The Team

Frank Zeichner
Frank ZeichnerCEO, IoTAA & Knowledge Economy Institute
Frank Zeichner is a leader in the development of the Australian IoT ecosystem and is the foundation CEO of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) the peak Australian IoT industry body.

Frank is also Director of the Knowledge Economy Institute (KEi) and Industry Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, where he is responsible for industry collaboration, in particular in the Smart Cities sector. He is also Industry Board Member at NSW Smart Sensing Network.

Piers Hogarth-Scott
Piers Hogarth-ScottChair Executive Council
Piers has 25 years of digital transformation experience as a management consultant with big four professional services firms and multinational digital agencies. Piers leads the IoT consulting practice at KPMG Digital Delta and works with senior business leaders to re-imagine and re-invent their organisations to become world-class digital enterprises using advanced technologies, data, and human insights. Piers helps client harness innovation from the Fourth Industrial Revolution – in particular, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive, Machine Learning, and Big Data. He is recognised by Business Age as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the UK to have made the most significant contribution to the Internet, innovation and wealth creation.
Meredith Hodgman
Meredith HodgmanChair Smart Cities Workstream
Meredith is the Co-Founder and International Program Director of the advocacy group, Women in Smart Cities Global, the Chair of the Smart Cities Workstream for the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and the International Engagement Manager for the City of Sydney. Meredith has a background in law, sustainable transport, and digital transition. She is passionate about catalysing sector convergence for the cities of the future and has 10+ years of international experience in trade and investment, benchmarking and forecasting next-generation technology trends for urban economic, environmental and social efficiencies.
Geof Heydon
Geof HeydonChair Platforms & Interoperability Workstream & Principal Consultant
Geof has over 40 years’ experience in the telecoms sector, working recently in broadband enabled business models, the emerging digital economy and the Internet of Things across the Asia Pacific.

He co-authored Enabling the Internet of Things for Australia, Seizing the Internet of Things opportunity for Australia and Australian Industrial Internet of Things Capability Mapping Report for Austrade. Geof sits on the IoTAA Executive Council, chairs the Industry Consortium for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, is a member of the Australian Computer Society’s Telecoms Board, its Data Taskforce.

Peter Leonard
Peter LeonardChair Data Use, Access & Privacy Workstream
Peter is a commercial lawyer and consultant on data and technology commercialisation, including data sharing, data analytics and associated risk management and regulation, including privacy, surveillance and data protection. Ranked as a leading technology and data lawyer in all current global legal directories, Peter was voted Best Lawyers’ ‘Sydney Information Technology Lawyer of the Year for 2016’. Peter is also Chair of the Privacy and Communications Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales and a former global chair of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association. Peter recently retired as a partner of Gilbert + Tobin, of which he was a founding partner and partner for 27 years.
Matt Tett
Matt TettChair Cybersecurity & Network Resilience Workstream
Matt is MD of Enex TestLab, an independent testing laboratory, and Chairman of Enex Carbon security consultancy. Matt has a technical background in network and security systems and holds security certifications: CISSP, CISM, CSEPS and CISA, Government and Police Contractor security clearances. He is a member of ISACA and (ISC)2. Matt provided advice for the Attorney General Department’s Stay Smart Online program ( He serves on the Communications Alliance Cyber Security Reference Panel (CSRP), the Internet Australia Cyber Security SIG, and is a member of the research advisory committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at Federation University.
David Goad
David GoadCo-chair IoT Start-up Innovation Workstream
David has over 20 years of industry experience in senior leaderships roles with KPMG Consulting, Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions. David created a successful IT start-up, built it into a global award-winning business and then sold it. A Post-Graduate Fellow at the University of Sydney, David teaches innovation, business applications, digital business management and accounting information systems there and at UNSW. His research areas are the Internet of Things, business models and innovation. He has presented his work on IoT architecture at the American Conference on Information Systems, and has recently published IoT Strategy for Business Directors, 
Matthew Tati
Matthew TatiCo-chair IoT Start-up Innovation Workstream
Matthew is a project manager, consultant and innovator with nearly 20 years’ experience in digital, mobile and the Internet of Things. His experience includes work with corporates, government agencies and start-ups across Australia and in the USA. He has managed the delivery of some of Australia’s largest and highest profile eCommerce projects and was previously Mobile Lead in the Digital Innovation team at BOC Gas (a member of the Linde Global manufacturing group). A graduate of the inaugural CSIRO OnConnect IoT Accelerator program, Matthew is currently Director of Milcane Consulting where he helps organisations, including start-ups to manage digital and IoT projects.
Ken Holder
Ken HolderChair Collaboration Workstream
Ken has more than 20 years’ experience in designing and delivering technology solutions, having commenced his career in power systems engineering following by building deep expertise in industrial control systems and automation.

Ken works in KPMG Digital Delta as an Associate Director in their market-leading IoT Practice. He works with clients to tap into the transformative and economic opportunity presented by connecting the digital world with the physical world, assisting organisations in making better, faster decisions, automate processes, and predict future events.

Mark Atkinson
Mark AtkinsonChair Energy Workstream
Mark Atkinson is the Director Solutions Delivery APAC, responsible for introducing the Itron Internet of Things portfolio into ANZ-Pacific markets. The primary focus is to deliver innovative business solutions to enable customers to achieve enhanced business outcomes from their assets and to deliver superior outcomes to end customers. Mark has extensive international business experience in utilities and telecommunications. He has held positions within Siemens, Deutsche Telekom and independent consulting organisations, and worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific delivering IoT solutions in the telecom and utility sectors. Mark has experience in wireless solutions, including military, cellular, and Broadband Wireless Access.
Haroon Kasim
Haroon Kasim Chair Health Workstream
Haroon is currently Practicing Clinician in NSW Health. He has more than a decade of experience in the Australian healthcare system across multiple states and health services. Haroon formally trained for leadership positions within health with a deep understanding of the Australian health system and networks. He is also a part of the RACP Clinical Practice Advisory Committee, Health Reforms Reference Group, and Integrated Care Subgroup. Haroon is a Graduate of the Cicada Accelerator Program and Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program from NSW Health, and is a passionate advocate of leveraging digital health to enable cost-efficient and patient-centered health systems.