Since completing his studies at Swinburne University, Ian Dryden has successfully worked with an assignment as Industrial Designer in the City Design Unit at the City of Melbourne.
His task since 1987 has been to program, design, implement and market street furniture and temporary facilities for the City. Ian's major task has been the design and coordination of the street furniture, temporary fixtures, kiosks, toilets, decorations, lighting systems and pedestrian information signage for the City's master plan. Ian's work has received both popular and professional recognition including an Artists and Industry Award in 1990. He is a contributing member of the City’s Design team, who has won AIA, AILA ,IES and Australian International Industrial Design awards for the cities projects.
Joe Hancock is the Principal Lighting Engineer for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). In this position he has been responsible for managing the daily lighting restoration activities along with testing and approving streetlight materials. He developed FPLs Smart Lighting program, FPLs new LED Tariff, and is also the corporate subject matter expert for street and area lighting.
Mr. Hancock joined FPL in 1983 and has served in a variety of positions in Power Delivery, including engineering, emergency operations, crew supervision, budgeting and forecasting, with the past eight years in lighting.
Mr. Hancock received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society in Palm Beach County.
Bob Parks is an IES member, Lighting Certified (LC), and an ecological lighting designer/consultant. He currently serves as chair of the of the IES environmental outdoor lighting committee, and is a former member of the IDA/IES Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) committee.
Mr. Parks is the founder of the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce (VOLT), an all-volunteer, non-profit, grassroots advocacy group working for safe and efficient outdoor lighting since 2000.
In March of 2009 he joined IDA to start the Washington Office for Public Policy and Government Affairs. As Managing Director he worked to inform the Congress and federal agencies about the IDA mission and it’s issues. In 2010 he became the Executive Director of IDA, managing the entire organization.
In 2014 Mr. Parks left IDA to form the non-profit Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance to promote Smart Urban Lighting and Ecologically Responsible lighting design. SOLA works with cities to encourage the use of adaptive controls that maximize energy reduction while saving money, reducing CO2 and improving visibility.
Stine Ellermann has worked for the City of Copenhagen the recent 4 years, first as a lighting engineer and now as the coordinator for street lighting. Education in civil engineering focusing on Design and Innovation and Sustainable Energy.
Louise Rathleff is working as Contract Manager in the City of Copehagen, managing long term operation and maintenance contracts within Traffic and streetlighting.
Louise started working in the municipality in 2010, as a traffic engineer. After a number of tender processes, she started working with contract management.
The latest tender process was conducted using competitive dialogue, because of the complexity.
Andy is a professional, qualified Road Lighting Specialist, with over 25 years’ experience. Before moving to New Zealand in 2002, he worked for Lancashire County Council (UK) for 11 years in the Street Lighting Department where he was responsible for the design, maintenance and energy management of a network in access of 160,000 street lights.
Now working for Opus International Consultants, his primary role is the provision of Professional Services on all matter relating to Street Lighting for Auckland Transport whose inventory of 105,000 street lights represents a third of all those in New Zealand, covering design, policies, strategies, specifications, Design Briefs and Peer Reviews. He also provides professional advice to NZ Transport Agency Head Office Wellington, the Auckland Motorway Alliance, covering the strategic transport corridors through the greater Auckland Region and to a number of Local Authorities across New Zealand.
He has been heavily involved with the development and implementation of the LED Road Lighting strategy covering specification, assessment of Luminaires, procurement methodology and now delivery on to the network now occurring across New Zealand.
Andy co-authored the NZ Transport Agency M30:2014 – Specification and Guidelines for Road Lighting Design and is a recognised NZ Transport Agency Independent Professional Advisors ( IPA ) for Highway Lighting.
Anthony Ogle, is responsible for the operations of city roads, streetscapes, streetlighting, stormwater and local civil infrastructure for the City of Ryde.
He has 35 years experience in state and local government across a broad range of civil, waste, recreation and facilities works and infrastructure, and over 20 years in management roles. In more recent years this has focussed on asset management and its decision making processes, and the use effective application of technology and systems for modern public works engineering.
Katie Volter is an Assistant Director of the Chemicals Management and Standards Section at the Department of the Environment and Energy.
In this position she is responsible for coordinating the possible ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a decision that will be made by the Australian Government.
