

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


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Melbourne

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

8 June


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Perth

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

15 June

ENROL TODAY

Embracing the Internet of Things to accelerate smart cities outcomes

webinar – wherever you are

We'll have a conversation with Australia's Internet of things Intelligencia. Often described as the 'engine room' for smart cities, IoT offers significant benefits through smarter use of infrastructure, efficiency gains and new, more sustainable business growth. Join us to learn more about how IoT can help drive smart cities outcomes in your city.

13 June


ENROL TODAY

Community Engagement

webinar – wherever you are

This webinar will examine community engagement and citizen-centric design. More details to come.

23 June




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

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

17 May




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

webinar – wherever you are

There is no smart community template. What is great for New York or Adelaide may not be best for your community. In this webinar we will speak with three Australian councils – the ACT Government, Sunshine Coast Council, and Broken Hill City Council – to explore their smart community journey.

18 May

videos and slides




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.





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.

To find out more, download the events program or click on the links below.


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Sydney

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

22 May


ENROL TODAY

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


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Melbourne

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

8 June


ENROL TODAY

Masterclass

workshop – Perth

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

15 June

ENROL TODAY

Embracing the Internet of Things to accelerate smart cities outcomes

webinar – wherever you are

We'll have a conversation with Australia's Internet of things Intelligencia. Often described as the 'engine room' for smart cities, IoT offers significant benefits through smarter use of infrastructure, efficiency gains and new, more sustainable business growth. Join us to learn more about how IoT can help drive smart cities outcomes in your city.

13 June


ENROL TODAY

Community Engagement

webinar – wherever you are

This webinar will examine community engagement and citizen-centric design. More details to come.

23 June




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

Committed leaders make smart cities happen. Get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to drive your smart cities agenda.

17 May




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

webinar – wherever you are

There is no smart community template. What is great for New York or Adelaide may not be best for your community. In this webinar we will speak with three Australian councils – the ACT Government, Sunshine Coast Council, and Broken Hill City Council – to explore their smart community journey.

18 May

videos and slides




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.