The breakfast was a thought provoking discussion on the future for smart infrastructure.

The panel examined the early adoption of real time data use and smart technology and the benefits this offers for better utilisation of infrastructure. They also addressed the current challenges and the opportunities of public infrastructure as an essential platform for Queensland’s economic and social development.

Some of the points raised were:

  • Increased use of wireless technology
  • Upcoming trial of 5G in Queensland
  • Scale factor of technology
  • Mega cities will be economic centres of the World
  • Better data processes needed to inform infrastructure decisions especially technology for adaptivity
  • Merging autonomous vehicles with traditional vehicles is a challenge to consider
  • Behavioural change is required with block chain, sensors and privacy
  • Receiving data real time for government is a security and privacy challenge
  • Need to engage communities in their choices
  • New connectivity with use of small cell technology which is cheaper and low capacity
  • Future integrated plans of how to live, work and move around with better connectivity within the community
  • Revolutionary BIM – Building Information Modelling has transformed the construction and design industry

Thanks to our panel and moderator

Philip Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Jason Leung,  Client Director, Australia – Enterprise Business Unit, Huawei

Jacqui Walters, Partner, Era Innovation

Alan Millhouse, Chair, Building Queensland

Channa , Seneviratne, Director, Wireless Network Engineering, Telstra

Moderator:  Shane Doherty, Political Reporter, Nine News Queensland

QFI thanks its series sponsor


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