Michelle Fitzgerald

Chief Digital Officer at City of Melbourne

Michelle Fitzgerald leads the smart city and innovation agenda for the City of Melbourne, and is the city’s first Chief Digital Officer. As our cities face digital disruption, Michelle and her team are responsible for trialling and implementing digital and data tools that will help prepare Melbourne for major population growth and help create the jobs and startups of the future. Melbourne was recently rated number 8 ‘smart city government’ in the world.

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)
Friday, November 1
11:00 am - 12:30 pm • Data in the smart city: Case studies from the field
We talk about data being the new oil, the data economy and data-led decision making – but what does this look like in practice? In this series of case studies, we hear from organisations that are generating value from data and changing the way investment in infrastructure and services is made. Case studies from:
  • Bernadette Stone, Brisbane City Council
  • James Vidler, City of Newcastle
  • James Peet, Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Jag Walia, City of Melville
  • Sean Cohen, Suez
  • Michelle Fitzgerald, City of Melbourne
  • Claire Daniel, UNSW