Smart Cities Asia Conference is committed to be the place to collectivize smart cities agenda, to identify business opportunities, establish partnership, to optimize the potentialities of cities and cultivate a better knowledge sharing culture amongst the key players


08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Chairperson Remarks

City leaders face significant obstacles such as difficulties in mobility, aging populations, increased inequality, the persistence of poverty and pollution, among many other challenges. The magnitude of these challenges demonstrate the need for the world’s cities to undertake a strategic review process that covers what type of city they want to be, what their priorities are, and what process of change they will adopt in order to take advantage of the opportunities and minimize the threats of urbanisation.

Connection, collaboration and the enabling power of technology create better places for people. Inclusion of humans is integral to the outcomes a smart city realises. How can it be done effectively?

The Edge creates a radically new working environment that is enabled by sustainable technologies. With the world’s highest BREEAM rating awarded to an office building, it integrates numerous smart technologies to create adaptable and intelligent work spaces. Learn from the building demonstrates that the pursuit of a vibrant and collaborative working environment can be combined successfully with achieving the highest levels of sustainability.

11:15 AM
Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session will discuss key governance instruments that mayors and city leaders can use to transform disruptive innovations into opportunities that will help advance the development of cities. How cities can better prepare themselves to embrace innovation, adapt to new technologies, and successfully navigate disruptive business models to counter new challenges.

12:30 PM
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session will discuss urbanisation strategies, policy priorities and choices based on the scale, speed and source of urbanisation, the size of cities and stage of urban development. Also discussing intergovernmental relationships as a key to successful urbanisation.

Discussing 5G, how it will promote machine-to-machine communication, enabling much more data to move around. 5G will accelerate the uptake of Internet of things devices, e-health, drones, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

03:15 PM
Networking Break

This session will discuss how the increasing involvement of the private sector in infrastructure projects has resulted in less direct supervision or ownership by local governments. In the quest for funds through alternative models of financing and investment, are city leaders losing control over how cities should be developed? Will governance be increasingly critical to ensure that the public interest and project longevity are not compromised at the expense of short-term commercial gains?

04:30 PM
End of Day One
Governance & Planning

Better collaboration between people-public-private is key to provide an enabling digital environment to support growth without stifling innovation and ensure that people are not left behind amidst the fast pace of globalisation and urbanisation. City leaders can lead and affect real changes through good urban governance, prudent financing approaches and piloting of innovations.

Policies and partnerships are the catalysts of the smart city. They augment and amplify limited city resources and capabilities, scale faster, while minimizing risk. Effective smart city ecosystem architects unite the needs of policymakers, technologists and innovators to create sensible policies that create the right outcome and build sustainable and synergistic partnerships.

10:45 AM
Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Changing organizational culture is recognized as an essential element of a successful smart city, but it is much easier said than done.

Urban Intelligence

Explore on security challenges and the effective ways to secure Smart City communities against growing attacks, as well as how to future-proof networks.

01:00 PM
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session will discuss making Smart Cities a reality with Open Data debate style. More connected, agile and innovative cities make extensive use of IT and digital technology to embrace the challenges of modern city living.

  • Introducing intelligence into an existing urban environment.
  • Adding intelligence to the ‘dumb’ infrastructure already in place.
  • Looking at simple measures city planners can take to improve the intelligence of services.
  • Benefits in making the effort.
04:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Conference Closing Ceremony
Smart Mobility & Connectivity

How people get around cities is changing dramatically with technological advances and new transportation services making it possible for city dwellers to cross town ever more efficiently and safely. These shifts could have profound economic and social effects on them too.

The Personalisation of Urban Mobility.

Using Mobility-as-a-Service to provide real time and on demand transport access to all citizens across all demographics including social, economic, age, location and physical constraints.

10:45 AM
Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

A lot of debate around smart cities is centred on how to digitise infrastructure through a range of connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. However, very little attention has
been given to the urgent issue of redefining public space to cope with new tech-driven paradigms.

Smart & Sustainable Development

A sustainable and well-functioning smart city is a tight orchestration of people, processes, policies and technologies working together across the entire smart city ecosystem. These architects unify teams across municipal departments. They build bridges to connect public and private organizations within the ecosystem. They build consensus to co-create the new city.

01:00 PM
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

The hunger for greater resources will accelerate if the current consumption trajectory continues. The circular economy is conceptualized as a continuous cycle of value preservation and resource optimisation, presenting sustainable alternatives for eliminating waste.

Breaking the hegemony of a centralised distribution system and make power more localised. Studying how micro grid projects offer a glimpse into how local, distributed energy infrastructure can improve system resilience.

04:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Conference Closing Ceremony

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