Australia’s premiere Internet of Things conference is back!

Thursday 9th June 2022 8.30am – 6pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The time is now – Implementing Internet of Things technology today to meet the challenges of tomorrow

Whichever sector you work in, the Internet of Things is a gamechanger. It’s creating a growing wealth of data Australian businesses and government can use to improve productivity, resilience and sustainability.

The only event that brings together Australian organisations to share how they are seizing this opportunity, is the IoT Impact conference in Melbourne on June 9.

Whether your role is strategic, operational or technical, this is a unique chance to step outside your industry bubble and learn how others are navigating this shift to a more connected economy and society.

IoT Impact will attract more than 500 delegates – decision makers and buyers of IoT systems for business and government, and solution providers.

  • REVEAL leading thinkers’ insights about how IoT creates new opportunities
  • SHOWCASE new and emerging IoT technologies
  • SHARE IoT success stories in key sectors

By attending IoT Impact you will:

  • Learn about Australian IoT projects, outcomes and issues
  • Discover new IoT technologies and solutions that can benefit business and government
  • Increase your knowledge about how IoT can help you get better ROI
  • Meet IoT practitioners and experts who can advise and help you implement IoT solutions
  • Grow your network and meet like-minded professionals and clients who can help grow your business

Tickets are now on sale for IoT Impact 2022!

Availability is limited so buy today to avoid disappointment


 Buy IoT Impact conference tickets for just $769 (usually $999)! Prices will rise soon!

The one-day conference will include:

Keynotes by significant Australian organisations about how they are using IoT

Panels discussing best practises and issues in key industries

Workshops to help you increase your knowledge and understanding

Exhibition stands showcasing leading Australian IoT vendors and demos

Networking opportunities in breakout areas and at post-conference drinks

Meet the experts

IoT Impact will be hosted and curated by senior editors and personnel from IoT Hub and the IoTAA, and will feature key Australian IoT practitioners and thought leaders.

Lara OlsenManaging Director, South East Water

Lara is the Managing Director of South East Water, which serves 1.9 million customers in the South East of Melbourne. She has extensive experience in the utility sector, focused on customer experience and innovation. Before joining South East Water, Lara was the Global Head of Business Development and Industrial Products at Tesla Energy based in the USA and also led the Business Development and Policy team for Tesla Australia.

Dr Jill FreyneDeputy Research Director of the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC) at CSIRO

Dr Jill Freyne is the Deputy Research Director of the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC) at CSIRO. The AEHRC is the leading national research facility applying information and communication technology to improve health services and clinical treatment for Australians. Jill is passionate about the transformation of healthcare systems through digital enhancements, in particular virtual care. Jill has significant research experience in the development and validation of digital health services, lifestyle interventions, and recommender systems. 

Ben BurgeTelstra Energy, Member of the Team

Ben has been at the helm of epic and humiliating failures across six industries and three continents, in the midst of which he picked fights with bullies, lost (and then rediscovered) his faith in democracy, and occasionally got lucky in the all-consuming religion of start-up and early-stage growth. While Ben is fascinated by the prospect of interplanetary missions, he would like the earth to remain habitable for generations to come.

Stephanie HareResearcher, broadcaster and author

Stephanie Hare is a researcher, broadcaster and author focused on technology, politics and history. Selected for the BBC Expert Women programme and the Foreign Policy Interrupted fellowship, she contributes frequently to radio and television and has published in the Financial Times, The Washington Post, the Guardian/Observer, the Harvard Business Review, and WIRED. Previously she worked at Accenture, Palantir, and Oxford Analytica and held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She earned a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including a year at the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV). Her new book is Technology Is Not Neutral: A Short Guide to Technology Ethics.

Stephen JewellManager, Water & Sewer, Mount Isa City Council

Stephen is a professional engineer with over 40-years’ experience in local government and water/wastewater. He has worked at a senior level in utilities in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and is currently employed reinventing Mount Isa City Council’s water and wastewater services.  Stephen gained his Civil Engineering degree from the NSW Institute of Technology (now University of Technology, Sydney). He has been at the forefront of the use of technology in engineering ever since the IBM PC first appeared. He continues to be involved in the take-up of technology to create new opportunities and solve old problems. 

