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Manojit Bose, as the Chief Knowledge Officer of Pune Smart City, is responsible for driving all the ICT led initiatives being undertaken by the Pune Smart City (including the Integrated Command and Control Centre, driving cross functional use cases, external application integration, ATMS, Smart Parking etc) and Pune Idea Factory Foundation (PIFF)- a subsidiary of Pune Smart City SPV, focusing on technology and data led innovation & entrepreneurship. He comes with a deep understanding of the technology landscape in a city, the technology eco system and its important participants, and has been instrumental in initiating various emerging technology led initiatives in Pune as well as putting together an ecosystem of partners comprising of the industry, academia and research institutes. Earlier, he has been deeply engaged with various technology initiatives of the government, both at Central and State level including Urban Local bodies, for close to a decade now, and has been involved with the 100 Smart Cities Mission of MoHUA, right from the very beginning, when the mission was formally launched by the Government of India. He has also co-authored a report on Smart Cities, titled “Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies Framework for the 100 Smart Cities Mission” in 2015, which was shared by the Ministry with city Mayors and Commissioners, during the formal launch of the Mission.
Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar is Chair, Urban Resilience at National Institute of Urban Affairs. He is risk and resilience professional in India. He has over 15 years of experience in developing risk reduction strategies, climate change analysis, hazard modeling, institutional analysis, adaptation & mitigation plans for governments, INGOs, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies. His interest and recent work with Asian Development Bank, DFiD, Rockefeller Foundation, Oxford Policy Management and Smart Power India are targeted towards bridging the gap between technology and society to enable informed decision making in a changing environment. He has been the team leader and project manager for pioneering urban risk resilience efforts in India including implementation of end to end early warning systems for urban floods, establishment of urban health and climate resilience center, development of urban disease surveillance system, mainstreaming of urban service monitoring systems, conduct of urban risk analysis and preparation of city resilience strategies.
His work has been published as peer reviewed journal articles, technical reports and has been presented at international and national forums organized by UNDP, GIZ, USAID, SDC, ACCCRN, 100 Resilience Cities, International Urban Health Forum, GRF Davos, University of Chicago, IDRiM, ClimaAdapt, UNAPCICT, IIASA and WHO. His work has been commended in the form of grants and awards by National Science Foundation, Rockefeller foundation, IIED, Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects, Vastu Shilpa foundation, UN and Dutch Ministry of Education. His recent work on development and implementation of Urban Services Monitoring System has been recognized as an intervention to watch, by the U.N Secretary General’s global pulse initiative.
Cha has been in finance for 20+ years (Citibank in New York, Sydney and Honolulu, Yasuda Trust Bank in Tokyo, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate Funds in Seoul). And now, since 2008, for 10+ years, Cha has focused his career on green buildings, proptech (including contech) and smart, sustainable cities.
He co-founded Re-Imagining Cities to help global cities spur economic growth and, at the same time, help tackle the ever-increasing challenges of rapid urbanization and Climate Change which collaborates with global organizations Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) in Asia, Smart Cities Council, Washington DC, WeGO Smart Sustainable Cities Organization and MIPIM Proptech Asia.
A competent engineer and urban administrator with nearly 25+ years of experience in Urban Management, Infrastructure Planning & Implementation, Budgeting for zones under Municipal Corporation, management of water and sanitation and 5+ years of experience as visiting faculty at VANAMATI Nagpur and multiple Engineering colleges in Nagpur. Currently, Working as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (SPV created for implementation of Smart City Project of Nagpur City). Proficient in formulating budgets at grass-root level of Urban Local Bodies. Merit of successfully implementing Infrastructure Projects in the City. Expertise in managing the resettlement & rehabilitation process. Proven abilities in managing infrastructure development, project planning & implementation as well as management of urban transport undertaking of Nagpur City. Providing protocol guidance and liaising with government officials and the local community. A result-oriented individual with strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Nor Sallehi Kassim is a town planner at PLANMalaysia (Federal Town and Country Planning Department). Nor Sallehi Kassim was trained in Town Planning at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has been involved in the development of computerization and information system for the department. Currently involved in the development of the Smart City Framework by the Ministry Of Housing and Local Government where he is the Project Manager. Besides that he is also actively involved in the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) in establishing the implementation structure and term of reference on monitoring Smart City initiatives among ASEAN countries.
