Overview of 4th Smart Cities Asia 2018

Smart Cities Asia 2018 (SCA18) is committed to be the place to collectivize smart cities agenda, establish partnership, to optimize the potentialities of cities and cultivate better knowledge sharing culture amongst the key players. This 2018 edition will explore and highlight the pioneering urban solutions that are defining and transforming cities around the world. This 2-day event will bring together global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, companies, start-ups, research centres, citizen’s initiatives and thought leaders, where cities meet other cities for discussions and dialogues on the key issues confronting modern urban leaders in their efforts to improve the quality of life in their cities. SCA 2018 covers 6 tracks which are Smart Governance, Smart Development, Smart Data & Technology, Smart Mobility, Smart Citizens and Smart Utilities.

Conference Agenda

08:00 - 09:00
Registration of Smart Cities Asia 2018

 

Mark Thomas, Task Force Member, Smart City Council Australia & New Zealand

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) brings great promise and peril to smart cities. How can we navigate a path through this? The presentation will explore how public and private sector leaders can redesign strategies and policies by exploiting a deeper understanding of the 4IR.

 

King Wang Poon, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovation Cities / Senior Director Strategic Planning Singapore University of Technology and Design

The convergence of cloud-based computing, big data and the IoT are enabling social innovations that will enhance people’s lives and support environmental sustainability. Deploying technology systems that deliver operational and environmental efficiencies and digital connectivity that enhance the overall quality of life for residents, employees and visitors.

 

Andrew Mui, Chief Commercial Officer –  Asia Pacific, Global Innovations Business, Hitachi, Ltd. Chief Marketing Officer, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia Ltd.

10:45 – 11:15
Morning Refreshments and Tour to Exhibition Hall

Buildings offer a much cost-effective pathway to reducing carbon emissions that any other sector. In fact, for the same amount of money, buildings can save 40 percent more emissions than the next most cost-effective sector. Using examples both from Malaysia and around the world, this presentation will discuss the opportunities there are in Malaysia to reduce carbon emissions through more energy efficient buildings and at the same time ensuring they are sustainable.

 

Anthony Abbotts, Director Group Sustainability, ROCKWOOL Group, Denmark

Discussing pressing urban challenges and share best practices. A holistic view to ensure all the relevant components are intact in building sustainable future cities.

Moderator: 

 

Yasmin Rasyid, President & Founder, EcoKnights

 

 

Panellists: 

 

Kenny Tan, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Malaysia

 

 

Anthony Abbotts, Director Group Sustainability, ROCKWOOL Group, Denmark

 

Marjolein Brasz, Challenge Lead, Circular Economy Amsterdam Economic Board

13:00 – 14:15
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

 

Marjolein Brasz, Challenge Lead, Circular Economy Amsterdam Economic Board

  • The challenges faced by Asian and Pacific Cities will need to be countered to ensure sustainable development
  • Smart solutions and systems can drive future sustainable development in cities
  • Good practices and case studies can illustrate positive progress towards improvement

Kyungkoo Philip Kang, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section Environment and Development Division United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

  • Producing data independently with individual authority
  • Allowing data to interoperate with other independently-produced government data
  • Reducing the effort required for data harmonising before use while still maintaining data integrity

 

Nicholas Car, Senior Experimental Scientist & Co-chair, Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, Australia

16:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • We live in a linear economy. In a smart city we should deal with our resources in a smart way. Keeping products, components, materials and resources in our economic system for as long as possible is very profitable
  • Transitioning into a new economy requires strong cooperation between governments, knowledge institutes and business

 

Marjolein Brasz, Challenge Lead, Circular Economy Amsterdam Economic Board

17:15
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2018

 

Khoo Salma, Former Councillor, City Council of Penang Island

  • An integrated transport network across the whole state based on modern generation trams and Bus Rapid Transit
  • To cater both the island and the mainland’s needs
  • It can be delivered at half the price and twice as fast as the SRS Consortium proposal

 

Khoo Salma, Former Councillor, City Council of Penang Island

  • Data assisted network and demand planning is next phase of Malaysia’s public transport scene
  • Open and big data analytics helps increase both fare and non-fare revenue meanwhile get civil involvement

 

Cameron Kang, Councillor, Seberang Perai Municipal Council

16:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall
  • Bike and car sharing services to fulfil urban short trips by combining innovation and today’s IoT technology.
  • Disrupting the transportation industry and propel it into the future

Moderator: 

 

Khoo Salma, Former Councillor, City Council of Penang Island

 

 

Panellists: 

 

Leon Sing Foong, CEO, SOCAR Malaysia

 

 

Cameron Kang, Councillor, Seberang Perai Municipal Council

17:15
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2018

 

Mark Thomas, Task Force Member, Smart City Council Australia & New Zealand

To dwell on township planning with a holistic view in ensuring all the relevant components are intact in building a sustainable future township.

Moderator: 

 

Mark Thomas, Task Force Member, Smart City Council Australia & New Zealand

 

 

Panellists: 

 

Mathias Steck, EVP & Regional Manager, Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia, DNV GL – Digital Solutions

 

 

Ar Ezumi Harzani, President, Malaysian Institute of Architects

  • Creating successful cities that mitigate various impacts and balancing between social, environmental and economic opportunities
  • Smart design delivered through smart planning, design and construction and underpinned by smart technology

 

Andrew Mui, Chief Commercial Officer –  Asia Pacific, Global Innovations Business, Hitachi, Ltd. Chief Marketing Officer, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia Ltd.

