13 JULY 2016 - 13 JULY 2016, World Smart City Forum

 Organized by IEC, in partnership with ISO and ITU, this first ever forum, located at the World City Summit, explores ideas and tools that can help cities become smarter, more sustainable and resilient while addressing the hurdles that slow or hinder development.

The audience in the room will be able to interact live with the panel.  People around the world can follow the conversations directly via our live-streaming channel here or via our live-feed embedded below and ask questions in the social stream below.

If you prefer to post your questions on Twitter please use the hashtag #worldsmartcity2016.


All pannel sessions  will be made available on this page after the event.

Programme outline for 13 July


9:00 to 9:05 Welcome from Moderator Gordon Feller

9:05 to 9:10 Mr. Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary & CEO, IEC

9:10 to 9:15 Mr. Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary General

9:15 to 9:20 Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU-T

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

9:30 to 9:40 SNPO speaker (tbd: Singapore Prime Minister’s Office)

9:40 to 10:50  

Panel Session 1 – Smart City pain point – Energy

Richard Schomberg – EDF, 

Paolo Gemma – Huawei Technologies, 

Sicelo Xulu – City Power Johannesburg, 

Dr. Yoshi Ishikawa – a Senior Chief Engineer, International Standardization Office, Hitachi 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.

Diane d’Arras – International Water Association, 

Alicia Asin (Ms) – Librium, 

Sang Zqin – Fiberhome, 

Trevor Gibson – Opportunity Peterborough

12:30 to 13:30  Lunch

13:30 to 14:00  

Post lunch Speeches (10 min. each):

Graham Colclough – Urban DNA



14:00 to 15:10    

Panel Session 3 – City pain point 3 – 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.

Dave Welsh – Microsoft, 

Indrani Chandrasegaran – Symantic, 

Younus al Nasser – Assistant Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, 

Biyu Wan – China Smart City Planning & Design Research Institute Co.

15:10 to 15:40    Afternoon break

15:40 to 16:50  

Panel Session 4 – City pain point – Transportation and mobility

Hiro Sakai – Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan Railways, 

Blair Ruble – Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, 

Boris Karsch – VP Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., tbd

16:50 to 17:30  



Moderation: Gordon Feller, Co-Founder: Meeting of the Mind and former Director, Urban Innovations: Cisco Systems HQ.

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