Overview of Smart Cities Asia 2019

Smart Cities Asia 2019 (SCA19) is committed to be the place to collectivize smart cites agenda, establish partnership, to optimize the potentialities of cities and cultivate a better knowledge sharing culture amongst the key players. This 2019 edition will explore and highlight the pioneering urban solutions that are defining and transforming cities around the world. Experts and professionals are gathered in this 2-days conference sharing on their insights, experience and real-life applications. Strategic issues will be discussed on Day 1 and Day 2 will zoom into 4 different industry verticals which are Governance & Planning, Smart Mobility & Connectivity, Urban Intelligence and Smart & Sustainable Development. 

Conference Agenda

08:00 – 09:00
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Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, Zaz Ventures, Netherlands

 

Karuna Gopal, Global Thought Leader, President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, India

City leaders face significant obstacles such as difficulties in mobility, aging populations, increased inequality, the persistence of poverty and pollution, among many other challenges? The magnitude of these challenges demonstrate the need for the world’s cities to undertake a strategic review process that covers what type of city they want to be, what their priorities are, and what process of change they will adopt in order to take advantage of the opportunities and minimize the threats of urbanisation. 

 

Dato’ TPr. Mohd Anuar bin Maidin, Director General, PLANMalaysia                          

This session will discuss how the increasing involvement of the private sector in infrastructure projects has resulted in less direct supervision or ownership by local governments. In the quest for funds through alternative models of financing and investment, are city leaders losing control over how cities should be developed?

Moderator: 

 

Cha Chungha, Co-Founder of Reimagining Cities, Korea

 

 

Panellists: 

 

Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited 

 

 

 

Mahesh Moroney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited, India

 

 

 

Karuna Gopal, Global Thought Leader, President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, India                                                           

10:30 – 11:00
Morning Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session will present on the successful story of ASTRI in smart cities projects along with the impacts. This session continues with the future research direction of ASTRI in smart cities.

 

 

Dr. Liu Yang, Principal Engineer of Artificial Intelligence, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKSAR, China

This session will discuss key governance instruments that city leaders can use to transform disruptive innovations into opportunities that will help advance the development of cities. How cities can better prepare themselves to embrace innovation, adapt to new technologies, and successfully navigate disruptive business models to counter new challenges.

 

Moderator: 

 

BK Sinha, Founder and Director, C2C Project Managers, Malaysia

 

 

Panellists: 

 

Abhishek Ranjan, Chief Technology Officer, CSC E-Governance Services India Limited, Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, India

 

 

Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited, India

 

YB Jagdeep Singh Deo A/L Karpal Singh, Penang State Executive Councillor (EXCO) for Local Government, Housing and Town & Country Planning, Penang, Malaysia

12:35 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session will feature Smart City Officers representing pilot ASEAN Smart Cities. They will congregate and discuss recent developments, challenges moving forward in their Smart Cities Initiatives.

Moderator:

 

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

 

 

Panellists:

 

Cha Chungha, Co-Founder of Reimagining Cities, Korea

 

 

 

 

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Chair Urban Resilience – 100 Resilient Cities, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India

 

 

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, Zaz Ventures, Netherlands

Selva Nagappan, Managing Director, Smart Cities Asia 2019

 

YB Puan Hajah Zuraida Bt Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia

15:30 -16:00
Evening Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

This session discusses emerging technologies that smart cities of the future can’t operate without.

 

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

Smart Cities are hardly a new concept, rather they are a manifestation of both technological change and increasing digital solutions for everyday problems. Things are moving rapidly on this front – solutions are being delivered from every concept from parking solutions to waste collection, the crux of a great smart city will be the ability to integrate all these solutions seamlessly. Day-to-day urban problems remain challenging, more so in Malaysia, where most Malaysians continue to grapple with daily urban issues. There’s an opportunity to provide solutions that work, but this will require coordinated efforts; from drawing on a wellspring of ideas and solutions from the ground, to coordinated policy frameworks from the top to drive us in the right direction.

 

 

Girish M Ramachandran, Executive Director, 27 Advisory & 27 Projects, Malaysia

17:30
End of Day One Smart Cities Asia 2019
08:00 – 09:00
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Better collaboration between people-public-private is key to provide an enabling digital environment to support growth without stifling innovation and ensure that people are not left behind amidst the fast pace of globalisation and urbanisation. City leaders can lead and affect real changes through good urban governance, prudent financing approaches and piloting of innovations.

Moderator:

 

Cha Chungha, Co-Founder of Reimagining Cities, Korea

 

 

Panellists:                                                                                                              

 

Mahesh Moroney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited, India

 

 

Dr Liu Yang, Principal Engineer of Artificial Intelligence, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKSAR, China

 

 

Girish M Ramachandran, Executive Director, 27 Advisory & 27 Projects, Malaysia

Data-driven decision-making can be costly or dangerous when something that appears to be true isn’t. How can we estimate data validity in Smart City environments when we face a deluge of data from distributed sources? Can we use different methods to automatically assess data validity?