Dato’ TPr Haji Mohd Anuar bin Maidin he began his career by joining the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, as Town and Coutry Planner Officer. On February 2006, he has promoted as a Head Assistant Secretary at Federal Territory Ministry and in the same year on April, he also promoted as a Project Manager for Development Plan Studies around Malaysia. Due of his hard-earned, Dato’ TPr Haji Mohd Anuar bin Maidin promoted as Director of Town and Country Planning Department for states of Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Penang on July 2007. He also appointed as National Representative of Malaysia for ASEAN Smart City Network (May 2018- January 2019). Now he currently assigned as Deputy of Director General Planning at PLANMalaysia (Town and Country Planning Department Headquarters) since March 2018.
Dr Avik Sarkar has recently taken up the role of Professor in Data, AI and Public Policy at Indian School of Business. Dr Sarkar was most recently heading the Data Analytics Cell at NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, a premier policy think-tank of the Government of India developing roadmap for use of data, analytics and artificial intelligence for Governance, Policy making and India’s inclusive growth and led efforts towards setting up the first High Performance Computing based Data Analytics Lab at NITI Aayog. AT NITI Aayog, Dr Sarkar provided analytical insights for policy making across sectors like Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Direct Benefit Transfer, Innovation, Digital payments, Healthcare/Nutrition, Agriculture, etc. Dr Sarkar was also engaged with the Energy Vertical at NITI Aayog instrumental in setting up the Energy Modeling Unit for the purpose of long term planning of future energy needs of India through initiatives like integrated energy modelling, energy data management, etc. Dr Sarkar has over 18 years of experience across different aspects of data analytics, statistical modeling, data/text mining across companies like IBM, Accenture, Nokia, NASA, Persistent Systems, etc.
Daniel is a pioneer in the ICT industry and Marketing discipline. His 34 years of experience takes him from his Software Engineer beginning, through his Marketing leadership in companies like IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft and other global leaders, to his market development role is Sun Microsystems where he helped it achieved the first MSC status company as well as contributing to building the foundation of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor. In his current role in Cloudera, he leads the defining of Big Data market, and with Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries, as well as OpenGov Asia, he is championing national agendas in Digital Economy and Smart Nation. Daniel is a creative and innovative leader who is always keen to explore new aspects of improving a nation’s and a company’s end-in-mind in achieving the best through collaboration, open partnership and building of an ecosystem.
Abhishek is the CTO with CSC e-Governance Services India a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India. He runs the technology behind CSC which drives the world’s largest front end service delivery points to deliver government & business services across the nation reaching the remotest of the country on a digital format. CSC’s Digital platform supports multi domain products & services ranging from government, business, aadhaar, insurance, travel, education, utilities, bill payments, fintech apps for banking services delivery. Prior to CSC he worked with the UIDAI, where he was engaged as member of the technology team that built Aadhaar, during his Aadhaar days he was involved in building the Aadhaar Biometric Attendance system as well as Jeevan Pramaan the digital life certificate facilitating pension disbursements in addition to other exciting and challenging projects in Aadhaar which were widely adopted across the nation. He previously did his bachelor’s in engineering from BITS Mesra. He passionately participates in Application Architecture, Product Design & Development, Big Data Analysis and specializes in Product Strategy, Strategic Tech Planning & Technology Leadership.
Praveen Lala has eighteen years of experience in various industries and global locations in GE, delivering growth as a strong people leader in the VUCA environment. Having a broad digital, operational and ‘Change Agent’ experience, Praveen is a firm believer in digital transformation and focused on customer outcomes. In addition, he understands the cultural complexity and rules of business in the APAC region. His current role is to drive digital transformation and leverage IoT/Big Data in the Energy space.
Working across various functions, he understands criticality of People, Process and Technology to drive digital changes. Praveen holds a MBA from Indian Institute of Management(IIM), Ahmedabad.
Vladimir Bataev is an independent expert in smart & circular urban solutions — applications of novel technology in urban environments. He focuses on tight integration of transport, energy & urban infrastructure with the help of ICT. He facilitates strong collaborations between municipalities, urban designers, architects & technologists, with particular emphasis on startups & SMEs. In 2017 together with Boyd Cohen (the author of the definitive Smart City Wheel model) he developed & taught a people-/innovation-centric smart city induction course to the municipality officials at the Public Administration Academy of Kazakhstan. In 2016 he was nominated for the Global Smart City Leader & Promoter Award by the Smart Cities UK program. Since 2016 he is a principal consultant at Zaz Ventures (CH/BE/UK), the top EU innovation funding consultancy which has raised €200m of funding for various innovative companies & consortia. He has led 44 SMEs to funding under the ultra-competitive Horizon2020 SME Instrument, including such prominent innovative European startups & SMEs as SeaBubbles (FR), Carbiotix (SE), PureFiber (IE), Pharem Biotech (SE), Daedalean (CH), Biophos (CH), Insikt Intelligence (ES), Skypull (CH), Furhat Robotics (SE), Airinum (SE), Connecterra (NL), Intrinsic-ID (NL), Hydromea (CH), Gleechi (SE), Mirrakoi (CH), Aiva Technologies (LU) & multiple others. He advised SMEs in smart cities, IoT, ICT, AI, security, transport, logistics, energy, 3D printing, biotechnology, healthcare & other industries.
