In this interactive webinar on using reliable data to develop new ideas and solutions, we focused on how the City of Gold Coast has been using big data to transform their vision and realign their local strategy.

City of Gold Coast and DSpark showed attendees how to unlock and identify visitor value through real data examples and demonstrated how big data has been helping councils around Australia enhance planning, reduce costs and ensure return on investment for local government areas.

Re-watch the webinar

Transforming Local Strategy with Big Data – LG Professionals Australia – 29 October 2020

Meet our experts

Ian Hatton – Chief Innovation & Economy Officer

Ian plays a lead role in the adoption of new technologies at the City of Gold Coast, including telecommunications, IoT, automation, big data analytics and cloud computing. He also leads the team responsible for the City’s investment attraction, export growth and economic development. Ian moved to Australia in 2010 having worked in private and public sectors in the UK, including various management roles in local government, manufacturing and property-related disciplines.

Kevin Harper – Sales & Partnerships Manager

Kevin heads up partnerships with leading Australian data analytics company, DSpark. Over the last 5 years, he has helped pioneer privacy-centric mobile analytics in both Canada and Australia, and has been a trusted advisor to governments and organisations around the world with data-driven strategy and cutting-edge digital transformation. Kevin’s vision for a connected world has led to significant innovation across many verticals, helping many to surpass their objectives for strategic growth, planning, cost savings and operational efficiencies.