Laura Simes is the Environment Policy Advisor for the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), where she assists and advocates for WA Local Government in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, practised as a lawyer and then worked for an NGO in intellectual property law and policy before moving into the field of climate change law and policy, her real passion. She has worked in policy, regulatory and in-house lawyer roles for the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and on secondment with the Clean Energy Regulator, as well as the WA State Government Department of Environment Regulation.
Paul has worked in fields involving sustainability and asset management for his whole working life. Paul is Managing Director of Ironbark Sustainability and Forthcoming Director for YMCA Victoria.
Since the mid 1990's Paul has been involved in helping to establish many sustainability action organisations including:
In 2004 Paul formed Ironbark Sustainability and has since worked extensively with all levels of government, power authorities and private businesses to drive action on climate change. Ironbark Sustainability specialises in street lighting and building management programs and strategies and works closely with clients to ensure their action leads to real outcomes for both the organisation and the climate.
Ironbark supports around 200 local governments each year. In 2013 Ironbark assisted Councils access over $50m worth of funding and deliver projects that are saving in excess of $430m and 1.5m tonnes of greenhouse emissions.
Internationally, Paul has assisted local governments in the UAE, as a key presenter at the annual Middle East Smart Lighting Conference and in Kazakhstan, to plan for large scale energy efficient street lighting programs.
Among many projects, Paul has authored the National Street Lighting Strategy (produced for the federal government) and is a member of the Australian Road Lighting Standards Committee.
Alexi has been at Ironbark Sustainability since 2009. He works with councils on range of energy efficiency and renewable projects. He brings decades of experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and program development in the sustainability field since co-founding the Environmental Jobs Network (EJN) in 2001. Alexi managed ICLEI Oceania's flagship Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign in Australia until mid-2008, building the capacity of Local Government and communities to tackle climate change.
Alexi has managed hundreds of energy efficient asset management programs local governments throughout Australia and worked on the development and creation of the Australian One Planet Councils to assist councils in assessing their sustainability performance against a range of indicators. Since 2013, Alexi has managed a project team that has obtained over $100m of government funding and third-party finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout Australia.
FRED WATSON comes from a long line of Freds, but was the first in his family to become a scientist. Known for pioneering the use of fibre optics in astronomy during the 1980s, he has been an astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory since 1995. Fred is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, books and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. His recent work emphasises the environmental benefits of sky-friendly lighting. Fred holds adjunct professorial positions at five Australian universities, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for his contributions to astronomy and space science. He has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won't be his fault.
Craig’s passion for sustainability has been recognised with a Tasmanian Local Government Award for Excellence for energy efficiency retrofits of Council facilities. His advocacy is instrumental in the small rural municipality of Meander Valley becoming a leader in energy initiatives in the State, through:
Dr Paul Cozens is an environmental criminologist and expert in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). He has experience in research, policy and practice and is an internationally accredited Advanced CPTED Practitioner. He has published over 50 peer-review papers on the application of CPTED at railway stations, public spaces, residential and retail settings and the night-time economy. He has worked as a policy advisor for the Western Australian State Government and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University’s Department of Planning and Geography. Paul is an associate director of the Design Out Crime Research Centre and his most recent publication is entitled “Think Crime! Using Evidence, Theory and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Planning Safer Cities”.
As CTO of KPMG Cyber Security Services, Jan focuses on helping clients manage the risks and maximise the opportunities of the Digital Economy. He works with KPMG's industry sector teams and the international cyber community to align service delivery capabilities and technology solutions to help clients solve their complex cyber security business challenges.
Jan has over 20 years' experience in large scale strategy, architecture and implementation engagements across sectors including financial services, government, telecommunications, retail, and defence. He has deep expertise in the design, deployment and operationalisation of security controls and capabilities that enable organisations to take advantage of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services.
Jean Armstrong is a Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where she leads a research group working on topics including optical wireless, radio frequency and optical fiber communications. She has published numerous papers and patents. Her patents include novel modulation techniques and receivers suitable for visible light communications. She has won many prizes and awards including most recently the IET Mountbatten Medal. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Melanie Madders is the CEFC’s sector lead for Universities and Local Government, taking projects from initial discussions through to signed loan documentation.
Melanie has a project finance background having worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland in London on infrastructure projects as diverse as roads and smart meters, and in a financial advisor, debt lender or equity investor capacity.
Melanie also led major infrastructure projects at Queensland Treasury from business case development through to project procurement. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from Queensland University of Technology.
