Advisory Board

The Cities 4.0 Summit Advisory Board develops, shares and promotes thought leadership for the social and economic development and sustainable operation of Smart Cities globally.

It consists of a select group of city CDOs and senior city officials along with invited industry experts.


  • Catherine Caruana-McManus
    Sales & Strategy Director, Meshed IoT, Founder, Giant Ideas for Smart Cities

    Catherine Caruana-McManus is a global expert in smart cities and digital transformation. She is the Director of Meshed, IoT Integrators and founder of the global community and the founder of Giant Ideas for Smart Cities.  She has been recognised by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation initiative as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and innovators in big data and smart cities.  

    Prior to Meshed, Catherine was the Director of IBM’s Smarter Cities business for ANZ and has held other Executive positions for KPMG, PMP Limited, Telstra and MC2 Consulting. 

    Catherine is on the Advisory Board for UoW SMART facility, is the Chairperson of the IoT Alliance Australia Smart Cities and Industry Engagement Work Stream. Catherine holds qualifications in urban planning, economics, management and finance.