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Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2011

IBM would like to sincerely thank all attendees and speakers for making the Asia Pacific Cities Summit a successful event.

Below you will find access to material from this event.

Don’t miss our exclusive ‘point of view’ highlights captured by the IBMtv PopUp Studio. Hear from the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Graham Quirk, Jefferey Bleich - US Ambassador to Australia, Martin Betts - QUT Professor, to name a few. The point of views ran continuously throughout the event.

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Session Speakers Topic Biography
Plenary 10.00 – 10.30 Catherine Caruana-McManus, Smarter Cities Executive for IBM A/NZ
Introducing

Richard V. Varos, Jr

Director, Worldwide Sales, Smarter Cities Solutions, IBM Global Public Sector
Building Smarter Cities: Opportunities for Leadership and Innovation
Our cities are at tipping point, they are literally crumbling under the weight of complex and significant phenomena, such as choking traffic congestion, that is affecting the daily lives of its citizens and ultimately the productivity of the nation. Hear IBM's perspective on managing these issues and suggested solutions, following our work on over 2,000 projects with cities across the globe and locally in Australia and New Zealand.




Catherine Caruana-McManus
Session 1: 11.00-11.50 Christopher Pavlovski Chief Architect, Technology and Innovation, Global Business Services, IBM A/NZ
Introducing

George Maltabarow

Managing Director, Ausgrid
Smarter Energy Solutions: The Ausgrid Story
Hear George Maltabarow explain the business challenges which led to the collaboration with IBM and Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) to deliver a Smart Grid solution.





Christopher Pavlovski
Session 2: 11.50-12.30 IBM Panel Moderated by Graham Kittle,
Business Analytics and Optimisation Practice Leader, IBM Global Business Services ANZ
Analytics for a Smarter City: Action without insights is just guessing.
Hear our panel members discuss issues and innovations around the integration and intelligent analysis of data to create smarter solutions.

Panel members include;

Graham Kittle, Business Analytics and Optimisation Practice Leader, IBM Global Business Services Australia/New Zealand.

Glenn Wightwick, Director of IBM Research and Development Lab, Australia.

Tony Carrato, Chief Product Architect for Smarter Cities, IBM Software Group.

Professor Martin Betts, Executive Dean, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology.

Christopher Pavlovski
Christopher Pavlovski
Tony Carrato’s bio
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Richard Varos is the Director of Worldwide Sales for IBM’s Smarter Cities Solutions within the Public Sector. This practice provides clients with solutions to address the emerging transportation, water management, and public safety challenges that are resulting from the accelerating economic and societal growth occurring in urban markets around the world.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Varos served as the Director for Worldwide Sales of IBM’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions. During his tenure in this position, the Public Sector team, working with other organizations within IBM, was responsible for some of the most ambitious and far-reaching smarter transportation projects around the world in cities including Singapore, Stockholm, and London.

George Maltabarow is the Managing Director of Ausgrid (formerly EnergyAustralia), a position held since November 2004. He joined EnergyAustralia as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in February 1999 and prior to becoming MD was General Manager, Network, responsible for planning and operating EnergyAustralia’s electricity transmission and distribution networks.

Ausgrid operates Australia’s largest electricity distribution system in NSW. Under George’s tenure, EnergyAustralia developed a successful gas and electricity business in Victoria and South Australia in a joint venture with International Power. It also developed one of Australia’s largest infrastructure programs aimed at renewal of the Sydney Central Coast and Hunter electricity networks.

Graham is a Partner and Practice Manager of IBM’s Business Analytics and Optimisation (BAO) team across Australia and New Zealand. In leading the BAO team, Graham consults with a broad range of organisations to build and develop strategies and programmes based on business insights to improve business performance.

Graham’s team of experienced consultants provide services across all industries spanning Information Management Strategy; Business Analytics; Enterprise Information Management; Enterprise Content Management; Business Intelligence and Performance Management.

Prior to leading the BAO practice, Graham was the Managing Partner for IBM New Zealand and previously held other executive and senior roles with IBM Australia, PwC Consulting and NCR Teradata Corporation.

