Vladimir Bataev is a Smart Cities & Innovation Funding Expert with Zaz Ventures
He has worked with municipalities, architecture/urban planning firms and innovation clusters in Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands, UAE and UK on various projects, such as:
integrating the smart grid with the energy demand/supply management system in large neighbourhoods;
repurposing existing vacant buildings to remove parked cars from residential streets;
designing a new approach to delivery of goods in a city with severe constraints on movement of transport;
integrating the components of vehicle-to-grid systems and exposing them to end users;
using city-wide platforms to integrate software and urban hardware to enable a new generation of citizen services;
His focus is on discovering specific local urban challenges that can be rapidly addressed with smart city projects, implementing
them and creating clear communication channels to citizens, ensuring that they reap tangible benefits and that their
quality of life is improved and helping SMEs and consortia raise EU funding to get their innovative projects off the
He has spoken extensively on smart city topics at events in Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, London, Luxembourg, Seoul, Turin and
Dr Nakmoon Sung
Dr. Nakmoon Sung is a senior research fellow, in charge of the department of comprehensive transport research in the Korea Transport Institute(KOTI) which is supervised under the Prime Minister Office.
He has led more than 50 transport projects since he joined KOTI in 1989;
Bus hub strategy utilizing expressway rest area,
Bus route structuring strategy in local city,
National comprehensive highway plan,
Korea highway capacity manual,
National comprehensive transport safety plan,
Safety-oriented transport technology, etc.
He has actively participated in the government committees(i.e., the committee of urban transport policy, the committee of
new technology policy). In addition,
He has experience of working as a senior transport specialist in the World Bank(Washington D.C.) for 2 years and participating in OECD joint researches for 3 years.
He received his Ph.D., and MS at Transport Planning and Engineering in Michigan State University (US), and his Bachelor Degree
at Urban planning from Hanyang University(Korea).
Mr Anthony Tan graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science. He began his career
in the electronics industry as a Data Processing administrator, expanded to systems analysis, general management and
appointed as the factory Document Controller and Deputy Management Representative for ISO9000 QMS.
Anthony joined CETDEM in 2006 as a Project Coordinator and was appointed Executive Director in 2007.
Currently, Mr Anthony Tan’s responsibilities include:
Alternate Representative to the National Steering Committee on Climate Change;
NGO Representative, Petaling Jaya Green City Task Force; and
Project Coordinator, PJ-EcoMobility Project.
He has managed a number of projects and seminars, he has been invited to speak at schools, universities, companies and conferences on issues such as Sustainability, Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Transport.
Anthony calls himself a “practical environmentalist”. He believes in the importance of volition or “personal political will”
in choosing to make a change in lifestyle so as to have a positive impact on the environment.