Angus KennardCo-CEO & Co-Founder, Inauro

Angus (Gus) Kennard is a third-generation building and construction industry leader and a digital evolution evangelist. Previously Chief Executive Officer for Kennards Hire, he has over 24 years’ experience in the sector and 13 years leading it. Having seen the potential of improving technology and digitisation in construction and broader industrial sectors, Gus co-founded Inauro and the team set about building the capability that would help more businesses gain the value these advancements bring.


Jonathan JutsenChief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre RACE for 2030

The CRC addresses the energy and carbon transition, focusing on energy end users and value chains. Jutsen was previously a co-founder and CEO of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity and a member of the Board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) until mid-2018.

Frank ZeichnerCEO, Internet of Things Alliance Australia

Frank is a thought leader in the adoption of Internet of Things and the founding CEO of Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA). He is a Partner Manager for the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030), an industry-led an initiative that fosters innovation across the energy supply chain to deliver increased value for consumers. Frank is also on the board of the NSW Smart Sensing Network, which brings together smart sensing expertise in academia, industry and government to deliver economic and social benefits for NSW.

Jason WallerCEO and Managing Director, InteliCare Holdings

Jason is CEO and Managing Director of InteliCare Holdings, a technology company delivering an artificial intelligence, IoT solution, to help older adults and people with disability live independently. He took InteliCare through a series of capital raisings before listing on the ASX in 2020, where it opened at 2x value and is now executing its commercialisation strategy. His leadership skills have been honed by more than 25 years’ in executive roles, including as CEO of Spookfish Ltd, a publicly listed technology company aiming to significantly disrupt traditional geospatial markets through exploiting quality and cost advantages. He was born in Perth and joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1987 as a pilot.

Vince JagerVice President, Asia Pacific Sales, KORE Wireless

Vince Jager is the Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales at KORE where he is responsible for all revenue generating activities for the region in addition to general management responsibilities for the KORE Asia Pacific offices. Prior to joining KORE, Vince has over 25 years of extensive Sales Management experience in the Telecommunications Industry, spanning technology segments including mobile wireless, broadband HFC, optical fibre, cloud services, lifecycle network infrastructure management, and emerging environmentally sustainable green technologies.

Michael van ZoggelMD, Outcomex (powering 365mesh solutions)

Outcomex Managing Director, Michael van Zoggel has been in the IT industry in New Zealand and Australia for over 20 years, quickly making his way up the ranks from Systems Engineer, Account Executive, to National Sales Manager to Managing Director.  

He joined Outcomex in 2014 as National Sales Manager, growing his department nationally across NSW, Victoria, and South Australia, before being promoted in 2019 to National Sales Director and then again in early 2020 to Managing Director. Over the last few years, he has solidified Outcomex’s position in the ICT market by driving executive engagements with Outcomex’s customers and vendors, as well as leading a successful sales team.  

Shervin FathiniaAccount Executive, Outcomex (powering 365mesh solutions)

With close to 30 years’ experience, Shervin Fathinia’s, Account Executive at Outcomex, passion lies within the agriculture and innovation space, including ecosystem impact. As a farmer himself, his core focus is on regenerative agriculture and helping farms optimise technology and data to streamline their operations and get greater clarity on how farmers can improve and automate certain tasks.

Shervin’s career in technology spans numerous industries. He was the co-founder of Unify, a systems integration organisation in 2004, and successfully managed the sale and integration of Unify into iVision in 2009. He then started working at Telstra through the acquisition of iVision in 2011, where he worked in the product team, managing the strategy and product planning for the Unified Communications product portfolio before transitioning into a Business Development Executive role. 

William MaherEditor, IoT Hub

William is the editor of IoT Hub, the media partner of Australia's peak Internet of Things industry body, Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA). The two organisations partner to produce the IoT Impact conference, annual IoT Awards and IoT Insights events series. IoT Hub also covers the use of IoT by Australian business, government and communities. William has more than 20 years’ experience writing about technology as a journalist, editor and corporate writer.

David YuwonoAssociate Director, IoT, Optus Enterprise

David leads Optus Enterprise's IoT practice, and is responsible for developing IoT offerings and delivering end-to-end go to market programs from concept to value creation. Joining Optus in 2017, David brings 15+ years experience within the ICT and telecommunications industry with a specialisation in advanced mobile technology and experience-driven network analytics

David SolskyVP, Sustainability Solutions, IBM

David is Co-Founder of IBM company Envizi, a global leader in sustainability and energy software solutions for the built environment. It provides organisations with the data and analytical tools they need to support the transformation to a low carbon future – supporting over 180 enterprise clients that operate across some 200,000 locations in 112 countries. David has spent the last 20 years as an entrepreneur in the tech space and is very passionate about Australia's future in this sector.

