Overview of 8th Smart Cities Asia 2023

According to research done by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, a whopping 68% of world’s population is expected to live in the cities by 2050. Currently, 54% of the urban areas are in Asia. There is no greater need for sustainable, livable, and resilient cities than now. Smart Cities Asia 2023 aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas, insights and listen to case studies on how to harness technology, data, and innovations to create more livable, inclusive and sustainable cities. The conference will include keynote speech, panel sessions and tracks covering current and related topics to smart cities.

Conference Agenda

0830 – 093
Registration of Smart Cities Asia 2023
0930 - 0945
Opening Remarks by Smart Cities Asia 2023 Chairperson
0945 - 1000
Welcome Remarks - Mr. Selva Nagappan, Managing Director of Smart Cities Asia 2023
  • How are governments in Asia using policies and incentives to encourage private sector investment in smart sustainable cities
    and what impact is this having on urban development?
  • What role do emerging technologies, such as AI and blockchain play in the development of smart sustainable cities – and how
    can these technologies be integrated into urban planning and infrastructure?
  • Learn and determine the current smart sustainable cities in Asia.
  • How can IoT and Smart City technologies help to address issues such as traffic congestion and air pollution in Malaysian cities?
  • What role do citizens and community groups play in the development of Smart City initiatives?
  • How can Smart City solutions improve the quality of life for residents in Malaysian cities?
1030 - 1100
Morning Refreshment
1300 - 1415
Stand Alone: Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure for Smart Cities through Robust Cybersecurity
  • The delicate balance that cities must strike between innovation and security for smart city initiatives.
  • Way cities can maintain transparency and accountability in efforts to build smart cities that prioritise their citizens’ safety and privacy.
  • How can cities collaborate with technology providers, cybersecurity experts to build a more resilient and secure smart city ecosystem.
  • Economic, social, environmental benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure and cybersecurity for smart cities.
  • Gain the knowledge in equitable transportation systems that support the long-term health and prosperity of cities and their residents.
  • How can city planners and policymakers work with the private sector to develop sustainable transport solutions that are both financially viable and socially responsible?
  • How the studies on behavioural economics and nudging techniques can play in promoting sustainable.
  • Benefits of citizen engagement and community outreach play in promoting sustainable transport solutions.
1500 - 1530
Afternoon Refreshment
  • The latest advancements in modelling techniques for smart infrastructure.
  • The current regulatory frameworks and standards for smart infrastructure projects.
  • How can real-time data monitoring and analytics enable predictive maintenance and efficient operation of smart infrastructure.
  • What challenges and opportunities arise when integrating modelling into the planning and management of smart infrastructure projects?
  • Smart technology and innovative solutions that can improve disaster management and response efforts.
  • Effective community engagement strategies that can enhance resilience in the face of natural disasters. How can technology and innovation improve disaster management and response efforts?
  • What are the effective community engagement strategies that can enhance resilience in the face of natural disasters?
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2023
1300 - 1415
Stand Alone: Empowering Communities through Clean Energy and Renewable Solutions
  • How to ensure clean energy solutions are accessible and affordable for all communities?
  • What are some innovative technologies that can be used to provide clean energy solutions?
  • Addressing the challenges of implementing clean energy solutions in remote and rural communities.
  • Roles that community members play in promoting clean energy adoption.
  • How can data analytics and insights support evidence-based decision making by city authorities, policymakers, and urban planners in
    addressing complex urban challenges and improving public services?

  • The ethical considerations in collecting, storing, and sharing data in the context of smart cities.
  • Ways that cities can ensure the protection of citizens’ privacy and data security while leveraging data for citywide benefits.
  • The benefits and challenges of the integration of smart energy system in Melaka, as well as the future of
    sustainable energy.

