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We are excited to announce that we have added Daniella Traino to the IoTSec Australia executive team as a Non-Executive Director. Until recently Daniella was the Business Leader - Cyber Security at CSIRO Data61, Australia’s largest digital and data-driven innovation group. There, Daniella co-developed the cyber security business strategy and led business development and global innovation partnerships for the cyber security domain, and was a member of the CDDC team that won two National iAwards and three state iAwards this year. Daniella is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) – a cyber security research unit of Federation University Australia. She was a contributor to 2017 ‘Startup secrets: How Australia can create new businesses with fintech and cyber security industry collaboration’ report and Cyber Track leader for the 2016 Spark Festival.

In her spare time she advises cyber startups on commercialisation strategies and product/ market fit, and is a non-executive director for a NSW-based not-for-profit in the community sector.Prior to Data61, Daniella held senior management roles including General Manager Security & Risk (Chief Information Security Officer) for a NSW government department, responsible for the effective management of all ICT risk, security & continuity practices; and executive management roles in Banking & Finance and Management Consulting.

Daniella will advise IoTSec Australia on strategy and direction.

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Today approx 54% of the world's population resides in urban cities and this is projected to lift to 66% by 2050, with the world's urban population expected to hit 6 billion people by 2045. This makes the movement towards sustainable communities and cities even more compelling. Underpinning this is the concept of a Smart City, described by the Smart Cities Council as " that has digital technology embedded across all city functions".

In a Smart City where connected transport, smart health, integrated smart grids are interconnected, security of the infrastructure and citizen privacy will largely determine whether the a city's Smart City strategy is successful or not.

Come listen to business leaders and technologists on the latest trends in Smart/Sustainable Cities and what measures need to be undertaken to protect it now and in the future.

Speakers (confirmed):

Major General Stephen Day (retired) - Former Head of Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Former Co-ordinator of Australian Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC).

Neil Glentworth - Executive Chairman at GWI (formerly Glentworth Consulting).

Matthew Schultz - City Digital Officer at Ipswich City Council

Danielle Storey - Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Smarter Technology Solutions

Amanda-Jane Turner - QLD Branch Chair at Australian Information Security Association

Puneet Kukreja - Lead Partner of Banking at Deloitte Cyber, Advisory Chair IoTSec Australia

Nicole Murdoch - Director, Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Many thanks to our event sponsors whom without their support this event would not be possible.

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In this month's IoT Thought leadership series we interview Alok Patel CEO of Azcende a venture capital firm specialising in Smart/Connected Cities. Azcende have produced a whitepaper - Habitats for Humans. It acknowledges the traditional approach to funding Smart/Connected Cities projects has it's place, however it calls for policy makers and Cities to take a startup mentality as well.

Alok takes us through private/public partnership and funding, microinvesting as a funding model and ultimately the important role security plays in both the privacy of citizen data and the infrastructure that underpins Smart/Connected Cities.

The video will be posted shortly.

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