W3C & ANU Future of the Web: Data Drives the Smart City

W3C & ANU Future of the Web

Our world is increasingly being shaped by the vast amount of data being produced in every aspect of our lives. As more devices get connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), harnessing big data in an integrated way can offer valuable insights that can help achieve smart city goals. This comes with important and interesting challenges to solve in order to actualise the smart city vision. Challenges include data collection, integration and privacy.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to Future of the Web: Data Drives the Smart City. Data Drives the Smart City explores the challenges and progress made in the technology and underpinning standards framework needed to enable smart cities. You will hear from leading experts in the field on how challenges are being tackled.


Free to W3C members, ANU staff, students and alumni.

Early Bird registration $190 (closing 21.04.18) full price $290..


Monday 7 May, Melbourne ANU House, 52 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, Monday 7 May, 9.00am - 13.30pm (8.30am registration)

Tuesday 8 May, Canberra University House, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT, Tuesday 8 May, 9.00am - 13.30pm (8.30am registration)

Wednesday 10 May, Sydney Quest North Ryde, Atlantis, 58-62 Dehli Road, North Ryde NSW, Thursday 10 May, 9.00am - 13.30pm (8.30am registration)


Topics to be addressed include perspectives from Government, tech industry leadership, Web standards for spatial data and city sensing, technical solutions to privacy management, and smart grid futures. A panel session will discuss capacity building for smart cities.


8.30 Registration

9:00 Start time

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Finish

Coffee/tea on arrival, morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Date & time

9am–1.30pm 7 May 2018
9am–1.30pm 8 May 2018
9am–1.30pm 10 May 2018


Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney


Dr Ian Oppermann (NSW Chief Data Scientist)
Dr Ole Nielsen (ACT Chief Digital Officer)
J. Alan Bird (W3C Global Business Development Lead)
Dr David Hyland-Wood (Blockchain Protocol Architect, Consensys)
Dr Lachlan Blackhall (CTO Reposit Power), Dr Kerry Taylor (Chair, W3C Spatial Data on the Web)
Dr Peter Christen (Professor, Data Mining and Matching, ANU)
Dr Armin Haller (W3C Office Manager, ANU)

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