Ben Pole

Chief Operating Officer - Economic Development and Marketing City of Ipswich

Ben operates on the front line of economic, social and organisational transformation. Leading scalable strategic change in one of Australia’s fastest growing populations and economies.

He is a member of the SCCANZ Policy and Leadership Taskforce, the South East Queensland Council of Mayors Economic Development Working Group and the Queensland Government Cities Transformation Taskforce Economic Foundations Reference Group. Ben holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor of Communications

Thursday, October 31
11:00 am - 12:30 pm • Plenary
The Roundtable: Adam Beck moderates a discussion with the C-Suite on “The Business of Smart Cities – The Next Decade”.
  • The Chief Operating Officer – Ben Pole, Ipswich City Council
  • The Chief Executive Officer – Scott Waters, City of Darwin
  • The Chief Digital Officer – Michelle Fitzgerald, City of Melbourne
  • The Chief Information Officer – Bernadette Stone, Brisbane City Council
International Keynote: Eugene W. Grant, Mayor of Seat Pleasant, Maryland (USA)