Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2018

11-12 September 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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Day 1 - 11 September 2018
07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Address by Breakfast Networking Sponsor – SYLVANIA

Christian Mildner, Solutions Architect, Sylvania Connected Solutions

Christian Mildner
09:10 - 09:40

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.

09:40 - 10:00

A Lighter, Attractive and Safer Melbourne
Utilising current technology, 1,450 street lights are scheduled to be upgraded with smart photoelectric (PE) cells by mid-2018.

Ian Dryden, Principal – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne

Ian Dryden
10:00 - 10:30

Innovation in Lighting
The Denmark Outdoor Living Lab (DOLL) aims to address the needs of established and developing smart cities through the innovation of intelligent lighting.

  • Understanding the innovation behind the DOLL permanent outdoor testing field for smart lighting solutions; the largest of its kind in Europe.
  • A look into the platform’s intelligent urban lighting and Smart City solutions

Kim Brostrøm, Chief Technology Officer, DOLL Living Lab, Denmark

Kim Brostrøm
10:30 - 10:50

Missed Opportunities within the Public Realm

  • Do public realm lighting contracts get treated as a poor relation of those tendered for street lighting?
  • The different tasks within a public realm; where good uniformity or deliberate contrast are appropriate
  • Fresh thinking and application of unique optics can have dramatically different results

Martin Valentine, Global Design Director, Ligman Lighting

Martin Valentine
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:50

Seizing the Opportunity to Transform from Legacy Street Lighting to a Smart Community

  • Discussing the transformation from high-intensity discharge (HID) based lighting to LED street lighting equipped with smart controls
  • Smart City projects currently underway; surveillance cameras, multi-function devices and colocation and connectivity

Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Manager, Georgia Power Co., US

Scotty Hutto
11:50 - 12:10

From Lighting Controls to Smart Cities – Harness The Power Of Your Lighting Network

Using a combination of worldwide deployment experience, market data and practical examples, this session will consider the following questions:

  • Why is connected streetlighting the first smart city application to be deployed at scale? 
  • How can the economic case for streetlighting controls be used to kick-start other smart city applications? 
  • What can cities do to make sure that connected streetlighting is a catalyst to drive a more efficient and data-driven city?
  • How can cities ensure that their departmental applications, like street lighting, are fully integrated with big data analytics and monetisation strategies?

Keith Henry, Technical Sales Manager - ANZ, Telensa Systems Pty Ltd.

Keith Henry
12:10 - 12:50

Panel Discussion:
Intelligent Lighting – Traditionally Designed Lighting Units with A Modern Twist

Lighting now holds the capability to go further than existing solely for illumination purposes. Intelligent lighting has the capacity to house and power smart solutions.

  • Unrestricted Wi-Fi networks: How a digital safety net provides local residents and tourists with a sense of familiarity and relaxation
  • Intuitive data sensors that react depending on activity in the area, while simultaneously collating environmental data
  • Necessity for emergency call buttons in public spaces


Brendan Lloyd, City Safe Technical Officer, City of Greater Geelong
Kim Brostrøm, Chief Technology Officer, DOLL Living Lab, Denmark
Martin Valentine, Global Design Director, Ligman Lighting
Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP

Brendan Lloyd Kim Brostrøm Martin Valentine Tim Hunt
12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:20

Smart Lighting, Smart Thinking, Smart City – A New South Australia

With over 18 years of industry experience, and 10 years with SA Power Networks, Tom Walker is well versed in the changes that have occurred in South Australia in the energy and lighting industry. Tom’s session will explore:

  • Updates on developments in the last year involving the LED growth-spurt in South Australia.
  • Some of the innovative services and contract terms we’ve negotiated with Councils in the our new tariff and service agreements.
  • SA Power Network’s journey so far with smart lighting and smart city solutions, including a look at technologies and platforms from our RFP process, the options and benefits we’ve found Councils really value, and the synergies with our electricity distribution business.

Thomas Walker, Manager Commercial Corporate Strategy, SA Power Networks

Thomas Walker
14:20 - 14:40

LED Upgrades VS Smart City Strategies – How to Future Proof and Maximise the Investment
NB SmartCities will share international and local case studies on effective smart city strategy implementation backed by deep research and findings. The presentation will also focus on effective ways the street light can be optimized as a carrier of smart city backbone infrastructure and IoT solutions. In essence - how to gear up for future smart city implementation, trends and an innovative take on the effective implementation. 

Claus Oustrup, Director, NB Smart Cities
David Raven, Director, Odyssey Energy

Claus Oustrup
14:40 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:
Can You Be A Smart City Without Smart Lighting?

