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Past Brisbane Innovate events

Find out more about past Brisbane Innovate events and the challenges proposed to attendees.

Brisbane Innovate 2017

Brisbane Innovate 2017 was held on Friday 20 October at Brisbane City Hall. The event was livestreamed and featured a keynote speech by Sandy Blackburn-Wright (Managing Director, Social Outcomes) who explored collaboration for social innovation. The panel event focused on 'sustainability in our city - the role of innovators, government and citizens to build a better future' and was led by Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer for Brisbane. Panellists included:

  • Rob Fox (Marketing Manager AECOM Brisbane)
  • Edda Hamar (founder and CEO of Lana)
  • Bernadette Howard (Chief Information Officer, Brisbane City Council); and
  • Sue Keay (Chief Operating Officer, ARC Centre for Robotic Vision).

This session was followed by a roundtable brainstorming session focussed on six key topics. 

Christmas Tree collaboration session

On Wednesday 24 May 2017, Brisbane City Council held a Brisbane Innovate collaboration session at The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane City. Individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, students, academics and government representatives came together to discuss innovative ideas on how to light Brisbane’s iconic Christmas tree sustainably.

Find out more about the Christmas Tree challenge.

Brisbane Innovate 2016

Brisbane Innovate 2016 was held on Wednesday 19 October 2016 and was part of Council’s commitment to optimising technology and encouraging innovation.

Attendees enjoyed Keynote speakers and panel discussions with innovate thinkers and had the opportunity to discuss challenges relating to the Brisbane Vision 2031:

Challenge 1: Our Accessible, Connected City

This challenge asked participants to develop a solution that delivers a predictive personalised multi-modal integrated journey experience that provides Brisbane travellers with choice around their preferred journey options.

Challenge 2: Our Smart, Prosperous City

Challenge 2 asked participants to develop a solution that utilises the insight from Council data and customer contact to predict opportunities and the need for service intervention, and/or guide strategies for customer service channels of the future, using conversational commerce, artificial intelligence, machine learning or similar tools.

Challenge 3: Our New World City

The final challenge asked participants to develop a solution that provides an innovative Brisbane digital ‘concierge’ service that will provide information to businesses, residents and visitors by ingesting, integrating and disseminating Brisbane information from multiple data sets and various sources. This could be done using conversational commerce, artificial intelligence, machine learning or similar tools.

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10 October 2018