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State of the Nation

IoT Insights are a well-established series of events which brings together leading experts, innovators and thought leaders for an evening of insights, sharing knowledge and discussions on key trends including the challenges and opportunities to grow Australia’s competitive advantage through IoT. The IoT Insights event series allows a deep dive into industry sectors and enablers, as well as giving you the opportunity to network across industry, government, research and communities.



Welcome to the annual IoT State of the Nation event, a fantastic way to kickstart the 2021 IoT Insights series. This prestigious and exclusive in-person event will set the scene of IoT in Australia, and will include the findings of key research benchmarking Australian IoT adoption and analysis of economic impact, including key insights from IoT-enabled digital transformation accelerated by the global pandemic. The event will feature key experts, government representatives and industry leaders to shine a light on the trajectory of the nation and the role of IoT in achieving our goals. This event will give you a fantastic overview of where IoT is in Australia, the challenges it faces and the direction we are going in the future.


This is a must attend event but tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

$65         IoTAA Members 

 $130       General Admission


Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Host: KPMG Logo
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm followed by drinks and networking until 8:00pm
Venue: KPMG, Level 38, International Tower 3, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000


3:30 pm Registration
4:00 pm Welcome and introduction
Piers Hogarth-Scott, Partner & National IoT Leader KPMG | Chair of the Executive Council IoTAA
4:10 pm State of the Nation of IoT in Australia
Frank Zeichner, CEO, IoTAA
4:40 pm Ministerial Keynote
The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer
5:00 pm

Panel discussion: Government and Industry partnering for accelerated digital economy

  • David Spence, Chairman of Paypal Australia, Chair NNNco, Chair GoannaAg | Chairman of the IoTAA board
  • Michelle Fitzgerald, Chief Digital Officer, City of Melbourne | IoTAA board
  • Dr Mike Briers AO | IoTAA board
  • Prof Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean (Research Strategy & Management), University Technology Sydney | IoTAA board
  • Judy Anderson | IoTAA board
  • Matt Codrington, Managing Director, Lenovo ANZ | IoTAA board

Moderated by Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist

5:45 pm

Sectoral insights: state of maturity of IoT and problems being solved featuring the IoTAA sectoral workstream chairs

  • Smart Cities - Meredith Hodgman | Chair, IoTAA Smart Cities Workstream
  • Food and Agribusiness –Jonathon Quigley, Partner, Sparklabscultiv8 | Chair, IoTAA Food and Agribusiness Workstream
  • Water – Paul Siemers, Program Director Digital Transformation, Melbourne Water | Chair, IoTAA Water Workstream
  • Energy – Mark Atkinson, Domain Lead Industrial IoT, Telstra | Chair, IoTAA Energy Workstream
  • Health – Pat Wheaton, Managing Director, Core Connect | Co-Chair, IoTAA Health Workstream
  • Manufacturing – Darren Hungerford, CTO, BlueScope Steel | Chair, IoTAA Manufacturing Workstream
6:15 pm Closing remarks
David Spence, Chairman of the IoTAA
6:30 pm Drinks, canapes and networking
8:00 pm Close

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