Nicholas Car is a Data Systems Architect specialising in semantic data systems and Internet data protocols. He currently works mainly for Australian government agencies building semantic data + AI systems and bringing interoperability to distributed data. A long-time experimental computer scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, he led the technical components of a number of large-scale government data integration projects such as the Location Integration Capability, Loc-I, and the Longitudinal Spine of Government Functions. These projects aim to reduce the effort required to analyse public sector information and thus improve its utility. Nicholas is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Dataset Exchange Working Group.
Mark is an entrepreneur and smart cities expert. He founded the international consulting and smart services enterprise Serviceworks Group in 2005. Mark was part of Australasia’s largest local authority the Auckland Council in New Zealand for six years. In the annual Economist and Mercer rankings, Auckland is regularly one of the top ten most liveable cities on Earth. He is a member of the USA based Smart Cities Council and of the global Smart Cities and Urban Innovation Group. He is on the board of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and is a member of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council.
Leon Foong is the CEO of SOCARMalaysia, a car-sharing platform that seeks to make driving more accessible to people living in Malaysians by using technology to make cars more shareable and in the process driving up utilisation of cars across the country.Prior to venturing into the car-sharing space, Leon Foong was the General Manager of Uber Malaysia and was responsible for introducing ride- sharing to Malaysia, bringing reliable on-demand peer to peer transportation to over more than 15 cities in Malaysia.
He has also been a pioneer in the transportation regulatory space, working closely with various stakeholders to push out new e-hailing regulations and launching partnerships with the government to benefit the Bottom 40 income segment. Educated in Oxford with a first-classB.A in Economics and Management, Leon is obsessed with solving problems and using technology to change the way people experience their cities and interact within their communities. Prior to joining Uber Malaysia, Leon spent over two years at YTL to successfully bring WIMAX solutions to the masses and 4G connectivity to schools across the nation. He was also a co-founder of GoGet.my, an on-demand errands marketplace that creates flexible opportunities for the people of Malaysia. During his free time, Leon is incredibly passionate about food and has aspirations of one day launching his own venture in the F&B space.
Kenny Tan is currently General Manager at Alibaba Cloud Malaysia. With over ten years of management experience, he plays a fundamental role in driving digital transformation for key clients in various industry verticals such as aviation, government, enterprise and the financial sector. Tan has a deep passion for the Cloud Computing, big data and AI, and is enthusiastic about using the technology to empower governments and businesses for greater productivity and operational efficiencies.
Previously working in IBM, Tan is a veteran of the technology industry with a proven track record in driving business success for both enterprise and start-ups. His recent projects include developing ecosystems, enhancing cloud security and solutions for businesses and bringing innovative big data and machine learning technologies to ASEAN.
Tan graduated from Deakin University with a degree in Computer Science / Information Technology. Tan shares Jack Ma’s “30-30-30” vision that, within the next 30 years, young people below 30 years old and small businesses with less than 30 people will be critical to the world.
Vladimir Bataev is a Smart Cities & Innovation Funding Expert with Zaz Ventures. 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 ground. He has spoken extensively on smart city topics at events in Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, London, Luxembourg, Seoul, Turin and others.
Biologist by profession, environmentalist by passion, Yasmin has 20 years of experience and knowledge in environmental management, community development, and social responsibility in Malaysia. She is also involved in community mobilisation and research-based programs on issues related to sustainability. Yasmin founded EcoKnights in 2005 with the aim of assisting communities in the areas of sustainable development. She has a B.Sc. in Biology (Marine) and a minor in Contemporary Religion from Duke University, and also a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University Malaya.She served as the chairperson of a national coalition, MENGO, for four years from 2012-2017. She was also the head of research and development for Profound Vaccine Sdn Bhd, spearheading research and product development for animal vaccines. Yasmin has also been serving as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Duke Alumni Association since 1998.
Ezumi began his career in a small practice in Penang in 1994 before joining Arkitek MAA Sdn. Bhd. in 1997. He led the implementation of several projects, mainly hospitals, hotels and office buildings. His unique exposure in various aspects of design and project implementation had been an added advantage in his day-to-day response to clients’ needs. He was promoted as associate in 2002 and appointed as Director in 2006. Ezumi is an active member of Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), elected as council member of PAM in 2009, appointed as a member of Council of Architecture Accreditation and Education Malaysia in 2010 and appointed as a board member of the Board of Architects Malaysia in 2013.
