3rd International Street Lighting and Smart Controls Conference

Speakers

Featured Speakers

Mr Olli Markkanen

Mr Olli Markkanen 🇫🇮
Head of Unit, Municipal Engineering
City of Helsinki, Finland

Topic

Helsinki Colour Adaptive Road Lighting
Believed to be the first project of its kind in the world, colour temperature changing ‘Human-Centric Lighting’ luminaires and controls have been installed in the fast growing city of Helsinki, Finland. 

The trial installation on a road to a large new residential development allows for different colour temperatures to suit the time of day and to match human circadian rhythms. In the evening the lighting plan calls for reduced blue light and a warm appearance. In the mornings when people are going to work, the plan requires a higher blue light component to replicate a blue morning sky, to help control the melatonin hormone and increase road users’ wakefulness.

With a population of about 1.2 million, Helsinki is one of the world’s northernmost cities. In winter the city enjoys daylight from only about 10am until 2pm.

The presentation will explain details of the reasoning for this approach, some of the technical difficulties encountered and the results of the final installation.

Bio

Olli Markkanen will present on a world-leading project he has managed for Helsinki, Finland, to change the colour of street lighting according to the time of day in order to minimize disruption to circadian rhythms. He leads an engineering unit at the City of Helsinki responsible for street lighting as well as other technical networks including traffic signals, street heating, public toilets and pumping stations. Previously he was the manager of Outdoor Lighting at Helsinki Energy managing 89,000 luminaires, before responsibility for the network transferred to the City of Helsinki in 2015.  He has a background in network calculations and design and has a Master of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology.  

Dr Robert Karlicek

Dr Robert Karlicek 🇺🇸
Director
Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Topic

“The future of outdoor lighting and integrated sensing for Smart Cities”

Bio

Dr. Karlicek is the Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a National Science Foundation and industry funded program exploring advanced applications for next generation solid state lighting systems.  Prior to joining RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions with influential research corporations. 

 

Dr. Karlicek’s technical experience includes research on LEDs and lasers, control systems design, and applications research in solid state lighting as well as IR and UV LED applications.  Dr. Karlicek obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and has over 56 peer reviewed technical papers and 44 U.S. patents.

Bruce Kinzey

Mr Bruce Kinzey 🇺🇸
Director
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

Topic

“Addressing Blue Light Concerns”
Bruce Kinzey will identify and discuss the various stakeholder concerns about blue-rich white light in public lighting and the potential for unintended consequences from large-scale changes to LED lighting. He will explore the characteristics and impacts of various historic and new light sources, comparing blue light content and explaining effective methods for controlling and minimising blue wavelength light. In order to address many misconceptions, Bruce will demonstrate light pollution quantitative modelling with the newly-developed US-DOE Sky Glow Comparison Tool. This is a simplified method for comparing luminaire and control system contributions to sky glow and allows the user to vary the output characteristics of each product being compared. This user-friendly tool was designed in 2018 to address a gap in the outdoor lighting design toolkit.

Bio

Bruce Kinzey is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC), a collaborative resource for more than 400 US cities, states, utilities, and other street lighting partners to develop and share information and tools on high-performance LED lighting and controls. Bruce has worked as a research engineer in energy efficiency and renewable energy for thirty years, including two decades in Washington, D.C. managing programs in Building Energy Efficiency, and has been a U.S. representative to the International Energy Agency. Bruce manages the US-DOE GATEWAY Solid-State Lighting Technology Demonstration Program and was a founder of the MSSLC. A recent project has been principal technical advisor to the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, a recently completed White House initiative.

Mr Chris Testa

Ms Nancy Clanton 🇺🇸
CEO
Clanton and Associates

Topic

Lighting poles and small vell telco collaboration

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Bio

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Mr Chris Testa

Mr Scotty Hutto 🇺🇸
Lighting Services Business Unit Manager 
Georgia Power Company

Topic

As-a-service business models for electricity distribution network companies

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Bio

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Mr-Harry-Verhaar

Mr Harry Verhaar 🇳🇱
Head of Global Public and Government Affairs
Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

Topic

Lighting up the pathway to smart liveable cities

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Bio

Harry Verhaar is Head of Global Public and Government Affairs for Signify – previously known as Phillips Lighting. He is responsible for strategy and stakeholder management on energy and climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development in the LED lighting revolution.

