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


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

City of Melbourne lighting aims to enhance people’s experience of the city after dark, while ensuring responsible energy use. It promotes improvements to safety and amenity, especially for pedestrians. In doing so, it also recognises that people’s sense of wellbeing results from a complex mix of factors. At night, these include way-finding and visual comfort, as well as road safety and personal security.

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

  • Largest deployment of IoT in a North American city
  • Using streetlights to transform how the City provides services
  • How streetlighting data is changing lives
  • San Diego’s future plans for IoT and data driven service delivery

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 Program (SLNP): Unburdening Indian Cities

  • Role of Street Lighting in making a city safe
  • Necessity for energy efficient street lighting in India
  • Constraints faced by cities in implementing LED street lighting
  • Overcoming the barrier through EESL’s Innovative Solutions
  • SLNP – Transformation of street lighting services in India

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

Santosh Thakur

14:10 - 14:40

Investigating electricity distribution network benefits of smart lighting technology

SA Power Networks’ Smart Lighting / Smart Network Pilot is investigating the extent to which smart streetlights deployed for local council lighting projects can also provide useful data, e.g. on voltage levels, that can assist with managing the electricity distribution network. This presentation will cover: the service specification, how and why we developed it as we did; some interesting aspects of the procurement process; a description of the smart lighting /smart network pilots and our engagement with relevant councils; our experiences to date; and our consequent view to the future, including options to leverage broader smart city technologies and to explore the basis for commercial arrangements with customers.

Tom Walker, Manager Commercial Corporate Strategy, SA Power Networks

Tom Walker

14:40 - 15:25


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

Craig Madden
David Ripper
Paul Brown

15:25 - 15:55


15:55 - 16:15

Smart Lighting as A Foundation for A Smart City

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

Adam Beck

16:15 - 16:35

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

Steele Adams

16:35 - 17:15


Incorporating Intelligent 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, what funding avenues are available?
  • Do we really NEED all these 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?

Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Brendan Lloyd, City Safe Technical Officer, City of Greater Geelong
David Klingberg, Director and Principal, Smart Planning and Design
Shweta Babbar, Chief Transformation Officer, Glen Eira City Council
Steele Adams, Program Coordinator – City Innovation and Sustainability, City of Newcastle

Adam Beck
Brendan Lloyd
David Klingberg
Shweta Babbar
Steele Adams

17:15 - 17:25



Presented by Ian Dryden of

17:25 - 17:40

Address by Cocktail Sponsor

17:40 - 17:45


17:45 - 18:45


Day 2 - 29 August 2019

08:25 - 08:50


08:50 - 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 - 10:00

The Evolution of Lighting

Bryan Douglas, Secretary General, Global Lighting Association

Bryan Douglas

10:00 - 10:30

Smart Lighting SA – Making Way For The Future

  • A regional approach to LED Lighting and the lessons learned.
  • Engagement of Iron Bark Sustainability to facilitate development of a business case; planning and design of the roll-out; future proofing; implementing a design framework to assist with future decision making; and project management and auditing.
  • Undertaking a lighting compliance assessment of current lighting as part of the LED upgrade project.
  • Procurement of lighting i.e. the first council in SA to supply the lighting to SAPN.
  • The use of Smart Lighting in two projects: Cycling Routes and Open Spaces.

Peter Tsokas, Chief Executive Officer, City of Unley

Peter Tsokas

10:30 - 10:50

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, Bluetooth Special Interest Group

Kai Ren

10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:50

ACT Smart Street Lighting Deployment

  • The ACT Government is committed to achieving a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases from 1990 levels by 2020 and achieve zero emissions by 2050.
  • The solution offered by Omexom (VINCI Energies’ Electrix) in response to the ACT Government approach to market is delivering a complete management solution for streetlights, delivering energy reduction (48%), as well as a ‘backbone’ platform for future Smart City options.
  • This is the first contract in Australia to combine smart LED streetlight installation, smart city network implementation and overall infrastructure management
  • It is also the first street lighting project to be carried out under an Energy Performance Contract. The long-term nature of the contract has promoted strong collaboration between the ACT Government (Transport Canberra and City Services), Omexom and the local distribution network services provider.

Michael Rosetta, Project Manager, Electrix

Michael Rosetta

11:50 - 12:20

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

12:20 - 13:00


Blue Light - Green Light or Red Light? One Year On!

In late 2018, the Summit facilitated a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds. Instead of the standard industry spiels, this was the first time a lighting conference brought together scientists, councils, dark sky and astronomers and suppliers. Facilitated by Ironbark’s Alexi Lynch, the 2018 panel was to bring some nuance to the discussion surrounding “healthy” lighting. The panel openly discussed issues and controversies around LEDs, health and blue light; realistic goals for lighting temperature; legal implications for councils and DNSPs; and where do we go from here. With the latest from around the world, including the news from France where new lighting must be below 3000K, we re-introduce the panel with some new faces to see what’s changed in 12 months. 

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

Health x Smart LED Lighting

Sean Cain, Associate Professor, Monash University

Sean Cain

14:50 - 15:30


Exploring the Balance Between Innovation and Sustainability in the Lighting Industry

A big challenge faced when designing public lighting infrastructure is combining sustainable equipment with a desirable and innovative appearance. This panel discussion invites speakers from both ends of the field to come together to explore the balance that can be found between innovation and sustainability in outdoor, public, street and urban lighting projects.

Dave Anderson, Specialist Lighting Team Lead, ADP Consulting Pty Ltd
Nicolas Burnham, Design Principal, Senior Associate, NDYLight Lighting Design

Dave Anderson

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:20

Consequences of Artificial Light Pollution on A Nocturnal Mammal

Dr Kylie Robert, Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Environment & Evolution, La Trobe University

Dr Kylie Robert

16:20 - 16:40

Communities With Lighting; Beginnings, Retained Traditions and Pathways Forward

Jackson Stigwood, Design Director, A Billion Suns

16:40 - 16:50


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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