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Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Arup, Principal, Cities Leader Australasia

Dr Tim Williams is head of cities for global consultancy Arup in the Australasian Region. He also Chairs Open Cities an advocacy group for ‘next-gen’ infrastructure innovation in Australia. He has since its inception been a member of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Regions national advisory committee and indeed was invited by the Prime Minister to give a keynote speech at the launch of that national initiative.

Until December 2017 Tim was the CEO of The Committee for Sydney which became one of the most influential thought leaders in the area of Australian cities’ policy. In this role he had a major impact on cities policy in Australia overall. One of the main areas of focus for his work has been promoting moves towards Australian cities being more data-driven and responsive enabled by digital technologies and the Internet of Things. He researched and published three original Issues Papers as CEO of the Committee on this subject in a series called #wethecity. The final one published towards the end of 2017 galvanised the NSW Government to commission Infrastructure NSW to develop a ‘Smart Places’ strategy for the state. Tim was indeed then appointed by INSW to chair the Local Government Working Party on Smart Places established by INSW. Tim is also a member of the NSW Government’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem advisory committee having played a formative real in the creation of Stone and Chalk, Australia’s first fintech hub based in Sydney.



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    Perfect Hire
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    Regupol Australia Pty Ltd
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