He is a member of many stakeholder networks, including the Climate Group, Regions20, the World Green Building Council, the World Council on City Data, the UNESCO International Day of Light, and the UN Environment Science Business Policy Forum. He is responsible for relationship management with the UN, the World Bank and is a founding member of the UN en.lighten program, and the Sustainable Energy 4All Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator. He is chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy and is president of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association.

Harry holds a MSc degree in Solid State Lighting and is recipient of the UN Leader of Change Award, the Carbon War Room Gigaton award, and the Energy Efficiency Visionary Award from the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington DC.

Michael Poplawski

Dr Michael Poplawski 🇺🇸
Senior Energy Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – USA

Topic

How can connected street lights save energy and provide value to councils and DNSP’s?

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Bio

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Jerry KP Heng

Mr Jerry KP Heng 🇸🇬   
Head of Street Lighting
Singapore Land Transport Authority

Topic

“Singapore’s journey to a Smarter and More Energy-Efficient Street Lighting System”
Since 2010, Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) embarked on a series of trials to test the performance and reliability of LED street lighting.  Since the trials concluded in 2013 LED street lighting have been implemented island-wide and a control system in 25,000 LED luminaires by the end of 2019.  All of Singapore should be completed by 2022.

The Remote Control and Monitoring System (RCMS) will allow street lighting to be more responsive to inclement weather and will also enable LTA to adopt a more responsive and efficient maintenance regime as it features automated fault detection and alert capabilities.

Bio

 

Mr Jerry KP Heng is Head of Street Lighting for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore. He has more than fifteen years experience managing projects in multinational companies and government agencies. Jerry’s role included leadership of Singapore’s transition from timer controlled HPS street lighting to a wireless, individually controlled, Smart Street Lighting System with LED luminaires. 

Jerry is experienced in smart street light technology and controls, large scale systems management and facilities management, and holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Michael Erbesfeld

Mr Michael Erbesfeld 🇺🇸
Program Manager
Lighting System Standards
NEMA, USA

Topic

New initiatives in lighting systems standards

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Bio

Michael Erbesfeld is Program Manager for Lighting System Standards at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Washington DC.  His portfolio includes lighting controls, LED drivers, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C137 Lighting Systems Committee

Michael has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering has worked as a consulting engineer in the building energy industry. He is a licensed Professional Engineer specialising in building energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis.

He has served in the Washington DC office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on energy policy for commercial buildings and also in the U.S. Department of Energy on building energy codes. Michael has also been an energy manager, for a major university, and worked for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) as part of their advocacy team.

Dr Dee Denteneer

Dr Dee Denteneer 🇳🇱
Secretary General
Zhaga Consortium

Topic

“Zhaga connectivity for smart city lighting”
Dee Denteneer will present on the goals and vision of the Zhaga industry consortium to bring interchangeability and interoperability to smart luminaires and control devices. In particular, he will explain the new Zhaga Book 18 interconnect platform for outdoor lighting and the opportunities for future proofing and cross-brand interchangeability of luminaire modules and components. Dee will cover issues of smart city services integration and how Zhaga is collaborating with the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the DALI organisation, and how Zhaga developed specifications will mature and transfer across to to become international IEC luminaire and control component standards.

Bio

Dr Dee Denteneer is Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium. Dee has held positions at the University of Utrecht, the Statistical Office of the Netherlands, and Philips Research. He has a PhD in mathematics, and a background in wireless connectivity, lighting, project and program management, and finance. Currently, he is Director of Standards at Philips Lighting, focusing on strategy and governance in industry alliances. Alongside of his position in the Zhaga Consortium, Dee is a member of the executive team of the ZigBee Alliance and Technical Working Group Chair of the Fairhair Alliance.

Mr Christophe Orceau

Mr Christophe Orceau 🇫🇷
Chairman
TALQ Consortium Steering Committee

Topic

“TALQ Smart City Protocol: the key to control system interoperability for smart cities”
Smart city systems are controlling streetlights, monitoring rubbish bins, detecting parking availability, and much more. Yet most of the available solutions are proprietary to particular suppliers, which lock cities into single vendor systems.

The TALQ Smart City Protocol is designed to enable interoperability and allow cities to choose between multiple vendors.

The new TALQ Smart City protocol addresses the needs for central management software to control, command, collect data, send control programs and firmware updates for outdoor lighting controllers but also other smart city devices such as waste container sensors, environmental sensors, energy meters and other outdoor networks. With TALQ, interoperability of systems from different vendors is possible so that cities can use a single CMS to control, command and monitor multiple networks within their project.

