Michelle Fitzgerald

Industry Session 4 Panelist

Michelle Fitzgerald

City of Melbourne , Australia

Michelle Fitzgerald leads the smart city and innovation agenda for the City of Melbourne, and is the city’s first Chief Digital Officer. As our cities face digital disruption, Michelle and her team are responsible for trialling and implementing digital and data tools that will help prepare Melbourne for major population growth and help create the jobs and startups of the future. Melbourne was rated number 8 ‘smart city government’ in the world in 2018; example innovation projects include open data platform, IOT sensors, 3D Development Activity Model, Startup Action Plan, CityLab, Melbourne Innovation Districts and Melbourne’s innovation festival. Michelle is also a member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team.