Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2019

28-29 August 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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Day 1 - 28 August 2019
08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

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

09:30 - 09:50

Opening Address by City of Melbourne

Ian Dryden, Principal – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne

Ian Dryden
09:50 - 10:20

Lessons from Los Angeles – Benefits of Connected & Smart Lighting

  • Realized benefits of HID to LED conversions
  • Remote monitoring applications and it's evolution
  • Smart City in Los Angeles past, present and future

Kerney R Marine, Assistant Director - Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles, USA

Kerney R Marine
10:20 - 10:50

Exploring The Influence Of Norway On The EU

  • Strategic Roadmap 2025 of the European Lighting Industry
  • Smart Lighting for Humans
  • The Nordic light

Katia Valerie Banoun, Managing Director, Lyskultur, Norway

Katia Valerie Banoun
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:50

San Diego’s Smart Lighting Upgrade

Erik Caldwell, Deputy COO - Smart and Sustainable Communities Branch, City of San Diego, USA

Erik Caldwell
11:50 - 12:20

Delivering Smart Technology to the NT

Maz Khosravi, Project Portfolio Manager Innovation, City of Darwin

Maz Khosravi
12:20 - 12:40

To Be Confirmed

Martin Valentine, Global Design Director, LIGMAN

Martin Valentine
12:40 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:10

Street Lighting National Programme

Santosh Thakur, General Manager, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, India

Santosh Thakur
14:10 - 14:30

To Be Confirmed

Tom Walker, Manager Commercial Corporate Strategy, SA Power Networks

Tom Walker
14:30 - 15:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Myth-Busting - What is the Role of the AER, AEMO, AEMC, NER, COAG and Other Key Federal Players in Smart Lighting?  

Stakeholders are understandably left confused when it comes to the role of the leading regulators and market operators in Australia’s energy market. The broader national debate and confusion around electricity prices, reliability, emissions reduction and market operation are a good analogy to the confusion around relevant roles in relation to smart lighting and LEDs.

From councils starting their smart lighting journey to those who have been around for decades, it is not uncommon for hours wasted seeking “lighting approval information from AER”, “an understanding of the latest technology from AEMO” or “an update from AEMC on the latest in Type8 metering and dimming”. All of course are questions asked to the wrong organisation 

If this sound like you or a previous version of you, come along to this session we get all the key stakeholders together and ask them about their relative roles and responsibilities in relation to smart lighting, smart cities, metering, rules and regulations. Bring your questions… or get your questions into us in advance! 

Facilitated by Paul Brown
, Australia’s most experienced lighting expert who has worked with councils and national regulators and operators for decades.

Plus register your interest for the Smart Lighting Summit now and we’ll send you a 2-page “cheat sheet” in advance! Prepared by our knowledge partners, Ironbark Sustainability, it explains the role of each stakeholder in relation to smart lighting.

Craig Madden, Senior Regulatory Manager, Price Monitoring and Regulation, Essential Services Commission
David Ripper, Principal Metrology Engineer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability

David Ripper Paul Brown
15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:05

Smart Lighting as A Foundation for A Smart City

Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand

Adam Beck
16:05 - 16:25

Newcastle Smart City

  • Meeting the needs of a future city:
    • City as an experimental platform
    • City as a data common
    • City as a personal service
  • Smart poles as a foundation for "smart" deployment of "smart" city technologies.
  • Challenges of installing a Council owned electrical and fibre optic network to drive smart poles and technologies.
  • Lessons learnt from the rapid deployment of Smart City lighting and Infrastructure.
  • Creating a renewable powered smart city

Steele Adams, Program Coordinator – City Innovation and Sustainability, City of Newcastle

16:25 - 17:05

Panel Discussion: Challenges Faced With Integrated Lighting Systems

Working within a budget whilst upgrading your technology can be a draining and time-consuming task, there is no single system that will suit every region.

