As 2019 draws to a close, Delos Delta is excited to reflect on a year of successes, growth, and new partnerships. Delos Delta is now actively supporting clients and colleagues in all states and territories of Australia!
This year, representatives from Delos Delta have travelled all around Australia attending and presenting at a range of national conferences and community workshops. We aim to learn, educate, and support smart city development and transformation everywhere we go. We have collaborated with industry groups, smart city professionals, local councils, and government to deliver a range of exciting projects.
Delos Delta have enjoyed another year supporting client aspirations and building our unique capacity in smart strategy, economic development, civic engagement, change management, and innovative project delivery.
As we look back over the crazy, exciting and productive 2019, we’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of our Top 10 highlights!
Smart City and Digital Transformation Masterclass with Joaquim Alvarez
Delos Delta had an exciting start to 2019 with the delivery of our highly successful and Australia-wide “Digital Transformation Masterclass”. The training was led by Barcelona’s Joaquim Alvarez, whose expertise and knowledge of digital innovation - from dreaming, to implementation and beyond - was not only insightful, but inspirational.
For all who shared in the Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane masterclasses, we hope that Joaquim’s advice and international expertise will help you build your smart city ambitions and lead into the future.
This hub and network will support, showcase and accelerate the local economy and innovation. We are proud to be a part of this project, working with the region to support local business, enhance local opportunity, and build the region’s innovation ecosystem.
The project’s focus on the core values of holistic engagement, supporting local potential and fostering trust were recognised by the International Association for Public Participation Austrasia Awards in late 2019. Stakeholder Engagement for the Logan City Futures Strategy was awarded the IAP2 Community Development Project of the Year, in another success for this awesome project.
Highlight Four Wyndham Smart City Strategy
Delos Delta would like to congratulate the team at Wyndham City Council as their hard work was realised with the release of Wyndham’s Smart City Strategy. We are proud to have partnered with Council to coordinate stakeholder and civic engagement and shape the Strategy and Implementation Plan.
The Strategy demonstrates how Wyndham’s future will be realised with the aid of advanced technologies, data and embracing innovation. For their commitment to engagement and liveability, Wyndham was recognised with the Smart City Council Australia New Zealand 2019 Smart City Strategy Award.
Highlight Five Local Government Conference WA 2019
In November 2019, Delos Delta MD, Brook Dixon, travelled to Perth to address the Local Government Professional Network. As a keynote speaker over the three days, Brook spoke about the need for a strategic and organisational approach to get the most from ‘big data’. Brook shared key insights to the forum about moving beyond talk to create the systems, structures and culture that turns data into analysis, decisions, and better performance.
The LGC WA was one of many audiences addressed by Brook this year. Notably, Brook also presented at the Fitness Industry Tech Summit, the LG Professionals NSW Conference, and was interviewed for The Fitness Business Podcast.
Highlight Six Smart Cities Week
In November, several members of Delos Delta attended Australia’s pinnacle smart city event for the year: The Smart Cities Week Conference in Sydney. The conference was a terrific opportunity to engage with new ideas and case studies in data collection and usage, smart transformation, and resource management.
Other wins close to home in 2019 have included a fresh new fit out of the Canberra office, and the community and premiership successes of the ANUAFC whom Delos Delta proudly sponsor.
Success in Maribyrnong
In 2019, Maribyrnong City Council have continued to embrace innovation and intelligent city design as part of the Footscray Smart City for Social Cohesion Project, partly funded by the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Delos Delta are proud to be working with Council and OneWiFi to coordinate deployment and operation of a range of smart city technologies, including smart lighting, smart signage, environmental mentoring, wireless networks, traffic monitoring and big data analysis/reporting.
Another exciting collaboration with Maribyrnong in 2019 included Delos Delta delivering the “Innovation & Data: Smarter City, Smarter Business” event in late November. The event was a fantastic opportunity to gain key insights from drivers in the innovation space, and gather inspiration about growing, supporting and transforming businesses. It was another valuable project by Council and Co-Connected – an initiative by LaunchVic.
Check out TechLever's full account of the evening here!
North Sydney Smart City Strategy and Action Plan
In 2019 North Sydney Council have further enhanced their reputation as an iconic Australian city continuing to lead and innovate for residents, local businesses, workers and visitors. Delos Delta is proud to have supported this journey, working with Council, community and stakeholders to develop the recently released Smart City Strategy and Action Plan 2019 – 2022.
Fraser Coast Smart Communities Plan
We also celebrated the release of the Fraser Coast Smart Communities Plan and look forward to the future successes of our regional innovation and transformation projects across Australia.
Delos Delta is proud to be working with the City of Hobart in 2019 and 2020 to support their smart city and smart council aspirations. Hobart have an exciting program of innovation and reform in the pipeline, founded on their Connected Hobart Strategy which was released in 2019. Big congratulations everyone at the City of Hobart for their leadership and achievement.
A Message from Delos Delta HQ
2019 Final Sign Off
Thank you to our clients and colleagues for another terrific year at Delos Delta! We wish you all an excellent holiday period and look forward to seeing you back in the action in January 2020.