The rapidly growing trend of living sustainably is one that is hard to avoid. This panel will discuss the necessity of employing integrated smart lighting solutions in a smart city platform.

  • What is a smart city and how does LED lighting contribute to it?


Eyal Halamish, Director and Cofounder,
Gary Mackenzie, CEO, nextLiFi
Michelle Van Gerrevink, Sustainability Co-ordinator, Glen Eira City Council
Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Manager, Georgia Power Co., US

Eyal Halamish Gary Mackenzie Michelle Van Gerrevink Scotty Hutto
15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:10

Connected Garden – Where Technology Meets Nature

  • How implementing smart lighting capabilities has unlocked the path to a smart city
  • Creating one of Australia’s most connected and digitally all-inclusive public spaces
  • Exploring the relationship between nature and technology
  • Understanding the digital transformation of Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden and Domain

George Salouros, Director of Assets and Facilities Management, Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands

George Salouros
16:10 - 16:30

Gold Coast Lighting LED Rollout with Smart Lighting – One of The Biggest Smart Lighting Projects Ever to Be Rolled Out in Australia

The City of Gold Coast is at the beginning of one of the state’s largest LED retrofit projects including smart technology.  In addition, this installation is the cultivation of an integrated lighting platform for street, public and creative lighting.

  • Testing the consumption of energy via metered and unmetered lighting; comparing and contrasting energy usage
  • Remote controlled streetlights; hosting the ability to dim and alter output of street and public lighting based on environment conditions
  • Assessing the feasibility of a city wide smart lighting network

Pamela Bessette, Executive Coordinator, Energy Management Program, City of Gold Coast

Pamela Bessette
16:30 - 16:50

Off-Grid Intelligent Lighting Systems*

Presentation by LeadSun

Matt Jones, Director of Channel Management, LeadSun
Matt Pollard, Business Development Manager, LeadSun

16:50 - 17:00

Delegate Choice Awards

17:00 - 17:15

Address by Cocktail Sponsor - ULA Group

Cuono Biviano, Managing Director, ULA Group

Cuono Biviano
17:15 - 17:20


17:20 - 18:20


18:20 - 19:50


Day 2 - 12 September 2018
08:25 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10


09:10 - 09:40

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.

09:40 - 10:00

Sustainable Smart Solar Lighting

  • Discussing the link between solar lighting and a smart future
  • The role of connected solar lighting in public spaces

Doug Underdown, Global Sales Manager, Green Frog Systems

10:00 - 10:30

Smart Lighting Design & Master Planning

  • Night time perception and an approach to lighting designing
  • Where are the opportunities for co-design, collaboration, place-making and art?
  • How are differing wants and needs of clients addressed and reflected in designing good urban lighting?
  • Who is the ultimate client and how do you actually define smart lighting?


Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP

Tim Hunt
10:30 - 10:50

Bluetooth® Mesh -  Pave the Way for Smart Lighting

  • The Case for Wireless Commercial Lighting Systems
  • The Value of Bluetooth: Bluetooth mesh lighting features and value
  • The True Wireless Lighting Opportunity – Lighting as a Platform

Kai Ren, Developer Relations Manager, APAC, Bluetooth Special Interest Group

Kai Ren
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:40

Funding Smart Lighting Projects Across Australia

In this presentation, Paul Brown, Australia’s leading street lighting expert, will look at the funding opportunities for councils around the country. At present over 100 councils have changed over to LEDs, however, many are looking into changing main roads, open space and city centre lighting. This presentation will discuss the following:

  • The focus on practical realities of how to fund projects and make sure you’re actually making the change
  • Smart Cities Funding; ACCUs (Australian Carbon Credit Units); Direct Action; the NEG (National Energy Guarantee); ESCs; VEUs
  • The cost of a stranded asset 
  • The state of the states
  • The value of Smart Lighting 

Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability

Paul Brown
11:40 - 12:00

Artificial Light at Night – Considering the Environmental Implications of LED Lighting
In a bid to reduce the worlds energy consumption, thousands of councils have been replacing existing fixtures with LED units. Although implemented with the best of intentions, new lighting strategies have focused on energy and have not addressed light pollution or mammalian health. Studies have shown that lighting temperatures in the blue range can have a negative impact on the circadian rhythm of animals, including us. There is little discussion in urban design of this major impact and change in cities and rural towns in Australia, though increasing discussion internationally.

Dr Therésa Jones, Senior Lecturer – School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne

Dr Therésa Jones
12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion:
What We’ve Been Doing VS What Needs To Be Done
Although upgrading to LED street lights may lower energy consumption, this is not enough to reduce costs and improve council efficiency.

  • The future of sustainable lighting from a council perspective
  • What smart lighting changes can we expect on a local level?