With more than 25 years commercial experience throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, UK and US Graham has worked with many global organisations and clients to build and execute strategies for business advantage. Supporting these clients to achieve their business objectives through strategies around growth, competitive differentiation and cost management initiatives, as well as assisting to improve the customer experience, make choices about what markets to pursue and how to make operations more effective and efficient.

Graham has a Bachelor of Commerce achieved through his studies at the University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University.  He is married with two young children, and enjoys surfing, rugby, good wine and great coffee.

Catherine Caruana-McManus is the Smarter Cities Executive for A/NZ and is responsible for advising clients, government and industry on IBM's Smarter Cities Initiative for sustainable, connected and intelligent urban systems across water, smart grids, intelligent transport, health, education and smart infrastructure.

Catherine has over 25 years experience across the digital media, communications, geo-spatial and urban development sectors. Prior to joining IBM, Catherine held senior executive roles for MC2 Consulting, PMP Ltd, Telstra and began her career in local government as a strategic and social planner. Catherine holds university qualifications in Urban Planning, Economics and Market Research.

Chris Pavlovski is the Chief Architect, Technology and Innovation for IBM Australia. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He has a PhD in Cryptography, has over 30 referred journals and conference papers, and several invention disclosures.

Chris has over 15 years industry experience in Information & Communications Technology and has worked on commercial projects in over 14 countries world-wide. His projects have primarily included emerging technology solutions in Smart Grids, Smarter Planet, and Telecommunications.

Glenn Wightwick is Director of IBM Research and Development - Australia, Chief Technologist for IBM Australia and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He is leading the establishment of a new R&D Lab focussed on a number of IBM smarter planet initiatives.

During the previous 4.5 years Glenn led the establishment and growth of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory which is engaged in the development and support of IBM software. Glenn has led numerous systems and software development projects, and has undertaken international assignments in the USA and China. In 2010, he was appointed an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has recently been appointed to the Australian government's Information Technology Industry Innovation Council.

Tony Carrato is the Chief Product Architect for IBM Software Group's Smarter Cities products, focused on the physical-meets-digital area, where intelligent devices controlling or monitoring physical systems are brought together and made visible.

His experience covers Water, Energy, Transportation, Public Safety, Buildings and City Operations. Tony has worked with IBM Clients worldwide, and is no stranger to Australia having worked on assignment in Australia from 2000-2004 as a Consulting IT Architect to a number of large Australian organisations.

Professor Betts is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He leads one of QUT’s largest faculties with fields in engineering, urban development and design.

In 2007 Martin was recognised for his industry expertise, being nominated by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential engineers. QUT has been recognised for its leading research collaboration with industry, through its research project and chair partnerships, being awarded the Business Higher Education Round Table award in 2009 for Sustained Collaboration between business and higher education.

The faculty’s key research areas include aviation and airports, complex urban systems design, energy, construction and project management, sustainable built environment and smart transport. QUT has established a Smart transport Research Centre in collaboration with leading government and industry partners. Across all areas the faculty is strengthening its research in interconnectedness across cities with a focus on complex cities and simulation, visualisation and modelling capability. Both of these areas will be key features of the QUT’s new science and technology precinct opening in 2012.

Martin is the President of the Australian Deans of Built Environment and Design and is the coordinator of the Working Commission 89 of the International Council of Building Research and Innovation (CIB) concerned with Education and Research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; of the Chartered Institute of Building; of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK; and of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.


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Richard Varos is the Director of Worldwide Sales for IBM’s Smarter Cities Solutions within the Public Sector. This practice provides clients with solutions to address the emerging transportation, water management, and public safety challenges that are resulting from the accelerating economic and societal growth occurring in urban markets around the world.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Varos served as the Director for Worldwide Sales of IBM’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions. During his tenure in this position, the Public Sector team, working with other organizations within IBM, was responsible for some of the most ambitious and far-reaching smarter transportation projects around the world in cities including Singapore, Stockholm, and London.

George Maltabarow is the Managing Director of Ausgrid (formerly EnergyAustralia), a position held since November 2004. He joined EnergyAustralia as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in February 1999 and prior to becoming MD was General Manager, Network, responsible for planning and operating EnergyAustralia’s electricity transmission and distribution networks.

