Building the smart cities of tomorrow. Join us for 2 days of exciting content as we offer insights from smart city leaders on how they achieved success in their cities, as well as drilling down into some of the more specific elements of a successful smart city, including energy & power, traffic & urban management, telecoms & infrastructure and more.


Featured Speakers




CITYTECHX, Wednesday 6 September 2017



Chair’s Opening Remarks


Guest of Honour's Opening Remarks

Aric Dromi

A digitally-enabled autonomous future: How technology will change the way we think and work

Julie Olszewski

Making sense of data analytics: How big data is transforming R&D and manufacturing


Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Panel discussion

Smart City Leaders Panel From blueprint to scale: What does it take to be a smart city?

With smart city plans being announced across the world, we bring together some of the world’s leading success stories, to share how they have built their smart cities.
  • What do we really mean by a smart city? Just how smart can we go?
  • What works, what doesn’t, and why? What are your biggest challenges and how are you solving them?
  • How to engage key stakeholders for successful smart city pilot programmes
  • Power of the people: How can we engage our citizens and what role should they play? 

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Frans-Anton Vermast

Smart grid & advanced energy technology: Powering the smart cities of the future

  • Making the investment case: How will smart grids create operational efficiency and avoid black-outs through load balancing, whilst also reducing energy supply?
  • What are the economic and technical barriers inhibiting smart grid rollout across Asia?
  • A collaborative approach between public and private sectors?
Panel discussion

Smart cities need smart utilities: So how can we get there?

  • How is the role of data analytics changing for utilities, and how can we extract maximum value?
  • Where does the smart utility fit into the overall connected services puzzle?
  • Justifying ROI on “smart” investments
  • Overcoming stakeholder engagement challenges
  • How much of a role should utilities play in upgrading telecoms infrastructure? What are the collaboration opportunities? 
Santadyuti Samanta, Additional GM, IT – SAP Comp. Centre, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments


Kheng Peng Soh

3D maps for urban planning

  • 3D mapping to get a more realistic view of the city and simulate future scenarios
  • How can 3D information help planners to understand how citizens experience the city?
  • What new opportunities does 3D information offer to urban planners in developing and managing the city?
Panel discussion

Integrating intelligent transport systems into smart cities

  • Traffic management  and alleviating congestion
  • Why else should you integrate an ITS into your city?
  • How to “connect” public transportation to provide smoother commute journeys
  • How will the arrival of driverless vehicles affect ITSs? Can they be seamlessly integrated?
  • What’s the next level?

Networking Drinks Reception

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CITYTECHX, Thursday 7 September 2017



Chair’s opening remarks

Hiroshi Saijou

Moving beyond traditional manufacturing businesses: Building the future of Yamaha Motor

Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley
Partha Dutta

It all starts with data: How can you make yours work for you?

Data are useful only if they can be used to support enterprise decisions and solve business problems. But in reality, a lot of the data are not fully utilised in organisations. With lots of noise and concerns over the quality of data, sifting through the data to extract valuable information has remained a major challenge. There is also an infinite number of ways in which the data can be combined, compared and analysed to extract useful patterns and business insights. So, how do major organisations use data and analytics to inform strategic and operational decisions? This closing keynote provides insights into the key considerations for large multinational enterprises to manage data and build analytics capability. 
Partha Dutta, Principal Adviser – Analytics Data Intelligence and Insights (DI&I), Rio Tinto

Industry 4.0: Disruptive technologies that will change your business and how you can stay ahead of the curve

Technologies including IoT, AI, 3D and robotics are transforming industry. It’s an unstoppable phenomenon and no industry will be immune. So how can you unlock the potential of this technology for your business? Join us for this exciting keynote session to learn how you can establish a foundation to integrate new technology into your business and what opportunities it will create for you. Built on a series of use case examples, this is one session not to be missed.

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Veiverne Yuen

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now’s your chance to get really interactive, simply pick a table and join the debate. Each table will run for two iterations, giving you the chance to enjoy two roundtables.

Roundtable 1: Things I wish I knew about integrating robotics in logistics
Roundtable 2: What is blockchain and how is it going to benefit the logistics industry
Roundtable 3: Connected logistics: How IoT, cloud and analytics are the key drivers

Roundtable 4: Autonomous vehicles – potential game changer for urban mobility
Roundtable 5: Big data in improving passenger journeys 
Roundtable 6: Securing your transport systems

Roundtable 7: IoT & data in factory: Where are we now?
Roundtable 8: Upgrading existing facilities: Robotics & automation in Asia factory
Roundtable 9: Big data & analytics roles in modern manufacturing

Resources & Utilities:
Roundtable 10: Embracing robotics & drones in resources industry
Claus Nehmzow, Digital Innovation Organisation, BP, Singapore
Roundtable 11: Building a smarter grid with IoT 
Roundtable 12: Improving utilities performance with IoT and data analytics
Jitendra Nalwaya, Additional Vice President, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, India

Roundtable 13: A journey towards a Smart City 
Roundtable 14: Smart Buildings: How can IoT add value?

Financing & implementation
Roundtable 15: Addressing key considerations in financing start-ups in Asia
Veiverne Yuen, Co-Founder and Managing Director, tryb Capital, Singapore
Roundtable 16: Building innovative organisation culture in Asia
Vegard Aas, Head of Innovation, Telenor Group, Singapore

Vegard Aas, Head of Innovation, Telenor Group

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Panel discussion

Panel: The central & critical role of telecoms in smart cities

  • Underpinning rapid development of smart cities
  • Communications and data layer requirements for smart cities
  • Partnerships between cities and telecoms providers: How much flexibility do you need to build into your business model?

Wireless everywhere: building the wireless nervous system for our smart cities

  • How are we connecting our smart cities?
  • Is existing infrastructure ready to accommodate to the greater demands for connectivity and network reliability?
  • Retrofitting opportunities for upgrading existing assets

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments


George Loh

Virtual Singapore - A Smart, Innovative Platform

  • Integration of geometric and image data from various public agencies
  • Four major capabilities offered by Virtual Singapore
  • What benefits will Virtual Singapore bring to public, private, people and research sectors?
Szue Hann Tan

Innovation in sustainable buildings and cities

  • How can disruptive and innovative tech like IoT influence how we design and use buildings?
  • How does technology figure in the management of a township or a city?
  • What are some examples of building-integrated technologies?
Rob Sanchez

3D building information modelling

  • How high quality, 3D BIM can help you digitally manage assets during construction
  • Using fully integrated 3D BIM to facilitate precise pre-fabrication and fast-track construction
  • Forging a link between design & planning and operations & maintenance

Improving building inspection with drones and machine learning

  • Utilising UAVs to conduct inspection of building conditions
  • Using machine learning to identify cracks and defects through image analysis
  • What challenges in security regulations have to be overcome before we see a wider adoption of drones in building inspection?
Panel discussion

Panel: Smart cities start with smart buildings, so how do we get started?

  • Investing in efficiency and sustainability
  • Challenges in raising capital for smart building construction
  • Retrofitting vs new construction – how well does this work?
  • Innovative construction techniques and technologies
  • How can smart buildings help increase liveability?

Close of TECHX 2017

last published: 23/May/17 11:05





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