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

09:10 - 09:20
Document Handover Ceremony - MOA Between Kiwitech & UNIMAS, First Smart City Industrial Laboratory in sarawak
  • 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 for Future Cities, India

  • While there are so 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, Netherlands

10:50 - 11:30
Morning Refreshments & Tour to the Exhibition Hall

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

Panellists: 

 

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

 

 

Karuna Gopal, President, Foundation for Future Cities, India

 

 

 

Jesse Chooi, Head IoT Strategy, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia

 

 

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

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
  • Data Acquisition and Lifecycle Analysis
  • HIRU (Highland, Island, Rural, Urban) tailored solutions
  • Multi-Waste Facilities & Landfill Management
  • Citizen Education: Recover vs. Disposal Mindset

 

 

Mohd. Radhi Cheah Abdullah, Council Member, Waste Innovation Council, National Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government, Malaysia

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

  • Smart Grids, Storage & Energy System Integration
  • Innovatives Smart City Energy Services and Products
  • Engaging Your Citizens: Sustainable Energy Practices

 

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

15:30 - 16:00
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
  • Policies and Acts: Past, Present and Future
  • Renewable Energy: Macro Perspective based on SEDA’s FiT
  • Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management: Macro Overview
  • Case Study: Energy Efficiency of Urban Households in Petaling Jaya

 

 

Anthony Tan, Executive Director, Centre for Environment, Technology & Development (CETDEM), Malaysia

17:00
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2016
14:00 - 14:45
Proposed National IRWM Plan 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

 

Mohamad Hari bin Basri, Hon. Secretary General, Malaysia Water Association, Malaysia

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

  • Productive use of existing assets to meet urban demand for transportation
  • Reducing Congestion and Emissions through uberPOOL
  • The Future of Mobility and Urban Planning
  • Smart Regulations for Smart Cities

 

Priscilla Baek, Policy Lead, Asia, Uber, Hong Kong

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 

  • 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, Malaysia

  • 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
16:30 - 17:00
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION & FINAL THOUGHTS
17:00
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

 

Dr Nakmoon Sung, Chief Director, The Korean Transport Institute

  • 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?
  • Feasibility of driverless cars in urban environment
  • Public perceptions, acceptance and regulations of driverless cars

 

Dr Justin Dauwels, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Deputy Director, ST Engineering-NTU Corporate Lab, Singapore

16:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
16:30 - 17:15
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION & FINAL THOUGHTS
17:00
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, Advisory Board Member, Smart Cities Asia

  • Social Ant’s Role in creating smarter societies & citizens
  • The right tools for Malaysian Smart Cities
  • Qlue Live Demo & Case Study: The Jakarta experience

 

 

Jeremy Lee, CEO, Social Ants, Malaysia

  • The Case for Open Data
  • Empowering Malaysia Citizens
  • Policy & channels to enable citizen participation and channels

 

 

Swee Meng, Resident Technologist, Sinar Project, Malaysia

16:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Tour to the Exhibition Hall
16:30 - 17:00
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION & FINAL THOUGHTS
17:00
End of Smart Cities Asia 2016