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Australian IoT Award finalists announced

The finalists for the 2020 IoT Awards, the official awards program of IoTAA and IoT Hub have been announced.

The finalists provide a fascinating snapshot of how the use of IoT is advancing in Australia. Over 100 nominations were received from a diverse range of organisations, including CSIRO’s Data61, City of Melbourne, NSW Government, nbn, City of Perth, City of Hobart, Fleet Space, NNNCo, Yarra Valley Water and University of Technology Sydney.

They include data sharing initiatives by local governments, projects using IoT to monitor people movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Wi-Fi rollout encompassing hundreds of NSW Health sites, and an experimental university program designed with the aim of changing education in the field of cyber-physical systems.

“I am thrilled at the level of response we have received for this year’s awards. This is one of the best indicators of IoT adoption accelerating in Australia,” said IoT Alliance Australia CEO Frank Zeichner.

The IoT Awards winners will be announced in late October. Look out for articles on IoT Hub  in the coming weeks about the finalists.

For a full list of all 2020 IoT Awards finalists go to

Our new Chair

Businessman and senior executive David Spence has been appointed as the incoming Chairman of IoTAA.

David Spence said, “I’m excited to be joining the IoTAA at such an important time. COVID-19 has enabled digital transformation at a speed previously thought unimaginable, and has brought to light the opportunity presented by the Internet of Things to connect the physical and digital world. Now is the time for industry, government, citizens, and academia to seize the opportunities for economic growth and social benefit afforded by the Internet of Things.”

David replaces Gavin Smith, President at Bosch Australia and New Zealand, who served as the Founding Chairman since 2016.

Two new Board Directors have also been appointed: Judy Anderson, Government Relations and Advocacy Lead at AustCyber, The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd, and senior IT executive Matt Codrington, Managing Director of Lenovo (Australia and New Zealand). Read more

IoT Skills Barometer

IoTAA is working with La Trobe University to understand what skills need development in order to advance the adoption of Internet of Things technologies for better business and service outcomes. You can help us by answering the survey, IoT Skills Barometer which is designed to see if organisations like yours experience a skills-gap in adopting IoT solutions.

This survey has 8 to 12 questions, depending on your answers. It should take no longer than 8 or 9 minutes. Many thanks to Erik van Vulpen, from La Trobe University for leading this initiative. Participate here.

IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is the peak industry body representing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia, with over 500 participating organisations and 1000 individual participants. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of IoT in Australia to improve our competitive advantage and benefit society.

Key Sponsor

COVID-19 discussion hub

Our COVID-19 discussion hub delivers interviews and analysis on industry responses to the dynamically changing economic and social crisis; how IoT companies are supporting Australian clients; emerging data issues; and the role of IoT in a post-COVID-19 world.

The hub is supported by IoTAA and members Entech Electronics, Honesty Box, Inmarsat, KPMG, Meshed, Optus, Reekoh, Successful Endeavours, Telstra and the University of Wollongong Smart Infrastructure Facility.

Industry renewal through digital infrastructure

“My hope is that the shift and investment in digital infrastructure and collaboration we have seen during the last three months is a harbinger for continuing change and momentum. If not, we risk falling back..” Read more

City West Water- Digital Metering Case Study

IoTAA’s Water Workstream shares a case study by the Water Services Association of Australia and  IoTAA focussing on “City West Water – Digital Metering Program.
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Where do you fit in the IoT world?

See our IoT Reference Framework