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Unearthing Jakarta’s Smart City Journey
Jakarta’s online suggestion box kickstarted a smart city journey like no other. Ahead of his presentation at Cloud Expo Asia Singapore, Jakarta Smart City’s head of data and analytics, Juan Intan Kanggrawan, detailed the city’s pioneering smart city initiative It is not easy to find a consensus definition for a smart city. Various aspects, elements... Read More

What other smart city projects can learn from Taipei

As technology becomes the foundation of everything society does, governments around the world are in the throes of ambitious development projects seeking to extract as much value as possible from new technologies. In 2016, Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, established a smart city project management office (PMO) to help it realise its smart city vision. A year after it launched, the initiative has been the recipient of an array of awards.

Since its launch, the PMO has hosted over 600 meetings and facilitated the launch of 60 public-private sector initiatives, including programs to use unmanned aerial vehicles to collect water samples from city reservoirs, as well as using small sensors to provide residents with air quality, humidity and temperature data. The scale of its vision huge: it is currently running over 160 test projects covering any and every technology you can think of.


MWC Day Two: Smart city set-top boxes, 5G ambulances, AT&T/Azure get cosy

We pick out our favourite stories and announcements from day two of MWC. Click here to read yesterday’s recap. Catalonia gov’t unveils 5G ambulances What it is: An emergency vehicle fit with 5G connectivity capable of speeds of up to 5Gbps. Why it matters: You may have been sold 5G on the promise of superfast HD movie… Read More


Smart city strategies need to put citizens first
As with digital transformation, we need to move beyond ‘doing’ smart to ‘being' smart, says Ricky Morton, digital and transformation lead advisor for London Borough of Newham As a long term advisor on digital transformation and smart city initiatives, my advice remains the same today as it’s always been. We need to be agile, smart... Read More


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