Connected Hobart: An Innovative Smart Campus

Pete Carr

Although Hobart, at 1,696km², is slightly larger than the average school campus, the boundaries between city campus and school campus are increasingly blurred. From stakeholders to technologies and partnerships to vision, the smart campus is a critical design thinking concept that will increasingly shape the success of contemporary education. Peter will explore some of the thinking behind the creation of the City of Hobart Smart City Alliance Innovation Precinct, a project in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, as a way of encouraging schools to engage and unlock the potential of their whole communities.


Peter has enjoyed a rewarding career in the technology and media industries as international analyst, business advisor, technology researcher, media producer and operational manager. He is now the Director of City Innovation and Technology at the City of Hobart responsible for how technology is used to drive and support service innovation and operational efficiency across the city.