SCP E63: Smart from the Start, with Merrick Spain

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E63: Smart from the Start, with Merrick Spain

Sunday, 30 September

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Merrick Spain, the Smart Cities Lead for Telstra. We discuss the importance of community and civic innovation in the Smart City space, and also the need to develop a data culture before we get too excited about the tech. We also explore some of the projects Merrick is working on, particularly in the realm of Smart Regions, and the emerging trend of genuine collaboration. Merrick’s favourite term is ‘Smart from the Start’ which I really enjoy. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.comYou can connect with Merrick on LinkedIn and via Twitter @MerrickSpainConnect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.comConnect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod
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