Kate DundasChief Operating Officer, Sustainability Victoria

Kate was appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability Victoria in April 2022. She is a creative leader, designer and strategist who is passionate about bringing diverse groups of people together to make sense of complex problems. Experience across the public and private sectors in strategic planning, sustainability, urban design and business development allows her to draw upon a mix of tools, methods and networks to deliver results. Kate co-founded 3000 acres - a project aiming to get more people growing more food in more places, and 5up5down, a project to tackle social isolation. Her work is currently focused on the circular economy metrics, economic reform, data insights, wrangling two small crazy boys and a new found love of weightlifting.

Adam BeckDirector, Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd, Owner and Host, Urbanism.Live

Adam is an urbanist who has worked for private sector consultancies and leading global non-government organisations to advance sustainable community outcomes in cities around the world for almost 30 years. He is Director of the consulting practice Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd, working with government and industry leaders seeking to shape high performing built and natural environments. He is also the host of the industry engagement platform Urbanism.Live, exploring the edges of digital, data and urbanism. Most recently Adam was Founding Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, where he worked with the world’s longest running smart cities organisation focussed on catalysing action and investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability in our communities. Prior to this Adam was Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts in Portland (OR) in the USA, where he developed a collaborative governance model for urban regeneration across North America. Adam was also Executive Director at the Green Building Council of Australia where is facilitated the creation of the Green Star Communities certification system for sustainable urban development projects. Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including GHD and Arup, where he led teams of community engagement practitioners, sustainability advisors and urban development specialists. Adam also spent time in academia as a lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland.

Ben ShawHead of Community Impact, Infoxchange

For the last decade and a bit, Ben has been managing the scoping, design, and delivery of inclusive and accessible products and services across government, education, commercial, and the not for profit sector. Whatever the context or scale, Ben’s focus is always on how to authentically engage with those that will use those products and services, and believes strongly that the best solutions come from building on the strengths and expertise that already exist in our communities. Infoxchange is a not for profit that has pursued "Technology for Social Justice" for over 30 years. As Head of Community Impact, Ben's main responsibility is to guide and support the development of a number of digital inclusion products and initiatives, including Ask Izzy - a free website that can help anyone find essential services in their local area such as housing, food, health care and counselling. Ask Izzy is used by over 10,000 people across Australia every week, and demand is growing steadily. Working and designing with community was the key to Ask Izzy's initial success, and a critical part of how decisions are made about Ask Izzy's ongoing development. Outside of work, Ben helps out at the Brunswick Tool Library - a place to borrow tools, connect with neighbours and share knowledge and skills, as well as an ever-evolving experiment in community-run sharing economies.

Rebecca GeraghtyChief Commercial Officer, Agrimetrics

Rebecca is Agrimetrics Chief Commercial Officer responsible for product, marketing and sales. Agrimetrics is a UK public and commercially funded organisation, founded to accelerate new innovations from agri-food data. Agrimetrics are the UK’s agri-food sector Data Marketplace. Rebecca has over twenty years' experience in the sector; until recently Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Technical Officer. Prior to this Rebecca had ten years’ experience of working in the UK cereals and oilseeds sector, including six years as Director of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority.

Michael WhiteDirector, Digital Agribusiness | Strategy, Management Consulting, Data & Cloud, KPMG

Michael joined KPMG in November 2021 as a Director in Agribusiness Digital Strategy, bringing 30 years of professional experience in Agriculture to this role. Since joining KPMG, Michael has been actively engaged in several high profile projects including as a subject matter expert for the Australian AgriFood Data Exchange to provide strategic input into selected aspects of this assignment with a vision to create an interconnected data highway for the whole of Australian agriculture​. Prior to joining KPMG, Michael was a Technical Director of Natural Resources and Agriculture at GHD where he was also the lead relationship manager for the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment. The GHD role followed a successful 25 year agricultural finance and banking career with Rabobank covering all major commodities. Having grown up on a family farm, Michael brings a unique perspective and understanding of strategic opportunities to benefit production based agriculture and supply chains through digital innovation. 

