What has the pandemic taught us about data and its role in building resilient cities and regions? How do city planners engender trust and confidence in their citizens around the capture and sharing of data to drive improved public services?

These are among key questions that will be explored at the South East Queensland (SEQ) Data Leadership Summit on June 2.

The summit, organised by Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, will bring together urban policy makers, planners and practitioners to explore how a data-driven approach and the establishment of digital models of transport, energy and water networks, can help to create thriving urban centres which are attuned to the needs of their residents.

Gavin Cotterill, PCSG’s Asia Pacific Lead. will be part of a two-hour panel session which will discuss how data as an asset can help enable urban growth. The session will also explore what is needed for the SEQ region to embrace data as critical infrastructure to help deliver the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Brisbane was named by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in February as the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Games.

For the panel session, Gavin will draw upon examples of PCSG’s leading digital and data strategies. This will  include our recent work developing Digital Twin business cases for the Greater Hobart city deal and the Victorian government Digital Twin Victoria program.

Held in Brisbane and virtually, the Data Leadership summit will showcase effective approaches, tools and platforms for activating data.

SEQ is home to one in seven Australians – 3.5 million people – and is growing at twice the OECD average according to the Transforming SEQ report. The report suggests that, in the next 25 years, the region will need to accommodate an additional 1.9 million residents and almost 800,000 new homes.

For more information and to register for the summit, which takes place 9am-5pm AEST, visit: www.dataleadershipsummit.com