Wellington, New Zealand
Strategic Planning Manager for Wellington City Council, New Zealand
Sean Audain is the strategic planning manager for the Wellington, New Zealand, City Council, responsible for leading the urban planning, city insights, cultural heritage, Iwi/RMA interface, and infrastructure strategy. A leader in urban planning, particularly city innovation and digital cities for the past ten years, he explores how open data, AI, reality technologies, geospatial, and other digital capabilities can make more adaptive, engaging, and resilient cities. Audain has served on national and international bodies, including the Open Government Partnership expert advisory panel, ANZ Future of Place initiative, and World Economic Forum G20 cities privacy impact task force and digital twins advisory panel. His recognition includes the 2020 Harvard TECH City Innovator of the year and Wellington being selected for the Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge.