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Share the Vision

The SCA Australia and New Zealand Conference is heading to Adelaide in 2021. The Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre over 22-23 June 2021 with a welcome cocktail party in the evening on 21 June. 

The SCA Conference is the highlight of the industry’s annual calendar, bringing together colleagues across all our regions to collaborate, network and share knowledge.


Our theme this year is "Share the Vision" and our program will be focused around technological innovations and what will be the expected impact on future operations.




The Future of Work: Human + Machine

Dr Catriona Wallace

AI is now the fastest growing technology sector globally, expanding in investment 12-fold over the next 5 years. AI is expected to replace 1.8M jobs and generate 2.3M jobs in the next 12 months. But whose jobs are these? And how do organisations gear up for having digital employees as well as human employees?

Dr Wallace will discuss the AI driven Future of Work, where machines augment human workers & automate work functions. She explores the ethics of this [what could go wrong?] and presents the skills & capabilities that leaders and organisational designers, operations and HR professionals need to know about the coming of the human+machine era.

This session is proudly sponsored by Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

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Shiny New Objects: What digital transformation really is

Mal Chia

Join digital transformation and marketing expert Mal Chia as he explains what digital transformation is, but more importantly what it isn't.

As every organisation is faced with the challenge of operating in an increasingly online environment, standing still is no longer an option. Every part of your business will be impacted from sales to marketing, hr to finance. In order to grow your business and win the war for top talent, your systems and processes need to evolve and adapt.

Mal will share his experiences from leading established, legacy brands through their digital transformation to building a digital-first brands from scratch at some of the world's leading tech companies. Mal is an award-winning marketer and leader who helps brands achieve rapid growth. 

This presentation is proudly sponsored by Kone Elevators


Smart Cities

Catherine Caruana-McManus

Catherine will focus her address on sustainable cities and digital transformation. Sustainable cities use big data to effectively manage everything from transport to the use of energy or water resources, public spaces and communication with their inhabitants. 

Catherine is a global expert in Smart Cities and IoT. Co-Founder and Director of Meshed IoT Integrators,  Founder of the Global Community - Giant Ideas for Smart Cities, Co-Founder and Board Member the IoT Alliance Australia. As a global leader in smart sustainable cities and digital transformation, Catherine has been awarded prestigious industry awards including the IoT Ambassador Award by the IoTAA and Smart Cities Industry Leader by Smart Cities Council.

This presentation is proudly sponsored by Kelly + Partners Chartered Accountants

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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Helping to Transform Data to Decisions

Dr Sanjay Mazumdar

Sanjay is the Chief Data Officer and a Partner at KPMG Australia. He leads the development of the data strategy and capability for the Australian firm.
Sanjay is a proven Chief Executive and Director who has successfully led technology organisations in the national security and ICT sectors.


He has had senior roles in general management, engineering management, business development and project management. He combines his extensive management experience with a strong understanding of AI/machine learning, data analytics and cybersecurity.

This presentation is proudly sponsored by BIV Reports

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Rock The Pool 2021 – A Story of Drones, Data, Social Media and Goggles

Bobby Lehane 

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Bobby has real life experience in transforming businesses; building and leading high performance, diverse and inclusive teams, in digital disruption and in delivering exceptional financial outcomes; Bobby has held roles at organisations including Zurich, Microsoft, Multiplex and Commonwealth Bank of Australia working in the UK, Japan and Africa prior to settling in Australia. Most recently he was CEO of CHU Underwriting Agencies.

Bobby completed 100 swims, in 100 days, covering 250 Kilometres of swimming while targeting every ocean Rock pool in NSW and some interesting others along the way. Bobby will deliver an entertaining review of the Rock The Pool 2021 swimathon, sharing insights on the drivers, the logistics including utilisation of digital technology, social media and drones and the many valuable learnings along the way. The presentation will feature some of the amazing drone footage, the pictures, the music and the funny stories.
This presentation is proudly sponsored by Reserve Fund Plans

Maximising BMS Data Collection for Greater Building Efficiency 

Andrew McMeekin - Active Utilities

Andrew has over 35 years’ experience in leadership roles from General Manager to COO and CEO, including Board, Non-Executive and advisory opportunities across Strategy, Sales, Operations & Technology and Marketing.

Andrew has a unique ability to combine solution design & delivery, relationship management and process management to achieve outstanding results for customers.
Andrew’s role is focussed on the design and delivery of large-scale private utility solutions, managing the process end to end. His last 7 years have been in utilities where he has been able to bring to bear the skills and experience developed across a range of industries.
This presentation is proudly sponsored by Active 

Apps for All Generations

Kyra Murphy

Kyra is one of the Partners of Richardson Strata Management Services and has been working in the Strata Management sector for the past 20 years. From an operations standpoint, Kyra has established robust polices & procedures in her business and is driven by finding efficiencies and better ways to do business for her team & clients, including being instrumental in seeing Richardson’s achieve SPS Accreditation. As an Educational Trainer for SCA (WA), past Board & Sub-committee Member (Professional Standards & Professional Development) and now a Level 4 Fellow Accredited Strata Community Manager, it is Kyra’s passion to educate and willingness to share good practices with her peers and other entering into the strata management sector.

Keyboards Don't Have Feelings

Jason Carlson, Partner, Grace Lawyers

Grace Lawyers is a strata law firm that acts exclusively for bodies corporate, owners corporations and strata managers. Jason Carlson is the partner in charge of its Queensland team.  He has also been a director of SCA in Queensland since 2016 and has been on its legislation committee since 2013.  
This presentation is proudly sponsored by Grace Lawyers 

Conference MC

Katrina Webb OAM

Katrina Webb OAM is a triple Gold Medal winning Paralympian who turned her disability into one of her greatest strengths.

Katrina is the Foundering Director of Newday Leadership and also the Director of Silver 2 Gold High Performance Solutions. She is the Global Ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee who has walked the Kokoda Trail and twice trekked to the Everest Basecamp.

Katrina's story inspires and motivates, teaching success isn't always the easiest journey and there are often many hurdles along the way.



We have reached our capacity for attendees at the 2021 SCA Australia and New Zealand Conference.


With current border uncertainty for Victorian attendees, we are giving you the opportunity to join our wait list, if spaces do become available in person we will contact you. Your other option is to purchase a live streaming ticket. The 2-day Conference and the Awards Ceremony will be live streamed. While some presentations will be recorded and available to view at a later date on the education platform, Sessions such as our Keynote will only be available via live stream. We highly recommend purchasing the live stream so as not to miss out on the full program. 


If you would like to secure your accommodation early, SCA have secured a room block at the InterContinental Adelaide. Click the button to access SCA's booking portal.



This Conference is proudly supported by SCA National Partners  

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