Allen Yeung has extensive business and management experience in the ICT field before joining the HKSAR government in 2015. He holds Executive MBA from HKUST-Kellogg Northwestern University. As Government CIO, his responsibilities include formulating ICT policies and strategies; leading the E-government programmes; promoting and developing ICT industry as key business and economy driver; and bridging the digital divide.
I have broad global experience within sustainability in business and the public sector working within this area for over 20 years. I currently am heading up and driving the Sustainability agenda in the ROCKWOOL Group, a company where sustainability is an integral part of the business, not least within the areas of energy efficiency/climate change, circular business, health, safety and welfare, and water management. I hold a BA(Hons) in Urban Planning from University of West of England and a MSc in Environmental Planning from Roskilde University. I am an External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and External examiner at Roskilde University. I have had various positions in Coloplast, COWI, where I was House consultant for Intel EMEA and Biogen Idec for a number of years and now Rockwool International.
David Pickeral is committed to facilitating the deployment of information and communications technology (ICT) to make transportation more effective, efficient, sustainable and safe within and between all modes from the local to the global level. He has 30 years’ operational, policy and management experience involving both government and commercial enterprises as well as public-private partnerships (PPP) across the United States, North America and internationally.
David is currently an entrepreneur, board member and strategic advisor related to Mobility Innovation and Smart Cities working with multiple startups, VC / PE investment clients and government agencies worldwide related to mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), on-demand transpotation (ODT), microtransit, connected & autonomous vehicles (CAV), electric vehicles (EV) and smart parking in the context of big data, analytics, cloud, and the internet of things (IoT). Advisory engagements include but are not limited to technology selection, strategy, governance, alliances, PPP / JV formation. David also sustains longstanding industry roles including the US National Academies of Science Engineering & Medicine—Transportation Research Board and multiple academic affiliations including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He publishes regularly in conventional industry media such as Thinking Highways, Move Forward, TU Automotive and is active in social media through LinkedIn blog posts and articles.
From April 2010 until June 2015 David had been IBM’s Smarter Transportation Leader working with clients and partners around the world in developing and deploying next generation transportation Systems Before joining IBM, David was an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton where he co-founded the firm’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) practice in September 2000. Prior to that he was a practicing attorney, and before that started his professional career as a US Naval Officer. He holds a Doctor of Law (JD) degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Amila Zawawi is Associate Professor and Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). She obtained her MSc and PhD from Malaysia in Building Engineering and Built Environment. With 16 years of academic experience, her focus is on research related to revolutionizing the decommissioning industry of offshore platforms in Malaysia and potentially the Asia Pacific region (in conjunction with the Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC)) and is the lead researcher of the Decommissioning Initiatives division of the Offshore Engineering Centre, UTP (OECU). She also trains PETRONAS engineers on decommissioning and provides training to the industry via not-for- profit and non-government organisations such as the Malaysia Structural Steel Association (MSSA) and MOGSC to the local Oil & Gas Industry.
Ar. Chan Seong Aun graduated with B. Bdg Sc, B. Architecture (Hons) and Master of Architecture (Distinction.) from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Currently he is the Principal for Arkitek Daya Seni Sdn Bhd and has more than 25 years experience as a professional Architectand successfully completed high rise condominium, Hotel, Resort, Shopping Mall and housing projects through Malaysia over the last 20 years. Ar Chan has served as PAM President 2013-2015, PAM Council Member, the Chairman of Government Liason Committee, Chairman of Professional Practice Committee, Honorary Secretary and Vice President
He is also representative for PAM as committee for the CIDB Industry Master Plan, PSDC, SIRIM Standard – MS1525:2006 Code of Practice on Energy, Kementerian Tenaga Air Dan Komunikasi Committee on Energy Efficiency and Malaysia etc. He is the author for the ‘Low Energy School Design. A Study of Factors Affecting Energy Use In New Zealand Primary Schools’, Co-Author for ‘Energy Cost of Houses & Light Construction Buildings’, ‘Energy Performance of Buildings’. Ar Chan also has given talk on ‘Low Energy Building Components’, ‘Designing Low Energy Buildings Using Energy 10’ and also the ‘Energy Efficiency of Air Conditioning’.