Michael is the lead Energy Management Specialist at NECA – the National Electrical & Communications Association.
Employed as the National EcoSmart Manager, Michael is an advocate for upskilling the electrical industry by sharing knowledge, technology and innovative concepts.
His extensive knowledge & experience with Energy Management & Power Quality solutions, has led him into implementing many state-of-the-art solutions across the country.
Backed by his degree in Electrical & Electronic engineering, his passion lies within the intricate details of smart electrical solutions.
Paul Ducker is a digital systems engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field of control and information system engineering. He founded PDS Ltd in the UK in 1987 through which he has identified and provided advanced solutions for road tunnel system projects worldwide. Much of his work has focused on simplifying project implementation by integrating diverse tunnel data on IP networks and providing a cohesive user interface through which a road tunnel can be effectively and safely operated and managed. He has also been a leading contributor in the development of advanced tunnel lighting solutions with Thorlux lighting over the last 10 years developing new lighting control methodologies to reduce implementation and through-life operating costs.
I have been in the lighting industry for over 30 years. Most of my career was with Thorn Lighting in the UK, working in countries around the globe including USA, Middle East and Asia. I relocated to Australia in 2007, joined GE Lighting in 2013, and in early 2014 became Managing Director, with the task of transforming the business from a lamp supplier, to a lighting project business.
My key focus for the last 4 years has been on LED technology and specifically street lighting and “Intelligent City” technology, building upon the experience obtained via the City of Sydney LED upgrade and the “smart city” trials being conducted by GE in partnership with Cities internationally. I was also a Director of Daintree Networks an Australian digital lighting and building energy control and analysis business, acquired by GE in 2016.
Following the acquisition of the GE Lighting business in Australia by Beacon Lighting in March 2017, I transferred to the new business branded Light Source Solutions with a continued focus on public lighting.
I have witnessed GE spent Billions to be a key part of the Industrial internet and IoT. Worked with clients passionate about creating a “smart city” but unsure what they want or how to get it, and clients not prepared to consider lighting controls on day, and a few months later tender for a system.
This change needs to remain within the framework of regulatory industrial standards and processes. However, these regulatory committees and Government organisations struggle with change, let alone fast change!
Craig is Co-Founder and Chief Apiarist of Hivint and SecurityColony.
Craig has over 15 years of experience in the security industry, working in the finance, government, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors.
With a strong technical background, Craig is a reformed nerd who now works with senior executives to better understand how security can provide significant benefits to their business, and implementing and overseeing programs to achieve this.
Well known in the industry, Craig has appeared on the 7:30 Report and has been quoted in the AFR, SMH, The Age, CSO Magazine and Australian IT on security-related topics. Craig regularly presents at industry and sector-specific conferences, recently including the AusCERT, ACSC, WAckhon, Security in Government (Singapore) and CarolinaCon (USA).
Liam Seymour first started working for the City of Launceston in 2008. His journey began as an Engineering Officer within the Roads and Hydraulics Department, responsible for delivering the Councils Capital Budget Road Reseal Program as well as the Footpath Reseal Programs.
Liam's passion to develop his skills and knowledge throughout his 9 years with the City of Launceston and through personnel development, has seen him complete Diplomas in Management, Civil Engineering and most recently Project Management.
His passion to learn, lead and continually develop his skills, has allowed him to mentor younger minds. Liam took on the role as the key contact for Councils, working closely with Ironbark Sustainability to form the Northern Lights project.
David Boughey is the Assistant Director of the Lighting Team of the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy. His primary focus is on the phase-out of inefficient lighting in Australia and development of performance requirements for efficient lighting. David has worked on the transition to efficient street lighting through the Commonwealth – State Equipment Energy Efficiency Program since 2009.
David has a broad ranging background in environmental policy and regulation, having previously worked on environmental impact assessment, biodiversity policy, and related corporate and strategic policy.
Tom is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years’ experience with energy and infrastructure markets and their regulatory systems. His focus is strategic business development: creating new products and service models; developing commercial and regulatory proposals; and managing negotiation. Earlier roles include 10 years in chartered accounting and investment banking firms. He has managed corporate reorganisations, acquisitions and sales, and provided corporate advisory services including business valuations.