Alan ThomsonDirector Agribusiness: Australia – New Zealand, Hitachi Australia

Agriculture has been Alan's life since working as a 12 year old on a neighbouring beef farm and a market garden. From agronomist, to Country Manager to Board member in Australia and New Zealand, he has been committed bringing together science and technology for more efficient and sustainable farm production. Alan is passionate about building climate change resilience. He is frustrated by those rushing to convince farmers to trade their soil carbon and those that blame farmers for speed of tech adoption.

Brent LelloAsia Pacific Principal - IBM Sterling Supply Chain Solutions

Brent leads the IBM Sterling Supply Chain business for the Asia Pacific region. In this role, Brent works with IBM teams and our Business Partner ecosystem to provide customers with industry leading and innovative solutions that deliver tangible business value to our customers.
The IBM Sterling Supply Chain solution portfolio includes Order Management & Fulfilment, Supply Chain Intelligence Suite and IBM Food Trust.

Dr. Robert JoyceChief Technology Officer, Australia & New Zealand Nokia

Robert Joyce is Chief Technology Officer for Nokia in Australia & New Zealand. He has 25+ years in Mobile Telecommunications working for operators and vendors around the globe.

Prior to joining Nokia in October 2020, Robert was the Head of Radio Access Technologies for Qatar’s Ooredoo Group and was responsible for overseeing the evolution of all ten of Ooredoo’s mobile networks from 2G/3G towards 4G and more recently 5G. Rob has published numerous academic papers on mobile communications and holds a PhD in “Self Organising Heterogeneous Networks” from the University of Leeds, UK


8.00 - 9.00 CIO Breakfast: The future of water management (invited guests only)
9.00 - 9.20 Opening Welcome Address and Ministerial keynote
9.20 - 9.45

 Keynote - Tackling Australia’s water sustainability challenges

South East Water Managing Director and former Tesla figure Lara Olsen oversees provision of water services to 1.9 million customers in the South East of Melbourne. Late last year, the utility announced it was nearing the installation of 30,000 Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled digital meters, which it described at the time as one of the largest digital meter rollouts in Australia. Olsen will speak about tackling the water sector’s sustainability challenges.

9.45 - 10.10

Keynote - Six years of hard pedalling: Lessons learned and unexpected outcomes

We discuss the unexpected lessons learned during our six-year journey developing an end-to-end IoT solution for multiple use cases and talk about how IoT helps a farmer become a commodity broker and helps a fast-food chain transform their supply chain and contractual negotiations.

Featuring sponsor

10.10 - 10.35

Keynote - Operationalising net zero

Net zero goals have implications for the way organisations manage everything from supply chains to real estate and other assets. In this keynote, David Solsky – the CEO and Co-Founder of IBM Company Envizi – a provider of data and analytics for sustainability, will lay out key issues for organisations looking to turn net zero goals into operational action, and how valuable the Internet of Things data will be in achieving this.

Featuring sponsor

10.40 - 11.10 Morning tea/Networking/Expo
11.10 - 11.55

(Sectoral stream)
Smart Places, Igniting Sensors
With the Australian government’s ‘digital by default’ infrastructure vision clearly articulated, we must now turn to working out what this might look like on the ground – in our places and across our infrastructure assets. In this session our guests explore the future of place and infrastructure with respect to the mandatory settings we must dial-in to ensure we collect, communicate and crunch data that accelerates sustainability outcomes, while building digital trust and engaging citizens.

Featuring sponsor


(Sectoral stream)
The rise and rise of virtual healthcare
Research, IoT and COVID are driving rising virtual healthcare opportunities and adoption at a cracking pace. This session will examine the key issues for the healthcare sector, government, employers and IoT providers and present some viable solutions.

Featuring sponsor     


(Sectoral stream) Cracking interoperability

Interoperability problems remain a key barrier to large-scale IoT use. This session brings together key industry experts to explain what 'interoperability by design' is and what it means for Australian businesses, industries and IoT solution providers.

12.00 - 12.40 STREAM 1
(Sectoral stream)
Implementing Security by Design
Whether you are deploying or developing IoT products, it’s critically important you take a security by design approach, rather than bolting on security. But what does this mean in practise? Find out by attending this session.
(Sectoral stream)
Gaining visibility and control of the water cycle
Water utilities are reassessing how they view the water cycle amid climate change and rapid population growth. IoT can enable a shift from monitoring assets to measuring the entire water cycle and facilitate a transition to greater reuse of water. But without a clear and common vision, these efforts will remain simplistic. This session will cover the critical issues and how they can be addressed in time.

