Geof Heydon

Geof Heydon


Geof is an expert consultant advising several cities on IoT and Smart cities. Geof provides strategic and operational advice of telecommunication and IT infrastructure as well as architectures, policies, standards, data sharing, and the digital economy.

Representing the IoT Alliance Australia he has provided significant input to the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s office regarding the Smart Cities and Suburbs Grants award criteria, evaluation and processes.

From the mid-nineties he has been developing the market across Asia Pacific for broadband solutions. More recently at CSIRO as Director, Business Development for the Information Sciences Group, he led a sales and BD team commercialising CSIRO IP.

In 2013 he was an advisor and contributor to the Federal Government’s National Digital Economy white paper.

In mid-2015 Geof co-authored the report “Enabling the Internet of Things for Australia” for the Australian Communications Alliance. This then led to co-found the industry-led IoT Alliance Australia.

Geof is a significant contributor to the NSW State Government’s Data Sharing Task Force that is developing a data sharing framework for implementation across all levels of Government.

With support from Standards Australia and the Australia Computer Society, and once complete, the framework will be promoted on a Global level. We leverage this work to inform best practice for data the governance that underpins the critical foundations of Smart City Frameworks.

He is actively involved in industry standardisation through work with Standards Australia, chairing the IoT Standards work. He also chairs the IoT Alliance Platforms and Interoperability work stream.  Co-authoring the IoT Alliance Platform Selection Guideline provides us with a unique appreciation of the current state of standards and best practice across all the platform layers from sensors and networks through to data sharing, analysis, and applications.

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Memberships: Internet of Things Alliance, Australia Computer Society

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