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The Smart Community Podcast

Summary: "Making Smart Communities that are Accessible, Liveable and Sustainable for All"​ The Smart Community Podcast is a hub where Smart and exciting people from all around the world come to discuss all things Smart City, Smart Town, Smart Region - anything that makes a place more liveable. Together we can create the Smart Community Collective. Disclaimer: All content is representative of personal opinion only and is not associated with any company, organisation or government agency.

Podcasts:

 SCP E65: Convergence of Energy, Infrastructure and Transport, with Carola Jonas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1283

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really great conversation with Carola Jonas. Carola is the CEO and Co-Founder of Everty, who build software for electric vehicle charging. She has a background in logistics and freight, and has moved into green tech. She is very passionate about keeping our planet clean and green. We talk about some of the impacts of energy infrastructure and transport coming together in a digital sense, and Carola then talks about some of the leading initiatives happening in Australia. She shares what Everty does and what they are doing in the Smart City Space. She also shares some learnings from around the world, including how to increase uptake and also getting the infrastructure ready. We have a little bit of a chat about demand on the energy grid, and finish talking about connected and automated vehicles integrating into our public infrastructure, and then some examples of emerging trends from overseas. As always, I hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Carola via LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook or check out the Everty website everty.com.au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E64: Bonus Episode | 21st Century Solutions to Current Day Problems, with Dean Madison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1395

In this bonus episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really great conversation with Dean Madison, the founder and CEO of T. D. Madison and Associates. Dean has a background in broadband and we first start talking bout IOT and the next generation of services, and how we need to start applying 21st century solutions to our current day problems. Dean is passionate about empowering cities to manage their own complex services and resources, and we also talk about the idea of buying back time and setting up the right foundational infrastructure for a Smart City. Dean shares some of the things he's currently working on, which includes setting up this foundational infrastructure and he also talks about setting up a Smart City Ecosystem of open data to allow integration. We talk about some of the emerging trends, particularly the economic and environmental impacts of not implementing Smart city practices and finish talking about using technology instead of trying to build our way out of congestion. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Dean via his website tdmaddison.com Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E63: Smart from the Start, with Merrick Spain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1653

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Merrick Spain, the Smart Cities Lead for Telstra. We discuss the importance of community and civic innovation in the Smart City space, and also the need to develop a data culture before we get too excited about the tech. We also explore some of the projects Merrick is working on, particularly in the realm of Smart Regions, and the emerging trend of genuine collaboration. Merrick's favourite term is 'Smart from the Start' which I really enjoy. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com You can connect with Merrick on LinkedIn and via Twitter @MerrickSpain Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E62: Underspent Smart Communities, with Rachel Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1724

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I had a fantastic conversation with Rachel Smith, the author of Decongestion and also Underspent. A transport planner by trade, Rachel tells us about the BMW Guggenheim Lab she participated in where she travelled the world with the theme 'cities of the future.' We talk about the idea of underspent cities and how Smart Cities is about the intentional use of resources. We discuss the sharing economy and Rachel's experience of this overseas. She then shares the importance of people in the Smart City and the drivers of behavioural change. We finish on the emerging trend that people aren't talking about enough, which is the changes in retail that are already happening. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Rachel via LinkedIn, her website www.cyclingrachelsmith.com or @cyclingrsmith on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E61: Interoperability and Power the Key to Smart Cities, with Robert Linsdell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1734

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Robert Linsdell, the Managing Director of Vertiv for Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about technology; he grew up with it and has worked with it all of his life. We first talked about the different sectors of the Smart City and what is to come. We then talk about the importance of uninterrupted connectivity and power supply for a Smart City. Robert then talks about how important it is for interoperability to occur, to collaborate instead of compete. Robert shares was Vertiv does, particular with regards to data centres and UPS - uninterruptible power supply. We then talk about how unforgiving we are of technology and that we need to start talking about what to do if it fails. Finally, we discuss how important it is for government to keep up with technology when doing policy and planning. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Robert via LinkedIn Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E60: Bonus | Sustainability, Liveability and Making the World Better, with Will Davies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2252

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interview the CEO of Car Next Door, Will Davies. Will starts with discussing how he started to follow his passion for reducing our carbon footprint, and then how to utilise our resources better and how that fits into the Smart City space. We take a bit of a deep dive into car sharing and public transport attitudes as well as equal access to mobility. He has an exciting idea about how every new human could make the world a better place. We talk a lot about what Car Next door actually does, and finish our conversation talking about impacts on infrastructure and costs of autonomous vehicles, public transport and car sharing. As always I hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with will via the website carnextdoor.com.au or email him at will@carnextdoor.com.au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E59: Integrating Technologies and Embracing the Digital Age, with Emma Hendry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1262