Bio

Christophe Orceau is the chairman of the Steering Committee of the TALQ Consortium. He was the founder of Streetlight.Vision that developed the central management software that is now in use in more than 500 smart city projects in 15 countries, and that supports many heterogeneous networks, particularly in outdoor lighting. As an independent consultant, Christophe now shares with the other TALQ members his 12 years of international expertise in running large smart city projects around the world, with multiple control systems and communication protocols.

Mr Craig Morris

Mr Craig Morris 🇬🇧
Street Lighting Engineer
Doncaster Council UK

Topic

“Upgrading to LED and CMS Adaptive Control to match traffic conditions in Doncaster UK”
Craig Morris will present practical experiences as a council asset manager on the “Smart Light Doncaster Project” for Doncaster City with a population of 308,000 that has converted 45,000 street lights to LED controlled by a CMS.  Craig will also show how to utilise LED and CMS technologies for the use of real-time traffic flow sensors and CMS adaptive control as pioneered by Doncaster Council.

Doncaster Council is evaluating the use of adaptive lighting controls with strategically placed traffic counting sensors. Indicator sites monitor traffic flows from sensors and control the lighting levels to one or two lower standards subcategories levels during low traffic periods. Traffic flows on some roads drop to below 25% of the peak volume after 8pm and the lighting levels can therefore be adjusted accordingly.

The intention is to maximise savings by off-peak dimming with a roll-out across the region using traffic sensors at strategic locations on the main routes of Doncaster to control main route lighting and to allow dimming on assessed residential streets nearby.

Bio

Craig Morris has spearheaded the feasibility and planning of the “Smart Light Doncaster Project” which involved the installation of LED street lighting and a Central Management System to control the lighting and to report faults. As Doncaster Council’s recently-appointed CMS Street Lighting and Highways Electrical Manager he is now also responsible for completing the project and for the on-going supervision of 60,000 street lighting assets. Craig joined Doncaster Council 12 years ago as a works supervisor responsible for electrical maintenance and street lighting installation.

Ms Anja McAlevey

Ms Anja McAlevey 🇳🇿
Senior Transportation Planner
Dunedin City Council

Topic

“Smart planning and procurement – lighting up Dunedin, not the sky”
Anja will present on Dunedin City Council’s (DCC) recent journey towards converting 15,000 outdated HPS street lights to a world-class “smart city ready” 3000K LED network controlled by a Central Management System.  Dunedin took a multi-faceted first-principles research and evaluation approach to the conversion.

With about 131,000 people, Dunedin is NZ’s 7th largest city and South Island’s 2nd largest.  It has New Zealand’s oldest University and the people of Dunedin have a very strong affinity for the environment and thus will be New Zealand’s first city to convert all its street lights to 3000 Kelvin LED controlled by a fully computerised CMS system.

Bio

Dunedin will soon be New Zealand’s first city to convert all its street lights to 3,000K LEDs controlled by a CMS system and Anja McAlevey led the planning phase for the project. She is a Senior Transport Planner at Dunedin City Council NZ, with eleven years’ experience in local government. After obtaining a Master of Laws degree and working in resource management strategy and planning, Anja joined the transport sector in 2014. In her current role she plans and secures funding for major transport infrastructure projects in Dunedin City, which included leading the planning phase for the Dunedin all-of-city street light LED and Central Management System controls conversion.

Dr Dionyz Gasparovsky

Dr Dionyz Gasparovsky 🇸🇰
Division Director – Transportation and Exterior Applications
International Commission on Illumination 

Topic

“Adaptive Road Lighting Control to satisfy diverse needs of user groups and patterns”
The presentation will explain how adaptive road lighting improves the visual experience and how it can minimise the side effects on humans, fauna, flora and astronomic observations at critical times.

Examples of information from field sensors and interconnected systems such as traffic composition, traffic flow, weather and climatic conditions, presence and motion of people and specification of individual user preferences, enables lighting to be tailored to the specific requirements of smart cities.

Ensuring efficient interoperability of lighting with other related systems like traffic control, utility services and telecommunication will also be discussed.  Dr. Gasparovsky will also cover how the urgent problems of adaptive road lighting are being tackled within the International Commission on Illumination (CIE).

