Overview of 2nd Smart Cities Asia 2016

After a successful 2015, Smart Cities Asia 2016 (SCA16) conference & exhibition is back once again in 2016. Asia has witnessed a strong drive towards smart cities in 2015. According to media reports citing data from Navigant Research, investment in smart city information and communication technology (ICT) in Asia Pacific will total $63.4 billion during the period from 2014 to 2023. The move towards smart cities comes on the heels of the technology of connected devices, and the IoT, as we commonly know it, has seen more adopters in 2015. The Asian region has been growing at between 5-6 % since 2010 and to support this annual growth, improvements in communication, energy, health, education, digital media and transport infrastructure are essential at this moment. The Asia Pacific region is a primary driver of global urban development trends. A World Bank report suggests that in East Asia alone the average population of cities is increasing by 2.4 percent a year. This in itself creates a demand for security, as increasing population inevitably escalates crime rate and public management issues. Governments are forced to come up with initiatives to make cities safer and smarter. With Smart Cities Asia 2016, companies and individuals can converge to explore new business opportunities and take the lead in the smart cities movement.

Conference Agenda

08:00 - 09:00
Registration for Smart Cities Asia 2016

Thila Periasamy, Director, Knowledge Group of Companies

  • Ideas are easy, the devil is in the execution.
  • This session explores how to transform some of the ideas heard in Smart Cities Asia 2016 into reality.

 

09:30 - 10:00
Morning Refreshments & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
10:00 - 10:10
Chairperson’s Remark
  • What are the global trends for smart cities?
  • Where do we stand today?
  • How do we navigate from where we are to the cities of the future?

Karuna Gopal, President, Foundation of Future Cities, India

  • While there are many clear benefits for cities becoming smarter, it is not without its downsides.
  • What are some of the security, privacy and societal implications factors that we should consider?

Vladimir Bataev, Smart Cities & Innovation Funding Expert, ZAZ Ventures

In this session we explore the inspiring tale of how a town in Japan has been gearing towards being 100% zero waste and have nothing sent to the incinera on or the landfill by 2020. While a smart city is typically looked at through the lens of technology, Kamitkatsu achieves one of the main goals of a smart city which is sustainability with li le assistance from technology, maximizing its community’s own abilities.

Akira Sakano, Chair, Board of Directors, Zero Waste Academy, Japan

  • Do we really need Smart Cities?
  • Sustainability in Smart Cities
  • What are the building blocks of Smart Cities
  • Low – Hanging Fruits for Cities

Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO, REDTone IOT, IOT Evangelist & Thought Leader, Advisory Board Member, Smart Cities Asia

Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff, CEO & President, Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
14:00 - 14:45
Let's Not Waste, Waste: The Zero Waste Strategy
  • The Spirit of “Mottainai”
  • Eliminating waste from the outset – “3R Management of waste within a community”
  • Collaborative partnership of local government and non-profit for policy planning & implementation
  • Achieving buy in from businesses and citizens

Akira Sakano, Chair, Board of Directors, Zero Waste Academy, Japan

  • Effective alternative to Landfill?
  • Evaluating the environmental impact
  • Exploring the use of RDF & SRF

Khalid Bahsoon, Chief Executive Officer Cenviro Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

15:30 - 16:00
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Throw it away: Old ways of waste management
  • Using IOT to optimize waste collection
  • Sensing the Waste: Using prediction and analytics to streamline garbage collection
17:00
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2016
14:00 - 14:45
Low Carbon Cities Malaysia Programme
  • Programme Aims Low Carbon Cities
  • Methodologies Case Studies and Collaborations

Alissa Raj, Senior Consultant IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Alissa Raj | Senior Consultant IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Challenges & options for efficient energy management
  • Declining costs driving growth for renewable energy
  • Supplementing energy storage with current infrastructure

Vladimir Bataev, Smart Cities & Innovation Funding Expert, ZAZ Ventures, Netherlands

15:30 - 16:00
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Modernizing the electric grid with advanced sensing, automation, control and analytic technologies
  • Using smart meters to find leaks faster and optimize pumping energy
  • Deploying smart meters & sensors to change consumption patterns
17:00
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2016
14:00 - 14:45
IWRM in Urban Water Management
  • Urban centres within river basins
  • IWRM & Overarching management of water sub-sectors
  • Impact of IRBM on urban water management

Dr Salmah Zakaria, Chairperson, Water Committee, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Former Senior Water Expert, United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

  • Designing water sensitive cities
  • Rethinking water resources
  • Integration of urban water cycle

Professor Tony Wong, CEO Cooperation Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Australia

15:30 - 16:00
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • State of the art solutions to reduce operating costs
  • Pressure Management Analytics and Optimisation
  • Leakage and burst detection systems
  • Enhance customer engagement in water conservation
17:00
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2016
08:00 - 09:00
Registration for Smart Cities Asia 2016
09:00 - 09:15
Chairperson’s Remark
  • Ideas are easy, the devil is in the execution.
  • This session explores how to transform some of the ideas heard in Smart Cities Asia 2016 into reality.

