Data Sharing to Unlock the Potential of Cities – Matt Montgomery

Matt Montgomery, Head of Innovation – Auckland Council

Matt Montgomery - Auckland Council

Matt presented during his workshop an introduction to the need and value of sharing data between government, the private sector and individuals. He also shared insights into what the journey has involved to date in Auckland and what the near future looks like.


Matt is Head of Innovation at Auckland Council and is currently responsible for a broad portfolio of programmes including the smart city and big data. Matt has recently launched Innovate Auckland, a council family cross-industry innovation platform to deliver radical systems level change across a range of topics including things such as waste via the circular economy, innovation in the housing and infrastructure sector, and food through the Farms for the Future programme. Matt used to be Head of Innovation & Technology at a global civil engineering company and has a doctorate in systems thinking for sustainable development

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