Mayors Forum
Lee Kuan Yew World City Price
Young Leaders
City Solution Singapore

Innovative Solutions for a Smart City (II)

Co-organised with the Smart Nation Programme Office


The track will showcase technology solutions, as well as social innovations, that can tackle challenges faced by cities. It will address how governments, businesses, and research institutions can work together to create a healthy eco-system for solutions generation. The sessions will focus on how being a smart city should essentially be about enabling urban residents to live more comfortable and fulfilled lives as the city develops more sustainably through the use of technology.

Session 3: Smart Towns: Urban Innovations That Are Scalable, Sustainable and User-Friendly*

Date: Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Time: 3.20pm-4.50pm
Venue: Sands Grand Ballroom E-F, Level 5

*Simultaneous interpretations in Mandarin will be provided.

Many smart urban innovations have been implemented in cities around the world, bringing about better delivery of public services, resolving old challenges and addressing new ones. More than celebrating successful case studies, we need to explore how these innovations can be replicated. The most successful solutions are usually highly customised to address the specific challenge faced within the unique context of the city. Hence, it is critical to look beyond the hype of the success and consider more fundamental attributes of smart urban innovations that are replicable and scalable so that other cities can shorten their learning curve to implement solutions to common challenges.

This panel will share case studies of urban innovations that work, and examine the elements that can be acquired and adapted by other cities to address similar challenges in their own unique context. More importantly, the solutions need to be sustainable beyond the excitement of initial implementation, and a critical factor is to ensure user-friendliness for the masses to access and benefit from smart city innovations.

  • How can technology help to improve the planning of Smart Towns? 
  • What are some considerations in building Smart Towns that are more liveable?
  • What are some challenges in the development of Smart Towns? (e.g. Masdar)
  • How can cities scale up or replicate successful Smart Towns?
  • What are some solutions that help to enhance the safety of residents?
  • How can we ensure every resident benefits when we build Smart Cities?
  •  How do we strengthen community bonding in Smart Towns?


Chairperson :
Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO, Housing & Development Board, Singapore

Speakers :
Dr. Christopher Olson, VP of R&D, International Operations, 3M
Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore
Dr. Lee Seok Hong, CTO/Vice President, Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Raphael Schoentgen, Director of Research and Technology, ENGIE
Sanjay Sridhar, Regional Director for South and West Asia, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Bangalore, India

Session 4: Enhancing Mobility in Smart Cities*

Date: Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Time: 4.50pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Sands Grand Ballroom E-F, Level 5

*Simultaneous interpretations in Mandarin will be provided.

One area where cities have exploited smart technology the most is in mobility. We explore how cities and companies have enhanced mobility using smart technology, and how it can continue to disrupt the industry.

  • How can we enhance mobility and sustainability of smart cities despite its growing population?
  • How are cities leveraging on technology to enhance the efficiency of the transport network?
  • What are some considerations and the new approaches in mobility solutions?
  • How can data analytics contribute towards improving urban mobility?
  • How can we improve the commuting experience of residents in a Smart City? 

Andy Mukherjee, Columnist, Gladfly, Bloomberg

Speakers :
Roland Hunziker, Director, Sustainable Buildings and Cities, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Gabe Klein, Special Venture Partner, Fontinalis Partners LLC
Jeremy Yap, Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport, Policy and Planning at the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore
Mei Kei Ieong, CTO, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Astri)
Chan Park, General Manager SEA, Uber