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Dr Aaron An

Biography

Dr. Aaron An is a pioneer and leader in the field of Internet of Things and Big Data-enabled Smart City, Smart Government, Smart Town Planning, and Smart Decision Making. He initiated one of the first Smart City portfolios in the Australian municipal government and has made a significant contribution to the field, overseen related works won National Award for Excellence in Local Government and Category Winner for Innovation to Create More Liveable Cities. 
 
Dr. An has rich experience in three levels of government. He worked for government and research organizations including CSIRO, Information Victoria, Department of Business and Innovation, contributed to many award-winning projects. He has also developed professional knowledge in digital academic publishing and online knowledge sharing. 
 
Knowing deeply how smart city and evidence-based decision making can help fast-growing regions, Dr. An is passionate about using technology to improve liveability and address issues facing hard-working communities. From 2016 to 2020, Dr. An oversaw more than $420 million local government infrastructure program in Victoria, attracted investment with more than $2.2 billion of projects approved by the local authority, and shaped the development of one of the first award-winning Smart City Strategy and Implementation Plan in Victoria.