Dr. Renato De Castro, Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments, Seoul Advisor, Leading Cities, Boston

  • Building blocks to transforming all the cities within the state into smart cities
  • Success Stories: Waste Command Centre, Partnership with Waze
  • Lessons Learnt

Dr Fahmi Ngah, Chief Executive Officer, Selangor Economic Advisor, Deputy Program Director, Smart Selangor Delivery Unit

10:45 - 11:15
Morning Refreshments & Tour to the Exhibition Hall

In IESE Cities in Mo on Index New Taipei is listed amongst the top Smart Cities within Asia with stellar scores for Social Cohesion and Technology. This session explores New Taipei’s lessons and journey in achieving such accolades.

Lin Chun Yin, Assistant Director-General, Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, New Taipei City

Learn from real life examples, hear from a city leader on his/her journey in transforming their city into a smart city.

12:45 - 13:45
Networking Lunch & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
13:45 - 14:30
Future Proofing Smart Cities
  • Urban complexity neccesitating a comprehensive approach to smart cities
  • Developing smart cities based on diagnostics, capacity to act and appropriate solutions
  • Implementation planning to harness opportunities and mitigate risks

Eli Raphael Konvitz, Director, Planning, South East Asia, Atkins, Hong Kong

This presentation will explore in particular:

  • What are the needs of the elderly population?
  • Are our built environments/ cities ready to cater for these needs?
  • How effectively do green rating tools embed age-friendly criteria?
  • Case studies of how technology can improve the livelihoods of the ageing population

Dr. Renard Siew, Group Sustainability Sime Darby Berhad

  • The Singaporean Story
  • The Hong Kong Story
  • The Malaysian Story collection

Rahul Mittal, Director of Master Planning LR Consulting, Singapore

16:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Discussing regulation, policy & financing for smart cities
  • Enhancing investment opportunities by enabling supply & demand policy
  • Recommendations to City Councils and Governments
  • Recommendations to Companies in the Private Sector
17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2016
13:45 - 14:30
Shaping the Future of Urban Mobility
  • Defeating the urban demons of traffic congestion
  • Alternative modes of transportation
  • Designing a robust public transportation system
  • Integrating smart mobility with low carbon solutions

Kim Young Tae, Director, Transport Policy Coordination Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, Korea

  • The Case for Walkable Cities
  • Walk the Talk – how walkable are our cities?
  • Designing Walkable Cities

Dr. Thomas Tang, Managing Director, Kuala Lumpur Centre for Sustainable Innovations, Malaysia

  • Will driverless cars drive traffic congestions away?
  • Game of Drones: the application of drones in a smart city
  • Public perceptions, acceptance and regulations of drones driverless cars change consumption patterns

Dr. Renato De Castro, Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments, Seoul & Advisor, leading Cities, Boston

16:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Discussing regulation, policy & financing for smart cities
  • Enhancing investment opportunities by enabling supply & demand policy
  • Recommendations to City Councils and Governments
  • Recommendations to Companies in the Private Sector
17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2016
13:45 - 14:30
Developing Interconnectedness of Citizens
  • Focusing on the citizens who essentially make cities function
  • Social equity & community building
  • Identifying community trends
  • Make use of new technologies in acquiring citizens’ input about city projects

Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO – REDTone IOT, IOT Evangelist & Thought Leader

  • Behavioral problems – social media – crime rate
  • Reconfigurable design of facilities
  • Can technology fix deep rooted social problems?
  • Citizens who make better choices make better communities
  • Creating an inclusive society
  • Smart people: embrace creativity
  • Leverage technologies to create citizen centric cities
16:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Discussing regulation, policy & financing for smart cities
  • Enhancing investment opportunities by enabling supply & demand policy
  • Recommendations to City Councils and Governments
  • Recommendations to Companies in the Private Sector
17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2016