The ICT Industry Association of the NT's is pleased to offer the following Industry Briefings
- Darwin City Council - 'Switching on Darwin' Project - The potential opportunities that may be available to the local ICT industry; and
- Role of the NT Buy Local Industry Advocate and how to engage with this office.
- Dept of Corporate & Information Services will provide an update on Data Centre Services presented by Deputy Chief Executive, Chris Hosking
Darwin City Council - Smart Technology Project
Gerard Rosse, General Manager City Futures, Darwin City Council
Darwin has been awarded a $5 million Australian Government technology grant as part of a $10 million project to ‘switch on’ the city and implement an Australian first with its comprehensive smart cities project. Darwin’s smart city project was announced as one of 52 successful projects totalling $28.5 million under Round One of the Australian Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Under the Program, funding is flowing to communities across Australia, with 40% of successful projects located in regional areas.
The City of Darwin will lead the project in partnership with the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory Government. The project will trial innovative smart city technologies that enhance the CBD community, improve delivery of services and overall, deliver economic value. The project deliverables include smart public LED lighting, expanded and improved Wi-Fi, HD CCTV and video analytics, smart parking sensors, micro climate stations all utilising high, medium and low bandwidth communications networks integrated though an overarching smart city platform with a comprehensive open data portal.
NT Buy Local Industry Advocate
Denys Stedman, NT Buy Local Industry Advocate
Mr Stedman officially started in his role as the Northern Territory’s first Buy Local Industry Advocate earlier this month. His job is to push for NT companies to be given a fair, full and reasonable opportunity to win Territory Government contracts.
“The Buy Local Plan is about ensuring the largest possible part of every dollar spent by the NT Government delivers the best possible ‘value for Territory’ outcome,” he says. “Supporting and enhancing the capabilities of local business and industry is fundamental to creating value for the Territory."
NTG Data Centre Operations
Chris Hosking, Deputy Chief Executive DCIS
Scott Thomson, Senior Director, Data Centre Services
Caroline Franklin, Program Director - Data Centre Transition
Sam Vulcano, Chief Procurement Officer, DCIS
Representatives from the Department of Corporate and Information Services will be providing an update on the NTG’s Data Centre Operations.