 

Nicholas Car, Former Senior Experimental Scientist, CSIRO, Australia

10:30 – 11:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

Explore on security challenges and the effective ways to secure Smart City communities against growing attacks, as well as how to future-proof networks.

 

Abdul Fuad Abdul Rahman, Head of National Vulnerability Assessment Centre (MyVAC), CyberSecurity Malaysia

 

Changing organizational culture is recognized as an essential element of a successful smart city, but it is much easier said than done.

 

Fuad Shazly Salleh, Vice President, Planning & Compliance, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

How people get around cities are changing dramatically with technological advances and new transportation services making it possible for city dwellers to cross town ever more efficiently and safely. These shifts could have profound economic and social effects on them too.

 

Moderator:

 

 BK Sinha,Founder and Director, C2C Project Managers, Malaysia

 

 

Panellists:                                                                                                              

 

Vladimir Bataev, Principal Consultant, Zaz Ventures, Netherlands

 

Digital is clearly the pivot for development of Smart Cities. Increased awareness and focus around data, ubiquitous connectivity, advances in technology and affordable access to compute infra is catalysing innovation in Smart Cities like never before benefiting the citizens and the city government alike.

 

 

Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited, India

10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

A lot of debate around smart cities is centred on how to digitise infrastructure through a range of connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. However, very little attention has been given to the urgent issue of redefining public space to cope with new tech-driven paradigms.

 

Cha Chungha, Co-Founder of Reimagining Cities, Korea

  • The self-driving vehicles market status – the drivers, challenges and latest development
  • Key technology progress in self-driving vehicles and the gap
  • Upcoming trends in commercial Electronic Vehicles, driverless vehicles and new transport solutions

 

 

Juan Intan Kanggrawan, Head of Data Analytics, Jakarta Smart Cities, Indonesia

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Luncheon & Tour to Exhibition Hall

 

Abhishek Ranjan, Chief Technology Officer, CSC E-Governance Services India Limited, Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, India

This session will discuss making Smart Cities a reality with Open Data. More connected, agile and innovative cities make extensive use of IT and digital technology to embrace the challenges of modern city living.

Panellists:

 

Nicholas Car, Former Senior Experimental Scientist, CSIRO, Australia

 

 

 

Justin Goh, Co-founder & Business Director, WISE AI Sdn Bhd

 

 

 

Jolene Wong, Co-founder & Business Director, WISE AI Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

15:30 – 16:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

With the deployment of real-time data, smart cities are relaying on the right data to the right people at the right time to solve complex urban challenges. Cities are addressing these challenges with the aid of technologies. How much AI has been implemented in cities to make them smarter?

 

Dr. Avik Sarkar, Former Head – Data Analytics Cell @ NITI Aayog, Government of India, India

  • Presentation based on the principle of Retrofitting under area based development component.
  • Process of the implementation of projects proposed under Smart Cities Mission in Nagpur with challenges being faced.

 

Mahesh Moroney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited, India

17:30
End of Smart Cities Asia 2019

A sustainable and well-functioning smart city is a tight orchestration of people, processes, policies and technologies working together across the entire smart city ecosystem. These architects unify teams across municipal departments. They build bridges to connect public and private organizations within the ecosystem. They build consensus to co-create the new city.

Moderator:

 

Bobby Varanasi, Chairman & CEO, Matryzel Consulting Inc., Malaysia

 

 

Panellists:

 

YBrs. Tn Hj Nor Sallehi Kassim, Head of Unit (Smart Cities), PLANMalaysia

 

 

 

Daniel CF Ng, Exco and Chairman of Membership Committee, Smart Cities Network, Singapore

 

 

Ts Zulkifflee Mohamad, Program Director, Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

 

The hunger for greater resources will accelerate if the current consumption trajectory continues. The circular economy is conceptualized as a continuous cycle of value preservation and resource optimisation, presenting sustainable alternatives for eliminating waste.

 

BK Sinha, Founder and Director, C2C Project Managers, Malaysia

15:30 – 16:00
Refreshment Break & Tour to Exhibition Hall

• The real impact of big data and artificial intelligence on power utilities.
• How are organisations implementing and scaling projects?
• Deriving value from digital transformation and driving effective change management.

 

Praveen Lala, Director of Digital Services, GE Digital, Singapore

  • Exploring finance and funding possibilities to support financing urban transformation.
  • How is this to improve citizens’ life?
  • Financing options to tackle complex process of identifying, pursuing and securing funds for a Smart City program.

 

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Chair Urban Resilience – 100 Resilient Cities, National Institute of Urban Affairs

17:30
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