Mr. Haider is an international sales specialist with a focus on the lighting and electrical industry as well as DIY and DIY markets. He speaks 4 languages and has been awarded several times as Manager of the Year. He has a board of directors and a board of directors and a master's degree in jurisprudence. At LCT GesmbH he is responsible for sales, strategy, marketing, international relations and contracting.
Keith has nearly 30 years within the street lighting industry. He has worked in both the private and public sector in a variety of roles covering all disciplines of exterior lighting including consultancy, design, sales and commissioning of projects.
Keith began his career in the UK at Bristol City Council as an area lighting engineer and has since worked for Philips, Eclipse Partnership and Selc. Keith has a wealth of knowledge in the smart lighting area having delivered projects with over 300,000 lighting points in the UK. Keith is the technical sales manager at Telensa where his role involves the support of existing and development of new business throughout Australia and New Zealand based from Telensa's office in Melbourne.
Tim Hunt leads the Melbourne lighting team and has an industrial design based background. Tim like to innovate and challenge the norm to find new ways of approaching problems, through creativity, research, testing and embracing new technologies. Tim has a passion for lighting design and the way light can be used to accentuate architecture and create unique environments, especially with regards to urban design and placemaking.
In his time at Arup, Tim has worked in the Sydney, London and Melbourne offices. This has given him both local and international experience on several wide ranging lighting projects from design for multiple airports, Green Star commercial buildings and fit out’s, exterior urban lighting, international retail lighting experience for Bentley Motors and Acne Studios, to the design, fabrication and commissioning of 5 different light art installations in the Vivid Sydney Festivals.
Tim has a solid understanding of a holistic design process, from client facing presentations and initial conceptualisation, drawing and specification documents, custom luminaire design to dealing with contractors and commissioning.
Dr. Mamoun Alazab is a Cyber Security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. He holds a PhD in Cyber Security. Dr. Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary and includes both technological and criminological perspectives of computer crime, with a focus on crime detection and prevention. He has more than 60 publications, and have organised and participated more than 70 conferences and workshops. Dr Alazab is Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU). Based on his nomination from the Australian Academy of Science, he was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from one of Japan’s most prestigious research institution, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, UNODC, Trend Mirco, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Westpac, and the Attorney General’s Department.
David’s philosophy on lighting is simple. “Light gives life: we visualise using light, we dream using
light and our emotions are influenced by light”
David is one of the founding Directors 2B Designed. He is passionate about light, its relationship with
architecture and its effects on our well-being and believes that lighting is the key element in creating
atmosphere in the built form and transforming the way we perceive our surroundings. David is a keen
advocate for sustainable design and was the lighting designer for the Melbourne Convention Centre,
the world’s first 6-star Convention Centre.
David strongly believes that lighting solutions cannot be designed in isolation. Rather they must be
developed in concert with the architecture. He has been widely recognised by his peers for his
Kire and David have input on all 2B Designed projects to ensure the best of technical and creative
input is provided.
Some of David’s projects include:
He also teaches lighting design at RMIT and VUT where he focuses in the interaction of light and
architecture. He is a fellow of both the International Associating of Lighting Designers, (IALD) and the
Lighting Society (IESANZ).
Danilo Bettinazzi has been working as Director of Sales and Marketing at Griven since 2001, where he began his professional career as Sales Manager in 1997. Researching and developing new market opportunities, he decisively contributed to the successful switch of the company from the show business to the architectural lighting market during the first decade of the new millennium. His creation of a well-selected network of specialist outlets worldwide represented a very important step for the company towards new businesses. He constantly participates as a speaker or relator in many educational events, such as trainings, seminars, road shows, exhibitions, and workshops held for customers, distributors, lighting designers or colleagues of the Nordeon Group sister companies .hess, Vulkan, LAMP Lighting, WILA, Schmitz and Nordeon.
David Wilson, Founder and CEO of Adelaide based Green Frog Systems Pty. Ltd. comes from an engineering background that incorporated product innovation and design whilst developing military hardware and software systems for companies such as IBM.
David will be presenting on behalf of the Katherine Town Council on the successful deployment of the first entire city smart street lighting network in Australia earlier this year. The rollout comprised over 900 centrally managed LED Street lights with advanced lighting control systems.
David will further discuss the ROI model used to justify the infrastructure upgrade and deliberate on how Katherine City Council is looking to integrate CCTV camera, power metering and advanced smart city co-located sensor platforms onto this network in the future.
*Speakers to be confirmed
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