Keynote Title: Towards Case Study of Smart Cities in Sydney
Councillor at City of Sydney, Australia
Craig Chung’s business interests span the fields of hospitality, education, medical innovation and finance. As an enterprise turnaround specialist, particularly in hospitality, Craig has been successful in identifying and acquiring under-performing assets and creating a success template to grow businesses and ultimately dispose of the profitable assets.
Education export become a focus for Craig when he co-founded Qtone Education (Australia) in 2015. Qtone, which has offices in Sydney and partner offices in ShenZhen and ZhongShan, provides a multi-disciplinary agency service for overseas students wishing to study in Australia.
The global mega-trends of an ageing population and growing middle class has led to Craig co-founding a medical start-up in Acute Service delivery. This innovation model has the potential to change the way Governments deliver emergency and acute medical services to the community.
Craig Chung was elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2016. Prior to this Craig served 4 years as a councillor on the City of Ryde Council.
Craig is passionate about ensuring Australia is a global leader in the Digital & Smart City revolution. His experience in enterprise innovation and rebooting underperforming businesses, backed by a philosophy of progressive social outcomes and a moderated but open free market helps Craig with setting his agenda for Sydney as a Global Digital Smart city. Sydney as a Smart City needs to deliver social, economic, environmental and liveability outcomes to the community using data and technology.
As a councillor and businessman, Craig is committed to ensuring Sydney is a prosperous, healthy and successful city with a socially responsible heart. Economic prosperity and homelessness, for example, are not mutually exclusive issues. Planning and development should not be considered in isolation from health and housing policy. A holistic approach to policy is critical.
As a 4th generation Chinese Australian, Craig’s family have had a continuous connection to Sydney since 1882 from The Rocks to Chinatown. He is passionate about multi-culturalism and the enormous contribution the Chinese Australian community has made to Australia.
Craig is married with two teenage children. He has degrees in communication, psychology and law.