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Internet of Things (iot) committee

Terms of Reference    
  • Mr Tom Zorde


    Tom Zorde leads purpose driven communities to future-proof Australia for a changing digital world. He convened and lead volunteers to deliver a free-to-use wireless Internet of Things Communications Network for Western Australia which now enables entrepreneurs, academia, industry, rural and city councils. His efforts were recognised by the Australian Computer Society awarding the project the 2018 Digital Disruptor award for transforming skills of work teams 21 to 200 staff. In addition to launching the world’s first certified internet of things practitioner accreditation in compliance with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards, Tom is a respected leader nurturing collaboration across industry, government and academia, and is a sought-after advisor for organisations embarking on digital transformation. Twitter: @TomZorde LinkedIn:

  • Mr Peter Runcie

    Vice Chair

    Peter is an independent consultant assisting organisations engage with the research sector to undertake research and development programs. In recent roles at Data61 Peter led the development of CSIRO’s Future Communities strategy and Data61’s digital innovation mission program addressing smart cities, energy, supply chains and genomics. He is active in the IoT space being on the board of the NSW Smart Sensing Network, a member of the IOTAA Water Sector working group and a member of the Australian Citizen Science Association. His formal qualifications include an MBA(Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and graduation from the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors course. Peter is also an inventor on 28 granted patents in Europe, China and the US in the fields of voice and video communications, data networking, biometrics and the monitoring of civil infrastructure sensing and artificial intelligence.

  • Mr Dimitrios Georgakopoulos


    Dimitrios is currently a Professor of Computer Science in Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (FSET), and the Director the IoT Lab in the university’s Digital Innovation Capability Platform. He also lead the Industry 4.0 program in Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. Before that he served as Research Director (2008-2014) of CSIRO’s ICT Centre and a Professor at RMIT University (2014-2016). At CSIRO he led the Information Engineering Laboratory, which was the largest Computer Science research program in Australia. Prior to joining CSIRO, Dimitrios held research and management positions in industrial laboratories in the USA, including Telcordia Technologies (where he helped found two of Telcordia’s Research Centers in Austin, Texas, and Poznan, Poland); Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC) in Austin; GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories in Boston; and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in New Jersey. He is also a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow since 2014. Dimitrios has (co)authored 190 journal and conference publications in computer science, which include 3 seminal papers in the areas Service Computing, Workflow Management, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Per Google Scholar, my publications have received 16,500+ citations. He served as the General or Program Chair of 20+ major international conferences. He has received 2 outstanding paper awards from the IEEE Computer Society for the best paper in the IEEE Int. Conf. on Data Engineering, and a best paper in the 2017 Hawaii Int. Conf, on System Sciences in Hawaii, USA. He also was the recipient of several IEEE CS service awards and GTE’s Excellence Award. In Australia, He's won 4 ACT iAwards and a CSIRO Plant Industry Divisional Innovation Award. More recently in Swinburne, he also received the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Award and FSET’s 2019 Research Award. Dimitrios has attracted $42M+ of research funding from industry and various funding agencies in the USA, EU, and Australia.

  • Mr Matthew Schultz


    Matthew Schultz is a Director at Gravelroad Group and an Executive leader with expertise in all facets of next-generation connectivity including 5G, digital infrastructure, Smart City & Internet of Things, and data-driven digital strategy and delivery within high-profile operations. Matthew is skilled in collaborating within organizations and industry to achieve business, financial and service delivery objectives. Matthew is also Co-Chair of the G20 Global Smart Cities Digital Infrastructure Taskforce, Past National President of the Australian Smart Communities Association and a member of the ACS National IoT Committee. He is also an inaugural Board Director of Open Data Australia, a member of Standards Australia IT­042 Internet of Things Standards Development Committee and Standards Australia JT-001-01 Smart City Standards Development Committee.

  • Prof. Michael Sheng


    Dr. Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide (UoA). Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries. Prof. Sheng’s research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, Web technologies, and service computing. He has more than 370 publications and his research has been highly cited by his international peers. Prof. Sheng has been invited to give keynotes at a number of international conferences and served as Conference General Chair or Program Chair for several top international conferences in his areas. Dr. Michael Sheng is the recipient of the AMiner Most Influential Scholar in IoT award (2019), ARC Future Fellowship (2014), Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution (2012), and Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003).

  • Dr Neil Temperley


    Neil believes future user-focused vision should drive our choices of today and believes in the power of living lab collaboration to drive both effective innovation and industry cultural transformation. Neil led Data61’s Transport and Logistics Living Lab activity since its formation in early 2011 before joining Data61’s new product management team in 2016. Neil sits on the board of the Australian Living Lab Innovation Network and the industry board of the Australian Smart Communities Association.