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Smart technology for infrastructure

Smart Information and Communications Technology (Smart ICT) has the potential to transform the way we plan and manage infrastructure in Australia. Learn how some of the industries involved in infrastructure development are using smart technologies to bring in innovation and re-shaping their business processes to deliver better customer outcomes.

About this course

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data technologies are changing the face of the infrastructure sector, and society more generally; driving greater efficiency, increasing productivity, and greatly simplifying construction processes and life-of-asset maintenance.

While Australia has generally been proactive in adopting these new technologies for the planning, design and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure; the fast pace of new developments means that there is much more that needs to be done.

Course structure

The day will start with an overview of smart technologies used in infrastructure.  This will be followed by real case studies of some applications of Smart ICT in infrastructure both in Australia and overseas.  The course will conclude with round-table discussion on how the participants can benefit from adopting technologies presented during the day followed by a presentation.


  • Overview of Smart Infrastructure – Shankar Sankaran
  • Use of Geospatial Technology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – Jellyfish (a QUT & Qld Dept Transport and Main Roads)
  • Application of Internet of Things – Technology Providers (IBM/Microsoft/HP/)None
  • Applications of Machine Learning - Technology Providers
  • (IBM/Microsoft/HP)
  • Mobile Laser Scanning – TfNSW RMS
  • Intelligent Congestion Management – TfNSW/Transurban/TransDev
  • Using data for smarter cities – Mastercard
  • Round-table discussion.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand what is smart infrastructure
  • Be familiar with key smart information and communication technologies
  • Be across case studies across various industries
  • Be able to explore how to use smart technologies in your own organisations or work.

Who is this course for?

Individuals and organisations looking at expanding use of smart technologies in their business and work. You will learn which smart technologies are currently being used in infrastructure projects and operations, and how some industries have harnessed them to deliver better customer outcomes.



27 February




1 days

Meet the Expert

Professor Shankar Sankaran

Professor Shankar Sankaran

Shankar Sankaran is the Professor of Organizational Project Management who conducts research on infrastructure projects. He is a member of the Centre for Informatics Research and Innovation and the Centre for Business and Social Innovation located in UTS.

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Sandeep Mathur

Sandeep Mathur
Program Manager, Transport NSW

Sandeep Mathur is a Program Manager at Transport NSW managing key data-analytics programs. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at UTS and Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has over 20 years Project/Program/Portfolio Management experience in organisations such as Transport for NSW, First Data, Westpac, HSBC, Commonwealth Bank, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, IBM, CSC, Fujitsu and Tourism Australia.  Sandeep is undertaking a PhD at UTS in efficient delivery of Data Science Programs.

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Book a session

09:00 AM, Thursday, 27 February
Expert: Professor Shankar Sankaran
  • Thursday, 27 February
  • 1 days
  • On-campus
  • 27 February 2020, 9am-5pm | UTS City Campus

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