2016 Forum event

Programme outline for 13 July


9:00 to 9:05 Mr Gordon Feller, Moderator, Meeting of the Minds 

9:05 to 9:10 Mr Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary & CEO, IEC (slides)

9:10 to 9:15 Mr Kevin McKinley, Acting Secretary General, ISO (slides)

9:15 to 9:20 Dr Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU-T (slides)

9:20 to 9:30 Opening Speech - Hon. Won Hee-Ryong, Governor, Jeju Provincial Government

9:30 to 9:40 Keynote Address - Mr TAN Kok Yam, Smart Nation Programme Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore (slides)

9:40 to 10:50

Panel Session 1

Smart City pain point – Energy

Cities are giant systems with countless subsystems which require electricity for almost everything. Electricity  fuels our cars, subways and trains. It cools, heats and lights our homes and businesses. It pumps our water and processes the food we eat. It energizes our telecommunications, web servers and data centers. Modern city management as well as efficient urban infrastructure would be impossible without a reliable electricity access and the ability to horizontally interconnect individual city systems. In short: no electricity = no Smart City.

Mr Richard SchombergEDF Group

Mr John SmiciklasBOMA Canada

Mr Sicelo Xulu, City Power Johannesburg

Dr Yoshiaki IchikawaHitachi Ltd 

10:50 to 11:20  Morning break

11:20 to 12:30

Panel Session 2

Smart City pain point - Water

A smart city is a city that is water resilient and attractive and makes responsible use of its resources. Appropriate water management not only preserves and improves the environment, it also increases social welfare and the well-being of citizens. A smart, integrated set of technologies, solutions and systems can enable  continous monitoring,  diagnosis and prioritization as well as facilitate maintenance and the management of issues. Data can help optimize all aspects of water production, distribution and treatment allowing cities to reach those objectives. The session will address pain points many cities experience today and point to possible solutions.

Ms Diane d’ArrasInternational Water Association 

Ms Alicia AsinLibelium

Mr Ziqin SangFiberhome

Mr Trevor Gibson, Opportunity Peterborough DNA

12:30 to 13:30  Lunch

13:30 to 14:00

Post lunch Speeches (10 min. each):

Mr Graham ColcloughUrban DNA (slides)

Ms Tania Marcos ParamioSpanish Government (slides)

Mr Nicholas YouUN-HABITAT (slides)

14:00 to 15:10

Panel Session 3

Smart City pain point - Cybersecurity and privacy

Citizens around the world are witnessing an urban renaissance. Cities are vibrant centres of modern life. They increasingly depend on information and communications technology (ICT). With it the cybersecurity threat landscape for cities is evolving, from breaches of city data to more malicious attacks on urban infrastructure.  The potential impact of cybersecurity attacks is of a magnitude that rivals with major natural disasters. A leading panel of international experts will lead a conversation on latest policies and essential governance priorities every Mayor and City Administrator needs to know to be confident their city is positioned for vibrant growth.

Mr Dave WelshMicrosoft

Ms Indrani ChandrasegaranSymantec

Mr Younus Al NasserSmart Dubai Office

Dr Biyu WanChina Smart City Planning & Design Research Institute Co.

15:10 to 15:40    Afternoon break

15:40 to 16:50

Panel Session 4

Smart City pain point - Transportation and mobility

Where and when have cities been successful in re-engineering the way goods and people move into and out of the city ? And where and when have they failed? These are amongst the questions which will be debated by our panelists, each bringing a different perspective with decades of experience working with both city leaders and the emerging solutions that cities are now adapting to their needs.

Mr Hiro SakaiRailway Technical Research Institute, Japan Railways 

Mr Blair RubleWoodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

Mr Bob DeiterCubic Transportation Systems, Inc.

Mr Gordon FellerMeeting of the Minds

16:50 to 17:30


Moderation: Mr Gordon Feller, Meeting of the Minds




Opening Speeches

Panel Session 1 - Smart City pain point – Energy

Panel Session 2 - Smart City pain point – Water

Post lunch Speeches

Panel Session 3 - Smart City pain point – Cybersecurity and privacy

Panel Session 4 - Smart City pain point – Transportation and mobility & Closing Remarks

World Smart City Forum Organisers

World Smart City community and Forum (#WorldSmartCity2016) is brought to you by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in partnership with ISO and ITU – the three global standards bodies that prepare International Standards for the world.

“With this initiative the IEC aims to encourage broad collaboration between all the organizations, which have to work together to make Smart Cities a reality.”

Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary & CEO of IEC

“By 2050 cities are projected to house around 70% of the world’s population. International Standards help these urban areas to become more connected, more sustainable and to cope with this growing and ageing population.”

Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary General

“IEC, ISO and ITU’s International Standards will be part of trusted foundations for safer, happier life in our cities.”

Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau