Jannat Maqbool

Smart City Advisor Hamilton City Council, New Zealand

As Smart Cities Advisor at Hamilton City Council and Operations Manager at CultivateIT Jannat works with staff, technology partners, tertiary, and the business and wider community to support and/or coordinate digital technology pilots and digital enablement initiatives in the Waikato focused on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities.

In 2017, Jannat launched Wintec’s IoT Waikato initiative, a group for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things and digital technology in the region, and that is supporting greater awareness and collaboration across the region in the IoT and smart cities space.

Jannat is also a Principal Advisor at Ecosystm in Singapore in the areas of IoT, Agritech and Fintech  

Thursday, October 31
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Aggregating opportunities: Smart cities across boundaries
In this session we discuss one of the most exciting trends in smart cities action and investment – cross jurisdiction partnerships.   Guests:
  • Stephen Smith, Local Government Association of South Australia
  • Tom Griffiths, South West Group, Western Australia
  • Jannat Maqbool, Hamilton City Council, NZ
  • Daniel Adams, City of Prospect
  • Matthew Szymczak, City of Greater Geelong
  • Catherine Caruana-McManus, Meshed
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