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375 Hunter Street

Newcastle, NSW 2300

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The Hunter is on the crest of a transition that will reshape the way that we live, interact and do business. Right now we have the perfect opportunity to build on the region’s natural competitive advantages, exploit its depth of research talent and leverage these ingredients to shape our region into one that can be renowned for its innovation and excellence.

This special edition of IQ Talk will feature Kip Harkness - big thinker, change agent and Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose.

Kip's career has taken him from Timbuktu to Silicon Valley and along the way he has worked with farmers on the edge of the Sahara, created the award-winning Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, managed complex urban developments and led a talented innovation team across 7 time zones while he was Director of Technology Engagement at PayPal.

Following Kip's keynote he will be joined for a panel discussion by a remarkable group of local, national and international thought leaders:

  • Fiona McKenzie - Human Geographer and Co-Founder, Australian Futures Project

  • Derya Dilara Akguner - Urban Innovation Expert, Delos Delta

  • Nathaniel Bavinton - Smart City Coordinator, Newcastle City Council.

Hot topics will include:

  • a Living Lab for Newcastle, where new ideas and new technology can be tested and assessed in real-life, real-time settings - on the streets, in buildings, on city infrastructure and in public spaces

  • the recently announced Smart Moves Newcastle project which will provide an integrated network for transport, energy and digital infrastructure in the city

  • What's on the horizon for Newcastle as a smart, innovative and liveable city.

The event is brought to you by Newcastle City Council in association with the Cities Leadership Institute.

5:30pm for 6pm start.

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