Newsletter September 2019


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Delos Delta - September 2019

Delos Delta is a management consulting firm specialising in smart cities, emerging technology, innovation and organisational transformation. 

Use this newsletter to get your monthly dose of Delos Delta info, and highlights from the smart city sphere.  For regular updates, follow us on our social media!


Project Spotlight: Wodonga Innovation Hub
Wodonga City Council 

Delos Delta, in partnership with Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN), have commenced the ambitious journey towards the implementation of an Innovation Hub in Wodonga, Victoria.  Working closely with Wodonga City Council, Delos Delta and CBRIN will manage the project over the next three years, utilising funds from a Victorian State Government grant. 

On behalf of Council, Delos Delta and CBRIN are hosting an
Innovation Seminar on the 17th of September in Wodonga, to kick-start the project.  All stakeholders, from business owners to community members, are encouraged to attend the session to learn more about innovation and how the Hub can provide benefit for the Wodonga community. 

Delos Delta is excited to be working with Council on this innovative project.

Award Nomination: Logan City Futures Strategy
Core Values Award Finalist - IAP2 Conference

Logan City Council's award winning City Futures Strategy has been named a 'Core Values Award' finalist in the upcoming IAP2 Australasia Conference 2019, in October.

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Conference brings together community engagement and communications experts from around Australia to discuss the hottest trends in community engagement. 
Delos Delta are proud to have worked with Logan to develop this outstanding Strategy and would like to congratulate the entire team at Logan City Council for their fantastic ongoing City Futures efforts.

Delos Delta would also like to thank our partners for the project,
Articulous, for conducting awesome stakeholder engagement to inform the Strategy, and for coordinating the Unpacking Innovation Event.  

Event Spotlight: Smart Cities Week Australia
October 30 - November 1, 2019

The 2019 edition of Smart Cities Week Australia is almost here!  Delos Delta are super excited to get involved in one of the biggest Australian Smart City events of the year.

Last years' event was off the charts in terms of learning, networking and fun - and we encourage participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience to attend if they can.
If you, or someone from your organisation, is attending the event we would love to rendezvous and chat about all things smart cities. To check out the event, and to register your attendance, visit the Smart Cities Week Website

Smart Spotlight: Fitness Industry Technology Summit
Fitter, Stronger, Smarter

On 25 - 26 July, Delos Delta MD Brook Dixon spoke as a guest at the inaugural Fitness Industry Tech Summit 2019. The Summit was designed to improve efficiencies, effectiveness and profitability of fitness businesses through new technology.

Brook's presentation investigated and delivered key insights into how technology & innovation are transforming our cities and the fitness industry. Brook spoke about the coordinated and sustainable future of smart tech in health industries, and the opportunities and complexities this poses. 

Delos Delta would like to congratulate all involved in leading the summit, and thank all the organisations and individuals in attendance. Get in touch at if you would like to hear more about how technology can be applied across industries and sectors. 

Engagement Spotlight: Ballarat City Council
Clever Ballarat Engagement Workshops

Ballarat City Council are driving ahead with their 'Clever Ballarat' program aimed at facilitating and unlocking digital reform and innovation in the region. 

On behalf of Council, Delos Delta recently facilitated multiple stakeholder engagement workshops in Ballarat, to help Council understand the strengths, needs and opportunities of the community. 

The sessions also aimed to provide Council with key stakeholder insights that can inform and direct Council's future efforts in the areas of innovation and digital reform. 

The Delos Delta team are very pleased to be supporting the Clever Ballarat program, and look forward to further achievement for Ballarat. 

Delos Delta Team News: Smart Flag for Smart Team
ANUAFC Womens Team Maiden Premiership 

The Delos Delta team have been involved with the ANU Australian Football Club for over 20 years. We are therefore incredibly proud to announce that in their 18th season, the ANUAFC Womens Team took home their maiden premiership. 

Delos Delta would like to congratulate two specific premiership players - Anna Wilson and Elly McLean - who are our very own Delos Delta team members! 

Delos Delta are proud to support such a progressive and inclusive football club, that currently has two AFL Womens Leadership Scholarships (the first of their kind in Australia). 

Churchill Fellowship Report: Smart Mobility
Smart Community Guru - Zoe Eather 

Zoe Eather, Founder and host of the Smart Community Podcast, has been travelling the world researching Smart Mobility as part of her experience undertaking her Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2019. 

Zoe's report provides a snapshot of the current realities, conversations and observations from around the world, and offers a unique lens on the current narrative of Smart Mobility. 

The report is written from Zoe’s view and is aimed to support Government Official decision-making in the current climate of uncertainty and increasing pressure to innovate and integrate smart solutions in Australia's cities and communities.

The report is a great read for anyone who works in the transport industry or has an interest in smart mobility solutions. Take a look at Zoe's Report

Australia's 5G Future
Debunking 5G  Fears

5G is coming, and we should be excited, not afraid. A recent article, by renowned scientist and triple-j presenter Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, discusses the scientific research indicating that 5G is safe for humans.  

In the article Dr Karl illustrates that, due to its position on the electromagnetic spectrum, it is non-ionising and therefore not a threat to human health.   He also explains how 5G is in-fact an amazing innovation that has the potential to improve the quality of life of many Australians.  
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