W3C and ANU are pleased to present the first roadshow on the Future of the Web: Data drives the Smart City.

We will be in 3 cities across Australia:


Monday 7 May, Melbourne ANU House, 52 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, Monday 7 May, 9.00am – 13.30pm (8.30am registration)

Tuesday 8 May, Canberra University House, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT, Tuesday 8 May, 9.00am – 13.30pm (8.30am registration)

Thursday 10 May, Sydney Quest North Ryde, Atlantis, 58-62 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW, Thursday 10 May, 9.00am – 13.30pm (8.30am registration)

Please register for the events here: W3C Australia Roadshow registration


  Workshop Program  
8.30am Registration Attendees to register
9.00am Welcome

Welcome and plan of the day 

(Dr Priscilla Kan John, ANU and W3C Australia office)

9.05am Government Keynote

Local government smart city representative

(in Canberra) Dr Ole Nielsen (Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Director of Digital Transformation)

(in Sydney) Dr Ian Oppermann (NSW Chief Data Scientist)

(in Melbourne) tbc


 9.35am Industry Keynote

 Dr Mukesh Mohania (IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM Research)




 Ubiquitous sensing, located

Dr Kerry Taylor (Chair, W3C Spatial Data on the Web)

 10.35am  Break  
 10.50am  Smart Grid

Dr Lachlan Blackhall (Head of the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, ANU)

Dr Armin Haller (W3C Office Manager, ANU)


Power to the People:

Privacy in the smart city


(in Melbourne) Dr David Hyland-Wood (Blockchain Protocol Architect, Consensys)

(in Canberra) Dr Peter Christen (Professor, Data Mining and Matching, ANU)

(in Sydney) Christine Cowper (Principal Consultant, Information Integrity Solutions)



“How do we best enable smart cities?”

round-up of W3C activities and value proposition 

capacity building – what skills do we need? 

what issues should we consider? How do we solve them?

Discussion with all earlier speakers


chaired by  J. Alan Bird (W3C Global Business Development Lead)

All above speakers as participants

Interactive audience








Conclude and lunch served

Networking opportunity for participants

Event concludes