  • When addressing the process of integrating a connected smart lighting system, the initial challenges lies with the budget, how much are we allowed to spend on upgrade and upkeep?
  • Do we need all sorts of environmental, sound, traffic and waste monitoring capabilities?
  • Why are we implementing these changes? Is this beneficial to the council and its residents?
  • Are we planning for long term use and future advancements?
17:05 - 17:15

Delegate Choice Awards

17:15 - 17:30

Address by Cocktail Sponsor

17:30 - 17:35


17:35 - 18:35


Day 2 - 29 August 2019
08:25 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

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.

09:30 - 09:50

Future - Improving Our Wellbeing with Artificial Lighting Design


09:50 - 10:20

Smart Lighting SA – Making Way For The Future

Peter Tsokas, Chief Executive Officer, City of Unley

Peter Tsokas
10:20 - 10:50

Alight at Night – Interactive Light Installations

  • Creating captivating visual installations by intertwining public involvement and smart lighting fixtures.
  • Outdoor lighting-based artwork serves the public by encouraging community involvement and communication whilst reinforcing a sense of safety, comfort and elation

Lucy Keeler, Vivid Light Curator, Vivid Sydney (Destination NSW)

Lucy Keeler
10:50 - 11:10

Bluetooth® – Make the Lighting Smart and More

Bluetooth technology, as a major connectivity method world widely, plays an important role of IoT, it’s well adopted by audio stream, smartphone/tablet, automotive and connected device. More than that, Bluetooth mesh makes Bluetooth support mesh network topology and lighting industry is a target area for it. Moreover, the new enhancement of latest Bluetooth core specification release make Bluetooth support Direction Finding, it also has big influence on bringing value-added applications based on smart lighting platform. In this speech, Bluetooth SIG will introduce all of these new features and what can they bring to lighting industry.

Kai Ren, Senior Developer Relations Manager, APAC, Bluutooth Special Interest Group

Kai Ren
11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:00

Bringing the Latest Smart Lighting Applications to Central and Southern NSW

12:00 - 12:20

Moreton Bay Wildlife Sensitive Lighting Design 

Moreton Bay are looking at technical specifications for Wildlife Sensitive Outdoor Lighting. This specification sets out requirements for the technical performance, design, luminaire selection and operating procedures of public lighting in the Moreton Bay Region in order to reduce or eliminate the impact of public lighting on fauna.

12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Blue Light - Green Light or Red Light? One Year On!

Alexi Lynch, Business Manager, Ironbark Sustainability
Dr Christopher Lidman, Head of National Facilities Support, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Dr Therésa Jones, Senior Lecturer - School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne

Alexi Lynch Dr Christopher Lidman Dr Therésa Jones
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Driving, Visibility And LED Streetlighting: Findings From On-Road Studies

Dr Gillian Isoardi, Lighting Scientist, Light Naturally
Prof. Joanne Wood, Faculty of Health, School – Optometry and Vision Science, QUT

Dr Gillian Isoardi
14:30 - 14:50

ACT Smart Street Lighting Deployment

Michael Rosetta, Project Manager, Electrix

Michael Rosetta
14:50 - 15:30

Panel Discussion: Exploring the Balance Between Innovation and Sustainability in the Lighting Industry


Nicolas Burnham, Design Principal, Senior Associate, NDYLight Lighting Design

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:20

Bundaberg’s Low Glow Initiative: Utilising Urban Heat Maps to Improve the Survival Rates of Marine Turtles

  • Urban glow sensors will be deployed to measure levels of light pollution in urban areas along the Bundaberg coast; leveraging open data and smart technology to reduce urban glow
  • Creating a real-time platform to raise community awareness of light pollution affecting marine life and to guide the deployment of smart lighting solutions, including motion sensor activated LED lighting
16:20 - 16:40

Benefits of Connected Technology

Connected lighting systems offer councils a greater coverage with data collection and community collaboration whilst improving reliability and efficiency.

16:40 - 17:00

Understanding Sensor Capabilities

Smart cities rely on interconnected devices to improve their available services and to provide real-time data. By using street lighting fixtures as a foundation for an array of sensors, councils are given a more astute look into how to solve interconnected problems. Using sensors to monitor weather, traffic, air quality etc, can assist in informing fundamental city services like traffic regulation, safety and emergency systems.

17:00 - 17:05


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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28-29 August 2019

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia



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