Bonnie Shaw – Strategy Lead, Smart City Office at City of Melbourne

Bonnie is an expert in innovation strategy, community engagement and co-creation.

Working across Australia, UK and USA, she has produced global campaigns, revolutionary strategy, sustainable training programs, vibrant festivals, and effective community engagement that leverages the challenges of increasing collaboration, co-creation and participation.

She is an exceptional manager of people and projects, and has worked with consumer brands, public and private media outlets, real estate and development agencies, banks, libraries, non-profits and community orgs, and federal, state and local government.

Bonnie is sought after globally as a speaker and workshop facilitator with specialities in creative communities and collaborative innovation, the future of cities and technology, online/offline community engagement, serious gaming and digital storytelling, capacity building and change management.

Bonnie is a serial social innovator:

  • Fellow of The RSA.
  • Founder of global photographic treasure hunt and community engagement game Snap-Shot-City – a ground breaking digital storytelling event played by 1000’s of people in 100’s cities around the world.
  • Founder of the The Awesome Foundation DC – a global organization of micro funded philanthropy that catalyzes community innovation by providing $1000 micro-grants every month for awesome projects.
  • Co-creator of the 24 Hour City Project – a community sourced experiment in hacking the city and temporary urbanism.
  • Founder of the Digital Divas Dinners – a quarterly event focused on bringing together women working in all sectors of technology
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