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Emma Hendry. Emma is the CEO of Hendry Group and was also a member of the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation to Japan. Emma and I discuss incorporating tech into everyday business and how to move into the digital age. We also discuss learnings from Japan, what Emma has been up to lately, and how we can better integrate across the different disciplines using technology. We also talk about some of the emerging trends, global conversations and how to deal with risk. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com You can connect with Emma via the Contact page on the Hendry Group website, www.hendry.com.au or reach out to her on LinkedIn Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E58: Smart Cities as a way of thinking, with David Batchelor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1401

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with David Batchelor, a planner and history buff from Wellington, passionate about heritage and culture in our cities. He is also a member of the Smart Cities Council Emerging Innovators and talks about Smart Cities being a way to create great connected spaces for the people in them, and about Smart Cities being a universal language, a level playing field where we can all communicate. David tells us how New Zealand is currently embracing the Smart City concept and the importance of overall vision and strategy. He discusses some of the things that are happening in Wellington, particularly to do with resilience and tells us some really cool stuff about Smart heritage. We finish our conversation about public trust and the different types of feedback. Disclaimer: Everything discussed is personal opinion only and does not represent any company or government agency. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E57: City Deals for Integrated Cities, with Michael Comninos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1433

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great chat with Michael Comninos, the Managing Director of Astrolabe Group. First he tells us about his background in mathematics and growth infrastructure planning, so how cities grow. He also talks about the Smart City being about people and place, and also the importance of governance reform and leadership. Michael also tells us about some of the things he's been working on, including City Deals, and how it's important for the government to shift their thinking from being a regulator to moving to a customer-centric approach. We also talk about some emerging trends and the fact that everyone is still learning. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Michael via LinkedIn or on Twitter @astrolabe_au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E56: Bonus | Smart Chats - Governance with Danielle Storey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2381

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I have a great conversation with Danielle Storey. It's the third time she's been on the podcast (previously in Episodes 25 and 35) and this time we talk about Smart City Governance and the importance of frameworks in this space. I hope you enjoy listening to this bonus episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Chief Innovation Officer of Smarter Technology Solutions, a specialist Smart City Consulting and System Integration Company working with some of the leading Smart Cities in Australia. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Dani on LinkedIn or Smarter Technology Solutions at the website http://smartertechnologysolutions.com.au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E55: The Circular Economy, with Ashleigh Morris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1618

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Ashleigh Morris. Ashleigh is the cofounder and CEO fo the Circular Experiment, and also joined me on the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation to Japan. Ashleigh and I discuss our observations from Japan, as well as how Smart Cities and the Circular Economy fit together. Ashleigh also explains what the Circular Economy is and what the Circular Experiment worked on. We also discuss emerging trends of connecting knowledge and genuine collaboration. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com The best place to connect with Ashleigh is LinkedIn Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E54: Cybersecurity in the Smart City, with Vaughan Emery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1512

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really interesting chat with Vaughan Emery. Vaughan is the Founder and CEO of Atonomi, a company focused on security protocol for the internet of things. We talk a lot about the importance of cybersecurity as we get more connected, and how they're using the Ethereum blockchain to do their business. We also have some really interesting conversation about the future of cryptocurrencies. I learnt so much talking to Vaughan so I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com You can find out more about Atonomi and their website Atonomi.io, connect with Vaughan via Twitter @vaughanemery or @atonomi or find Atonomi on Telegram Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E53: Using technology to empower people to solve real problems, with Alvaro Maz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1235

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a great conversation with Alvaro Maz from Code for Australia. This episode isn't about coding, it's about using technology to empower people to solve real problems, which is a concept that I love. We discuss a lot of things including the changing ways of work and the importance of creating exciting and interesting projects to attract the talent that you want and need in order to keep moving forward. Alvaro and I also talk about about solving some of those boring inefficiencies that happen in Government and organisations, which you know I'm so passionate about. So as always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Alvaro on Twitter @alvaromaz Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E52: Smart Local Councils and Communities (Part 2), with Bronwyn Voyce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1163

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast we have part 2 of my conversation with Bronwyn Voice. In Part 1 we talk about the Future Leaders, Future Cities delegation, Bronwyn's background, the sharing economy and karaoke. In this episode, we continue our conversation and start it by talking about Bronwyn's observations of the Smart City space in Hong Kong and Japan. We also cover disaster resilience, which both countries are facing, in different aspects, and the future of mobility and emerging trends, and how there's lots of challenges coming such as facial recognition technology. Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Bronwyn on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn or Email bronwyn@bronwynvoyce.com.au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

 SCP E51: Smart Local Councils and Communities (Part 1), with Bronwyn Voyce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1446

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast I had a great chat with a fellow member of the Future Leaders, Future Cities Delegation, Bronwyn Voyce. Currently a consultant at GWI, she has a wide and varied background which we dive deep into in this episode. We talk about the concept of Smart Councils and how Smart Cities are a way for us to reach our potential. We also cover the sharing economy, policy, data access and some of our reflections on the Smart City space in Japan and Hong Kong. This is a 2-part interview, so stay tuned for the rest of our conversation in Part 2 coming soon! Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with Bronwyn on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn or Email bronwyn@bronwynvoyce.com.au Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod

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