Featuring sponsor

(IoT enablement stream) IoT connectivity just keeps getting better!

New satellite technologies, 5G, sensor-as-a-service (what connectivity problems?), smarter Wi-Fi, LPWAN - get a bead on where the cutting edge is. Hint: it's just around the corner!

Featuring sponsor

12.40 - 13.40 Networking Lunch/Expo
The workshop below will take place during lunch.

(IoT enablement stream)
Interactive overview of IBM Food Trust (workshop)
Please join us for an interactive overview of IBM Food Trust - the intelligent supply chain solution to truly enable paddock-to-plate. IBM Food Trust is a collaborative network of growers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and retailers, enhancing visibility and accountability across the food supply chain. You will hear from IBM on:

  • Provenance solutions and worldwide case studies
  • Market trends and forces driving traceability
  • Food safety, quality, logistics, biosecurity and brand protection

Featuring sponsor

13.40 - 14.25 STREAM 1
(Sectoral stream)
Building blocks for IoT solutions
One of the barriers to end-users' success with IoT is their need for tailored IoT solutions. They need professionally integrated solutions, not components from a catalogue. In this session, IoT hardware vendor ASUS will explain how the company is providing the hardware, R&D and integration skills to address this problem.

Featuring sponsor

(Sectoral stream)
Achieving a $100 billion Australian agrifood sector

Momentum is growing for a shift in use of digital technology by Australia agribusiness, with significant implications for the sector’s financial success. In this session, Dr Matthew Flynn, Associate Director, KPMG, Digital AgriFood, will bring the audience up to speed on the key issues. He will be joined by a panel of industry experts to discuss the digital adoption challenges and opportunities.

Featuring sponsor


(IoT enablement stream)
Embedding IoT in infrastructure and construction
The construction industry accounts for nearly 13% of Australia’s GDP, but its productivity has been steadily declining. Digital technologies such as IoT offer ways to counteract this and could be game changers if integrated effectively into the way Australians build. Learn how IoT data can be embedded into the fabric of construction workflows - and the lessons for other industries.

Featuring sponsor

14.25 - 15.10 STREAM 1
(Sectoral stream)
Accelerating Australia’s Energy Transition
Greater distribution of energy resources will require utilities and energy consumers to become better energy managers. This session will focus on the practical implications for utilities and industries as they transition to cleaner energy.
(Sectoral stream)
Moving manufacturers' digital maturity dial
Your manufacturing business may be digitised, but has it achieved digital maturity and what does that look like in different sectors? This session will cover this and the implications for the vertical businesses manufacturers serve.

(IoT enablement stream) The business of data - lessons from the edge of AI
Data has fast become a product in its own right. Hear stories from leading international and local business leaders about the challenges (and solutions) in building best in class data-centric business models.

15.10 - 15.45 Afternoon Tea/Networking/Expo
15.45 - 16.30 Keynote - Using data to build Australia's resilience
16.30-17.15 IoT For Good
Even when technology is deployed with the best intentions, it can have negative repercussions for people, communities, businesses and governments. In this session, Dr Stephanie Hare, the researcher, broadcaster and author of "Technology is not Neutral: A Short Guide to Technology Ethics”, will discuss using IoT for good. Then a panel including Michelle Fitzgerald, Group Digital Officer for St Vincent's Health Australia, and other executives, will discuss how we aim for a culture of technology ethics by design.
17.15 - 17.30 Closing Address
17.30 - 18.30 Networking Drinks
When you’ve made it to the end of a day spent focusing, learning and sharing ideas, you've earnt yourself a few drinks and nibbles in a relaxed environment. This is your chance to network, catch up with old friends and forge new business relationships. Winners of the IoT Awards will be there to fill you in on their projects.


Want to know more? Who wouldn’t! Take a look at our FAQ guide below for the details…

Workshops are by registration only once the subject matter has been confirmed. We will update the site with details once registration is open.
Yes. Delegates are free to move between streams throughout the day, although we will have limits on how many people are allowed in each room.
Yes. Tickets will be refunded if the event is cancelled, and not postponed, due to government restrictions, or border closures. See T&C here.
Yes – if you are unable to attend but a colleague can, please just let us know the change of name Here so we can have the correct name badge ready.
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