In this vision, the city will reflect the needs of citizens and the challenges they face. Technology will play an enabling role and smart city plans will be bespoke to the needs of individual cities.

 

Ar Ezumi Harzani, President, Malaysian Institute of Architects

17:15
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2018
08:50 – 09:00
Conference Chairperson Opening Remarks

 

Dr Amila Zawawi, Director, Institute of Self-sustainable Building at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Citizen engagement is critical to the success of smart cities. Smart city initiatives are not just about optimized traffic patterns, parking management, efficient lighting and improvements to public works. The way forward is a community-driven, bottom-up approach where citizens are an integral part of designing and developing smart cities. The focus is not just about the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and smart machines, but the enhancement of services and experience.

 

Mark Thomas, Task Force Member, Smart City Council Australia & New Zealand

 

YBM Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Ibni Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Housing and Local Government

09:50 – 10:30
Morning Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall

The 3P strategic and systemised approaches in accelerating the national and local levels Smart City agenda involving Policy, Programmes and Projects. Alignment and synergisation of multiple contents and stakeholders through strategic platforms are equally crucial.

 

Datuk Nik Ahmad Faizul Abdul Mallek, Deputy Minister, Vice President – Special Projects, Malaysian Industry – Government Group for High Technology

Chief Smart City Officers/National Representative roundtable where they will share their respective city’s action plan and discuss the ASEAN Smart Cities initiatives.

Moderator: 

 

Mark Thomas, Task Force Member, Smart City Council Australia & New Zealand

 

Panellists: 

 

Datuk Nik Ahmad Faizul Abdul Mallek, Deputy Minister, Vice President – Special Projects, Malaysian Industry – Government Group for High Technology

 

David Pickeral, Mobility and Smart Cities Expert, Washington

 

 

Marjolein Brasz, Challenge Lead, Circular Economy Amsterdam Economic Board

Discussing the most important enabling technologies for Smart Cities today that is required right now. Why smart city projects go wrong? What needs to be done to prevent this?

 

Mathias Steck, EVP & Regional Manager, Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia, DNV GL – Digital Solutions

 

12:45 – 14:15
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

 

Allen Yeung Advisor, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Former Hong Kong Government CIO, Hong Kong

As cities in the world, particularly in Asia, are challenged by growing urbanization issues, how can mayors take leadership in changing the governance structure and institutionalize data-driven smart city principles as a way to overcome the issues, and at the same time, measure the outcome on a continuous basis?

 

Allen Yeung Advisor, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Former Hong Kong Government CIO, Hong Kong

  • Focusing on Smart City’s infrastructure development along with cyber treats
  • Discussing cyber treats on a smart city based on CyberSecurity Malaysia’s experience on conducting Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT)

 

Dr Solahuddin Shamsuddin, Chief Technology Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia

16:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Smart Cities entered public discourse 10 years ago. Prominent smart city programs have appeared in different cities all over the world and attracted attention from both experts and general public. More and more cities are rebranding themselves as smart cities, yet it is always clear what their results are. What has been accomplished in the past decade? What are the tangible outcomes of the smart city movement? Which cities have benefitted the most? What should the cities who are only starting their smart city programs be focusing on?

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, ZAZ Ventures, European Innovation Funding Experts, Netherlands

17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2018

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, ZAZ Ventures, European Innovation Funding Experts, Netherlands

Will smart city technologies create jobs or destroy them? Will digital divides in education and healthcare widen or narrow? This session will explore the human and social impact of digital disruption and transformation through three key aspects of our lives; work, education and healthcare.

 

King Wang Poon, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovation Cities / Senior Director Strategic Planning Singapore University of Technology and Design

How do you get people to accept smart solutions? They must be so seamless that people don’t feel it.

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, ZAZ Ventures, European Innovation Funding Experts, Netherlands

16:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Smart Cities entered public discourse 10 years ago. Prominent smart city programs have appeared in different cities all over the world and attracted attention from both experts and general public. More and more cities are rebranding themselves as smart cities, yet it is always clear what their results are. What has been accomplished in the past decade? What are the tangible outcomes of the smart city movement? Which cities have benefitted the most? What should the cities who are only starting their smart city programs be focusing on?

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, ZAZ Ventures, European Innovation Funding Experts, Netherlands

17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2018

 

Dr Amila Zawawi, Director, Institute of Self-sustainable Building at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

  • Understanding the green building concept and how it fits with your smart cities plan.
  • How to make existing buildings greener and smarter

 

Ar Chan Seong Aun, President Malaysia Green Building Confederation

Malaysian envision to reduce its carbon intensity of GDP by 45% by the year 2030 as compared with the 2005 level.

 

Yasmin Rasyid, President & Founder, EcoKnights

16:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Smart Cities entered public discourse 10 years ago. Prominent smart city programs have appeared in different cities all over the world and attracted attention from both experts and general public. More and more cities are rebranding themselves as smart cities, yet it is always clear what their results are. What has been accomplished in the past decade? What are the tangible outcomes of the smart city movement? Which cities have benefitted the most? What should the cities who are only starting their smart city programs be focusing on?

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, ZAZ Ventures, European Innovation Funding Experts, Netherlands

17:15
End of Smart Cities Asia 2018