Bio

Dr. Dionyz Gasparovsky is Division Director of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), responsible for transportation and exterior applications and is a lecturer, researcher and PhD supervisor in lighting technology the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he is an associate professor.

His professional interests include road lighting, smart lighting and the energy performance of lighting systems and is an author or co-author of tens of peer reviewed publications. Within the CIE Dr. Gasparovsky chairs the technical committee on maintenance of lighting systems and is a contributor on many other CIE technical committees. He is also active in standardisation on light and lighting for CEN European standards and ISO international standards.

Dr Dionyz Gasparovsky

Dr Jed Horner 🇦🇺
Policy Manager
Standards Australia

Topic

The Smart Cities Blueprint for Australian Cities

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Bio

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Ms Anja McAlevey

Mr Rob McKenna 🇦🇺   
General Manager
National Carbon Bank of Australia (NCBA)

Topic

Obtaining funding through carbon abatement certificates

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Julie Briggs

Ms Julie Briggs 🇦🇺
Chief Executive Officer
Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils

Topic

Southern Lights: Enabling Connectivity for Regional and Rural NSW using Smart Street Lighting
Southern Lights is a $71 million project that proposes delivering over 80,000 smart, connected LED street lights and a low to medium bandwidth Internet-of-Things communications network to communities encompassing 41 LGAs and a population of over one million people.  Stretching from Bega to Broken Hill, this enabling infrastructure will provide better, safer, cheaper lighting and connectivity that will act as a catalyst for participating councils and others to invest in smart community technologies that will increase efficiencies and improve service delivery.

The participating councils have been represented on the project by their respective regional organisations, who have worked closely with Essential Energy and leading consultants in the field to produce a robust Business Case that supports the project. It is a unique example of councils working together to bring cutting edge technological innovation to rural and regional communities.

This presentation will be address how the project brought 41 councils together and what it aims to deliver for the participating LGAs.

Bio

Julie is the CEO of the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC). REROC is one of the four regional organisations of councils that developed the Southern Lights’ project. REROC provides the overall project management for Southern Lights.

Julie, as CEO of REROC, has been involved in street lighting for over a decade, providing comments and input to the Australian Energy Regulator on public lighting pricing, participating in consultations with the NSW Government on the development of the NSW Public Lighting Code and looking at ways to implement improved street  lighting outcomes for REROC’s member councils.

Julie holds degrees in law, business, international business and law.

Fred Watson

Professor Fred Watson AM 🇦🇺
Astronomer-at-Large
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Topic

“The Pervasive Photon”
Your average photon is a two-edged sword, bringing both positive and negative outcomes. As a species, our eyes have evolved to cope with an immense range of photon fluxes. What is relatively new to science is the way those photon rates conspire with other elements of human physiology to influence our health and wellbeing – particularly when blue photons predominate. This presentation will trace our recognition of the benefits and ills of illumination photons, from awareness of outdoor light-pollution to the influence of blue-rich light on circadian rhythms. It highlights intelligent photon control as the only viable remedy for those ills.

Bio

Professor Fred Watson is Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large and worked at Britain’s Royal Observatories before joining the Australian Astronomical Observatory as Astronomer-in-Charge in 1995. Recognised internationally for pioneering fibre optics in astronomy, Fred is known today for his radio and TV broadcasts, books, and advocacy for dark skies, which have earned multiple awards. Fred holds adjunct positions in several Australian universities, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010. He has an asteroid named after him, but says that if it hits the Earth, it won’t be his fault.   

Mr Chris Testa

Mr Chris Testa 🇺🇸   
Research Director
Northeast Group USA

Topic

“The global market for connected street lighting”
Chris will present a global overview of the market research in technology and market trends for connected street lighting. This will analyse and quantify the main driving forces of change and how these are reflected in market actions in various countries and regions. This will include a recent study on market activity in Australia and New Zealand and compare and contrast the findings with with the international scene. He will also forecast on how smart infrastructure and the Internet of Things (IoT) will likely be deployed in the street lighting context.

Bio

 

 

Chris Testa is the research director at Northeast Group, a smart infrastructure market intelligence firm based in Washington, DC. He has written five editions of the company’s “Global LED and Smart Streetlight” study, as well as regional studies on smart street lighting in North America and Oceania. Chris has also helped develop streetlight business cases for cities and utilities in the US and Latin America. In addition to street lighting, he has written studies on the smart electricity, water, and gas markets and has worked with cities in the US to develop solutions for data-driven decision making.