Ian Dryden, Principal – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
Marc Cassanet, Coordinator Environment and Sustainability, Wyndham City Council
Pamela Bessette, Executive Coordinator, Energy Management Program, City of Gold Coast
Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability

Ian Dryden Marc Cassanet Pamela Bessette Paul Brown
12:40 - 13:20

Panel Discussion:
Blue Light – Should We Be Giving It the Green or Red Light?

Facilitated by Ironbark’s Alexi Lynch, this panel will bring some nuance to the discussion surrounding “healthy” lighting.

  • The issues and controversy around LEDs, health and blue light; blue light is either nothing to worry about or it’s the new cane toad and will destroy life on this planet as we know it
  • What is a realistic goal in terms of lighting temperature?



Alexi Lynch, Business Manager, Ironbark Sustainability
Dr Therésa Jones, Senior Lecturer – School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
Ian Dryden, Principal – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
Marnie Ogg, Project Consultant, Dark Sky Park and Orana Region Lighting Policies, TravelOgg Pty Ltd
Trevor Leighton, Technical Director Australia, Schréder

Alexi Lynch Dr Therésa Jones Ian Dryden Marnie Ogg Trevor Leighton
13:20 - 14:20


14:20 - 14:40

Energy Efficiencies in Streetlighting

  • Streetlight Pole as a Smart City Asset
  • Moving Streetlights from a un-metered tariff to a metered tariff for Energy Efficiency gains
  • Energising Streetlights using Renewable Energy & Storage in a clustered Microgrids
  • Cases studies and References

Paul Daly, Smart State Strategy Expert, Essential Energy

14:40 - 15:00

Smart Lighting Meets Urban Heat Island Effect and Climate Adaptation

  • Most Victorian Councils have already achieved significant energy and cost savings by upgrading their residential street lights and are now turning their attention to ‘smart’ LED major road lighting.
  • A challenge many Council’s face is planning for climate change and the urban heat island effect. If we understand where our hotspots are located, we can apply a range of measures to improve it -from planting trees through to planning controls.
  • Existing methods of monitoring urban heat, such as remote thermal imaging, are typically costly and only provide a single snapshot in time.
  • Wyndham City Council has worked with Powercor Australia to install 1,000 smart LEDs on major roads as part of the Lighting the West program, with a further 2,600 major road lights to be upgraded in 2018/19.  
  • These lights come with a built-in temperature sensor and in partnership with Ironbark Sustainability and Powercor Australia, Wyndham City Council is exploring whether street lights can provide a low cost solution to high resolution, real time monitoring of urban heat using the distribution metering network.

Marc Cassanet, Coordinator Environment and Sustainability, Wyndham City Council

Marc Cassanet
15:00 - 15:20

Do Turtles Dream of Urban Glow? A Bundaberg Project That Connects Trees, Turtles and Lighting Through Community Activation
Through an initial partnership of only three organisations, the Low Glow Collaboration (LGC) has grown to link (and potentially monetise) ecosystem restoration in new and previously undeveloped ways.

  • This is a next-generation sustainability project, linking environmental works to economic, technological and social outcomes
  • Aims to combine resident, business and government action to reduce the impact of lighting on turtle habitats
  • LGC supported a smart cities application by Bundaberg Regional Council and continues to promote innovation in usage of smart lighting

Wayne Wescott, CEO, Greenfleet

Wayne Wescott
15:20 - 15:45

VicRoads First Ever Performance-Based Street Lighting Contract and Implementation of Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

  • Prescriptive Contract VS Performance-Based Contract
  • Implementation of Performance-Based Street Lighting Contract at VicRoads
  • Implementation of energy efficient LED Street Lights on Victorian motorways along with Asset Monitoring and Control System (AMCS) and electronic Maintenance and Records Management System (eMRMS)

Ashish Daga, Team Leader Managed Motorways and ITS, Smart Journey Systems, VicRoads

Ashish Daga
15:45 - 16:05

Joint Presentation:
Alluring City Experiences – Immersive Lighting, Immersive Art

  • Exploring the immersive use of light and sound in a public setting
  • Embracing the role of lighting in interactive art installations and encourages community engagement
  • Understanding how to create an enjoyable environment with an immersive lighting experience

Beth McMahon, Creative Director, the Indirect Object
Geoff Adams, Technical Advisor, the indirect Object
Michael Bevitt, Co-Founder, the indirect Object
Thomas Soup Campbell, Sound Engineer, the indirect Object

Beth McMahon Geoff Adams Michael Bevitt Thomas Soup Campbell
16:05 - 16:35


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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11-12 September 2018

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia



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