  • How the residents and businesses in Melaka responded to the integration of smart energy system.
  • The future trends and challenges in renewable energy technologies for smart cities.
  • Effective policies and regulations that promote renewable energy adoption in smart cities.
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2023
0830 – 0930
Registration for Smart Cities Asia 2023
0930 - 0945
Opening Keynote: Curb Management Approach
  • The key components of smart governance in the context of smart cities.
  • Successful examples of smart governance initiatives in smart cities and what lessons can be learned from them.
  • Future trends and advancements in smart governance.
  • How do smart access control system differ from traditional access control system?
  • How can smart access control system be integrated with other smart homes?
  • Prospects for smart access control system.
1030 - 1100
Morning Refreshment
  • How can circular economy principles be integrated into the urban planning process?
  • The challenges and barriers to implementing circular economy practices in smart cities.
  • Leveraging technologies to improve waste management in smart cities
  • How can cities work with businesses and communities to promote circular economy practices?
  • The benefits and risks associated with the adoption of smart technologies in buildings and homes.
  • What data is collected by smart buildings and homes, and who has access to it?
  • How can individuals ensure their data is protected?
  • Current regulations governing smart buildings and homes.
  • How can cities balance the need for immediate returns on investment with the long-term benefits of smart city initiatives.
  • The role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) plays a role in financing smart cities.
1230 - 1300
Networking Luncheon
1300 - 1330
In Conversation: Building a Regional Smart Cities Ecosystem
  • What are the components that make up a Smart City and how do they work together to create a Smart City ecosystem?
  • What are the benefits of building a regional Smart Cities ecosystem?
  • The key stakeholders involved in building a Smart Cities ecosystem and their roles.
  • Successful examples Smart Cities ecosystem in different regions.
  • Regulatory and legal frameworks for blockchain technology in Malaysia
  • How does blockchain technology enhance transparency and accountability in the governance of Kuala Lumpur’s smart city initiatives?
  • What are the prospects and opportunities for blockchain technology in smart city governance in Kuala Lumpur?
  • How blockchain technology can help to create a more inclusive and participatory smart city governance model in Kuala Lumpur?
  • How can cities ensure that their decision-making processes are inclusive and representative of diverse communities?
  • Uncover the practices and innovative strategies for engaging citizens in decision-making processes.
  • How can technology be used to promote citizen engagement and participation in decision-making process?
1500 - 1530
Afternoon Refreshment
  • Innovative solutions that can be implemented to improve accessibility in urban planning and design.
  • Addressing issues of social and economic inequality in urban planning and design.
  • Empowering marginalized communities to participate in decision-making processes related to the city.
  • What are some innovative smart city applications that can be enabled by streetlight platforms?
  • How can streetlight platforms help cities save money and even generate revenue?
  • Potential privacy concerns associated with streetlight platforms and how can they be addressed?
  • The benefits and risks of incorporating surveillance and emergency response capabilities into streetlight platforms
End of Smart Cities Asia 2023 Conference
1300 - 1330
In conversation: Green Buildings: Designing for a Sustainable Future
  • Strategies for designing energy-efficient buildings that minimize their carbon footprint.
  • How can architects and designers incorporate sustainable materials into their building designs?
  • Role of policy regulatory frameworks plays in promoting green building design.
  • Examples of the most innovative and exciting green building projects currently underway around Asia.
  • The challenges faced in implementing smart home automation for the elderly, disabled and potential solutions.
  • How smart home automation technology can be used to increase the independence of the elderly and disabled in Malaysia.
  • What are the privacy and security concerns associated with smart home automation technology, and how can these be addressed?
  • The most effective green building standards and retrofit strategies for different types of buildings in smart cities.
  • How can cities ensure that green building standards and retrofits are cost-effective and provide a positive return on investment?
  • Leveraging technology and data play in optimizing energy efficiency and reducing waste in buildings.
  • How can cities promote public awareness engagement around green building standards and retrofits?.
1500 - 1530
Afternoon Refreshment
  • How can infrastructure visibility be incorporated into AI system for mobility and surveillance?
  • The potential consequences of unethical use of AI system in these areas.
  • The role of communities in ensuring ethical use of AI system.
  • What are some innovative smart city applications that can be enabled by streetlight platforms?
  • How can streetlight platforms help cities save money and even generate revenue?
  • Potential privacy concerns associated with streetlight platforms and how can they be addressed?
  • The benefits and risks of incorporating surveillance and emergency response capabilities into streetlight platforms.
End of Smart Cities Asia 2023 Conference

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