Meet our Community Engagement and Participation members

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Danielle Neale (Chair)

Danielle's entrepreneurial and innovation experience ranges from startup founder to coach, mentor, consultant, advisor, advocate and board member. In her current role as Entrepreneur in Residence at UNSW Engineering, she represents the university in the Innovation Central Sydney Alliance partnership, supports staff and students to develop commercial ventures and knowledge exchange opportunities and leads pilot programs such as The Maker Games. 


Adam Davis

Adam is an ICT Infrastructure-focused consultant and business owner with passions in Smart City and Data Centres. His career started in the communications cabling sector over 20 years ago and started his company, TPL Connect, in 2011. Adam is also the Managing Director and a majority shareholder of edgeDC, a company with plans to build regional Data Centres and Smart Nodes throughout South East Queensland with a view to a national presence.

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Uday Kulkarni

Uday is an ICT professional and PhD Candidate at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and UTS Centre for Local Government. His research investigates the adoption of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in Australian Local Government and assesses its capacity to deliver a range of services to local government communities and an increased level of sustainability for councils and their communities.

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Petrhyce Donovan

Petrhyce is responsible for guiding the City of Canterbury Bankstown through its journey to becoming a leading, global Smart City, with her mandate to develop and implement visionary projects that utilise technology and data to address real issues and improve the lives of our residents. Driven by a love for continual learning, Petrhyce has earned a strong reputation in the public sector by boldly questioning the ‘why’ and pushing organisational boundaries to deliver true innovation that enhances the lives of the people we serve.

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Colin Dominish

Colin is the Regional Market Development Leader for GHD Digital and the Market Leader for
Transport in the Sydney market. With the biggest ever investment in infrastructure occurring across NSW, Colin enjoys positioning GHD to provide a better future for our clients and the community. He is passionate about ensuring infrastructure projects take the community on the journey from inception to operations, to ensure local issues are being considered and addressed.

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Hayley Barnes

Hayley is currently the Program Coordinator in the Transformation and Change team at Georges River Council. She is Project Managing GRC’s first Smart Cities project ‘Smart Social Spaces’, a partnership between UNSW, GRC and Street Furniture Australia. Hayley is particularly interested in the impact of the smart cities movement on how communities engage with their LGA and services.   

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Quentin Bai

Mr Quentin Bai joined the Department for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, of South Australia as Director for the greater China market since March 2017. Quentin previously worked as a Trade and Investment Commissioner for Taiwan market on behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) based in Taipei as well as working for Austrade for three years as a Senior Export Adviser for the ICT sector.