Beyond having a strong network of talent to draw upon, no one can dispute the value of collaborative talent where the outcome is greater than the sm of the inputs.
As founder of the Perth Internet of Everything Community I have grown it to over 1600 people in Western Australia and shaped a national collaboration of over 5000 members. I've hosted myriad events in partnership with the leading players in the emerging technology space including global tech companied such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon, Hitachi, GE Digital, and SAP as well as their eco-system partners and customers across industries ranging from Mining, Oil & Gas to Health, Agriculture, Sport and Government. These vary from open community eductional events, to excursions and closed-door tactical task-force workshops such as the City of Perth Smart City Data Hub collaborative featured below.
The City of Perth collaborated with the Internet of Everything Perth Community to ensure the community could influence the requirements for the Smart City Data Hub. A data exchange platform for sharing industry and community generated data for cross-industry use.
This included existing open data and streaming internet of things sensor data.
I led an expression of interest which attracted 89 volunteers with the vision and skills to partake in a workshop to solicit the community requirements for the Smart City Data Hub.
I customised a selection process using a diversity and skills criteria and formed a panel of 12 judges to encouraged a broad range of ideas and requirements for valuable citizen outcomes.