Ausgrid operates Australia’s largest electricity distribution system in NSW. Under George’s tenure, EnergyAustralia developed a successful gas and electricity business in Victoria and South Australia in a joint venture with International Power. It also developed one of Australia’s largest infrastructure programs aimed at renewal of the Sydney Central Coast and Hunter electricity networks.

Graham is a Partner and Practice Manager of IBM’s Business Analytics and Optimisation (BAO) team across Australia and New Zealand. In leading the BAO team, Graham consults with a broad range of organisations to build and develop strategies and programmes based on business insights to improve business performance.

Graham’s team of experienced consultants provide services across all industries spanning Information Management Strategy; Business Analytics; Enterprise Information Management; Enterprise Content Management; Business Intelligence and Performance Management.

Prior to leading the BAO practice, Graham was the Managing Partner for IBM New Zealand and previously held other executive and senior roles with IBM Australia, PwC Consulting and NCR Teradata Corporation.

With more than 25 years commercial experience throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, UK and US Graham has worked with many global organisations and clients to build and execute strategies for business advantage. Supporting these clients to achieve their business objectives through strategies around growth, competitive differentiation and cost management initiatives, as well as assisting to improve the customer experience, make choices about what markets to pursue and how to make operations more effective and efficient.

Graham has a Bachelor of Commerce achieved through his studies at the University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University.  He is married with two young children, and enjoys surfing, rugby, good wine and great coffee.

Catherine Caruana-McManus is the Smarter Cities Executive for A/NZ and is responsible for advising clients, government and industry on IBM's Smarter Cities Initiative for sustainable, connected and intelligent urban systems across water, smart grids, intelligent transport, health, education and smart infrastructure.

Catherine has over 25 years experience across the digital media, communications, geo-spatial and urban development sectors. Prior to joining IBM, Catherine held senior executive roles for MC2 Consulting, PMP Ltd, Telstra and began her career in local government as a strategic and social planner. Catherine holds university qualifications in Urban Planning, Economics and Market Research.

Chris Pavlovski is the Chief Architect, Technology and Innovation for IBM Australia. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He has a PhD in Cryptography, has over 30 referred journals and conference papers, and several invention disclosures.

Chris has over 15 years industry experience in Information & Communications Technology and has worked on commercial projects in over 14 countries world-wide. His projects have primarily included emerging technology solutions in Smart Grids, Smarter Planet, and Telecommunications.

Glenn Wightwick is Director of IBM Research and Development - Australia, Chief Technologist for IBM Australia and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He is leading the establishment of a new R&D Lab focussed on a number of IBM smarter planet initiatives.

During the previous 4.5 years Glenn led the establishment and growth of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory which is engaged in the development and support of IBM software. Glenn has led numerous systems and software development projects, and has undertaken international assignments in the USA and China. In 2010, he was appointed an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has recently been appointed to the Australian government's Information Technology Industry Innovation Council.

Tony Carrato is the Chief Product Architect for IBM Software Group's Smarter Cities products, focused on the physical-meets-digital area, where intelligent devices controlling or monitoring physical systems are brought together and made visible.

His experience covers Water, Energy, Transportation, Public Safety, Buildings and City Operations. Tony has worked with IBM Clients worldwide, and is no stranger to Australia having worked on assignment in Australia from 2000-2004 as a Consulting IT Architect to a number of large Australian organisations.

Professor Betts is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He leads one of QUT’s largest faculties with fields in engineering, urban development and design.

In 2007 Martin was recognised for his industry expertise, being nominated by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential engineers. QUT has been recognised for its leading research collaboration with industry, through its research project and chair partnerships, being awarded the Business Higher Education Round Table award in 2009 for Sustained Collaboration between business and higher education.

The faculty’s key research areas include aviation and airports, complex urban systems design, energy, construction and project management, sustainable built environment and smart transport. QUT has established a Smart transport Research Centre in collaboration with leading government and industry partners. Across all areas the faculty is strengthening its research in interconnectedness across cities with a focus on complex cities and simulation, visualisation and modelling capability. Both of these areas will be key features of the QUT’s new science and technology precinct opening in 2012.

Martin is the President of the Australian Deans of Built Environment and Design and is the coordinator of the Working Commission 89 of the International Council of Building Research and Innovation (CIB) concerned with Education and Research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; of the Chartered Institute of Building; of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK; and of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.