Marjolein Brasz, with a business degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, started working in the energy business in 2001, initially in the traditional oil & gas industry and later with new insights gained along the way, in the field of sustainable energy. In 2016 she moved to the Amsterdam Economic Board, an independent institute focussing on the future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, as Lead on the Circular Economy Transition Programme. Transitioning into a new circular economy requires strong cooperation between governments, knowledge institutes and business; new coalition should be formed, new business (models) developed and room for experimentation and failure allowed. The Amsterdam Economic Board works with active governments, business and knowledge institutes to facilitate this transition.
Khoo Salma is a fifth generation Penang Peranakan and a writer, publisher and heritage advocate. She is currently president of Penang Heritage Trust and custodian of the Sun Yat Sen Museum, Penang, at 120 Armenian Street. As co-founder of Little Penang Street Market through Lestari Heritage Network, she is involved in growing Penang’s creative economy.
Khoo Salma has written or co-written more than a dozen books on Penang and Perak, on the subjects of social history, cultural heritage and sustainable development. Her publishing company Areca Books has four titles listed on the Malaysian National Book Council’s ’50 Best Malaysian Titles 2011′. She promotes heritage networking in Southeast Asia and is an Asian Public Intellectual (API) Fellow of the Nippon Foundation.
Mathias is Executive Vice President and Regional Manager – Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia at DNV GL – Digital Solutions. He and his team are driving DNV GL’s services towards Cyber Security, Smart Cities & Ports, Digital Development and DNV GL’s Digital Platform Business Veracity in Asia – from DNV GL’s Digital Hub in Singapore.
Before Mathias assumed this role he was the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Energy & Renewables Advisory, at DNV GL Energy, delivering advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency.
Mathias’ special interest is the impact of digitalization on cities and the energy ecosystem. He has taken courses at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and attended Leadership Programs at Ashridge Business School and INSEAD.
Dr. Solahuddin has been working as a cyber security professional for more than 16 years. He joined CyberSecurity Malaysia in 2002 and has been working in a wide variety of cybersecurity areas. With his knowledge, experience and skills in various cyber security domains he is now entrusted to be CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In 2002 he joined CyberSecurity Malaysia as the Expert Service Manager. Later on, he was entrusted to be the manager for Malaysia Emergency Response Team (MyCERT). He has earned 5 professional certifications namely C|CISO, CWNA, CISSP, CEH and ISMS Lead Auditor.
Born and raised in Penang mostly in Seberang Perai. A working professional with experience in public transport, insurance and information technology. Self-taught in web 2.0 with skills in php, heml5 and css3. Also an advocate of public transport through enthusiast group Young LPT, a group recognised by Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awan Darat (Land Public Transport Commission of Malaysia
Andrew Mui was Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Critical Facilities Protection Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2015, a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd that focuses on Risk Mitigation Measures for its many clients. Mr Mui was trained in the United States in the specialized field of Lightning Protection Engineering and has since been involved in numerous risk mitigation projects for over 19 years, covering multi-billion dollars’ worth of assets in Asia. He is a well-known lecturer in his subject matter expertise and had also served as a member of the Technical Committee in the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings Singapore.
From 2015 to 2017, he was assigned to Hitachi Headquarters in Tokyo as General Manager of Management Planning Office – Strategy Planning Division. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for commercializing Hitachi’s Social Innovation Businesses in Asia Pacific. Mr Mui is also actively involved in Hitachi’s strategy development for Smart City Digital EcoSystem
DATUK NIK AHMAD FAIZUL MALLEK is currently Vice President of the Malaysian Industry- Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). With over 25 years experience in tech-centric industry development, he has led the implementation of several mission oriented national initiatives and projects namely the National Technology Foresight Project, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategic Plan) and Innovation SME Certification Program (1-InnoCERT). He is currently the National Project Director for Sustainable Cities Malaysia with the objective to promote more holistic and integrated approach in addressing the city agenda. In February 2018, he was awarded the ‘Top 50 Smart City Leaders’ at the World Smart Cities Congress 2018 in Mumbai, India.
From 2015 to 2017, he was assigned to Hitachi Headquarters in Tokyo as General Manager of Management Planning Office – Strategy Planning Division. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for commercializing Hitachi’s Social Innovation Businesses in Asia Pacific. Mr Mui is also actively involved in Hitachi’s strategy development for Smart City Digital EcoSystem.
Nicholas Car is an experimental computer scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, working in the areas of Semantic Web and information modelling. He leads the technical components of a number of large-scale government data integration projects such as the Location Integration Capability, Loc-I, and the Longitudinal Spine of Government Functions. These projects aim to reduce the effort required to analyse public sector information and thus improve its utility. He is co-chair of the Australian Government Linked Data Working Group which assists government with data exchange