Dr Michael Kane is the Director Innovation and Economic Strategies at Economic Development Queensland. Michael’s role is to support EDQ’s innovative planning and development initiatives relating to regional development, sustainable energy/water, housing, knowledge economy and transport. Michael has worked with EDQ (and Urban Land Development Authority) since 2009. Before this he was an adviser for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure in Western Australia. Michael has led the planning for Queensland electric vehicle charging superhighway. Michael has a PhD from Curtin University with his thesis relating to knowledge economy, urban and transport planning.