Chris is also a frequent contributor to The Economist Group and has been a consultant on global clean energy regulatory policy and renewable energy financing. Chris earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University where he specialised in Energy Policy and International Economics.

Jerry KP Heng

Mr Adam Carey 🇦🇺
Director
Elumenarti Pty Ltd

Topic

Public Lighting Standards: The Need for Overhaul
Adam Carey has a breadth of Australian experience with Local Governments that he will draw on to explore and challenge current public lighting design standards to assess if they are fit for purpose.

Lighting design in the age of adaptive digital lighting technology can no longer be a one-size-fits-all templated approach. Adam will cover the new possibilities and how standards are required to accommodate both new technologies and new expectations to provide public lighting that improves liveability in cities, towns and rural areas. 

Public lighting is undergoing revolutionary changes so Adam’s presentation will cover topics such as adaptive lighting, colour optimisation, monitoring and measurement of lighting performance in the field and assess their their role in advanced “as-a-service” business models.  He will also address the unintended consequences of public lighting and the astronomical, human and ecological outcomes.

Bio

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Mr Chris Testa

Dr Kellie Pendoley 🇦🇺
Chief Executive Officer 
Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd

Topic

The Australian Government DEE guidelines for mitigating effects of light pollution on Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds

Dr Pendoley will speak on a project that she has recently completed for the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy (DEE) to publish guidelines to assist minimization of impact light pollution on the environment, specifically  Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds.

The project identifies the species at highest risks from artificial light to marine turtles, seabirds and migratory shorebirds, and provide appropriate mitigation of impacts to affected species from artificial light. Dr Pendoley will also speak on her experiences and the technologies used to monitor the dark sky where road lighting is being retrofitted with LED lighting.

Bio

Kellie is the owner and Principal Scientist of Pendoley Environmental, Perth WA, Australia.  Kellie has more than three decades of experience in the environmental management of large-scale oil and gas developments, both in Australia and overseas. With her extensive knowledge of marine turtle biology and ecology, Kellie has designed and implemented an array of programs that manage industrial activities in the vicinity of marine turtle habitats.

This has led Kellie to do monitoring and modelling artificial light pollution, spending over 20 years in R&D of novel technology and techniques to quantify biologically meaningful light.  Recent projects have included measuring sky glow from street lighting Sunshine Coast, Queensland and Dunedin, New Zealand by the time of the conference.

Mr Chris Testa

Dr George Brainard 🇺🇸   
Director, Lighting Research Program
Thomas Jefferson University

Topic

Human effects of light on earth and space

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Bio

Dr. Brainard has directed the Jefferson University Light Research Program since 1984. This research studies the effects of light on neuroendocrine physiology and circadian regulation in humans. This group has researched how various visible and nonvisible light sources influence hormonal balance and behavior. Current studies include the effects of light spectrum on melatonin, the use of light to shift day/night human activities, light and tumor progression, and the testing new light treatment devices for winter depression.

Dr Brainard has been a board member of numerous governance and scientific advisory boards and organisations including the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Sleep and Chronobiology Team, and is on various NASA committees and teams for lighting design of space craft interiors.

George Brainard and his work featured prominently in “The City Dark” a documentary movie about the loss of night.  

Mr Graham Colclough 🇬🇧   
Chairman
The European Commission Multi-Function Pole programme

Topic

The European Commission humble lamppost programme

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Bio

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Dr Ron Gibbons 🇺🇸   
 Director
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Topic

Adaptive lighting and road safety

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Bio

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Mr Mark Fallon 🇦🇺
Strategic Asset Management Manager
Brisbane City Council

Topic

Smart lighting for central business districts

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Bio

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Mr James Peet 🇦🇺   
Chief Digital Officer
Moreton Bay Regional Council

Topic

Smart Lighting Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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Mr Geoff Schlomburgk 🇦🇺   
Head of Strategy and Business Development
AccessTel

Topic

Smart city lighting cybersecurity

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Bio

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…. and an unprecedented lineup of other high profile international and local speakers to come.

We are currently finalising speaker details and will have around thirty world-class sector leaders coming together for an unforgettable and immediately valuable learning experience.

They represent cities, utilities, government agencies, NGO’s and technology innovators and will share their insights, practical recommendations, barrier-breaking tips, and suggested pathways for progress. 

Watch this space !

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