• Jan 30

    As mentioned in last week’s blog, as we speak Assistant Minister Angus Taylor is now in the Netherlands. He will also be briefed on the Dutch Smart City Strategy that was launched last week. After Australia, the Netherlands is now the second country with a national smart city strategy and there is obviously interest on both sides to learn from each other.

  • Jan 23

    At the end of the month the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, The Hon Angus Taylor, will be visiting the Netherlands. The minister will be updated on smart city developments in the Netherlands by government and business officials, and will also visit some of the smart city sites in and around Amsterdam. ASCA was pleased to be able to assist the Minister with the preparations of this visit.

  • Jan 16

    Mayors from Australia’s leading smart cities will meet at the Australian Smart Communities Conference in Adelaide, which will take place from 29 -31 May.

    The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, The Hon Martin Haese, will host this meeting.

    Key discussion points at this meeting include:

  • Jan 10

    First of all a very happy New Year to you all. I hope you enjoyed the festive season and that you had a good start of 2017.

    This will be a very important year for all of us. The Government has launched the guidelines for its smart cities and suburbs subsidy program; ASCA has already several collaboration  meetings planned for the beginning of the year, the Dutch Smart City mission will be back in February and a definite highlight will be the ASCA National Conference in May.

    But first things first let us start with the exciting plans of the Australian Federal Government.

  • Dec 19

    by Michael Whereat, ASCA President.

  • Dec 09

    ASCA Blog - by Paul Budde

    I have been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s. However, it took nearly 20 years for the industry to reach its current position. The arrival of cloud computing, Big Data, M2M and IoT allowed for a large range of new services and applications, especially aimed at small and medium organisations.

  • Dec 05

    The preparation of this (inter)national event is now well and truly underway. The conference website is now up and running and you can start claiming your early bird discounts.

    Here is an overview of the highlights:

  • Nov 28

    ASCA Blog - by Paul Budde

    One of the discussions I am currently having with my international colleagues is about the international trend towards urbanisation and the resulting shift of political, economic and financial powers from centralised states and federal structures to mega-city or mega-urban region centres. Some of my American colleagues expressed the fear that this would further marginalise rural communication.

  • Nov 24

    Entersoft provides a summary of last month's event in Sydney. 

  • Nov 21

    ASCA Blog - by Paul Budde

    There certainly is a lot of interest in the M2M (machine-to-machine) and internet of things (IoT) market in 2016; but we are only seeing what is happening on the surface.