Chairman, Smart Cities Week
Adam Beck is the current Chairman of the Smart Cities Week as well as the Founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, an organization dedicated to accelerating sustainability outcomes in cities and towns through the adoption of technology, data and intelligent design. He is also an Ambassador with Portland-based think tank EcoDistricts, where he was previously Director of Innovation.
Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including almost a decade at Arup. He was lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland for three years.
Adam has dedicated his career of more than 20 years to advance city-building practices around the world, through the creation and deployment of frameworks, tools, and protocols that accelerate sustainability.